AWD23 Speaker, Patrick Gilbert

Patrick Gilbert

COO, AdVenture Media


Patrick Gilbert was named one of the world’s top 5 most influential PPC experts by PPC Hero in 2022. He is the author of Join or Die: Digital Advertising in the Age of Automation, a book that completely disrupted the status quo of the digital advertising industry and has since been named one of the top 14 best advertising books of all time by teambuilding.org.

Patrick has delivered keynotes on automation and marketing strategy at conferences held in New York, London, Dublin, Amsterdam, and Brussels, and he was selected by Google’s automation team for a Think With Google spotlight video series published in 2022.

Patrick is the Chief Operating Officer at AdVenture Media, an award-winning digital advertising agency with 40 employees and offices in New York, Philadelphia, and Ft. Lauderdale. AdVenture manages paid media campaigns for some of the fastest-growing brands in the world, from DTC ecommerce brands to brick-and-mortar retailers and local service providers. Their work history includes experience with American Eagle Outfitters, Perfumania, Sports Illustrated, Nasdaq, Hanes, Asurion, iBUYPOWER, Sennheiser, AMC Networks, and dozens of other exciting brands leveraging paid search, paid social, and other forms of digital media to grow their revenue online.