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  • LAST CHANCE to Register for Tomorrow's Video Ad Summit

    The 5th annual VideoNuze Online Video Ad Summit is tomorrow, Tuesday, June 16th in NYC. So if you've been on the fence about whether to attend, this is your last chance to decide. Here's are some inducements:

    - 55 industry executives will be speaking on 13 different sessions covering the most relevant topics in online video, including TV/Video advertising convergence, mobile video advertising, YouTube, Programmatic from the buy and sell sides, how brands and content providers are modernizing their business approaches for the online video era, viewability, innovation, connected TVs and much more.

    - Our 2 fantastic keynote guests are David Cohen, Chief Investment Officer, Universal McCann and Neeraj Khemlani, co-president, Hearst Entertainment & Syndication, who will share their insights on the future of advertising and content in interviews with me.

    - Over 500 industry colleagues are registered, guaranteeing a premier day of networking, as well as learning.

    - Cocktails on the terrace, on what will be a beautiful summer evening (fingers crossed!).

    What else can I tell you?

    Join us!

    Register now!

     
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  • Video Ad Summit Finalized: 54 Speakers, 13 Sessions, 21 Sponsors, All In 1 Amazing Day

    The full program for the June 16th VideoNuze Online Video Advertising Summit in NYC is now complete, with 54 industry leaders set to appear on 13 different sessions that will cover all of the hottest online video ad industry topics (see full program here). If your business relies in any way on online video advertising's success, the Video Ad Summit is a highly-focused, must-attend day of learning.

    With over 350 executives already registered to attend, the Video Ad Summit is also an excellent day of networking and business development. Registrants come from throughout the ecosystem - ad agencies, brands, content providers, technologists, venture capitalists, journalists and others.

    Headlining the event are our 2 keynote guests David Cohen, Chief Investment Officer, Universal McCann and Neeraj Khemlani, co-president, Hearst Entertainment & Syndication, who will share their insights on the future of advertising and content.

    Executives from ABC, Bonnier, CBS Interactive, Conde Nast, Defy Media, Digitas, Google, Heineken USA, Hulu, MEC Nielsen, Puma, Reuters, Roku, Starcom, Turner, Viacom, Xaxis, Zenith Optimedia will also be on stage, along with dozens of others.

    The Video Ad Summit is generously supported by 21 sponsors, including Title Partner Videology; Premier Partners DashBid, FreeWheel and Pixability, Headline Partners Altitude Digital, Beachfront Media, Genesis Media, LiveRail, Nielsen, Ooyala, Operative, Teads.tv and TubeMogul, plus Branding Partners Adobe, Akamai, Alphonso, Brightcove, JW, Roku, Tremor Video and VertaMedia.

    Learn more and register now!

     
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  • Over 50 Industry Executives To Speak At June 16th Video Ad Summit

    Over 50 industry executives will be speaking on 13 different sessions at the 5th annual VideoNuze Online Video Advertising Summit on Tuesday, June 16th in NYC, promising a premier day of learning for anyone with a stake in the booming business of online video advertising.

    Headlining the event are our 2 keynote guests David Cohen, Chief Investment Officer, Universal McCann and Neeraj Khemlani, co-president, Hearst Entertainment & Syndication, who will share their insights on the future of advertising and content.

    Other speakers recently added include David Morris (Chief Revenue Officer, CBS Interactive), Hermann Hassenstein (Global Head of Marketing Planning, Puma), Rachel Pasqua (Head of Mobility, MEC North America), Stephano Kim (SVP, Ad Operations and Chief Data Strategist, Turner), Sean Muller (CEO and founder, iSpot.tv) and Jonah Goodhart (CEO, Moat), among others. I'm also delighted that The Wall Street Journal's Mike Shields and AdAge's Michael Sebastian, 2 of the savviest industry observers around, will each be moderating a session.

