Forecast is Radio Ink's annual radio-industry financial conference. The event gathers radio owners, CFOs, group and industry executives, managers, Wall Street analysts, and investors to discuss the business climate and the expectations for the coming year. The only radio conference of its kind, Forecast features in-depth discussion covering the opportunities, challenges and leading trends and trendsetters -- all the touchpoints that will influence the radio business in the coming year. Though the primary focus is on the numbers, this conference examines the information behind the numbers, as well as those driving them.
In addition to the financial conference, each year we invite the 40 Most Powerful People In Radio to receive their plaques at the annual "Top 40" cocktail reception, immediately following Forecast. All registered conference attendees are guaranteed an invitation to this elegant "who's who in radio" event. Thanks to all who attended and to our sponsors for their support.
We will announce the date for Forecast 2015 soon.
Photo highlights from Forecast 2014.
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Do you have enough information to make the best decisions in 2014? Where do the experts, inside and outside the radio industry, see the future headed?
Forecast focuses on presenting business and economic operational intelligence and putting it in a radio-industry context. For one day, at New York City's Harvard Club, you will hear fascinating conversations that will impact how you approach 2014 -- the anticipated impact of next year's elections and other events domestically and worldwide on the economy, business, and advertising. READ MORE.
Radio needs, and deserves, a larger piece of the advertising pie -- everybody understands that. But where will that new money come from? Does radio need to reposition itself in the advertising marketplace? How can it compete effectively in a multi-platform world?
At Radio Ink's Forecast, set for November 20 in New York, Greater Media chief Peter Smyth gets up close and personal in a frank and sure to be fascinating discussion with Fran Kelly -- vice chairman of Arnold Worldwide and one of the country's leading ad agency executives.
These are wild times in politics, for the economy, and for the broadcast industry. What if you could predict the future? At Forecast 2014, you can hear a conversation among a group of experts in varied industries who have decades of combined experience and well-earned reputations for accurate insights and valuable predictions. This year's "Economic Forecasting" panel, moderated by Marci Ryvicker, features as strong a lineup as we've ever had on this annual Forecast highlight:
Tom Buono, Founder,BIA Financial Network and CEO, BIA/Kelsey Mark Gray, President, Katz Radio Group Stephen Moore, Sr. Economics Writer, Wall Street Journal, and Contributing Economic Commentator, Fox News Channel Jack Myers, Media Ecologist and Chairman, Media Advisory Group
On November 20, Clear Channel Communications CEO Bob Pittman will talk with Wenda Harris Millard, president and CEO of MediaLink, in an only-at-Forecast opportunity to hear a frank, informal conversation about the future of radio and digital.
Radio Ink is pleased to announce that Judge Andrew P. Napolitano will address Forecast 2014, set for November 20, 2013 at the Harvard Club in New York. Judge Napolitano, Senior Judicial Analyst for Fox News Channel, offers a legal veteran's views on constitutional issues, including those that will be crucial to the future of the broadcast industry. Read more.
David Field To Co-Chair Forecast 2014
Radio Ink is pleased to announce that David Field, president and CEO of Entercom Communications, will serve as Radio Chair for Forecast 2014, set for November 20, 2013 at the Harvard Club in New York. Field joins Forecast 2014 Advertising Chair Jim Palmer, CEO of Lowe Campbell Ewald.
"I am delighted to serve as co-chair for Forecast 2014, along with Jim Palmer," Field said. "Radio is thriving. There are more people listening to AM/FM radio than ever before in history, and our marketing solutions for our customers have never been more effective. There are many important issues and exciting opportunities facing the radio industry. We will work to ensure that the conference fosters an open dialogue with top-notch panelists, focusing on the vision and realities for the future of radio."
Radio Ink Publisher Eric Rhoads said, "David is focused on radio growth and a strong future and will bring a world of great ideas to this event."
At Entercom, Field heads up one of the country’s largest radio broadcasting companies, with more than 100 stations in 23 markets. He is an outspoken industry advocate who's been out front on many of the most pressing issues -- and positive opportunities -- radio is facing today.
"I look forward to working with David Field on this year's Forecast," Streamline Publishing EVP/Radio Deborah Parenti said. "As a well respected leader, both at Entercom and within the industry, David will provide the kind of perspective and ideas so important to keeping our agenda focused and fresh."
Radio Ink Welcomes Agency CEO Jim Palmer of Lowe Campbell Ewald
Jim Palmer, CEO of leading ad agency Lowe Campbell Ewald, has agreed to serve as Advertiser Chair for Radio Ink's Forecast 2014, set for November 20, 2013 at the Harvard Club in New York.
"I am honored to join in the conversation regarding the evolution and value of radio," Palmer said. "The innovation in this medium has provided marketers with new and unique opportunities to deliver cross platform and personalized experiences to engage. This is an exciting time for everyone involved in radio."
Palmer is a 22-year agency vet who served as Lowe Campbell Ewald's chief client officer for four years before moving up recently to CEO. As chief client officer, he was responsible for leading all agency accounts, includingincluding Alltel Wireless, Cadillac, Carrier, Chicken of the Sea, Consumers Energy, General Motors, Ghirardelli, Kaiser Permanente, Olympic Paints and Stains, OnStar, USAA, the United States Navy, the University of Michigan, and Western Governors University.
Radio Ink Publisher Eric Rhoads said, "Jim Palmer is not only an advertising icon, he is directing and living the latest trends in advertising. His contribution to the content and direction of Forecast will be powerful."Read more.