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Future of Education and Diversity are Focus of Jack Myers Leadership Conversations May 28 and June 2

Date: May 28, 2020
Future of Education and Diversity are Focus of 
Jack Myers Leadership Conversations 

May 28 and June 2

NEW YORK, NY (May 27, 2020) ─ The state of advancing diversity and the job market within the media, marketing and advertising community will be the focus of two upcoming Leadership Conversations for Renewal and Growth MediaVillage founder Jack Myers is hosting on May 28 and June 2.

On Thursday, May 28, a Leadership Conversation on Advancing Diversity will feature Heide Gardner, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer IPG; Rachel Schnorr, Diversity, Inclusion & Social Impact Lead at Dentsu Aegis; Johanna Zeilstra, CEO, Gender Fair; and Philip McKenzie, Cultural Anthropologist and MediaVillage Columnist. Link to attend: Advancing Diversity from Advocacy to Activism: A Guide for All Leaders

On Tuesday, June 2, education initiatives focused on diversity and inclusion will also be the topic of conversation Myers will discuss with Dean Mark Lodato, Syracuse University Newhouse School; Dean Tom Reichert, University of South Carolina; Dean of the College of Information and Communications; Andrea Press, Head of the Media Studies Program at University of Virginia; and Burghardt Tenderich, Professor of Practice, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. Link to attend: Leading Communications School Deans on the State of Education and Job Market

“Education is top of mind today for students at all levels, their parents, educators and administrators,” commented Myers. “Diversity, inclusion and equality also need to rise to the top of the conversations we’re all having about the future of the workplace. Through these conversations, I hope to share insights from experts who are devoting themselves to addressing the new realities we’re all confronting. Education and diversity are two of the four tentpole priorities at the foundation of MediaVillage and the support we receive from our many member companies across the media, advertising, marketing, and entertainment landscape. We’re dedicated to assuring they remain at the forefront of industry attention and priorities.”

Jack Myers Leadership Conversations are a core platform of the fund-raising commitment. The remainder of the 24  conversations are being hosted on ZOOM and live streamed at MediaVillageLinkedInTwitter, Facebook Live and other social platforms.

In addition to education and diversity, the slate of remaining Leadership Conversations will focus on agencies, streaming and advanced TV, the audio experience, music videos, and new out-of-home realities.  Most Jack Myers Leadership Conversations occur at 1:00pm Eastern Time (unless otherwise noted). They include:
·      Wednesday, June 3: Special sponsored conversation at 10:00am with Phil Thomas, Chairman of Cannes Lions and President of Ascential Marketing. Link to attend: Jack Myers with Philip Thomas President, Ascential Marketing Division Chairman, Cannes Lions
·      Thursday, June 4: Terry Kawaja, Media/Tech Industry M&A Advisor, Luma Partners.  Link to attend: M&A, VC, Equity Funding Update: Future of Media, Advertising & Tech Investments
·      Tuesday, June 9: Marcien Jenckes, President, Advertising for Comcast Cable; Kevin Arrix, Senior Vice President, Dish Media at Dish on Network; Jamie Power, COO of Advanced TV, Cadent; and Bill Harvey, media research legend. Link to attend: Will Covid-19 Move Advanced & Addressable TV Forward or Backward: Leaders’ Perspective
·      Monday, June 15: Jacki Kelley, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network, Americas. Link to attend: Leadership, Equality, Managing Through Crisis, New Media Agency Architecture
·      Tuesday, June 16, the second virtual “Lunch at Michael’s” will feature Lifetime TV’s Amy Winter, Head of Programming, and Gena McCarthy, SVP Reality Programming. (Link to attend: The Changing Reality of TV Programming. The Future of Reality Will Never Be the Same)
·      Wednesday, June 17:  Aline Santos, Global CMO and Chief Diversity Officer, Unilever. Link to attend: Unilever’s Senior Marketing and Diversity Officer on Branding, Agencies, Advertising and Diversity
·      Thursday, June 18: Special Vevo-sponsored Leadership Conversation at 10:00am with Kevin McGurn, President of Sales and Distribution, with Jack Myers. Link to attend: Collective Leadership Conversation: Jack Myers with Vevo’s Kevin McGurn
·      Monday, June 22: John Trimble, Chief Revenue Officer, Pandora; Michael Smith, Chief Marketing Officer, NPR; and Erica Farber, CEO, Radio Advertising Bureau. Link to attend: Audio Rediscovered: A How to Guide to the New Audio Marketplace
·      Thursday, June 25: Michael Roth, Chairman and CEO, Interpublic Group. Link to attend: An Insider’s Look at the Advertising and Media Business – Top to Bottom
·      Tuesday, June 30: Cliff Marks, Leading Film Director with National Cinemedia President. Link to attend: The Future of Film Deals, Distribution & the Theater-Going Experience
·      Thursday, July 2: Ken Dychtwald, author of The Age Wave; Peter Hubbell, author of The Age of Aging; Keith Reinhard, Chairman Emeritus, DDB; and Susan K. Feldman, Founder, In the Groove. Link to attend: Who We Are. Why We Count. Why Are We Being Left Out?
·      Monday, July 13: Jodi Senese, CMO, Outfront; Mark Kidd, CEO, Captivate; Greg Kahn, Founder Internet of Things Consortium; Anna Bager, President and CEO, Out of Home Advertising Association of America. Link to attend: The Future of Life Out-of-Home and in the Office

