Sponsored Breakfast Series – Consumer Connections in a Location-Based World

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LVIMA Sponsored Breakfast – March 8, 2017

In addition to our usual event schedule in 2017, LVIMA is also offering a new co-sponsored breakfast series, held in conjunction with a select few (one per quarter) of our sponsor partners. 

These quarterly breakfasts, open to local marketers only, are focused on education and thought leadership on a variety of current topics that concern Las Vegas marketers in our rapidly-changing world. Sponsors will be working in partnership with LVIMA to bring expert speakers and high quality content to this new series!

Because these are separate from our normal 2017 LVIMA schedule and hosted by a partner, only qualified local marketers may attend.  Professional members receive access to our regular schedule but not to these marketer-focused breakfasts.  

If you would like to partner with LVIMA on an educational event like this, please email us at [email protected]

Our Event Sponsor

Our Keynote – Consumer Connections in a Location-Based World

Location-based data and technologies are changing the way consumers, devices and marketers interact. Data and connectivity are enabling new kinds of marketing networks that provide brands with tools to better engage their customers. Thinknear will deep-dive on the data to highlight real use-cases for marketers, including a sneak peak at how location will impact the emergence of connected cars.

Brett Kohn
President & GM, Thinknear

Brett Kohn is the President and GM of Thinknear by Telenav. As a mobile and location evangelist, Brett works with the MMA, the IAB, and other leading technology providers to develop tools, research, and industry initiatives that allow marketers to more effectively connect with mobile consumers. Brett has spent over seven years in the location-based mobile industry and is based in Silicon Valley. Outside of work, he spends most of his time taking orders from his two toddler daughters.

Our Panelists

Liz Lundstrum

Media Director, Kirvin Doak

Liz Lundstrum has more than 15 years experience in the media industry. She joined Kirvin Doak Communications in 2008 and has worked on successful show launches including Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages and Absinthe as well as many other gaming and entertainment clients. Prior to joining KDC, Liz was part of the planning/media buying team at Las Vegas based SK+G, where she worked on MGM Grand, Luxor, New York New York, Zumanity and KA by Cirque du Soleil. Liz was Research Director with Sinclair Broadcasting’s Las Vegas-based television stations. Liz began her career as a broadcast media buyer with Barkley in Kansas City. She purchased 30+ markets for clients including Sonic Drive-In, Blue Bunny Ice Cream, Payless Shoes and Kansas and Missouri Lotteries.

Eric Wardrip

Vice President of West Sales at Placed

Eric Warddrip is the VP of West Sales at Placed. Eric has over 14 years of digital sales and management experience, opening sales offices for SportsIllustrated.com and FOXSports.com, and leading the west coast sales team for FOX Sports Digital and Sporting News Digital. Additionally, Eric held the position of Senior Director of Sales for sports blog start up Yardbarker, where he grew and managed all national ad revenue through their acquisition by FOX Sports Digital in 2010.

Thomas Atkins

Digital Supervisor from R&R Partners

Thomas supervises a team of digital media specialists in concepting and planning tactics, recommending media partners, as well as developing media schedules and negotiating budgets, contracts and position placements. He’s also responsible for the reporting, optimization and analysis of media plans for a number of R&R clients’ brands, including the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, University of Maryland University College, and the Utah Transit Authority, to name a few.  

Prior to joining R&R, Thomas was a member of the UCLA communications board operations committee, which oversaw quality control of multiple media outlines supporting UCLA student, faculty and organizational interests, including the Daily Bruin, UCLA Radio, Bruinwalk.com, La Gente, among others. Before that, he led the account executive team of Daily Bruin marketing for localresearch.com, a social commerce platform for the UCLA Daily Bruin.


Because these are separate from our normal 2017 LVIMA schedule and hosted by a partner, only qualified local marketers may attend.  Professional members receive access to our regular schedule but not to these marketer-focused breakfasts.  



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