BuzzFeed’s chief revenue officer Andy Wiedlin to open inaugural publishing conference

Andy-Wiedlin buzzfeedBuzzFeed’s global chief revenue officer Andy Wiedlin will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural conference exploring the future of print and digital publishing staged by Mumbrella in a joint initiative with Publishers Australia.

Called Publish, the two-day event on 19-20 November will examine the major challenges and opportunities for the publishing industry across magazines, newspapers and online.

Wiedlin, who joined BuzzFeed in 2011 and is responsible for leading its revenue growth strategy both in the US and globally, will headline the Publish conference. He has built the social content site from zero revenue to profitability with more than 500 employees worldwide.
Before joining BuzzFeed, Wiedlin was the senior vice president of sales at Huffington Post where he pioneered the idea of social news, built a successful sales team, developed a market strategy, and defined social marketing products. He started in the social space

in 2008 at MySpace as vice president of sales and from 2003 to 2008 worked at Yahoo as vice president of the northwest region.

Other sessions will cover the latest developments in digital publishing, sales, subscriptions, programmatic, paywalls, auditing and measurement and how publishers can develop new revenue streams.

Suggestions on topics, potential speakers and panel sessions are now being accepted. If you would like to curate a session or submit an idea for potential speakers please send them to event curator Tim Addington

Publish will kick off with a networking afternoon on 19 November followed by a full day conference at Doltone House Hyde Park Sydney. The Excellence Awards which recognise the best in print and digital publishing will be held on the evening of 20 November at Doltone House Darling Island Wharf. Entries for the awards, in their 18th year, close on 10 October. Click here for details on how to enter.


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