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  • Irving Azoff
    Chairman, CEO
    AMSG ENTERTAINMENT
  • Sheryl Sandberg
    COO
    FACEBOOK
    Sheryl Sandberg Info Events
    Sheryl Sandberg is chief operating officer at Facebook, overseeing the firm's business operations. Prior to Facebook, Sheryl was vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, chief of staff for the United States Treasury Department under President Clinton, a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and an economist with the World Bank.

    Sheryl received a BA summa cum laude from Harvard University and an MBA with highest distinction from Harvard Business School.

    Sheryl is the author of the number-one bestseller Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead and founder of LeanIn.Org, a global community supporting women who lean in to their ambitions. Sheryl serves on the boards of Facebook, the Walt Disney Company, Women for Women International, ONE, V-Day, and the Center for Global Development.

    Sheryl lives in Menlo Park with her husband, son, daughter, and two fish.
  • Tim Armstrong
    Chairman & CEO
    AOL
  • Funkmaster Flex
    DJ/Musician & Producer
    Funkmaster Flex Info Events
    Funkmaster Flex is Hip Hop’s most prominent trendsetter… bar none! His name is known around the world and for well over a decade he has reigned as America’s number one Hip Hop personality… reaching nearly three million listeners weekly. In addition to radio, Flex has been dubbed the “evangelist of Hip Hop car culture” by the New York Times.

    Flex has become one of the world’s most famous DJs. When he plays a record, it becomes a hit. When he hits up an event, it sets attendance records. When he markets a product, people buy it. Flex is known, respected but, most importantly, he is trusted. Funkmaster Flex offers something that truly can’t be bought. He has creditability, and that makes him unstoppable.
    More than the most important radio DJ in Hip Hop, Funkmaster Flex is also the #1 Hip Hop pioneer in the digital space. His website InFlexWeTrust.com reaches over 1 Million visitors monthly, and the recent release of the DJ Funkmaster Flex App received over 100,000 downloads on the first day alone, now with over half million fans tuning in daily to check out the lastest music and entertainment news. He has earned the moniker “So Digital”.

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Advice + Wisdom When Opportunity Knocks, Part 2

oppknockThe day of my travel has arrived and I’m sitting in the airport at JFK trying to figure out the best way to write a blog post when I have no internet and only 30 minutes before my flight boards! (I’ve settled on writing myself a massive text message if you’re interested) As mentioned yesterday […]

Advertising Week Blog From Glamour To Global Human Rights: The Great Women In Marketing

hrOn a rainy November evening in London earlier this week, I made my way over to Soho’s Ham Yard Hotel to join members of The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) for the 2014 ‘Women In Marketing Awards’. I had been invited by Ade Onilude, who first set up the awards four years ago; we had […]

Advertising Week Blog DevOps For Marketers

devopsMarketing and advertising is never resistant to new words and phrases. One in particular has become popular over recent years: “agile”. It’s a term which has a specific context – a method of project management – but has become synonymous with a wider, yet deeper, cultural change within an organisation. It’s tied up with an […]

Advertising Week Blog Going Backwards: Facebook’s Travel Strategist Lee McCabe Shares His Vision For The Future

indafutureBritish lad Lee McCabe, Global Head of ‘Travel, Education & Professional Services, Vertical Strategy’ for Facebook, must be used to seeing queues forming when he is about to speak – and he certainly would not have been disappointed yesterday. Delegates at the World Travel Market 2014 in London flocked to hear his pearls of wisdom […]

Advice + Wisdom PR Pros, This Little Trick Will Be Most Helpful

trickLast week, we were sent an interesting story from a great PR firm in London. As a “news-ish” organization, I wanted to get it out to our audience while it was fresh. I had to do a little bit of digging to unearth the social handles. Generally, not a huge deal (and you’re probably thinking […]

Advertising Week Blog Cindy Gallop: On Advertising, Sex and Everything In Between

gallop-2014Cindy Gallop needs no introduction. You can’t not know who she is. Kat Gordon introduced her last year at the 3% conference as “the force of change who talks about things that are hard to talk about.” While Cindy’s startup Make Love Not Porn is trying to change the way people think about sex and […]

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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.

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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.