Digiday Publishing Summit

Vail, CO

March 29 - 31, 2017

 

Finding the money in distributed publishing

Facebook and Google are now attracting up to 85 percent of new ad spending. At the same time, these platforms and others like Snapchat have become media outlets of their own. For publishers, the question isn’t whether to publish on platforms, but how to do so in a profitable, sustainable way that allows them to retain overall control of their strategies.

The Digiday Publishing Summit will convene top publishers to discuss the challenges of publishing in the platform era.

Digiday Publishing Summit

Vail, CO

March 29 - 31, 2017

 

Finding the money in distributed publishing

Facebook and Google are now attracting up to 85 percent of new ad spending. At the same time, these platforms and others like Snapchat have become media outlets of their own. For publishers, the question isn’t whether to publish on platforms, but how to do so in a profitable, sustainable way that allows them to retain overall control of their strategies.

The Digiday Publishing Summit will convene top publishers to discuss the challenges of publishing in the platform era.

Digiday Publishing Summit

Vail, CO
March 29 - 31, 2017

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Speakers

Pete Cashmore

founder & CEO
Mashable

Justin Smith

CEO
Bloomberg Media

Gretchen Tibbits

president
Little Things

Alex Wellen

chief product officer
CNN

Steven Kotok

president and CEO
Bauer Media Group

Rick Cordella

SVP & GM digital
NBC Sports

Samantha Skey

CRO
SheKnows

Jed Hartman

CRO
Washington Post

Brian Hoar

publisher
Playboy
All Speakers

Attendees

 

Agenda

Wednesday, March 29th

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Registration desk opens
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM
VIP welcome reception
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
8-minute meetings
3:45 PM – 3:50 PM
Opening remarks
3:50 PM – 4:20 PM
Keynote conversation: Beware of the Duopoly
4:20 PM – 4:35 PM
Thriving amidst the Google-Facebook duopoly
4:35 PM – 4:50 PM
Session sponsored by Digital Trends
4:50 PM – 5:05 PM
Refreshment & networking break
5:05 PM – 5:20 PM
Trust in the media
  • Kevin Gentzel
    Kevin Gentzel
    +
    CRO
    USA Today Network
5:20 PM – 5:30 PM
Session sponsored by Post Up
5:30 PM – 5:45 PM
The Rebirth of Playboy
  • Brian Hoar
    Brian Hoar
    +
    publisher
    Playboy
5:45 PM – 6:00 PM
How the Olympics went digital
  • Rick	Cordella
    Rick Cordella
    +
    SVP & GM digital
    NBC Sports
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Publisher town hall sponsored by Sovrn
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Sandbox presentations
7:00 PM – 7:15 PM
Working group meetings
7:15 PM – 8:00 PM
Cocktail reception sponsored by Ad Colony
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
VIP dinner sponsored by GumGum
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Dinner with strangers
9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
After hours hangout

Thursday, March 30th

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
Registration reopens & breakfast served
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
8-minute meetings
9:45 AM – 10:05 AM
Flight to focus
  • Pete Cashmore
    Pete Cashmore
    +
    founder & CEO
    Mashable
  • moderator Brian Morrissey
10:05 AM – 10:20 AM
Products not worth the hype
  • Alex Wellen
    Alex Wellen
    +
    chief product officer
    CNN
  • moderator Brian Morrissey
10:20 AM – 10:35 AM
Coffee break
10:35 AM – 10:50 AM
Making the ad model work for publishers, users and advertisers
  • Jed Hartman
    Jed Hartman
    +
    CRO
    Washington Post
  • moderator Lucia Moses
10:50 AM – 11:05 AM
Session with Yahoo
11:05 AM – 11:20 AM
A close look inside BuzzFeed’s video plan
  • Maycie Thornton
    Maycie Thornton
    +
    director of social media
    Buzzfeed Motion Pictures
  • Rachel Christensen
    Rachel Christensen
    +
    social media director
    Buzzfeed
11:20 AM – 11:35 AM
State of the Industry with Teads.tv
11:35 AM – 11:50 AM
Coffee break
11:50 AM – 12:05 PM
Making video profitable and profound
  • Samantha Skey
    Samantha Skey
    +
    CRO
    SheKnows
12:05 PM – 12:15 PM
Session with Media.net
12:15 AM – 12:40 PM
Publisher town hall sponsored by Pulse Point
12:40 PM – 1:20 PM
Sandbox presentations
1:20 PM – 2:00 PM
Lunch served
1:30 PM – 5:30 AM
Afternoon free time
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Working Group Meetings
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cocktail reception
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Dinner with friends
9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
After hours hangout
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
8-minute meetings

Friday, March 31st

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Breakfast served
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Final working group meetings
9:35 AM – 9:40 AM
The Digiday Mind Map
  • Brian Morrissey
    Brian Morrissey
    +
    editor-in-chief
    Digiday
9:40 AM – 9:50 AM
Pardon the Interruption
  • Walker Jacobs
    Walker Jacobs
    +
    COO
    Fandom
  • moderator Brian Morrissey
9:50 AM – 10:05 AM
Coffee & networking break
10:05 AM – 10:20 AM
Succeeding in a distributed platform reality
  • Gretchen Tibbits
    Gretchen Tibbits
    +
    president & chief operating officer
    LittleThings
10:20 AM – 10:30 AM
Session with Verve
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Going vertical and how it affects platform strategy
  • Neil Vogel
    Neil Vogel
    +
    CEO
    About.com
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Opportunities and obstacles to monetizing platforms
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM
New revenue opportunities
  • Mike Rothman
    Mike Rothman
    +
    CEO
    Fatherly
  • Jason Wagenheim
    Jason Wagenheim
    +
    CRO
    Bustle
  • moderator Max Willens
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Working Group reports
11:45 AM – 11:50 AM
5 things we’ve learned
  • Brian Morrissey
    Brian Morrissey
    +
    editor-in-chief
    Digiday

Activities

Wednesday

Dinner with strangers

Don't have dinner plans? Join fellow attendees for a casual meal at a nearby restaurant. Sign up at the Summit registration desk. Costs are at your own expense.

After hours hangout

Join fellow attendees for an after dinner drink. Costs at your own expense.

Thursday

Morning Yoga

Join us for a zen start to your day with morning yoga. All equipment provided and open to all. Sign up at the Summit registration desk.

Dinner with friends

Join new friends for a casual meal at a local restaurant. Sign up at the Summit registration desk. Costs are at your own expense.

After hours hangout

Join fellow attendees for an after dinner drink. Costs at your own expense.

Sponsors

Venue

Vail Marriott Mountain Resort

715 W Lionshead Circle
Vail, CO 81657
970.476.4444

The Vail Marriott Mountain Resort is now fully booked.
Please check availability at the Hotel Talisa, Vail.

Guests can also book over the phone by calling the reservations department directly at 800-420-2424 and mentioning the Digiday group to receive the discounted group rate. For transportation to and from the airport, we recommend using Colorado Mountain Express. Please copy and paste this link to schedule your ride: https://coloradomountainexpress.hudsonltd.net/rwd?USERIDENTRY=DIGIPUB&LOGON=GO.

Contact

For Speaking Opportunities: please contact Megan Knapp
For Sponsorship Opportunities: please contact Paul Borselli

Are you a publishing executive? You could be eligible for a complimentary VIP pass to DPS.
Contact Nancy Picker to see if you qualify