This week is Advertising Week, the five day-long period when Madison Avenue executives gather with industry experts and innovators to discuss the state of the industry.
With the financial markets in chaos, fears about marketers pulling back their spend were in the forefront. The big topics of discussion: where's the opportunity in this economic environment? And what's the future of advertising?
The week kicked off with a "Future of Media" panel hosted by the New York Times' Ken Auletta including Randy Falco, CEO of AOL, Joe Uva, CEO of Univision Communications, and Michael Wolff, Vanity Fair columnist and frequent CNBC contributor. Auletta started out with a question about the struggling old media format. Newspapers? Billionaire Mark Cuban says "Give up" and "file for bankruptcy."