    The Video Ad Summit is generously supported by 21 sponsors, including Title Partner Videology; Premier Partners DashBid, FreeWheel and Pixability, Headline Partners Altitude Digital, Beachfront Media, Genesis Media, LiveRail, Nielsen, Ooyala, Operative, Teads.tv and TubeMogul, plus Branding Partners Adobe, Akamai, Alphonso, Brightcove, JW, Roku, Tremor Video and VertaMedia.

    Learn more and register now!

     
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  • LAST DAY to Save On Video Ad Summit Registration and Win a 55-inch Roku TV

    Today is the last day to save $100 on tickets to the 5th annual VideoNuze Online Video Advertising Summit on Tuesday, June 16th in NYC. As a bonus, all early bird registrants will also be entered to win a 55-inch TCL Roku TV.

    This year's program is the best one yet, packed with C-level executive speakers from agencies, content providers and technology companies. Headlining the day are our 2 keynote guests David Cohen, Chief Investment Officer, Universal McCann and Neeraj Khemlani, co-president, Hearst Entertainment & Syndication, who will share their insights on the future of advertising and content.

    The program also features over 35 executives from Bonnier, CBS Interactive, Digitas, Disney/ABC, Conde Nast, Google, Heineken USA, Initiative, MEC, Nielsen, Puma, Reuters TV, Starcom, Turner Broadcasting, Viacom, Zenith Optimedia and others, on a dozen sessions throughout the day.

    Hundreds of industry colleagues will be attending, promising an action-packed day of learning and networking.

    Huge thanks to our 20 sponsors, all of whom will have executives attending: Title Partner Videology; Premier Partners DashBid, FreeWheel and Pixability, Headline Partners Altitude Digital, Beachfront Media, Genesis Media, LiveRail, Nielsen, Ooyala, Operative, Teads.tv and TubeMogul, plus Branding Partners Adobe, Akamai, Alphonso, Brightcove, JW, Roku and Tremor Video.

    Register now and save!

     
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  • Just 2 Days Left to Save $100 on Video Ad Summit Registration and to Win a 55-inch Roku TV

    Early bird discounted registration ends this Friday for the 5th annual VideoNuze Online Video Advertising Summit on Tuesday, June 16th in NYC. All early bird registrants save $100 and are entered to win a 55-inch TCL Roku TV.

    Our top-notch program includes keynote guests David Cohen, Chief Investment Officer, Universal McCann and Neeraj Khemlani, co-president, Hearst Entertainment & Syndication, plus 35 executives from Bonnier, CBS Interactive, Digitas, Disney/ABC, Conde Nast, Google, Heineken USA, Initiative, MEC, Nielsen, Puma, Reuters TV, Starcom, Turner Broadcasting, Viacom, Zenith Optimedia and many more.

    The Ad Summit is generously supported by 19  industry leaders including Title Partner Videology; Premier Partners DashBid, FreeWheel and Pixability, Headline Partners Altitude Digital, Beachfront Media, Genesis Media, LiveRail, Nielsen, Ooyala, Operative, Teads.tv and TubeMogul, plus Branding Partners Adobe, Akamai, Alphonso, Brightcove, Roku and Tremor Video.

    Don't delay - register now and save!

     
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  • New Keynote Speaker for June 16th Video Ad Summit - David Cohen, Chief Investment Officer, Universal McCann

    I'm thrilled to announce that Universal McCann Chief Investment Officer David Cohen will be the morning keynote guest at the 5th annual VideoNuze Online Video Ad Summit on Tuesday, June 16th in NYC. One of the industry's foremost innovators, David will participate in a interview with me titled "The Future of Video Advertising," in which he'll share insights on how unprecedented forces are impacting video advertising and who the ultimate winners will be in the fast-evolving landscape.

    In addition, our afternoon keynote guest is Neeraj Khemlani, Co-President of Hearst Entertainment & Syndication and President, Hearst Digital Studios. Neeraj will participate in a conversation with me, titled "The Future of Video Content Providers," in which he'll explain how established media companies are transforming themselves for the online video era and new entrants are gaining audience momentum. Neeraj will also provide insight into Hearst's key video initiatives including investments in Vice, AwesomenessTV, BuzzFeed, Roku and others.


