Join Us June 6, 2019
Boston, MA

Becoming Better. Together.

In today’s market, change may seem like the only constant. How do marketers create lasting connections with audiences that build trust and drive engagement despite all this change? At Forward, marketing leaders from around the world will come together to share, learn, and empower each other to become better. Better marketers, better leaders, and better storytellers. Join us at Forward 2019 and let’s grow better together.


A Taste of the Action!

Check out the above video to get a taste of the action and sense of community formed at Skyword’s annual conference. You won’t want to miss the speakers and fun we have planned for 2019!

2019 Keynotes

More to Come

Tom Gerace, Founder & CEO, Skyword

Tom Gerace is the founder and CEO of Skyword, the leading content marketing technology and services company that broke the industry mold when it was founded in 2010. Combining best-in-class content marketing with best-in-class analytics, Skyword empowers today’s top brands to create unique content experiences that deliver customer value and drive business success. With Robert McKee, award-winning story authority and best-selling author, Gerace has led Storynomics™ Seminars, which instructed senior executives and marketing professionals on how to apply storytelling structure to their business in order to drive revenue, margins, and brand loyalty. Prior to Skyword, Gerace founded Be Free, a publicly traded affiliate marketing platform and services company, which transformed online advertising from pay-per-view to pay-for-performance advertising. Early in his career, Gerace served as a senior business analyst at the Harvard Business School, where he wrote the first case studies on the emergence of the Internet in 1998.

Allen Gannett, Chief Strategy Officer, Skyword

Allen Gannett was the founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a marketing analytics platform whose clients included Microsoft, Marriott, Saks Fifth Avenue, Home Depot, Aetna, Honda, and GE. In 2018 it merged with Skyword, the leading content marketing platform, where he now serves as Chief Strategy Officer. He has been on the “30 Under 30” lists for both Inc. and Forbes. He is a contributor for and his book, The Creative Curve, came out June 2018 from Currency, a division of Penguin Random House. The book has been featured on CNBC, Forbes, numerous top podcasts, and will be translated into seven other languages in 2019. Most importantly, he was once a very pitiful runner-up on Wheel of Fortune.



Stay tuned! We’ll be announcing the full speaker and session lineup soon. Session topics will include:

  • Driving Business Results with Content Marketing
  • Customer-Centric Marketing
  • Data-Backed Social Strategy
  • 2019 Digital Marketing Trends
  • Leveraging Data and Insights for Ideation
  • And more.

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The Revere Hotel

This year Forward is being held at Boston’s newly renovated The Revere Hotel. This luxury hotel offers the Downtown Boston experience, located between the city’s theater district and historic Back Bay. Complete with city skyline views from guest room balconies, an onsite fitness center, and heated pool, this venue will serve as a refreshing retreat from your daily routine. We’re holding a block of rooms for Forward attendees. To book your stay please visit the link below. Please note that rooms are booked on a first-come-first-serve basis, so please book your stay soon.


Who Attends

Marketers from all over the country attend Forward to connect and elevate their marketing strategies. Our speakers hail from the world’s leading brands with focuses on content marketing, strategy, brand, social media, operations, and more. At Forward we are empowering all marketers to be better together. We hope you’ll join us!



Connect With Top Brands

These are just some of the notable brands that joined us at Forward 2018

Forward combines quality speakers, actionable content, and an inspiring energy. This is definitely a conference not to be missed.

– Sharifah Niles-Lane, VP Digital Marketing and Social Media, Eastern Bank


Register Today! Take advantage of our special New Year rate! From now until February 15 you can get your ticket for just $99.


Want to share your knowledge with marketing leaders from the world’s top companies? Join us at Forward 2019 as a speaker.