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Mediagrowth Summit Speakers

April 5-7, 2017, Chicago – Long-Term Success Built on B2B Media’s Cores Values

Mitch Rouda

Chief Revenue Officer, Farm Journal Media

At Farm Journal Media mobile affects everything they do. Mitch will give examples of what it means to be mobile first. Of particular note is their MMS/SMS texting business that has 90,000 subscribe…

Paul Tourbaf

President, Residential Construction Group, Hanley Wood Media

Managing a Media Sales Organization for Growth - Paul will share some of the reasons for Hanley Wood’s sales success including strategies for management, motivating salespeople, helping reps adapt t…

Randall Friedman

Chief Executive Officer, Lebhar Friedman

CEO Panel: Strategies for Growth and Future Trends in B2B Media. Randall Friedman owns privately held Lebhar Friedman with brands such as Chain Store Age, Drug Store News, and Hardware + Building Su…

Ed Gillette

President/CEO, Scranton Gillette Communications/SGC Horizon

CEO Panel: Strategies for Growth and Future Trends in B2B Media - Ed Gillette is a 2013 Top Innovator in Business Publishing. Scranton Gillette Communications has more than a century of experience …

Richard Kline

Chairman and CEO, Gardner Business Media

CEO Panel: Strategies for Growth and Future Trends in B2B Media - Rick Kline joined Gardner Business Media, Inc. in 1963, became Marketing Manager and was named President of Gardner Business Media, I…

Eric Bearly

Publisher, Bobit Business Media

The Search for a Sustainable Media Future: Integrating Content Marketing Into Your Core Business Our clients are looking for new ideas, pre-funnel influence on prospects, unique positioning in the m…

Jonathan Chalon

Publisher, Simmons Boardman, Railway Age, International Railway Journal, RT&S

How does a leading B2B magazine diversify and get into the conference business to build their business beyond print pages? In 2014 the rail group at Simmons Boardman had one conference in Washington …

David Adelman

Managing Director, OCD Media

Is programmatic buying going to destroy your revenue model? David Adelman will demystify programmatic media buying and discuss the pitfalls to avoid and the opportunities for you to use it to your ad…

Emily Howard

Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, Columbia Books

Editorial Panel: Innovative Long-Term Growth – Serving Readers First - Emily Howard is Editor-in-Chief and Group Publisher at Columbia Books. She manages American Painting Contractor and Associatio…

Jim Keefe

EVP/Group Publisher, Group Interest Media

Editorial Panel: Innovative Long-Term Growth – Serving Readers First - Jim Keefe joined GIE Media in 1991. After a series of promotions, he was promoted to Publisher of Recycling Today and its affil…

Tara May Tesimu

Senior Vice President, Media & Audience Development, Winsight Media

User Experience – What is a successful UX and how do you implement it across your digital properties? How can a strategic UX increase traffic and engagement on your sites? Are you maximizing how y…

Joe Pramberger

President, Tech Briefs Media Group

In a world of information overload, in which 400,000 Tweets and 300,000 Snaps are sent every minute, are the media products we produce still relevant, will they be tomorrow, and how do we prove this t…

Alan Quarry

Chairman, Quarry Integrated Communications

CMO Panel: Future Trends in Marketing – CMO Expectations and Needs - Alan Quarry has been a catalyst in building the Quarry organization from a three person shop in his parents basement to one of th…

Karen Bernick

Owner, Karen Bernick Marketing Communication

CMO Panel: Future Trends in Marketing – CMO Expectations and Needs, Agriculture - Karen Bernick has owned privately held Karen Bernick Marketing Communications for 19 years. Her primary clients ar…

John Cappelletti

Chief Executive Officer, Putman Media

Learn how one media company has had tremendous success by finding and retaining the best people long-term. They treat their people right. In today’s world too many companies turn their people and …

Marianne Wilson

Editor-in-Chief, Lebhar Friedman's Chain Store Age

Editorial Panel: Innovative Long-Term Growth – Serving Readers First. Marianne Wilson, is editor in chief of Chain Store Age, where she has covered the retail industry for more than 20 years. In …