Major Native Ad Summit on digital growth here Nov. 12

A premiere advertising event, The Native Advertising Summit, lands here Nov. 12, bringing front and center some of digital content’s biggest and brightest luminaries to talk about advancement in the constantly expanding world of content marketing and native (internet) ads.

The Summit is hosted by native ad agency Sharethrough, which has offices in Chicago, New York and San Francisco.  This is the Summit’s third year; the first two took place in New York and Atlanta.

“Chicago is an exciting market where some of the best online content is being created. Many Midwest brands are not afraid to build content campaigns that are captivating, hilarious, and timely,” said Sharethrough president Patrick Keene, about the decision to hold an NAS-Chicago.

Patrick Keane, Sharethrough presidentKeane and Dan Greenberger, co-founder (with Rob Fan), will be among the Ad Summit speakers.

The NAS-Chicago is a combination of keynote presentations, panels and case studies, led by high level experts among brands, agencies and publishing, from throughout the country and Chicago. They will explore the growth of native advertising and its relationship between brands, consumers and technology.

“The NAS-Chicago goal is to build off the first two Summits and move past concept conceptualization and towards a discussion around scale and adoption,” Keane said.

Scheduled speakers to date, with more to come, are:

Meredith Levien, EVP/Advertising, The New York Times;

Felicia Martin-Hill, Senior Manager, Branded Content and Social Engagement, Virgin Mobile, USA,

Tessa Gould, Director, HuffPost Media Group Director of Native Ad Product;

Dirk Rients, SVP/Director of Mobile, DDB Chicago;

Moksha Fitzgibbons, EVP/Sales & Marketing, Complex Media

David Armano, Managing Director, Edelman Digital Chicago;

Nikhil Sethi, Co-founder/CEO, Adaptly

Mike Solomon, Managing Director, OMD

David Hartbarger, Midwest Regional Director-Digital, OMD, Chicago

Bryan Moffett, VP/Digital Strategy and Ad Operations, National Public Media;

Akeelah Kuraishi, VP Sales, Central Region, Buzzfeed;   

Shelby Saville, EVP/Digital and Managing Director, Spark;

NAS-Chicago takes place at the Hotel Palomar, 505 N. State, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. General admission is $500 and tickets may be purchased here.