Sean Lyons

Sean Lyons
April 22, 2014  |  Engage14  |  No Comments

Global Chief Digital Officer, Havas Worldwide In 2013 Sean was named Global Chief Digital Officer at Havas Worldwide, where he serves as the executive lead on all digital efforts across the network. His responsibilities include oversight of digital strategy, development and operations; enhancing the agency’s current offering; and introducing new digital platforms and capabilities for the agency and its clients. Sean joined Havas Worldwide after nine years at R/GA, most recently as SVP of Operations & Business Planning where he oversaw the operations of the New York-based client groups. He also worked closely with the senior leadership on organizational and process

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Lewis D’Vorkin

Lewis Dvorkin
April 15, 2014  |  Engage14  |  No Comments

Chief Product Officer, Forbes Lewis D’Vorkin serves as Chief Product Officer, leading all editorial areas for Forbes and its related brands. A seasoned journalist and experienced business entrepreneur, since joining the company in June 2010 Mr. D’Vorkin has initiated the redesign of Forbes magazine and launched an innovative digital publishing platform that delivers a Forbes.com experience that is cleaner, simpler, more interactive and easier to navigate – and one that puts authoritative journalism at the center of a social media experience. The new Forbes.com – which is part of the ongoing changes Mr. D’Vorkin oversees – includes a unique new content-creation engine; a

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Walter Levitt

Walter Levitt

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April 11, 2014  |  Engage14  |  No Comments

Chief Marketing Officer, Comedy Central Walter Levitt is Chief Marketing Officer for Comedy Central. He is a key member of the senior leadership team overseeing all facets of strategic and creative brand development, advertising & promotion, social media and digital marketing, and cross-business initiatives. Since joining Comedy Central in 2011, Levitt has led numerous successful new initiatives including a strategic repositioning of the brand, the introduction of multi-platform hit franchises “Key & Peele” and “Inside Amy Schumer,” and the launch of several new apps and digital products. He also oversaw the marketing of Comedy’s Central’s highest-rated special of all time, “The Roast of

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Ross Hoffman

Ross Hoffman

Ross Hoffman, Director of Brand Strategy As the Director of Twitter's Brand Strategy team in the US, Ross focuses on the identification and execution of strategic partnerships and creative solutions with the world's top marketers. Prior to Twitter, Ross held business development positions at Google/YouTube, acquiring content and overseeing YouTube's live streaming strategy. He began his career in the William Morris Agency mailroom, ultimately joining their corporate consulting department, advising Fortune 500 companies on their branded entertainment and marketing strategies. A native Philadelphian, Ross received a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business, and currently resides

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Diaz Nesamoney

Diaz Nesamoney Founder, Jivox Diaz Nesamoney founder of Jivox has had two prior successful ventures. Before founding Jivox, he founded Celequest, raised over $20M in venture capital, and served as its CEO until early 2007, when the company was acquired by Cognos Corporation. Celequest introduced the market's first BI appliance, a disruptive innovation that led to its acquisition by Cognos. He was previously co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer at Informatica (NASDAQ:INFA), which he took from a startup to a publicly traded company in 1999 with a market capitalization of over a billion dollars. Informatica pioneered data integration software as a category

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Doug Scott

Doug Scott

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Doug Scott President & Founder of OgilvyEntertainment With over 20 years of integrated marketing experience, Doug Scott has created groundbreaking branded content programs and landmark collaborations for the world's leading brands, including DuPont (The Horizons Project on BBC World News), IBM (Solutions for a Smarter Planet film series on Huffington Post), and Hellmann’s (Bringing the Best Together with Mario Batali) in addition to American Express, Lenovo, Nestle and Philips. Doug is a member of the Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide Creative Council and has been recognized by AdWeek as one of the top 50 most influential executives in the media and entertainment industry (awarded #11 in 2013 and #14

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Avi Savar

Avi Savar
March 27, 2014  |  Engage14, Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Avi Savar, Big Fuel Chairman, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Big Fuel, a pure-play social media agency designed for the needs of large brands. Since 2004, Big Fuel has helped brands navigate the world of social media and branded content. Today, Big Fuel is the largest pure-play social media agency globally -- with over 100 employees and clients that include Burger King, AFLAC, Best Buy T-Mobile, Starwood, Microsoft, Clorox, Children's Place, Budweiser, among others. In June 2011, Avi led Big Fuel to a successful acquisition by French media giant Publicis Groupe, giving Big Fuel a global footprint and making it the most

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Kirk Cheyfitz

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March 26, 2014  |  Engage14  |  No Comments

Kirk Cheyfitz CEO, Story Worldwide CEO and chief storyteller of Story Worldwide, the path-breaking content advertising agency, Kirk is a pioneer in non-traditional advertising and content, an award-winning journalist, author, speaker and entrepreneur. In a wide-ranging media career, Kirk has been assistant director for 20th Century Fox in Europe, a newspaper and magazine journalist and publisher, a senior advertising executive and a serial entrepreneur.  Kirk was a Pulitzer finalist for investigative reporting at the Detroit Free Press and for the National Magazine Award, among many national and regional journalism honors. He has two children and lives on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with his wife,

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Troy Young

Troy Young

Troy Young
March 6, 2014  |  Engage14  |  No Comments

Troy Young, President of Heart Magazines Digital Media Troy Young is president of Hearst Magazines Digital Media. In this position, Young oversees the digital content, technology, operations, revenue, product and business development strategies for the magazine division’s 26 online brands, which total more than 60 million unique visitors and 640 million page views monthly. Hearst Magazines Digital Media manages 26 websites for brands such as Cosmopolitan, Popular Mechanics, ELLE, ELLE DECOR, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire and Seventeen, as well as digital-only sites such as Delish.com, a food site in partnership with MSN; MisQuinceMag.com; and RealBeauty.com. Prior to Hearst, Young, a digital media

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Philippe von Borries

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March 4, 2014  |  Engage14  |  No Comments

Philippe von Borries, CEO and Co-founder, Refinery29 CEO Philippe von Borries co-founded Refinery29 with Justin Stefano from a kitchen in Brooklyn in 2005, to help people discover and define their personal style by connecting and refining the world of style. Philippe leads the Refinery29 product, marketing and commerce teams as well as oversees strategic direction of its content strategy which has been the driving force for the company's tremendous growth and has made Refinery29 a prominent distribution channel for advertisers. Philippe got his start in digital media working at The Globalist, a DC-based international affairs startup. He graduated with a degree in history from Columbia University.