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Media:NOW Conference 2014

Inspired Leadership, Accelerated Innovation

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Pier 60, NYC

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Brand innovators from companies such as Dunkin’ Brands, Colgate-Palmolive, Mondelez and more lead the conversations at The AD Club’s Media:NOW Conference on April 10th.  These change agents along with other agency, publishing and technology thought leaders  tackled issues from the new paradigms in media investment to the challenges of staying innovative and the skills to lead for an audience of over 250 marketing, media and advertising leaders in attendance.  

In his opening keynote, John Costello, President, Global Marketing & Innovation, Dunkin' Brands, discussed the importance of understanding what consumers want and finding ways to engage with them to meet their needs better than the other brand choices around them. According to Costello, “be agile, or be left behind” and that means embracing a 360-approach to meeting customer needs at every touch point. In this competitive industry, it all begins with the consumer. 
Other interesting takeaways:
  • "Make media as creative as content and monetize it to be cash neutral." - Bonin Bough, Mondelez on content marketing
  • "Only 3% of the world's print magazines are delivered on tablets." - Michael Clinton, Hearst Corporation on scale and traction being issues and opportunities in content marketing
  • "Don't build something and try to sell it to me.  BUILD something I want and then I will buy it." - Nadine McHugh, Colgate-Palmolive on important consumer insights for product and content development.
Conference videos are up! Click on each session title to view the video.
  • Coffee & Conversation with: John Costello, President, Global Marketing & Innovation, Dunkin' Brands
  • Q&A Conducted by: Bob Liodice, President & CEO, ANA
Moderated by:
  • Suzanne Vranica, Advertising Editor, The Wall Street Journal
  • JR Badian, VP, US Digital Marketing & Social Media, Mastercard
  • Bonin Bough, VP, Global Media & Consumer Engagement, Mondelez (Kraft)
  • Ned Brody, Head of Americas, Yahoo!
  • Michael Clinton, President, Marketing, Publishing Director, Hearst Magazines
  • Donnie Williams, Chief Digital Officer, Horizon Media
Moderated by:
  • Martin Cass, CEO, Assembly & MDC Media Partners
  • Dave Morgan, CEO & Founder, Simulmedia
  • Gary Reisman, CEO, Leap Media Investments
  • Jay Sears, SVP, Marketplace Development, Rubicon Project
  • Adam Solomon, Vice President, Digital Ad Products & Revenue Operations, Time Inc.
  • Lauren Wiener, President, Global Sales & Marketing, Tremor Video
Moderated by:
  • Michael Kassan, Chairman, CEO, MediaLink
  • Janet Balis, Partner & Chief Revenue Officer, betaworks
  • Mark Burrell, Co-Founder, Tongal
  • Ben Malbon, Director, Creative Partnerships, Google
  • David Rolfe, EVP, Director of Integrated Production, BBDO New York
  • Nadine McHugh, Vice President, Global Integrated Media Communications, Colgate Palmolive
  • Meredith Levien, Executive Vice President of Advertising, The New York Times
The AD Club also recognized the companies who have been great supporters and champions of MEDIACTION and our diversity movement i’mPART with the first ever Action Award. Recipients included American Express, Time Inc., GroupM and Digitas. Congratulations! 
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