Learn what you need to know now to keep your competitive edge! Entertainment and technology expert Mark Ghuneim offers a crash course on how digital technologies are transforming the media industry. After 16 years at Sony Music USA, Ghuneim launched Wiredset, a digital marketing agency and technology incubator for TV networks, record labels, and brands. He also founded the social media tracking and data visualization service, Trendrr.
The discussion is moderated by Jack Myers, one of the media industry's leading visionaries and economic forecasters. Learn how phenomena like social communities, user-generated content, commercial-avoidance technologies, and performance-based media have changed the rules.
Cosponsored by the Center for Communication
Mark Ghuneim launched the digital agency Wiredset in 2004 after 16 years with Sony Music USA, where he was most recently Senior Vice President for Online Services. In that role, he created and implemented online marketing campaigns and was responsible for Sony Music's online sales.
As Senior Vice President of Online & Emerging Technologies for Sony's Columbia Records Group, Ghuneim was instrumental in the careers of artists such as Destiny's Child, Jeff Buckley, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Billy Joel.
Ghuneim has pioneered innovations in new media as the music industry has evolved during the past three decades. Before joining Sony, Ghuneim was Director of Press and Video Promotion for the legendary independent label Beggars Banquet Records. In the nascent days of music video, he was program director and production manager at the New York City video night club Private Eyes.
Ghuneim has moderated numerous panels at industry gatherings and guest lectured at universities in Los Angeles and New York. He has worked as a mentor. Ghuneim photographs have appeared in publications such as New Musical Express, the British music weekly.
Jack is a cultural, economic and technology visionary, award-winning documentary film producer and author. Jack is chairman and media ecologist at MyersBizNet, the home of MediaVillage.com -- the most extensive business-to-business content and relationship network serving the marketing, advertising, media and entertainment communities.