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Get Ready! This Year’s Mediabistro Circus Will Focus On Visionaries & Provocateurs: Women In Media & Tech

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This year’s Mediabistro Circus, “Visionaries & Provocateurs: Women in Media & Tech,” will take place on May 20th at 92YTribeca here in New York City and will focus on the trailblazing women who are at the forefront of constantly changing industries like book publishing, magazine publishing, new media, television and tech.

Suffice to say, we’ve been pretty excited about this event and have been making sure you get to know some of our speakers and the topics they intend to cover: We asked Eileen Gittins, CEO of Blurb, how she built an entirely new business and we chatted with Gilt Groupe CEO Susan Lyne about what it is, exactly, that she does day to day.

Here on FishbowlNY, we featured a piece on Janet Balis, executive vice president of media sales and marketing for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, who told us that the consumer marketplace is “platform agnostic.” AgencySpy brought you up to speed with Lynne D. Johnson, the woman responsible for content, brand and social media development and strategy as SVP of social media for the Advertising Research Foundation. She also took the time to explain the Advertising Research Foundation’s Role in helping agencies improve their research efforts. Shine editor in chief Brandon Holley told WebNewser how she focuses on building community into content and keeping her audience engaged. GalleyCat, meanwhile, featured an introduction to Debbie Stier, HarperCollins’ SVP and associate publisher, who touched upon the stigma of self-publishing. And on TVNewser, Lisa Hsia, senior vice president of Bravo Digital Media, shared that the connection between mobile and TV has a bright future.

We hope you take the time to find out more about these incredible women and, of course, that you register for this year’s Mediabistro Circus. Yeah, see? Even the name is fun. See you May 20th.

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