Ashley Swartz

Principal
Furious Minds

A respected thought-leader in the industry, Swartz sits on the advisory board of the International Association of Internet Professionals. Additionally, she regularly presents and speaks at conferences such as Digital Hollywood, CTIA Wireless, Bloomberg's Media Summit, The National Association of Broadcasters Show, and more, on bridging media and marketing with the ever-changing digital landscape and emerging models of monetization for content and advertising.

Swartz joined Digitas from Ag8, Ltd. where she was the North American Interim CEO. During her time in the London office, she led all commercial efforts and oversaw the strategic planning of the launch of the agency - the first digital, premium, brand-funded, open-media franchise. Swartz was also responsible for developing and forging sales and partnerships to ensure broad distribution and effective media planning for the agency and its brand partners, including Google and YouTube.

Before working at Ag8, Ltd., Swartz was the SVP, Managing Director of Emerging Media at PHD. At PHD, she was the thought leader for all emerging media, serving the companyís North American client roster and oversaw a team of digital strategists and functional experts that contributed to the planning and creative processes for each account. Swartz has also held positions at Double Fusion, Eiko Media, Inc., Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, and SPK2ME Communications in the Netherlands.