    David and Neeraj are part of an all-star group of over 35 industry executives from Bonnier, CBS Interactive, Digitas, Disney/ABC, Conde Nast, Google, Heineken USA, Initiative, Nielsen, Puma, Reuters TV, Starcom, Turner Broadcasting, Viacom, Zenith Optimedia and many more who will be participating in this premier day of learning and networking!

    Early bird, discounted registration expires THIS Friday, May 22nd, so don't delay. Register now to save and to win a 55-inch TCL Roku TV!

    Learn more and register now!

     
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  • Don't Miss Out - Register Now to Win a 55-Inch TCL Roku TV at the June 16th VideoNuze Online Video Ad Summit

    Don't miss out on a chance to win a 55-inch TCL Roku TV by registering early for the 5th annual VideoNuze Online Video Ad Summit on Tuesday, June 16th in NYC.

    Yesterday's Verizon-AOL deal was yet another reminder of how online video advertising and the ad tech that supports it have moved to center stage in the media industry. To learn more about why, our Video Ad Summit sessions will cover the convergence of TV and video advertising, programmatic from both the buyers' and publishers' sides, how video monetization is being modernized from both the buyers' and publishers' side, mobile video, connected TVs, the NewFronts/Upfronts, viewability and online video ad innovation.

    The program features key industry thought-leaders like Kris Magel (Chief Investment Officer, Initiative), Adam Shlachter (Chief Investment Officer, Digitas), Julian Zilberbrand (EVP, Zenith Optimedia), Jackie Kulesza (EVP, Starcom), Neeraj Khemlani (Co-President, Hearst Entertainment & Syndication), Ron Amram (Sr. Media Director, Heineken), Mike Berkley (Head of Product, Viacom), plus many more.

    If you need to understand what's really happening with online video advertising then the Ad Summit will be a must-attend day of learning and networking with executives from brands, agencies, content providers, technology companies and others in the ecosystem. Last year's Ad Summit drew over 420 attendees and featured 40+ speakers.

    Learn more and register now!

     
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  • Win a 55-Inch TCL Roku TV by Registering Early for June 16th VideoNuze Online Video Ad Summit

    Reminder that all early bird registrants for the 5th annual VideoNuze Online Video Ad Summit on Tuesday, June 16th in NYC will be entered to win a 55-inch TCL Roku TV, generously provided by Roku.

    The Ad Summit program features leading executives such as Kris Magel (Chief Investment Officer, Initiative), Adam Shlachter (Chief Investment Officer, Digitas), Julian Zilberbrand (EVP, Zenith Optimedia), Jackie Kulesza (EVP, Starcom), Neeraj Khemlani (Co-President, Hearst Entertainment & Syndication), Ron Amram (Sr. Media Director, Heineken), Mike Berkley (Head of Product, Viacom), plus many more.

    The program includes 14 sessions on the convergence of TV and video advertising, programmatic from both the buyers' and publishers' sides, how video monetization is being modernized from both the buyers' and publishers' side, mobile video, connected TVs, the NewFronts/Upfronts, viewability and online video ad innovation.

    The Ad Summit will once again be a must-attend day of learning and networking with industry leaders from brands, agencies, content providers, technology companies and others in the ecosystem. Last year's Ad Summit drew over 420 attendees and featured 40+ speakers.

    Learn more and register now!

     
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  • Program Announced for June 16th VideoNuze Online Video Ad Summit, Hearst Co-President to Keynote

    The initial program for the 5th annual VideoNuze Online Video Ad Summit on Tuesday, June 16th in NYC is now set.  

    I'm thrilled that Neeraj Khemlani, Co-President of Hearst Entertainment & Syndication and President, Hearst Digital Studios, will be our keynote guest. I will be interviewing Neeraj about critical industry trends, how established media companies are positioning themselves for the online video era and how viewers' behavior is impacting advertising. Plus, we'll discuss Hearst's investments in Vice, AwesomenessTV, BuzzFeed, Roku and others.

