Denny’s CMO John Dillon on Rejuvenating America’s Diner, The Original Social Network

John Dillon, CMO of Denny’s, has been on a mission for 11 years to rejuvenate one the most iconic American brands, which has taken him on a journey from Senior Director to CMO. With a diverse background in “Pizza, Sports and Bacon”, John started his career in finance and worked his way up through different roles, giving him a robust portfolio of skills in finance, field marketing and consumer insights along his path to CMO.  Today, John leads a marketing organization that includes not just internal functions, but a robust ecosystem of 270+ franchisee groups (90% of 1700+ locations are franchisee owned) where many of the best ideas are born. Nadine Dietz is chief community officer at Adweek and host of the CMO Moves podcast.