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    IPG
  • David Fincher
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    David Fincher Info Events
    DAVID FINCHER directs movies, television, commercials, and music videos. He hopes that people like them, but if they don't, it is not for lack of effort.
  • Perez Hilton
    Perez Hilton Info Events
    Since launching the celebrity entertainment blog PerezHilton.com in 2004, Perez Hilton has created a media empire that spans across online, publishing, television, radio, music, and live events. In addition to his PerezHilton.com blog, which has become one of the leading sources for celebrity news amassing over 300 million hits a month, Hilton runs five additional digital properties focused on fashion, fitness, family, animals, and a mobile app. Hilton has published three books, hosted and appeared on numerous television programs like The View, The Talk, Wendy Williams, Miss USA, The Today Show and GMA. Hilton's passion for music as lead him to create the hugely successful music event series "One Night In…" in 2008, which features up-and-coming and top musical acts and four volumes of the popular album "POP UP". On radio, Hilton is host to the twice-daily celebrity and entertainment news feature "Radio Perez." Hilton was named the #1 Web Celeb in 2007, 2008, and 2009 by Forbes Magazine, one of the 15 most influential Hispanics in the US by People en Espanol, the 2009 Hispanic of the Year by Hispanic Magazine, one of Time Magazine's '100 Most Influential People of 2007' and as a tastemaker, 'Newsweek' has compared his influence on the music scene to Oprah's book club. 2010 Perez Hilton appeared on The Ellen Show to declare a change to Perezhilton.com that 'needed to happen' to help end gay bullying, Hilton told Ellen he wanted to lead by example, declaring "I want to be part of the solution, I want to be the change I want to see in others." Hilton carried his anti bullying message to OUT Magazine, The Advocate, Oprah's Life Class and The Trevor Project. 2012 Perez 'made jaws drop' according to Huffington Post as he flaunted his new healthy lifestyle at Logo's NNN Awards which also included an impressive six pack, and a weight loss of about 80 pounds. On February 17, 2013, Perez surprised his fans by welcoming a son, Mario Armando Lavandeira II, into the world via surrogate. The birth of "Perez Jr," as he is affectionately called, made headlines around the world and was featured on the front page of the LA Times, HELLO Magazine, Parenting Magazine, and UK Daily Mail. Still, in 2014 Perezhilton.com is the only major entertainment website privately owned and operated. Visit Perez Hilton online at www.perezhilton.com. Join Perez Hilton on Facebook with over one million LIKES, Twitter with over 6 million followers and @perezhilton with over 181k followers.
  • Tim Armstrong
    Chairman & CEO
    AOL

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Advertising Week Blog D&AD New Blood: Real Briefs, Real Clients, Real Opportunity

unleashSomewhere, in a box in the basement of my mother’s house in suburban Philadelphia, are some storyboards that I “created” as a 9-year old for for Faygo soft drink. That fizzy elixir was apparently a big deal back in the 70s. It is likely that the stick figures and bizarre storylines that featured baseball, kick-the-can […]

Advertising Week Blog Evolution of Digital Marketing #AWCHAT: Content

socialWant to really engage your customers? Be a human and remember the golden rule… treat others as you would expect them to treat you. Would you spam your friends’ Facebook feeds with the same post over and over? Would you share photos of your family vacation with those you’re connected to on LinkedIn? Of course […]

Advice + Wisdom Of Social Media And Significant Decisions

decsWe all make a lot of decisions every day. From the personal ones we all make like what to wear to work and where to eat lunch to professional ones like how to allocate part of the budget or to which social media specialist a new account gets assigned. One decision I struggle making though, […]

Advice + Wisdom An Open Letter to Soon-to-Be Grads

grads2Dear Soon-to-Be 2015 Grads, “Millennials are lazy, entitled and think they know everything.” The validity of these labels about millennials, along with others, was discussed in a recent Forbes article and by many other media and social media outlets over the past couple months. And while these stereotypes are far from the truth, I am […]

Advertising Week Blog #EatAdWaffle: What Can We Learn From Industry Jargon?

bannerBy Leena Shah, Communications Marketing Manager, Microsoft UK Slang, jargon, waffle – whatever you want to call it, colloquial language is rife throughout the advertising industry. While its use can be very effective at communicating meaning amongst like-minded people, the terms used by advertisers are occasionally so obscure they even confound their peers in the […]

Advice + Wisdom How Getting A Coffee Can Improve Your Ideas

gettingacoffeeIt’s an extremely simple thing to do. But very few of you will be able to do it. I’m talking about taking the “Coffee Challenge”: Next time you visit a coffee store, ask for 10 percent off your purchase. Then wait for a reaction. “How will this work?” you’ll say. “Let’s take Starbucks. Their employees […]

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Amazon Media Group
Millions of people come to Amazon to find, discover and buy products every day. We’re obsessed with making their shopping experience the best it can be, and advertising is part of that experience. Our advertising program is based on more than 17 years of personalization experience and informed by billions of observed shopping behaviors. This results in advertising that is more precise and more relevant for our customers, enhancing their experience on our sites.
Adobe
Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Our tools and services allow our customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. We help our customers make, manage, measure, and monetize their content across every channel and screen.
Exponential
Exponential Interactive (www.exponential.com) is the global provider of advertising intelligence and digital media solutions to brand advertisers.

Our e-X Advertising Intelligence Platform combines proprietary audience data and technology to deliver advertising intelligence that enables smarter, better-informed marketing decisions.

