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Feb 26, 2015

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2015 Promotion, Marketing and Design North America Awards

A competition that stands for excellence in media marketing and speaks to every part of the business from promotion and design to branding and interactive.

Congratulations to the 2015 PromaxBDA Promotion, Marketing and Design North America and Global Excellence Awards Winners ▸



Kenetta Bailey

Managing Partner & Chief Brand Strategist, MAXUS North America

Kenetta Bailey joined Maxus North America in January 2014 as managing partner, chief brand strategist. In her role, Bailey is leading Maxus’ Total Market Approach to media planning; ensuring brand and cultural alignment is managed along all segments of a client’s value chain. Additionally, Bailey will mine social currencies and their strategic impact on clients’ brands, accelerate Maxus’ entry into addressable advertising and determine how it will precisely deliver meaningful consumer messages, and work with the agency’s development team to win new business in key categories.

Most recently, Bailey served as CMO for TV One, where she led all marketing and advertising efforts for the cable television network. Specifically, Bailey was responsible for brand strategy development, including creative, media, digital and social strategies, maximizing advertising and promotional investments, and rebranding the network. She served in this capacity for two years. During her tenure, TV One achieved its highest historical network and series ratings, brand awareness scores, Web traffic and social engagement. Prior to TV One, Bailey headed marketing for AMC Network’s, WE tv. As SVP of marketing, she launched some of WE tv’s most successful campaigns, led the network through positioning and rebranding efforts, and was instrumental in launching a new wedding-focused digital network. Bailey’s first foray into television was at NBC Universal’s Telemundo Network, where she led a 26-person integrated marketing and production team charged with driving ad sales revenue and producing the network’s annual Upfront.

Bailey spent five years in the music industry as well, serving as VP of strategic marketing at the RCA Records Label and Sony BMG. There, Bailey led digital media and other branded partnerships for artists including Christina Aguilera, The Dave Matthews Band, Elvis and Tyrese. Earlier in her career, she held marketing positions at the Pepsi-Cola Company and Kraft Foods, where she managed brands, drove consumer affinity, developed new products and led partnership and promotional initiatives with retailers, music artists and sports leagues.

Bailey has served on national industry boards of directors, and is a member of organizations including Advertising Women of New York, National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications, Women in Cable Telecommunications, and Cable Telecommunications Association of Marketing.

Andy Baker

Promax Secretary

VP, Marketing, Disney+

Andy Baker has led creative teams and produced or creative directed breakthrough work at iconic media brands around the world, and is currently the VP of Marketing at Disney+, focusing on marketing and creative for the new OTT streaming service launching in November. Prior to Disney, Andy was the Originals Manager in Product Creative for Netflix, based out of Los Angeles, where he oversaw the Product creative strategy and execution of assets for Netflix series, documentaries and stand-up specials on the Netflix service. Andy started in the industry in 1994 as a photographer/editor/writer for NBC, ABC, and FOX, before moving to National Geographic Channel (NGC) in 2000. He helped launch National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, and Nat Geo Mundo, and developed thousands of tune-in and brand campaigns for National Geographic and the Star Asia Networks (based in Hong Kong in 2009) before moving to Netflix in 2017. Andy is a collaborative, passionate, and strategic creative executive with a proven track record as a thought-leader, speaker, writer, innovator, and conceptual thinker.

Elaine Cantwell

CCO, Broadway Video Enterprises

Elaine Cantwell, Chief Creative Officer, leads Broadway Video’s Branding + Creative Division, which builds branding solutions that are visually unique and strategically sound. She works collaboratively with clients including Crown Media, Televisa, NBCUniversal, Showtime, Disney and Scripps. She has done commercial work for Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report, SC Johnson, Proctor & Gamble and Target. Recognition for Elaine’s work includes multiple international awards. Born and raised in Ireland, Elaine began her career as Art Director with Arks Advertising. She was Head of Creative Services and Creative Director for 3 Ring Circus, a Hollywood-based design company. In 2002 Elaine founded the creative group Spark.

John Colette

Chair of Motion Media Design, SCAD

John Colette is a veteran of both industry and academia, having worked across all aspects of the moving image for 30 years.
Currently Colette works as chair of the motion media design program at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he teaches into the program as well as supervises collaborative research projects for companies such as BMW, Adobe and Microsoft.
Previously, Colette was a creative director in Sydney, Australia, where he founded pixelmill films, which became part of the Macquarie Media group in 2006.
Colette has also worked as a senior producer for CDP Media where he developed large-scale media-based public visitor experiences, as well as teaching at the College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales. He was the founder of the digital media program at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.

