John Hamby with Marsh Risk & Insurance Services spoke about the intricacies of broadcast production insurance.
Nick Carmen, Post Production Specialist, Radiant Images spoke about the implications of shooting commercials with HD file-based cameras.
Cheryl Max at IBM discussed the system her company uses to track and analyze its event portfolio.
Representatives from Smith Barney, Citigroup, Zenithmedia, and American Express spoke about the challenges facing the financial industry today.
Mark Mitchell with Canoe Ventures gave an update his company's progress on collecting data on television advertising and its vision for the future.
Robert Corn-Revere, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, and Keith Murphy, Vice President, Government Relations and Regulatory Counsel, Viacom, Inc., shared their thoughts on steps the Obama administration may take towards increased advertising regulation.
Tom Finneran, EVP, Agency Management Services, AAAA, shared AAAA's latest position paper on the confidentiality of marketing services information.
ANA legal counsel Douglas J. Wood of Reed Smith LLP and James Dudukovich of The Coca-Cola Company gave an update on negotiations with SAG/AFTRA over a new collective bargaining agreement covering television and radio commercials.
Chris Charyk, Partner, MarketingNPV, shared his thoughts on the best way to cut a marketing budget, while still continuing to perform at a high level.
William Blundon, EVP, Extraprise, shared tips for finding new and existing decision makers within B-to-B companies.
Chris Schembri, VP, Media Services, AT&T, discussed AT&T's marketing campaign for the Beijing Olympics and the steps that they are taking to incorporate new media and mobile marketing into their mainstream advertising.
Jim Garrity and Kerry O'Conner from Bellwether Digital Bridge presented key findings of surveys on digital media companies and offered actionable suggestions for working with your digital media company.
Representatives from Ogilvy & Mather shared five ways that marketers can achieve greater cost efficiency during an economic recession.
MaryAnn Bekkedahl, Group Publisher at Rodale, discussed ten clichés that actually work in integrated marketing.
John Chandler, SVP, CMO, MassMutual Financial Group, and John Wolfarth, SVP, Group Creative Director, Mullen, discussed MassMutual's new "good decisions" campaign, which launched in the midst of 2008's historic financial meltdown, but still reaped successful results for the organization.
Andrew Benett, Co-CEO, NY & Global Strategy Officer, Euro RSCG Worldwide, shared lessons from the Obama victory, which can be applied by all brand marketers.
Larry Lundy, Director of New Business Development at Susan G. Komen for the Cure, discussed cause marketing related to sponsorship and event-related marketing.
The Grossman Grid, developed by Neal Grossman, Chief Operating Officer of TBWA\Chiat\Day, Los Angeles, provides a tool to facilitate discussion between advertisers and agencies on the method of compensation best suited for mutual business needs.
Bradley Johnson, Director of Data Analytics, Advertising Age, shared his thoughts on how and where marketing and media has succeeded during economic downturns.
This rapid-fire session featured a panel of industry thought leaders to discuss and debate key client/agency relations issues. Issues included the impact of the economy on business, the role of media companies in contributing ideas, and agency compensation.