Our audience engagement divisions - Appsnack, AdoTube, Firefly Video and Tribal Fusion - apply advertising intelligence to deliver high-impact, high-engagement campaigns across display, video and mobile media.

Exponential offers solutions in 22 countries worldwide.
Fortune
FORTUNE is a global leader in business journalism with a combined audience of more than 13 million readers in print and online. FORTUNE’s major franchises include the FORTUNE 500, the 100 Best Companies to Work For and the Fastest-Growing Companies. FORTUNE hosts a wide range of annual conferences, including FORTUNE Most Powerful Women, FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech, FORTUNE Brainstorm Green and the FORTUNE Global Forum. FORTUNE was the first business magazine with an iPad app and has more than 1.3 million followers on Twitter.
Microsoft
Microsoft Advertising provides advertisers and publishers with digital media and support to help drive deep and profitable engagement with consumers across Microsoft’s devices and services. This includes a media network that reaches hundreds of millions of consumers around the world, and services and sales support to help advertisers and agencies untangle the complexities of digital media to get more value from marketing and content investments. Microsoft Advertising makes buying and selling simple on leading media and innovative devices that include Windows 8, Windows Phone, Xbox 360, Skype, Bing, MSN and more.
NBCUniversal
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.

NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
NCC Media
NCC Media is an advertising sales, marketing, and technology company that harnesses the enormous reach and consumer power of cable television programming, new interactive technologies, and online products in every US market. We work on behalf of virtually all of America’s leading regional and national advertisers. NCC is headquartered in The Chrysler Building in New York City with over 450 employees across 17 offices nationwide.
Rovio
Rovio Entertainment, founded in 2003, is an industry-changing entertainment media company and creator of the globally successful Angry Birds franchise. Angry Birds, a casual puzzle game, became an international phenomenon within a few months of its release and is now the number one downloaded app of all time. Rovio has launched numerous blockbuster games for different platforms: Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Space, Angry Birds Friends, Amazing Alex, Bad Piggies, Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Birds Star Wars II and Angry Birds GO!

ollowing this success in mobile gaming, Angry Birds has expanded rapidly in entertainment, publishing, and licensing to become a beloved international brand. Rovio has grown alongside Angry Birds, and the multifaceted entertainment house currently employs about 800 professionals across it's office around the world.

Rovio’s reach extends far beyond Finnish borders, with current employees representing more than 38 nationalities. As a rapidly growing company with plenty of opportunities for go-getters, the company is especially attractive to young people who are ready to show their mettle. Rovio regularly brings new talent to the field through training programs.

Rovio has created a world-class entertainment industry in Finland and turned it into a significant local employer. With an open organizational culture that welcomes new ideas and suggestions for improvements at all levels, Rovio is constantly looking to innovate and grow along with its employees.
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal is America's most-trusted and largest newspaper by paid circulation with more than 2.2 million subscribers and is an indispensable digital news source with 33 million global unique visitors each month. Spanning 12 editions in nine languages, The Wall Street Journal delivers the largest audience of affluent and influential consumers across platforms and regions.
Yahoo!
Yahoo is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining - whether you're searching the web, emailing friends, sharing photos with family, or simply checking the weather, sports scores or stock quotes.
Precision Market Insights from Verizon
The PrecisionID is a deterministic identifier matched to devices on Verizon’s wireless network powering data-driven marketing and addressable advertising solutions that offer audience scale and increase ROI.
WebMD
WebMD has created an organization that we believe fulfills the promise of health information on the Internet. We provide credible information, supportive communities, and in-depth reference material about health subjects that matter to you. We are a source for original and timely health information as well as material from well known content providers.

The WebMD content staff blends award-winning expertise in journalism, content creation, community services, expert commentary, and medical review to give our users a variety of ways to find what they are looking for.
Acxiom
The skills and dedication of our associates transformed Acxiom from a small data processing company into a market leader.
 
Founded in 1969, Acxiom (Nasdaq: ACXM) is headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., and serves clients around the world from locations in the United States, Europe, Asia-Pacific and South America.
 
Acxiom is an enterprise data, analytics and software as a service company that uniquely fuses trust, experience and scale to fuel data-driven results. For over 40 years, Acxiom has been an innovator in harnessing the most important sources and uses of data to strengthen connections between people, businesses and their partners. Utilizing a channel and media neutral approach, we leverage cutting-edge, data-oriented products and services to maximize customer value. Every week, Acxiom powers more than a trillion transactions that enable better living for people and better results for our 7,000+ global clients.
Millennial Media
Millennial Media is the leading independent mobile advertising platform. The Company’s unique data asset and full technology stack enable its demand and supply-side clients to garner meaningful results to drive their business. Based on its mobile-first approach to data, technology, and audience targeting, Millennial Media is leading the market by connecting consumers with relevant messages across screens. For advertisers looking to reach and engage with consumers, Millennial Media offers a broad array of solutions, delivered through brand, performance, and programmatic approaches. For developers and publishers, the Company offers a comprehensive set of managed and automated services to maximize revenue.
MLB Advanced Media
New York's largest born-and-bred high tech company, MLBAM is the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball. Its proprietary technology infrastructure manages live multi-platform video content for dozens of clients. It captures, encodes and distributes 25,000 live video events annually.
AOL
AOL is a brand company, committed to continuously innovating, growing, and investing in brands and experiences that inform, entertain, and connect the world.