Andi Delott

Partner, Head of the ABC Network Account, BLT Communications, LLC

Andi Delott is partner and head of the ABC Network account at BLT Communications, LLC. As ABC's agency of record since 2000, Delott serves as the main client contact as well as the internal creative lead. She has helped successfully brand, launch and sustain multi-year marketing campaigns for TV series including “Lost,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Grey's Anatomy,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Scandal” and “Modern Family,” to name a few.

Delott believes the best creative happens when there's a true partnership between clients and agencies, and credits the longstanding ABC relationship with just that. Delott has also helped launch and market shows for cable clients including TNT, CNN, History, ESPN, USA, Oxygen and others. Before joining BLT, Delott worked on cable and home entertainment accounts at B.D. Fox and Werndorf Associates.

Michael Engleman

CMO, Marketing, SHOWTIME

Michael Engleman joined Showtime Networks Inc as Chief Marketing Officer in July 2019. Engleman oversees the network’s marketing, creative advertising and digital media divisions, including consumer and distribution marketing, promotions and media. He also manages day-to-day operations of digital platform marketing, broadband, mobile, emerging platform initiatives and multiplatform content for Showtime Networks, as well as marketing oversight of Pop TV and Smithsonian Channel. He is based in Los Angeles but works bi-coastally.

Prior to joining Showtime, Engleman served as Chief Marketing Officer for TBS and TNT, where he was responsible for overseeing all branding and marketing initiatives – including social and digital content – in support of those networks, as well as the creation of a new content marketing group designed to maximize opportunities presented by a fast-changing media landscape. He also worked hand in hand with the networks' development, programming, ad sales, research and publicity teams to define and execute key entertainment business strategies and initiatives.

Over the past three years, Engleman helped launch several prominent series, including The Alienist, The Last O.G., Claws, Drop the Mic, Animal Kingdom and Full Frontal. In the digital space, he supervised product development and platform management of a suite of more than 20 streaming products for TBS/TNT. He joined Turner in 2016 as Executive Vice President of Entertainment Marketing and Brand Innovation, after having served as Executive Vice President, Marketing, Digital and Global Brand Strategy for Syfy and Chiller, where he oversaw U.S. branding and marketing activities as well as Syfy’s expansion in 87 countries. 


Ann Epstein

Partner, Be Creative Management

Ann Epstein is an energetic and effective leader who brings her unique vision to every creative and operational challenge. Recently heading and representing BCM’s global creative cartel, offering extraordinary multiplatform media solutions, Epstein also spearheaded the on-air design group for E! Entertainment and the Style Network through many rebrands. Her leading edge on-air tactics resulted in award-winning viewer experiences and high viewer retention.

At Pittard Sullivan, Epstein led the creative operations for all offices, worldwide, finding ways to cut costs while adding services. Her impeccable work ethic, unbridled enthusiasm and genuine joy in the creation of high level work was–well–infectious. Teams she led were fiercely loyal, highly motivated and stunningly effective.

Susie Fogelson

SVP, Marketing & Brand Strategy, Food Network and Cooking Channel

As Food Network and Cooking Channel’s SVP of marketing and brand strategy, Susie Fogelson has been a driving force in all aspects of messaging for both brands. Joining the network in 2001, Fogelson has been tasked with managing the evolution of Food Network’s brand as well as driving the introduction of Cooking Channel’s across all consumer-facing creative communication, including on- and off-air advertising, creative services, partnerships, publicity as well as digital marketing and defining the brand’s voice within the social media landscape.

In addition, Fogelson has been integral in aligning support for key network initiatives among national and affiliate ad sales, as well as developing fully integrated marketing plans for new business and the brand extensions priorities; ultimately, helping to drive the primetime ratings within the core demographic to record highs. Fogelson continues to expand her role by working closely with the network’s talent on defining their individual brands and creating opportunities within the marketplace. Fogelson is also in her 11th year as a judge on “Food Network Star.”

