The theme of reinvention was interwoven throughout the general sessions on day two of #AdobeSummit, and focused on the need for marketers to take risks for reinvention to actually happen. Our morning general session featured inspirational celebs, who are the epitome of risk-taking and reinvention – Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and iconic actor and filmmaker Robert Redford. Richard hit on the need for authenticity in social, which helped him through the much-talked-about interview with Erin Andrews. One of our #AdobeSummit Insiders, Elisabeth Osmeloski recapped the top 10 marketing lessons from Sherman’s session here. Redford followed shortly after with a talk focused on the need for art and creativity in business, noting that he sees “art as chaos and business as order, and one needs to follow the other.” Missed the session? Catch it here.
As we did with Yancey Strickler’s time on stage yesterday, we held a Tweet for Good activation while Robert was on stage. Across his 30+ minutes on stage with our CMO Ann Lewnes, his talk generated over 2,400 tweets that drove more than $12K in donations towards the Sundance Institute.
We book ended the morning keynote with our Sneaks session, which offered a look into what we have going on in our Labs, and our Summit Bash headlined by Grammy Award winner Vampire Weekend. Here’s a quick digest:
Every conference website says, ‘This is the year you won’t want to miss!’ Perhaps true for them…but with the speakers at this year’s Summit… Is “prepare to be enraptured” too much hyperbole?
Our stellar lineup of guest speakers includes business leaders on the edge of what’s hot now, an athlete who’s star is high in the sky, and artists and actors who all truly represent and inspire this year’s core theme: reinvention.
Action-packed day two of Summit starts with The Reinvention of Marketers. Led by Adobe VP of Strategy and Digital Marketing John Mellor, this session is all about how marketers can reinvent themselves for the digital age. It’s sure to motivate when Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman and iconic actor, director and Sundance founder Robert Redford take the stage.
We’re pleased and honored to announce that gritty rock and roll duo The Black Keys will be headlining this year’s Summit Bash on March 6th.
The Black Keys have an impressive resume. They’ve topped Alternative radio charts around the world, rocked Coachella, opened for the Rolling Stones, and won three 2011 Grammy Awards, as well as being nominated for five more Grammys in 2012. We can’t wait to welcome them to Summit and we hope you can’t either!