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Conference Educates Real Estate, Auto, Insurance & Mortgage Professionals on Social Media and Digital Marketing Innovation; Takes Place Jan. 17, 2019 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL

 Miami, Fla. — Nov. 16, 2018 — Highly successful serial entrepreneur and VaynerX Chairman Gary Vaynerchuk, along with his digital agency VaynerMedia, have just announced an impressive lineup of speakers for the second annual Agent2021, a one-day conference educating real estate, auto, insurance and mortgage agents and brokers about social media and digital marketing innovation.

The list of initial speakers includes Matt Higgins, investor on the ABC show “Shark Tank,” Miami Dolphins vice chairman, and co-founder/CEO of RSE Ventures, a private investment firm that incubates and invests in companies across sports and entertainment, food and lifestyle, media and marketing, and technology. Higgins will participate in the event’s opening fireside chat with Vaynerchuk on Jan. 17 at 8:30 a.m. on the field of Hard Rock Stadium.

Additional speakers include Patty Arvielo, president and co-founder of New American Funding, Gabrielle Garrison, client solutions manager with Facebook; Brad Auerbach, head of Industry, Insurance with Facebook; Ryan Huff, research analyst with Twitter; John Fitzpatrick, president & CEO of Force Marketing & Helix Technologies; Molly McKinley, VP of Marketing, First; Dave Dickman, CEO of Tagger Media; Nicolle Lamb, VP of Production, Dealer Inspire; Pat Kinsel, CEO of Notarize; Denise Casagrande, VP of Marketing, PCG Companies; Dan Moore, president of VistaDash; Andrew Tai, CEO of MotoInsight; Marina Kitgor, regional vice president, Factual; Ace Watanasuparp, VP of Residential Lending, Citizens Bank; Raj Qasar, CEO/owner of the Boutique Real Estate Group; Douglas Jones, managing partner of JAG Insurance Group; Chelsea Peitz, national director of social sales for FNF; Jason Frazier, founder & CEO of The Agent Marketer; Darin Lynch, founder & CEO, Irish Titan; and Bradley Flowers, co-host of the Insurance Guys Podcast.

Speakers from VaynerMedia include Vaynerchuk; Justine Bloome, chief strategy officer; Steve Babcock, chief creative officer; Jeff Nicholson, chief media officer; Lindsay Blum, VP of VaynerTalent; Matt Guerin, VP of Partnerships; Avery Durnan, VP of Media; Jon Morgenstern, VP of Paid Media; David Cortes, VP of Integrated Strategy; and Robbie Deeks, director of Ecommerce Revenue.

The one-of-a-kind conference, which attracts attendees from across the U.S., will feature in-depth information about digital media’s most powerful tools, platforms and tactics. Ticket holders will attend keynotes, panels, and networking sessions focused around actionable advice to grow their businesses, presented by some of the real estate, auto, insurance, and mortgage industries’ most innovative business leaders and brands. Industry panel topics have been released on the event website and include sessions on personal branding, content marketing, digital lead generation, influencer marketing, and much more.

“Having Matt Higgins on board for year two is super fun for me,” said Vaynerchuk. “As a CEO and entrepreneur, Matt has walked the walk and it will be fun to hear him share his successes and challenges to a group of like-minded business executives that love the grind as much as he does. He will drop a ton of knowledge ― I’m excited.”

“We’ve just announced a rock-star lineup of speakers from Facebook, Twitter, RSE Ventures, Citizens Bank, Tagger Media, New American Funding, Notarize, Factual, JAG Insurance Group, and Fidelity National Financial,” adds Kim Garcia, senior vice president of VaynerExperience. “Attendees will benefit immensely from their deep industry knowledge and success in the space. We’ll also have a significant presence from VaynerMedia’s leadership team, who will teach attendees many of the same strategies and tactics we deploy for our Fortune 500 clients.”

VaynerMedia is also proud to announce a partnership with Cole Information, which will engage event attendees through a cabana on the main field of the stadium. Cole Information is a market leader in hyper-local marketing solutions for small to medium sized businesses, specializing in industries including insurance, real estate and mortgage. At the event, attendees will learn how Cole Information’s data technology and integration partnerships are invaluable tools for filling their sales lead channels.

General Admission ticket holders will kick off the conference with a welcome reception on the evening of Jan. 16, while VIP buyers will have access to a private Q&A-style dinner with Vaynerchuk. The conference on Jan. 17 will open with a fireside chat featuring Vaynerchuk and Higgins, and then segue into industry breakout panel discussions led by notable speakers. Those who purchase videographer passes in addition to their general admission or VIP tickets will have the ability to bring a videographer to shadow them throughout the day and capture their experience.

Agent2021 will take place on Jan. 17, 2019, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. on the field of Hard Rock Stadium. Hard Rock Stadium is located at 347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens, FL 33056. Partner hotels for the event are located in Hollywood, and include CIRC Hotel in Hollywood; Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (attendees can use discount code “GAGE19”); and theMargaritaville Beach Resort.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit For press inquiries, please email

Editor’s Note: Media interested in attending Agent2021 can submit a formal request to for consideration by Monday, Dec. 3. Press badges are limited and all requests are subject to verification. Approved media will be notified no later than Monday, Dec. 17.

About VaynerExperience

Agent2021 is developed and produced by VaynerExperience. Launched in 2017, VaynerExperience is the live events and brand partnerships division of VaynerMedia. We specialize in finding underpriced attention, understanding emerging trends, and capitalizing on cultural moments through owned-and-operated events (including Agent2021 and VoiceCon), built-for-social experiences and B2B activations at industry conferences. For more information, visit Follow the conversation on Instagram@vaynerexperience, at Facebook @VaynerExperience and on Twitter @VaynerExperience.

About VaynerMedia

VaynerMedia is a full-service digital agency built for the now. We partner with clients to drive business outcomes with best-in-class modern video production, media planning & distribution, influencer marketing, Google & Alexa voice services, and everything in between.


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