for Your Broadcast or Online Property Radio Ink magazine's annual digital conference in Silicon Valley
All media continues to evolve and converge ever more deeply. Convergence is like a think tank in action, providing fresh insights to trends and translating those trends into revenues. Each year, Convergence brings together the top minds in the digital world to provide insights to the radio, television, online radio, and audio industries about emerging trends, new business models, and forms of digital income.
Broadcasters and online broadcasters think digital but often cannot resolve a reasonable business model. Convergence has identified new areas of important focus for this year so you can walk away with a plan that will result in digital revenues. We have enlisted people who will show you how they are making money, and how it can translate to you. Convergence taps digital media "outsiders" as speakers and panelists, along with a select few from within the industry, to give broadcasters an accurate reflection of what requires their focus now. Convergence is not about the future, it's about relevant actions you can implement today to increase audience and revenue beyond your website (which should not be considered a digital strategy).
Join us for Convergence 2014 and expect to have your mind challenged, your brain stretched, and your reality altered. You'll leave with deep competitive advantages. Convergence attendees are always about two years ahead of their non-attending competitors.
New Format, New Intimate Setting
We've reinvented Convergence to make it more interactive and more useful for you by giving you better access to speakers and the ability to interact more in sessions. You'll love our new format and new setting!
Known as a rebel, a contrarian thinker, and a man who revolutionized Internet security, controversial figure John McAfee will open Radio Ink Convergence on June 4, making a rare personal appearance. McAfee, who no longer promotes the company and software that until a few months ago bore his name, is at the height of the controversy surrounding privacy issues and has strong opinions about security and what needs to be done to prevent spying -- opinions he believes have put his life at risk.
He also has strong opinions to share about the changing world of media and the need to evolve to a higher level of sophistication, and how radio can leverage its uniqueness in ways not previously considered. Read more.
There are huge opportunities in online broadcasting and podcasting, and there is money to be made. Adam Carolla left the world of morning radio to become a podcaster and has seen giant success, with audiences that exceed those of many radio networks.
Interviewed at Radio Ink's Convergence by Podcast One CEO Norm Pattiz, Carolla reveals what he has learned, mistakes not to be repeated, what ramps up audiences fast, why podcasting is and is not radio, and what needs to be done to succeed. He will reveal podcasting's advantages and disadvantages, why he believes terrestrial radio is missing the boat with its digital products -- and what radio can do to achieve huge success with digital. Read more.
You've been hearing it for a while now: The automobile dashboard will become ever more connected, and radio will need to adapt. Well, that future is NOW. Cars are rolling off assembly lines right now with Internet connectivity and streaming audio already on the dash, and AM/FM radio is just one of the options consumers have to get their entertainment and information on the road. The dashboard and connected car are changing consumer behaviors today. Learn what Apple, Google, and others have planned for the car, the ways technology impacts how users use their radio, and how your station must adapt in order to maintain your dominance -- and your revenue edge. At Convergence, coming up June 4-5 in California's Silicon Valley, hear from a panel of experts in radio, technology, and online audio on how the connected car will impact ad dollars and how we sell.
Your Chance to Win Insider Access to Google Campus
Twenty people will be chosen from those who register for Convergence for a private Google tour on the morning before the conference starts. This includes exclusive access to the Google store, which is for employees only. Register for the conference to be entered.