Speakers | Digital Media North America 2018

Digital Media North America 2018

26 Jun 2018 to 27 Jun 2018
New York City
United States of America (the)

Speakers | Digital Media North America 2018

Speakers

Speakers

Director, Digital Subscriber Acquisition & Media, The Wall Street Journal, USA

Jon Buckley leads subscription acquisition and the in-house media buying teams at Dow Jones, working across The Wall Street Journal and Barron's. Today, Dow Jones has the largest subscriber base in its history. Prior to this, Jon spent four years at News UK (also part of News Corp) in London, working at The Sun, Britain's biggest-selling newspaper. He is based in New York.

President & CEO, The News Media Alliance, USA

David Chavern joined the News Media Alliance as president and CEO in October 2015. Chavern has built a career spanning 30 years in executive strategic and operational roles, and most recently completed a decade-long tenure at the United States Chamber of Commerce. From 2014 to 2015, he served as the President of the Center for Advanced Technology & Innovation at the Chamber. He established the center, which is the first U.S. Chamber office focused solely on technology and innovation, and led a research and outreach program which was dedicated to the economic power of data-driven innovation.

A 1987 graduate of Villanova University’s School of Law, Chavern went on to receive his MBA from Georgetown University in 2003. He attended the University of Pittsburgh where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree.

 

Publisher and CEO, The Globe and Mail, Canada

Phillip Crawley

Phillip Crawley is the Publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper. He worked in Europe, Asia and New Zealand before he joined The Globe and Mail in October 1998 as President and COO. He was appointed Publisher and CEO in June 1999. In print for 165 years, The Globe and Mail has consistently delivered Canada's best and deepest coverage of national, international and business news. With a cumulative six-day readership total of over 2.4 million, The Globe and Mail has a wide and a highly loyal readership.

Consultant, Subscriptions & Membership Marketing, UK

Joss is a subscription and membership-marketing consultant with over 20 years’ experience of acquiring and retaining customers in the media and e-commerce sectors.

During the course of her career, Cripps has developed hundreds of marketing programmes designed to reach, acquire and engage audiences, and has worked for several blue-chip brands including Amazon, the Financial Times (FT), News UK and Sky.

 At the FT, in the role of EVP, B2C Global Marketing, she was responsible for print and digital subscriptions revenue growth. During her tenure, she commercialised the FT digital subs paywall globally, conducted testing and analysis that led the publisher to make its successful transition from metred access to paid access and

Whilst at the FT, over the course of a decade, Joss undertook several global assignments taking her to Asia and North America. Joss returned to the UK in 2015 and joined Amazon to run their loyalty engagement programme ‘Subscribe and Save’ with a pan-EMEA remit. 

In 2017, recognising the emergence of a new subscriptions-based economy, Joss established a consultancy business which helps brands optimise their recurring revenues.  Given her background, not surprisingly, much of her focus has been on servicing clients in the publishing sector - devising paywall strategy and how to efficiently acquire and retain digital audiences. 

When she’s not consulting, Joss lectures on digital marketing strategy and customer insight for the Institute of Direct Marketing (IDM) and enjoys mentoring and guiding the pivotal career decision points for professional women.

President, TheStreet.com, USA

Ms. de Luna is president of TheStreet.com, which is the media business of TheStreet, Inc., and includes both the news operations of the flagship site and mobile products and the premium subscription business, Real Money. De Luna has close to 20 years of experience in the media industry. She spent more than ten years at Dow Jones' MarketWatch in managerial roles, with the most recent being Interim General Manager.  Ms. de Luna recently held the position of Vice President of Product at Praetorian Digital, the leading digital media company in the public safety and local government market, which provides information and resources to help first responders, government officials and military personnel better protect themselves and their communities. She also served as a board member of the Software Information & Industry Association's ABM/CISD division, now known as Connectiv. Ms. de Luna holds a B.A. in English from The University of Texas at Austin.

