BRANDEMONIUM returns to Cincinnati

October 1-4, 2019 | Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Registration now open!

CINCINNATI (June 6, 2019) – Included among Forbes’ list of Marketing Conferences, the international brand conference and festival Brandemonium will return October 1-4, 2019, at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. The lineup will feature Tim Ellis, CMO – National Football League, Lisa Destefano, VP Brand Marketing and Creative – The Home Depot, Eric Solomon, CMO – Blackbird, Nahal Yousefian, Chief People Experience Officer – MEC Co-op and many more as outlined below.

Brandemonium 2019 brings the visionaries, innovators and disruptors together for those eager to learn – – and prepare — for what’s next in marketing. The marketplace moves at the speed of tech and culture. Brands must move with it or risk being left behind. Disruption. Hypercompetitiveness. Evolution. They’re all the norm. And for a brand facing this reality, it’s time to embrace brand agility.

Are you ready?

Register for Brandemonium taking place October 1-4, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio where brand management was born. The Queen City’s marketing heritage – coupled with today’s technology and startup expertise – makes it the place to learn to navigate the tension between ever-changing markets and brand continuity.

“The conference is still about the evolution and future of branding,” said Brandemonium Co-Founder Bill Donabedian. “We just went up a little higher to focus on brand agility as opposed to brand activations and experiential marketing.”

New focus for 2019
The 2019 conference will offer attendees a more streamlined approach that will allow them to better tailor their experience to their interests, expertise, industry and more. The conference sessions will be focused on brand agility. These elements will follow eight themes that break apart brand agility into its most coreand industry-relevant elements. Each features a path of pressing interest we’ll explore at Brandemonium 2019 to prepare conference attendees for the future of marketing.

  • Brand Activism
  • Brand/Content Strategy
  • Data/Technology
  • Design & User Experience
  • Ethnic Marketing
  • Innovation Culture
  • Omnichannel/Retail
  • Talent Development

“Just like any good startup, Brandemonium has listened to its customers to refine the nature and format of the conference,” said Brandemonium Co-Founder Kevin Canafax. “The third time is the charm and we think we have a winning combination of content and networking opportunities.”

The current Brandemonium lineup includes the following, with more keynotes, speakers and panelists to be released soon:

  • Pete Blackshaw, CEO – Cintrifuse
  • Carla Borsoi, Head of Marketing – Patreon
  • Andy Brownell, VP, Newsy Brand Studio – Newsy
  • David Bruce, VP of Brand – Major League Soccer
  • Larisa Bruno, Senior Associate – goPuff, Inc.
  • Lisa Destefano, VP Brand Marketing and Creative – The Home Depot
  • Tim Ellis, CMO – National Football League
  • Mark Jeffreys, Founder & CEO – Mobile Agent Now
  • Jane Kwett, Head of Event Marketing – Patreon
  • Jason Loehr, VP Media – Inspire Brands
  • Kelly McCormick, Creative Director – CP&B
  • D’Arcy O’Neill, Creative Director – CP&B
  • Winston Peters, Partner           – MyÜberLife Consulting Group
  • Glenn Platt, Professor & Director, Interactive Media Studies – Miami University
  • Jack Shannon, CEO & Co-Founder – Recess
  • Eric Solomon, CMO – Blackbird
  • Chad Summe, Chief Operating Officer – Quotient Technology
  • Jay Van-Sharp, Brand Consultant – MyÜberLife Consulting Group
  • Heather Willems, Founder – Two Lines Studios
  • Nahal Yousefian, Chief People Experience Officer – MEC Co-op
  • Greg Zimmer, Chief Client & Strategy Officer – COHO Creative


  • Tuesday, October 1
    5:00pm-7:00pm: Happy Hour & Early Registration

7:00pm-10:00pm: Brewmania  (RSVP for tour)

10:00 pm-Midnight: After party at Yard House

  • Wednesday, October 2
    7:00am: Registration Opens

7:30am: Complimentary Breakfast

8:30am: Conference Begins

4:45pm: Conference Ends

5:00pm-10:00pm: Brewmania

10:00pm-Midnight: After party at Moerlein Lager House

  • Thursday, October 3
    7:00am: Registration Opens

7:30am: Complimentary Breakfast

8:30am: Conference Begins

4:45pm: Conference Ends

5:00pm-10:00pm: Brewmania (RSVP for tour)

10:00pm-Midnight: Afterparty at Taste of Belgium

  • Friday, October 4
    7:30am-9:00am: Farewell Breakfast & Feedback Session (RSVP)

Extend your stay and attend Kentucky’s Edge ; a bourbon conference and festival right across the river in Northern Kentucky October 4-5!


Complimentary BREWMANIA for Brandemonium attendees

BREWMANIA, a brand new three-day event crafted in Cincinnati, Ohio will be a celebration of the Queen City’s craft beer industry and take place October 1-3, 2019. BREWMANIA will take place at various locations throughout Cincinnati, for a full list of participating locations please Also, attendees of Brandemonium will be able to access Brewmania at no charge. On October 2, attendees will also be able to sample local beers while listening to music that will include Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, The Bottle Rockets, and 500 Miles to Memphis. (The concert is free and open to the public!).


Participant Information and Conference Registration

A Brandemonium 2019 badge includes the following:

  • Access to the Brewmania including complimentary drinks and tours (starting Oct 1).
  • Access to all conference keynotes and sessions (Oct 2&3).
  • Access to – and complimentary breakfast for – the farewell breakfast (Oct 4 – must RSVP).
  • Complimentary beverages, snacks and lunch during the conference.

Brandemonium offers group discounts when purchasing five (5) or more badges and also offer a limited amount of discounts to approved non-profit organizations and students. Please email us at  to receive a discount link.

Br19 Badge Only: $899

  • $699.00 if registered by 6/30/2019
  • $799.00 if registered by 9/30/2019

Br19 Badge + Hotel: $1,299

  • $1,199.00 if registered by 6/30/2019
  • Register before September 10!


To register, submit interest for consideration, or view the current list of participants,


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