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Monday, March 16 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The Changing Face of Influence

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In a cluttered world of overused and increasingly ignored traditional celebrity, a new generation of online media stars have been born, making waves larger than their subscriber counts, reaching millions with a click to post. With the continued growth of social media and the rapid rise to unimaginable fame, these influencers have changed our concept of celebrity, raising eyebrows from marketers, managers, agents, and media moguls alike, who are just starting to understand the breadth of this world, a world that so many fans are already a part of.
To add to this new celebrity phenomenon, these fans are influential themselves as the first to know and first to share with their followers. These next-level influencers are hyper-aware of who and what to consume. This movement represents today’s publishers, which is causing a massive wave of social empowerment as well as sales. The power of these stars and their fans are truly remarkable; it's the beginning of a cultural movement, casting traditional talent and traditional trends out the window. From swarming crowds of thousands showing up for book signings, to international conferences with social media stars headlining, the digital world is no longer trapped online.

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Baron Concors

Chief Digital Officer, Pizza Hut Inc
Baron Concors is the Chief Digital Officer for Pizza Hut, an operating company of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM). He is responsible for driving digital innovation across marketing, technology and partnerships to ensure Pizza Hut stays front and center with its technology connected... Read More →
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Moj Mahdara

CEO / CEO + Founder, Made With Elastic / Beautycon
Moj Mahdara is a serial entrepreneur in the entertainment, digital & tech spaces with a well-honed business development acumen and sharp insight into consumer behavior. She is a lifelong creative, entrepreneur, strategist, & social media aficionado who has run three international... Read More →
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Bethany Mota

Digital Influencer, PMKBNC
In only five years, youtube.com sensation Bethany Mota has become one of the most recognizable names in the world.  Today, Bethany’s YouTube channel has over 8 million subscribers, and her videos have been viewed over 600 million times. Having grown into a true social media... Read More →

Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
JW Marriott Room 205

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