Global Media Partnerships - Subscriptions, Facebook, USA

Peter Elkins-Williams leads Facebook’s partnerships with global subscriptions publishers, working with them to evaluate and optimize their investment and efforts across Facebook’s suite of apps and services, to test new products and media formats, and ultimately, to grow and retain their subscribers or members.  Prior to Facebook, Peter led Business and Corporate Development for Atlantic Media, parent company of The Atlantic, Quartz, and the National Journal Group.  At Atlantic Media, Peter was responsible for incubating and launching growth strategies and new initiatives throughout the editorial, technology, and revenue teams across the company.  This includes architecting The Atlantic’s first long term social strategy and first paid digital products, helping to launch Quartz, and leading the evaluation of internal and external investment opportunities.  Peter received a JD/MBA from New York University and a BA from Duke University.  He lives in New York City.

Chief Content Officer, The Athletic, USA

Paul Fichtenbaum is the chief content officer of The Athletic. From 2012-2016, Paul was the editor-in-chief of the Sports Illustrated Group, overseeing all of Time Inc.'s sports properties across digital and print. Previously, he was editor-in-chief of SI.com and a senior editor at the magazine. Over the course of his 25-year career at SI, Paul has won numerous awards, including an Ellie, Emmy and Webby. In 2014 he was named Editor of the Year by Ad Age.

CEO, Digital Content Next, USA

Jason Kint is the CEO of Digital Content Next, a trade association serving the needs of high-quality digital content companies that manage trusted, direct relationships with consumers and marketers. Jason is focused on guiding the organisation’s diverse group of members — from established media brands such as The New York Times, NBC, Conde Nast and ESPN, to digital natives, such as Vox, Slate and Business Insider — into the future and on setting the agenda for discussions on issues ranging from net neutrality to revenue innovation to privacy. Kint is a 20-year veteran of the digital media industry.

Head of Product, FT.com, UK

Gadi Lahav is Head of Product for FT.com. He has led the development of the new FT website, the fastest publisher website worldwide, winner of Best Website of The Year by British Press Awards and Newsawards, and Best Use of Technology by Digiday and INMA.  Prior to that he was Senior Product Manager at Amazon, Director of Business Development at Wochit and VP Digital of Haaretz, Israel's leading quality publisher.

President, Local Media Association, USA

Nancy Lane is the dynamic leader of the Local Media Association, an organisation that represents nearly 3,000 newspapers and hundreds of broadcast companies, directory publishers, pure plays and R&D partners. LMA is intensely focused on helping local media companies discover new and sustainable business models. The association conducts extensive training, mainly on the digital side, in areas such as analytics, Google AdWords, social selling, sales certification (basic and digital) and much more. Thousands of media executives have participated in the training programs offered by LMA over the past two years.

Lane has served as president since October 2000 and prior to that she held publisher and senior level positions with daily and weekly newspapers in Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Missouri. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University and also serves on the VU Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Vice President for Editorial Development, Amedia, Norway

Jostein Larsen Østring is the Vice President for Editorial development in the Norwegian media company Amedia.

Amedia is Norway's largest local media company with 64 newspapers. Østring leads Amedia's editorial development team, which is responsible for readership analysis and developing editorial strategies.

The team of editoral development works with all parts of the editorial process, including journalistic content, organizing the newsroom, data driven journalism, and video.

Østring is a former journalist and News Editor at Nordlys, a regional newspaper based in Tromsø, Norway.

Chief Revenue Officer, The Day, USA

Michael Moses has spent the majority of his career in the publishing industry, currently serving as Chief Revenue Officer for The Day, day.com, and D2 Media Solutions in New London, CT. The Day is independently owned by a Trust established in 1938 which requires the Company to return all net profits to our community organizations. Over the past 28 years he has held many executive positions including Corporate Director of Advertising for South of Boston Media Group, Publisher with Community Newspaper Company, and Publisher with the Journal Register Company.

