“When a brand gets clear on why they exist and what kind of contribution they want to make to society, that automatically puts them into the better-for-you space.”
David Lemley is a brand strategist with a strong history in restoring growth to declining brands, developing new brands, and accelerating growth on established brands. He is the president and head of brand strategy for Retail Voodoo, a firm that helps specialty food and beverage brands address their toughest growth challenges. David focuses on the growing Better-For-You category and has worked with big brands like Starbucks and REI and Kind Bars to name a few. He loves nothing more than to dig in deep to figure out what it takes to build a strong and lasting brand. His expertise in brand strategy, innovation, consumer markets, and consumer behavior builds brand awareness and equity.
“eCommerce and Amazon might be the only channel that is actually performing for some brands and keeping the rest of the business afloat.”
Kiri Masters is the founder and CEO of Bobsled Marketing, which helps consumer product brands grow their sales on Amazon. Kiri is also a contributor to Forbes, the host of the Ecommerce Braintrust podcast, and the author of two books, The Amazon Expansion Plan and Amazon for CMOs. Recently, Kiri and the Marketplace Institute team have launched the "Amazon Hotline," where members can get on-demand, real-time answers to critical questions, and join a mastermind of peers to workshop issues and opportunities as a small group.
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“Yes, you have the data. But you have to be able to decipher it; is there a compelling story there?”
Michelle Howard is a senior product marketing manager at Xactly. She is responsible for the go-to-market strategy for numerous products, including Xactly Insights, Xactly SimplyComp, and Xactly Objectives. She has a strong background in product marketing for software companies in the events, telecom, internet marketing, and insurance industries. Michelle is a keen observer of trends in data application, most specifically in how it can solve complex needs and identify key problems. She is an expert on the benefit of using real-time data insights to proactively identify important areas of focus, understanding the intersection of pay and performance across sales teams, leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to predict sales rep attrition, and in using benchmarking data elements like tenure and pay mix to identify when your team will hit optimal sales performance.
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“If you say you’re innovative and then force everyone to call your 1-800 number, then you’re not doing what you say you can do.”
Maddy Martin is the head of growth and education at Smith.ai, which provides integrated phone and web chat services for solo and small businesses, including their virtual receptionist and intake service, live website chat, and Keypad cloud phone system. She has spent the last decade growing tech startups from New York to California and has expertise in digital marketing, small business communications, lead conversion, email marketing, SEO, and event marketing.
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