By Jacob Nelson As the first full-time employee hired by Indiegogo, Erica Labovitz has worn many hats while the company has grown into the crowd-funding giant it is now. “I was sort of a one man show in marketing for about a year and a half,” she said during a speaker series event last Thursday
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By Zach Hyman MSLCE students, alongside School of Communication undergraduates and MFA candidates, participated in the EPICS TV and Film Networking Roundtable Event on Monday, November 2nd. The event featured six film and television professionals who met with students in small groups during this speed networking event, providing advice and asserting questions. Their main lesson
By Jacob Nelson Before Indiegogo was one of the biggest names in crowdfunding, it was a small shop that had just raised the seed funding it needed to hire its first full-time employee. That employee was Erica Labovitz, who will be speaking at Northwestern on Thursday, Dec. 3. She currently works as Indiegogo’s Head of
By Amy A. Ross After a decade working as the Chicago Cubs television play-by-play announcer, Len Kasper has made himself an integral part of the local game-watching experience. “It was a circuitous route to get to where I am today, but I never wavered,” said Kasper, during a talk with students of Northwestern’s Master’s program
By Jacob Nelson When Mara Webster was a child, she made a seemingly innocuous decision that ended up marking the start of her professional career. The decision? What she wanted to do for her birthday. Webster, who works as the Panels & Programs Producer for Tribeca Film Festival, grew up in a small English village,
By Jacob Nelson Mara Webster will be speaking on Thursday, October 1 at Frances Searle Building, #1-421 as part of the MSLCE October Speaker Series. The event is free. RSVP here. When Mara Webster was growing up, she knew she loved film, but she didn’t know how she’d end up working in the film industry. In
By Amy A. Ross Before he had even graduated from college, Northwestern University alum, Zack Johnson, was already cracking the social-media code. Applying network science to the creative industries, Johnson was helping upcoming music pop and hip-hop artists like Mike Posner and Big Sean rapidly grow their fan bases. How?
By Amy A. Ross In some ways, Julian Posada’s approach to the media business resembles the old adage of not putting all your eggs in one basket. Rather than targeting the large mass audiences of the twentieth century, his philosophy captures the need to capitalize on the niches. “It all boils down to the secret
By Kathryn Lawson Writer Roger Wolfson recently had a bad day. A few weeks ago, while walking along the beach with his wife and three dogs, Easy, Peaceful, and Miracle, they were approached by a group of teens that tried to mug them, leaving him with a black eye.
By Jenna Myers “There needs to be a 30% minority representation for that minority to be heard,” says Meiko Takayama, and the percentage of corporate executives who are women is far lower than that — around 15%. Takayama is the founder and CEO of Advancing Women Executives (AWE), a business service for corporate executives with