New York, NY (August 18, 2011) ““ New York Market Radio (NYMRAD) announces “The Disrupters,” a panel of digital revolutionaries that includes Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook and creator of My.BarackObama.com, who will articulate the leverage and value of the audio and digital combination during listen“¦The Sound of Influence, the Radio-centric event during Advertising Week, on Wednesday, October 5th, 2:00pm to 6:00pm at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square.
With an already stellar line-up of digital trendsetters, including the recently announced keynote from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, listen“¦The Sound of Influence is one of the most sought-after events during Advertising Week.
“The Disrupters” Panel features:
“¢ Chris Hughes (pictured), co-founder of Facebook
“¢ Ezra Kucharz, President, Local Digital Media at CBS
“¢ Michael Doherty, Chief Executive Officer, Jelli
“¢ Lin Dai, Vice President, Digital Programming, Emmis Communications
“¢ Sean Finnegan, Moderator, Chief Executive Officer, Geomentum
“We are very excited to present these digital leaders in a panel discussion on how to leverage Radio’s inherent synergies with the Internet, new media, and other disruptive technologies,” said Deborah Beagan, Executive Director, NYMRAD.
“Digital luminaries like Chris Hughes and Biz Stone will bring incredible insights that marketers and their agencies can use to maximize Radio’s one-on-one relationship with the listener through its vertical extensions on new and emerging digital platforms,” noted Alex Cameron, Chair of NYMRAD. “Chris was the mastermind behind the digital and social media campaign of Barack Obama and changed political campaign fundraising forever.”
After co-founding Facebook in 2004, Hughes went on to revolutionize political campaign fundraising by mobilizing hundreds of thousands of Barack Obama supporters through the use of social networking and the development of the My.BarackObama.com website, generating more than 2 million small-donor contributions that helped raise $500 million for the candidate.