THE WORLD'S PREMIER GATHERING OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS LEADERS. VERSION XI

Advertising Week is the world’s premier annual gathering of marketing and communications leaders each year in New York City.

With more than 250 distinct events, The Week is a hybrid of thought leadership Seminars featuring the industry’s best and brightest and engaging special events which galvanize targeted constituencies. Spawned from creative roots in 2004, Advertising Week now draws from the client, media and broader cultural communities with a laser focus on key business drivers which shape and influence the global industry.

Measured by breath, scope and impact, Advertising Week transcends standard industry conferences and The Week moves the needle on key industry challenges like talent and diversity via GeneratioNext and Advertising Futures.

THE NUMBERS

4 Days 250+ Events 90,000 Attendance 190+ Seminars + Workshops

A WEEK LONG ASSEMBLY of the industry's best & brightest Thought Leaders.
A DEDICATED FORUM for elite brand marketers, creative visionaries and dynamic media leaders and influencers
to share wisdom and success — Advertising Week is very much about Paving the Way Forward.
AN IMMERSIVE, ACCESSIBLE EXPERIENCE for the industry which is uplifting and creates excitement to both engage the present and Inspire the Future.
A SPRINGBOARD to create growth, attract and nurture talent and Generate Success.
A POSITIVE PLATFORM while not "delusional" this is very much about something Positive.

GOVERNANCE

  • CHAIRMAN Matt FreemanBain Capital
    CHAIRMAN Matt Freeman
    Partner, Bain Capital

    Matt is a partner at Bain Capital, one of the world’s leading private investment firms with approximately $70 billion under management. Matt leads growth initiatives for the firm’s global private equity portfolio and works with companies across industries including consumer products, retail, technology, financial services, media and telecommunications.

    Prior to Bain Capital, Matt spent several years at Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). As CEO of IPG Mediabrands Ventures and Co-Chairman of IPG Mediabrands, Matt helped lead IPG’s $36 Billion media division to record growth and recognition as Media Magazine’s Media Holding Company of the Year. Matt also served as global Vice Chairman of McCann Erickson, the world’s largest agency network.

    Before joining IPG, Matt spent time in the early-stage world of marketing technology as CEO of the online media company, Betawave, and as a director of the data and analytics firm, eXelate.

    Matt was also the Founder & CEO of Omnicom Group’s Tribal DDB Worldwide (NYSE: OMC) and grew Tribal from an idea to the largest and most awarded digital agency in the world with a global network of 46 offices in 28 countries. Under Matt’s leadership, Tribal won every major industry honor for innovation and effectiveness including Agency of the Year from Adweek and the International Advertising Festival at Cannes. In 2008, Tribal became the first digital agency ever to be named Global Network of the Year by Advertising Age. Matt also served on both the Board of Directors as well as the Executive Committee of DDB Group.

    Matt is currently the Chairman of Advertising Week and has been a board director for the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As), the Advertising Club of New York and the Marketing Committee of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Matt has also been inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) Hall of Achievement.
  • Dana AndersonMondelez International
    Dana Anderson
    Senior VP, Marketing Strategy and Communications
  • Maryam BanikarimGannett
    Maryam Banikarim
    Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Gannett

    Maryam Banikarim is the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Gannett. Responsible for national sales, company-wide marketing, communications, and research, her most important role is to be a catalyst for change -- translating disruptive ideas into measureable results.

    Widely known for her boundless curiosity, ability to build dynamic teams and forge partnerships, Maryam applies her entrepreneurial talents to drive change and effect growth. Her efforts have earned her a spot on a number of lists: The New York Post’s “50 Most Powerful Women in NYC,” Fast Company’s “Fast Fifty” list of corporate trailblazers and trendsetters, Fast Company’s “Top 10 Disrupters,” Crain’s New York Business and Advertising Age’s “40 under 40,” Advertising Age’s “Women to Watch” and most recently Fast Company’s “Most Creative People In Business 1000.”

    Maryam’s unorthodox career began at Young & Rubicam at the dawn of the dot-com era. From there she went on to Turner Broadcasting, MacMillan Publishing, and she was a lead team member for the launch of CitySearch. She then founded a designer handbag company and a thriving consulting business, which provided strategic expertise to a variety of clients including Deutsche Bank, Bacardi and Time-Warner. Her most recent roles were as Chief Marketing Officer of Univision Communications, Inc. and Senior Vice President for Integrated Sales Marketing at NBC Universal.

    Additionally, she is recognized as a Woman of Distinction by the League of Women Voters of the City of New York and was honored by the Girl Scouts Council of Greater New York. She serves on the boards of Reporters without Borders, Columbia University’s Alumni Association, the Ad Council, Advertising Week and the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center.

    Maryam earned both her MBA and Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University, and received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College, where she was a Harry S. Truman scholar. Maryam resides in New York City with her husband and two children.
  • Alvin BowlesBlinkx/Grab Media
    Alvin Bowles
    CEO Grab Media / SVP Video Blinkx

    Alvin Bowles, CEO for Grab Media, is responsible for all aspects of the company’s operations as well as spearheading strategic development and managing the firm’s growth. In August 2013, Bowles led Grab Media through an acquisition to blinkx, a publicly traded leading technology firm, headquartered in London. Based in New York, he reports directly to the Chief Business Officer for global operations.

    Bowles joined Grab from Viacom’s BET Networks, where as senior vice president – brand solutions, he led integrated sales and strategy efforts, including product integration, branded entertainment, original digital content, event execution and experiential marketing. He created a number of television and online properties on behalf of advertisers, which received a number of industry awards.

    Before joining BET Networks, Bowles worked at AOL as vice president and publisher of AOL Black Voices as a key member of the strategy sales team 2006-2007. In this role he oversaw sales and sales development for AOL multicultural division as the brand experienced tremendous growth during this period.

    From 2004-2006, Bowles worked at Time Warner as the vice president of the global asset media group developing cross-functional sales and marketing platforms for various divisions across Time Warner's portfolio. Before that, he served as Sony Music's director of business development and created strategic traditional and digital partnerships with brands on behalf of the label group. He began his career at JP Morgan where he spent three years as a corporate financial analyst, eventually transitioning into media.

    Bowles earned his MBA from Harvard University Graduate School of Business, where he was the chair of the annual HBS Alumni Conference. He received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He serves on the Board of Directors for a number of civic-minded ventures and is an active alumnus for both Michigan and Harvard.

    Alvin Bowles resides in New Rochelle, NY with his wife, Terri Prettyman Bowles and two daughters.
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  • Rick BoykoSparkstarters
    Rick Boyko
    Founder, Sparkstarters

    For nine years prior to founding Sparkstarters, Rick was Director and Professor at the VCU Brandcenter, considered to be the best graduate school for the Business of Marketing Communications. Under his leadership, the school doubled in size while its curriculum changed constantly, earning it the "Most Innovative Business School in the World" title in 2012.

    Prior to the Brandcenter, Rick spent 30 years working on major brands at agencies including Leo Burnett, Chiat/Day, and Ogilvy & Mather. As Co-President, Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy North America, he integrated Ogilvy’s North American offices leading the agency to be named Agency of the year by Advertising Age in 2000.

    Throughout his career, Rick has been dedicated to improving the industry having served on the Boards of the 4A’s, Art Directors Club and One Club. Currently, he sits on the Board of Advertising Week, where for eight years he led project inspire. He also served as the Dean of the Roger Hatchuel Academy in Cannes for six years. He has previously sat on the boards of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Napster and Butler Shine Stern & Partners.

    Rick was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Hall of fame in honor of his many contributions to the industry in 2012.
  • Paul CaineBloomberg Media Group
    Paul Caine
    Global Chief Revenue Officer, Bloomberg Businessweek
    Paul is Global Chief Revenue Officer of Bloomberg Media Group, Bloomberg L.P.'s global multi-platform media organization that comprises web, mobile, television, digital video, radio, print magazines and live events platforms. Paul, who joined Bloomberg L.P in June 2014, oversees all of Bloomberg Media's advertising sales and marketing efforts worldwide, while working to pursue innovative revenue models, opportunities in new markets and business development strategies.

    Prior to Bloomberg, Paul was CEO of WestwoodOne, the largest independent national audio media company in North America. He was recruited by private equity sponsors as a change agent to oversee all business functions and serve on the Board of Directors. In nine months, Paul successfully rebranded the company, transformed its terrestrial radio advertising offering with a suite of digital products, and negotiated and closed the acquisition of the company to Cumulus Media Inc. for $260 million.