    So far, 26 executive speakers are on board, from industry leaders like Bonnier, Conde Nast, Digitas, Heineken USA, MediaVest, Reuters TV, Roku, Starcom, Viacom, Zenith OptiMedia and many others.

    The jam-packed program will feature 14 sessions on the convergence of TV and video advertising, programmatic from both the buyers' and publishers' sides, how video monetization is being modernized from both the buyers' and publishers' side, mobile video, connected TVs, the NewFronts/Upfronts, viewability and online video ad innovation.

    The Ad Summit will once again be a must-attend day of learning and networking with industry leaders from brands, agencies, content providers, technology companies and others in the ecosystem. Last year's Ad Summit drew over 420 attendees and featured 40+ speakers.

    Discounted, early bird registration is open, and a reminder that all early bird registrants will be entered to win a 55-inch TCL Roku TV, generously provided by Roku.

    Learn more and register now!

     
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  • Reminder: Register Early for the June 16th VideoNuze Ad Summit and Win a 55-Inch Roku TV

    A reminder that early bird discounted registration is open for the 5th annual VideoNuze Online Video Advertising Summit on Tuesday, June 16th in NYC. All early bird registrants will be entered to win a 55-inch TCL Roku TV, graciously provided by Roku.

    There is a ton going on in online video advertising, and the Ad Summit will dive deeply into all of the hottest topics such as programmatic, viewability, convergence, mobile, branded entertainment, innovation and much more. The Ad Summit will once again be a must-attend day of learning and networking with industry leaders from brands, agencies, content providers, technology companies and others in the ecosystem. Last year's Ad Summit drew over 420 attendees, featuring 40+ speakers.

    There are 10 terrific industry-leading companies on board so far as sponsors, including Premier Partners DashBid, FreeWheel and Pixability, Headline Partners Altitude Digital, LiveRail/Facebook, Ooyala, Teads.tv and TubeMogul plus Branding Partners Brightcove and Roku. I'm grateful for their generous support!

    Learn more and register now!

     
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  • Early Bird Registration Now Open for June 16th VideoNuze Online Video Ad Summit, 9 Initial Sponsors, Win a Roku TV

    Early bird discounted registration is now open for the 5th annual VideoNuze Online Video Advertising Summit on Tuesday, June 16th in NYC. As an extra incentive, one early bird registrant will win a 55-inch TCL Roku TV, graciously provided by Roku.

    The Ad Summit will once again be a premier day of learning and networking with industry leaders from brands, agencies, content providers, technology companies and others in the ecosystem. Last year's Ad Summit drew over 420 attendees, featuring 40+ speakers. This year's event will be at a new venue, the Time-Life Building's spacious 8th floor conference center. Detailed program info will be posted soon.

    I'm thrilled to have 9 fantastic companies on board as initial sponsors, including Premier Partners FreeWheel and Pixability, Headline Partners Altitude Digital, LiveRail/Facebook, Ooyala, Teads.tv and TubeMogul plus Branding Partners Brightcove and Roku. All of these companies are key players in the online video advertising ecosystem and I'm honored they've decided to be a part of the Ad Summit.

    If you'd like to learn more about speaking and sponsorship opportunities, please contact me.

    Learn more and register now!

     
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  • Save the Date: 5th Annual VideoNuze Online Video Ad Summit on Tues., June 16th in NYC

    Please save the date for the 5th annual VideoNuze Online Video Advertising Summit, on Tuesday, June 16th, in NYC.

    Online video advertising is booming, and the Video Ad Summit has become the industry's top event for learning and networking. Over 425 decision-makers at agencies, brands, content providers, technology companies and others in the video ecosystem attended last year's Video Ad Summit which featured 18 sessions and 45 speakers. In addition, 18 of the industry's leading companies sponsored last year's event.

    With all of the industry's growth, I expect the 2015 event to be even bigger - jam-packed with thought-leader keynotes, panel discussions, fireside chats, presentations and tech demonstrations. Not only will we dig into the big opportunities, but we'll also have candid sessions on key challenges such as viewability, fraud, measurement and ROI. As always, you can expect a high-impact full-day program.

