MediaVillage founder Jack Myers is hosting "Leadership Conversations for Renewal and Growth" live-streamed conversations with more than 30 industry and educational leaders at MediaVillage.com through July 17. The funds raised during the fireside chats, panels and conversations are being distributed to over 10 organizations and non-profits serving the media, marketing, and ad community. Scheduled conversations include Unilever Global CMO Aline Santos, IPG CEO Michael Roth, Dentsu Aegis president Jacki Kelley, Nielsen CEO David Kenny, and The Goldbergs executive producer Doug Robinson. Special Leadership Conversations will focus on agencies, education, diversity, streaming and advanced TV, the audio experience, and new out-of-home realities.
"Companies that emerge successfully from times of crisis are defined by their agility, leadership communication, and innovation," said Myers. "Non-profit organizations, small companies, families, and individuals are struggling through a difficult period and some will never fully recover. Our community can proactively respond, be resilient and ultimately be stronger than ever."
Myers' economic data, published at The Myers Report, charts the economic impact of COVID-19 on the industry and, he points out, "reinforces the reality that many in our community will be personally affected not just by the virus but by an inevitable financial reckoning." Adds Myers, "As a community we need to be preparing now to support them. We cannot be reliant on our government or corporate largess. We're committed to being responsive to the human needs resulting from this crisis, elevating our member companies' leadership voices, and bringing our community together through shared experiences. At MediaVillage we host 90 distinct content platforms dedicated to amplifying voices of leadership. As marketers, agencies, media companies and studios, we're expanding our resources to maintain human connectivity while delivering on our core promise of advancing executive leadership, online education, market intelligence and advancing diversity in the media and advertising industry."
Among the many highlights of the series of Zoom events will be The Myers Report Industry Update, which will be presented at an open ZOOM webcast and live-streamed at MediaVillage on Wednesday, May 27 at 11:00am ET. The Update is based on a survey of 700 advertising and agency executives and assesses perceptions of 80 media organizations and overall economic recovery expectations. (The link to attend: Strengths, Weaknesses, Obstacles and Opportunities for Media and Advertising.)
Jack Myers Leadership Conversations are a core platform of the fund-raising commitment. The 24 Leadership Conversations are being hosted on ZOOM and live streamed at MediaVillage, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook Live and other social platforms. During the series, Myers will also host two of his well-known Lunch at Michael's conversations with Michael's popular hosts, executives and celebrities making cameos at Myers' "virtual table." On Friday, May 22, the first "Lunch at Michael's" will take place with TLC President Howard Lee. (Link to attend: Up-close profile of TLC's drive to ratings leadership and the exec who's led the growth.) On Tuesday, June 16, the second Virtual Lunch at Michael's will host 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)
All conversations with Myers are available on-demand within 72-hours at MediaVillage. Jack's Leadership Conversations with MoffettNathanson analyst Michael Nathanson; The Female Quotient's Shelley Zalis; agency veterans Mainardo de Nardis and Rob Norman; MediaVillage columnists Kent Harrington and Erich Prince; the 4A's Marla Kaplowitz and ANA's Bob Liodice; Ford's Head of Media Lisa Schoder and MediaVillage auto marketing columnist Jim Motavalli, are now available for viewing. All Jack Myers Leadership Conversations occur at 1:00pm Eastern Time and include:
Funds raised during the Media and Advertising Community Renewal Fund Leadership Conversations drive can be made at MediaVillage. Among the relief fund beneficiaries:
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). 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. For details email Jack Myers at Jack@MediaVillage.com / Mark Altschuler at Mark@MediaVillage.com. Follow @mediavillagecom @advdiversity @jackmyersbiz #virtualupfront