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Media 2014 Track Day

Tuesday, April 8
10:30am–7pm

Marketing, media, public relations have changed dramatically in the digital age. Join us to hear from leading experts who not only responding to the future of digital media, but are helping to shape it.

Hosted in several venues in Northern Liberties.

RSVP to attend the full day of events, or select individual events. LOCATIONS VARY based on the event.

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Track Day Events

  • PR for Startups

    A lunchtime panel discussing lessons on startup PR and how to connect with the right PR firms in the future.

    Tuesday, April 8, 10:30am–12:30pm
  • The Future of Digital Marketing

    Digital trends that marketers, agencies, content producers, and startups need to know.

    Tuesday, April 8, 12:30pm–5:00pm
  • Media Track Day After Party

    Drinks and networking

    Tuesday, April 8, 5:00pm–7:00pm
Northern Liberties

Speakers

  • Rakia Reynolds

    Rakia Reynolds

    Rakia Reynolds is the founder of Skai Blue Media, a multimedia public relations agency with an all-star roster of lifestyle, technology, non-profit and fashion clients. As a leader in the industry, she is highly sought after by companies to provide expertise in creative development, branding, marketing and business communications. Her path to entrepreneurship started with numerous creative ventures, including producing shows for MTV, TLC and Discovery Health Channel. She was a business major turned TV producer turned PR pro, and the twists and turns have made her into the media mogul and unstoppable trailblazer that she is today. She launched Skai Blue Media in 2008 with one employee, one client and the driving desire to form a PR agency that would break the mold and represent the future of public relations in the digital age. That firm has since grown tremendously to fourteen employees and more than thirty prominent clients. In addition to building her business and those of others, she actively participates in speaking engagements nationwide and has been able to share her knowledge of business and brand development on numerous stages, including those of TED, Tech808 DC, and Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network. She's worked as a guest editor for Marie Claire magazine, has been featured in publications including Essence, Lucky, and Uptown, and regularly contributes her expertise on entrepreneurship and leadership to outlets such as Elle, Forbes, Inc.com, Huffington Post, and Fortune. As an on-air brand expert for Serena Williams' line for HSN, Rakia works closely with Williams and her design team on messaging and social media integration for launches, special product roll-outs, and consumer engagement.

    In addition to her full-time work in multimedia communications, she is a wife to her best friend and husband, Bram Reynolds, and mother of three amazing children.

  • Tabitha Stout

    Tabitha Stout

    With 14 years and growing, Tab’s career at AT&T has included many roles, with positions in Platform Testing, Development & Launch Integration, Customer Service, Sales, Internal Communications, and Channel Operations. Over the past three years, as part of her Consumer Marketing role, Tab has been leading the transformation of Direct Marketing from traditional tactics (mail & email) into the #what’s next integrated, digitally driven world. Tab has become an AT&T subject matter expert on combining fact based consumer insights, relevance based targeting, with multi-channel, performance driving messaging, to propel AT&T’s Direct Marketing capabilities into the forefront of rethinking possible.

  • Evan Kramer

    Evan Kramer

    Evan Kramer, Neat’s Chief Marketing Officer, is responsible for all areas of marketing, including customer acquisition, direct sales, customer experience, web and mobile services, partnership marketing, customer service, brand, market research and customer retention.

    Prior to joining Neat, Evan served as Senior Vice President of Interactive Marketing at LifeShield.com, the pioneer of wireless home security . Possessing more than 20 years of online and general management experience, Kramer specializes in interactive marketing, consumer web and mobile development and customer acquisition. He has helped shape, market, create or manage consumer web brands like Lifeshield.com (acquired by DirecTV), Kudzu.com, GoHoming.com (now HuBzu.com), VacationRoost.com, AutoGuide.com and EZprints.com (now CafePress).

  • Brendan Lowry

    Brendan Lowry

    Brendan is part of the founding team at Curalate, the most comprehensive platform for marketing with images, where he leads marketing and PR. Prior to Curalate, Brendan launched Skillshare in Philadelphia and received his undergrad degree from Temple University in May of 2011.

  • Kevin Alansky

    Kevin Alansky

    Kevin Alansky is the Chief Marketing Officer and a co-founder of SocialRadar. He is responsible for consumer marketing and messaging, client engagement, and user acquisition. Prior to joining SocialRadar, Kevin spent 12 years at Blackboard where he played a key role in integrating social media into the corporate marketing strategy. He formed and led the Blackboard Social Marketing Team, which leveraged these new technologies to increase brand awareness, customer engagement, and lead generation. Kevin has also held executive marketing positions at Discovery Communications, Washington Wizards & Capitals, and Arnold Worldwide, where he managed accounts including SAP and McDonald’s. Kevin received his bachelors in marketing from Muhlenberg College. He is married with two children.