    The Video Ad Summit is moving to a more spacious venue in 2015 as well - the Time-Life Building's 8th floor conference center, conveniently located in midtown at 6th Avenue and 51st Street. Assuming the weather cooperates, we'll have lunch and cocktails outside on the terrace.

    If you'd like to learn more about speaking and sponsorship opportunities, please contact me!

     
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  • VideoSchmooze [VIDEO] - Sports' Pivotal Role in Driving TV Everywhere's Adoption

    This has been a significant year for TV Everywhere growth and no question, live sports has been the biggest driver. At the recent VideoSchmooze, one of our sessions explored how sports is playing a pivotal role in introducing TV Everywhere to millions of viewers and in turn, is creating a path to using TVE for entertainment programming as well.

    The session featured Brian Dutt (FreeWheel), Vito Forlenza (Comcast), Dina Juliano (NBCU) and Clark Pierce (FOX Sports), with Colin Dixon (nScreenMedia) moderating.

    The full session video is included below.

    Watch the video

     
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  • VideoSchmooze is Tomorrow Morning - Join 250+ Industry Colleagues by Registering Now!

    Tomorrow is the next VideoSchmooze: Online Video Leadership Forum in NYC. There's still time to join over 250 industry executives who are registered to attend this premier morning of learning and networking. Continental breakfast will be available at 7:30am, with the program running from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Individual tickets are $135, with 5-packs for $575 and 10-packs for $1,000

    Among the many highlights of the program is the opening session, "Myths vs. Realities: Understanding Video's Unprecedented Changes." It will feature Nielsen's SVP, Client Insights, Dounia Turrill, who oversees the firm's Total Audience report, the Q3 '14 version of which was released this morning. Dounia will be sharing key insights from the report, and in particular will discuss SVOD viewing as a substitute for linear TV viewing, a topic which has been very much in the news recently.

    Bruce Leichtman, president and principal analyst at Leichtman Research Group will also be on the opening session, which I'll be moderating. Bruce will be discussing his firm's primary research around cord-cutting, cord-nevering and OTT adoption, among other topics.

    Thanks to VideoSchmooze's Lead sponsors Brightcove and Kaltura, plus Branding sponsors Digitalsmiths, FreeWheel and Tremor Video.

    I hope you'll join us tomorrow morning!

    REGISTER NOW!

     
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  • Early Bird Discount for VideoSchmooze Expires TODAY - Register Now!

    Early bird discounted registration for the Dec. 4th VideoSchmooze: Online Video Leadership Forum in NYC expires today. If you've been waiting to see how your schedule is shaping up, now's the time to have another quick look and act. Early bird tickets are $95, with 5-packs for $430 and 10-packs for $760. And remember, one lucky early bird registrant will win a TiVo Roamio Plus DVR with Lifetime service, a $1,000 value (thanks to TiVo).

    VideoSchmooze will be a full morning of learning and schmoozing with over 200 industry executives. We're covering a range of compelling topics across 6 sessions, with 18 speakers. These days there's no shortage of interesting stuff to dig into!

    Special thanks to the Lead sponsors of this VideoSchmooze, Brightcove and Kaltura plus Branding sponsors Digitalsmiths, FreeWheel and Tremor Video.

    I hope you can join us on Dec. 4th!

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  • Early Bird Discount for VideoSchmooze Expires On Friday - Register Now!

    Reminder that the early bird discount for the Dec. 4th VideoSchmooze: Online Video Leadership Forum in NYC expires on Friday. Early bird registrants not only save on tickets, they're all entered to win a TiVo Roamio Plus DVR with Lifetime service, a $1,000 value, which TiVo has generously provided. Early bird tickets are $95, with 5-packs for $430 and 10-packs for $760. If you've been on the fence about coming, now's the time to act.

    VideoSchmooze is going to be an awesome morning of learning and networking. There will be 6 different sessions featuring 18 speakers digging into many of the hottest topics in the industry. There are so many exciting things happening these days, but also a lot of noisy headlines that can be very confusing. One of the key goals of VideoSchmooze is to cut through this and share a true picture of what matters and what doesn't.



