|For Immediate Release
February 17, 2011
Manassas, VA –Mark Ramsey and Rey Mena will speak during the Saturday Super Session at NRB 2011 on February 26th. Ramsey will discuss social media and Mena will focus on sound digital strategy.
Mark Ramsey, Founder/President, Mark Ramsey Media
Mark Ramsey Media (MRM) is one of the best-known research and strategy providers to media companies in America. In the U.S., Mark has worked with several television and innumerable radio broadcasters over his career, including Clear Channel, CBS, Bonneville, Sirius XM, Greater Media, and Corus and Astral Media (in Canada). Clients from outside broadcasting have included EA Sports and Apple.
Recently he has been in strong demand as broadcasters recognize the critical importance of integrating their strategies with digital opportunities that completely redefine the meaning of “radio.” As such, Ramsey is near the center of the re-creation of media and broadcasting. He is a Research Fellow with Coburn Ventures, change consultants to some of the world’s largest investment companies.
Ramsey has authored two radio industry bestsellers, Making Waves: Radio on the Verge and Fresh Air. His highly anticipated third book is due this fall. MRM’s blog (formerly hear2.0) is among the most popular in the media industry, and Ramsey has a new TV series on AllAccess.com called “Area 51.” He also serves on the board of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the producers of the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards on VH1.
Ramsey is president of Radio Intelligence US, the North American division of the international radio research strategy firm and providers of the finest radio strategic audience research in the world.
Rey Mena, Co-Founder/President, Emmis Interactive, Inc.
Emmis Interactive, Inc. is an interactive technology and consulting company dedicated to the reinvention of local media. Mena is responsible for the company’s overall product strategy.
Rey’s 27-year career in media is diverse, having worked in television and radio, and for the last ten years, interactive media. His experience specifically within radio is equally diverse, having held all key management roles in sales and marketing. This unique background has been instrumental in helping Emmis Interactive develop products and services that help broadcasters build a bridge between the traditional side and the new media side of radio.
Today, Emmis Interactive is considered the premiere Interactive service provider in radio. It powers the digital strategies of the most-respected broadcast groups in the US and Canada - including Lincoln Financial, Greater Media, Emmis Radio, Maverick Media, Corus Entertainment and Astral Media, to name a few.
About The NRB Convention
The annual Convention & Exposition is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of nearly 300 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their ministries. NRB 2011 is being held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 26 – March 1, 2011. For registration and other Convention information go to: www.nrbconvention.org
The National Religious Broadcasters Association (NRB) is the preeminent association of Christian communicators working to keep the doors of electronic media open for the spread of the Gospel, which promotes standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability. NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. NRB is a non-partisan international association of Christian communicators, representing millions of listeners, viewers, and readers.
Learn more at www.nrb.org.
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