Beet.TV has found a unique spot in the world journalism by "celebrating the media in way which is not cynical," observes former Wall Street Journal columinst Emily Meehan in this video produced at the vlog's fifth-year birthday party on Wednesday night at the Flatiron Lounge.

It was a great night. I plied my guests with a few tequila/beet martinis and sat them down for unrehearsed testimonials.  Great results.

Comments from Mediagazer editor Megan McCarthySteven Levy, the long time Newsweek columnist and Wired writer and author; paidContent founding editor Rafat Ali; Evan Schreiber VP at AOL/5MIN; social media genius Dee Hustle; Kantar Video evangelist Jamison Tilsner; Beet.TV logo designer Bob Salpeter, Kantar Video CEO Bill Lederer; Taboola CEO Adam Singolda and former Googler and co-founder of Ooyala, Bismarck Lepe.

What a great turnout of influencers and many bigfoot media journalists, whose presence was flattering.

See below, from left to right: Brian Stelter of The New York Times; Reuters media reporter Jennifer Saba; Ken Li, media and technology editor at Reuters; media writer Jeff Bercovi and yours truly.

Many thanks to our friends at Ooyala for hosting the party and buying such a delicious birthday cake — check it our at the end of this segment. 

The party was held the night before our taping of the Beet.TV Video Strategy Summit, which will be Webcast on Tuesday, April 5 at noon EDT.

Andy Plesser

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