October 14 - 17, 2018The Driskill - Austin, TX


Customer-First Publishing: Media Is The New CPG

Content is a product and audiences are customers. Publishers finally are responding to the crisis in the media business by thinking and acting more like consumer product manufacturers. Content is still king, to be sure. But media brands are adopting the techniques of customer-first marketing - a new emphasis on audience analysis, on product development, on revenue-per-user, lifetime value and even customer service.

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Publishing Insider Summit 2018 Attendees Include:

"The MediaPost Publisher’s Insider Summit brought together vendors to help solve current problems, coupled with conversation among publishers who shared best practices. Being able to ask for advice and help during activity time each afternoon made for a nice way to build what I am confident will be lasting new relationships.  It’s one of the best conferences I’ve been to in years.”
Mort Greenberg, SVP Ad Sales, Military Times & HistoryNet

"I really enjoyed the intimate nature of this event - especially the ratio of publishers to potential partners.  The breakout sessions and ability to network and discuss industry issues was invaluable. MediaPost does a great job of attracting relevant solutions providers to explore potential business opportunities together.  This event is a great mix of content/education and fun networking events.  I highly recommend attending.”
Bill Condon, Senior Director, Ad Integration & Partnerships, ESPN

"MediaPost's Publishing Insider Summit is a great event to reconnect with old friends, meet new people, and have an open discussion about the rapidly changing media industry."
- David Park, Head of Business Development and Revenue, Bauer Xcel Media

"I found the Media Post Publishing Summit to be rich in content, intimate and inclusive allowing for great networking and product business discussions you can carry past the summit itself.”
Kaz Oplustil, VP, Publisher Development, Undertone

"This event was very well organized and all expectations were met.  The content and overall experience was much better than other similar events I've attended that cover the same or similar topic."
- Dennis Clerke, President, NetSeer, Inc

“This Summit from MediaPost was a fantastic mix of valuable industry thought-leading content, networking and relaxation. By far, the best atmosphere for an industry event I've attended.”
- Dan Fleetwood, Digital Marketing Director, SAP Global

"3 days of inspiration, pure content, fun and real connections made.  MediaPost's "Insider" Summits group brands, data driven marketing experts and vendors to share knowledge and work together towards marching the industry forward via an intimate and authentic setting - in what was my best conference experience yet!  Kudos to the amazing MediaPost team and wonderful programming of sessions, events and activities."

- Itay Rahat, Manager, Global CRM Solutions, Warner Music Group

"The Insider Summits bring together the smartest people in the industry every time, no exceptions. The agenda always combines great content with even better networking opportunities. They're always on my list of 'must do' events each year."
- Clayton McLaughlin, VP, Group Director, Havas Media

"This was by far the best conference I've ever attended! Not only fun but I learned valuable tactics and met great people.  Hard to beat! "
- Santina Lay, Senior Paid Search Marketing Manager, National Appraisal Guides, Inc.

Quality Pledge

MediaPost strives for excellence in its coverage of media, marketing and advertising. Our mission is to critically engage key questions for brand marketers, media buyers, sellers and emerging platforms. We choose speakers exclusively for their ability to bring perspective and insight to our stage. All conferences are programmed by proven, expert, unbiased journalists. MediaPost has never and will never engage in "pay to play" conferencing. 

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Conference Content Programmer

Steve SmithEditorial Director, Events, MediaPost

Advisory Board

Jim Spanfeller, Founder & CEO, The Spanfeller Group

Publisher VIP Program:

Select publishing executives are eligible for a VIP Pass to attend the Publishing Insider Summit. To see if you qualify, please contact Jon Ronga at: jronga@mediapost.com

What people are saying about MediaPost's Publishing Insider Summit series...

"This Publishing Insider Summit is one of the best conferences I've been to. Stellar lineup of speakers and great topics, just the right number of attendees, and the 1/2 day content with the afternoons free for activities was a huge win.  It's not just the right amount of vendors but the right type.  And the limited sponsors/vendors also was very welcomed."
- Evan Adlman, Head of Programmatic, Conde Nast

"The Publishing Insider Summit was a great three days of learning and networking. Everything was first class.”
Marcus Witte, Vice President, Integrated Media, Source Media

"I am really impressed with the level of talent that you obtain for speakers and panelists for this event.  This was my second Summit, and I have now partnered with several vendors that I have met at MediaPost's Publishing Insider Summit."
- Eric Myers, VP, Advertising Sales, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"The format and venue of the MediaPost Publishing Summit really fostered a spirit of collegiality among the conference attendees. As a publisher, I was able to very efficiently learn about new vendor offerings as well as best practices from other publishers. I highly recommend the experience."
- Patrick McCann, Vice President, Data Science, CafeMedia

"MediaPost's Publishing Insider Summit was an exceptional gathering of high quality executives that allowed for in-depth sharing of knowledge and experiences." 
- Jeff Clark, VP Audience & Analytics, Postmedia

"One of the top summits in our industry."
- Doug Harbrecht, Director of Digital Media, Kiplinger

"I've been to Digidays, iMedia summits, and other similar events and enjoyed the size and content of this event in particular.  It was an overall nice mix of conference sessions and afternoon activities that were great for having more casual, candid conversations.  It forced folks that may not have otherwise hung out together after the morning events to do so.  Really great event."
- Tim Trevathan, SVP, Publisher Solutions, Defy Media

"MediaPost's Publishing Insider Summit provided the perfect meeting-ground for publishers, agencies and advertisers to connect openly, candidly and effectively. The summit provided a great launching pad for my new responsibilities as the Digital Revenue lead at Discovery, and I'm looking forward to applying some key learnings and connecting with great vendors who attended the summit."                                   
- Enrique Montoya, VP, Digital Revenue & Ad Sales Marketing, Discovery Networks

"MediaPost turned out to be one of the most effective and enjoyable summits I've ever participated in."                       
- Gustav von Sydow, CEO, Burt

"I was incredibly impressed and satisfied with the event. The intimacy ensured the chance to have valid and valuable discussion with peers and prospects. I've already used new knowledge I gained at the event to my benefit in a business meeting back in the city." 
- Rich Reiter, Business Development Director - Digital, Corbis Images

"Great format to exchange ideas and have open collaboration conversations!”
Leandro Margulis, VP Partnerships Americas, Cint

"MediaPost's 'Insider' Summits are a fabulous way to meet industry experts, learn about industry solutions, interact with peer groups and learn about specific channels of interactive media. The contacts I have made at these events will be valuable for years to come."
- Gary Milner, Director, Global Digital Marketing, Lenovo

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