Digital Media Strategies USA 2016 Highlights

Who’s Speaking? Confirmed Speakers


Many thanks to all who joined us at Digital Media Strategies USA this year. We look forward to welcoming you again next year in New York September 6-8.

Join us in London on 20-23 February 2017 for Digital Media Strategies Europe.

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Digital Media Strategies USA brings together leading CEOs, senior executives and innovators from newspapers, magazines, B2B publishers, broadcasters and digital media businesses both new and old, big and small, as well as brands and agencies.
All speakers are briefed to share honestly on their challenges and how they are addressing them, offering insights, war stories, data and hard lessons from their experience.

Evan Burns
Evan BurnsCEO & Co-Founder, Odyssey
Mike Rothman
Mike RothmanCEO & Co-Founder, Fatherly
Vivek Shah
Vivek ShahCEO, Ziff Davis
Jay Lauf
Jay LaufPresident & Publisher, Quartz
Michael Friedenberg
Michael FriedenbergCEO, IDG Communications Worldwide
Paul Marcum
Paul MarcumPresident, Truffle Pig
Julia Turner
Julia TurnerEditor-In-Chief, Slate
Amy Bernstein
Amy BernsteinEditor, Harvard Business Review
Cory Haik
Cory HaikChief Strategy Officer, Mic
Keith Hernandez
Keith HernandezPresident, Slate
Ashish Patel
Ashish PatelPublisher, NowThis
Athan Stephanopoulos
Athan StephanopoulosPresident, NowThis
Julie Hansen
Julie HansenPresident & COO, Business Insider
Lewis D’Vorkin
Lewis D’VorkinChief Product Officer, Forbes Media
Rahul Chopra
Rahul ChopraChief Executive Officer, Storyful
Molly DeWolf Swenson
Molly DeWolf SwensonChief Marketing Officer, RYOT
M. Scott Havens
M. Scott HavensGlobal Head of Digital, Bloomberg Media Group
Alex Skatell
Alex SkatellFounder & Chief Executive Officer, Independent Journal Review
Benedict Evans
Benedict EvansPartner, Andreessen Horowitz
Blake Sabatinelli
Blake SabatinelliGeneral Manager, Newsy
Christian Baesler
Christian BaeslerPresident, Bauer Xcel Media US
Jeff Jarvis
Jeff JarvisProfessor CUNY & Director, Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism; BuzzMachine
Jimmy Maymann
Jimmy MaymannPresident, Content and Consumer Brands, AOL
Scott Clavenna
Scott ClavennaChief Executive & Founder, Green Tech Media
Dr. Yaser Bishr
Dr. Yaser BishrExecutive Director of Strategy and Development, Al Jazeera Media Network
Brendan Spain
Brendan SpainVice President of Advertising, Americas, Financial Times
Isaac Showman
Isaac ShowmanManaging Director, Reuters TV
Michael Kuntz
Michael KuntzSVP, Digital Revenue, Gannett
Alexis Madrigal
Alexis MadrigalEditor in Chief, Fusion
Gretchen Tibbits
Gretchen TibbitsChief Operating Officer, LittleThings
Rick Berke
Rick BerkeExecutive Director, STAT
Claire Wardle
Claire WardleDirector, Columbia University
Danny Khatib
Danny Khatib Co-Founder, Livingly Media
Amy Schier
Amy SchierExecutive Creative Director, CNN Digital
Angus Macaulay
Angus MacaulayChief Revenue Officer, Overseas, STAT
Josh London
Josh LondonChief Marketing Officer, IDG
Cassie Lancellotti Young
Cassie Lancellotti YoungEVP Customer Success, Sailthru


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Digital Media Strategies USA is a three day content-driven conference taking place in New York. It addresses the key strategic challenges behind developing a profitable and sustainable media business today.

Following on from the huge success of Digital Media Strategies Europe, it brings together over 250 CEOs and senior leaders from news, magazine, broadcast, B2B and digital pureplay media businesses, along with senior advertising and agency executives, to engage in honest discussion about their day-to-day challenges.

Digital Media Strategies USA is a day of work and note-taking, leaving aside PR and buzzwords to deliver transparent, data-rich case studies and discussions covering new business models and revenue streams, mobile monetization, digital video, programmatic and native advertising, advertising metrics, audience development, technology, data and organisational transformation.



Topics  to be addressed:

  • The rise of digital video and the impact on existing/traditional TV

  • Expansion strategies that transcend the former industry preoccupation with scale

  • Avenues to monetise content that go beyond display advertising/traditional revenue streams

  • Content, scalability and distribution strategies that fit in with business strategy/growth forecast

  • Working with third-party publishers/off-platform/social platforms to monetise content

  • The opportunities that exist with video

  • The next steps for digital transformation: Print → Digital → Mobile

  • Creating an integrated client solution around advertising offering

  • The future of news services

  • Is platform dependency really a bad thing?

Who Attends?

Digital Media Strategies USA is attended by senior executives responsible for strategic decision making at any business involved with creating and distributing content, including local and national newspapers, magazines, B2B, broadcast, digital video and digital pureplay media businesses.

You should attend if:

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Established Event – Since 2011

Digital Media Strategies Europe is one of the leading media events in Europe, bringing together over 400 senior executives from media organisations to discuss the key strategic challenges facing the industry. It has been successful for creating a forum in which executives speak candidly about their challenges, sharing stories on failures as well as success, and delivering in-depth data and detail on their strategies.

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