Wednesday, October 30

7:45 AM

REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

WHARTON FORUM, SOHO HUB

8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

WHARTON FORUM

Featuring


Kevin McAuliffe
SVP, Client Solutions and Branded Content
NBC Entertainment

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

9:00 AM

Keynote Conversation with VICE: What Are They Are Doing Right?

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Starting as a scrappy punk ‘zine in Montreal in 1994, VICE is now a billion-dollar-plus global youth media company comprising an international network of digital channels – such as The Creators Project, Noisey and Motherboard – a television production studio, magazine, record label, book-publishing division, and in-house creative services agency.

While the company has received financial backing from WPP and 21st Century Fox, and regularly collaborates with brands on content, it still retains its street-level, in-your-face credibility, making VICE one of the most fascinating media brands of the moment. In this keynote session, Robert Friedman, CEO of Bungalow Media + Entertainment and BCON Expo advisory board member, will lead a conversation with VICE Chief Strategic Officer Spencer Baim, who'll discuss how the brand has evolved into a major media player, its approach to brand partnerships, and its ambitions for the future. 

Featuring


Spencer Baim
Chief Strategic Officer
Vice Media

Robert Friedman
CEO
Bungalow Media + Entertainment

9:50 AM

The Innovators

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If most brands are experimenting with content and branded entertainment as a way to connect with audiences, a fewer number are excelling at it. The Innovators session is designed to highlight the branded content work of those that have been eager and innovative adopters of content marketing. Leading brands will discuss the reasons why content marketing makes sense for them, they’ll share insights into what works, and breakdown their approach. These are the companies that are not only showing the way forward to others in the industry but entertaining millions with their content in the meantime.

Featuring


Louis Arbetter
GM, PepsiCo Content Studio
PepsiCo

Paul Marcum
Director, Global Digital Marketing & Programming
GE

Nick Parish
North American Editor
Contagious North America

10:40 AM

NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK

WHARTON FORUM, SOHO HUB

11:00 AM

Storytelling in the 21st Century

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What do experimentation, rapid prototyping, design thinking and emerging technology have to do with storytelling? Everything. Rapid prototyping can lead to new business models, design thinking can positively affect the collaborative process, and emerging technology offers new platforms on which to deliver narratives. Through tangible examples of successful experimentation, writer, director and experience designer Lance Weiler discusses what it means to be a storyteller in the 21st Century, and how modern stories for engaged and co-creating audiences require a new approach.

Featuring


Lance Weiler
Co-Founder
Reboot Stories

New Brand Content Upfront: Vice Media

SOHO HUB

The New Brand Content “Upfronts”, hosted by leading media and entertainment companies in the areas of broadcast, digital, publishing and music, will illuminate core strengths and upcoming slates of integration opportunities. Through these presentations, you’ll learn how these companies engage with audiences and potential consumers through branded content, and receive sneak previews of upcoming integration opportunities.

In order to sign up for a session you must be signed in to your realXchange account.

  • Once in your realXchange you will see a navigation bar on the top: Click on "Events".
  • From the drop down menu select "BCON Expo".
  • From the menu bar select "Agenda".
  • On the left hand side there is a session legend. Select "Upfronts."
  • This brings up the Upfronts selections page.
  • Select the session you want to attend.
  • This brings up your selected session page. In the right hand corner there is a blue button labelled "Sign Up". Click on this button to select the session.
  • A text box appears with a check mark notifying you that you are now signed up to this session.

Featuring


Spencer Baim
Chief Strategic Officer
Vice Media

11:25 AM

What's Next: Beyond the Webisode

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Webisodes have become table stakes when it comes to branded content. Whether scripted or unscripted, short-form episodic online films are indispensable for a brand looking to tell its story – either overtly or subtly. But the popularity of webisodes means they’ve become the norm rather than extraordinary. This session takes a look at work that is reframing the definition of what branded content is, how it manifests, and what went into pulling it off. From feature branded films that received theatrical releases to creating a film using only atoms; from real-time social storytelling to connecting with audiences over mobile, we’ll look to the future of the medium and the work that is pointing the way.

 

Featuring


Billy Parks
SVP, Strategic Content Studio
The Chernin Group

Doug Scott
President
Ogilvy Entertainment

Randy Stein
Partner, Creative Director
Grip Limited

11:45 AM

Meet the Marketer: Billie Goldman, Director, Partner Marketing, Intel Corporation

SOHO HUB

These immensely popular slots are designed to give delegates direct insight into the branded entertainment strategy of marketers, and what they’re looking for from production partners. Sessions are intimate and restricted to a select number of attendees, and marketers will give a short presentation before turning it over to Q&A.

