PromaxBDA Announces First Series of Speakers for 2013 Conference in Los Angeles, June 18-20

LOS ANGELES, March 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PromaxBDA, the leading global association for promotion, marketing and design professionals in the entertainment industry, today made the first of many speaker announcements for PromaxBDA: The Conference 2013, June 18-20 at the JW Marriott at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.

"We are excited to welcome this diverse group of speakers to PromaxBDA: The Conference 2013," said Jonathan Block-Verk, president and CEO of PromaxBDA. "These speakers will deliver on our conference theme of 'Engage' as they challenge the audience to engage their minds, each other and the future of television marketing, promotion and design."

Initial speaker announcements include:

Jacqueline Hernández Wayne White Linda Schupack
COO Artist EVP, Marketing
Telemundo Media AMC
Steven Melnick Kevin Mazur Andrew Cracknell
SVP, Marketing Co-Founder Writer
20th Century Fox Television WireImage
Pete Conolly Kent Rees Aporva Baxi
Executive Creative Director EVP, Marketing, Scheduling & Operations Co-Founder
BDA Creative Participant Television DixonBaxi
Daniel Dörnemann Kirby Ferguson Susan Solano Vila
Creative Director Writer, Director & Filmmaker EVP, Marketing
loyalkaspar Telemundo Media
Niels Schuurmans Scot Safon Stephen Price
EVP, Brand Marketing & Creative EVP Editor
Spike TV CNN Worldwide Stash Magazine
Brad Schwartz Ben Radatz Dan Bragg
SVP, Programming & Operations Partner, Co-Founder VP, Marketing
Fuse MK12 Studios science
Jim Dreesen Dan Pappalardo Neil Berkeley
Managing Director, Consumer Marketing Executive Creative Director & Founder Producer/Director/Writer/Cinematographer
PBS Troika
Lee Hunt Kevin Vitale Mark Valentine
Principal VP, Creative & Brand Strategy Co-Founder & Creative Director

About PromaxBDA: The Conference 2013

The annual conference is where marketing, promotion and design executives gather as a global community to share ideas, learn the best techniques, develop the right tools, get insight on the latest technologies and be inspired by the brightest of luminaries in the industry. There is no other place for this level of collective thought – at the intersection where creative and strategy, promotion and production, technology and design meet. PromaxBDA: The Conference.


The theme for this year's conference is "Engage," which embraces what marketers, promotions professionals and designers need to do daily with their programs, their channels, their companies and their careers. The concept is that once a year, the world of entertainment marketing, promotion and design professionals gathers to engage minds, engage the future and engage each other.

PromaxBDA: The Conference 2013 will feature speakers, sessions, strategic and creative presentations, panels and workshops for every career stage in the marketing, promotion and design industry. For more information or to attend, please visit, and for PromaxBDA: The Conference 2013 updates, speaker information and promotions, follow PromaxBDA on Twitter @PromaxBDA and Facebook at

The 2013 PromaxBDA Promotion, Marketing and Design Awards, recognizing creativity and excellence in media marketing, will take place on the closing night of The Conference on June 20. The ceremony will provide an exclusive look at the most compelling, innovative, eye-catching and award-winning creative work from around the globe, covering the breadth of the entertainment industry. Finalists are set to be announced on May 8.

About PromaxBDA

PromaxBDA is a member association representing more than 10,000 companies and individuals from major media organizations, marketing agencies, research companies, strategic and creative vendors and technology providers around the globe. The goal of PromaxBDA Association is to lead the global community of those passionately engaged in the marketing of television and video content on all platforms, inspiring creativity, driving innovation and honoring excellence. With companies and individuals drawn from more than 70 countries, PromaxBDA is a truly international organization uniting the individuals who will pioneer tomorrow's electronic and broadcast media.

CONTACT: Amy Prenner 310.709.1101Source:PROMAX BDA International