·      Thursday, July 16: Michael Nathanson – Lead Analyst, MoffettNathanson. Link to attend: Economic Look Back to April 15 and Forward to 2021. View the April 15 Myers/Nathanson Economic Conversation on-demand here.

Funds raised during the Media and Advertising Community Renewal Fund Leadership Conversations drive can be made at MediaVillage. All conversations with Myers are available on-demand within 72 hours at MediaVillage. Jack’s past Leadership Conversations  are now available for viewing.

Among the relief fund beneficiaries:
·      Online Education Support: Advertising Education Foundation, AAF Virtual Ad Camp, American Red Cross,, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Mentor’s Playlist Initiative
·      College Loan Relief Fund: AdFellows, IRTS Foundation, Jacaronda Foundation, Newhouse 44, She Runs It Debt Relief
·      Veterans Support Programs: TD Foundation Veterans Fund, Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
·      Family, Individual, Human Support: 4A’s Foundation, ADCOLOR, Center for Disaster Philanthropy Covid-19 Response Fund, Feeding America, Feed the Children, International Rescue Committee, Meals on Wheels, MediaVillage Community Campaign, No Kid Hungry, United Jewish Appeal

·      Media Industry Small Business Support Fund: FQ Small Business Fund, MediaVillage Learning Lab, Restaurant Workers Community Foundation, Michael’s Employee Fund, John A. Reisenbach Foundation

Funds for Covid-19 Relief will be administered by the Advancing Diversity Council, an organization of 40 industry leaders focused on advancing diversity from advocacy to activism. Advancing Diversity Council is comprised of leaders from every sector of the industry and include: ADCOLOR,  Advertising Education Foundation, American Advertising Federation, 4As, ANA, ANA AIMM, Ascential, Active International, Crown Media, Davila Multicultural Insights, Dentsu Aegis,  Effectv, Facebook, The Female Quotient, Good I Upworthy, Hearst Corporation, Hershey Co., Intel, IPG, MediaVillage, Nielsen, Omnicom, P&G, Publicis, Sam’s Club, She Runs It, 3% Movement, Twitter, Unilever, and Walt Disney Television.

“Jack Myers Leadership Conversations for Renewal & Growth” sponsorship opportunities include: Title Partner ($50,000); Activist Partner ($30,000); Leadership Partner ($15,000); Community Partner ($5,000); Supporting Partner ($3,000). All year long, MediaVillage hosts 90 distinct content platforms dedicated to amplifying voices of leadership and bringing the media and advertising community together through shared experiences, human connectivity, online education, market intelligence and advancing diversity. For details email Jack Myers at / Mark Altschuler at Follow @mediavillagecom @advdiversity @jackmyersbiz

About MediaVillage: 

MediaVillage is the media and advertising community’s B2B Knowledge Center of Excellence. Through our collective impact approach, we implement effective and cost efficient B2B growth solutions. For the past decade, MediaVillage, in collaboration with partners across the marketing ecosystem, has been pilot testing innovative strategies for generating growth. Today, more than 150 companies, organizations and industry leaders are members of the MediaVillage Knowledge Exchange, a B2B Solutions Marketplace and Center of Excellence.

About Jack Myers:
For more than 40 years, MediaVillage founder Jack Myers has been singularly dedicated to identifying, developing, and introducing solutions to the challenges confronting media companies. As the world’s leading media ecologist, he’s a noted expert on generational and gender shifts, the impact of technological advances on business economics, and the dynamics of business growth and decline. His background includes executive roles at CBS Television, ABC Radio, Metromedia Outdoor, Television Production Partners, and UTV Cable Network.