Motor City West: Automotive 2020
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Motor City West: Automotive 2020


 Export to Your Calendar 10/5/2017
When: Thursday, Oct. 5
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Westin Long Beach
333 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, California  90802
United States
Contact: Event Coordinator
310-876-0650 x226

Online registration is available until: 10/2/2017
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Meeting the Challenges of a Category in Transition

Automotive marketing has seen its share of trends, fads, and failures. As we approach the year 2020, we are faced with an industry and its marketing in transition:

  • Sales have eased, incentives are rising, and sedans continue to falter at the expense of growth for trucks and SUVs;
  • Mobile, data-driven programmatic and attribution models are exerting pressure on marketers, agencies, and publishers, complexity and lower revenue for content creators;
  • Autonomous technology, electric vehicles, and ride-hailing are increasing R&D budgets at automotive manufacturers and adding to the confusion.

Join us as we take a fresh look at automotive marketing.

Who Should Attend: Automotive marketers, industry insiders, and agency contacts with automotive clients.

See past Motor City West event recaps!


Leisha Bereson(bio)
VP, Group Director
Canvas WW

Beau Boeckmann (JD Power bio)

Brian Cooley(bio)
Editor In Chief
Jeff Dixon(LinkedIn)
VP, Group Director on Regional Strategy
Canvas WW

Jason Gole (LinkedIn)
SVP, Partner
Stephen Kosowski (LinkedIn)
Manager, Long Range Planning & Strategy
Kia Motors America
Tom Libby (bio)
Manager, Loyalty Solutions
IHS Automotive
Matt Lipschutz (LinkedIn)
Regional Account Director Zimmerman

Milind Raval (LinkedIn)
Former Managing Director
Cindy Scott (LinkedIn)
Brand Traction
Josh Searcy (LinkedIn)
3rd Chief Product Officer
Hearst Autos /
Matt Smart (LinkedIn)
Account Executive
Cox Automotive

Aki Spicer (LinkedIn)
Chief Strategy Officer
TBWA\Chiat\Day NYC




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Individual Tickets Tables of 10
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ThinkLA events are organized with the help of industry professionals. Many thanks to this committee:

Co-Chair: Shane Dwyer, Sr. Account Executive, Snap Inc
Co-Chair: Matt Smart, Account Executive, Cox Automotive
Co-Chair: Steve Sturm, Consultant, TVB

  • John Abel, Senior Director, Global Communications & Brand Integration, Mazda USA
  • Matt Budke, Sales Director, Vix
  • Tim Hand
  • Greg Johns, EVP Digital, Canvas
  • Kim Lane EVP, Brand Strategy and Development, Bygmusic
  • Elizabeth Newman Primm, Manager, Client Solutions, Twitter
  • Ben Sarmiento, VP Sales - Auto, Eyeview Digital
  • Cindy Scott, Brand Traction
  • Olga Weinraub, VP, Integrated Media Director, Garage Team Mazda

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