Stephanie Gibbons

Promax Co-Chair

President, Creative, Strategy and Digital, Multi-Platform Marketing, FX Networks

Stephanie Gibbons is President of Creative, Strategy and Digital, Multi-Platform Marketing for FX Networks. She is responsible for the strategy, creative, media planning and implementation of all marketing, digital, advertising and on-air campaigns for FX, FXX, FXM, FXNOW, FX+ and Simpsons World.
Gibbons is a true strategic and creative innovator. Her unique aesthetic has taken the marketing and promotion of the networks’ acclaimed original series to new heights. Under her inspired direction, FX’s marketing team has been named the Promax Marketing Team of the Year for an unprecedented nine consecutive years (2011 – 2019). In addition, the marketing team received the Promax Award for Design Team of the Year in 2012. Gibbons has been named on The Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100 List of Women in Entertainment on multiple occasions, most recently in 2017, and was one of Multichannel News’ Wonder Women of 2011.
Gibbons has also been honored by the LGBT community - named as one of Power Up’s 10 Most Amazing Women in Showbiz, and received the Corporate Leader Award from New York’s LGBT Center in 2008.  She has overseen the marketing of programming that features lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters, including Pose and Nip/Tuck – which led to the network’s recognition by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) as one of the most gay-friendly and responsible television networks.
Since joining FX in 2004, Gibbons has developed unforgettable campaigns for the critically-acclaimed and award-winning limited series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, the Fargo and American Horror Story franchises, and FEUD: Bette and Joan; the drama series Mayans M.C., Mr Inbetween, Pose, Trust, Snowfall, Legion, Taboo, The Americans, Sons of Anarchy, Justified, The Strain, Tyrant, The Shield, Rescue Me and Nip/Tuck; and the comedies Atlanta, Better Things, Baskets, Archer,  It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, You’re The Worst, Man Seeking Woman, and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.

Gibbons was responsible for the launch of FX’s first-ever network branding campaign, “THERE IS NO BOX,” in 2008 and FX Networks’ current branding initiative, “FEARLESS.”  She oversaw the launch, creative strategy and design of on-demand FXNOW and FX+ platforms, Simpsons World, and the re-launch of the network’s website, FXnetworks.com, to include original content, interactive features and events.
Prior to joining FX, Gibbons was SVP of Advertising and Promotions at Showtime, where she was responsible for the development of the network’s consumer, trade and promotional campaigns. Gibbons joined Showtime in August of 1997 as a Creative Director. During her tenure at Showtime, she spearheaded many of the company’s breakthrough advertising and marketing campaigns, including those for Queer as Folk, The L Word, and was a key member of the braintrust that created and launched the “No Limits” branding campaign.   
Before her stint at Showtime, Gibbons was a creative director for Media General Broadcasting Inc., where she was responsible for all station creative, including image, news, major series, on-air, print and radio promotions for WFLA-TV (NBC) in Tampa. Gibbons has also been an independent producer, having written and produced commercials, marketing, sales and public relations campaigns for corporations, private businesses and nonprofit organizations.  Gibbons began her career in 1983 as a promotions producer for WBBH-TV (NBC) in Fort Myers, Florida.
Gibbons holds a B.A. in English and a B.S. in Mass Communications from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Fred Graver

Creative Lead, TV @ Twitter

Fred Graver is the Creative Lead for TV at Twitter.  He works with networks, producers and talent around the world to create new and innovative ways to put TV and Twitter together.

Fred’s career spans comedy writing and producing (Late Night With David Letterman, Cheers, In Living Color, Jon Stewart), interactive producing (The MY Vh1 Awards, ZoogDisney), and creating shows that span the web and television (Best Week Ever). He has 7 Emmy Nominations (including one for the post-9/11 "Concert for New York City") and 3 Emmys, as well as a NAACP award and a Webby. He is @fredgraver on Twitter.

Dale Lanier

EVP, Broadcast Advertising, Ignition Creative

Ignition Creative’s EVP of broadcast advertising, Dale Lanier has extensive experience on both the corporate and vendor side of the television marketing and promotion business. Lanier has provided leadership, insight and growth for each company where he has been employed.

As president of television at Trailer Park, Cimarron and his current position at Ignition Creative, Lanier has produced thousands of TV promos, several theatrical trailers and one 30-minute special. Lanier recently launched EPIX on AT&T U-verse, and has produced cross-channel spots, episodic promos, sales sponsorships, upfront presentations and more for many networks and television clients.

As VP of marketing and special projects, Lanier was part of the team that launched UPN. Lanier directed all network branding, show launches, sales sponsorships and contests, and produced the network upfront sales meetings. During his seven years at UPN, he oversaw the creative direction, production and implementation of five network graphics branding packages. In addition to his marketing duties, Lanier produced several half hour specials, including “Arnold’s Rock and Roll Bodybuilding Championship” starring then future Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Hip Hop Source Awards Pre-Show starring Brandy Norwood.

While a partner at Planet 3 Entertainment Group/Electric Ideas Lanier was a key player in the creation and launch of the DIRECTV 101 channel. Working with DIRECTV marketing executives, Lanier created the infrastructure and operations system to create the daily, weekly, monthly and yearly PPV & VOD promos, trailers and graphics. Lanier was also involved in projects such as Coke’s Red Hot Summer Giveaway for Fox, a multi-million dollar promotion sponsored by Coca Cola; NBC’s Olympics Multi-Cast; and the launch of The Game Show Network.

