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Portada Council System members have voted for the topics to be discussed at the three main speaking slots at Portada Los Angeles on April 2, 2020. The topics revolve around data collection with a cultural approach, influencer marketing, and consumer insights. 

 

For over a decade, Portada has been there to offer a space in which experts can discuss the most relevant issues of marketing and advertising. Now, for 2020 we are taking it one step further by inviting brand and agency decision-makers (members of the Portada Council System) to get directly involved in the selection of the content of each of our events.

Consequently, the brand marketers in Portada’s Council System have voted for the topics to be discussed at the three main speaking slots during Portada Los Angeles on April 2, 2020.

“The brand marketers in our Council System play a crucial part in determining the topics of our events. By having these leading practitioners suggest and vote for the themes of the three main speaking slots, we make sure that brand marketing, tech and media executives targeting the diverse U.S. consumer get the most relevant content available in the marketplace,” says Marcos Baer, president of Portada.

Below are the three winning topics as well as comments from Portada Council System members as to why these reflect their interests.

Portada Los Angeles Keynote: Why data scientists need to be cultural experts (A media planner/buyer perspective)

In 2017, the Economist declared data, and no longer oil was the most valuable resource in the world. And even though brands and agencies now have access to tremendous amounts of data, the tricky part is how to make sense of it. For the Portada Los Angeles Keynote talk, Council System members selected the topic of data collection and the extra layer of adding a cultural filter to how that data is processed. Below are the members’ thoughts and questions around the issue.

 

I’d like to hear how data scientists are cutting data to understand audiences and behaviors at the multicultural level. It would be interesting to see how the data changes once you’ve looked at it from a cultural perspective.

Would be interested to hear from data scientists about how they layer in cultural understanding. Is it all done in algorithms or are they also making “manual” choices based on cultural nuances?
Sometimes people have the view that with enough data, you can target anyone effectively, thereby removing the need to appeal to the audience’s culture. How can we continue to recognize the importance of culture in this technology-driven age?

How to combat bias in data, examples of how data can be interpreted in different ways by people who do not understand the culture?

I notice there is a shift where many ethnic or multicultural agencies are moving beyond population subgroups (Hispanic/Latino, Asian, etc) and shifting towards culture. So in a way, culture and being culturally relevant is the latest evolution of multicultural marketing. It would be good to hear how the rigors of data relate to culture or vice versa.

Consumer Insight Highlight Speaking Slot: What creates brand lift?

How to measure brand lift. How to understand the impact of media spend.

This seems fairly obvious, but with so many marketers choosing to focus on attribution and lower-funnel metrics, it’s important to remind ourselves that without a strong brand identity and awareness, the purchase funnel will dry up.
I am especially interested in understanding how can I lift or transform a brand’s reputation and perception online, social listening studies, setting benchmarks, improving engagement based on brand interactions that aren’t necessarily transnational, cause-related marketing and its true impact on brand love and conversion.

 

MarTech Solution Spotlight: Evolving Influencer Marketing

How do you break through the clutter in an age where people are used to influencers pitching product after product?

Which industries, type of messages or cultural moments are influencer moments and which are not?

Understanding how companies evaluate influencer marketing’s impact on their objectives. And also how they think about leveraging influencers.

As media markets are diversified to include more faces and individuals that come and represent specific communities it’d be pertinent to hear more about the process of influencer identification, vetting, and relevancy in the different markets we are trying to influence.

It would be good to understand how this has evolved and what the next platform capabilities are.

Portada Los Angeles 2020 will be a unique experience. First, the three different Council System bespoke workshops will take place in the morning. Also, brand marketers and best-of-breed marketing services suppliers will have 1:1 meetings and attend VIP networking functions. In addition, attendees will learn at four exclusive and highly-curated speaking slots on the themes outlined above, which were voted by the over 100 brand marketers in the Portada Council System.

More information about the structure of speaking slots at Portada events:

  • Keynote: 45-minute session. An overarching topic of paramount importance to the brand marketing community to be addressed by subject matter experts who provide innovative solutions.
  • Consumer Insight Highlight: 25-minute session. Consumer Engagement and sales conversion are the ultimate objectives for brand marketers. This session will provide key and fresh consumer insights that foster the understanding of the U.S consumer and provide actionable tips for marketers.
  • MarTech Solution Spotlight: 25-minute session. Technology plays a crucial role both for consumers as well as an enabler for marketers. During this session a major brand marketing thought leader will reveal the latest trends on the use of technology by consumers and brands.
  • Partner Thought Leadership Presentation. An opportunity for a Portada partner to gain major exposure in front of a listening audience of major brand marketing executives.

