Advisory Board Co-Chairs

Kevin McAuliffe

SVP, Client Solutions and Branded Content
NBC Entertainment

Kevin McAuliffe joined NBC Universal from his role as SVP Branded Entertainment for Universal Television Networks when the companies merged in May 2004. McAuliffe is currently the SVP of Client Solutions and Branded Content for the NBC Universal Cable Branded Entertainment Group. His mission - focus on establishing and proactively seeking new...more

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Mike Wiese

SVP, Branded Content & Head of Brand Studio, National Geographic Partners

Mike Wiese is Director, Head of Original & Branded Entertainment for global advertising agency JWT, where he leads the creative and business development of original programming, new content ventures and entertainment solutions for clients across the network, including digital video, scripted and unscripted film and television, music experience, licensing, talent...more

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Advisory Board Members

Otto Bell

Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer

As Creative Director of OgilvyEntertainment, Otto Bell oversees the development and production of branded and unbranded projects for the group. He has produced and distributed branded content through digital and broadcast channels in over twenty countries for a kaleidoscope of brands including IBM, Lenovo, Nestle and American Express.

Otto is currently...more


Frank Cooper III

CMO, Global Consumer Engagement
PepsiCo Global Beverages Group

Acknowledged by Fast Company magazine as one of the “top 100 Most Creative People in Business, recognized by Billboard magazine as one of the “Power 100” in music and granted ADCOLOR’s “Legend”
award, Frank Cooper III is widely recognized as one of the leading progressive brand marketers in the...more

Deena Edwards

SVP, Global Branded Solutions
Discovery Networks International

As the Senior Vice President of Global Branded Solutions, Discovery Networks International, Deena Edwards works with international ad sales teams based around the world spearheading the construction of global and regional branded entertainment solutions for advertising clients. Edwards’ efforts span across Discovery’s international network portfolio of 33 brands in 223...more

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Robert Friedman

Bungalow Media + Entertainment

Robert Friedman is a thirty-year veteran of the entertainment business where he developed, produced, marketed and distributed all forms of content across traditional and digital media platforms.

He was most recently President of Entertainment and Media FremantleMedia Company, from 2006 to the present. is a media and entertainment company...more

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William Gelner

Chief Creative Officer
180 Los Angeles

William Gelner is CCO and Managing Partner of 180LA, an agency he helped start up six years ago. Since then he has overseen all creative talent, work produced and business won, growing the office to over 100 people with a client list that includes Sony, Expedia, adidas, Pepsi, Boost Mobile...more

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Jae Goodman

Chief Creative Officer and Co-Head CAA Marketing, a division of Creative Artists Agency
CAA Marketing

Jae Goodman is Chief Creative Officer and Co-Head of CAA Marketing, a division of Creative Artists Agency, an entertainment and sports agency with offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Nashville, Mumbai, and Beijing. CAA Marketing provides corporate clients with creative solutions that leverage the power of entertainment to build...more

Chantal Rickards

Film and TV Executive, Non Executive Director, Media Consultant, Philanthropy Advisor

Chantal Rickards is Head of Programming & Branded Content at MEC in London for the EMEA region. She arrived in June '07 from UKTV, a network of channels owned by BBC Worldwide and Virgin Media. She had spent nearly six years in commissioning and channel management for the BBC, concentrating...more

Justin Wilkes

@Radical Media

Justin leads a team of producers, directors, digital artists, and creatives in developing and producing the next generation of entertainment and brand-driven content. Under his leadership and thirteen-year history with the company, has achieved a constant stream of success. He has mastered the art of storytelling across multiple forms of media, and is...more



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