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Surviving a Site Launch Successfully

Surviving a Site Launch Successfully: From Soup to Nuts
Sit down with some of the folks from the world of online media and find out the good, the bad and the ugly of surviving a website launch. This seminar will offer key survival practices, common trouble spots, staff management, as well as internal & external expectations and an open Q&A session with a panel that brings more than 30 years of combined online experience.
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2010
6:00-6:30 PM – Reception
6:30-7:30 PM – Panel
7:30-8:00 PM – Q&A
Alex Iglesias, Manager Websites, MSG Interactive
Alex brings more than a decade of journalism experience to the world of online media. After working as a writer/editor for North Jersey Newspapers and a traffic and news producer for the New York metro region, he joined AOL, serving as a local and national editor for AOL's CityGuide sites. His work led him to MSG Interactive where he has been responsible for the content management of more than ten entertainment sites for MSG properties and is also an online host for Alex is the recipient of two Emmy® Awards for his work in Advanced Media and a three-time Emmy® nominee.
Erin Franzman - Director of Programming, MSG Interactive
Erin brings almost 15 years of journalism experience to the world of online media. After working as a writer and editor at newspapers including New York Press, The Stranger and The New York Post, she joined AOL, serving as Managing Editor of more than 200 CityGuide sites. Her work led her to MSG Interactive where she has been responsible for the content direction of more than a dozen sports and entertainment sites for MSG properties. Erin is the recipient of an Emmy® Award for her work in Advanced Media and a two-time Emmy® nominee.
David Nugent - SVP, Business Development & Strategic Partnerships, Omnigon Communications, LLC
With over fifteen years in business development in the Internet technology space, Dave has cultivated a wealth of relationships and a strong theory for successful partnerships. The core of his work is in the sports, media and entertainment businesses and he has created and managed relationships with organizations like Madison Square Garden (Knicks, Rangers, Liberty), Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks, Fox Sports, IMG, HBO and many others.
John Ness - Executive Editor of Franchises and Editorial Operations, NBC Local Integrated Media
With more than a decade in the news business, John left the world of traditional media at Newsweek with a leap to online media at AOL. While at AOL he served as a desk editor for AOL CityGuide and Senior Editor for AOL FanHouse before moving to NBC. He's been responsible for overseeing the launch of the new and nine other city sites in Fall 2008 with redesigns in Summer 2009.
Please RSVP via email to reserve a seat. Use event title “Surviving a Site Launch” in subject line of email. 


Thu, July 15, 2010
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
(GMT-0400) US/Eastern


1375 Broadway, Suite 2103
New York, NY 10018