NJBA details 67th Convention in Atlantic City

By on May, 9 2014 with Comments 0

NJBA Conference“New Jersey Broadcasters: Challenge and Triumph!”–That’s the theme for this year’s New Jersey Broadcasters Annual Conference, and it speaks to the broadcast industry in the Garden State, and beyond. Registration is now open. “Broadcasters have faced a myriad of unprecedented challenges over the past decade and have always rallied to our leaders’ calls for support,” said NJBA President and CEO Paul Rotella, “We faced challenges from Regulators, Legislators, Mother Nature, and Technology. And we have triumphed!”

“The Conference line up is spectacular with Industry Giants and NY Giants — Super Bowl Champion Armani Toomer —will be featured presenters, along with distinguished cadre of the broadcast world’s most respected leaders and on-air talent! The attached Conference Registration details all of our sessions and presenters, but our Super Session– The Great Debate! Broadcast vs. Pure-Plays–is sure to make headlines!”

Moderated by Research Director Inc.’s President, Charlie Sislen, Find out why “only Nixon could go to China,” as the NJBA hosts this unprecedented forum that brings Pandora’s VP of Audio Sales, Doug Sterne; Spotify’s Zach Rosenow; Triton Digital’s SVP of Digital Sales, Mike Reznick, face to face with RAB President and CEO Erica Farber; Connoisseur’s Founder/CEO, Jeff Warshaw; CBS Radio’s, Scott Herman; and Radha Subramanyam, Clear Channel, EVP, Insights, Research and Analytics; to answer the questions: “What are RealRadio, Audio Ratings, and the industry trends affecting our business?” This powerful, insightful and productive forum will explore the positive and negative impact digital audio is having on the advertising medium, but no one is talking about. And we’ll ask the question: “What is the place for radio and pure-plays for both listener experience and advertising opportunities?”

To register, go to the Association’s website, www.njba.com and “Click on “Events” to download the registration form. The 67th Annual NJBA Conference and Gala will be held on June 17th and 18th at Caesars on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Last year, over 400 broadcasters and 77 students from around the region gathered in Atlantic City to celebrate the broadcast industry. But this year is truly going to be amazing!

Special room rates at Caesars are available to Conference attendees. To make your reservation, call 1-888-516-2215 and mention the Group Code: SCNJBA4 or visit our website www.njba.com and click on the link.  All attendees must complete a registration form to attend. FYI: Registration and Special Room rates closes on 5/30.

Paul Rotella

We will be presenting many new and diverse sales, programing and educational panels, as well as special student sessions and roundtable discussions with esteemed panels of notably industry leaders, policy makers and broadcast executives, plus a few surprises! This year, we are honored to have some of the very best experts in our business join us as we celebrate all things broadcast in New Jersey! “I’m really excited about this year’s 6th Annual NJBA Conference!” said Rotella, “It is going to make broadcast history because we are confronting some of the most challenging and potentially most rewarding opportunities facing our industry!”

NJBA Chairman Scott Taylor added:  “We welcome all of our colleagues from across the Garden State and from our neighboring states, and around the nation, to join us as we celebrate all things broadcast! We will be announcing our star studded line up of industry luminaries and thought leaders soon—it’s going to be educational, insightful, entertaining and a whole lot of fun—-And what could be better than being in fabulous Atlantic City?” The NJBA will also host a “Broadcaster Row” with at least 4 live broadcasts emanating directly from the Conference Floor!  Rotella summed it up: “Everyone knows our conference is cutting edge and a lot of fun! Caesar’s has given us special room packages for our registered attendees, and all of us at the NJBA are really looking forward to seeing everyone down the shore!”

About The Author: Carl has been with RBR-TVBR since 1997 and is currently Managing Director/Senior Editor. Residing in Northern Virginia, he covers the business of broadcasting, advertising, programming, new media and engineering. He’s also done a great deal of interviews for the company and handles our ever-growing stable of bylined columnists.

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