Wine and Dine With Ad Age's Media Mavens on Dec. 3

Luncheon to Honor Media's Biggest Innovators, Creators and Powers

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Median Maven: Christene Barberich
Median Maven: Christene Barberich
Median Maven: Bob Rupczynski
Median Maven: Bob Rupczynski
Median Maven: Kay Madati
Median Maven: Kay Madati
Median Maven: Lisa Weinstein
Median Maven: Lisa Weinstein

Tickets are still available for Ad Age's annual luncheon honoring its newest class of Media Mavens, which in 2014 included major marketers, media buyers, innovators and new on-screen talent.

The 2014 Media Mavens include:

  • Christene Barberich, co-founder and editor-in-chief of hot lifestyle site Refinery29
  • Adam Harter, who's marrying Pepsi and pop as VP-marketing, consumer engagement, Pepsi Beverages North America.
  • Ashley Kaplan, the TV veteran who's now defining "premium" content at YouTube network Fullscreen
  • Ricardo Dias, who's driving consumer experiences as global VP-consumer connections at Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Vice's Spencer Baim, chief strategic officer and founder of its agency, Virtue
  • Lisa Weinstein, who's forging huge pacts with the likes of Facebook as president of global digital, data and analytics at Starcom MediaVest Group
  • Kirsten Atkinson, media director at Team One, where she oversees the Lexus account
  • Jonathan Schaaf, president of U.S. digital investments at Omnicom Media Group
  • Bob Rupczynski, VP of media and consumer engagement at Kraft Foods Group
  • Kay Madati, the former Facebook executive now digitizing BET Networks as exec VP-chief digital officer
  • Todd Gordon, who's testing ad tech as exec VP-U.S. director at the media agency Magna Global
  • Lauren Wirtzer Seawood, head of digital at Parkwood Entertainment, Beyonce's management company
  • Gonzalo del Fa, president at GroupM Multicultural
  • Michael Engelman, who stirred up a storm of publicity for "Sharknado 2" as Syfy and Chiller's exec VP-marketing, digital and global brand strategy
  • Anthony Rushton, crusading against ad fraud as CEO of Telemetry
  • Andy Blau, who's bringing ad tech to Time Inc. as senior VP and group GM of ad sales
  • and more.

Read more about their accomplishments pushing the industry forward in our Media Mavens package here -- or hear from them directly at the Media Mavens luncheon on Dec. 3.

Ad Age Media Mavens Luncheon
December 3
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Gotham Hall, New York

Tables and individual tickets are available here.

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