Vice President Consumer Marketing, GateHouse Media, USA

Robert has been in the newspaper industry for 30 years with experiences in consumer marketing, strategic planning, delivery operations, and customer care. He began his career at The Boston Globe and New York Times Company and over the next 25 years focused on consumer marketing and audience development. His accomplishments included deployments of innovative technology platforms to include Oracle Service Cloud, SalesForce Marketing Cloud, Consumer APPs, and omni-channel customer care platforms. He moved to GateHouse Media in 2014 and is currently Vice President of Consumer Marketing. His focus at GateHouse Media has been standardizing and scaling corporate initiatives and centralizing digital and home delivery sales operations. He obtained a BS in Engineering from Rutgers University and was awarded The New York Times Presidents award for strategic initiatives for print revenue. He is an avid sailor and heavily involved in community affairs in Boston, his home town. 

CEO, Republik, Switzerland

After a chemist apprenticeship, Susanne Sugimoto obtained her Matura (high school degree) and went on to university to study geography and business information technology. Shortly after, she joined the Zürich local council and became secretary for the Swiss Commercial Employees Association where she represented the ground crew of Swissair after the grounding of the company. Out of curiosity, she then moved to the side she used to negotiate wages with: the corporations. She first became head of media relations and then head of communications for supermarket chain Coop. After five years spent at Coop, she worked for the multinational cement company Holcim where she was appointed head of communications for Central Europe. Today, she runs a consulting firm. As managing director of Project R, her job is to keep track of the budget and day-to-day business.

Director, Consumer Strategy, Guardian News & Media, USA

Megha has worked across multiple verticals on the commercial part of the business. She currently leads US reader revenue strategy by collaborating with editorial leadership and her counterparts in London to help realize the global strategy and implement new innovative ideas and projects. Megha is a former journalist and is originally from Mumbai, India.

Executive Vice President and General Manager, CBS News Digital, USA

Christy Tanner is the Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS News Digital. In this role, she oversees CBS News on all digital platforms, including CBSN, CBS News’ digital streaming news network featuring live, anchored coverage across platforms, as well as CBSNews.com, mobile apps and OTT apps. 

Under Tanner’s leadership, CBSN has delivered tremendous year-over-year growth. Drawing an audience with an average age of 38, CBSN delivered more than 280 million live streams in 2017 to grow viewership 17% from 2016. During the 2016 Election year, CBSN set groundbreaking records and significantly drove viewership up 232% from 2015. In addition, CBSNews.com continues to reach an even greater audience, with unique visitors up 20% year-over-year. 

During her tenure at CBS News Digital, Tanner has spearheaded the growth of the CBSN Originals documentary series and continually expanded distribution to make CBSN available on every major platform. 

Formerly, Tanner was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of CBS Interactive Media, a group of premier  entertainment brands. Tanner joined CBS Interactive through the company’s acquisition of TV Guide Digital, where as CEO she transformed the business for an on-demand, streaming audience. She previously held executive positions with The Washington Post Company, Wolters Kluwer and Reed Elsevier. 

Tanner currently is a board member and special advisor to the executive committee of Digital Content Next, the leading trade organization serving premium digital content companies, where she previously served as co-chair from 2015-2017. She is also chair of the Groton Women’s Network. 

Tanner holds a B.A. from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Director, Europe / Africa & Global Advisory, WAN-IFRA, Germany

Nick runs our most advanced digital programmes, including the subscription focused eRev and our MMA e-learning, as well as managing our events and operations in Europe & Africa.

He started his career in London and has over fifteen years experience in innovative digital projects and collaborative working.

Before joining WAN-IFRA, he managed IT projects for ExxonMobil, Deutsche Bank and the European Patent Office, and facilitated the exec forums and conferences for the e-gov agency London Connects. He has a Diploma in Creativity, Innovation & Change from the Open University Business School.

Senior Vice President, Subscription Acquisition & Media Management, The New York Times, USA

Hannah Yang is the Senior Vice President of Consumer Revenue at The New York Times, leading its subscription acquisition strategy and execution. She has held a variety of positions at the Times, including in business development, advertising, and strategic planning. Prior to joining the Times, Hannah was an attorney at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and a management consultant at Katzenbach Partners LLC (now a part of Strategy &). She graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

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