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  • Morgan Spurlock
    Award-Winning Writer, Director & Producer
    Morgan Spurlock Info Events
    Morgan Spurlock is a New York-based writer, director and producer. His first film, Super Size Me, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 and won him Best Directing honors. The film went on to win the inaugural Writers Guild of America best documentary screenplay award as well as garner an Academy Award nomination for best feature documentary.

    Since then he has directed, produced and distributed multiple film and TV projects, including the critically acclaimed FX television series, 30 Days, and the films Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?, Confessions of a Superhero, Czech Dream, Chalk, The Future of Food, What Would Jesus Buy?, Freakonomics,The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Comic-Con: Episode IV - A Fan’s Hope and Mansome.

    In 2013, Spurlock directed the highest grossing documentary of the year, the 3D concert doc One Direction: This Is Us and returned to television via the CNN original series Morgan Spurlock: Inside Man, which recently won the IDA Documentary Award for best limited series. The second season will premiere on CNN April 13th.
  • Miles Nadal
    Chairman & CEO
    MDC PARTNERS
    Miles Nadal Info Events
    Miles Nadal founded MDC Partners in 1980, and has since grown the company into one of the world’s leading and fastest-growing business transformation organizations, with an extended network of over 14,000 employees and approximately 6.5 billion dollars in billings. The MDC partner firms, which include some of the world’s most creative and highly awarded agencies, utilize technology, marketing communications, data analytics, insights and strategic consulting solutions to drive meaningful returns on marketing and communications investments for clients worldwide.

    In recognition of his achievements in business and his philanthropic endeavors, Miles has been honored with numerous awards, including selection for the “Top 40 Under 40” and Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2012, he was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Legends and was named Executive of the Year by MediaPost Magazine. Miles also holds an honorary doctorate degree from Tel Aviv University and is an active member of the Marketing 50, Global 50 and G100.
  • Keith Reinhard
    Chairman Emeritus
    DDB
  • 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.

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Advertising Week Blog Is Fame In Danger Of Killing The Social Media Star?

fameBy Sarah Mawson, Head of Celebrity, Celebrity Intelligence It’s safe to say social media stars are officially here to stay, bagging high-end campaign deals previously reserved for celebrities. There are certainly pros to brands working with influencers and YouTube stars over the likes of Oscar-nominee Emma Stone, but what happens when the lines are blurred […]

Advertising Week Blog More Than A Grand Prix Winner: Love Has No Labels

rga-bannerThere’s been quite the (well-deserved) buzz over this work from R/GA and the Ad Council. “Love Has No Labels” is truly powerful and one can only hope that it makes a difference in stemming bias and prejudice in the US. The work itself is truly amazing in its power and simplicity — a clear message, […]

Advertising Week Blog #ThereWillBeHaters

hatersBy Pete Jackson, Senior Planner, Mr. President Adidas launched their new campaign ‘There Will Be Haters’ a couple of weeks ago. Here it is below. Be careful if you’ve historically had problems with strobe lighting or Japanese cartoons. It clearly taps in to an issue prevalent in modern football (the magnified and outrageous lifestyles earned […]

Advertising Week Blog Having A Laugh In Advertising

roryDeconstructing humour isn’t funny. Certainly, no joke was ever made funnier by explaining it. “Let me tell you why that’s funny,” might even be a prelude to getting punched in the kisser at a pub. But getting to the heart of what makes things funny is at the centre of human behaviour, and human behaviour […]

Advertising Week Blog What Marketers Can Learn From The Podcast “Serial”

serial-600By Pete Jackson, Senior Planner, Mr President It is wonderfully refreshing to hear the Mr President office abuzz with podcast fever. Yes, January’s water cooler fad is not a gritty methamphetamines-based drama or a comedian’s YouTube channel or Craig David’s instagram feed. In fact, it’s a podcast about a murder investigation in Baltimore. And it’s […]

Advertising Week Blog Creativity Without Borders

cwbBy Stephanie Feeney, Director of Strategy at 72andSunny NL As Tibor Kalman wrote in the manifesto that inspired Colors magazine, and also the UNHATE work for Benetton that launched this office: “We’re all different and we’re all the same. Diversity is good. The world would be a very boring place if everyone wore Armani suits, […]

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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.