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Vox Media’s 2020 CES round-up

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) took place in Las Vegas this week, and Vox Media showed up in full force.

Some highlights from the week:

  • Chief Revenue Officer, Ryan Pauley’s video interview with Adweek
  • Quibi announced Polygon’s upcoming daily culture and gaming news show “Speedrun”
  • CEO, Jim Bankoff joined MediaLink’s keynote on brand purpose
  • President, Pam Wasserstein joined Variety’s Entertainment Summit to discuss content creation in today’s digital world

We kicked off with a live recording of the Vergecast podcast sponsored by Samsung, previewing CES and expected trends. In front of a live audience at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, Editor-in-Chief, Nilay Patel, Executive Editor, Dieter Bohn and senior reporter, Ashley Carman of The Verge discussed everything from Samsung’s rotating TV to AI-powered refrigerators to Segway’s egg chair. Listen here.

Make sure to also check out coverage from The Verge discussing the biggest trends and news coming out of CES, including a notable focus on the streaming wars, with press conferences from NBCUniversal and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s short-form video service, Quibi.

Make sure to also check out coverage from The Verge discussing the biggest trends and news coming out of CES, including a notable focus on the streaming wars, with press conferences from NBCUniversal and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s short-form video service, Quibi.

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Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff joined MediaLink’s keynote on Tuesday to discuss the importance of brand purpose, while reinforcing Vox Media’s commitment to driving impact in the world from Vox Creative’s partnerships with organizations like the United Nations, to building technologies that power the media and marketing industry with Chorus, Concert and the newly announced Forte.

See the conversation here including a discussion with Marc Benioff, Chairman and co-CEO, Salesforce and Alan Jope, CEO, Unilever before Bankoff joined the stage with Suzy Deering, Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Global Brand, eBay Americas, Julie Loeger, EVP, President of U.S. Cards, Discover Financial Services; Tim Mapes Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing & Communications Officer Delta Air Lines; and Michael Roth, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Interpublic; and moderator, Michael Kassan, Chairman and CEO, MediaLink.

MediaLink keynote at CES

Tuesday evening, Helen Havlak, VP of The Verge participated in a panel at the Female Quotient Equality Lounge to discuss technology’s role in journalism. Amongst other journalists and editorial leaders, Havlak highlighted how 5G and social media are impacting how editorial teams find and tell their stories, and the decision to tell these across platforms. View the panel here.

Quibi’s Wednesday morning keynote was the one of the most anticipated events of the week, featuring an announcement of a slate of programming including Polygon’s upcoming daily culture and gaming news show “Speedrun.”

Ryan Pauley, Chief Revenue Officer caught up with Adweek in a video interview to discuss how Vox Media is prepared for CCPA with products like Forte – and a new offering to marketers post-merger with New York Media.

Wednesday afternoon, our SVP of Marketing, Jackie Cinguina stopped by the Female Quotient Equality Lounge to discuss women's’ perspective in creating content. You can view the panel here.

We wrapped Wednesday with a panel at Variety’s Entertainment Summit, with our President, Pam Wasserstein joining a panel to discuss content creation and storytelling in the digital age. As the only publisher on stage with Kendra Johnson, Head of Content Development, Twitch; Steve Mayer, Chief Content Officer and EVP, National Hockey League; Gil Goldschein, Chairman and CEO, Bunim Murray Productions, Pam highlighted our unique ability as a publisher to work with partners such as Hulu, Netflix, Quibi to develop original content.