ABOUT THE MIDWEST DIGITAL MARKETING CONFERENCE

In 2013, the State of Digital Media Marketing Conference was born at the campus of the University of Missouri – St. Louis. The first was a half day event featuring prominent speakers mostly via Google Hangouts held at the J.C. Penney Conference Center at UMSL. The conference grew to a full-day in 2014, taking up all of the conference center, and by 2015, it was obvious the venue was too small as sessions, the exhibit hall and keynote were packed. Then in 2016, the event took over St. Louis Union Station, nearly doubling the capacity and attendance along with it. The conference also took on a rebrand, now known as the Midwest Digital Marketing Conference, or MDMC.

The Midwest Digital Marketing Conference is the largest digital marketing conference in the Midwest. Last year MDMC19 set attendance records with nearly 2,000 marketers and friends. There were over 130 speakers including BuzzFeed, Pandora, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Refinery29, Pinterest, GoDaddy, Under Armour, LinkedIn, HubSpot, Google, Yahoo, Nielsen and more. MDMC19 featured over 100 sessions across nine tracks: Data, Digital, Social Media, Creative, E-commerce, Innovation, academic/student, Tech and entrepreneurial. MDMC19 will be held at St. Louis Union Station April 8 - 10, 2020.


THE MDMC MISSION

To engage, inform and expand conversation, access the latest trends, and facilitate opportunities in digital and social media marketing/communications via top tier marketing practitioners and academics.


OUR VALUES

MDMC is for everyone.  Being inclusive and equitable is at our core. As a production of a public university, we stand for any one person seeking knowledge. Innovation and engagement are at the foundation of what MDMC delivers, this exists with our commitment to access, inclusion and community.


MDMC GIVES BACK

100% of all net proceeds from MDMC go back to the university in the form of marketing scholarships or in the form of faculty research support, software needs, etc.  We are proud to announce that as of 2018, MDMC has created two new endowed scholarship funds for undergraduates and graduate students.  All that support our event, whether it be ticket holders or sponsors, should feel proud in their contribution.  



 

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MDMC Leadership Team


DR. PERRY DRAKE CONFERENCE FOUNDER

  Dr. PERRY DRAKE
  Conference Founder

 

 

 

 

 

BRIANNA SMITH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

   BRIANNA SMITH
   Executive Director

 

 

 

 

 

THOMAS O'CONNELL PRODUCTION DIRECTOR

 THOMAS O'CONNELL
 Production Director

 

 

 

 

 


KATELYN CHOSTNER SPONSORSHIP COORDINATOR

 KATELYN CHOSTNER
 Sponsorship Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 


ASHLEY MYERS SPEAKER COORDINATOR COORDINATOR

 ASHLEY MYERS
 Speaker Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 


oscar gordillo SPEAKER COORDINATOR

 oscar gordillo
 Speaker Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 


oscar gordillo SPEAKER COORDINATOR

 SARAH DALTON
 Student and Academic Programming Coordinator

 

 

 

 

  


DALAL BADRAN SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

 DALAL BADRAN
 Social Media Coordinator

 

 

 

 

  


DALAL BADRAN SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

 KEVIN REILLY
 Video Production Coordinator


 

 

 

 

  


DALAL BADRAN SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

 AGNIESZKA BLOCKA
 Graphic Designer

 

 

 

 

  


DALAL BADRAN SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

 EBONI VALENTINe
 Linkedin Community Manager



 






 



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