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On Day two of this year’s ecommerce conference, Micky Onvural (CEO, Bonobos), Ben Harrell (CMO, Priceline), and Kieran Luke (GM Credentials, General Assembly/GA) break it all down in their session, “The Ingredients of a Successful Marketing Team.”
Why this panel topic?
These ecommerce marketing leaders see team curation as both an art and a science. When starting from scratch, it’s critical to understand the vital skills and components that a modern marketing team requires. Just as important, leaders have to anticipate and adapt to the needs of an evolving marketing organization as a company grows. Given the multitude of challenges digital marketers face—driving growth, personalizing experiences, optimizing budgets, building lasting brands—what’s the only way to get it all done?
What will this panel teach me?
Moderated by Kieran Luke, the panelists will discuss how standards can help leaders set expectations individually and across the entire team, and subsequently, install tools around those expectations that ensure success. Luke will gently guide the discussion based on the work of General Assembly’s Standards Board. Comprised of marketing mavens like Booz Allen Hamilton, L’Oréal and Nielsen, GA’s Board established a set of standards to help define the skill requirements across the in-demand fields of data science and digital marketing. The results of using GA’s standards are widespread, long-lasting and imperative to team success. Find out how this team building methodology clarifies career pathways, streamlines hiring practices and guides strategic development for employees and teams.
Who are the panelists?
Micky Onvural is the CEO of Bonobos. Over her 20 years in consumer marketing, Onvural earned a reputation for developing stand-out brand, business and marketing strategies that deliver real results. Prior to her role as CEO, she served as Bonobos’ Chief Marketing Officer, a role in which she was responsible for relaunching the brand, internally leading Walmart’s acquisition of the company and driving business results across owned, earned and paid media channels. Before Bonobos, she served as vice president of consumer marketing at Trulia, establishing it as a household name. Before Trulia, she held marketing leadership roles at companies including L’Oréal, Kellogg’s, TokBox, and eBay.
Ben Harrell is Chief Marketing Officer at priceline. In this role, he is responsible for all marketing activities. He began his tenure in the Priceline Group (now Booking Holdings) in 2006 on the Financial Planning & Analysis team. He then built a team of analysts while working for Booking.com in Amsterdam from 2009 to 2012, before moving to priceline to join its marketing team. In 2016, he took responsibility for all of marketing at priceline.
Harrell has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Yale University, and an MBA from NYU in Finance, Law & Accounting, and Change Management.
He considers himself an analyst, and loves nothing more than building great teams and using data to make decisions. He is originally from Southern California and he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and cheering on the Dodgers and Lakers.
How can I see this panel?
To get more insights like these, join us for our upcoming virtual events and apply to attend CommerceNext IRL today. The conference will take place on September 28-29, 2021 in NYC. Inc.com named CommerceNext one of "Top 5 ECommerce Conferences for 2019 and 2020." We hope you will join us for an upcoming event.