We Interact because marketing tech and trends move with blistering speed in our post-digital world. We Interact because gathering world-class experts and droves of energetic professionals in one place is the best way to share experiences, information, and encouragement. Most of all, we Interact because we’re passionate about shaping the future of our brands, industry, and careers. Plus, it’s a heck of a good time. 

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Columbus, Ohio. Interact happens in The Ohio Union on the campus of THE Ohio State University. 

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Conference Day

May 18 @ 9am – 3pm

Soak up all the awesomeness with hundreds of your (soon-to-be) closest marketing friends as you learn and laugh with some of the industry’s biggest brains and brightest stars.


Workshop Day

May 19 @ 9am – 3pm

Regroup with your Interact family for an exciting day of discovery filled with intimate idea-sharing and skill-sharpening sessions led by super-smart digital marketing pros.

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Ann Handley

Ann is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author who speaks worldwide about how businesses can escape marketing mediocrity to ignite tangible results. IBM named her one of the 7 people shaping modern marketing. She is the Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs; a LinkedIn Influencer; a keynote speaker, mom, dog person, and writer.

Will Leach

Will is the founder of TriggerPoint, which helps today’s largest brands understand and change consumer behavior through Behavioral Research and Design. He’s the author of the bestselling book “Marketing to MindStates: The Practical Field Guide to Applying Behavioral Design to Marketing” and also a 2-time winner of the EXPLOR Award for behavioral science research innovation.

Jessica Best

Jessica, massive email marketing nerd and permission-marketing evangelist, is VP of Data-Driven Marketing for Barkley. She’s worked to lift ROI in customer- and data-driven marketing for brands like Dairy Queen, Spirit Airlines, Winnebago, Planet Fitness, Beauty Brands, Hostess, Water.org, Farmland Foods, Hallmark Baby, At Home, Banfield Pet Hospitals, SelectQuote, Boulevard Brewing Company, and more.

Lianna Patch

Lianna Patch is a conversion copywriter and comedian whose greatest dream is to make your customers pause, smile, and click (in that order). Conquer campaigns with her at Punchline Conversion Copywriting, or get quick copy jobs done at SNAP Copy.

AJ Wilcox

AJ Wilcox is a LinkedIn Ads pro who founded B2Linked.com, a LinkedIn Ads-specific ad agency, in 2014. As official LinkedIn partners, they manage some of the world's most sophisticated global advertising accounts. He's a ginger and a triathlete. He and his wife live in Utah, with their four kids, and his company car is a wicked-fast go-kart.

Douglas Burdett

Douglas Burdett is Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY, a manufacturing marketing agency, and is the host of The Marketing Book Podcast, which was named by LinkedIn as one of "10 Podcasts That Will Make You a Better Marketer" and by Forbes as one of "11 Smart Podcasts That Will Keep You In The Know." In lieu of a mid-life crisis, Douglas started performing standup comedy. He's all better now, thanks.

Brooke Sellas

Brooke B. Sellas is the CEO & Founder of B Squared Media, an award-winning, done-for-you social media management, advertising, and customer care agency. She recently joined Mark Schaefer as the new co-host on the top-rated Marketing Companion podcast. Brooke's marketing mantra is "Think Conversation, Not Campaign" so be sure to give her a shout on Twitter.



  • Each year, the Interact Conference provides the fuel needed to make an impact on our business... We soak up as much as possible, then come back ready to incorporate all of the key tactics and strategies we have learned. It is an invaluable experience in every way - and gets better every year.

  • Interact brings inspiration and passion to marketers of all levels. It provides knowledge and new perspectives to challenge marketers to grow their thinking and feel passionate about their influence in the world.

  • I have attended the Interact conference for two years now and each time I have walked away with valuable insight into how to more effectively reach our digital marketing goals. The speakers are knowledgeable and the attendees are eager to learn and network.

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