Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements
Where and When Our Analysts Are Speaking

BIA/Kelsey analysts speak at industry events throughout the year. The following identifies upcoming conferences where they will be participating, and provides links to publically available presentations from recent events.

Upcoming Events

April 2014
Rick Ducey

Search Insider Summit
April 27-30, 2014
Key Largo, FL

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Search marketing teams have begun to take control of social and mobile advertising budgets. The shift influences how these marketers within advertising agencies, platform providers and brands run their business and make decisions. What do these changes in strategies and social media buys mean to the industry and agencies, and how will the model evolve? Rick Ducey, managing director, will moderate the panel "Social's Media Evolution To Search Terms" on Wednesday, April 30, at 10:15 a.m.


Mark Fratrik

TV Newser Show
April 29, 2014
New York, NY

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Mark Fratrik, SVP and Chief Economist, will be a speaker on the panel Navigating Privacy in a Connected World at the TVNewser Show. The show will explore key topics, including the new technologies that are changing business as usual, how TV shows and social platforms collaborate for real-time social viewing, and what it all means for content producers, agencies, brands, and consumers.

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Past Events

April 2014
Rick Ducey

RAIN Summit West
April 6, 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada

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Rick Ducey, managing director, moderated the panel discussion LOL! Local Digital Dollars Are Serious Business at RAIN Summit West.


Tom Buono

NAB Show
April 5-10, 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada

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Tom Buono, CEO, joined the panel discussion "Lunch and Learn: A Discussion on Radio’s Four Significant Issues" to share valuable advertising revenue trends and projection.


Rick Ducey

NAB Show
April 5-10, 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada

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Rick Ducey, managing director, was a speaker on a TV Management session.


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March 2014
Jed Williams

Design Bloggers Conference 2014
March 2-4, 2014
Atlanta, Georgia

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Jed Williams, VP, Consulting and Sr. Analyst, was a speaker on the panel The Business of Blogging – Proven Methods For Maximizing Your Revenue.


Mark Fratrik

Hispanic Radio Conference
March 10-11, 2014
San Diego, California

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Mark Fratrik, SVP and Chief Economist, was a speaker on the panel Investment Strategy: The View From Wall Street and Main Street . The panel of bankers, brokers, and equity investors discussed the investment opportunities of Hispanic radio as an investment.


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February 2014
Charles Laughlin

Jed Williams

Key Executives Mega-Conference
February 24-26, 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada

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Charles Laughlin, SVP and Managing Editor, BIA/Kelsey, and Jed Williams, VP, Consulting and Sr. Analyst, were speakers at The Southern Newspaper Publishers Association's Key Executives Mega-Conference. They presented a compelling new model for sales success and map out effective pathways to change at part of the session entitled the "Local Media Sales Transformation Playbook".   For a revealing report on what real "sales transformation" looks like, download BIA/Kelsey's Sales Transformation Report.

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January 2014
Michael Boland

Mobile FirstLook: Strategy 2014
January 14-15, 2014
New York, New York

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Mike Boland, VP, Content and Sr. Analyst, was a speaker at Mobile Marketer's Mobile FirstLook: Strategy 2014 Conference.

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November 2013
Rick Ducey

Mark Fratrik

Radio Virtual Academy
November 20, 2013
Webcast, 2pm - 3pm

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Rick Ducey, managing director; and Mark Fratrik, SVP and Chief Economist, hosted the webcast, Forecasting 2014 Digital Growth Trajectories in Radio. Rick and Mark discussed how local radio broadcasting is evolving into a multiplatform industry to serve audiences and advertisers not only over the airwaves but also via live streaming to mobile, tablet and desktop players. Attendees heard new consumer and business research findings they can use to develop and implement digital strategies to build and maintain successful operations.

Peter Krasilovsky

MIT Enterprise Forum Student Pitchfest
Nov. 13, 2013
San Diego, California

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Peter Krasilovsky, VP, Conferences and Sr. Analyst, BIA/Kelsey, participated as a judge, providing feedback to students and recent graduates as they presented their business plans.

Rick Ducey

NATAS/NAB Mobile TV Seminar: The Present and Future of Mobile TV
November 13, 2013
Washington, D.C.