For more information about Portada Los Angeles on April 2, 2020 click here

 

Portada is thrilled to announce the arrival of Leslie Zambrano to its expanding team. Zambrano will be providing Portada partners with innovative business development, thought leadership and branding solutions centered around its annual Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Mexico City events.

Leslie Zambrano has recently joined Portada as Sales Director. With a broad experience in leading sales teams in the communications and real estate industries, Zambrano is responsible for providing Portada partners best in-class deliverables, including business development services, public relations and research/insights. She is supported by Account Coordinator Estefania Orozco. Zambrano holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from University of Monterrey, and a master’s degree in International Business Administration, with an emphasis in Marketing, Administration and Information Technology, from Schiller International University in Heidelberg, Germany. She has over 20 years of experience in Business Development, Sales, Marketing, and Public Relations.

Zambrano has worked in different industry sectors throughout her career. She has organized several events in Mexico and in other countries like Japan, Korea, Germany, and the United States. She speaks several languages.

She’s passionate about helping others to develop their businesses. In her free time, she enjoys jogging, reading, cooking, wine tasting and spending quality time with her family and friends. She is sociable and outgoing, and she’s a dedicated mom to her 10-year-old son.

To celebrate Leslie Zambrano’s appointment, the editorial team asked her a couple of questions, to share with our readers.

1. What’s your favorite food? 

 I love Japanese food!

2. If you could travel in time where would you go? 

Interesting question! To be honest, I would travel neither backward nor forward, The past can always be revisited in our memories if we chose to do so, and going to the future would kill the thrill of what will happen next… I’d rather keep fully enjoying the gift of life called present!  

3. What are your objectives for Portada in 2020?   

Portada has built an extraordinary year-round marketing services buyers facing knowledge-sharing and networking platform which will help our clients throughout the Americas substantially expand their business and overall positioning. My objective is to have 100% happy clients.  I am also particularly pleased to contribute to the growth of our Mexico City event as Mexico CIty is one of the most marketing and media hubs in Latin America. 
Welcome, Leslie, to the Portada team!

Portada is thrilled to announce the list of finalists that will yield the winning topics to be addressed at Portada Los Angeles 2020. Council System members will vote for their favorites on November 14.

Portada is revealing the list of 9 finalist topics to be addressed at conference sessions during Portada Los Angeles on April 2, 2020. These topics have been chosen by members of the different Portada Council System units. At the November 14 Happy Hour presented by Digo Hispanic Media, marketers who are members of the Portada Council System, will vote for the winning topics for the three main Portada Los Angeles speaking slots: Keynote, Consumer Insight Highlight, and MarTech Solution Spotlight.

Due to the resounding success and growth of the Portada Council System over the last year, going into 2020 we want to make sure that our event programming mirrors the preferences and needs of the brand marketers and first-class marketing service suppliers in our system,” says Marcos Baer, president of Portada.

Finalist topics per speaking slot for Portada Los Angeles 2020 

Brand Star Committee meeting during Portada New York
Brand Star Committee, a unit of the Portada Council System meeting during Portada New York

Brand Marketer Driven Event Programming…

At their in-person meeting at Portada New York, the first-rate brand and media agency decision-makers who are members of the Brand Star Committee, Agency Star Committee and Sports Marketing Board suggested topics for each of the speaking slots. Each Council System unit nominated one finalist per category (see above).

 


…with the final vote at the Happy Hour & Council Content Choice, Nov. 14

On November 14, Portada Council System members will gather at the Happy Hour & Council Content Choice presented by
Digo Hispanic Media,
 where Portada’s Council System members will vote for the winning topics to be addressed at the three Portada Los Angeles speaking slots on April 2, 2020.

“We’re thrilled to present the first Portada Happy Hour & Council Content choice,” commented Augusto Romano, CEO of Digo Hispanic Media. “It’s a great way to advance our partnership with Portada, which has been of great benefit to our company. Having the support of this great team to accelerate our market entry has greatly facilitated the process.”

If you are a brand marketer and would like to join the Portada Council System, please provide contact information here
If you are a marketing service provider and would like to join the Portada Council System, please provide your contact information here.