    Previously, Paul served as Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer and Group President of Time Inc., where he oversaw the company’s multi-media advertising sales and marketing efforts. In this role, he introduced a global ad strategy for the company, including a series of new digital ad platforms that utilized Time Inc.'s scale, proprietary data, and technology partnerships to provide advertisers with greater access to and engagement with consumers across all media platforms including print, digital, video and live events.

    As Group President, Paul oversaw Time Inc.’s Branded Solutions, Research and Insights, Content Solutions, MNI and Targeted Media. He previously served as President and Group Publisher of the Style & Entertainment Group including six category-leading brands: People, InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, People StyleWatch, Essence and People en Español.

    During the course of his 23-year career at Time Inc., Paul also served as Publisher of People, Entertainment Weekly and Teen People. Prior to joining Time Inc., Paul worked at USA Today and J. Walter Thompson.

    Paul has been honored with many professional awards, including: Radio Ink’s 2013 "40 Most Powerful People in Radio," MIN’s 2013 "Mentor of the Year," The Adweek 50 in 2012, MIN’s 2010 Sales Executive Hall of Fame, Crain’s New York’s 2002 “40 Under 40,” The Advertising Club of New York’s 2006 President’s Award, and the AAF’s 2004 “Advertising Hall of Achievement” and Jack Avrett Volunteer Spirit Award. He also received the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award from The College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Association at Indiana University.

    In June 2014, Paul was appointed to the Board of Directors for Tremor Video Inc., an advertising technology company elevating brand performance across all screens for the world’s leading brands and publishers. He also serves on the Board's Audit Committee.

    A longtime music fan, Paul is a partner and advisor to the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, which provides a fan experience performing with A-list rock stars including Roger Daltry, Steven Tyler and Gene Simmons. He also served on the board of MusiCares from 2009-2013, including two years as Chairman. Paul currently serves on the board of City Meals-on-Wheels.

    In 2007, Paul and his wife started Griffin’s Giving Fund at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (in memory of their son, Griffin Matthew) to provide support to families faced with the illness or loss of a child.

    A graduate of Indiana University with a BA in Communications, Paul lives in New Jersey with his wife and three children.
  • Alex CameronKeek
    Alex Cameron
    CEO & Board Director, Keek

    Alexandra Cameron's media career spans two decades across radio, television, print and digital with extensive experience in creative process, product development, sales management, and operations with a specialty in monetization, establishing revenue streams and modeling around content. Her reputation has been built on being a fearless change agent and innovator who leads through fostering debate and collaboration in an industry that requires rapid evolution and vision.

    In her previous post since 2008 Cameron was SVP/ GM for Emmis NY including the iconic Hot 97 and marshaled the operation through the most turbulent period of the economic crisis and certainly the most challenging period the industry has ever faced.

    She sought and oversaw the right talent acquisitions to build Loud Digital a multicultural digital network of premium content and in her finale for Emmis NY, inked the deal cementing the vision to bring Hot 97 to living rooms across America with "This Is Hot 97" a comedic improv series currently airing on VH1. The show is a fresh and unexpected look into the cast of characters that breathe life into the legendary station that today has a massive, worldwide digitally engaged fan base in addition to the local listening audience. She credits working with a team of talented colleagues in achieving some groundbreaking "firsts" and a philosophy of culture built around innovation, collaboration and accountability.

    Cameron was promoted from Director of Sales for the NY cluster and lead the digital video transformation for the renown brand with Hot97TV.com. She was originally recruited by Emmis from Clear Channel NY to lead the sales organization for the globally recognized Hot 97 and was recruited by Clear Channel NY in 2000 to develop new revenue streams through brand strategy marketing executed across their media assets.

    Prior to her move to New York, she managed a diversified media portfolio for a Canadian rep firm.
  • Andrew CaponeNCC Media
    Andrew Capone
    SVP, Marketing & Business Development, NCC Media

    Andrew Capone joined America’s leading cable sales and marketing representative firm, NCC Media, in 2003, and currently serves as Senior Vice President, Marketing & Business Development. In this role, Capone oversees NCC’s Strategic Business Development effort as well as Corporate and Sales Marketing, Content Development, Cable Network Relations, Corporate Communications, PR and Sales Promotions. He also launched NCC’s Multicultural, News and Sports Sales teams.

    Capone has more than 25 years of experience in media sales, marketing and executive management. Prior to NCC, Capone spent 12 years rising through the ranks at NBC Television. There he held a variety of posts, including Senior VP of Marketing for the NBC Television Network, Vice President of Sales for CNBC Europe and Asia, VP Sales and Marketing for the NBC Owned and Operated Television Stations and Director of Sales at WTVJ Miami.

    He has also held executive roles in digital media, including Executive Vice President of Marketing & Operations for streaming video innovator Microcast, and SVP Sales for USA Networks Interactive.

    He began his career with MMT Sales and then moved to Media General Broadcasting at WFLA-TV in Tampa, FL.

    Capone graduated from the University of Miami, and lives in Sea Girt, New Jersey with his wife, Cynthia, and two children.
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  • Don ColemanGlobal Hue
    Don Coleman
    CEO and Chairman, Global Hue

    A former NFL linebacker and lifelong entrepreneur, Donald A. Coleman is a visionary and pioneer in the advertising industry. An advocate of ethnic and multicultural marketing, Coleman’s firm, GlobalHue, has been a conduit for companies wishing to speak to cultural markets using nontraditional messages that appeal to their values and beliefs.

    After graduating from the University of Michigan and serving a four-year stint in the NFL, Coleman began his advertising and communications career at Campbell-Ewald Advertising in Warren, Michigan. After Campbell-Ewald, he worked for a Chicago firm that targeted the African-American consumer market. In 1988, Coleman fulfilled his dream and started his own agency, Don Coleman Advertising, with which, in 2002, he acquired the Hispanic agency Montemayor y Asociados and the Asian agency Innovasia Communications to form GlobalHue.

    With offices in Detroit (Southfield) and New York City, GlobalHue is the nation’s largest minority-owned, full-service marketing communications agency with total market and cultural expertise. The agency handles total market for the Jeep brand and OneMain Financial, and for decades has been acknowledged for its multicultural expertise by its blue-chip clients, including Chrysler Group LLC, Verizon Wireless, Walmart and the U.S. Navy. In 2009, GlobalHue was recognized as the “Multicultural Advertising Agency of the Decade” by Adweek. Named one of the “12 Top Innovators in Marketing and Advertising” by Black Enterprise, and profiled in the New York Times as The Boss, a feature reserved for select leaders in the business world, Coleman is an innovator in the advertising industry and well known for his entrepreneurial spirit. His latest enterprise, GHV of New York, is an independent venture company that seeks opportunities in media, marketing and advertising to create alternative business for GlobalHue clients as well as for Fortune 500 companies.

    Coleman is also a member of the board of several organizations, most recently being appointed to the Spelman College Board of Trustees. He is also a philanthropist, contributing more than $5 million over the last five years to various organizations. Further, to promote entrepreneurship as a career choice amongst ethnic college students, Coleman launched The Coleman Entrepreneurial Scholarship (CES) in 2009. The mission of the scholarship is to be a leading scholarship fund that assists future generations and entrepreneurs in fulfilling their dreams. Since its inception, the Coleman Entrepreneurial Scholarship has awarded over $150,000 to its recipients.
  • Frank CooperPepsiCo Inc.
    Frank Cooper
    Chief Marketing Officer, PepsiCo Global Beverages Group

    Frank Cooper III is the Chief Marketing Officer for PepsiCo Global Beverages Group. In this role, Cooper oversees the transformation of PepsiCo’s overall marketing model, developing creative ideas for the 186 markets in the PepsiCo system, managing a team of 150 and spearheading the strategies and key partnerships across Media, Digital, and Entertainment.

    Most recently ranked #15 on Billboard Magazine’s 2014 “Power List,” Cooper has been featured in a variety of noted publications through the years marking his accomplishments in varied facets of business and creative pursuits. In 2010, Fast Company Magazine featured Cooper in their Top 100 Most Creative People in Business and in 2014’s Most Creative People In Business feature and ADCOLOR bestowed him with their coveted “Legend” award. Cooper is widely regarded as one of the most progressive and effective business leaders in developing brands and businesses. He has delivered keynotes and speeches at coveted global industry conferences and events including NAPTE, Dubai Music Week, Bloomberg @ Adweek, Milken Institute, IAB Annual Leadership Meeting, Conference Board, IEG Sponsorship Conference, Branded Entertainment Forum, Web 2.0 Conference, Mobile Marketing Association (Istanbul), Midem (Cannes), AToMiC (Canada), and Dmexco (Cologne, Germany).