    Special thanks to the Lead sponsors of this VideoSchmooze, Brightcove and Kaltura plus Branding sponsors Digitalsmiths, FreeWheel and Tremor Video.

    If you're a video industry executive and are struggling to make sense of what's happening, I highly recommend you join us for a valuable morning of learning and networking!

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  • Early Bird Discount for VideoSchmooze Expires Soon - Sign-Up Now to Save and Win a TiVo

    The early bird discount for the Dec. 4th VideoSchmooze: Online Video Leadership Forum in NYC expires next week.  Early bird tickets are $95, with 5-packs for $430 and 10-packs for $760. As an extra motivator to sign up early, all early bird registrants will be entered to win a TiVo Roamio Plus DVR with Lifetime service, a $1,000 value, generously provided by TiVo.

    To say there's a lot going on in the video world these days would be quite an understatement. At VideoSchmooze we'll tackling some of the hottest topics - cord-cutting, SVOD eroding linear TV viewing, online video advertising, sports and TV Everywhere, online originals' impact, the role of data, the rise of connected/mobile devices, millennials' viewing behaviors, new OTT initiatives, best practices, and lots more.

    I'm especially excited about our all-star group of speakers and moderators, who will be sharing their insights. In particular, on the opening session, Dounia Turrill, SVP, Client Insights at Nielsen, will be sharing new Q3 '14 Cross-Platform data and Bruce Leichtman, president of Leichtman Research Group, will be providing an update on Q3 pay-TV video and broadband subscribers. No doubt they'll debunk some myths and shed new light on market conditions.

    I'm grateful to the Lead sponsors of this VideoSchmooze, Brightcove and Kaltura plus Branding sponsors Digitalsmiths, FreeWheel and Tremor Video, all of which will have executives attending and participating.



    With so much happening these days, I expect this will be the highest-impact VideoSchmooze yet. If you're in the video industry and need to really understand the landscape, I highly recommend you join us for this superb morning of learning and networking!

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  • Program is Complete for Dec. 4th VideoSchmooze - Register Now to Save and Win a TiVo Roamio Plus

    The program is now complete for the half-day December 4th VideoSchmooze in NYC (just 4 weeks from today!) and I'm really excited about the lineup of sessions and industry executives participating.

    The final session added is "Best Practices for Great Video User Experiences," which will include Bloomberg Media's Global Head of Digital Video Paul Marcum, comScore's SVP, Global Marketing Strategy Anne Hunter, Brightcove's Sr. Director of Digital Media Solutions Mike Green and one more speaker TBD, moderated by Jesse Redniss, co-founder of BRaVe Ventures and formerly SVP of Digital at USA Networks. The session will dig into best practices around content, monetization and viewer engagement.

    I'm also pleased to share that NBCU's SVP, Consumer Product Strategy, TV Everywhere Dina Juliano and FreeWheel's Director, Advisory Services Brian Dutt, will join the "Sports' Pivotal Role in Driving TV Everywhere's Adoption" panel, which also includes executives from Comcast and FOX Sports and will be moderated by Colin Dixon of nScreenMedia.

    Last but not least, Kaltura's VP, Product Ariel Hitron will join the "TV, Disrupted: Online Originals Hit Their Stride" panel, alongside executives from Fullscreen, Vimeo, DEFY Media and Tubefilter.

    Kaltura is also on-board as a Lead sponsor for VideoSchmooze in addition to Brightcove, and Branding sponsors Digitalsmiths, Tremor Video and FreeWheel. I am grateful to all of them for their generous support.

    All in all, VideoSchmooze is going to be a jam-packed morning of learning and networking, covering many of the hottest trends in the industry today. If you need to cut through the noisy headlines and find out what's really going on, VideoSchmooze is a must-attend event.

    Early bird tickets are $95, with 5-packs for $430 and 10-packs for $760. As an extra incentive, all early bird registrants will be entered to win a TiVo Roamio Plus DVR with Lifetime service, a $1,000 value, generously provided by TiVo.



    REGISTER NOW AND SAVE!

