Director, Global Content Operations and Online Creators
Tom Pickett joined Google in 2004 and leads global content operations and online creators at YouTube. In this role, he is responsible for user and partnership operations teams and accelerating the growth of online video creators on YouTube. He previously held roles as Director in Online Sales and Operations for YouTube and Google AdSense Partnerships and began his career at Google as a Project Manager in Business Operations. Prior to Google, Tom was a Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, leading strategic consulting engagements with Fortune 500 clients in the wireless, healthcare and aerospace industries. He also served as an Officer in the U.S. Navy as an F/A-18 pilot and reached the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Tom received a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering with honors from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.
Director, Global Head of the YouTube Next Lab and Audience Development
Lance Podell is the Director, Global Head of the YouTube Next Lab and Audience Development. He took on this role when his company, Next New Networks, a venture-backed online video company that distributed some of the most popular TV-like programming across the web was acquired by Google/YouTube. Lance has over 24 years of experience bringing great content together with advertising and has been on the forefront of evolving ad models on the web. Prior to Next New Networks, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Seevast, an online advertising network company focused on sponsored links and vertical display advertising. While there he served on the Board of the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB). Previously, he worked for both Fortune 500 companies as well as start-ups, including Sprinks, a division of About, Inc., a Primedia company, DealTime (now Shopping.com), Time Inc., US West, Publishers Clearing House, Bronner/Slosberg/Humphrey (now Digitas), Chiat/Day Advertising and Ogilvy & Mather. Lance holds a B.A. from Lafayette College and a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Kiefer Sutherland recently starred in the critically acclaimed Fox drama, "24," for which he has won a Golden Globe Award, an Emmy Award and two SAG Awards, for Best Actor in a Drama Series. The show has also won an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for “Best Drama”. The eighth and final season of “24” aired on FOX in January 2010. The show has also enjoyed tremendous success overseas, making it one of the top shows airing internationally. “24: Redemption,” a made for television movie that bridges season six and season seven of the television series, aired on November 23, 2008. The television movie was nominated for five Emmy awards, including one for Kiefer for Best Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries.
Kiefer is currently seen on-stage as “James Daley” in the revival of Jason Miller’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning play “That Championship Season.” The play opened on Broadway in March 2011.
He starred in Dreamworks Animation’s “Monsters vs. Aliens.” He voices the character ‘WR Monger,’ the prison warden of the ‘monsters.’ Other voices in the cast include Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie, Seth Rogen, Will Arnett and Stephen Colbert. The 3D film opened worldwide on March 27, 2009.
Additionally, Kiefer starred in New Regency’s thriller “Mirrors” as a troubled ex-cop who must save his family from an unspeakable evil that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home. The film, which co-stars Amy Smart and Paula Patton, was released on August 15, 2008.
In 2006, he starred in “The Sentinel” with Michael Douglas and Kim Basinger. He portrayed Agent Breckenridge, a secret service agent who finds himself caught in the middle of a plot to assassinate the president. The film was directed by Clark Johnson and was released in April 2006.
In 2004, Kiefer starred in the independent film, “The River Queen” opposite Samantha Morton. The film was shot in New Zealand and was directed by Vincent Ward.
In 2003, he starred in the Warner Bros. film “Taking Lives,” opposite Angelina Jolie and Ethan Hawke. He also provided the narration in another Warner Bros. film, “NASCAR: The Imax Experience.” The year before, he starred in the Fox film, "Phonebooth", directed by Joel Schumacher.
Kiefer also starred in the limited release of the World War II drama “To End All Wars.” The screenplay was based on the best-selling book, Through the Valley of the Kwai which is an account of life as a POW in a Southeast Asian prison camp. The film also starred Robert Carlyle, Ciaran McMenarrin and Mark Strong and successfully screened at both the Toronto and Telluride Film Festivals in 2002.
In 1998, Kiefer was seen starring in Showtime’s critically-acclaimed original picture, “A Soldier’s Sweetheart” with Skeet Ulrich and Georgina Cates.
In 1997, he co-starred with William Hurt and Rufus Sewell in the Newline production, “Dark City.” Directed by Alex Proyas, “Dark City” was a special presentation at the Cannes Film Festival. He also added his second directorial credit and starred in “Truth or Consequences” for Triumph Films alongside Kevin Pollak, Mykelti Williamson, Rod Steiger and Martin Sheen.
