Radio at the Forefront of the 11th Annual Advertising Week Conference

New York, NY – September 24, 2014 --
   The radio industry will once again take center stage next week in New York at the 11th annual Advertising Week Conference, the world’s premiere annual gathering of marketing and communications leaders.  Executives and on-air talent from the radio industry will prominently be featured throughout the week’s confab.  Below is a list of sessions and programs featuring the radio industry:  

•    Opening Concert - Monday, September 29, Terminal 5, 8:00 PM – New York Market Radio (NYMRAD) hosts a star studded concert featuring New York’s top DJ’s with performances by T.I. and The Script.

•    Voices of the Original Social Media - Tuesday, September 30, The Microsoft Stage, 11:30 AM  –  A star studded panel of radio’s top talent including: iHeartMedia’s, Bobby Bones, Angie Martinez; Hot 97’s Ebro Darden, and NBC Sports Radio Network, Amani Toomer.  These personalities will sit down with Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) president and CEO, Erica Farber to discuss their social media tactics and how they keep connected with listeners and how advertisers can leverage radio’s unique relationship.

•    State of the Industry Series - Wednesday, October 1, The Microsoft Stage, 12:30 PM - RAB president and CEO, Erica Farber join this leadership panel for an in-depth discussion, and look at the current and future state of media and advertising.

•    Loss of Serendipity - Wednesday, October 1, NASDAQ Marketsite, 4:00 PM – Chairman and CEO, iHeartMedia, Bob Pittman will join MediaLink Chairman and CEO, Michael Kassan, and SVP Global Marketing, Google’s Lorraine Twohill as they explore the flip side of data-tailored content creation and distribution by considering the importance of serendipity.

•    Evolution or Revolution Part II - Thursday, October 2,  Times Center Stage, 1:00 PM - Entercom, president and CEO, David Field will sit down with other leading luminaries including: Jim Doyle, president, Enterprise Group, Panasonic; Meredith Kopit Levien, executive vice president, Advertising, The New York Times; Troy Ruhanen, CEO and president, TBWA; Andria Vidler, CEO, Centaur Media, and Shelly Palmer from Shelly Palmer Digital Living to discuss disruption, real-time reinvention, retaining and growing share, and balancing today with tomorrow.

“We are thrilled to see radio playing such an important role at the media and advertising industry’s biggest assembly of forward thinking minds at Advertising Week,” noted president and CEO, Erica Farber, Radio Advertising Bureau.  “We will be out in full force spreading the message that radio is thriving in the media marketplace.”

"Radio is leading the way forward and we are elated to have such robust presence from the industry by day and by night”, said Matt Scheckner, Executive Director.

For more information including the full list of the week’s events and registration information, log onto www.advertisingweek.com.  For special attendance to the Voices of the Original Social Media panel, email rabevents@rab.com.

About RAB
The Radio Advertising Bureau serves more than 6,000 member Radio stations in the U.S. and over 1,000 member networks, representative firms, broadcast vendors, and international organizations. RAB leads and participates in educational, research, sales, and advocacy programs that promote and advance Radio as a primary advertising medium. For more information log onto www.rab.com.

About Advertising Week:
Advertising Week is the world’s premier annual gathering of marketing and communications leaders each year in NYC. With more than 250 distinct events, The Week is a hybrid of thought leadership Seminars featuring the industry’s best and brightest and engaging special events which galvanize targeted constituencies. Spawned from creative roots in 2004, Advertising Week now draws from the client, media and broader cultural communities with a laser focus on key business drivers which shape and influence the global industry. Above and beyond celebration, the mission of The Week is to inspire young people to join the craft; focus the industry and public at-large on the social impacts of advertising.

Media Contact:
Meghan Buonocore
Radio Advertising Bureau