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This seminar updated members of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and members of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) on the current status of Mobile TV. Rick Ducey, managing director, BIA/Kelsey will conduct a Q&A session following the panel discussion.

Michael Boland

Qualcomm LTE Direct Workshop
November 7-8, 2013
Santa Clara, California

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Mike Boland, VP, Content and Sr. Analyst, was a speaker at the 2nd LTE Direct Workshop.

Michael Boland

ad:tech new york
November 6-7, 2013
New York, New York

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Mike Boland, VP, Content and Sr. Analyst, was a speaker at ad:tech new york.

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October 2013
Tom Buono

TV on Wall Street
October 29, 2013
New York, New York

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Tom Buono, Founder, BIA Financial Network and CEO, BIA/Kelsey keynoted the opening panel, Forecasting: Sustaining Advertising Revenue Growth Models in a World of Change. The session provided a high-level overview of broadcasters' revenue generation potential from political, local, and digital advertising in an environment where consumer preferences are changing on a daily basis. TV on Wall Street is part of NYC Television Week and is the forum where top-level media executives explore how content competition and consumer consumption trends are driving the evolution of television.

Jed Williams

CEO Collaborative Forum
October 13-15, 2013
London, England

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Jed Williams, VP, Consulting and Sr. Analyst, BIA/Kelsey, was a speaker at the 2013 Fall Meeting of the CEO Collaborative Forum. The CEO-Collaborative Forum is where CEOs from high growth companies meet to identify and explore practical solutions to critical problems they are facing.

Rick Ducey

Digital East 2013
October 15-16, 2013
Herndon, Virginia

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Rick Ducey, managing director, BIA/Kelsey, participated on the panel, Industry Analyst Update, on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 11:10 am. Rick and the other speakers will examine the big-picture trends that are shaping the industry now, and what everyone will be talking about in 2014.

Jed Williams

Digital Hollywood
October 21, 2013
Marina del Ray, California

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Jed Williams, VP, Consulting and Sr. Analyst, BIA/Kelsey, moderated the opening panel, Native Advertising: Digital Advertising Industry Gets Serious About Better Advertising. Speakers include:

  • Chris Cunningham, co-founder and CEO, appssavvy
  • Adam Ostrow, Chief Strategy Officer, Mashable
  • Ari Jacoby, co-founder & CEO Co-founder & CEO, Solve Media
  • Jeff Pray, Vice President/Digital Director, Starcom USA

Michael Boland

Mobility LIVE! 2013
October 1, 2013
Atlanta, Georgia

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Mike Boland, VP, Content and Sr. Analyst, was a speaker at Mobility LIVE! along with other key thought leaders and decision makers in the areas of mobile technology standards, strategies and innovations.

Peter Krasilovsky

Money2020
October 6-10, 2013
Las Vegas, Nevada

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Peter Krasilovsky, VP, Conferences and Sr. Analyst, BIA/Kelsey, was as speaker at Money2020 on Oct. 9, in Las Vegas.

Jed Williams

CEO Collaborative Forum
October 13-15, 2013
London, England

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Jed Williams, VP, Consulting and Sr. Analyst, BIA/Kelsey, was a speaker at the 2013 Fall Meeting of the CEO Collaborative Forum. The CEO-Collaborative Forum is where CEOs from high growth companies meet to identify and explore practical solutions to critical problems they are facing.

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August 2013

Inland Press Association - Group Executives Conference
August 1, 2013
Chicago, Illinois

Profiting from Disruption: Where Newspapers Should Place Their Digital Bets

BIA/Kelsey Vice President of Consulting Jed Williams provided newspaper executives with a playbook for assessing and adopting digital business initiatives to drive new growth.

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June 2013

MoSo Conference
June 14, 2013
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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Mo + So: Leveling the Playing Field for SMBs
Traditionally, what small-to-medium businesses lacked in size and resources, they made up for in deep understanding of their customers. But with digital fragmentation unleashing scores of new channels for consumers to select businesses, SMBs now face unprecedented challenges. Being discovered, building community, fostering engagement and cultivating leads are all more complicated, and can be downright intimidating in the vast digital ecosystem. However, while social media channels and mobile platforms are seen with confusion by many SMBs, they actually represent vehicles to engage customers online at a one-to-one level, something SMBs have excelled at offline for generations.