Lanier began his entertainment career at Disney. The Disney organization provided him with the opportunity to experience all aspects of entertainment, including producing live television, stage shows, parades and multi-million dollar entertainment events. While at Disney, Lanier formed and ran the TV production department, which managed film and video productions in the park.

Kay Madati

EVP & Chief Digital Officer, BET Networks

Kay Madati is the EVP and chief digital officer at BET Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. and the leading provider of entertainment for the African-American audience and consumers of black culture globally. He leads the teams responsible for all aspects of digital, social and mobile strategy and oversees operations, content creation, technology and product development across the suite of BET Network’s digital platforms.

Madati oversees BET Digital, the interactive arm of BET Networks. BET Digital’s platforms include BET.com, a leading Internet source for entertainment, music, culture and news; BET Mobile, which provides apps, ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; CentricTV.com, the online home for CENTRIC; and BET Video On Demand (VOD), one of the largest on demand services providing African American content.

Prior to joining BET Networks, Madati was the head of entertainment and media at Facebook, charged with the growth and monetization of Facebook’s entertainment and media business, and ultimately responsible for positioning Facebook as a critical and foundational element of the digital and marketing matrix for all entertainment content publishers and distributors.

Prior to this role, Madati was the VP of audience experience at CNN Worldwide, overseeing the development and execution of a successful social media and consumer engagement and experience strategy across all of CNN’s distribution platforms, including television, digital, mobile, the social Web and offline events.

Previously, Madati was the VP of marketing at Community Connect, Inc., a top 50 social networking Web publisher with sites like BlackPlanet.com and MiGente.com. He was responsible for the overall branding and marketing of these sites, as well as site programming, public relations, events and partnerships.

Madati began his career with BMW of North America, where he held a variety of leadership roles in sales, operations and marketing; working on projects that highlighted innovation and creativity with leveraging technology and media to engage consumers.

Outside of work, Madati is a passionate advocate for providing educational opportunities for youth in underserved communities. He is a founding Board Member and Chairman Emeritus of both Brooklyn Excelsior and Atlanta Heights Charter Schools. He is a Board Member of CoachArt, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for chronically ill children and their families. He serves on Advisory Board of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. And in February of 2014, President Obama appointed Madati to the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans.

T.J. Marchetti

CMO, AwesomenessTV

T.J. Marchetti is the Chief Marketing Officer of AwesomenessTV, a leading multiplatform media company serving the global teen/tween audience, which is responsible for one of the most subscribed to teen destinations on YouTube. AwesomenessTV was acquired by DreamWorks Animation in May of 2013 and is now a majority-owned subsidiary that continues to operate independently. Hearst Corporation has a 25% interest. Marchetti joined in March 2014.

T.J. Marchetti has crafted and executed strategic roadmaps to develop massive online communities, eCommerce initiatives, and rich content experiences for Fortune 100 companies, digital brand pioneers, and early stage startups.

As the CMO of AwesomenessTV Network, T.J. oversees strategic media planning and audience development engaging more than 90 million subscribers as well as the brand's aggressive expansion into new markets.

During his tenure as SVP of Digital Marketing for The Walt Disney Studios, T.J delivered award-winning campaigns ranging from the number one animated movie of all time "Frozen" to Pixar's Oscar-winning "Brave" to 2012's box office champion "The Avengers."

Prior to his position with Disney, T.J. guided the social media strategies for MTV Network's programming, and development of Viacom's social, mobile and second screen platforms. As Vice President of eHarmony's Singles Service, T.J. founded the product development and lifecycle marketing teams. Previously, T.J. launched a word-of-mouth marketing campaign at GeoCities while managing production, editorial, customer service, QA and design. His efforts contributed to GeoCities' eventual sale to Yahoo! for $5 billion.

T.J. made the leap from national print media to website production with the launch of AOL/Digital City. He holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Boston University.

Oswald Mendez

EVP & CMO, MundoFox

Oswald Mendez joined Fox International Channels as SVP of lifestyle entertainment for Latin American and U.S. Hispanic. His duties included development and marketing of relevant lifestyle entertainment for Utilisima, FIC’s women’s lifestyle channel for Latin America and U.S. Hispanic. Mendez also worked on launching the Fox Hispanic Media brand in the U.S. In his current duties as CMO, Mendez is responsible for the MundoFox brand and its articulation for both consumer and trade managing all aspects of paid, earned and owned media as well as community engagement.

Prior to joining Fox International Channels, Mendez launched Collective Transformation with the purpose to help media companies, advertising agencies and marketers make fundamental changes in how business is conducted to cope with a new, more challenging environment that is all-inclusive of the multicultural mindset in the United States.

