At the Speed of Life: Announcing Spredfast Summit Keynotes

If you’ve visited any of our offices lately, you’ve likely heard our team talking about marketing at the speed of life. What is it? Why is it so important? What does it take to do it really, really well? We’re having these conversations because we believe that when we ask to participate in consumers’ daily—and increasingly social—lives, we’ve got a responsibility to keep up.

The speed of life at Spredfast these days is supersonic. It’s hard to believe that we’re only two months away from our 3rd Annual Spredfast Summit. This year, there will be a lot of new faces, as we bring together marketers from the world’s best brands, agencies, and media companies to continue the conversation about marketing at the speed of life.

We constantly seek inspiration from a broad array of sources. It is with that spirit in mind that we are announcing not one, but three exciting keynotes at this year’s summit. We’re beyond excited for these three speakers to bring fresh perspectives to how you think about content, the social habit, and technology.

Jonah Peretti, BuzzfeedJonah Peretti, Co-founder and CEO of Buzzfeed
After closing a $50 million round with Andreessen Horowitz, BuzzFeed—and Peretti—hardly need an introduction. But, for the uninitiated, BuzzFeed is “the first true social news organization that provides a pioneer­ing mix of breaking news, entertainment and share­able content.” We can’t wait for Jonah to share his views on content in a social age and what makes ideas spread. (Fun fact: Jonah has something in common with last year’s keynote, Arianna Huffington, he is a Co-founder of The Huffington Post.)



Charles Duhigg, The Power of HabitCharles Duhigg, Author of The Power of Habit
I am personally very excited about this one. Charles Duhigg’s book, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, is one of the best books I have read in the past year. I’m excited to hear Charles tailor his lessons about willpower, productivity, and replacing bad habits to our crowd of social marketers. We are all looking to develop a daily social habit internally with our teams and externally with our fans. This will be good stuff.



Lori Schwartz, Managing Partner at StoryTechLori Schwartz, Managing Partner at StoryTech
Named one of Variety’s “30 Executives Shaping the Evolution of Media and Technology,” Lori Schwartz has a unique understanding of brands, agencies, and content companies. We look forward to her insights on the habits of the consumer and the evolving marketer’s goals.




It’s a lineup that we guarantee will inspire Summit attendees and prime the conversations to follow during our customer panels and presentations. Here are just a few of the brand leaders and social strategist you’ll see at Summit:

  • Francine Feder—VP of Integrated Brand Marketing, FootLocker
  • Dan Moriarty—Director of Digital, Hyatt
  • Natanya Anderson—Director of Social Media Whole Foods
  • Brian Stokoe—Social Media Manager, Caterpillar
  • Deanna Lazzaroni— Global Content & Social Media Marketing Manager, LinkedIn
  • Jason Nickel—Social Media Manager, Brooks Brothers
  • Gabe Goodwin—Coordinating Producer of Social Production & TV, ESPN
  • Dan Gingiss, Director of Digital Customer Experience and Social Media, Discover Financial

Check out the Summit site for a full agenda and a list of speakers that is constantly being updated.

If you haven’t registered to attend Summit yet, I encourage you to do so today. Early Bird registration is open until August 31. If you have, I can’t wait to see you there.

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Jim Rudden

Jim is responsible for worldwide brand, product and revenue marketing at Spredfast. Prior to Spredfast, Jim was VP of Global Marketing at Lombardi Software (acquired by IBM) where he was responsible for brand and product marketing, as well as demand generation. He has more than 20 years experience in technology marketing and implementation in the areas of enterprise software. He has held positions in product management, marketing, consulting, and sales at Lombardi Software, BetweenMarkets Software (acquired by Innovis), and Trilogy Software. Jim holds a B.A. in American Studies from Stanford University.