INTERNET DAY 2013 by Ad club Toronto June 6th

Thursday, June 6th, 2013 the Ad Club of Toronto brings you:

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The Advertising Club of Toronto’s Internet Day is the largest networking event of the year for the Canadian online advertising community. Each year, Marketers, Advertising Agencies, Publishers, and Technology Providers come together to enjoy our entertaining and educational event which sells out every year.

Speakers include:
Ron Tite, Master of Ceremony
Trained at the legendary Second City, Ron Tite has been an actor, comedian, speaker, host, and award-winning advertising writer and Executive Creative Director.
Named one of the Top 10 Creative Canadians by Marketing Magazine, he has also written for a number of television series, penned a children’s book, and wrote, performed and produced the play, The Canadian Baby Bonus. He has created advertising campaigns for clients including Air France, Evian, Kraft, Intel, Microsoft, Volvo, and many others. His work has been recognized by The London International Advertising Awards, The New York Festivals of Advertising, The Crystals, The Extras, The Canadian Marketing Association, The Marketing Awards and others. In demand as a speaker on Creativity, Corporate Storytelling, Personal Branding, Marketing & Advertising, and Corporate Strategy, Ron has spoken to audiences all over North America.
Troy Young, Keynote Speaker
Troy loves media. He discovered this in the early 90’s when he decided to trade economics graduate program at McGill for a design job at Montreal’s pioneering cultural newspaper, the Mirror. In the intervening 20 some years he has pursued a love of digital media with leadership roles on agency and publishing sides of the business. Troy just finished up a 6 year stint as President of Say Media (previously VideoEgg), working with an amazing team to build the company to 400 people in 4 countries and $100 million in revenue. Currently, Troy is spending most of his time advising emerging and established media companies including Hearst, Buzz Media and Refinery29. Troy lives in Mill Valley, California with his wife Jillian (also from Regina, Sask) and their three kids.

Panel Discussion:  “How has technology transformed the music industry?”
Moderated by: Ron Tite
Jay Frank, Owner and CEO of DigSin
Jay Frank is the Owner and CEO of DigSin, a new singles-focused music company that allows subscribing fans to obtain music for free. DigSin signs new artists to deals that leverage new platforms, social networks and analytics that expose music to a wider audience, building popularity outside of traditional methods.
Frank is also the author of two books. His first book, Futurehit.DNA, is a #1 Songwriting book on Amazon and part of the college curriculum at a number of colleges and universities. The book explores how digital technology has changed the way people discover music and examines what an artist needs to make their song more hitworthy in the digital age. Frank’s second book, Hack Your Hit, is a how-to guide for musicians filled with free and cheap marketing tips.
Prior to forming DigSin, Frank was the Senior Vice President of Music Strategy for CMT, an MTV Network. Under Frank’s leadership, music video ratings reached all-time highs thanks to an aggressive multi-platform promotional strategy. Frank was also Vice President of Music Programming and Label Relations for Yahoo! Music, responsible for all the company’s music programming. He was instrumental in the exponential growth of Yahoo’s audience bringing in approximately 25 million people a month. He was also senior music director at The Box Music Network, worked in marketing and A&R for Ignition Records, managed a live music venue, programmed broadcast radio stations and created two local music video shows.
Andy Wiedlin, Chief Revenue Officer at Buzzfeed
 Andy Wiedlin is a respected Internet veteran and responsible for leading BuzzFeed’s revenue growth strategy and audience outreach. Prior to joining BuzzFeed, he was the SVP of Sales at Huffington Post where he pioneered the idea of social news, built a successful sales team, developed a market strategy and defined social marketing products. Andy got his start in the social space in 2008 at MySpace as Vice President of Sales. From 2003 to 2008, Andy worked at Yahoo as Vice President of the Northwest Region. Previously he served as Executive Director at iVillage and Vice President of Sales at Before diving into online in 1999, Andy spent five years with AT&T International/Bell Labs. He spent 10 years working abroad, primarily in Japan and Australia. Andy has a Master’s Degree in Pacific International Affairs (with a focus on Marketing and Japanese Language) from the University of California, San Diego.
Aron Levitz, Senior Director of Strategic Alliances at Xtreme Labs
As Senior Director of Strategic Alliances for Xtreme Labs, Aron Levitz is the resident expert in the media space. For over 10 years, Aron has been navigating the head-on collision of mobile and online interaction with digital content for some of the most important companies in the entertainment industry. This included working with the likes of Universal Music, Warner Music Group, Sony Music Group, and global publishing companies such as CSI, Socan and PRS to launch multiple digital music stores and subscription music services in over 15 countries. He has also worked with top music services like Slacker, Pandora, Spotify, Rdio and 7Digital.
Before joining Xtreme Labs, Aron played a vital role as Director of Entertainment and Global Content Acquisition at BlackBerry (formerly RIM), focusing on relationships in the music, movie, TV and sports worlds. Aron has had a hand in creating second-screen experiences for the Olympics, MMVAs, ESPN, NBA, and CFL. Aron has also worked at Livehive Systems, Kobo Inc., and Angstrom Power working on the cutting edge of mobile hardware.

Event Ticket Fees:
Each ticket includes 3-course Luncheon, 1 Luncheon Drink Ticket, After Party Access, 1 After Party Drink Ticket, After Party Hor D’eurves, Prizes and more!
$1,350 for a table of 11
$150 per event ticket
Drink Ticket Fees:
To eliminate credit card and cash receipt hold-ups, drink tickets must be purchased in advance.
$7.86 (includes taxes and service charge) per Standard Bar drink ticket.
Standard bar includes: regular brands liquor (vodka, gin, rye, rum & scotch), domestic beer, red & white house wine, soft drinks, juice, mineral water, coffee & tea.

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