Mendez was managing partner, director of integrated communications at The Vidal Partnership for eight years running communications planning and successfully starting a division for branded entertainment for which he was one of “Ad Age’s” Media Mavens in 2007. He joined TVP with more than 15 years of experience in Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic Market.

Prior to The Vidal Partnership, Mendez was at McCann- Erickson Worldwide where he ran global media coordination for Coca-Cola and after three years was promoted to director of strategic media planning in McCann-Erickson Mexico. Mendez was later EVP/regional director for Universal McCann out Miami where he was responsible for running pan-regional media; coordination of international accounts and consistency in the Universal McCann brand throughout Latin America.

Jon Pearce

EVP & Global Chief Creative Officer, Hudson Rouge

Jon Pearce is EVP and global chief creative officer of Hudson Rouge, based in New York, overseeing all creative output from the agency and its satellite offices. Prior to leading the transformation of The Lincoln Motor Company, Pearce was executive creative director at BBH New York, heading the Johnnie Walker, Westin Hotels and Unilever accounts, and at Team One heading up the creative group on Lexus.
Over the years Pearce has created a body of work that has garnered major recognition for creative excellence and effectiveness, including Cannes Lions, Effies, Webbys, CA, One Show, AICP and work selected as “Adweek’s” “Best of the Decade.” His deep-seated cynicism and endless optimism are two of his favorite tools for creating stories and messages that dwell in the hearts and minds of consumers for more than a fleeting second.

Billy Pittard

Department Chair, Electronic Media Communication, Middle Tennessee State University;
Founder & Former Chief Creative Officer, Pittard Sullivan

Billy Pittard is a pioneer in the media and entertainment design business. His innovative approaches to design, marketing communications, educational media and digital technologies have been tapped by major brands the world over. His work has ranged from award-winning graphic design to breakthrough digital animation to world-class brand strategy to game-changing interface design and innovation with digital platforms.

He is best known in the PromaxBDA community as the founder and chief creative officer of Pittard Sullivan. The Pittard Sullivan body of work spans more than 200 television network brand identities around the world such as ABC, CBS and DIRECTV. Credits also include pioneering work for numerous revolutionary digital media platforms such as TiVo, AOL and ABC.com, hundreds of main titles for television and film including “ER,” “Nature,” “The West Wing” and “Groundhog Day.” He worked for three years with Lynda.com as VP of content and production and programming adviser. His work at Lynda.com includes the creation of hundreds of hours of videos for software training and professional practices, and more than 30 documentary films. He is the inventor of the ZOOOOS Interactive Video System.

His work has received five Emmy Awards, 16 additional Emmy nominations, and over 900 other professional awards including numerous PromaxBDA Awards. His work on algebra’scool was recognized as the Best Instructional Materials of 2004 by the Association of Educational Publishers, and as the Best Educational Video of the last 25 years by the Telly Awards. His ZOOOOS Interactive Video System received the highest rating ever given for DVD systems by Children’s Technology Review, plus the 2007 iParenting Media Award and the 2007 Parent’s Choice Award.

He has served as a board member for both Promax and BDA. In 2011 he joined Middle Tennessee State University’s College of Mass Communication as a fully tenured Professor and Chair of the Electronic Media Communication Department. The department includes video and film production, animation, new media, media management, multimedia journalism, and photography.

Frank Radice

Expert in Residence, Defintion6

Frank Radice is the Managing Partner of Vida F.R. Company and BadCatCo.co.UK, promotion, marketing, media, and production consulting firms in New York and London.

He serves as The Expert-in-Residence at Digital Ad and Creative Agency, Definition6, and Global Expert in Residence at ManMadeMusic, where he advises leadership and clients on marketing strategy and issues pertinent to the evolution and transformation of the broadcasting, cable, music, and digital industries.  He is also on the board of Observatory Pictures and the creative consultant to Salon.com.

Frank is a Member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA), Writer/Member, Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI), The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (The Emmy's), The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (The Grammy's), and The Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.

Radice sits on the Executive Advisory Boards of Digital Hollywood, the Broadway Walk of Stars, the Williamsburg International Film Festival, Worldwide Fan Clubs, and Number 7 Records.

He is the former President and Chief Marketing Officer of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. While there, he brought recognition to the creative field of on-air promotion, honouring the genre with National Emmy Award recognition for the first time.

He is the former chairman of PromaxBda UK conference and awards, 2016, representing promotion, marketing, and design professionals in Great Britain.

