Final days before RAIN Online Audio Advertising Summit in New York

RAIN’s Online Audio Advertising Summit is one week away — Tuesday, February 28, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York.

Two newly confirmed speakers have joined the lineup: Steve Goldstein (Founder & CEO, Amplifi Media), and Michael Dalfonzo (Director of Sales, Streaming & On-Demand, WideOrbit). They join an exceptional roster of 20 thought leaders from 20 influential companies who will appear onstage during the four-hour event.

Tickets remain on sale, at a very reasonable price.

Here is the agenda for the half-day conference:


RAIN President Brad Hill and RAIN Founder Kurt Hanson

9:10 – 9:40 RESEARCH: The Digital Share of Ear – A Share of Ear Report on Digital Audio Listening

Nicole Beniamini (Director of Research, Edison Research)

Presenting new insights from the influential Edison Share of Ear study. New information, not publicly available, on Americans’ share of time spent listening to digital audio.

9:40 – 10:20 PANEL: Podcast Advertising 360

MODERATOR: Thomas Mancusi (VP, Sales & Development, audioBoom)

Collin Willardson (Marketing Manager, Mack Weldon)
Dennis Robinson (Executive Producer, “Undisclosed”)
Patty Newmark (CEO and President, Newmark Advertising)
Scott Philbrook (Creator/Executive Producer, “Astonishing Legends”)

10:20 – 11:00 PANEL: A Broader View of Streaming Audio

MODERATOR: Matt Cutair (CEO, AudioHQ)

Bill Hartman (VP, Strategic Partnerships and Business Development, TuneIn)
Jon Stephenson (President, Empire Streaming & Live365)
Kurt Hanson (Founder & CEO, AccuRadio)

11:00 – 11:20 NETWORKING BREAK

11:20 – 11:50 CONVERSATION: Measuring Podcast Listening

The podcast audience is growing. But how are people listening? that question is harder to answer because of multiple distribution points for most shows, each of which feeds back different information. This discussion with two podcast pioneers identifies the challenges of podcast metrics, and shines a light on emerging solutions.

MODERATOR: Steve Goldstein (Founder & CEO, Amplifi Media)

Lex Friedman (Chief Revenue Officer, Midroll Media)
Mark McCrery (Founder & CEO, Podtrack & Authentic)

11:50 – 12:30 PANEL: The Cutting Edge of Data

Alexis van de Wyer (CEO, AdsWizz)
Doug Sterne (VP Audio Development & Strategy, Pandora)
Brian Kaminsky (President of Programmatic and Data Operations, iHeartMedia)
Sean Kegelman (Global Head of Data Monetization, Spotify)
John Rosso (President, Market Development, Triton Digital)

12:30 – 1:00 PRESENTATION: Sound Business: Giving Brands A Voice

Steve Keller (CEO, iV, and Sonic Alchemist)


Great information that was presented in a good tempo.

Felt it was a great summit. Thoroughly enjoyed the podcasting panel in particular.

Very cool location, vibe, set-up. Attendance was solid — presenters were great.

Best RAIN I’ve attended, and I’ve been to 6 or 7. It was tight &focused.

Very good. The content was fresh and valuable.

I thought it was great. Full of good insights and lively, fun conversation about the state of advertising.

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