IGNITION: Future of Media Conference

This two day conference is coming to New York City November 30th through December 1st, 2011. Exploring the future of media business, IGNITION brings together executives and key stakeholders to discuss what is happening in the here-and-now.

We all understand that the definition of media has begun to expand to include games, local, social, and real-time communications that include sharing and other forms of data exchange. However, this also means that the lines between advice, business, and entertainment, has begun to blur.

Business Insider’s founder and CEO, Henry Blodget, will host IGNITION. One of the goals of IGNITION is to discuss how what is happening now, will affect your business. For this reason, a long list of top-notch speakers covering many media industries will be attending.

  • Glenn Beck – Founder and CEO, Mercury Radio Arts
  • Deep Nishar – SVP of Products and User Experience, LinkedIn
  • Sheryl Sandberg – COO, Facebook
  • Eliot Spitzer – Former Governor, New York
  • Sarah Bernard – Director of Online Engagement, White House
  • Adam Bain – CRO, Twitter

Business Insider designs their conferences the same way they design their media: intriguing and straight to the topic at hand. Discussions are kept short and each moderator or speaker will quickly get to the point. The fast-paced schedule will keep all attendees connecting while learning. IGNITION is expecting an impressive list of 400 to 500 entrepreneurs and executives from all facets of media including print, TV, digital, music, radio, and entertainment.

Attendees should arrive ready to strategize and create new business.

Adam Bain – CRO Twitter

Before he was CRO of Twitter, Adam Bain was the president of Fox Audience Network, or FAN, where he administrated strategies that would help to monetize Fox’s digital properties. He got behind Fox’s largest acquisitions of IGN, Scout Media, Photobucket, and Myspace. Before he held that position, he was the EVP for Product and Technology for Fox Interactive Media.

Bain began at Twitter just as they were gearing up to launch new monetization efforts. Although Twitter has executed minor experiments with advertising, they now want to increase their revenue significantly. With Bain’s proven abilities in that exact area, it seems to be an incredibly good choice for Twitter and for all who use it.

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Social Media Marketing Advice, Analysis, and Insight from #SMWF N. America

On the 1st and 2nd of November, SMWF N. America comes to New York. This conference openly offers social media marketing advice and more in-depth insight into how your brands and business can use options like Facebook and Twitter to help create priceless consumer relationships, monitor brand reputations, build communities, and sometimes they work as forums that can help to sell products, services, or opportunities directly.

Many of the globe’s top social media aficionado’s will meet to help initiate discussions and analysis surrounding the many diverse factors that affect marketing development, take-up, and strategic effectiveness.

SMWF will provide coverage on many of the vital issues that surround our social media space. Discussions will feature coverage on:

  • B2C Social Media Activities
  • ROI on B2B
  • Integrating Relevant Channels
  • Social CRM
  • Social Shopping
  • Geo-Location
  • Measuring and Managing Reputation  top sociakl obe’tly.
  • ions, build communities, and sometimes they work as forums that can help to sell products, services, or o

There is much focus on how social media is changing customer behavior and conference focus will highlight these issues in full.

#SMWF will also feature a number of high-profile speakers that represent leading brands such as Hershey’s, Twitter, NASA, Coca-Cola, Tumblr, and more. SMWF was designed to be an effective forum for building industry connections and creating networks that can help to improve networking sessions.

SMWF plans to take connection-building to new and more sophisticated technological heights. The SMWF TwitterWall will also be a distinguished feature of the show. Related Tweets will be projected onto a massive screen for all to read and will allow delegates to access a stockpile of statistics, infographics and other relevant information to display to the crowd who the most influential show tweeters are.

With the free-to-attend industry exhibition as well as the Social Media Hub covering some of the most basic elements supporting the most effective uses of social media, this is an even that should be listed as a must for anyone in the area with an interest in utilizing social media as an additional marketing channel.

For more info on what you can expect from the shows visit the SMWF Agenda Page.

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