MediaVillage Founder Jack Myers Announces New Slate of "Leadership Conversations for Renewal and Growth" to Raise Funds for Media/Advertising Non-Profit Organizations and Diversity Initiatives

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Media ecologist and MediaVillage founder Jack Myers is hosting "Leadership Conversations for Renewal and Growth" live-streamed conversations with more than 30 industry and educational leaders at 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 Network Americas CEO, Jacki Kelley, and Cannes Lions Chairman Philip Thomas. Special Leadership Conversations will focus on agencies, education, diversity, and equality, streaming and advanced TV, the audio experience, music videos, and new out-of-home realities. Expect surprise celebrity guests to drop by two "Lunch at Michael's" on May 22 and June 16.

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

"We're all facing an unknown future, human challenges and economic struggles," Myers commented. "MediaVillage was founded on the principle of collective impact for growth. By joining together, we can assure the survival of non-profit organizations and initiatives that are the bedrock of our community and the foundation for renewal. My Leadership Conversations amplify our industry's voices of leadership in marketing, talent development, creativity, education, and business solutions. At this critical juncture in history, we're all depending on leadership, on building bridges across industry sectors, breaking down competitive barriers to growth, and generously supporting the non-profit organizations on which we depend for a positive future.

Now is the moment to recognize and advance wisdom, leadership, education, and opportunity.

Now is the moment to invest, implement, scale and build on success."

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.

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 (repeated on June 8th). 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.)

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, plus cameos by Rise Up New York Executive Producer John Sykes, Learning Channel's "Long Island Medium" Theresa Caputo, and Michael's Michael McCarty, L'Oreal Sherman, Steve Millington and Danny DiVella. (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; MediaVillage auto marketing columnist Jim Motavalli; Doug Robinson, Executive Producer of ABC's The Goldbergs; David Kenny, CEO and CDO, Nielsen; and Michael Farmer, author of author of Madison Avenue Manslaughter, are now available for viewing. Most Jack Myers Leadership Conversations occur at 1:00pm Eastern Time (unless otherwise noted) 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 | 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). For details email Jack Myers at / Mark Altschuler at Follow @mediavillagecom @advdiversity @jackmyersbiz

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