    Prior to Pepsi, Frank’s career ranges from serving as a senior executive at iconic music labels – Motown and Def Jam Records– to working as an Internet entrepreneur and technology executive as co-founder of UBO.com and VP at AOL, to serving as a CMO at PepsiCo overseeing Consumer Engagement globally for its beverage sector.

    The diversity of Cooper’s past experience has served as a resource and catalyst driving disruption of the traditional marketing practices and models employed today. His diverse background combined with his unique approach to business and passion for creative endeavors have culminated in a slate of game-changing marketing campaigns and programs that have made a global impact on industry and consumers alike.

    Positioned at the intersection of entertainment, sports, music, technology and consumer products, in his current role, Cooper has assumed varied roles and disciplines in all of the aforementioned sectors. In television, he’s served as creator and Executive Producer of original television shows including The Next Great Game Gods with Spike TV. In videogames, he created and developed an MMO platform entitled Dew-Mocracy that was the most successful limited-time-only beverage in Pepsico history. In music, he closed direct-to-artist creative fund deals with megastars such as Beyonce, Blake Shelton, Michael Jackson, Lady Antebellum among others. In film, he has co-produced short films alongside Forest Whitaker and Terry Gilliam. In the digital space, he has executed digital partnerships and activations with Twitter, Google, YouTube, Microsoft and Apple. . In sports, he successfully brokered a 10-year agreement with the NFL. And, as part of the socially-conscious business movement, he led the breakthrough social giving platform: The Pepsi Refresh Project.

    Cooper is a graduate of the Harvard Law School, where he served as the Supreme Court Editor of The Harvard Law Review. He currently serves on several boards, including the American Advertising Federation (Chairman from 2009-2011) and New York-based tech start-up Flyby Media. He resides in new York with his wife, Nina, and 2 children.
  • Brian CurranDAS
    Brian Curran
    COO, DAS Brian Curran is Chief Operations Officer of CRM & Events at The DAS Group of Companies, the marketing services division of Omnicom Group Inc (OMC). He is responsible for the strategic development and operational performance of DAS’s extensive interests in the customer engagement, retail promotions and shopper, field, channel, mobile, entertainment, experiential and sports marketing space. He is also responsible for much of DAS’s corporate mergers and acquisition activity.

    Previously, he was International Chief Financial Officer of DAS from 1998-2003. In this role he was based in London, and was responsible for the operational and financial performance of the DAS businesses in Europe.

    Prior to that, he was the Group Financial Director of Rapp UK from 1986-1998. Rapp is the leading customer engagement agency in the United Kingdom, and over that period Mr. Curran provided the stewardship to support the growth in their business from billings of $20m to $200m, including the sale of the business to DAS in 1994.

    Mr. Curran is an economics graduate of the London School of Economics and is a qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

    Throughout his professional career, Brian has provided financial stewardship and advice to a number of sports clubs and associations, and most recently has been serving as Director of the Broadway Education Alliance.
  • Colleen DeCourcyWieden+Kennedy
    Colleen DeCourcy
    Global Executive Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy

    Colleen DeCourcy was appointed to the global management team of Wieden+Kennedy in January of 2013.

    DeCourcy joined W+K from Socialistic, a social media content and design shop she founded in 2010 and served as chief creative officer and CEO. While at Socialistic, she won coveted accounts Red Bull and Fast Company, two of the leading content marketers in the world, and also led work for Showtime and GE.

    Prior to Socialistic, DeCourcy was also the first chief digital officer for TBWA Worldwide, setting the network’s global digital strategy and leading digital efforts for adidas and Pepsi. Her career has also included the roles of chief experience officer at JWT NY and chief creative officer at Organic, where she led creative on Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge.

    In January 2013 Decourcy was named to Business Insider’s “Most Creative Women in Advertising” list. In 2006, she was named one of Advertising Age’s “Women to Watch.” She is also an outspoken critic of discrimination in the workplace.

    DeCourcy is based out of W+K’s headquarter office in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Amie DeutchTasting Table
    Amie Deutch
    Publisher, Tasting Table

    Amie Deutch has over twenty years of media and publishing experience. She is a proven multi-media executive skilled in strengthening business through innovation, leadership, and creativity.

    In July 2014, Deutch joined Tasting Table as Publisher. TastingTable.com is the premier online food destination for culinary enthusiasts. She is responsible for developing and implementing sales and marketing strategies, managing and growing revenue opportunities across all platforms, and leading a stellar group oaf sales and marketing professionals.

    For seven years prior, Deutch was Associate Publisher of Fast Company. During her tenure, Fast Company was named to AdWeek's Hot List three times and to the Ad Age A-List. Fast Company was the recipient of the ASME award for Magazine Brand of the Year in 2014.

    Prior to joining Fast Company, Deutch held the same position at Elle Decor and FHM.

    During the course of her career, she has had roles at both consumer and business-to-business publications.

    Amie is a graduate of Boston University. She resides in New York City.
  • Carolyn EversonFacebook
    Carolyn Everson
    Vice President of Global Marketing, Facebook

    Carolyn Everson is the Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions at Facebook, where she leads Facebook’s relationships with its top marketers and agencies across the globe. Carolyn oversees a team of regional leaders, and the teams focused on global partnerships, global agencies and Facebook’s Creative Shop.

    Prior to Facebook, Carolyn was the Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Global Advertising Sales and Trade Marketing Teams. Carolyn led the company’s advertising business across Bing, MSN, Windows Live, Mobile, Faming, Atlas and the Microsoft Media Network. Carolyn also spent seven years at MTV Networks. Her last role was as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of U.S. Ad Sales for MTV Networks where she oversaw strategic planning, operations, and finance for MTVN’s U.S. Ad Sales department. She also was responsible for MTVN’s Direct Response business and the cross platform, cross brand strategic sales and marketing group called Generator.

    Carolyn holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and communications from Villanova University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She also obtained a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard where she was a Baker Scholar. Carolyn has been named a Woman to Watch and Fortune included her on the 40 under 40 list two years in a row. Carolyn is also on the Board of Directors of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc; serves on the boards of DonorsChoose, The John A. Reisenbach Foundation, and the Mobile Marketing Assocation; is an advisor to Luma Partners; and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Effie Worldwide. She resides in Montclair, New Jersey with her husband Doug and twin daughters Taylor and Kennedy.
  • Erica FarberRadio Advertising Bureau
    Erica Farber
    President & CEO, Radio Advertising Bureau

    As President and CEO of the Radio Advertising Bureau, Erica Farber leads Radio’s advocacy efforts by helping to drive business, grow advertising revenue, and communicate Radio’s digital transition.

    Farber joined the organization in January 2012, as Executive Vice President, responsible for membership, services and professional development. Most recently, she was the CEO of the radio consulting and Internet service provider, The Farber Connection LLC, a firm she founded in 2010. During her fifteen year tenure at Radio & Records, Farber held various positions including COO, President, Publisher and CEO.

    Farber has held nearly every position in Radio Sales & Management including rising through the ranks at the INTEREP Companies and serving as Executive Vice President/Radio Development Director. During the early years of her career she held positions at KRTH-FM, KABC-TV, and KIIS-AM in Los Angeles. Her radio management career grew quickly when she was appointed General Sales Manager and General Manager of WROR-FM in Boston in the same year. Her success then led to an appointment as Vice President/General Manager of WXLO-FM, In New York.

    In 2000, Ms. Farber received an American Broadcast Pioneer Award from the Broadcasters' Foundation and has consistently been voted one of "The Most Influential Women in Radio" by the readers of Radio Ink Magazine. In 2009 she was awarded the inaugural Trailblazer award by the Mentoring & Inspiring Women in Radio Group, a group she was a founding member of in its inception in 1999. In 2012 she was named one of the Giants of Broadcasting by the Library of American Broadcasting.

