Anne Marie Stephen, a tech and retail veteran and leading voice in the space, is taking the helm at Street Fight, the premier media, research, and events company covering local marketing and technology. As president, Stephen will oversee Street Fight’s overall strategy, events, and budget as it pursues aggressive growth in 2019.
Stephen is the founder of Retail Innovation Lounge, an event platform that focuses on the bread and butter of Street Fight’s own editorial coverage: innovation in brand and online-to-offline marketing driven by cutting-edge technology. She is also CEO of kwolia, which offers strategic insights on innovation to clients in retail, CPG, tech, and other industries.
“We are thrilled to have Anne Marie on board,” said Manish Patel, CEO of Brandify, parent company of Street Fight. “A natural design thinker and an authentic storyteller with a keen perspective on innovation and collaboration, she brings a fresh perspective and approach to our ambitious plans at Street Fight to be the go-to resource covering the technology, brands, and people transforming the way businesses connect with their consumers.”
“I am very excited to join Street Fight and work alongside such a talented and dedicated team as we move into our next phase of growth,” said Stephen. “Street Fight remains focused on online-to-offline connection while expanding our mission to help our community of brand marketers get to the next level of ‘how’ with our daily newsletter, digital publication, research, and must-attend events. I look forward to deepening our commitment as a partner and resource to the industry.”