Social Commerce. Besides being the most buzzed about topic of 2012, it is one of the fastest growing revenue channels for online retailers, expected to hit $30B in 2015. In our discussion panel, featuring thought leaders in the space, we will examine best practices and platforms, share data, case studies and explore opportunities for fashion brands in the social commerce space.
6-6:30 - Gathering and networking
6:30-7:30 - Speaker panel and Q&A
7:30 and later - Networking.
Rooly Eliezerov, President & Co-founder, Gigya (http://gigya.com/) Inc. As President of Gigya, Rooly supervises overall product strategy and development. He is a veteran of the Internet advertising and marketing industry, with a focus on product development. Before joining Gigya, Rooly served on the board of Metacafe, held the position of General Manager at SmartShopper and was the VP of Products & Marketing at Hotbar. Rooly holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Pratt Institute in New York City.
Mark Curtis, Founder and President, enter:new media (http://www.enternewmedia.com/) Mark works to help brands generate greater ROI from their social media efforts. His social media agency, enter:new media, is known for its work in growing, engaging, and optimizing social communities for entertainment and fashion/retail brands such as Versace, Kenneth Cole, American Eagle, Urban Outfitters, Vogue, TV Guide, AMC, and AETN. Mark is also the founder and president of enter:marketing, a B2B marketing firm specializing in lead generation for the technology industry. The two agencies currently have offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Medellin, Colombia.
Kat Griffin, Corporette (http://corporette.com/). Kat Griffin is the publisher of Corporette.com, a fashion and lifestyle website for women lawyers, bankers, MBAs, consultants, and otherwise "overachieving chicks," as we like to say. She anonymously started the blog in 2008 while working as a Wall Street lawyer, revealed her identity in March 2010, and left the practice of law to focus on the blog full time in May 2011. The blog has a strong community of intelligent, engaged women readers, driving close to 1M page views a month.
Kerry Twibell, Senior Director, Business Development, Hearst Magazines Digital Media (http://www.hearstdigital.com/).
Max Samis, Sales & Business Development, Bitly (http://www.bitlyenterprise.com/). Born and raised on the UWS, now residing in Soho. Max traveled to India as a junior in college to build a publicly traded New York fashion brand's first eCommerce business and was hired full time to manage it. Since then he has worked at both Foursquare andT apad on the business development teams helping to establish new data partnerships and custom campaigns. Max currently works at Bitly where he is responsible for expanding their new Enterprise business as part of the Sales and Business Development team.
Fashion 2.0 meetup is supported by:
LIM College, The Center for Graduate Studies & Continuing Education (http://graduate.limcollege.edu/) - 15% discount to members who choose to pursue the MBA program
ExchangeGuru (http://exchangeguru.net/) - 10% discount to meetup members