Our full-day namesake conference covers the subject from every relevant angle. Last year, senior business executives from across the content industry came together for paidContent 2010, eager to share possible solutions and find new ones for making digital content pay without pinning it all on advertising. Now the story continues at paidContent 2011: The Next Decade In Digital Content on March 3 at TheTimesCenter.
The setting is the same – and some of the players will be, too – but much has changed and much more is in the works: the next act for wireless tablets now that iPad has set a scorching pace and Android is in the hunt; the ripple effects from the just-approved merger of Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA) and NBCU Universal; Hulu’s venture in subscriptions and the Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) response; shifts in the local landscape with the advent of Patch and the Groupon effect; the FTCs push for Do Not Track; the ascendancy of e-reading across dedicated devices and platforms. And, by then, Rupert Murdoch’s new iPad Daily should be out while the Gray Lady should be on the verge of unveiling her new metered look.
The day will include Q&As with:
» Lauren Zalaznick, currently president, NBC Universal Women & Lifestyle Entertainment Networks, and, once the Comcast-NBCU merger closes, chairman, Entertainment & Digital Networks/Integrated Media in the post-Comcast NBCU
» Nick Denton, the founder of Gawker Media, who will be interviewed by Reuters’ blogger Felix Salmon, bringing their spirited online discussions to the stage
» Dan Rose, VP, Partnerships and Platform Marketing for Facebook, and an Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) alum who helped incubate the Kindle and serves on the Borders board.
And info-packed sessions featuring leading executives, including:
» Jim Bankoff, CEO, SB Nation
» Deanna Brown, president & COO, Federated Media
» Lisa Frazier, CEO, The Bay Citizen
» Rob Grimshaw, managing director of FT.com
Plus Forrester’s Sarah Rotman Epps on How The New Tablets Will Change Your Content Strategy
This is just the beginning. We’ll be announcing more in the days ahead. We’re not actively seeking speaker submissions at this point but, as always, you can send suggestions to events AT contentnext.com and on our speaker suggestion form.
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