The upcoming Digital Revenue Summit — set for May 1-2 in Chicago — features some must-see speakers who are moving the industry forward in very innovative ways.
Here are four speakers and companies you don’t want to miss:
1. Andy Pergam, Vice President of Video & New Ventures, McClatchy
Pergam is the Local Media Association Digital Innovator of the Year, recognized as part of LMA’s Digital Innovation contest. The McClatchy Video Lab was created by Pergam after he joined the company in 2014. Over that time, it has grown to over 60 employees focused on supporting 30 newsrooms across editorial, business, product and operations. The results are so promising that Pergam and team recently broke ground on an exciting new space dedicated to the future of visual storytelling (Video Lab West).
2. Erica Smith, Online Editor and Director of Digital Strategy, The Virginian-Pilot
Smith was named the Digital News Innovator of the Year, as part of the LMA’s Digital Innovation Contest. Smith has led her standalone newsroom in quantifiable audience growth, educating her colleagues on trends and best practices all the while. She has demonstrated superb collaboration, communication, passion and commitment to innovation (she created a Facebook bot, seeks out collaborations and partnerships with outside R&D companies and much more).
These news organizations won first place in their classes for best website. See their clean, mobile-friendly website designs and learn the secrets behind how they built their reader-friendly experiences.
4. Affect Digital Media and WRAL Digital Solutions.
The two winners in the best digital agency category will share where they are having success and what is on their road map for the coming year. The variety of products is what grabbed the judge’s attention, from both companies. Learn about their portfolio and how they are handling any marketing challenge thrown their way.
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