    She currently serves as Chair of the Radio Creative Fund. She serves as a Director on the following Boards: Ad Council, Advertising Week, Arbitron, Broadcasters Foundation of America and the Library of American Broadcasting. She is also on the Alliance for Women in Media advisory board.
  • Gina GrilloThe Advertising Club
    Gina Grillo
    Executive Director, The Advertising Club
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  • Jason HarrisMekanism
    Jason Harris
    President & CEO, Mekanism

    President and CEO of the award-winning creative agency Mekanism, Jason works closely with brands to create shareable and provocative campaigns that engage audiences. Under his leadership, Mekanism was named an Ad Age “Small Agency of the Year” and has been profiled by The New York Times, Fast Company and “Nightline”. Jason is a Brand 50 member, on the board of directors for Advertising Week and his methods have been covered and studied by Harvard Business School. When not working or hanging with his family, Jason loves to play music or meditate to Joy Division.
  • Jed HartmanTime Inc.
    Jed Hartman
    Group Publisher, Time Inc. News & Business

    Jed Hartman is the Group Publisher of Time Inc.'s News and Business titles. In this position, he oversees worldwide ad sales and marketing for Time, Time.com, Fortune, Fortune.com, Fortune Conferences and Money.

    Under his leadership, print and digital revenue at Time and Fortune have remained strong. For the first half of 2014, Fortune is up 6% in revenue and 3% in ad pages (PIB, June 2014). In 2014, Hartman played a major role in the relaunches of Time.com, Fortune.com and Money.com, which included a number of innovations in ad units, viewability, and native advertising. After its relaunch, Time.com continues to have record breaking traffic, with 28.7 million unique visitors in June, an all time-record and more than double year over year. Fortune.com was sold out in ad inventory for its relaunch in June, and the 2014 Fortune 500 issue was the thickest in pages since 2005. He has expanded Fortune’s booming conference business by bringing in record sponsorship dollars and helping to expand events internationally. Under Hartman, Fortune was also named #6 on the 2012 Advertising Age A-List and to the 2012 Adweek Hot List.

    Hartman has been Group Publisher of Time Inc.’s News & Business titles since 2012. Previously, Hartman was Worldwide Publisher of Fortune, Fortune.com, Money and CNNMoney.com from 2010-2012. Prior to joining Time Inc., Hartman served as publisher of The Week and TheWeek.com from November 2007 to April 2010. Under his leadership, The Week was one of only a few media properties to achieve extraordinary advertising growth in 2009 and was included in both the Ad Age A-List and the Mediaweek Hot List that year. Hartman also oversaw the sales and marketing for both the launch and re-launch of TheWeek.com and led the site to profitability in its first year.

    Prior to The Week, Hartman spent nine years at Time Inc. He began as an account manager for FORTUNE and was promoted to Sales Director for the FORTUNE/Money Group in 2001, where he managed the New York sales team until 2007.

    Hartman earned a B.A. in Government, with a double minor in Art and Music, at St. Lawrence University. He lives with his wife and daughter in Greenwich, CT.
  • Nancy Hill4A's
    Nancy Hill
    President & CEO, 4A's (American Association of Advertising Agencies)

    Nancy Hill has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the 4A’s since 2008 and has guided the association’s transformation to provide leadership, advocacy and guidance to the advertising community on issues such as talent, online privacy and interest-based advertising, compensation and intellectual property ownership. She has personally led the 4A's work on diversity including recruitment, talent development and media buying guidelines.

    A veteran of agencies across the country, she began her career in advertising at Doner/Baltimore, where she spent 10 years beginning in 1983. Next she worked at TBWA\Chiat\Day in both St. Louis and Los Angeles, before moving to San Francisco to lead Goldberg Moser O’Neill, which became Hill | Holliday in 2001. After that, she joined BBDO where she was executive vice president and managing director for New York, overseeing several of the agency’s largest accounts. Her most recent position prior to the 4A’s was as Chief Executive Officer at Lowe New York.

    In April 2013, Nancy was recognized by AWNY (Advertising Women of New York) with its Changing the Game Award. She was named one of Advertising Age’s 100 Most Influential Women in Advertising History and was honored as a Woman to Watch by Ad Age. Both the Arthritis Foundation and the Girl Scouts named her as a Woman of Distinction. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Miami Ad School and led the launch of its San Francisco campus.

    Currently she serves on the Board of Directors of The Partnership at drugfree.org, The Ad Council, The National Advertising Review Council, TORCH, AdColor, The Digital Advertising Alliance, and The Marcus Graham Project. She is also a Trustee of the University of Mount Union in Ohio and is an active member of the Board of People Helping People, an organization that builds schools and sponsors children for further education in Otavalo, Ecuador, where she has had a home for several years.
  • Jon KamenRadical.Media
    Jon Kamen
    Chairman & CEO, Radical.Media

    Jon Kamen is Chairman and CEO of @radical.media. He is well known for developing, producing and distributing award-winning projects in almost every conceivable media, including feature films, television, music programming, commercials, graphic and interactive design, smartphones and tablet applications, exhibitions, events and original photography. He has created a firm with a truly global worldview that offers its clients a platform for the development, production and distribution of groundbreaking content.

    Jon has long identified the fluidity of the line between advertising and entertainment, and thus continued to expand @radical’s capabilities as a production company. Its ever-expanding entertainment division is a solution to a changing media landscape. In conjunction with the design, digital and integrated strategic marketing teams, he works closely with agency, network, and brand partners to integrate their visions into the DNA of the content @radical creates.

    Under Jon’s leadership, the company has produced numerous award-winning documentaries, including the Oscar® winner for Best Documentary The Fog of War, to the Grammy®-winning memorial for George Harrison Concert for George. Additional documentary credits include Jay-Z's Fade to Black, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, which won Best Documentary at the Independent Spirit Awards, the critically-acclaimed feature film Blue Valentine and Crude, winner of the Cinema For Peace’s International Green Film Award. More recently, the company produced the Academy Award-nominated film Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, and Under African Skies, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, featuring Grammy® winning artist Paul Simon.

    Jon's television credits include production of the pilot episode of the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning series Mad Men for AMC, the Emmy®-winning series 10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America for History Channel, Dean of Invention with Dean Kamen for Planet Green/Discovery Channel, Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind and Oprah’s Master Class for OWN. In addition, @radical produces Iconoclasts, which is currently in production on its sixth season for Sundance Channel and Grey Goose Entertainment, In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams, which premiered on PBS Great Performances, and Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful for Showtime. The company is currently producing programs for HBO, Sundance Channel, MTV, Discovery, ESPN and OWN.

    Jon and the team have also become leaders in the realm of branded content, producing innovative projects for pioneering brands. With Ogilvy+Mather, the company produced IBM: Watson, which aired during a series of Jeopardy! episodes where champion contestants competed against IBM’s highly advanced supercomputer; the television documentary Summit on the Summit with Proctor & Gamble and MTV, aimed at raising awareness of the global clean water crisis; with Wieden + Kennedy, @radical produced the Nike Battlegrounds series for MTV, which has ranked among the network’s highest-rated programs. The company also produced two projects with Nike China airing on CCTV; both won a Gold and Silver at the One Show Entertainment Awards. Additional long-form branded projects include Honda’s The Power of Dreams series, as well as Volkswagen’s three seasons of Racing Under Green for Discovery Channel. Recently, the company received numerous accolades with Nissan & Playstation for the SpeedTV series GT Academy USA and Project Shiphunt, for Sony and Intel.

    Always embracing new platforms for distribution of its content, in July @radical launched its first YouTube channel THNKR, offering viewers extraordinary access to the people, stories, and ideas that are transforming the world.

    Expanding @radical’s entertainment division, Jon developed an award-winning design and digital team. The full suite of in-house resources and wide range of expertise allow the team rare freedom to create and communicate complete concepts, from inspiration to production, in engaging and innovative ways. Recent design and digital initiatives include the award-winning and Grammy-nominated interactive film The Johnny Cash Project; 192021, a groundbreaking study about the mapping and visualization of the world’s growing number of super-cities with TED founder Richard Saul Wurman and ESRI; a collaboration with NASA to develop a web site for Mission Juno to Jupiter; the award-winning interactive Arcade Fire film The Wilderness Downtown in conjunction with Google Creative Lab; the Gagosian iPad app as well as the Sting 25 Years app, which recently won the Cannes Lion award.

    Jon has contributed significantly to public awareness campaigns and initiatives such as Conservation International, Get Schooled for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Viacom, the ONE campaign, Clinton Global Initiative, and works closely with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater & Television. Last year, the company was part of a historic endeavor for the Middle East. They produced three original films for the nation of Qatar that were widely credited with helping secure their historic 2022 FIFA World Cup bid.

    To consistently produce groundbreaking content, Jon invests in spotting, developing, and nurturing the highest caliber talent for every department in the company. As a result, his accolades span virtually every genre, medium, and audience. In addition to its Grammy®, Golden Globe and Oscar® wins, @radical.media has earned two Palme d'Or Awards at the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival. The company has won numerous Emmys®, Webbys®, D&AD Pencils, One Show Pencils, MTV VMA Awards, Clios, Art Directors Club medals and the prestigious Smithsonian National Design Award for Communications Media.

