The list of speakers for the 2014 Reel Video Summit is shaping up nicely and we encourage you to check out some of this year’s featured speakers to get an idea of why the ReelSummit is going to be a must-attend event for marketers, storytellers, brands and retailers who are serious about online video. Today, we’re delighted to announce that executives from Google/YouTube, JW Player, and Pixability will also be joining us at the July 24th-25th event in San Francisco. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear what the biggest players in the online video industry have to say, and what that means for your brand, and your video marketing strategy. We will be adding more ReelSummit speakers over the coming days and weeks, so check back often!

Google/YouTube: Jon Klaff, Head of Media Solutions, Brand Activation Team

Jon Klaff is a “digital native” marketer having focused primarily on digital channel programs for the past 17 years.  He is currently the Head of Media Solutions, Brand Activation Team at Google/YouTube where he is responsible driving brand strategies for the Top 250 Brands in the US by ad spend. Mr. Klaff works across all sectors and has recently been engaged with such clients as Diageo, Carnival Cruise Lines, Dow Jones, Church & Dwight, Toys R Us and The Weather Channel to name a few.

Prior to joining Google/YouTube in late 2012, Mr. Klaff was the Chief Marketing Officer for Lot18, an online wine and gourmet food marketplace and was a strategic advisor to the North America CMO of Citibank.  From 1998 – 2010, he worked at various digital ad agencies, notably Digitas and Razorfish.  At Digitas Mr. Klaff led online customer acquisition and branding efforts for Ameriprise Financial as they were spinning off from American Express.  At Razorfish, he ran the Capital One and Citibank accounts as well the NY Retail Group with such notable brands as Polo Ralph Lauren, Gilt Groupe, Staples, DSW and Victoria’s Secret.

After four years as an environmental engineer for the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy, Mr. Klaff ventured to the Bay Area to join the fray during the Web 1.0 years in 1998.  His notable engagements included supporting the integration efforts of Yahoo! and, driving marketing communications for pre-IPO Netflix when they had just 500,000 subscribers and leading the Pixar Animation Studios marketing communications and online advertising efforts for Toy Story 2.


JW Player: Jeroen “JW” Wijering, Chief Digital Architect

jw-colorJeroen is the creator of the incredibly successful JW Media Players, which have generated several million downloads since their launch in 2005. In addition, Jeroen has developed several other projects including, an online magazine for entrepreneurs and professionals, as well as a media-hosting service called Bits on the Run. Jeroen graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven, with honors.

Pixability: Rob Ciampa, Chief Marketing Officer

Rob CiampaRob Ciampa is Chief Marketing Officer of Pixability, a Boston-based, big data software company that helps major brands succeed on YouTube. At Pixability, Rob works with brands, agencies, media companies, celebrities, and entertainment artists on YouTube strategy, marketing, advertising, and monetization. An entrepreneur who previously had his own production studio, Rob has continually pushed the integration of video with marketing. YouTube-certified, Rob is a frequent speaker and writer on digital video strategy for brands and content producers.

He is the co-author of Pixability’s 2013 breakthrough study, The Top 100 Global Brands: Key Lessons for Success on YouTube. Rob holds a BS and MS in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, and an MBA from Boston University, all with honors. He also holds multiple patents in data transmission, analytics, and visualization.

You can still get early-bird rates through June 29, 2014, so register for the 2014 Reel Video Summit today and save your organization (or yourself) some money.