In order to sign up for a session you must be signed in to your realXchange account.

  • Once in your realXchange you will see a navigation bar on the top: Click on "Events".
  • From the drop down menu select "BCON Expo".
  • From the menu bar select "Agenda".
  • On the left hand side there is a session legend. Select "Meet a Marketer".
  • Click on the Meet a Marketer session you would like to attend.
  • This brings up your selected session page. In the right hand corner there is a blue button labelled "Sign Up". Click on this button to select the session.
  • A text box appears with a check mark notifying you that you are now signed up to this session.

Featuring


Billie Goldman
Partner Marketing Manager
Intel Corporation

12:15 PM

LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLES

ROUNDTABLES

We’ll be inviting members of our advisory board and other top-level executives to host topical luncheon roundtables. Table hosts will be prepared to discuss a focused, timely topic of their choice and event attendees will have the opportunity to join a table. Meet the host and other interested delegates over lunch and pointed, lively discussion.

How do I sign up for Luncheon Roundtables?

In order to sign up for a session you must be signed in to your realXchange account.

  • Once in your realXchange you will see a navigation bar on the top: Click on "Events".
  • From the drop down menu select "BCON Expo".
  • From the menu bar select "Agenda".
  • On the left hand side there is a session legend. Select "Luncheon Roundtables."
  • Click on “Luncheon Roundtables” again
  • This brings up your selected session page. In the right hand corner there is a green button labelled "Selections”. Click on this button to get to the sign-up page.
  • Single-click on the "SIGN UP" icon beside the table host you wish to attend (a maximum of 1 Roundtable).
  • A message will appear saying "signed up" along with an "unselect" box in the event that you have made the selection in error.

Featuring


Otto Bell
CCO, Courageous
OgilvyEntertainment

Deena Edwards
SVP, Global Branded Solutions
Discovery Networks International

William Gelner
Chief Creative Officer
180 Los Angeles

Kevin McAuliffe
SVP, Client Solutions and Branded Content
NBC Entertainment

Billy Parks
SVP, Strategic Content Studio
The Chernin Group

Randy Stein
Partner, Creative Director
Grip Limited

Brian Tolleson
Head of Content & Managing Partner
Bark Bark LLC

GENERAL NETWORKING LUNCH

WHARTON FORUM, SOHO HUB

1:45 PM

Understanding Audiences Through the DNA of Content

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Have you ever wondered why it is easier to search for an Italian restaurant in your neighborhood, compare plane tickets on multiple airlines, or even purchase a car online, than it is to find a film or TV show when, where, and how you want it? Other industries have been utilizing information about their users, products, and services to drive business decisions in far more sophisticated ways than we have historically done so in Hollywood. Why is that? The key lies in the data about what we are selling. In our case, understanding film, tv, and online video content at its core levels. Once we do, we can deliver far more value to our studio, distributor, and advertiser partners…and most importantly: give our audience an amazing experience. Find out how as we peek behind the curtain during this session with SDI's Xavier Kochhar.

Featuring


James Dix
Senior Research Analyst
Wedbush Securities

Xavier Kochhar
CEO
Structured Data Intelligence

New Brand Content Upfront: Universal Music Enterprises

SOHO HUB

The New Brand Content “Upfronts”, hosted by leading media and entertainment companies in the areas of broadcast, digital, publishing and music, will illuminate core strengths and upcoming slates of integration opportunities. Through these presentations, you’ll learn how these companies engage with audiences and potential consumers through branded content, and receive sneak previews of upcoming integration opportunities.

In order to sign up for a session you must be signed in to your realXchange account.

  • Once in your realXchange you will see a navigation bar on the top: Click on "Events".
  • From the drop down menu select "BCON Expo".
  • From the menu bar select "Agenda".
  • On the left hand side there is a session legend. Select "Upfronts."
  • This brings up the Upfronts selections page.
  • Select the session you want to attend.
  • This brings up your selected session page. In the right hand corner there is a blue button labelled "Sign Up". Click on this button to select the session.
  • A text box appears with a check mark notifying you that you are now signed up to this session.

