'Unconventional Radio: A Multi-Media Experience' At The Worldwide Radio Summit
A Unique Learning Opportunity
January 30, 2012 at 3:51 AM (PT)
It's 2012 ... Do you really know what is radio today? Do you have all of the skills necessary to engage your audience across all available platforms?
If not, then please make sure that you are signed up for THE WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2012, APRIL 27th-28th at the W HOTEL in HOLLYWOOD, presented by ALL ACCESS and A&R WORLDWIDE to learn about "Unconventional Radio: A Multi-Media Experience."
You'll come away with the knowledge to produce more compelling programming that will engage your audience and generate better ratings and revenues across the many available platforms.
Radio takes many forms in today's landscape: broadcast, online, social/digital, satellite, mobile, syndicated, podcasts, pre-programmed by the end user, and more. These days broadcasters and DJs have to think outside the box to cut through the avalanche of "radio noise" trying to capture the audience's attention and ultimately increase ratings and revenue. Our panelists of radio minds are all "thinking" outside the box and will share their inner-vision on creating an evolved platform for radio.
As part of our pledge to not present "the same old stuff," only THE WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2012 gives you the opportunity to meet radio, music and digital/social media execs from around the world to share ideas and collaborate.
What: "Unconventional Radio: A Multi-Media Experience"
When: 9-10a, SATURDAY, APRIL 28th, WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT, W HOTEL, HOLLYWOOD
ARJAN TIMMERMANS -- Author of the famed ArjanWrites.com blog: One of the most popular and critically acclaimed pop music blogs on the web. He's also a music contributor to CNN and an official Community Blogger for THE RECORDING ACADEMY. ARJAN also works closely with brands like HP and Microsoft to help them create innovative social media and influencer marketing programs to engage authentically with music fans.
BILL PASHA, President, MULTIBRAND MEDIA INTERNATIONAL: BILL's companies provide customized business solutions and consulting, multi-platform content, and products and services to media firms and consumer product manufacturers on four continents. MBMI COVER AMERICA's online lifestyle content is represented for affiliation in the U.S. by DIAL GLOBAL. Prior to MBMI, PASHA served seven years as Corporate VP/Programming at ENTERCOM COMMUNICATIONS and held various VP posts at CBS RADIO, INFINITY BROADCASTING, and AMERICAN RADIO SYSTEMS from 1994 to 2004.
JIM CADY -- Pres. & CEO Slacker: JIM has been instrumental in SLACKER's success by not only driving the team internally, but has also been key in securing many of the core strategic relationships. JIM has led two start-ups to annual revenues of more than $100 million and successfully led established publicly held companies. The majority of JIM's career has been spent in consumer electronics where JIM was President of RIO DIGITAL AUDIO, a digital music industry pioneering company whose core technology has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Important Developments by the CONSUMER ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION.
LEE ABRAMS -- Media Exec At-Large: A recognized leader in re-inventing traditional media and marketing, Lee is formerly THE TRIBUNE COMPANY's Chief Innovation Officer responsible for helping re-invent the scores of TV stations, cable channels. ABRAMS was also XM’s Chief Programming Officer and was XM's first employee in JUNE 1998. His background includes Managing Dir. SATELLITE MUSIC NETWORK (later acquired by ABC RADIO NETWORKS) and founding partner of BURKHART/ABRAMS, a legendary radio consultancy.
PHIL DOWSE, CEO ABSOLUTE & DOWSE: A joint venture between ABSOLUTE RADIO INTERNATIONAL and PHIL DOWSE MEDIA partners with international radio groups across the U.K., EUROPE, U.S. , SOUTH AFRICA and AUSTRALIA working with 120 stations in 22 countries, steering them to their highest levels of success. Specializes in creating and educating winning breakfast shows and developing promotions that impact positively on ratings and revenue. With one-of-a-kind strategies that don't fit inside the square, A&D generates street talk that converts the hype to actual listening. A&D believes ‘winning radio’ can only be created through ‘innovation, stand-out’ tactics and compelling content.
WARREN KURTZMAN, Pres. & COO Coleman Insights: Having joined in MAY 1995 as VP, and then promoted to Pres./COO in AUGUST 2008, following jobs at STRATEGIC MEDIA RESEARCH, and ARBITRON, WARREN has guided COLEMAN to new levels of success. HQ'd at RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, with offices in PHILADELPHIA and HAMBURG, GERMANY, COLEMAN INSIGHTS has helped hundreds media properties build strong brands and develop great content with clients in NORTH AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, EUROPE and ASIA including CBS, SONY, EMMIS, THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY, LINCOLN FINANCIAL, EMI, RADIO ONE, WARNER MUSIC GROUP, BONNEVILLE, VIVENDI SA, GRUPO RADIO CENTRO, SANDUSKY RADIO, LAGARDÈRE INTERNATIONAL, BEASLEY, GRUPO PRISA, SALEM, CORPORACIÓN RADIAL DEL PERÚ, SOUTH CENTRAL MEDIA, SBS BROADCASTING, ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK (INDIA) LIMITED and HUBBARD BROADCASTING.
JOHN LENAC, Head Of Programming/Label Relations at Yahoo.com: A well-known programmer and music enthusiast, JOHN joined YAHOO in late 2004 and has guided YAHOO MUSIC (music.yahoo.com) into one of the most influential sources for new music discovery in the world.
Industry Award Nominations Are Open
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Additional sessions, speakers and thought leaders will be announced soon!
Be a part of this historic radio event, bringing the brightest minds from around the world -- in radio, social media, and the music business -- together for one purpose -- to ensure radio's bright future with innovative thinking and new skill sets.
THE WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT offers two full days of cutting edge sessions -- not the same old stuff. Two breakfasts, two lunches, two cocktail parties, and two nights of entertainment featuring some of the hottest new bands from the US and around the world.
15% Group Registration Discounts; Special Rates For Hotel Rooms
Registration is only $375. To register and find out about a 15% discount for company/station groups of five or more, click here.
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