    In addition to contributing to his clients’ bottom line, Jon strives to increase the reach, impact, and legacies of the advertising and entertainment industries. During his two terms as National Chairman of the AICP, Jon established “Art and Technique of the American Television Commercial,” now presented annually at the Museum of Modern Art. In 1994, the Mayor of New York presented Jon with the Crystal Apple Award for his outstanding contributions to the city’s production industry. And this year, Jon and @radical.media was presented the Made in NY award by Mayor Bloomberg.

    Having established a global reputation as a visionary in the marketing and advertising fields, Jon regularly advises many of the world’s best-known brands and advertising agencies on future trends. A participant contributor to the TED conferences since 1987, Jon currently sits on the Board of Directors of the prestigious VCU Brand Center in Richmond, Virginia, and is a Trustee of the Rhode Island School of Design.
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  • Coleen KuehnMediaVest
    Coleen Kuehn
    President, Client Leadership, MediaVest

    Coleen Kuehn leads the North American Client Leadership team for MediaVest where she is responsible for Client Development and Talent Management. She has management oversight for key clients including Walmart, Heineken, Converse, Aflac, Travelers and others. Coleen also serves on MediaVest’s Executive and Operations teams.

    Having held marketing & media roles on both the client and agency side, she has a strong track record of delivering business results through actionable insights and creative solutions. Working on the client side, she held roles in marketing and new product development for three iconic brands: American Express, Coca-Cola and Intel. Coleen’s agency side experience includes serving as Chief Strategist at Havas|MPG and President of Digital & Emerging media at MediaCom. Her expertise spans numerous sectors including retail, fashion, consumer packaged goods, beverages, financial services and insurance.

    Coleen is among a small group of women to be honored as one of Advertising Age’s Women to Watch. She was also tapped by Media Magazine as a member of the “New DNA of Media,” recognizing her strategic expertise and communication skills as exemplifying the innovative breed of talent changing the world of media and marketing. Finally, she was honored with the Bronze “e” integration award by MediaWeek, largely due to her team’s work on Masterfoods USA.

    Coleen holds an MBA from the University of Michigan's School of Business and a bachelor's degree in science and management from Tulane University. While attending business school, she won the "University of Michigan Pryor Award," an award given for most outstanding business plan presented to the university. She was also a finalist for the National Business Plan Competition.

    She is a member of AWNY, the AAAAs and serves on the board of Advertising Week. She has been a judge for the Effie awards, the Cannes Media Lions competition, among others. Coleen and her husband live in New Jersey with their nine year old daughter and seven year old twins.
  • Paul LavoieTaxi
    Paul Lavoie
    Chairman, Co-Founder, Taxi

    In 1992, Paul Lavoie with partner Jane Hope co-founded TAXI, recognized in the advertising industry for its fully integrated approach and consistent creative quality.

    This year Paul received the Les Usherwood Lifetime Achievement Award from the Advertising & Design Club of Canada and the Prix Hommage AAPQ. TAXI was named Canadian Agency of the Decade by Strategy magazine in 2010. In the U.S., TAXI was awarded the O’Toole Creative Excellence Award by the American Association of Advertising Agencies in 2007 and again in 2008. Marketing magazine, in August 2008, named Lavoie one of the 10 most influential pioneers in Canadian marketing over the past century. In 2007, Paul received the Spiess Award for lifetime achievement by the Canadian Bessies Awards. In 2006, he was listed among the 50 most influential creative minds in the U.S. by Creativity magazine. That year, he also became the youngest inductee of the Canadian Marketing Hall of Legends.

    Paul is the past President of the Art Directors Club of New York, a board member of HEC Montréal Business School and of the Virginia Commonwealth University Brandcenter, and is a past member of the marketing board of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

    His latest short film, Dear Theo was shown at the National Gallery of Canada.
  • Nick LawR/GA
    Nick Law
    EVP, Chief Creative Officer, R/GA

    For 13 years Nick has helped shape R/GA’s strategic and creative vision; a vision that continues to evolve but stays true to it’s legacy of combining world class creativity and break-through technology.

    As global CCO he leads an increasingly diverse group of creatives that include designers, copywriters, interaction designers and creative technologists. From these disciplines he curates and choreographs teams that collaborate on a variety of work, from mobile applications to TV spots and everything in-between.

    Since joining R/GA in 2001, Nick has worked with clients such as Nike, Beats by Dre, Samsung, HBO, Johnson and Johnson, IBM, L’Oreal and Google. In that time R/GA has been one of the most awarded agencies in the world, winning every major creative award including 4 Cannes Lion Grand Prix, a Black D&AD pencil and a GRANDY. Adweek named R/GA Digital Agency of the decade and Nike Plus as campaign of the decade.

    Nick is on the board of the One Club, has been on every major award show jury (including being president of the Cyber jury at last years Cannes Lions) and has twice been named in the Creativity 50, a list of the world’s most influential creative people. He is recognized as an industry thought leader and has been published globally.

    Nick began his career as a designer in Sydney, continued as an advertising art director in London and transitioned to digital in the late 90’s after moving to New York. His range of experience across marketing disciplines and geographies is an important asset for R/GA as they broaden their offerings and open offices all over the world.
  • Susan LeeLeonine Edutainment LLC
    Susan Lee
    President, Leonine Edutainment LLC

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  • Robert LiodiceANA
    Robert Liodice
    President & CEO, ANA

    Bob Liodice was appointed president and chief executive officer of the ANA (Association of National Advertisers, Inc.) in 2003. Bob was previously executive vice president, responsible for member relations and business development with a primary focus on strengthening relationships with ANA member companies and broadening the membership base. He joined the ANA as senior vice president in 1995.

    Bob is a member of the boards of directors of the Advertising Council, Advertising Research Foundation, Advertising Self-Regulation Council, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, Advertising Educational Foundation, Mobile Marketing Association, and the World Federation of Advertisers.

    Prior to the ANA, he was vice president of global marketing and sales for Grupo Televisa, a major worldwide broadcaster. Previous experience includes more than 15 years in marketing and financial management at Kraft General Foods, including having served as category marketing manager for the Jell-O and Bakers brands.

    Bob holds bachelor degrees in accounting and management and an M.B.A. in finance from New York University.
  • Maria Mandel DunscheAT&T Adworks
    Maria Mandel Dunsche
    VP, Marketing and Advertising Strategy, AT&T Adworks

    Maria launched AT&T AdWorks -- the group within AT&T connecting advertisers with audiences across online, mobile and TV. Maria is on the executive team and is responsible for leading marketing, key client planning, training and lab.

    Prior to joining AT&T, Maria was Senior Partner, Executive Director of Digital Innovation at Ogilvy and Founder of the NA Digital Lab. She consulted across the Ogilvy group of agencies on emerging communication platforms such as mobile marketing, gaming, digital out-of-home, social media and advanced TV.

    She is a digital native with over 15 yrs. of digital marketing experience having run digital groups at Draftfcb, LoweWorldwide and Ammirati Puris Lintas. She was also a brand manager at Kraft Foods.

    Maria is the North American Chair Emeritus of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) as well a founding member of the AAAA's Mobile Committee. She is also on the ECHO Board of Governors at the DMA and a judge for IAB’s MIXX Awards. She has received over thirty-five industry awards including three Echo awards and seven Caples. She has been featured in many leading industry publications and contributed to a number of trade journals and publications.

    She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Business School. Maria is an adjunct professor of marketing at NYU’s Stern Business School where she teaches a course in digital marketing.
  • Amanda Morgan McCallisterMicrosoft
    Amanda Morgan McCallister
    MSN Global Head of Marketing, Microsoft

    Amanda Morgan McAllister has dedicated her career to the technology industry, spending the past 20 years in various roles at Microsoft Corporation. Her experience spans Engineering, Research, Sales, and Marketing, giving her a 360o view of the tech sector. Various leadership roles led her to one developing the first competitive campaign for Microsoft, an initiative that today, is heralded as a notable competitive case study in many top business schools. She joined Microsoft’s online advertising business in 2006 as the Director of Business Strategy and Operations. From there she became head of US Marketing, a job she’s held for the past 5 years and she’s recently been named the Head of MSN Global Marketing. She’s combined her Microsoft, online and advertising industry experience to give her an edge in navigating an evolving competitive online landscape.