BIA/Kelsey VP and Senior Analyst Jed Williams unpacked the unique opportunities for customer engagement that mobile and social empower…and the “democratizing effect” that both have in leveling the playing field for SMBs vis a vie bigger brands.

Interactive Day San Diego
June 21, 2013
San Diego, California

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Peter Krasilovsky, VP, Conferences and Sr. Analyst, BIA/Kelsey, was a speaker at IDSD. This national conference delivers first-class insight into a variety of pressing digital topics from optimization and analytics to marketing and social media, led by the industry’s top digital marketing thought leaders.

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May 2013
Michael Boland

International Franchise Association Digital Marketing & Technology Conference
May 14-15, 2013
Atlanta, Georgia

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Mike Boland, VP, Content and Sr. Analyst, was a speaker at FranCamp2013, International Franchise Association Digital Marketing & Technology Best Practices Conference.

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April 2013

Search Insider Summit
April 28 - May 1, 2013
Amelia Island, Florida

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Rick Ducey, managing director, BIA/Kelsey, participated in two sessions at MediaPost's Search Insider Summit at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Florida on Monday, April 29. He moderated "Panel: A Conversation with The Three Top Engines Driving Search: Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo" and led a Roundtable on "The Future of Search and Engines".

The NAB Show
April 10, 2013
Las Vegas, Nevada

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Keep Calm & Carry On: Viewability, Retransmission Consent & Other Signal Carriage Issues
Mark Fratrik, VP and Chief Economist, BIA/Kelsey was part of a panel discussion on the retransmission consent system, over-the-air and pay TV services. The panel focused on answering important questions such as: How can your station be prepared to navigate the many issues raised by these negotiations? What good faith negotiation requirements must be kept in mind as you form a negotiating strategy? How will the proliferation of additional platforms for video distribution impact your station?

The NAB Show
April 9, 2013
Las Vegas, Nevada

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Fireside Chat: Partnerships and New Venture
Rick Ducey, managing director, BIA/Kelsey, led the discussion on the platform, "Fireside Chat: Partnerships and New Venture" at the 2013 NAB Show. This session included an expert panel who shared information about digital products that are generating revenue for many local stations. Panelists included:

  • Dave Gehring, Strategy & Partnerships - News Media, Google
  • Kay Madati, Head of Entertainment & Media, Facebook
  • Bright Park, Business Development Manager - Channel Sales, Google
  • Kim Wilson, Founder, SocialNewsDesk, Inc.

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March 2013
Michael Boland

GIFA - The Google/IFA Franchise Summit
March 29, 2013
Mountain View, California

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Mike Boland, VP, Content and Sr. Analyst, shared his insights on the Local Search Market Opportunity at the The Google/IFA Franchise Summit. See the Agenda.

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February 2013

2013 Key Executives Mega-Conference
February 17-20, 2013
New Orleans, Louisiana

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Jed Williams, VP, Consulting and Sr. Analyst, BIA/Kelsey, presented "Incubating Growth: Meaningful business innovation for newspapers" on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Jed drew from BIA/Kelsey’s research, forecasting, case studies and best practices to identify leading indicators for 2013 and how newspapers can build their strategies for success. Topics included:

  • Online/Mobile Video: Audience migration; content development; monetization strategy
  • Consultative Selling: Digital marketing services; social contesting and agency models
  • What's Old is New Again (in two parts): Events marketing and online couponing
  • Building a Better Banner Ad: Approaches for driving premium display

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January 2013

Street Fight Summit
January 15-16, 2013
New York, New York

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Mike Boland, VP, Content and Sr. Analyst, BIA/Kelsey, moderated a panel titled "Big Brands Go Local" at the Street Fight Summit in New York.

2013 International CES Innovation Policy Summit
January 9, 2013
Las Vegas, Nevada

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Mark Fratrik, VP and Chief Economist, BIA/Kelsey, will speak on a panel entitled "Voluntary Incentive Auctions: The Wireless Future Is Here!" In 2011, Congress passed landmark legislation authorizing the FCC to conduct voluntary incentive auctions of TV broadcast spectrum. The FCC is crafting rules to auction this valuable spectrum and put it to its most effective use for wireless broadband services. This important session will cover how the FCC process is progressing, impact on technology and how the auctions will help the U.S. maintain its leadership role in technology and innovation.

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