We are excited to announce our first networking event of 2014! Mark your calendars for January 29th at the Ainsworth and start Super Bowl weekend a little early this year! Come for the free happy hour and to network with New York's top innovators and thought leaders in the digital sphere, and stay to learn more about the Talk NYC ENGAGE: Digital Storytelling Conference in April.Read More
Editorial Director Jim Cooper started at Adweek magazines as a reporter at Mediaweek in 1998 and rose to executive editor before shifting over to the same role at the new Adweek in October 2010. Before Mediaweek he was the Programming Editor at Cablevision magazine and a staff writer at Broadcasting & Cable. He graduated from Kenyon College and received a Master’s degree in journalism from Boston University.
Tim Smith has been an artist and creator throughout the US and Europe for the past 15 years. He has been a collaborative part of six original Broadway companies. These include several Tony Award winning productions - two of which were Grammy Award winning. These productions include Grease (with Rosie O’Donnell), Annie Get Your Gun (starring Bernadette Peters), Dream (a Johnny Mercer Musical), Disney’s AIDA (the Elton John Musical), Sweet Charity (Starring Christina Applegate) and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Tim then expanded his experience by developing television and film for Sony Pictures Television. Tim holds a B.S. in Telecommunications – Television & RadioRead More
http://www.framestore.com/ Nick Hooker is Creative Director of Content at Framestore where he's been creating content for, and in partnership with, among others, Penguin, Vice, io9/Gawker. Nick is also a director, creating music videos and content for Vanity Fair, U2 and Grace Jones just to name a few. Previously, Nick worked in film development in London for Working Title, Miramax and Fine Line Features.
Mike has been intimately involved in the creative development of every project that has come through Campfire's doors. From Beta-7 to Frenzied Waters, he's led work that has been awarded top honors at the One Show, Clio, Mixx, ad:Tech, and Addy awards. A vocal force in the world of transmedia storytelling, Mike has spoken at many prestigious events, including Futures of Entertainment at M.I.T. and leading panels at SXSW Interactive. Prior to co-founding Campfire, Mike was a co-creator of The Blair Witch Project – a movie that changed the way marketers approached the Internet. Before that, he worked at the FloridaRead More
Kristin Frank is General Manager of Digital Media at MTV and VH1 where she creates and implements the vision and strategy for how these two culture defining brands maintain leadership in today’s hyperconnected world. She is a seasoned media executive and innovator with expertise in cross platform content creation, product development, social media, and distribution. Since stepping into this role in April 2009, she has played a vital part in MTV’s collection of sites earning the top spot as the most visited online music destination with more than 60 million unique visitors each month. Under Kristin’s leadership, MTV and VH1 haveRead More
Lisa Hsia is Executive Vice President of Bravo Digital Media, overseeing Bravo’s digital businesses including BravoTV.com, as well as Bravo’s initiatives in emerging media – mobile, apps, gaming, social TV and multiplatform programming. During her tenure at Bravo, Hsia built Digital Media into an interactive powerhouse with breakthrough innovations that include Bravo Talk Bubble, the first real-time social TV event to combine Facebook and Twitter with live TV viewing, Bravo Now, the first ever tablet/smart phone co-viewing companion experience and Emmy nominated Last Chance Kitchen, the network’s ambitious transmedia initiative for the Emmy award-winning series “Top Chef.” This cutting edge digitalRead More
Sabrina Caluori is vice president, Social Media and Performance Marketing, for Home Box Office, responsible for HBO’s enterprise social media strategy including the execution of social marketing tactics for over 40+ HBO and Cinemax programming properties. She was named to this position in September 2011. An award-winning digital marketer with nearly ten years’ experience in strategy and management, Caluori was responsible for the concept, build and launch of HBO’s innovative Webby award-winning social TV website – HBO Connect. She joined HBO in September 2007 as director, Social Media and Marketing. Prior to HBO, Caluori headed the account team at interactive agencyRead More
Ted is a partner and executive creative director at Droga5, a global advertising agency based in New York. Since it was founded in 2006, Droga5 has been named Agency of the Year three times; Fast Company also named it the only advertising agency on its list of 50 Most Innovative Companies 2013. Originally from Philadelphia, Ted graduated from the Atlanta Portfolio Center in 1995. From there his advertising career took him to Singapore, Argentina and Australia working on accounts like ESPN and Heineken - it was as fun as it sounds. After a trip around the world, his feet finally startedRead More