Tubefilter’s been playing host to casual happy hours in New York City over the past several months, providing a time and place for online video professionals to get to know one another over some moderately priced cocktails and intriguing conversation. Those events have been great, to be sure, but now we’re kicking them up a notch.
On September 20th, join us and FourScreenMedia as we present a new kind of networking event at the intersection of video and advertising: Multi-Screen Mix-Up NYC. It’s totally free for industry professionals, and gives said professionals (including online content creators, advertising agency executives, traditional media veterans, and more) a chance to mix, mingle, and do business while learning about the latest in the industry from leading names in advertising, technology, and entertainment.
Our inaugural event will be at Copia in New York City’s Midtown this Tuesday, September 20 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM and will feature a short presentation from the always enlightening and entertaining My Damn Channel Founder/CEO Rob Barnett. For those few who are unfamiliar with Barnett, here’s a primer.
Barnett worked in television at MTV and VH1 and was President of Programming at CBS Radio before he founded My Damn Channel in 2007, a new media studio with a decidedly simple premise: Sign talented individuals and “get the hell out of the way.” In the past four years the site has been home to original web series from established celebrities and comedians like Harry Shearer, David Wain, Sarah Silverman, A.D. Miles, Josh Gad, and more, and launched the cult phenomenon You Suck at Photoshop.
Brands like HBO, Puma, Trident Layers, Southern Comfort, IKEA, Lincoln, and (most recently) Subway work with My Damn Channel because of the quality of the site’s content, the capacity of its distribution, the efficacy of its branded entertainment and surely Barnett’s honest, no bullshit take on internet showbiz.
Be sure to RSVP here for the Multi-Screen Mix-Up and a very special thanks to our sponsors – AdoTube, Kantar Video, SAG New Media, VideoNuze, PGA New Media Council, OMMA Global, and MWW Group – for making the event come to be.
P.S. For those on the West Coast looking for a great event to attend next week, check out our panel and learn how to run your social media presence like it’s on steriods. Tubefilter’s Social Media Week Special Event – Gettin’ Social in Online Video featuring Klout, EQAL, and Attention Span Media – is sure to be an awesome one. Plus, there will be beer thanks to theStream.tv. RSVP here.