    Amanda is a full-time working mom with two girls under the age of 6. Her husband, Cal McAllister, is also in the industry: Founder and CEO of Wexley School for Girls. Her first love is her homeland of Texas and she is involved with her alma mater, Emory University in Atlanta, GA, as well as many community and advertising industry volunteer opportunities and boards.
  • Mack McKelveySalientMG
    Mack McKelvey
    Founder/CEO SalientMG

    Mack McKelvey is the Founder and CEO of SalientMG, a technology marketing strategy firm based in the DC area. In this role, Mack leverages her extensive track record of transformational corporate market positioning and business development for SalientMG’s client portfolio.??Prior to founding SalientMG, Mack was the Senior Vice President of Marketing, Millennial Media. She joined Millennial in January 2009 to lead the company’s global corporate and product marketing, industry relations and communications; from start-up stage through the company’s IPO in 2012.??Before Millennial Media, Mack held senior marketing and management roles at SIRIUS XM Radio, VeriSign, American Management Systems, British Telecom; and prior to her corporate experience, she held senior account positions at Edelman Public Relations and Alexander Communications (now part of Ogilvy PR).??Mack is an advisor to several; and she is an informal mobile advisor and fan of Dosomething.org. Mack is a frequent speaker, conference advisor, and an awards and Hackathon judge. She is a member of Advertising Women of NY (AWNY) and she previously served on the North American Board for the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and the Mobile Board of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).??In September 2013 and in July 2012, Mack was named to the Business Insider’s Most Powerful Women in Mobile Advertising. In 2012, Mack was awarded the Silver Medal Award for outstanding contribution to the advertising industry, by the American Advertising Federation (AAF Baltimore). In 2010, she was listed on the inaugural Mobile Women to Watch, by Mobile Marketer; and she was a contributing author of the “How-to” book, Mobile Marketing for Dummies. ?
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  • Perry MieleBeringer Capital
    Perry Miele
    Chairman, Beringer Capital

    Perry Miele is Chairman and Partner of Beringer Capital, a fund that invests in emerging marketing services companies. He is also Chairman at Match Marketing, and was recently appointed to the Board of Directors at Trillium Health Partners, a multi-campus health centre in Toronto.

    Perry began his career working for the federal Canadian government in 1984, where he served as Chief of Staff to the Minister of International Trade during the NAFTA negotiations. In 1987, Perry became Partner at integrated marketing services firm, Ginkgo Group, where he grew annual revenue from $1 million to $15 million. Ginkgo eventually merged with DraftWorldwide and in 1999, Perry became President of Draft’s international group. In his role, he oversaw operations of 36 offices around the world, and led over $80 million in acquisitions, thereby growing annual revenue from $70 million to $140 million.

    Perry is a Director at Andrew Peller Wines; a current sitting member of the McGill MBA Advisory Board; a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization; and Founder of The Mentor Fund, a private equity fund that invests in the marketing and communications sector. He also frequently delivers guest lectures at a number of university business schools throughout North America. He is an avid cyclist, amateur vintner, and most importantly, a devoted father to his two young children.
  • Lisa MilgrimIAB
    Lisa Milgrim
    VP, Events, IAB (Internet Advertising Bureau

    As Vice President, Events, Lisa Milgram oversees IAB’s portfolio of conferences and events such as the MIXX Conference & Expo and the IAB Annual Leadership Meeting. She is also responsible for the operation of the newly opened IAB Ad Lab. She has over a decade of experience in all aspects of event management, with a special focus on content and program development. After graduating from American University with a BA in Philosophical Theology and completing post-graduate research in Israel, she spent several years as an Event Specialist planning legal conferences at Shearman & Sterling LLP, an international firm. She’s positive technologists have more fun than theologians and lawyers combined.
  • Matthew MillerAICP
    Matthew Miller
    President & CEO, AICP (Association of Independent Commercial Producers

    In his position as president and chief executive officer of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers, Matt Miller presides over an organization whose members account for 80 to 85 percent of all nationally televised commercials in the United States. He is the spokesman for more than 350 production companies which, along with another 200 affiliated firms, comprise the AICP membership.

    The association has national offices in New York and Los Angeles, as well as regional offices across the country, and aids its members by disseminating information; negotiating labor agreements; developing industry standards; providing professional development; and marketing American production through the AICP Show, The Art & Technique of the American Commercial. Now in its 23rd year, the AICP Show is an exhibit of the artistry and expertise of commercial filmmakers in the U.S. The AICP Show – along with the AICP Next Awards - is one of the pillar events of AICP Week, which includes various educational seminars and events highlighting the state of marketing in the motion image.

    Mr. Miller is a member of the board of directors of the Brandcenter at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also a trustee of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Producer Pension and Health Funds; and serves as chairman of the DGA Commercials Qualifications Administration. He is also a member of the American Society of Association Executives.

    Mr. Miller regularly appears on the “Today Show” and other broadcast media outlets to discuss the creative aspects of the advertising and media industry. He has also appeared on numerous panel discussions at various industry conferences and seminars.

    Prior to joining AICP, Mr. Miller was a director in the Member Services Department of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA). A native New Yorker, he and his wife Susan Hovdesven, a real estate agent, live in Southampton, New York with their daughters Samantha and Sydney.

    Founded in 1972, the AICP represents, exclusively, the interests of commercial production companies in the United States, and serves as a strong collective voice for this $5.5 billion industry, addressing its many audiences within the advertising community, business circles and government offices.
  • Nigel MorrisAegis Media
    Nigel Morris
    CEO, Aegis Media NA
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  • Erika NardiniAOL
    Erika Nardini
    CMO, AOL

    For Erika, impatience is a virtue. Her distaste for standing still has helped her scurry up to the top of the marketing game in short order. Now AOL Advertising’s CMO, she oversees marketing operations, brand development, partner experiences and internal communications across AOL’s B2C and B2B groups.

    Prior to AOL, Erika held positions at several other big operations, including Demand Media, Yahoo!, Inc. and Microsoft. She credits her professional tenacity to her experience as a college lacrosse goalie, where she learned to focus on every play, yell very loudly and stand in a cage while people hurled projectiles at her. It’s a lot like business school, but more practical.

    Erika graduated from Colby College with a BA in Sociology. She and her husband live outside of New York City with their two children and their two Bernese Mountain Dogs. In her downtime, Erika can be found adding to her collection of LL Bean tote bags. Everyone needs a hobby.
  • Mari Kim NovakThe Rubicon Project
    Mari Kim Novak
    CMO, Rubicon Project

    As CMO she will continue to drive the adoption of a unified platform for advertising across all screens, devices and formats. Leveraging her relationships across the industry, she will ensure that buyers as well as sellers realize the power of Rubicon Project’s automated platform to execute against all levels of the marketing funnel.

    Prior to her role as CMO, Mari Kim was SVP of Global Advertising Solutions where she was responsible for new business initiatives and key strategic relationships with buyers on the Advertising Automation Cloud.

    For over 17 years, Mari Kim has worked for many participants in the advertiser and buyer community, including 9 years at Microsoft as its Global Head of Marketing for Microsoft Advertising based in NYC and responsible for Microsoft’s global marketing budget, industry outreach and sales enablement programs supporting brands including MSN, XBOX, SKYPE and Bing.
  • Christine OsekoskiFast Company
    Christine Osekoski
    Publisher, Fast Company

    In her role as a publisher, Christine Osekoski is responsible for driving the brand management and leadership of Fast Company’s advertising sales, marketing and promotions. Ms. Osekoski has been with Fast Company since 2006 serving progressively as national sales director and publisher. During her tenure, Ms. Osekoski has been instrumental in the title’s reinvigoration following the brand’s purchase by Morningstar’s Founder and CEO Joe Mansueto in 2005. Since Ms. Osekoski became publisher in 2007, Fast Company’s revenue has tripled and the magazine has increased its media franchise to five web sites, iPad, Flipboard and mobile platforms. The magazine has been named to AdWeek’s Hot list three consecutive years (2008 –- 2010) and to AdAge’s A List in 2008. Christine was also named one of MIN’s?21 Most Intriguing People. Before joining Fast Company, Ms. Osekoski was Eastern Advertising Manager for Car and Driver and Road & Track at Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. and prior to that, she was the Integrated Sales and Marketing Director at Parade Magazine. She also held positions of Midwest Account Manager at Parade, and Account Executive at DDB/Chicago.

