Speakers – Denver

Event Emcee: Hannibal Brooks

Insight Associate at Olson Zaltman

Hannibal has always had a fascination with understanding how things work, including people. Starting from a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science – where he dabbled in policymaking, raising chickens, and sequencing DNA – he moved to business school. His graduate studies developed his interest in consumer psychology and marketing innovation, leading him to the exciting team at Olson Zaltman. He appeared as a contestant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, but found that market research supplies far more fun facts. Hannibal holds a B.S in Food Science & Technology from Mississippi State University and with an M.S in Commerce from the University of Virginia.

Priscilla McKinney

CEO & Momma Bird, Little Bird Marketing 

Priscilla McKinney, CEO and Momma Bird of Little Bird Marketing, is a popular keynote speaker, prolific blogger, podcast host, industry innovator and diversity champion. Best known for making waves in the digital marketing industry, Priscilla has been featured on numerous podcasts, is the President of American Advertising Federation Heartland and has received numerous design, entrepreneurship and industry awards. Along with her expert team, she developed the SOAR System – a proprietary process designed to create sustainable lead generation for busy leaders so they can have confidence in the growth of their company without losing focus on their other responsibilities. Priscilla personifies creativity, entrepreneurship and authentic leadership – inspiring others to truly carve out their own path of success with authentic personal branding in her uniquely funny, no-nonsense and slightly irreverent way. Oh, and don’t give her caffeine. She doesn’t need it.

Simon Dunn

Director, Keen as Mustard Marketing

With over 15 years experience in design for data, research and insights, Simon is an expert at solving the design problems of prominent insights agencies, organisations and end-clients. After training in engineering, Simon developed a love of design in the mid 90’s, a passion which led him to design roles in the insights industry, including the position of head of design at Research International. After owning his own design business for three years, Simon joined Keen as Mustard Marketing 7 years ago, where he has been improving the design of a vast range of insights companies, presentations, brands and websites and providing professional design training to market researchers ever since.

He is also busy on the home front, continually being outwitted by his three children and at the mercy of a frankly vindictive old house (1770’s), that seems determined to self-destruct in the most expensive way possible.

Tim Hughes

CEO & Co-Founder, Digital Leadership Associates

Tim Hughes is universally recognized as the world leading pioneer and exponents of Social Selling and he is currently ranked number 1 by Onalytica as the most influential social selling person in the world. He is also Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Leadership Associates and co-author of the bestselling books “Social Selling – Techniques to Influence Buyers and Changemakers” and “Smarketing – How To Achieve Competitive Advantage through blended Sales and Marketing.” Both published by Kogan Page.

Andy Crestodina

Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer, Orbit Media

Andy Crestodina is a co-founder and CMO of Orbit Media, an award-winning 38-person digital agency in Chicago. Over the past 18 years, Andy’s provided guidance to 1000+ businesses. He speaks at national marketing conferences, writes for big marketing blogs and hosts a little podcast.

Andy has written hundreds of articles on content strategy, SEO, influencer marketing, conversion and Analytics.

  • Top 10 Online Marketing Experts, Forbes
  • Top 50 Marketing Influencer, Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Top 25 Content Marketers, Express Writers/Buzzsumo
  • Top 10 Social Media Influencers, Social Media Explorer

He is also the author of Content Chemistry: The Illustrated Handbook for Content Marketing.

Matt Gershner

Chief Revenue Officer, GreenBook

A very proud professional salesperson, Matt brings almost 25 years of experience, the last 15 in the research industry across notable companies such as e-Rewards / Research Now and Lightspeed GMI. Most recently, as the head of sales for technology startup Remesh, he brought them to market and was responsible for all revenue up to their very successful Series A raise.

Having worked in sports and entertainment as well as the technology and translation industries prior to research, he brings a well-rounded approach to B2B sales and the understanding of visibility and positioning in the marketplace. A lifelong New Yorker, Matt and his wife have two boys and he can often be found at the ice rink coaching hockey.

Jamin Brazil

Host, Happy Market Research Podcast

As the previous CEO of FocusVision, Jamin Brazil was the first to bring to market a combination of qualitative and quantitative technologies that are used by 75 percent of the Fortune 100 and more than 3,000 companies globally. Prior to FocusVision, he pioneered online surveys, founding Decipher, a top survey platform in 2000. Today, he is the host of the Happy Market Research Podcast, the number one market research podcast.

Patricia Houston

Founder & CEO, MMR Live

Patricia (Tricia) Houston is an award-winning marketing research expert, experiential marketing aficionado, and innovative entrepreneur. She and MMR LIVE (Atlanta), a forward-thinking experience strategy group focused on evaluating experiences, are on a mission to improve every experience as they partner with brands and agencies to create better emotional connections. Their new discipline blends experiential marketing, marketing research, and operational know-how into one ethos that offers a next-gen approach to building business.

Kristin Luck

Founder & Managing Partner, ScaleHouse

Kristin serves as an advisor and growth strategist to a number of cutting-edge marketing and analytics technology and services firms through her consultancy, ScaleHouse. Kristin is a licensed investment banker and a founder focused on helping fellow founders and executive teams scale and monetize their businesses. Her deal expertise on both sides of transactions comes from participating in both acquisitions and exits from $30 million to $175 million. She is also passionate about supporting founders in international markets execute their entry into the U.S.

She is the founder of two marketing analytics companies that she led to successful exits. Kristin co-founded OTX, an online research business that was named the fastest growing research firm in the world in 2002 and 2003 and was subsequently acquired by Zelnick Media & Pilot Group and again by Ipsos in 2007. She then founded Forefront Consulting Group, a research technology firm that was acquired by Decipher. Decipher was acquired by FocusVision in 2014 after seven consecutive years of double and triple-digit growth.

Kristin also regularly contributes to both the commercial (Fast Company, Forbes) and academic press (Research World, Journal of Brand Strategy) where she explores emerging marketing and research methods. She is consistently ranked as one of the top 100 sales and branding experts to follow on Twitter.


10 OCTOBER 2019
8 expert speakers with 30 minute