In the 1996 Paramount thriller, “Eye for an Eye,” directed by John Schlesinger, Kiefer portrayed an unremorseful, brutal murderer opposite Sally Field and Ed Harris. Later that summer, he co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson, Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConaughey in the screen adaptation of John Grisham’s novel, “A Time to Kill.”
In 1993, he starred in Touchstone Pictures’ “The Three Musketeers,” based on the classic tale by Alexandre Dumas. The same year, he made his directorial debut in the critically acclaimed Showtime film “Last Light,” in which he starred opposite Forest Whitaker.
His first major role was in the Canadian drama, “The Bay Boy,” which earned him and director Daniel Petrie, Genie award nominations for best actor and best director, respectively. Following his success in “The Bay Boy,” Sutherland eventually moved to Los Angeles and landed television appearances in “The Mission,” an episode of “Amazing Stories” and in the telefilm “Trapped in Silence” with Marsha Mason.
In 1992, Kiefer starred opposite Ray Liotta and Forest Whitaker in Orion Pictures’ “Article 99,” and in Castlerock’s military drama “A Few Good Men,” also starring Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise. Later, in 1994, he starred with Jeff Bridges and Nancy Travis in the American version of “The Vanishing” for 20th Century Fox.
His other film credits include “Flatliners,” “Chicago Joe and the Showgirl,” “1969,” “Flashback,” “Young Guns,” “Young Guns 2,” “Bright Lights, Big City,” “The Lost Boys,” “Promised Land,” “At Close Range,” and “Stand By Me.”
Kiefer resides in Los Angeles.
Senior Vice President, Branded Experiences & Partnerships
Erin Clift was recently named to the newly created position of SVP, Branded Experiences & Partnerships. In this role, Clift will be charged with managing all current AOL branded experience programs including AOL’s relationship with A Squared Entertainment which produces cartoon versions of Warren Buffet, Gisele, and Martha Stewart for AOL Kids; the teen site Cambio, a joint partnership with The Jonas Group and MGX Lab; AOL’s partnership with The Ellen DeGeneres Show; and MarloThomas.com among others. Clift and her team will also look to create new deals and relationships with content producers, like Heidi Klum, that will further strengthen AOL’s lead position in the field of branded experience.
Prior to her new role, Clift was SVP, Global Sales Development for AOL where she was responsible for vertical sales development, agency programs and partnerships, industry marketing and insights, and global revenue expansion and strategy.
Clift came to AOL from Google, where she held various leadership positions in advertising sales. As Director of North American Agency Relations, she was responsible for Google’s business strategy, marketing and learning programs and overall revenue management from advertising agencies. Previously, Clift spent more than five years responsible for the strategy, marketing and revenue management for Google’s North American business-to-business media practice. In that role, Clift ran a national sales and marketing team that oversaw revenue growth in sectors including logistics, energy, technology, diversified manufacturing and business services.
Before joining Google, Clift spent 10 years working in various marketing and media consulting roles, including Director of Marketing at Oprah.com. Clift also has held both marketing and consulting roles at Neoglyphics Media Corporation and American National Bank (now part of JP Morgan Chase).
A frequent speaker on topics related to media, marketing and industry advertising trends, Clift also serves on the board of the DMG Media Board of Governors and the (AEF) Advertising Educational Foundation as well as several local charities.
Erin is a graduate of Indiana University and lives in New York with her husband and two children, Emma and Jackson.
Worldwide Marketing Director, Digital, Digital Video Practice Lead
Vice President Digital Research
NBC Universal Digital Media
Vice President of Mobile Business Development
Vice President, Digital Studio
Vin Farrell oversees all aspects and operations of the R/GA Digital Studio, R/GA’s award-winning in-house production capability. He and his team work closely with R/GA’s creative teams on concepting and producing work that includes video shooting, editing, sound design, photography, print, motion graphics, computer graphics and 3D/animation. Since joining R/GA in 2007, Vin has been committed to building a world-class facility that produces cost effective advertising optimized for digital and traditional media channels.
Before R/GA, Vin was Senior Director of Content and Integrated Marketing Production at Spiketv.com. There, he supervised content creation and video production for Spike’s web site and mobile offerings. He also collaborated with their Development and Programming departments to create digital extensions from Spike TV linear programming, and launched the channel’s first slate of digital original short form productions for online and mobile.
