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 mostRead More
Michael Lebowitz is Founder and CEO of Big Spaceship, the globally-recognized innovation agency that creates connected experiences, products and services. Since launching Big Spaceship in 2000, he has defined the strategy and vision for Big Spaceship, while working closely with the agency’s clients, including Absolut, BMW, Chobani, Crayola, Fiji Water, Finish Line, Google, Mondelez, HP, ONE, Unilever, UNREAL and YouTube. At Big Spaceship, Michael has assembled “a crack team of digital inventors,” according to Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies” list, and has led the company to be named among the Advertising Age and Crain’s New York Business Best Places to WorkRead More
Amy Choyne has 15+ years marketing executive leadership and global marketing experience. She currently holds the title of SVP/CMO Kenneth Cole Productions where she oversees all marketing, advertising, visual display, social media; cause marketing, public relations, customer insights and data analysis. Prior to that Ms Choyne served as Global Executive Director of Marketing for Anthropologie, a division of URBN Inc., from 2010 to 2102. Ms. Choyne also served as Vice President of Marketing at Barneys New York from 2006 to 2010. An expert in consumer brand management and brand-building across all channels, Amy has also held senior marketing positions withinRead More
Jeff builds brand identities for a wide range of clients, interweaving digital and traditional advertising in thought-provoking, cross-platform campaigns. He has been named on Adweek’s Creative All-Star team, and his work has garnered a number of photography and graphic design awards.
TALK NYC’s Retweet & Win Contest Win two tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM at Citi Field, simply by retweeting! On April 10, 2013, Gilles Ste-Croix, Artistic Guide for Cirque du Soleil, will speak at TALK NYC’s ENGAGE: The NYC Digital Storytelling Conference. That’s why we’re giving away two tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM, now playing at Citi Field. How to enter: 1) Follow @TALKNYC on Twitter for your chance to win two free tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM at Citi Field. 2) Retweet @TALKNYC’s contest message between Thursday, April 4 and Wednesday, April 10: Can’t wait to hear what Gilles Ste-Croix saysRead More
Dan Porter is the GM of Zynga New York (ZNGA). Before he sold his company to Zynga, he was CEO of OMGPOP, the creator of Draw Something, the fastest growing mobile app in the history of mobile. The game hit 1 million users in 9 days and 50 million users in 50 days. Prior to OMGPOP, Dan was the SVP Corporate Development for Richard Branson and The Virgin Group in North America where he led investments and sat on a number of Boards of Virgin Companies. Dan was also President of TicketWeb, the first online ticketing company, which he soldRead More
Doug Ray was appointed President of Carat Global in December 2012, in addition to retaining his existing position as President of Carat North America. In his new expanded role, Doug drives brand leadership, product and client development at Carat, on a global basis. Under Doug’s strategic guidance, Carat continues to push the boundaries of how media can be delivered to create great brand and business value, delivering its vision to redefine the value of media in a convergent marketplace. Possessing a keen understanding of the new role that bought, owned and earned media play in a convergent world, Doug collaborates with his teamsRead More
Brian Morrissey is the editor-in-chief of Digiday, a vertical media company that covers the digital media and marketing industry. Prior to joining Digiday in 2011, Morrissey was digital editor at Adweek for six years. During that time, he led the publication’s coverage of digital media and marketing, frequently speaking at industry conferences in the United States and Europe. He has nearly a decade of experience in the industry, writing previously for DM News, ClickZ and Silicon Alley Reporter.
When Gilles Ste-Croix first told his parents he wanted to go into show business they said “Anything but that!” Ste-Croix grew up in rural Quebec, but he was determined not to stay there. He became a hippie and a nomad, living in communes and making the obligatory ‘60s pilgrimage to the West Coast where he lived in communes and audited some drama classes. Ste-Croix did try to conform, even working in an architect’s office for a while, but he knew in his heart that he wasn’t cut out for a conventional business career. At the same time, his search for aRead More