Marketing Madness 2017

Join Walker Sands and some of the brightest marketing minds in Chicago for Marketing Madness.

Before the first teams tip-off for The Big Dance this year, Chicago's all star marketers will be holding court at Highline Bar + Lounge. Over bites and drinks, you can get the dish on their favorite plays and hear their sideline reporting on what's hot in the marketing arena.

The Details

  • Marketing Madness
  • March 7th, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Highline Bar + Lounge
  • Private Entrance | 345 N. Wells

Meet The All Star Team

Elan Mosbacher

VP of Strategy and Partnership at SpotHero 

Elan is VP of Strategy & Partnership at SpotHero. He served as as the company's 1st VP of Marketing for 3 years during which time he recruited of team of 15+ marketers who helped SpotHero grow into an industry leader. Prior to SpotHero, he was the first marketing team member at several other venture capital funded startups.


Rachael Samuels

Social Media Specialist at Sprout Social 

Rachael Samuels is a Social Media Specialist at Sprout Social, a social media management tool created to help businesses grow their social media platforms. She helps to strategize and maintain Sprout's social presence and is the social media voice for Bambu By Sprout Social. Outside of work, this California native enjoys exploring Chicago.

Darryl Villacorta

Social Media Manager at Sprout Social 

Darryl Villacorta is a Social Media Manager at Sprout Social, a social media management tool created to help businesses grow their social media platforms. He’s a key player in  growing and nurturing online communities through digital media, social media, and video. Outside of the office, his favorite things include acting, songwriting and writing teleplays. 


Adam Beeson

Communications Director at G2 Crowd

Adam Beeson is the Communications Director at G2 Crowd, a real-time, verified-user review site for business solutions. He leads the external communications function for G2 Crowd as they strive to bring transparency to the B2B marketplace. In his free time Adam has coached youth football for 17 years; a tenure which includes four national-tournament champion teams.


Mike Ryan

Sr. Director of Marketing at Keeper Security

Mike is the Sr. Director of Marketing at Keeper Security, the leading password management software provider and a growing technology startup based in Chicago. Since joining Keeper as the first head of marketing, Mike has grown the business to over 10M personal users and over 3,000 business customers. Mike has spent time at top-tier digital agency iProspect, and also has helped grow an early-stage Inc 500 company in the education sector. He organizes a marketing technology and sales operations meetup group and is on the Board of Directors at Young Professionals of Chicago.

The Play-by-Play

Each of the featured hosts will lead 4 different conversations on industry specific marketing strategies where their respective companies are hitting three pointers. No Box outs here, there will be equal opportunities to chat with each of the MVPs before the final buzzer. To keep you at the top of your game, drinks and apps will be offered throughout the evening. And - cross team mingling is encouraged!

You must RSVP by completing the form to attend. Remember to comment talking points you would like the hosts to cover!
This is an exclusive event in order to provide quality conversations on site, think courtside tickets. We have reserved a space for you and a guest and would appreciate a timely RSVP. Please let us know if you plan to bring an additional teammate so we can add them to the guest list. 

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