Prior to Spiketv.com, Vin worked for Digitas as an Agency Producer, where he established (and produced for) the video production practice between the NY, Chicago and Boston offices. He also directed talent while working for clients such as The New York Times, Pfizer, Boston Globe, Gillette, FedEx, American Express, FedEx, General Motors, Eli Lilly and Kitchen Aid.
Vin is also the founder of Iron films, where he has worked as a producer since 2000. His credits include UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS (Sundance 2003), FUR (starring Nicole Kidman and Robert Downey Jr.), and MOVING MIDWAY (MoMA New Directors Series, US Theatrical). Vin is currently developing a boxing project with the BBC.
Managing Director, Digital Media
Carrie Frolich has been a leader in the digital media space for thirteen years, a rarity in a relatively nascent medium. During her tenure at MEC, Carrie has been a catalyst for growth, both in building up the substantial digital practice within MEC and in infusing digital principles into overall communications and media strategy.
Carrie has proven to be especially adept at guiding MEC’s clients towards increasing their commitment to digital channels by establishing a clear and strategic role for digital within the overall communications and media mix. Her common-sense approach to simplifying complex issues has led clients such as Citi, Xerox and Colgate-Palmolive to significantly increase their focus on digital media. Carrie is also a major contributor to winning new business; following the birth of her daughter she jumped right back in to lead the digital portion of the pitch that brought both the global Monster.com and consolidated AT&T assignments to MEC.
With the addition of AT&T to MEC’s digital portfolio, Carrie’s role changed, and she focused her expertise on both the strategic and operational leadership for GroupM’s largest client. Carrie quickly became a valued member of the overall leadership team for the AT&T business, as well as for the agency overall.
In October 2008, Carrie took on the leadership role for digital media across MEC’s North American business, rising to the post of Managing Director, Digital Media. In this role, Carrie is responsible for continuing to advance MEC’s digital strategy and implementation practices, and also serves as the head of digital trading for the agency.
Previously, Carrie worked at Organic, where she served as Digital Media Director for the US. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Peter, and daughter, Margaux.
Senior Vice President, Analytics and Insight
The Nielsen Company
Jon Gibs is Senior Vice President, Analytics and Insight for The Nielsen Company. With over 10 years of market and media research experience, he specializes in online and cross-media methodology design and development using Nielsen’s wide array of media measurement, social media and market research products. Jon previously managed the U.S. based survey group for the Online Division of Nielsen. He has in-depth experience in helping clients develop surveys and measurement methodologies to meet their strategic and tactical needs.
Before joining The Nielsen Company, Jon was an analyst and analytics director at Jupiter Research. During his time with Jupiter he developed numerous client reports based on primary survey analysis. He specialized in developing new analyses, which included merging behavioral and survey analysis to extend further insight into a wide array of online consumer markets.
He earned a Master’s degree in Geography, specializing in spatial statistics, from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Co-Founder and Partner
Kevin Jonas Sr., is the co-founder and partner of the Jonas Group, an innovative and leading pioneer in bringing together the world of entertainment and the new digital technology/media realm. On the artist management side, he manages top artists such as the entertainment phenomenon, the Jonas Brothers, as well as Jordin Sparks, Demi Lovato, and many others in music, television, film, and sports.
The Jonas Group is also the co-founder of Cambio, the new online joint venture with AOL and MGX Lab. Cambio started with Jonas’ dream of using technology to establish the relationship of artists and content with the ultimate goal of bringing fans to friends. And Cambio, in its short existence, has proved to become the go-to trustworthy and interactive, family-friendly entertainment experience where fans are able to connect to their favorite celebrities and content, surpassing the number of unique visitors of some of the top entertainment sites within a few short months of launching.
Jonas’ background in entertainment began at the age of eight singing, and went on to become a world traveling performer and multiplatinum songwriter. He was also a consultant to several record companies before founding his current management company. Jonas lives in Dallas, TX with his wife Denise, and their younger sons, Joseph, Nicholas, and Frankie.
Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Analytics and Accountability
Luane Kohnke leads R/GA’s growing analytics practice worldwide, which supports clients across multiple industry verticals, including CPG, technology, financial services and online retail. Her team provides web, social media and advanced statistical approaches for measuring, optimizing and monetizing clients’ marketing programs.
