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Content & Marketing Brand Summit: Grit Daily x Microsoft for Startups

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11 Times Square

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Grit Daily tackles what people are thinking but just don't say out loud at Reactor, a Microsoft - Times Square collab on all things tech.

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On the Docket: Investigating the "market for attention" with content and marketing

A Grit Daily Live production, in collaboration with Microsoft and Microsoft for Startups filmed in Times Square, New York. Includes drinks -- alcoholic and not.

With media from Grit Daily, Esquire, New York Observer, Vice, The Rising, and Hackernoon— with moderator Drew Grant.

We've heard the stats:

- Why marketers are killing, not capturing, attention

- How to openly embrace your weaknesses

- How to study the people who have accomplished what you want to, too

Here to go a layer deeper behind the psychology, economics, and structural obstacles behind those points:

- Moderated by guest moderator Brendan Sullivan (Lady Gaga’s DJ, contributor, Esquire) and Drew Grant (Managing Editor) with:

- John Hall, Author of "Top of Mind"

- Troy Osinoff, Juice Labs

- Chad Brittian, NVS Design

- Mindie Kaplan, MaleRoom

And special guests:

Shubh Anand, Citylight VC

Don Valdez, BeOp

Fionna Agomuoh, Business Insider

Alana Mayer, Quip magazine

Xavier White (musician)

Ralph Cartwright (Hawke Media)

Liliya Treyger (New Vibe)

Margaryta Korotun (Calvin Klein)

Terri Freeman (National Civil Rights Museum)

Casey Golden (LuxLock), John Lynn (Cela), Nima Vieseh (BBC-featured artist), execs from Samsung, Microsoft and many more. With special guest, Frank Denbow (Microsoft for Startups).

The panel time is 7:35PM - 8:00PM with drinks and networking before and after.

Open to the public, tickets are few in number (100) and first available to Grit Daily's audience.

Previous guests include:


Amazon Audible

Aruba Networks




Google (Deals)

500 Startups

Nerd Wallet


Southern Nevada


The New York Times

Elite Daily


Yahoo! News



Pacific Mortgage Group, and more.

Other media in attendance includes VentureBeat, Inno & Tech Today, Hackernoon, Odyssey Online, Kivo Daily, TheStreet.com, and The Next Web.


Grit Daily News is the top news source on Millennial and Gen Z brands — from fashion, tech, influencers, entrepreneurship, and life. Based in New York, our team is global and brings with it over 400 years of combined reporting experience. The champion of live journalism — including its own events in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Lisbon, Miami, and Tampa — Grit Daily’s team includes all stars and media veterans from ABC, CBS, CNN, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., Vice, and Vox — among others.


The author of "Top of Mind," John Hall explains how consumer needs and expectations have changed and what this shift means for those interested in building a long-lasting, trustworthy, and influential brand. From building strong, transparent relationships by helping others to amplify your message through content, John discusses what it truly takes to build trust, earn space at the top of your audience’s minds, and create an opportunity for your company.

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