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Mobile Media Upfront Puts Advertisers and Mobile as the Focus

The 2013 Mobile Media Upfront

We are here to disrupt traditional media and the status quo. Innovation does not come from Silicon Valley, but rather the adoption of new mobile technologies by those who want it, the advertisers. – Paran Johar, CEO, Mobile Media Upfront

Mobile Media Summit & Upfront, the largest media and advertising mobile event in North America, will host more than 1,000 senior agency, media and advertiser executives at the May 20th Mobile Media Upfront at New York City’s New World Stages.

Event highlights include special keynotes by Lisa Baird, Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee, Bonin Bough, VP of Global Media & Consumer Engagement at Mondelez and Babs Rangaiah, VP, Global Media Innovation & Ventures at Unilever, who will share how mobile fits into the media mix, and how they are “mobilizing” their organizations.

Putting brands and agencies front and center and detailing what clients are demanding from mobile now, the day-long mobile content-rich event experience will be hosted by Paran Johar, CEO and Founder of the Mobile Media Summit. Johar said, “We are here to disrupt traditional media and the status quo. We have every single holding company and their respective agencies presenting what their clients and brands are looking for in mobile. Innovation does not come from Silicon Valley, but rather the adoption of new mobile technologies by those who want it, the advertisers.”

“I am pleased to be participating in the Annual Mobile Media Upfront conference – both to share what the U.S. Olympic Committee is doing to elevate our activations and to learn from some of the leaders in the industry,” said Lisa Baird, chief marketing officer, USOC. “The mobile audience is critically important to the USOC and it’s not only growing, it is getting more discerning. Everyone operating in this space is charged with thoughtful innovation and this conference will no doubt be valuable as we look ahead.”

The New World Stages is a state-of-the-art theatrical complex just off Times Square that has served as the home of many Tony Award winning, Guinness record setting and Pulitzer Prize-winning shows. The 5 stages are centered on a large common lobby and gallery. Centrally located in Hell’s Kitchen, New World Stages has hosted events for super-stars Kanye West, Janet Jackson and LA Reid of Island Def Jam Records. Notable long running Broadway shows Rent and Avenue Q have also called New World Stages home.

Based on record registration and demand for content, the Mobile Upfront will take place on two stages, allowing experts to delve into special topics, such as Multi-Screen Buying, Location-targeting and Programmatic/RTB. The event sponsors and partners include: the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s),, Advertising Age, All Things D, Appsnack, AT&T AdWorks, Business Insider, Celtra, Collective, Direct Marketing News, Dynamic Logic, Flurry, Jumptap, MadAve Mobile, Medialets, Mobile Brands Alliance, Mobile Monday-New York, MoPub, Pandora, PlaceIQ, Plethora Mobile, PubMatic, RadiumOne, SessionM, Strike Ad, Tagged, Tapjoy, Telmetrics, TV Guide, The Weather Company, Undertone, USA Today, Velti, Verve Mobile, Videology, Voltari and Women in Wireless, among others.

The agenda features two simultaneous tracks with speakers from holding companies, media agencies and every major mobile agency, including:

1.    Lisa Baird – Chief Marketing Officer, United States Olympic Committee
2.    Bonin Bough – VP of Global Media & Consumer Engagement at Mondelez
3.    Babs Rangaiah – VP Global Media Innovation & Ventures, Unilever
4.    Adam Chandler – SVP Sales, Jumptap
5.    Adam Soroca – Chief Product Officer, Jumptap
6.    Alexandre Mars – CEO Phonevalley, Head of Mobile, Publicis Group
7.    Andrew Hoffman – Associate Director Mobile Marketing, Mobext
8.    Andy Wasef – Head of Mobile and Emerging Platforms, MEC North America
9.    Armin Molavi – SVP Strategic Planning, Havas Media
10.    Avi Savar – Founding Partner, Big Fuel
11.    Ben Winkler – Chief Digital Officer and Managing Director, OMD
12.    Bob Walczak, VP Mobile, PubMatic
13.    Chia Chen – SVP Mobile Practice Lead, Digitas
14.    Chris Pyne – Chief Product Officer, MediaCom
15.    Craig Atkinson – President and Chief Digital Officer, PHD
16.    Craig Etheridge – SVP of Digital and Mobile Advertising Sales, Gannett
17.    David Berkowitz, VP Emerging Media, 360i
18.    David Smith – CEO and Founder, Mediasmith
19.    Dirk Rients – SVP Director of Mobile, DDB Chicago
20.    Donnie Williams - Chief Digital Officer , Horizon Media
21.    Doug Rozen – CIO Meredith Xcelerated Marketing / Hyperfactory
22.    Duncan McCall – CEO, PlaceIQ
23.    Erin Simino – SVP, Director of Mobility, Starcom MediaVest
24.    Frederick Stallings, Director of Mobile, Collective
25.    Frederik Oscarson – Head of Mobile, Ogilvy
26.    Gabriel Cheng – SVP Media Director, M&C Saatchi
27.    Gurbaksh Chahal – CEO and Founder, RadiumOne
28.    Ian Schafer - CEO, Deep Focus
29.    James Smith – CRO, Verve Mobile
30.    Jason DeLand – co-Founder, Anomaly
31.    Jason Newport – SVP, Mobile, Carat
32.    Jeff Hinz - Managing Partner, U.S. Digital Director at MediaCom
33.    Jennifer Wise – Analyst Interactive Marketing, Forrester Research
34.    Jeremy Steinberg – SVP Digital Ad Sales, The Weather Company
35.    Ji Young Kim – SVP Creative Solutions and Strategy, Ansible Mobile
36.    John Trimble – CRO, Pandora
37.    Kimberly Smith – Managing Director, US National Sales, Appsnack
38.    Kip Voytek – SVP, Director of Digital, MDC Partners
39.    Lars Albright – CEO, SessionM
40.    Liz Ross – CEO, BPN
41.    Matt Walsh – EVP, Executive Experience Director, CP+B
42.    Michael Collins – CEO, Joule
43.    Michael Kaushansky – EVP, Chief Analytics Officer, Havas Media
44.    Michael Rosen – VP Online Sales, AT&T AdWorks
45.    Mike Caguin – Chief Creative Officer, Colle+McVoy
46.    Mike Parker – Chief Digital Officer, McCann
47.    Mohan Renganathan – SVP, Group Director, Digital & Innovation, Mediavest
48.    Neil Vogel – CEO, The About Group
49.    Paran Johar – CEO & Founder of the Mobile Media Summits and Mobile Media Upfront
50.    Paul Gelb, Head of Strategy, MoPub
51.    Paul Gunning – CEO, Tribal DDB Worldwide
52.    Pete Dille – CMO, Tapjoy
53.    Pete Hagerty – Head of Enterprise Solutions, Videology
54.    Peter Farago – VP Marketing, Flurry
55.    Phuc Truong – Managing Director, Mobext
56.    Rich Stalzer – CEO, Voltari
57.    Ritu Trivedi – SVP, Director of Digital Strategy & Partnerships, MediaVest USA
58.    Sal Candela – VP, Mobile Strategic Sales, Undertone
59.    Sarah Fay – Free Agent and Former CEO, Aegis North America
60.    Simon Bond – Chief Marketing Officer, BBDO
61.    Steve Hicks – Chief Digital Creative Officer, mcgarry bowen
62.    Suzanne Vranica – Reporter, Wall Street Journal

To learn more about the 2013 Mobile Media Summit’s program or to register for the New York event, Mobile Media Upfront, visit: or follow conference updates on Twitter at @MobileMSummit. For media credentials email: patsloan(at)sloanhuntcommunications(dot)com.

About Mobile Media Summit
The Mobile Media summits and Mobile Media Upfront are the quintessential thought leadership forums for brand, agency and mobile leaders to learn and network on the newest mobile technology and media. Founded in 2008 by Paran Johar, the Mobile Media Summit and Mobile Media Upfront are the largest event series in mobile advertising, where an average of 70% of the audience are advertisers and agencies, more than any other event. Since our founding, the event series has hosted over 750 speakers and well over 5,000 attendees. Click on for more information.

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