 

Brand Marketing Executives to Vote for Portada Los Angeles 2020 Winner Topics on November 14 include:

Vice President, Sponsorships, Wells Fargo    

Senior Manager, Advertising & Marketing, Multicultural, Kia Motors America

 Head of US Sports Marketing, Anheuser-Busch InBev

 Vice President, Global Sponsorships, Head of Americas, SAP 

Marketing Manager, Nestle USA

Senior Brand and Latino Marketing Manager, Intuit

National Media Manager, JCPenney                                                                           

National Director, Multicultural & Growth Markets, Realogy

 US Managing Director, CH Carolina Herrera

Digital Marketing Manager – SEM and SEO, Sprint                                                                                                   

EVP I CMO, Curacao

Manager, California Endowment

Category Marketing Manager, GraceKennedy Ltd

Head of Marketing Activation & CRM, Conagra 

Dozens of additional brand marketers will be announced by early 2020.

 

 

Portada will host four major events and several Happy Hour & Council Content Choices in 2020 to spur networking and knowledge-sharing in a wide array of brand marketing disciplines.  Brand Marketers and Marketing Services Providers who are Portada Council System members will be voting for key speaking topics at Portada events.  Additionally, Portada will host 12 virtual events involving each of the six units of the Portada Council System. 

Portada is thrilled to announce its expanded year-round knowledge-sharing and networking platform for brand marketers, which will include 4 major events, 12 virtual events and 4 Happy Hours & Council Content Choices providing year-round marketing services buyer facing networking and thought leadership opportunities.

 “We are also making important innovative changes to the dynamics of our Council System. In 2020, brand marketers, and best-of-breed marketing service providers will be directly involved in the Portada events topic selection process as part of their activities as members of the six different units of the Council System: Americas Board, Agency Star Committee, Brand Star Committee, Brand Star Committee Latam, Sports Marketing Board, or Travel Marketing Board,” says  Janet Grynberg, Lead Editorial Coordinator at Portada.

Brand Marketers and Marketing Service Providers: Together Four Times a Year

The topic selection process has already started. At their second 2019 in-person meeting at Portada New York, the first-rate brand and agency decision-makers who are members of Portada’s Council System selected the most relevant topics from a list of imminent issues and challenges facing the marketing & media industry today. These topics will be announced soon and will provide a complete picture of what’s in the mind of marketers for 2020.

On November 14, these executives will gather in a special function presented by Digo Hispanic Media, the Happy Hour & Council Content Choice , where three units of Portada’s Council System (Brand Star Committee, Agency Star Committee, and Sports Marketing Board), will vote for the topics to be discussed at the three Portada Los Angeles speaking slots on April 2, 2020.

The four 2020 In-Person Portada Events will take place as follows

 

Portada Los Angeles, April 2, 2020

Portada Miami, June 4, 2020

Portada New York, September 24, 2020

Portada Mexico, October 29, 2020

 

 

If you are a brand marketer and would like to join the Portada Council System, please provide contact information.


If you are a marketing service provider and would like to join the Portada Council System, please provide your contact information here.

Hear it from Brand Marketers

“I think it’s a great thing that Portada has put together, it’s given me a chance to really interact with some folks that I’ve known in the industry but maybe we hadn’t gotten together, so it’s been very engaging for me,” said Dan Keats, Director Consumer Marketing-Sponsorships at Allstate Insurance at a previous Portada event.

“Through Portada, I have met new solution providers and we are already working with them,” commented Ariela Nerubay, CMO at Curacao.

“I love the way the Portada is continuously disrupting itself in order to make the experience very valuable for its members,”  John Sandoval, Senior Brand and Latino Marketing Manager at Intuit shared during the VIP Council System dinner at Portada New York. 

See below the list of only a few of the Council System members that will be shaping the future of marketing at Portada events and special Happy Hour functions in 2020. 

 

Members of the Brand Star Committee at the Portada New York in-person meeting

Brand Marketing Executives to Attend Portada 2020 Events & Special Happy Hour Functions Include:

 

Vice President, Sponsorships, Wells Fargo    

 

Senior Manager, Advertising & Marketing, Multicultural, Kia Motors America

 

Head of US Sports Marketing, Anheuser-Busch InBev

 

 Vice President, Global Sponsorships, Head of Americas, SAP

 

Marketing Manager, Nestle USA

 

 Senior Brand and Latino Marketing Manager, Intuit

 

National Media Manager, JCPenney

                                                                                                     

National Director, Multicultural & Growth Markets, Realogy

 

 US Managing Director, CH Carolina Herrera

 

Digital Marketing Manager – SEM and SEO, Sprint

                                                                                                     

EVP I CMO, Curacao

 

Manager, California Endowment

 

Category Marketing Manager, GraceKennedy Ltd

 

Head of Marketing Activation & CRM, Conagra

 

Dozens of additional brand marketers will be announced by early 2020.

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