While it's become clear that every enterprise needs to get involved in Social Media, the matter of why and how is often completely different, making it difficult to find a "playbook" to follow. As these three global thought leaders will share with you, leveraging social media for the Enterprise is an often challenging but highly rewarding effort. It requires measuring twice, and also verifying why we are measuring it in the first place.
Social Media success requires more then just being prepared, in some cases it requires you to rethink the very foundations of your business assumptions. Through the experiences and lessons learned by these seasoned professionals, this session will prepare you for Leveraging Social Media for the Enterprise.
B. Bonin Bough is Vice President of Global Media and Consumer Engagement at Mondelēz International. In this role, Bough is responsible for all forms of media, including leading and developing the partnerships, internal capabilities and strategies across all forms of consumer connections, including digital, TV, print and outdoors. Since joining Mondelēz International, Bough has been the driving force behind Mobile Futures, a first-of-its-kind program that partners the company’s brands with leading mobile startups. He has also played an integral role within the teams behind OREO Daily Twist and the OREO Super Bowl commercial and real-time activations. Bough has been recognized as one of business’ hottest rising stars in lists that include Fortune’s 2011 “40 under 40”, Fast Company’s 2011 100 Most Creative People in Business, Ebony’s Power 100 and The Internationalist’s 2012 Internationalists of the Year. In 2013, he was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement.
Prior to joining Mondelēz International, Bonin spent three and a half years at PepsiCo where he oversaw company-wide digital strategy and the implementation of social media tools across PepsiCo’s portfolio of food and beverage brands. Bough was instrumental in integrating digital media into PepsiCo’s overall brand vision and growth strategy, helping to make them one of the most innovative companies in the world as recognized by Fast Company in their 2011 “Most Innovative Companies” issue. He is credited with bringing PepsiCo to SXSW and helping launch the groundbreaking PepsiCo10 and Pepsi Refresh programs, as well as creating Gatorade Mission Control and the Women’s Inspiration Network.
Previous to his work with PepsiCo, Bough was the Executive Vice President and Director of Weber Shandwick’s global interactive, social and emerging media practice, leading a global team of over one hundred people. He led strategic programming for the agency’s top clients, including MasterCard, Federation of Colombian Coffee Growers, BestBuy, Electrolux, Ambien, MAC Aids Fund, and Honeywell. Prior to this, Bough was a founding member and Senior Vice President at Ruder Finn Interactive (RFI) where he ran the interactive strategy unit and led the roll-out of the Europe and Asia digital practices.
Bough’s achievements in the world of interactive marketing have won him numerous awards, including a Webby, Stevie, Golden Pencil, Sabre, Big Apple, Com Arts, and SXSW Viewer’s Choice for MrPicassoHead.com. Bough also taught for five years at NYU’s Center for Publishing, leading courses on the principles and applications of online publishing. He is the co-author of the 2010 book Perspectives on Social Media Marketing, and is a board member of the Mobile Marketing Association’s Executive Marketing Advisory Board, the Digital Collective and the Social Media Advisory Council. Bough attended Hartwick College, earning degrees in Physics and Political Science.
Michael Brito is on the Interim Board of Directors for the Social Media Club; and an advisor for Izea. He also founded Silicon Valley Tweetup.
Michael just recently accepted a position as Vice President at Edelman Digital. You can find him roaming the Twitterverse or Facebook at just about all hours of the night. He is proud to have served in the US Marine Corps.
Chris Heuer has over 13 years of entrepreneurial Internet experience and 16+ years of marketing experience, having previously taught classes at Miami Ad School in Web design, multimedia and convergence marketing. He currently specializes in consulting on holistic business strategy and social media for big brands, non-profits and emerging technology companies, helping them leverage the power of Internet and Web 2.0 technologies. In early 2006, Heuer formed BrainJams to organize resources and best practices in the emerging "Unconference" movement, striving to bring social media tools and Open Space gatherings to a wider audience. These efforts have no resulted in the launch of Social Media Club in order to better realize the vision he has for bringing diverse groups of people together to share their understanding of best practices in social media and "Real Marketing."
Since graduating from American University in 1991 with an inter-disciplinary degree in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics and Government, Chris Heuer has become proficient in marketing communications, product management, strategy consulting, organizational development, Internet technologies, Web site development, user experience design, and building companies. A pioneer in new media with over 11 years of experience and a holistic perspective on creating value, his unique insights are valued by small and large companies from around the world.
Jeremy Thum is Director of Interactive Marketing for the Chicago Bulls.