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Date: January 29
Location: Los Angeles

The digital landscape moves at a breakneck pace, and lasting success in the marketplace hinges on a brand's ability to innovate, evolve, and stay ahead of the trends. Hosted by WWD editors and specifically designed for the apparel, footwear, beauty, and retail industries, the 2014 WWD Digital Forum in Los Angeles will address every aspect of business in the digital space—from the measurable impact of social media to the organic growth of an online community. With a special focus on the lifestyle and business of the West Coast, the event—which sold out almost immediately last year—will feature actionable information, interactive discussions, and unparalleled opportunities for attendees to network with industry peers.

• Creating and maintaining a devoted community online
• Preparing for the next generation of digital savvy shoppers
• Fast fashion in the digital age
• Understanding social media's impact online and off
• Influencing the influencers: mapping the fashion & beauty blogosphere

NEW FOR 2014 — Hands-On Workshops
Join industry experts and gain tactical hands-on insight to immediately put into action through peer-to-peer discussions and strategizing sessions, including:
• Best Practices for Engaging with Fans and Followers on Instagram
• The Top Ways to Leverage Tumblr for Your Brand in 2014


The North Face
Aaron Carpenter
Vice President, Global Marketing
adidas US
Chris Murphy
Director, Brand Communications & Digital Marketing
Cupcakes and Cashmere
Emily Schuman

Sole Society

Andrea Wasserman
Chief Executive Officer
Matt Hiscock
Senior Vice President, ASOS U.S. Inc.
Berglass + Associates
Matthew Berglass
Levi Strauss & Co.
Paul Friedland
Director, Marketing
David Weissman
Executive Vice President, E-Commerce & Omnichannel
RetailMeNot Inc.
John Faith
Senior Vice President, External Affairs
Stitch Fix
Katrina Lake
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
HSN, Inc.
Bill Brand
Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer
Ryan Ross
Senior Vice President, Digital Commerce
Dmitri Siegel
Vice President of Global E-Commerce & Executive Creative Director
Note: We are confirming speakers for this event on an ongoing basis. Please check back often for an up-to-date list of speakers.
Berglass + Associates Bronto Certona Channel Advisor Corra
Custora Magento Multimedia Plus netbase NetSuite
pmdigital RetailMeNot RetailMeNot sociomantic tsg
  • 7:30 - 9:00 am // Registration & Breakfast

  • 8:15 - 8:45 am // Workshop I (Optional. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.)*

  • 9:00 - 11:00 am // General Session I

  • 11:00 - 11:30 am // Networking Break

  • 11: 30 am - 12:00 pm // Workshop I (Optional. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.)*

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm // General Session II

  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm // Lunch

  • 2:00 - 2:30 pm // Workshop II (Optional. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.)*

  • 2:00 - 4:15 pm // General Session III

  • 4:15 - 5:30 pm // Social Networking with WWD Editors & Style Bloggers

  • * For more information, please contact Kim Mancuso at 212.630.4212 or

Attendance at the WWD Digital Forum is limited to senior and mid-level executives in the apparel, beauty, and retail industries. Designed to offer a forum for industry leaders to access focused business intelligence on digital and new media strategies, the event also offers an ideal networking opportunity to exchange ideas and establish creative partnerships.


Past attendees include executives from:

  • 7 for all mankind
  • adidas US
  • AG Adriano Goldschmied
  • American Apparel
  • Art of Henri
  • BCBG Max Azria
  • BeachMint
  • Bettie Page Clothing
  • Big Star USA
  • Brown Shoe Company
  • Cameron Hughes Wine
  • Casa de Moda
  • Charming Charlie
  • Chinese Laundry
  • Cosmetic Executive Women
  • Cult Cosmetics
  • De La Hooke
  • DermStore Beauty Group
  • Disney
  • Dogeared
  • eBay Inc.
  • Evy of California Inc.
  • FAB Starpoint
  • Gap
  • GUESS? Inc
  • HauteLook
  • Hudson Jeans
  • IT Cosmetics
  • J. Jill
  • James Perse
  • JeNu Biosciences Inc.
  • Juice Beauty
  • Jurlique
  • K. Bell Socks
  • Kellwood
  • Kevin Murphy
  • LDLA Clothing LLC
  • Lucky Brand
  • Murad Inc.
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Neutrogena
  • Nordstrom
  • NYX Cosmetics
  • OPI Products Inc.
  • Planet Beauty
  • Planet Blue
  • Razor USA
  • REM Eyewear
  • Rocket Dog
  • Ron Herman
  • Sephora
  • Sole Society
  • Splendid / Ella Moss
  • Target
  • Thomas Dean & Co.
  • Tommy Bahama
  • Tracey Lynn LLC
  • Trooyu
  • True Religion
  • UGG Australia
  • Urban Decay
  • Walgreens
  • Wildfox Couture
  • Zappos


"The WWD Digital Forum highlighted accessible knowledge and tools to help small to mid-size brands compete in the digital channel."
"It was exciting, educational, and a complete success! I was able to gather great marketing strategies to help my business be a continued success."
"The forum as fantastic! The content was well packaged so we could translate and apply it to our own business."
"The speakers were phenomenal and truly shared knowledge and learning's in the market!"

Sponsorship opportunities at the WWD Digital Forum provide direct access to influential executives steering digital strategies at notable retail, apparel, footwear, and beauty companies. Sponsors benefit from high-profile brand visibility and interaction as well as targeted networking with current and prospective clients. Limited sponsorship opportunities are available and are highly customizable to meet your marketing objectives.

For information on sponsoring, please contact Larry Oliver at 212.630.4824 or

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