Prior to joining R/GA, Luane co-led the 40+ person strategic services practice at Wunderman NY and managed the print production team. Before Wunderman, she worked on both the agency and client sides for companies such as Grey Direct, Prudential Financial, AT&T and Chase Manhattan. Her extensive experience in consumer insights, marketing information, strategic planning and statistical analysis was honed over several decades in client and agency settings.
Luane worked on a PhD in criminal justice at SUNY Albany and holds a B.A. in sociology and political science from Valparaiso University, graduating with high honors and distinction.
Chief Executive Officer
William (Bill) Lederer is Chief Executive Officer of Kantar Video and a member of the global HQ team of Kantar, the world’s leading media and marketing research, insights, and consultancy company. As Chief Executive Officer of Kantar Video, Bill is responsible for building this innovative global company from the ground up, creating Videolytics™, a multilingual, on-demand online and mobile video audio-video content ID, syndication, tracking, measurement, optimization, and analysis platform for the benefit of agencies and advertisers, media, content creation and distribution companies, and technology and service providers.
Previously, Bill was Global Chief Development Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Kantar Media Audiences (formerly TNS Media Research) and Vice President, Corporate Development, Kantar Media (formerly TNS Media North America). Bill founded and built Art.com which he eventually sold to Getty Images. Bill’s extensive experience includes founding, building, buying, fixing, selling, investing in, and serving as a board member of several public and private companies in both B2B and B2C Internet, technology, marketing, and information services. He has a B.S.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from and is a former, long-serving Trustee of Roosevelt University, Chicago.
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Creative Director, theKM.co
Kenny Miller is Chief Executive Officer and Executive Creative Director of theKM.co, a boutique creative technology consultancy and cross platform production company focused on the development of products and content that live at the intersection of broadcast media, digital entertainment and next generation marketing.
Kenny is also a founder of Starling.tv. Starling is a social TV platform that connects and focuses TV audiences through social media. Starling provides viewers with a platform to play and interact—around a show, and with each other.
His 17 year tenure at Viacom included serving as Executive Vice President and Creative Director for MTV Networks Global Digital Media from 2006 through 2009. In this role, he conceptualized a set of shared technologies and processes to strengthen MTV Network’s digital presence. He developed and oversaw the implementation of systems that grew global traffic by more than 10 million monthly uniques through the integrated improvement of SEO, Video Players, and Social Networking Tools.
Kenny graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering in 1987, and earned a Master’s degree in 1991 from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he has also served as an adjunct professor.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Zvika Netter is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Innovid, the industry leader in interactive video advertising. As Chief Executive Officer of Innovid, he is responsible for day-to-day operations and focuses on strengthening the company’s industry position, strategic relationships, sales and business development.
He has led Innovid’s growth from its founding in 2007 to its current position as a leader in video and digital marketing. He is a respected industry veteran with over 16 years of experience in new media property development. Prior to Innovid, Zvika founded and acted as Chief Executive Officer of Converit, a real time, collaboration platform for financial services funded by Goldman Sachs Ventures and Harris Ventures and BeSure, Israel's B2C comparative insurance marketplace. Before that, Zvika founded and was Chief Executive Officer of NTR Visual Technologies which provided front-end consulting and sales software for complex financial products. In 2006 NTR Visual Technologies was acquired by Ness Technologies (a global leader of end-to-end IT services and solutions) Zvika also co-founded GarageGeek.org a nonprofit organization to promote not for profit innovation and creativity, now with 1,800 members.
Zvika is a compelling speaker and seasoned executive with expertise in all facets of the digital advertising industry. He currently serves on the Digital Video Advisory Board for the IAB.
Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show
Kevin Pollak has captured the attention of audiences worldwide with his range of both dramatic and comedic roles. He has appeared in over sixty films, as well as countless television projects, and has established himself as one of the few stand-up comedians to have a successful dramatic film career. In addition to his acting talents, he has also proven himself as both a writer, producer and recently a director and a talk show host.
He first started performing stand-up comedy at the age of ten. Kevin became a touring professional stand-up at age 20. In 1988, shortly after Kevin shot his first HBO stand-up special, he landed a role in “Willow,” directed by Ron Howard and produced by George Lucas. In 1989, he got his first dramatic acting role in Barry Levinson’s “Avalon”, but it was his role in Rob Reiner’s “A Few Good Men,” opposite Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore, that proved his ability to stand out while sharing the big screen with dramatic heavyweights. Not too soon after, Kevin was co-starring with icons Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon in “Grumpy Old Men” and its’ sequel, “Grumpier Old Men”. In 1994, Kevin was offered a plum role opposite Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Spacy and Bennicio Del Toro in a little indy film called “The Usual Suspects” for director Bryan Singer and writer Christopher McQuarrie. The film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and won two Academy Awards, as well as the Best Ensemble Cast award from The National Board of Review. That same year, the call came from Martin Scorsese for Kevin to join Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesce and Sharon Stone in his Vegas epic, “Casino.” The film has become known as one Scorsese’s classics.