Radice is a former consultant to Univision Communications in Miami, Florida,
where he worked with executives to help create the Univision Agency. He also assisted with the launch of El Rey Network, and advised Univision Deportes executives on the creation of the Univision Sports Agency, and the marketing build up to the 2014 and 2018 World Cup.

Frank received the TV Week Magazine/PromaxBDA “Campaign of Distinction Award," he was inducted into the “PromaxBDA Hall of Fame” and named a “Brand Builder of the Year” by Multichannel News and Broadcasting and Cable Magazine. Frank is also named in Who’s Who in American Business, and Entertainment.

During his 17 years at NBC, Radice served as Executive Vice President of the NBC Agency, and a senior member of the NBC/Universal Marketing Council. He was responsible for the brand strategy, advertising, promotion and marketing of a wide variety of network programs, including all NBC News productions, “Saturday Night Live,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” "Last Call with Carson Daly," and a number of NBC Entertainment specials and Universal Media Studios syndicated programs.

In addition, Frank oversaw the branding, advertising and promotion of MSNBC on cable. He was the executive in charge of marketing the launch of the 24 hour news network which was originally a joint venture between NBC and Microsoft.

A noted musician, songwriter and composer, Frank co-created the award winning “America’s First Family” theme, and was Executive Producer of the Emmy nominated “Live For Today” theme, both for NBC’s Today show.  

He is a two time Daytime Emmy Nominee in the category of Original Song Composition and a News and Documentary Emmy nominee for Best Promotional announcement. He was also honoured by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for his work with "Saturday Night Line" on NBC.

Radice was senior producer and music director of NBC’s “Concert for Hurricane Relief” which yielded more than 50 million dollars in aid for the victims of Katrina.

In addition to extensive experience in advertising, promotion, and music, Frank has a lengthy background in news production and journalism.

During his 16 years with ABC News, he was honoured with two Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Journalism Awards, and two National News & Documentary Emmy Awards.

He was a producer for “ABC News, Nightline,” “ABC World News Tonight,” “Good Morning America,” “The Last Word with Phil Donahue and Greg Jackson,” and the senior producer of product development “ABC News Interactive.”

He covered news around the world, from Capitol Hill and the White House, to the conflicts in the Middle East and Central America.

Frank was also the Executive producer of CNN Entertainment News, the creator/producer of “Live at 5” on WRC-TV, the NBC owned station in Washington, D.C., a director for the Paramount Syndicated show, "Entertainment Tonight," and manager of promotion for WCBS-TV in New York.

Frank and his wife, Vida, co-wrote "Sam Katz on the Loose." A pop-up children’s book illustrated by Charles Fazzino and published by Random House. The book was also released as a set of children’s puzzles available exclusively at Barnes and Noble Books.

Frank lives with his wife, Vida, and their cat, Sam, in London, England.

He can be seen regularly on TechCrunch TV's "Gillmor Gang".

Darren Schillace

SVP, Marketing Strategy, ABC Entertainment Group

Darren Schillace was named senior vice president, Marketing Strategy, ABC Entertainment Group, in June 2012. In this position, Mr. Schillace oversees the teams responsible for off-air and on-air marketing strategy, digital and social strategy, and paid media plans for ABC’s primetime, daytime and late-night programming. He reports to Marla Provencio, executive vice president, Marketing, and chief marketing officer, ABC Entertainment Group.

Previously, Mr. Schillace was vice president, Consumer Marketing at OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, since August 2010. He developed the strategy and managed the paid media and creative development for the successful launch of the network on January 1st, 2011. Mr. Schillace continued to oversee the off-air, on-air and creative strategy for the network and worked on launch plans for shows featuring The Judds, Shania Twain and Oprah Winfrey.

Prior to OWN, Schillace worked at ABC from 2003 through 2010, most recently as vice president, Marketing. In that role he oversaw marketing strategy and research, digital strategy, paid media and marketing partnerships for ABC’s primetime and late-night programming. While at ABC, he worked on the successful launches of “Desperate Housewives,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Lost” and “Modern Family,” creating unique, out of the box marketing strategies. Additionally, he and his team developed many of the functions that complement ABC Marketing’s initiatives, including the CRM and social media programs.

Prior to ABC, Mr. Schillace joined The Walt Disney Company in 2001, working in Orlando for Walt Disney Park & Resorts’ Yellow Shoes Creative team. He previously held positions at several advertising agencies, namely TBWA Chiat/Day, where he was a part of the team who created the well-regarded black and yellow campaign for ABC.

Mr. Schillace received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising from Penn State University. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

Niels Schuurmans

Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Creative Officer Paramount Network, CMT and TV Land.

