Peter Levin

Peter Levin

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December 27, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

  PETER Y. LEVIN, PRESIDENT INTERACTIVE VENTURES & GAMES, LIONSGATE   Prior to his current position, Levin served as CEO and Co-Founder of Nerdist Industries, a multi-platform creator of genre and popular-culture content. He also served as Co-President of Legendary Entertainment Digital after Legendary Entertainment acquired Nerdist Industries in July of 2012.   Prior to Nerdist Industries, Levin served as President and Co-Founder of Intel Capital, Dentsu, Softbank and DoCoMo-backed Bellrock Media Inc., a mobile and broadband entertainment company creating and distributing premium content for mobile and broadband platforms throughout North America and Japan.   Levin serves as executive advisor to Japanese media juggernaut Yoshimoto Kogyo as well as

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Ty Ahmad-Taylor

Ty Ahmad-Taylor

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December 1, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

  Ty Ahmad-Taylor, Vice President, TV Services, Samsung Electronics   With more than 16 years of experience in creating revenue-generating sites for broadband, 15 years in interactive television, and 22 years in information design,Ty Ahmad-Taylor is a recognized authority in creating deeply engaging and profitable experiences for viewers across multiple screens. He is currently the Head of Smart TV Services at Samsung Electronics, creating interactive television applications for the world's largest television and smart phone manufacturer. He came to Samsung after his startup, FanFeedr, was acquired by the company in October of 2012. FanFeedr created an operating system for sports content that delivered the best news and

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Josh Berman

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October 16, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

  JOSH BERMAN, CEO and co-founder, BeachMint Josh has a long track-record in building and running Internet businesses. In addition to being a founder of MySpace.com, he served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer from 2003 – 2007, and ran Slingshot Labs, an Internet incubator dedicated to building and developing new Web ventures for NewsCorp.  Previous to MySpace, Josh co-founded and managed successful Internet companies, ResponseBase, and Xdrive Technologies. Prior to his start up life, Josh was a management consultant with Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Josh received his MBA from the University of Southern California, his BA from UC- Santa Barbara. He is also on the Board of

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Sheila Marmon

October 16, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

    Sheila Marmon, Founder & CEO of Mirror Digital   Sheila Marmon has a passion for the launch and operation of new businesses in the digital media industry and has created effective media programs for over 15 years.  As Founder & CEO of Mirror Digital, an interactive media and advertising company, she helps Fortune 500 brands tap into the fastest growing U.S. consumer base - the multicultural market.  Sheila has executed over 200 interactive campaigns in this space for clients including General Motors, Sony Pictures, Verizon, Marriott and Macy’s. In addition to entrepreneurship, Sheila’s multi-faceted media career includes leadership roles in operations, new ventures,

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Chris Denson

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October 16, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

    Chris Denson, Director, Ignition Factory, OmnicomMediaGroup USA   Chris Denson's career has spanned marketing, media, technology integration and product innovation. He is currently the Director of Omnicom Media Group's Ignition Factory, one of the key groups responsible for innovation across media, technology, and marketing for OMD clients. He most recently served as Head of Creative Solutions for Machinima, where he lead several creative business opportunities focused on the cross-roads of brand integration, content creation, business development, audience engagement, and talent development. Additionally, he is an advisory board member of the 2014 SXSW Accelerator, Custom College Recruiting, Pluto TV, and a regular guest speaker at

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Josh Mandel

Josh Mandel

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September 15, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

  Josh Mandel, Vice President, Managing Director R/GA Los Angeles Josh is a music-obsessed cultural omnivore who's been working in the advertising and marketing world for over 17 years. The first three years of his professional life were spent lost in the woods as an attorney. He then leveraged a bit of serendipity to re-boot himself as an entry-level Strategist at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco, and has never looked back. Between then and now, he's held senior- and director-level strategic roles at TBWA/Chiat/Day, 180 Amsterdam and Weiden+Kennedy, working on brands like Nike, Google, Samsung Mobile, adidas, Activision, and Target. He also

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Jennifer Stalzer

Jennifer Stalzer

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April 25, 2014  |  Engage14, Uncategorized  |  No Comments

VP Global Digital Corporate Communications Jennifer Stalzer is a 18+ year public relations communications professional, who has been fortunate to gain experience from working for a global public relations agency, as well as in-house, for major global Fortune 500 companies. She describes herself as being a traditional corporate communications, professional gone digital. Notable companies and clients she has worked with, include: Burson-Marsteller, Altria, Coach, and Unilever. A well-rounded professional, her knowledge and experience includes, corporate communications; media relations; issues and reputation management; digital and social media strategy; and brand publishing including, content creation and curation. Today, as vice president of global digital communications

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Chet Fenster

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April 22, 2014  |  Engage14, Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Chet Fenster, Managing Partner MEC Chet has led MEC’s Content discipline (formerly MEC Entertainment), which specializes in entertainment strategy and original content creation, to the forefront of branded content since its launch in 2006. Working across languages, genres, and platforms, he and his team guide the development of creative and effective branded entertainment and content partnerships to deliver genuinely integrated solutions for the agency’s clients. Anchored in the fundamental belief that advertisers need to think more like programmers, Chet has helped clients such as AT&T, Citi, Macy’s, and IKEA use content, pop culture, and social media forge deeper connections with consumers. Through this

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Nelson Freitas EVP

Nelson Freitas EVP

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April 15, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

EVP, Director of Planning, Wunderman Nelson Freitas is a matchmaker for the brand and the consumer. For nearly two decades, he’s done it for a diverse range of Fortune 500 brands, such as Procter & Gamble, Adidas, Coca-Cola and Roche, through strategies that have achieved results. By listening intently to the marketplace, Nelson builds strategic frameworks for brands that make them stand out today—and tomorrow. At Wunderman New York, Nelson pairs his skills with our creative and analytic teams to deliver campaigns that spur action and lead to loyalty. Together, they look to build exciting opportunities for the consumer to connect to the

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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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