As the 20th century came to a close, Variety named it’s top 10 hardest working film actors, the criteria of which was that said actors had to have done at least three films per year, each year of the 1990's. Kevin was on the list.
As the millennium began, Kevin returned to his first love, stand-up comedy. He began touring the country in 2001 and continues to tour sporadically here and abroad. Of course, his film career continued as he has co-starred in 29 films since 2000.
In March of 2009, Kevin began hosting his own internet talk show, called Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show. It streams live every Sunday, 3pm, PDT at http://www.Kevinpollakschatshow.com. Archived episodes are available there, as well as on iTunes. The show has garnered as much as over a million downloads in a single month and received the 2010 Streamy Award for Best Live Production of a Web Series.
Also in 2009, Pollak co-starred in Kevin Smith’s “Cop Out,” with Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Sean William Scott for Warner Bros. In 2010 Kevin co-starred with Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi and James Caan in George Gallo’s “Middle Men”. In post production is “Columbus Circle,” which Kevin wrote with the film’s director, George Gallo. This film stars Jason Lee, Selma Blair, Amy Smart, Giovanni Ribisi and Kevin. He just finished co-starring with Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson in the “The Big Year” for director David Frankel (“The Devil Wears Prada”), which is due out in October 2011. He’s also recently completed work on “Red State,” written and directed by Kevin Smith.
As a producer, current projects include the film version of the New York Times Bestseller “Three Nights In August,” written by Pulitzer Prize winner Buzz Bissinger (“Friday Night Lights”) and St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony LaRussa and he has the life rights to boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard. Kevin, Tony, Buzz and new partner Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thorton have spent the last year developing the screenplay.
As a director, a new comedy web series “Vamped Out” recently debuted online. Kevin co-created and co-wrote the series with Jason Antoon, which earned rave reviews such as “Curb Enthusiam for the undead” and “Arrested Development” for the web.” Season 2 has been green lit and shooting is scheduled to begin in the spring.
Pollak has also starred in two of his own HBO stand-up comedy specials, the latest being “Kevin Pollak, Stop With The Kicking”, directed by David Steinberg. Kevin was named by Comedy Central as one of the Top 100 Comedians of all Time. His two Live Stand-Up CDs, “A Little Off the Top” and “What Are the Chances” are available at Kevinpollak.tv or on iTunes.
Kevin’s latest One Hour Stand-up Comedy Special, “The Littlest Suspect,” debuted in the summer of 2010 on Showtime.
Senior Vice President, Group Director Integrated Planning
Head, Media Solutions
Suzie was hired as the CMO of YouTube in summer of 2006 and prior to that served as Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Games and Entertainment Division of CNET Networks (now CBS Interactive). Before joining CNET Networks, Suzie spent 14 years with Ziff-Davis Publishing.
Today, Suzie leads a team within Google focused on media solutions. She has been engaged with all things digital, brand, and video for the past 6.5 years.
Suzie is a graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont. A native of Cambridge, MA she now lives in San Francisco with her husband and two teenage daughters.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Brian Shin is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Visible Measures. Brian has co-founded several successful Internet software companies, including web-based collaboration technology vendor Creative Aspects, which was acquired by Medsite Inc. (now WebMD); and The Cambridge Intelligence Agency, a web-based email response management solution provider that was acquired by marketing services company MSGi. Brian also co-founded technology strategy consulting firm Infraweb, Inc., where he served as President, and was an early member of the team at Allaire Corp. which went public in 1999 and was subsequently acquired by Macromedia.
Brian enjoys trying new foods with his wife, occasionally updates Twitter and his blog, holds an undergraduate degree from Tufts University, and earned an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management as part of the dual-degree Harvard-MIT Biomedical Enterprise Program.