Featuring


Chris Monaco
SVP, Strategic Marketing & Brand Development
Universal Music Enterprises

2:10 PM

Bringing Branded Content to Life

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Whether you're a marketer or a producer, if you have a branded content concept, you're faced with the questions of where to take it and where will it work best - on television or online. This session will explore the factors that need to be examined in making the decision - the desired audience, levels of creative control and investment, and of course, the needs of the brand itself. In an ever-expanding, multi-platform channel universe, where should you go to get your deal done?

Featuring


Russ Axelrod
Branded Entertainment
Awesomeness TV

Eric Day
Managing Partner, Executive Producer
Trium Entertainment

Deena Edwards
SVP, Global Branded Solutions
Discovery Networks International

William Gelner
Chief Creative Officer
180 Los Angeles

Tara Walpert Levy
Managing Director of Ads Marketing
Google & YouTube

Barry Walsh
Editor & Content Director
Realscreen Magazine

3:00 PM

NETWORKING REFERESHMENT BREAK

WHARTON FORUM, SOHO HUB

3:20 PM

INTEL: The Power of Content

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Intel and Toshiba, in partnership with San Francisco-based agency Pereira & O’Dell, have collaborated on The Inside Films, a series of pioneering social films that encourage viewers to collaborate and contribute to their stories, while also baking the brands and their products into the action. The second film in the series, The Beauty Inside, took home a trio of Grand Prix awards at the Cannes Lions this past June in the Film, Cyber and Branded Content categories as well as a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding New Approach to an Original Daytime Program or Series. The third film in the series,The Power Inside, stars Harvey Keitel and is set to premiere today.

Join Pereira & O’Dell creative director Jason Apaliski and Intel Corporation director of partner marketing Billie Goldman at BCON Expo in New York City, to find out more about how their teams create compelling, share-worthy content to connect the brands with audiences.

Featuring


Jason Apaliski
Group Creative Director
Pereira & O'Dell

Rae Ann Fera
Journalist and Creative Curator

Billie Goldman
Partner Marketing Manager
Intel Corporation

New Brand Content Upfront: Turner Digital

SOHO HUB

The New Brand Content “Upfronts”, hosted by leading media and entertainment companies in the areas of broadcast, digital, publishing and music, will illuminate core strengths and upcoming slates of integration opportunities. Through these presentations, you’ll learn how these companies engage with audiences and potential consumers through branded content, and receive sneak previews of upcoming integration opportunities.

In order to sign up for a session you must be signed in to your realXchange account.

  • Once in your realXchange you will see a navigation bar on the top: Click on "Events".
  • From the drop down menu select "BCON Expo".
  • From the menu bar select "Agenda".
  • On the left hand side there is a session legend. Select "Upfronts."
  • This brings up the Upfronts selections page.
  • Select the session you want to attend.
  • This brings up your selected session page. In the right hand corner there is a blue button labelled "Sign Up". Click on this button to select the session.
  • A text box appears with a check mark notifying you that you are now signed up to this session.

Featuring


Ed Wise
Svp Managing Dr of Turner Branded Content
Turner Digital

4:00 PM

Sounding Off: Exploring Opportunities in Music

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When it comes to reaching Millennials there's no better vehicle than music, and the convergence of music talent, brands, networks, agencies and producers is happening at a rapid pace. Joining BCON Expo to talk about their experiences in leveraging the cultural heft of music to tell interesting brand stories are Kevin Chernett, Executive Vice President, Strategic Alliances at Live Nation and Chris Monaco, Vice President, Strategic Marketing & Brand Development at Universal Music Group. Moderated by BCON Expo co-chair Mike Wiese, Director, Head of Original & Branded Entertainment at JWT, Chernett and Monaco will dissect successful partnerships, give insights into the inner world of working with musical talent, and enlighten on how various partners can get in on the game.

Featuring


Kevin Chernett
EVP, Live Nation Studios
Live Nation Network

Scott Gelade
Partner & Head of Development
Back Roads Entertainment

Jennifer Justice
Co-Founder/CEO-The Justice Dept.
S. Carter Enterprises and Roc Nation

Chris Monaco
SVP, Strategic Marketing & Brand Development
Universal Music Enterprises

Dario Spina
Chief Marketing Officer, Viacom Velocity
Viacom Media Networks, Music and Entertainment

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

4:50 PM

Closing Remarks

WHARTON FORUM

5:00 PM

CLOSING COCKTAIL

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