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Michael Farmer

Michael Farmer

MediaVillage columnist Michael Farmer is the author of Mad…

Jessica Santini

Jessica Santini

Jess Santini has been part of Havas Media’s North Am…

Hayley Virgil

Hayley Virgil

Hayley A. Virgil is MediaVillage’s Assistant Associa…

Amanda Keaton

Amanda Keaton

Amanda “Alex” Keaton, is a Social Media Coordi…

Betsy Frank

Betsy Frank

Betsy Frank is President of Betsy Frank Insights and an ad…

Shalyn O'Malley

Shalyn O'Malley

Shalyn oversees Marketing for DISH Media Sales and is resp…

Devon Landis

Devon Landis

Devon Landis is a Sr. Marketing Associate at National Publ…

Erich J. Prince

Erich J. Prince

Erich J. Prince, a columnist at MediaVillage ("News O…

Brian Jacobs

Brian Jacobs

Brian Jacobs spent more than 35 years in advertising, medi…

Kate Beckman

Kate Beckman

Kate is the Content Manager and Gen Z expert at RippleMatc…

Kathy Newberger

Kathy Newberger

Kathy Newberger was most recently Vice President of Sales …

Stephanie Brazeel

Stephanie Brazeel

Stephanie Brazeel is a Sales Coordinator for NCC Media in …

Ben Bailey

Ben Bailey

Ben Bailey is a writer and editor. He is originally from C…

Jack Myers

Jack Myers

Jack Myers is recognized globally for his four decades of …

Ed Martin

Ed Martin

Ed Martin is MyersBizNet editorial director, responsible f…

Shauna Brown

Shauna Brown

Shauna is the Manager of Addressable Advertising at DISH M…

Charlotte Lipman

Charlotte Lipman

Charlotte Lipman is a contributing columnist.

Keryce Chelsi Henry

Keryce Chelsi Henry

Keryce Chelsi Henry is a writer and editor, born and raise…

Mary Ellen Holden

Mary Ellen Holden

Mary Ellen Holden is Founder and CEO of MEH Solutions, LLC…

Sydney Polinchock

Sydney Polinchock

Sydney Polinchock is 16 years old and entering her Junior …

E.B. Moss

E.B. Moss

E.B. Moss built ad sales marketing departments for Lifetim…

Graeme Hutton

Graeme Hutton

Hailing from London, Graeme joined UM New York in 2006.&nb…

Lynne d Johnson

Lynne d Johnson

Lynne d Johnson is a visionary digital and content strateg…

Charlene Weisler

Charlene Weisler

Charlene Weisler is a media research executive and MediaVi…

Juan Ayala

Juan Ayala

Juan Ayala is a Connecticut-based writer and a columnist a…

Philip McKenzie

Philip McKenzie

MediaVillage columnist Philip L. McKenzie is an anthropolo…

Chelsea Szabo

Chelsea Szabo

Chelsea Szabo is a certified career and personal …

Radha Subramanyam

Radha Subramanyam

Radha Subramanyam is President of Insights, Research and A…

Kathy Aaronson

Kathy Aaronson

Kathy Aaronson is the Chief Executive, Sales Athlete Execu…

Connor Zickgraf

Connor Zickgraf

Connor Zickgraf writes the Gender News blog for MediaVilla…

Sydney Fulkerson

Sydney Fulkerson

Sydney N. Fulkerson is considered a marketing guru. At 23 …

Darren Martin

Darren Martin

Darren Martin is a 2014 IRTS Summer Fellow who now works i…

Whitney Marin

Whitney Marin

Whitney Marin was most recently Project Coordinator at Mye…

Steve Bookbinder

Steve Bookbinder

Steve has been an exceptional trainer for over 20 years, c…

Leanna Garfield

Leanna Garfield

Leanna Garfield is a recent magazine journalism graduate o…

Guest Writer

Guest Writer

Guest Writer

Simon Applebaum

Simon Applebaum

Simon Applebaum has covered the TV medium for more than 38…

Allison Graham

Allison Graham

Allison Graham shows people how to gain more access, …

Mackenzie Cyr

Mackenzie Cyr

Mackenzie Cyr is a young professional working as a Junior …

Kayla Elizabeth Moran

Kayla Elizabeth Moran

Kayla Elizabeth Moran is currently a student at Syracuse U…

Allison Hillhouse

Allison Hillhouse

Alison Hillhouse is the Vice President of Insights Innovat…

Josh Kruter

Josh Kruter

Josh Kruter oversees Clear Channel Outdoor North America&r…

Walter Sabo

Walter Sabo

Walter Sabo is a Westwood One network talk show host aka W…

Matt Prohaska

Matt Prohaska

Matt Prohaska is a 20-year media veteran and consultant to…

Denise larson

Denise larson

President LEAP™ Media Investments Denise Larson is t…

Gilbert Smith, Jack Myers & Claire Burden

Gilbert Smith, Jack Myers & Claire Burden

Gilbert Smith is a writer who lives in New Mexico where he…

Tom Cunniff

Tom Cunniff

Tom Cunniff is the founder of Cunniff Consulting, an integ…