     
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  • VideoSchmooze NYC on Dec. 4th - Register Now to Save and to Win a TiVo Roamio Plus With Lifetime Service

    A reminder that the next VideoSchmooze: Online Video Leadership Forum is on Thursday morning, Dec. 4th at Scholastic Auditorium in NYC. Early bird tickets are $95, with 5-packs for $430 and 10-packs for $760. As an extra incentive, all early bird registrants will be entered to win the awesome TiVo Roamio Plus DVR with Lifetime service - $1,000 value, generously provided by TiVo.

    The VideoSchmooze program will cover many of the hottest trends in the industry. Leading off will be a deep-dive interview I'll do with 2 leading industry researchers - Dounia Turrill, SVP, Client Insights at Nielsen and Bruce Leichtman, president and principal analyst at Leichtman Research Group. Dounia and Bruce will provide data and clarify key trends around changing viewer behaviors, cord-cutting, OTT adoption, advertising, mobile plus lots more.

    Then Colin Dixon will moderate "Sports' Pivotal Role in Driving TV Everywhere's Adoption" with executives from Comcast, Fox Sports and FreeWheel, which will examine how marquee TVE events like World Cup, Olympics and MMOD are driving the industry forward. Following is a new session, "Personalized Data is the New Big Data" in which Digitalsmiths' Chris Ambrozic will share insights on how stakeholders throughout the ecosystem are using data to deliver standout personalized user experiences and generate new ROIs.

    Following the networking break, in "TV, Disrupted: Online Originals Hit Their Stride," we'll dig into one of the biggest trends around and how audiences are fragmenting, with executives from Fullscreen, Vimeo and DEFY Media. Next, Tremor Video's head of market research will share brand-new data on connected TVs and who's actually buying/using them. There will be one more session to round out the morning, TBA.



    All in all it promises to be a superb morning of learning and networking with 250+ colleagues from around the ecosystem. I hope you can join us on Dec. 4th!

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  • Early Bird Registration Now Open for VideoSchmooze on Dec. 4th

    Early bird discounted registration for the next VideoSchmooze: Online Video Leadership Forum, on Thursday morning, Dec. 4th in NYC is now open. This will be the 11th VideoSchmooze and once again the morning will be packed with top notch learning and networking with 250+ industry executives. Early bird tickets are $95, with 5-packs for $430 and 10-packs for $760.

    All early bird registrants will be entered to win a TiVo Roamio Plus DVR with Lifetime service - $1,000 value, generously provided by TiVo. As an owner of a Roamio Plus (plus virtually every other connected device), I can attest this is the best of all of them, providing integrated pay-TV and VOD via CableCard, Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, AOL and much more, in addition to 6 tuners, storage for up to 1,000 hours and best of all remote streaming/downloading.



    I'm still finalizing the full program, but I'm excited to share the opening session will be an interview with two of the industry's top researchers, Dounia Turrill, SVP, Client Insights at Nielsen (who oversees, among other things, the company's quarterly Cross-Platform Report, the industry benchmark for understanding viewer behaviors) and Bruce Leichtman, president and principal analyst at Leichtman Research Group, whose broadband, pay-TV and OTT research are widely followed and quoted).

    Dounia and Bruce will share specific data and insights from their research, helping to demystify key industry trends and what to expect ahead. As always, this opening session will be a great stage-setter for the rest of the morning.

    Then we'll dive into TV Everywhere, but through the lens of sports, which have been the most critical driver of adoption. What lessons have been learned and how can TVE be spread to other programming? Colin Dixon will moderate, joined by panelists Clark Pierce from FOX Sports and Vito Forlenza from Comcast (others to follow).

    I'll be sharing details on additional sessions soon. I'm grateful for the support of Lead sponsor Brightcove and Branding sponsors FreeWheel and Tremor Video for this VideoSchmooze (other sponsor opportunities still available, so contact me). The video industry is undergoing unprecedented change, making VideoSchmooze a must-attend event for executives who need to be in the know!

    I look forward to seeing you on Dec. 4th!

     
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