004 – David Carson of The New Stand – If a Blog and a Bodega Had a Baby

Experiential hybrid of retail and media…

David Carson, Co-founder and CMO of The New Stand (a bodega with new products, new content, and new experiences for people on the go, packaged with a spirit of service, style, and modern convenience – (profile)) joins hosts Lisa Berger, Edward Hertzman and Dalia Strum in the MouthMedia Network Studios powered by Sennheiser. Presented by 24 Seven Talent.

Brick and mortar and ferries, improving the commute, and the value of membership

David Carson, Co-founder and CMO of The New Stand and Berger discuss how they met. Carson shares his view on The New Stand, it’s as if you took your favorite local bodega and favorite blog and merged the two. The key is convenient access; The New Stand’s brick and mortar locations are now complimented by locations in all of the brand new New York City ferries on the East River which Carson goes on to say have been more successful than anticipated. He explains that The New Stand concept was based on the idea that people have been commuting to commute, but the experience can be upgraded with a lovely shop for things you need (including beer and wine). Carson shared the genesis of the first store in the Union Square Station, and how The New Stand has helped improve commuters’ days. He dives into the corporate partnerships including one with Havianas, offering promotions like membership cards and concerts with discounted tickets for members. , Carson goes on to explain the challenging logistics of the three underground stores, and the demand for this type of model in airports. Berger brings gifts to the hosts and producers purchased at The New Stand in Union Square that morning.

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003 – She Runs It Media Insights Breakfast – Captivating Consumers

Recently, we had the privilege of being in the room with a remarkable and distinguished panel of content leaders as part of the She Runs It Media Insights Breakfast event at the New York Times building during Ad Week. Panelists from companies such as The New York Times, Prudential, Glossier, IBM Watson, Belvedere Vodka, and HBO shared insights and important information on “how marketers use targeting, technology, and immersive experiences to drive better business results and captivate consumers on a visceral level”. We were given access to the full discussion which we are able to share with you here, on Content Is Your Business. She Runs It works to pave the way for women to lead at every level of marketing and media. The event was sponsored by Twitter, Teads, Centro, Ruble and The New York Times.

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002 – Ritesh Gupta of Vayner Media – The New Wild Wild West

Content for brands and why content is the new wild, wild west with Vayner Media…

Ritesh Gupta, Video Creative Director of Vayner Media (profile), joins hosts Lisa Berger, Edward Hertzman and Dalia Strum in the MouthMedia Network Studios powered by Sennheiser. Presented by 24 Seven Talent.

Creative problem solving, endless opportunity, and the emotional core

Ritech Gupta, Video Creative Director of Vayner Media, shares his view of the digital landscape as a creative problem solver. He says Vayner Media takes a brand message and packages it in a way that will have a meaningful result. According to Gupta, there is no better time to be alive doing this kind of work and that following your heart and the emotional core of the story you’re telling should be the guiding forces. He walks us through his work with Budweiser and MLB as well as the genesis of the “Harry Caray’s Last Call” famous spot in which Budweiser uses digital effectively in the partnership with Folds of Honor.

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001 – Josh Stinchcomb of Conde Nast – Creating Content Experiences

Content Experiences for Brands with Conde Nast…

Josh Stinchcomb , Chief Experience Officer for Conde Nast (a premier media company renowned for producing the highest quality content for the world’s most influential audiences – (profile)), joins hosts Lisa Berger, Edward Hertzman and Dalia Strum in the MouthMedia Network Studios powered by Sennheiser. Presented by 24 Seven Talent.

Partnerships, being immersive, and emotional connection

Josh Stinchcomb, Chief Experience Office for Conde Nast, reviews how Conde creates bespoke activations for brand partners of the company by fostering relationships with people in the editorial, tech and business teams of their 22 titles. Building the process in real time, 23 Stories is able to create experiences for partners that have never been done before. The goal is to create an emotional connection with consumers that feels important and is measurable. Stinchcomb explains how marketers aremore sophisticated today in our ability to measure engagement, as content and experiences can be shared digitally. He also asserts that people are willing to pay for a B2B component that provides interaction. He talks about how Conde Nast can track and measure results of movement on product consideration and purchase intent.

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