National veteran campaign Got Your 6 held their second annual Storytellers event featuring comedian John Oliver (“Last Week Tonight,” “The Daily Show”) at HBO in NYC on November 6.John Oliver interviewing a veteran on stage during the second annual Got Your 6 Storytellers event at HBO in NYCCredit/Copyright: Alberto VasariGot Your 6 challenges you to share and watch a Storyteller’s talk with six friends. And then ask your friends to share the talks with six more people. Sharing these stories is a first step in starting a conversation and empowering veterans. Find out more here.Comedian John Oliver interviewing a veteran on stage during the second annual Got Your 6 Storytellers eventCredit/Copyright: Alberto VasariThe event was a huge success and shared stories from inspiring veterans who are using their experiences and military training to positively impact the world around them.Comedian John Oliver interviewing a veteran on stage during the second annual Got Your 6 Storytellers event at HBO in NYCCredit/Copyright: Alberto VasariYou can also watch the new Got Your 6 PSA featuring Michelle Obama and the Penguins of Madagascar below:Video: Operation Got Your 6 With The Penguins of Madagascar
Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp announced a key executive hire today. Jeff Bairstow, president of Digital First Media, will be on boarded as the company’s new EVP and CFO.Bairstow will replace outgoing EVP and CFO Howard Averill who is leaving his post for parent company Time Warner as CFO.Bairstow and Ripp have a history, previously working together at pharmaceutical company Dendrite International, Inc. For the last two years, Bairstow has been president of Digital First Media, orchestrating strategies for its core media brands to extend their reach across all platforms. Ripp is counting on this experience as an asset for Time Inc. as it circles its IPO. In March, Time Warner abruptly halted talks with Meredith about a joint venture and announced it would spin off Time Inc. as a separate publically traded company. Former CEO Laura Lang stepped down and Ripp was brought on board as CEO. “We are well positioned in every way: ad revenue, circulation, digital footprint, editorial excellence and cultural influence,” Ripp said in a memo to employees. “I return to Time Inc. knowing we have what we need to move the company forward.”Bairstow officially starts on September 3. Here is the full memo Ripp sent to Time Inc. employees: August 5, 2013 To: Time Inc. EmployeesFrom: Joe RippRe: Jeff Bairstow Named EVP and CFO of Time Inc. I am incredibly excited to be coming back to Time Inc., and I look forward to getting to know all of you in September. I am also delighted that in my first staff memo I can announce the hiring of a new key member of our management team: Jeff Bairstow, President of Digital First Media, will be joining us on September 3 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Jeff’s appointment comes as Howard Averill begins his new role at Time Warner. Jeff will assume all of Howard’s responsibilities and direct reports. I have a long relationship with Jeff and believe he is the ideal person to help guide us as we prepare to become a public company. His intimate knowledge of the digital transformation at play in the media business and his strong public-company financial expertise will be key assets as we shape our independent future. For the past two years, Jeff has been President of Digital First Media (DFM), a leader in news and information, which operates 21st Century Media properties (formerly Journal Register Company), Media News Group and Digital First Ventures. At DFM, Jeff was known as an executive with a deep understanding of the company’s core media brands, and he was one of the architects of its strategy to extend DFM’s reach across all platforms, ultimately growing digital revenues by more than 50 percent. I originally brought Jeff to the company as Chief Financial Officer for Journal Register in 2010. We first worked together at Dendrite International, Inc., when he was Chief Financial Officer of the publicly traded pharmaceutical services company. His impeccable judgment and ability to manage relationships with the company’s investors figured strongly in Dendrite’s robust performance for its shareholders. I have every confidence he will be as impressive an executive at Time Inc. I hope you will join me in giving Jeff a very warm welcome in September. I see great prospects ahead for us. We are well positioned in every way: ad revenue, circulation, digital footprint, editorial excellence and cultural influence. No other company has the kinds of brands we have. I return to Time Inc. knowing we have what we need to move the company forward. We will be setting our own course. It’s an exhilarating opportunity and one we will seize quickly. I’ll be counting on your continued dedication. Much more to come soon. Joe
Email News Armin Van Buuren Talks Armada NYC Label Expansion armin-van-buuren-expanding-his-label-nyc-we-feel-there-business-opportunity-here Armin Van Buuren On Expanding His Label To NYC: “We Feel There Is Business Opportunity Here” Twitter Before taking the stage at Ultra Miami in late March, the Dutch DJ spoke to the Recording Academy about why Armada Music, with offices in Amsterdam and London, made the move to the Big AppleJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Apr 11, 2019 – 5:18 pm GRAMMY-nominated DJ and producer Armin van Buuren is staying busy. Not only did he recently premiere a few songs at Ultra fest in Miami and bring his radio show, “A State Of Trance,” to more than 100 FM stations across the world every Thursday, he’s also expanded his Armada Music label to New York City.Before taking the stage at Ultra Miami in late March, the electronic music juggernaut spoke to the Recording Academy about why Armada Music, which he founded in 2003 with Maykel Piron and David Lewis and has offices in Amsterdam and London, made the move to the Big Apple. “We believe that there is a lot of potential growth for dance music in the U.S.,” he said. “Not to say that the American labels aren’t already great, but we really want to, especially for the American acts that we sign, we wanna give them the feeling that we have actual presence in the U.S. … we feel there is business opportunity here.”The van Buuren says the offices in NYC will also work in A&R. “It all happens in New York or L.A. nowadays; All the great writing teams are there, so we have to be present there,” he said. He did his own songwriting on a song he premiered at the fest called “Phone Down,” which he wrote with Fernando Garibay. The song about modern communication, he said, is relatable to many people.”Your phone has become your only connection to your lover and we all stare at our phone so much, your smartphone is the center of your life and we wanted to write a song about that.”The DJ, who was joined by David Lee Roth of Van Halen during his Ultra set, also announced that he will bring his A State of Trance festival to Oakland, Calif. on June 29 to 25,000 people. “It’s gonna be the biggest presence a State of Trance has ever had in North America,” he said. The Woman. Collective Wants Music Festivals To Be A Safe Space For “Every One”Read more Facebook
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in a drive detained four members of banned Islamist outfit Ansar Al Islam from Bhoruapara area in Puthia upazila of Rajshahi on Monday night, reports UNB.A team of RAB conducted a drive in the area around 11:30pm and detained four of them, said Lt Col Mahabub Alam, commander of RAB-5.The details about the detainees will be briefed at a press briefing, he added.