Niels Schuurmans is a 25-year veteran of VIACOM, and currently serves the Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Creative Officer of the CMT Network, TV Land and VIACOM’s new premium entertainment brand Paramount Network.  

As the CMO and CCO for Paramount Network, Niels has been responsible for the development and execution of the Paramount Network brand identity and position as well as all aspects of the brands Marketing and Creative across all platforms and experiences.   

He oversees all Consumer Marketing, Franchise Marketing, Brand Marketing, Social and Digital marketing and content as well as all internal cross platform creative across the three networks of CMT, TV Land and Paramount Network.

Prior to taking the position in the Network Group, Niels served as the CCO/EVP VIACOM VELOCITY Creative and Branded Content, where he was responsible for the overall ideation, development and execution of branded and partner integrated marketing creative content across all the VIACOM Music and Entertainment brands and platforms (including MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, SPIKE, CMT, LOGO, TV LAND). 
Schuurmans launched Viacom Velocity in January of 2014 with business partner Dario Spina EVP Marketing.   Viacom Velocity quickly grew to be considered the gold standard in branded content across the media landscape and over the past three years has been recognized with numerous prestigious industry awards for outstanding work. Viacom Velocity was also named the number 1, and number 2 best Integrated Marketing organization by Jack Meyers in 2014. 
Niels also oversees the development and creative for VIACOM’s various cause initiatives, including the award winning NO MORE campaign to help end domestic violence and sexual assault in partnership with the Joyful Heart Foundation, Viacom’s award winning Get Schooled campaign with the Ad Council, the award winning campaign in partnership with the WITNESS, and most recently VIACOM’s LISTEN campaign, created to build awareness for the nations addiction epidemic.

Niels is also the Co-Chair of the VIACOM MARKETING COUNCIL, an internal team of marketers at VIACOM organized to drive synergy across the VIACOM Brands.
Prior to launching VIACOM VELOCITY, Niels served as the Executive Vice President, Consumer Marketing and Executive Creative Director at SPIKE, where he was instrumental in developing and evolving the SPIKE Brand.  While at SPIKE he was also instrumental in developing the VIACOM owned BELLATOR MMA Brand and strategy.
Before SPIKE, Niels served as the Senior Vice President and World Wide Creative Director at Nickelodeon, where he oversaw creative for Nickelodeon both domestically as well as helping to lead the charge in launching Nickelodeon networks and channel blocks across Europe, Asia and Australia.   

Niels also served as the head of On-Air Creative for The Cartoon Network where he helped to develop Cartoon Network brand and identity. 
Throughout his career, Niels has passionately built and lead many creative, marketing, social and digital teams, and has personally received numerous awards for outstanding marketing and creative, He was also named to Electronic Media’s Top Ten Marketers in the Entertainment Industry.  
Niels is a graduate of Boston University.

Jimmy Smith

Chairman, CEO & CCO, Amusement Park Entertainment

Many people know how influential advertising greats Lewis Williams, Dan Wieden and funk legend Bootsy Collins have been in the career of Jimmy Smith. However, what they may not know is that if it were not for Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, David White and Agnes Moorehead, Smith might never have considered a career in advertising. Montgomery, York, White and Moorehead played Samantha Stephens, Darrin Stephens, Larry Tate and Endora on the TV show, “Bewitched.” Darrin was a creative director and Larry was an account executive. 

Not only did the show introduce Smith to classic advertising, which is the universe of Amusement Park Brands, it unintentionally planted the seed of the idea of branded entertainment, which is the backbone of his transmedia studio, Amusement Park Entertainment.

Throughout his career, Smith – a 2012 “Fast Company” magazine Top 100 Most Creative member – has worked his magic in a variety of roles as a copywriter, creative director, author, TV writer, video game creator, film and record producer. His work has been recognized for its fresh advertising approaches (One Show, Cannes, D&AD, ANDY, “Time” magazine), for its TV show originality (Emmy nomination) and for its beauty (Stiftung Buchkunst International Book Art Competition, Copenhagen Museum of Applied Arts).  Smith added TV show talent to his list of accomplishments, as he appeared weekly as a judge on VH1’s reality show, “Model Employee.”

David Stern

Owner, Create Advertising Group

David Stern is the owner of Create Advertising Group, which has offices in Culver City, Calif. and London. Having just celebrated its 10th anniversary, Create is a well-respected entertainment creative advertising firm specializing in the crafting of cutting edge audio-visual promotional material (trailers, TV and radio campaigns) to support the launch of feature films, DVDs, video games and television series.

Stern has grown Create to more than 30 Premiere edit bays with a booming graphics department, together with an office in London, which opened in 2009. Current and past projects include the new season of “Orange is the New Black,” the launch of FX’s “Fargo,” branding work for Netflix and theatrical campaigns for “Fantastic Four,” “Get Hard,” “The Amazing Spiderman,” “Into the Woods” and “Hotel Transylvania 2.”