    Ms. Osekoski is a lifetime Girl Scout, being one of the first Gold Award recipients in the state of New York. She was a governing board member of Chicago’s Anti-Cruelty Society and at that time, working with the CPD and ACS, responsible for the establishment Anti-Dog-Fighting crime units in all police precincts
  • Jonathan PerelmanBuzzFeed
    Jonathan Perelman
    GM Video & VP Agency Strategy, BuzzFeed

    Jonathan is responsible for business management and branded advertising on BuzzFeed video, as well as leading partnerships with advertising agencies for BuzzFeed. Prior to BuzzFeed, Jonathan spent over six years at Google most recently as the Global Lead for Industry Relations. He is a Sr. Fellow at the Center for the Digital Future at the USC Annenberg School, and serves on many industry boards including Advertising Week (US and Europe), Internet Week and Ad:Tech. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Future of Media. Jonathan advises several startups, and is a member of international foreign policy think tanks. He’s also an investor in early stage tech and media companies. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two boys.
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  • Amy RichardsYahoo!
    Amy Richards
    VP Advertising Products and Marketing, Yahoo!

  • Danny RobinsonThe Martin Agency
    Danny Robinson
    SVP, Creative Director, The Martin Agency

    Danny Robinson is a creative with an MBA. He is the cofounder of Vigilante, one of the most written about “urban” advertising agencies of the past decade. He helped orchestrate the giveaway of 276 Pontiac G6s on The Oprah Winfrey Show — one of the most famous brand integrations in marketing history. He was The Martin Agency's lead creative director on the biggest new business win in the company's history — Walmart. And he was once voted by the Stand-Up New York Comedy Club as “one of the funniest men in advertising.”

    At Vigilante, Danny wrote and was creative director on the first television commercials for rappers Jay-Z and Foxy Brown and actor Samuel L. Jackson. He was the creative leader and writer behind award-winning campaigns for Sprint, Major League Baseball, Pontiac, Snapple and Heineken. He also oversaw all of the advertising and event business for Johnnie Walker Black Label. During Danny’s time as chief creative officer, Vigilante was awarded the AAAA Multicultural Agency of the Year Award two years in a row.

    Since joining The Martin Agency in 2004, he has applied his sharp wit and strategic mind to brands like AOL.com, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Hoover, The Alliance for Climate Protection, TYLENOL and Pizza Hut. He is currently a creative director on OREO and Sparkle Paper Towels.

    In addition to other creative awards, Danny received a One Club ADCOLOR Award for creative excellence for his body of work and service in the industry.

    Danny attended Hampton University where he earned his bachelor of science in art education. He received his master of business administration from Atlanta University.
  • Seth RoginMashable
    Seth Rogin
    Chief Revenue Officer, Mashable

    Seth Rogin is Chief Revenue Officer driving the rapid growth of a diverse revenue portfolio. Seth is responsible for advertising sales, branded content and monetization of new products. Seth joined Mashable in June 2013. Mashable’s audience of 34 million monthly unique visitors is highly active in social media, tweeting a Mashable story more than twice every second.??Previously, Seth worked for The New York Times for the past 13 years in various positions, as Vice President of Advertising from 2006 until 2013. Most recently, he led the sales operations for the fast-growing mobile and tablet offerings. Seth was also responsible for the sales and business operations of The New York Times Magazine and T, The New York Times Style Magazine, including the creation and highly successful launch of the first website for T. For several years, he also oversaw the relaunch, sales, and operations of The New York Times Travel Show, an annual event drawing an in–person global audience of more than 20,000 people, along with social media interactions and major media coverage from around the world. His career is a record of digital firsts and resilient multi-platform brand growth.??As a leader in media across platforms, Seth is often called upon to speak at conferences in the U.S. and the UK, as well as universities and to the staff of leading brands including Google and PHD. He was recently named the "CRO of the Year" award by Media Industry Newsletter (min).??Seth has served for three years on the Executive Committee of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women New York annual event and was honored as their first male "Luminary" in March, 2014. Seth serves on the Board of Directors of the Ad Council, as well as the Advisory Councils of Advertising Week New York and Advertising Week Europe. He also served for four years on the Education Foundation for the Fashion Industries, benefiting the Fashion Institute of Technology.
  • Tony RuizThe Vidal Partnership
    Tony Ruiz
    Partner, Communication Communications Officer, The Vidal Partnership

    Tony has almost 30 years of industry experience at clients, general consumer agencies and U.S. Hispanic specialist agencies. In his 19th year at The Vidal Partnership, he works to define the value of U.S. Hispanics to his Clients’ businesses and lead the crafting of the strategic direction for creating meaningful connections of their brands to the increasingly important consumer that is the U.S. Hispanic.

    In 1983 his career began in media planning and buying at SFM media where he worked on Isuzu Motors local market planning, honing his general knowledge of the media landscape on a market-by-market basis. His experience was complimented by packaged goods work on Ferraro Tic Tac’s and Fram Autolite Auto Parts.

    He took his general experience and joined the media department at Conill Advertising, the largest agency specializing in U.S. Hispanics in the 80’s. While there he amassed extensive retail marketing experience on clients such as McDonald’s Corporation, Western Union, Zayre Stores and Toyota Motors. He rose to Media Director of Conill’s New York office and collaborated on the development of the first models for optimizing general and Hispanic targeted media delivery to the various consumer acculturation segments.

    As a Regional Marketing Manager with McDonald’s Corporation in 1990 and ’91 he expanded his responsibilities across general and multicultural market segments, including strategic and creative development, kids and local store marketing.

    He furthered his experience in strategic planning and packaged goods marketing upon returning to Conill in 1992 where as Managing Partner he lead work for Procter & Gamble, Scott Paper, Bayer Labs and Beneficial Management among others.

    In 1995, Tony joined Vidal, Reynardus & Moya Advertising as Vice President and leveraged his experience to help grow that startup and became a Partner in 2000 when the agency evolved into The Vidal Partnership and its current status as a leader in the U.S. communications industry.

    AT TVP Tony has lead the definition of the right Hispanic targeted channels comprising Hispanic communication strategies that compliment the general consumer communications strategies of TVP’s clients such as Home Depot, JC Penney, Heineken USA, Johnson & Johnson, NFL, Rémy Cointreau, TD Bank, Cablevision, Powerful Yogurt and others.

    He has served on the Board of Directors of the New York Ad Club and Advertising Week, He has also served as a Hispanic Account Planning Excellence (HAPE) Awards judge and an IAB MXX Award Juror.

    Tony was born and raised in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood and is the proud son of humble parents of Cuban and Dominican origin. He holds his BA in Communication Arts and a marketing minor from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York.
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  • Rosemarie RyanCo-Collective
    Rosemarie Ryan
    Co-CEO Brand Strategy, Co-Collective

    Rosemarie Ryan is Co-CEO of co:collective along with her partner, Ty Montague. She is a renowned leader, brand builder and rebel rouser in the marketing industry, instrumental in positioning and building world-class brands for Diageo, Johnson and Johnson, Bing for Microsoft and Jetblue. Prior to co:, Rosemarie served as co-president for the North American operations of JWT, and was largely responsible for improving the creative output of JWT New York and North American while growing client relationships and the Microsoft business.
  • Russ J. Sapienza Jr.PricewaterhouseCooper
    Russ J. Sapienza Jr.
    Partner, Entertainment, Media, and Communications Advisory Practice, PricewaterhouseCooper

    Russell is a senior partner in PwC’s Advisory Practice with 34 years of experience in the media, entertainment, communications, and financial services industries. He has several distinct roles in the firm: • Lead Partner for various global media & entertainment clients. • Advisor to PwC's entertainment, media, and communications industry leadership team. • A senior member of PwC’s Advisory practice, focusing in areas such as business strategy, revenue growth, new business design and launch, business process controls, compliance (in areas such as consumer privacy) and risk management.

    During Russell’s 24 years with PwC, he has focused on the media, entertainment, communications sectors. His practice works with clients to implement and execute the operational, financial, and management structures necessary to achieve revenue growth objectives. He works within the entire interactive advertising ecosystem, from content development, distribution, advertising creative development, media planning and buying, and back office measurement.

    Examples of current and recent client assignments include: Overseeing an assignment related to development and support of digital content distribution services. The client is taking making its content available in the context of 'anytime, anyplace, anywhere'. Russ has PwC teams working in US, China, and India, providing business analyst, systems architect and developer support.

    Led global assessments of the end-to-end media spend life cycle for both a multi-billion dollar advertisers and one of the world's largest media agency holding companies, covering processes and systems in over 25 countries. The project resulted in the design and implementation planning of 'future state' operating environments.

