We Are Inspired by Kevin & Marina Krim and Their ‘Choose Creativity’ Movement

Fostering creativity in his family was essential after their tragic loss. It helped Kevin Krim and his wife Marina and their surviving daughter.  It motivated them to honor the short but creative lives of Lucia (Lulu) and Leo. It turned grief into a movement and the formation of a charitable foundation that offers a creative living curriculum to schools […]


Mapping the Future of Media at Beet Retreat San Juan

Last month’s Beet Retreat in San Juan was an extraordinary gathering of 180 industry leaders for three days of deep learning, conversations and networking. We covered a broad range of topics from streaming video and data to commerce media and, of course, AI.  The participants were deeply engaged. Their conversations were both honest and aspirational. […]


Media Industry Raises $125 Million for Sandy Hook Promise’s Gun Violence Prevention Campaign: Peter Naylor Urges More Industry Help

Executives from  leading media and advertising companies have joined together in a major campaign to curb gun violence. Created in the wake of 2012 mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, the Sandy Hook Promise,  and its Media Council,  have raised funds and garnered some $125 million in public service airtime. The organization is focused […]


“Candor, Immersion and Spontaneity” Make Beet Retreat Special, VAB’s Sean Cunningham

The support of the industry for Beet.TV is deeply important and appreciated.  We are delighted to be associated with Sean Cunningham and VAB, the ad-supported TV industry organization. Sean will be with us in San Juan next week at the Beet Retreat with VAB board members Louis Carr, President, Advertising Sales at BET Media Group;  […]


Santa Monica Was Huge: San Juan in March is Next!

We were thrilled by the participation and enthusiasm for our our annual Retreat in Santa Monica last month. This video highlight reel captures some of our very special engagement and energy. Much more to be shared via our video series of 40 segments which we will continue to publish into the new year. Next Stop […]


Back to the Mountains! Beet Retreat Berkshires 2024, Set for July 21-23

This July, we introduced our newest Beet Retreat. It was held in  the picturesque southern Berkshires town of Salisbury, Connecticut.  I am proud to say, it was very well received by 80 industry leaders. In addition to the essential conversations and great times, we raised over $18,000 at a charity auction benefiting BreastCancer.org. The Retreat […]


“Breast Cancer Has Made Me a Better Leader,” Cara Lewis

Diagnosed with breast cancer at age 29, her perspective on the priorities of work and personal life were profoundly changed. For Cara Lewis, it has made her a “better leader,” making her more empathetic, understanding. We spoke with the dentsu Chief Investment Officer about her journey and her role as an advocate for breast cancer […]


Beet Gets Juice from Bloomberg as Its Vids Populate the Terminals Worldwide

Beginning this week, all newly published Beet.TV videos are being surfaced on the 350,000 Bloomberg terminals worldwide. The terminals are the essential tool for finance professionals, government leaders and other key influencers. The association with Bloomberg represents new distribution to a vast and valued audience. It greatly enhances the content and voices we cover on Beet.TV. […]


A.I. Dominated Conversation at SXSW

AUSTIN – After years of industry changes and the interruption due the pandemic, SXSW is back to a  substantive, content-focused gathering, says 12-ear festival veteran Wilson Standish, head of content and creativity at at Hearts & Science, an Omnicom Media Group agency. I spoke with him via Zoom in Austin on Sunday. Standish says that […]


DMEXCO Co-Founder Sets the Stage in Miami for the “Possible” Event & Redefines “Expo” Value

Christian Muche co-founded DMEXCO, one the digital industry’s global tentpole events. He’s moved on.  Now, in partnership with the MMA Global, he is heading the most ambitious new marketing event of the year called “Possible.” The event will take place in Miami Beach at the Fountainebleau April17-19. A number of CMO’s will speak including the […]


Our Plans & Goals for the Beet Retreat Santa Monica

Editor’s Note:  Here is a video overview and text summary of programming and objectives for the Beet Retreat Santa Monica, by Jon Watts, Editorial Director of Beet.TV Events and programmer of this Beet Retreat: This year’s Beet Retreat in Santa Monica promises to be a special event for the industry, a chance to come together […]


Disaster Strikes Puerto Rico and The Boys & Girls Clubs Steps In with Community Action

SAN JUAN – While only a category 1 hurricane, the slow-moving Fiona dumped excessive amounts of rain on the island, creating widespread destruction and power and water outages for most of the residents. As things slowly come back, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico are providing essential services, notably hot meals distributed at […]


Our Incredible Week at Cannes: Now the Massive Video Output

Our villa became an extraordinary gathering place for 350 attendees over five days, with meaningful conversations with 60 speakers led by our accomplished moderators. More than an ephemeral event, our Cannes activation was a “made for TV” project with panels of experts and on-site interviews produced for publication as videos. We have begun to publish […]


Defining Purpose: Voices from Cannes Lions in 2022

CANNES — In an industry that moves as fast (and relentlessly) as advertising does, it can be hard to take a step back and ponder some of life’s deeper, more meaningful questions. But that’s exactly what speakers and attendees did during the She Runs It luncheon at the Beet Villa on Wednesday. Amidst the hustle […]


Beet.TV to Debut Global, One-to-One `Connection´ Platform at Cannes Lions

Having built an influential network in the past 15 years through YouTube, social media and a growing e-mail database of industry leaders, Beet.TV will launch a service to establish enduring one-to-one relationships through intelligent matching and streamlined introductions. The offering, called BeetConnect, is free. It will be available to our email subscribers, our followers on […]


Advanced TV Is Finally Here: A Moment in Time, in Focus, at the Beet Retreat in San Juan

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – What a wonderful three days of conversations, reconnections, new connections and so much rich content creation. What a terrific group. My big takeaway from the Retreat is that after so much anticipation about the future of TV, we are there. The advanced TV industry is real and it is profoundly […]


Gender Equality in Ad-Tech Improving, but Women Face Many Challenges, Mediaocean’s Stephanie Dorman

This is Women’s History Month and we wanted to take stock of gender equality and report on what’s happening in our industry. We turned to Stephanie Dorman, chief customer officer at Mediaocean.  Stephanie is a veteran of the ad-tech industry and has been watching the changes for women throughout her career. Formerly as chief people […]


Closing a Four-Year Learning Gap for the Children of Puerto Rico, the Ambition of the Boys & Girls Club’s Olga Ramos

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –  The children of Puerto Rico, many of whom had been historically disadvantaged in educational resources, unfortunately have fallen four years behind grade level because of several calamities in the past few years. Hurricane Maria, the coronavirus pandemic and devastating earthquakes that caused school closures have taken a toll on the […]


Essential Voices On What’s Next: PHD’s Catherine Sullivan, P&G’s Eric Austin and Meta’s Jason Daily

In this week’s BeetCast podcast, we are publishing the sound tracks some of the most compelling conversations in recent days.  During CES week, we spoke with many leaders in our industry.  Here are three which we find particularly compelling. *Catherine Sullivan is CEO of PHD US, a unit of Omnicom Media Group. She speaks to […]


Channeling Frederick Douglass: He Would Want Us All to Vote, Maria Weaver

Being the great, great granddaughter of  Frederick Douglass, the nineteenth century social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer and statesman. has been a vibrant part of Maria Weaver’s family legacy for many generations. If she could “channel” her famous ancestor during this time of social upheaval, he would tell everyone to vote, says Weaver, CMO of Comcast […]

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