Over the past three years, Create has also developed a Hispanic marketing capability focusing on the entertainment marketplace. Most recently, Create has made significant commitment to the development of branded-entertainment virtual reality experiences.

Stern's entree into the entertainment industry came via Young & Rubicam Advertising, where he served as VP, account director, for the Los Angeles Entertainment Division. Later, Stern held the position of SVP, producer/business development for 10 years at Intralink Graphic Film Design, which produced advertising material to support theatrical releases.

Will Travis

Co-Founder & CEO, Elevation Barn

Will is the co-founder and CEO of Elevation Barn, a social network of modern day elders who unite to support and empower change within themselves, purpose driven corporations and societies largest challenges. Formally CEO of disruption agency SidLee USA, global media company Dentsu America and international branding boutique Attik, Will’s 27 year agency career has thrived on transforming brands for many of the worlds most innovative companies (Facebook, Apple, Intel, Northface, Toyota, Coca Cola, Netflix, MetLife, google) and he also sits on the board of oceanographer Sylvia Earle’s company Mission Blue, retail brand Live Out There, investment company BlackHorn ventures and is partner in Montreal founded creativity conference, C2International.

Throughout his career, Will has paralleled his passions for creative excellence with something that pushes his appetite and confidence in risk taking beyond the workplace, global exploration. He has summited several of the world’s highest 7 Summits in Antarctica, Europe and Africa, motorbiked the notorious 5,000 mile Dakar Rally through S.America and traversed on bike, the 18,500ft Ladakh Pass in India. Will and his family of four kids live in New York City and Bali Indonesia.

Michael Vamosy

Chief Creative Officer, Stun Creative

A veteran creative and design executive, Michael Vamosy is Chief Creative Officer of Stun Creative, a new position at the company. He leads creative work across Stun and Buster for all network, studio and consumer brand clients. Vamosy brings invaluable experience from the network side to the award-winning agency that recently shot and produced Super Bowl commercial/viral sensation, Dove Men + Care “Real Strength.”

Prior to joining Stun, Vamosy was SVP of creative services at Starz where he led campaigns on the network’s original series “Outlander,” “Black Sails,” “Power” and “DaVinci’s Demons,” as well as rebrands for Starz and Encore. Earlier he was SVP of design at Fox Broadcasting and VP of design at FX Networks. Vamosy was an architect of Fox’s “L for Loser” campaign for “Glee.” He also helped redesign the Fox network look and spearheaded campaigns for “Fringe,” “American Idol” and “House,” among others. While at FX, he developed the network’s in-house design team “StudioFX,” which designed the packaging for original series such as “The Shield,” “Nip/Tuck” and “Rescue Me.” He spent 2011 to 2012 as executive creative director at Buster, overseeing major on-air rebrands for OWN, FXM and TV One. Over the course of his career, Vamosy’s work has earned numerous PromaxBDA Gold and Silver Awards, TELLYs and New York Festivals honors.

Jenny Wall

Head of Marketing, Gimlet Media

Jenny Wall is the CMO of Gimlet Media, an award-winning podcasting company that aims to help listeners better understand the world and each other. In addition to working on growing the brand and engagement for their existing and new shows, she will be very involved in helping take their stories to other mediums such as TV and Film. Prior to Gimlet, she was SVP/Head of Marketing at Hulu responsible for marketing strategy and implementation across the Hulu brand, overseeing all acquisition and retention initiatives, as well as PR, Events, Content, Research, and Creative. While there she worked on relaunching the brand, the commercial free offering, Hulu with Live TV, and Original Series including the Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning Handmaid's Tale. Her efforts at Hulu landed her on Ad Age’s 2015 Women to Watch list. Prior to joining Hulu, Jenny led the global creative team at Netflix and led the brand campaigns and launch campaigns for Original Series including House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, and Arrested Development. She also worked on the international launches of Netflix in The Nordics and the Netherlands. Before Netflix, Jenny spent three years as Chief Marketing Officer of the entertainment agency BLT Communications creating 360° campaigns for television, films, and brands. Prior to that, Jenny ran the Interactive Division at Crew Creative, spending her last year there as President of the agency, overseeing the Print, AV and Digital divisions. Jenny’s entertainment career began at HBO in 1995 in New York where she was part of the team that created the landmark “It’s not TV. It’s HBO.” campaign. She began her career at DDB Needham after graduating from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. Jenny is an active member of the marketing community and serves on the Board of Directors for PromaxBDA.