    Currently conducting a recently announced study of the Gross Ratings Point Talent Compensation Model on behalf of SAG, AFTRA, and the JPC. The intent of the Study is to: 1) create a detailed and operational compensation model that could be implemented across the entire TV commercial industry, and 2) conduct a year-long pilot study on the impact the GRP model will have on actual performer compensation. PwC will design and construct the system engine, run the pilot, and perform the analysis.

    Supported the transition of various media-related business processes from New York to San Jose, Costa Rica. PwC played a central role in the business case assessment, transition planning, business process assessments, real estate search, hiring, and overall project management.

    In conjunction with a global business process standardization effort, created a global standard suite of business processes for media planning, buying, and bill/pay.

    Oversaw the program office for a major online video joint venture. Russ's team tracked several thousand discrete tasks needed to launch the business; reporting and managing ‘red flags’ prior to the issues becoming problems.

    Russ led a ""Voice of the Advertiser"" study, which examined the digital marketing needs of advertisiers representing over $30 billion of annual media spend. The client was seeking to revise its strategies for building advertising platforms across the three screens (TV, PC, and mobile).

    Russell has led numerous projects directed at improving the operational readiness of his clients as they launch new businesses, joint ventures, and new acquisitions.

    Russ is a co-author and frequent contributor to all of the PwC thought leadership publications and whitepapers that are produced by the Entertainment, Media, and Communications Practice. Recent publications include, “How consumer conversations will transform business”, and “Navigating the era of the empowered consumer”.

    He is a member of the Board of Directors for Advertising Week, North America’s largest gathering of advertising and media leaders. The PwC ""The Advertising Industry Business Transformation Series"" forums at Ad Week are widely attended by both the creative and business sides of the house.

    Recently, Russ was honored with the 2012 President’s Award, presented annually by the Advertising Club of New York.

    Russ has an MBA in Finance from St. John's University and a BS in Accounting from the University of Scranton.
  • Linda SawyerDeutsch Inc.
    Linda Sawyer
    CEO, N.A., Deutsch Inc.

    A lifelong steward of Deutsch Inc., Linda joined the agency over 20 years ago. She has been a key player in helping Deutsch become an industry leader known for its fierce independence and strong culture. Linda oversees Deutsch NY and Deutsch LA, and is keenly focused on attracting best-in-class talent and creating a future-facing business model for Deutsch.

    Honored for her outstanding achievement in the industry with a Matrix Award and a place on the top 10 most powerful women list as part of Advertising Age’s “100 Most Influential Women in Advertising,” Linda plays an important role on a number of boards engaged in the future of the industry. She is active as Chairman Emeritus of the Board for the Advertising Educational Foundation (AEF). She serves as a Director-at-Large for the 4A’s, board member of Advertising Week and sits on the Advisory Board for Women at NBCU, a “think tank” on marketing to women. Frequently quoted in the press, Linda also had a starring role in Seasons 1 and 2 of The Apprentice sharing marketing insights.

    Early in Linda’s career, she worked at several agencies including Ted Bates Advertising and SSC&B:Lintas. She graduated magna cum laude from George Washington University.
  • Drew SchutteConde Nast
    Drew Schutte
    Executive Vice President & Chief Integration Officer, Conde Nast

    As Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer, Drew Schutte leads the digital revenue strategy for Condé Nast and serves as the primary liaison between CNTechnology, CNMG and Condé Nast’s iconic media brands.

    Previously, Mr. Schutte was Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of Condé Nast Digital. Prior to that, he was Vice President and Publisher of The New Yorker, after serving for 7 years as Vice President and Publishing Director of Wired Media. At Wired Media, he oversaw not only Wired magazine, but also Wired Digital, and Wired brand extensions such as NextFest, the Wired Store, and Wired Home. During his tenure, Wired magazine was named to AdWeek's "Digital Hot List."

    In November 2005, Mr. Schutte launched the Wired Store, an annual holiday shopping destination for tech enthusiasts. Mr. Schutte was also responsible for the creation of the acclaimed Wired NextFest and was instrumental in the creation of the spin-off magazine, Wired Test, a must-have buyers’ guide for consumer electronics and gadgets.

    Before joining Wired in 1995, Mr. Schutte worked at Business Week, Inc., PC Week, and PC Magazine.

    Condé Nast, a division of Advance Publications, operates in 25 countries. In the United States, Condé Nast publishes eighteen consumer magazines, two trade publications and twenty-seven websites that garner international acclaim and unparalleled consumer engagement.
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  • Lori SenecalKirshenbaum Bond Senecal
    Lori Senecal
    Chairman & CEO, Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal

    Industry thought leader, Lori Senecal, took the helm of the newly rebranded kirshenbaum bond senecal as CEO in September 2009. Well-known for pioneering innovative new approaches, she championed a culture of Creative Entrepreneurs, and spearheaded several major new initiatives including the kbs+ Client Stock Index, to align employee rewards with client financial performance, kbs+ Ventures, an investment arm that seeks to invest in early- and mid-stage companies that are pioneering Ad Tech, and Spies & Assassins, a technology shop that develops innovative products and software in-house. Prior to kbs+, Lori served as President of the flagship New York office of McCann Erickson. Before that as Global Chief Innovation Officer for McCann Worldgroup, she conceived of and launched TAG Ideation, a young-adult marketing specialist unit. KBS+ is proud to serve a blue chip roster of clients that includes BMW, Vanguard, PUMA, Coca-Cola, Rolls-Royce, John Frieda, The Daily and HomeGoods, among others.
  • Jerry ShereshewskyGrown Up Marketing
    Jerry Shereshewsky
    Chief GrownUp, Grown Up Marketing

    Jerry has been at the leading edge for his entire 40+ year career. He may be the only executive in the digital arena to have created a new brand of soda pop (Mello Yello for The Coca-Cola Company) and he was the first person to conceptualize (and execute) a coffee-by-mail business (Gevalia Kaffe for Kraft Foods), and he helped transform a nascent online entertainment company into a powerful digital marketing services company that became so attractive that Yahoo! purchased it (Yoyodyne).

    His credentials include being a Senior Vice President at Young & Rubicam, Wunderman and Burson Marsteller; making him one of the very few executives with significant experience in general advertising, direct marketing and public relations. He ran sales and marketing for a division of BMG Music and spent 9 years running marketing for Yahoo’s multi-billion dollar media sales organization world-wide. His creation of the Yahoo! Summit Series and the world-wide Yahoo! Big Idea Chair creative award program were both uniquely successful and long-lived.

    Jerry became convinced that the enormous baby boomer market was under appreciated and under exploited. He joined a media start-up, Grandparents.com, as CEO, where he helped create a new media marketplace, establish a new brand and build reputation and awareness in the media industry.

    He has now formed a marketing consultancy, GrownUpMarketing, to help companies tell their stories to the advertising and marketing communities. His clients include LinkedIn, Ace Metrix, the VCU Brandcenter, Zillow, Survey Monkey and others.

    Jerry has served on the Board of Directors of the Direct Marketing Association, the Board of Directors of the New York Ad Club and the Dean’s Advisory Board at the University of Wisconsin School of Business. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Virginia Commonwealth University BrandCenter.

    Jerry has been married to Catherine for more than 37 years and they are the empty nesting parents of two 20 something daughters and one very energetic brindle boxer.
  • Jimmy SmithThe Amusement Park
    Jimmy Smith
    Chairman, CEO & COO, The Amusement Park
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    Danny combines a wealth of experience creating strategic partnerships for some of the industry’s most well know stars including, Aerosmith, Mariah Carey, Lauren Hill, Dido, Maxwell, Run DMC, The Fugees, and Erykah Badu. As a sales and business development executive Danny has worked with Fortune 100 brands such as P&G, Dell, Samsung, Intel, AT&T, Verizon and media companies like MTV, VH1, NBC/Telemundo, Bravo and the BBC. Danny has over 20 years of professional experience leading sales and business development teams and executing high revenue deals.

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    Doug Zanger
    Doug Zanger is a creative bohemian from Portland, Oregon, Director of Social and Marketing -- and a little North(west) of usual.

    He started his Advertising Week journey in 2007 as the radio "voice" of The Week. Somewhere, there is a 30-minute interview with Matt Scheckner that may or may not be safe for work.

    8:20In 2010, Doug took over the Advertising Week community and it has since grown in to the Advertising Week Social Club (AWSC), a new, independent voice for the industry visited by over half a million per month with contributors from around the globe.

    His most important job is being a father to two energetic kids and husband to the most patient woman on the planet.
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