Bill Amstutz: Publisher
Bill is responsible for the management and strategic direction of the AdMonsters brand. A 25-year veteran of media operations and brand management, Bill creates innovative approaches to content strategy, sales management and audience marketing. Prior to AdMonsters, he was VP and General Manager of the NewBay Music group where he oversaw a portfolio of magazine media brands aimed at musicians, primarily guitarists. He successfully led the integration of the Guitar Player and Guitar World brands post-acquisition, and steered them into a period of sustained digital growth. Before NewBay, Bill was SVP of Operations at CMP Media (aka United Business Media) where he led all mission-critical operations including Digital Ad Operations. Bill has a BS in Printing Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Masters of Arts in Business from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
Lynne d Johnson: Content Director
Prior to joining AdMonsters, Lynne was Director of Digital and Social Media at Waggener Edstrom, a Senior Social Media Strategist at R/GA, SVP, Social Media for the Advertising Research Foundation, Senior Editor & Community Director for FastCompany.com, and General Manager, New Media for VIBE, SPIN, and VIBE Vixen.
She’s also a sought after speaker and has presented keynotes and moderated panels around the world at conferences like PRSA Digital Impact, SXSW Interactive, AdTech, Web 2.0, WebVisions, Web Directions Sydney, Future of Web Apps, BlogHer Biz, Lesbians Who Tech, and more.
Follow Lynne on Twitter: @lynneluvah
Yakira Young: Associate Editor
Yakira Young is AdMonsters Associate Editor and creator of many AdMonsters community touchstones, such as the weekly newsletter, The Wrapper, and social media. She also creates much of the content on AdMonsters.com and helps to program our events with relevant content and speakers from within the community.
Prior to becoming Associate Editor at AdMonsters, she was the Communications Coordinator at The Paley Center for Media, Deputy Campaign Manager on the Tasha for Greenburgh Town Supervisor Campaign, Digital Project Coordinator at Emmis Communications, Marketing Assistant at Warner Music Group, and an Editorial Assistant at Paramount.
Andrea Larick: Content Program Director
She is a conference industry pro, having served as a Conference & Event Manager for Meeting Demands and Speaker Engagement Manager for Informa Connect.
Andrea is the caretaker of the AdMonsters House of Speakers, ensuring no Powerpoint is left behind.
Tameka Kee: Event Content Contributor & Host
Tameka is a regular contributor to AdMonsters events and co-hosts our live experience alongside Rob and Lynne.
A former journalist and analyst, she has a deep understanding of how advertising and technology converge to influence how people think, dream and spend. She’s leveraged that insight to help companies in the ad industry tell their stories across a variety of platforms. Over the past decade, Tameka has produced dozens of live experiences, from conferences and workshops for publicly-traded companies, to international trade shows with 10,000+ attendees.
Tameka brings energy and expertise to the AdMonsters stage.
Follow Tameka on Twitter: @geekychic