Senior Vice President, Activation Director of Advanced TV
As Senior Vice President, Activation Director of Advanced TV at MediaVest USA, Jen Soch is responsible for helping clients navigate the complex world of Advanced TV platforms including video-on-demand, digital video recording, interactive program guides, navigation, addressable advertising and interactive/enhanced television. Her early recognition of the growing role emerging media plays in the overall marketing mix has earned Jen applause from clients and colleagues as well as formal recognition from leading industry bodies.
Her work with Mars earned her a 2009 Emmy nomination in recognition for work with Virtual Chanel content and delivery. Jen’s work on a multi-media initiative with Kraft, A&E and People magazine was recognized with three annual awards that recognize creativity and effectiveness of Advanced TV programs: Media magazine’s Creative Media Award in Interactive/Enhanced Television, the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s MIXX Bronze Award in Interactive Television and Runner-up in Digital Hollywood’s OnDemandies.
Armed with over fifteen years of experience in traditional and emerging media, including roles in international media planning, Jen has worked on a broad spectrum of high-profile accounts including Dell Computers, Intel, Compaq Computers, Iridium, Goldman Sachs and UPS. She has also served as the Director of Advertising for EarthLink.
Jen is chair of the 4A's Digital Video Innovation Committee. She holds a B.S. from Lehigh University, an M.B.A. from Fordham University Graduate School of Business, and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the M.B.A. honor society.
Senior Director, Strategic Advertising and Digital Technologies
Joey Trotz is the Senior Director, Advertising and Digital Strategy in AMPT—the Audience and Multi-Platform Technology division at Turner Broadcasting System. He works on the policies, strategies, and vision where technology and monetization intersect. He provides guidance to clients across Turner, including the heads of sales, as well as brand owners at CNN.com, NBA.com, TBS.com, PGATour.com, Cartoonnetwork.com, and others. He also serves as Co-Chair of the IAB Digital Video Committee, supporting the development of the VAST and VPAID standards and other initiatives. Previously at Turner, Joey held roles managing enterprise-wide digital advertising technology and product development. He has also directed product development for interactive television and emerging platforms for the company’s web sites and cable networks. He began his career at Turner in executive leadership roles in event coverage, program management, and advertising operations for SI.com, the web site of Sports Illustrated magazine. Earlier in his career, Joey was a photojournalist and digital media executive in the newspaper industry.
Vice President, Media
Megan Tweed brings bleeding-edge media strategy and planning innovation to clients like Best Buy, Weight Watchers, and Nike. She is a leading agency and industry voice on the benefits of holistic, platform-agnostic planning, and measurement across all viable video platforms. A key force in driving inter-agency collaboration between Publicis/Vivaki-owned agencies, her inventive use of digital technology and media strategy exhibits the essence of what Razorfish has become well known for.
Prior to joining Razorfish Seattle, Megan was Media Director at Carat, San Francisco, overseeing an integrated media planning department and working with clients like Seagate, Virgin America, GAP, and Foster’s Wine Estates. She also invested time at Universal McCann, San Francisco, working on global Microsoft business units including Windows, Connected Systems, and Visual Studio. She began her career working in Kansas City ad agencies on businesses such as Pizza Hut and Sprint. Megan also owns and operates an independent record label, Fainting Room Collective, and is front-woman for the band The Family Curse.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Digital Broadcasting Group
Chris Young, a serial entrepreneur and 10-year veteran of the video advertising space, is the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Digital Broadcasting Group (DBG), one of the top online video distribution networks that specializes in the production and distribution of original branded video content across the web and other emerging platforms. As Chief Executive Officer, Chris oversees the strategic direction and management of DBG’s core business divisions.
Under Chris’ leadership, DBG has emerged as a comScore rated top 5 video network comprised of close to 107 million monthly unique visitors accumulated across 2,600 web properties. Since 2007, DBG has been on the forefront of enabling big-name brands like Infiniti, Hewlett Packard, Ford, Sprint, Mars, the U.S. Air Force, Kimberly Clark, Unilever and Coca-Cola among others to advance their brands through branded entertainment and original online programming.
Prior to starting DBG in 2007, Chris Young co-founded online video advertising and management solutions company Klipmart in 1999 and grew it into the nation’s largest video rich media vendor taking advertiser’s TV commercials and putting them online. In 2006, under Chris’ leadership, Klipmart was subsequently sold to now Google-owned DoubleClick. Chris assumed the role of Executive Vice President of Rich Media at DoubleClick, where he worked to accelerate innovation in digital video and emerging advertising formats.