Gone are the days when brands needed to rely on high profile stories to establish credibility—today, brand marketers become content curators by mingling content from trusted sources with their own material. Long gone is the need to purchase ad space in a relevant trade publication—instead, marketers just create their own site on the topic. At a time when the line is increasingly blurred between the role of marketer and publisher, it is a brave new world out there for brands. As part of a lively debate on what role brands should play in this brave new world, experts from the publishing, marketing, and internet worlds will come together to address some of the most heated concerns about this changing landscape—including matters of transparency and trust, concern over copyright and fair sharing, and where to draw the line between reporting and selling.
Joe Pulizzi is a leading author, speaker and strategist for content marketing. Joe is first and foremost a content marketing evangelist, and founded the Content Marketing Institute, which includes client-vendor matching site Junta42 as well as the premier international content marketing event Content Marketing World and Chief Content Officer magazine. Joe is also co-author of the highly praised book Get Content Get Customers (McGraw-Hill), recognized as THE handbook for content marketing.
Awarded “Custom Media Innovator of the Year” by American Business Media, Voted Who’s Who in Media Business by BtoB Magazine, and recognized as the Most Influential Content Strategist via Lavacon, Joe travels around North America and Europe talking to marketers and business owners about how they are indeed publishers, and what they need to do about it.
Joe writes one of the most popular content marketing blogs in the world and is overly passionate about the color orange.
Pawan Deshpande is the CEO and visionary behind HiveFire. HiveFire’s product, Curata, is an easy-to-use marketing solution for content curation and content marketing. Pawan has spoken at leading events including the Online Media Summit, Social Media Breakfast and several AMA webinars, and has also been named to Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list of influential business leaders due in part to his contributions to the burgeoning online marketing community in greater Boston. Prior to founding HiveFire, Deshpande held positions at both Microsoft and Google, and earned his S.B. and M. Eng. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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