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Seth Kaufman, PepsiCo to Keynote AAF's Digital Conference


WASHINGTON, D.C.
, Dec. 7, 2015—Today, the American Advertising Federation (AAF) announced that Seth Kaufman, Chief Marketing Officer for PepsiCo North America Beverages will deliver the opening keynote for AAF's Digital Conference, Edge Effect: Media Meets Technology in Advertising.
 
The conference will bring together Senior- to Executive-level marketing, advertising, advertising technology and media professionals from major brands, agencies and media companies to address important topics emerging out of the shift to advertising technology and its uses across industries. The powerful line-up of speakers, preceded by Kaufman, will explore topics, such as best practices and business models for brands onboarding new technologies for advertising in "Brands As the New VC's," what we can power and create with technology in advertising in "Truth, Lies & Advertising Technology," what a tech-driven future looks like in a Fireside Chat and the role of video in the future of digital advertising with AOL. Through keynotes and exclusive one-on-one networking sessions with AOL, Pandora, Starcom MediaVest Group, Yahoo! and other industry pioneers, the conference will deliver an enriching and unique experience for attendees. 
 
“Our industry is on the brink of a complete overhaul in the way we do business with consumers and each other,” said Kaufman. “This conference will provide an important look at how we need to navigate the intersection of traditional media and innovative technology to create an integrated, consumer-relevant, cross-platform media model to drive our businesses forward.”
 
Seth Kaufman is the Chief Marketing Officer for PepsiCo North America Beverages (NAB), where he leads the holistic business, brand and consumer agenda across the company’s beverage portfolio in North America. This includes popular and iconic brands such as Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Aquafina, Lipton iced teas, Sierra Mist and Starbucks ready-to-drink iced coffees. He was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Achievement earlier this fall in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to his current role, Kaufman served as Senior Vice President of Pepsi and NAB’s Flavor Portfolio and before this, he was Vice President/General Manager of the North American Coffee Partnership, a joint venture between PepsiCo and Starbucks.
 
Edge Effect's speaker line-up and supporting participants promises to provide attendees with the most powerful content and highly coveted networking opportunities. Session speakers include Jim Norton, SVP, Global Head of Media Sales, AOL; Starcom MediaVest Group; Gui Borchert, Creative Director, 72andSunny; Heidi Browning, SVP, Strategic Solutions, Pandora, Ron Young, Founder & CEO, Shocase, Inc.; and Marcy Q. Samet, EVP, Global Chief Growth Officer, MRM//McCann. Lunch round table discussions will provide premium ticket holders with the opportunity to engage in one-on-one conversations with influential brands, such as 72andSunny, CMO.com, Heat, MRM//McCann, Pandora, Shocase, Inc., and Zocalo Group.
 
Edge Effect: Media Meets Technology in Advertising will take place on February 16, 2016 in Chicago, IL. Tickets are now on sale with limited quantity, premium tickets and discounted rates available. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and can be found here.
 
To learn more about participating in this conference, please contact cungar@aaf.org. 


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