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November 03, 2018
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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Moody Performance Hall
2520 Flora St
Dallas, TX 75201


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AWM-DFW, the Dallas Film Commission and SAG-AFTRA will host a Career Fair for college students and young professionals focusing on advertising, radio, TV, Film, PR, media and allied fields on Saturday, Nov.3rd from 9am-2p at Moody Performance Hall. We will have a host of interesting and informative speakers talking about life in the real world and how their industry is Shaping the Future, plus round table speakers where you can get up close and personal with media professionals talking about how to start a business, screenwriting, radio/voice-over acting, plus resume advice, professional photos and more. Check-in and continental breakfast start at 8:30am and the program starts promptly at 9am. Parking is free. Dress is business casual. Bring resumes with you.

MediaCon 2018 Speakers

    • Deb Ferguson/KXAS - emcee
    • Lindsay Weeks/Moroch - Media
    • John Beitter/Pyro/Richards Group – Branding/Product Placement
    • James Roman/KSCS-KLIF Radio & Scotty K/KLIF-FM 93.3
    • Chris Smith/Richards Group – Writing & Production
    • Limbert Fabian/Flight School Studio – VR/Film/TV
    • Cameron Gawley/Buzzshift - Digital
    • Social Influencer Panel: Lily Kramlich-Taylor/Dallasites101, Timothy Hoang/storiesbyTim, Kristan Braziel/Bring Mommy a Martini, Breshell/@breshell


Deborah  Ferguson - Deborah  Ferguson  co-anchors  NBC  5  Today  weekday  mornings  from  4:30  a.m.  to  7  a.m.    She  joined  the  station  in  1991  after  starting  her  journalism  career  as  a  reporter/anchor  for  WBAP  Radio  in  Fort  Worth.    She’s  earned  professional  recognition  throughout  her  career  including  a  regional  Edward  R.  Murrow  Award  and  a  Gracie  Award  for  Outstanding  Anchor  –  News  presented  by  American  Women  in  Radio  and  Television.

Lindsay Weeks - Integrated Marketing Director at Dallas based, full service agency Moroch where she leads the media team in strategy development and buying implementation. 2017 AWM Award of Excellence recipient for Agency Leadership in Digital Strategy, with more than 10 years within the industry, she is a true Media Sherlock – relentless in nature and instinctive in her approach of connecting brands and consumers today.

John Beitter -  John is founder and principal of PYRO, a strategic unit of The Richards Group founded in 1994. He has a 33-year track record building (and rebuilding) brands across a variety of industries. He developed Motel 6’s “smart choice” strategy that led to Tom Bodett (recognized as “one of the best campaigns of the 20th century” by Advertising Age). He helped launch the Hummer to the civilian market in the early 90s, generating a tenfold return on the marketing investment. He's also launched dozens of computer games for notable industry giants such as id Software, LucasArts, and Virgin Interactive. John has served as an advisor to the mayor’s office for Dallas’ “Get A Move On” fitness initiative. He served on the board of advisors for the AFI-Dallas International Film Festival, the diversity committee for the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, as an advisor for the City of Dallas Executive Marketing Task Force, and as assistant scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two sons and one daughter and live in Dallas, Texas.

James Roman - After  being  raised  overseas  in  Hong  Kong  and  receiving  a  collegiate  education  from  Ithaca  College  in  Upstate  New  York,  James  began  his  career  in  New  York  City  with  Interep  Radio. James  currently  manages  a  core  team  of  nine  professionals  as the General Sales Manager for KLIF-FM  HOT  93.3 and  New  Country  96.3  KSCS. He has  been  instrumental  in  developing  new  programs  for  each  station  that  bring  client  needs  and  station  listeners  closer  together,  as  well  as  finding  the  right  talent  and  strategies  to  be  successful  in  the  evolving  media  landscape.   

Christopher Smith - Christopher Smith is a writer and creative director at The Richards Group in Dallas, Texas. In his more than two decades in advertising, Chris has written for clients including Motel 6, Famous Footwear, The Home Depot, Zales, Amstel Light, H-E-B, Central Market, BMW, 7-Eleven, Red Lobster, LaQuinta, and dozens more. He has collected trophies from many of the ad industry’s most prestigious award shows, and has been featured in Communication Arts, Advertising Age, The Wall Street Journal, and more. In 2015 he was named to Adweek’s Creative 100: America's Most Inventive Talent in Marketing, Media and Tech.

A frequent advertising judge, lecturer, and educator, Chris also moonlights as an improv and standup comedian, emcee, and voice actor. He has co-authored three books of trivia and is a two-time Jeopardy! champion. He is an avid cook, voracious reader, enthusiastic but infrequent cyclist, and passionate collector (and imbiber) of single-malt scotch. A native of upstate New York and graduate of Penn State, he lives in Dallas with his wife Heather and their daughter and twin sons, all teenagers (hence the scotch).

Limbert Fabian - Limbert Fabian is an Emmy Award-winning director, Executive Creative Director and co-Founder of Flight School Studio. His directorial work always begins with the underlying message and a question: Why are we doing this? Alongside the team at FlightSchool, Limbert takes the answer to that question and crafts beautiful worlds and engaging characters that are true to the story. A recent directorial project, “The Boy Who Learned to Fly” was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program.  Along with Brandon Oldenburg, he manages the creative brain trust at Flight School.

The New York City native of Dominican descent is married and a proud father of three children, who serve as his most demanding audience and source of constant inspiration. Besides currently developing an original project that centers on a young Latino kid in NYC destined to be earth’s champion in a battle to save the universe, Limbert is wrapping a short brand film for the ride share company Lyft.

Scotty K - Scotty  K  was  born  for  the  spotlight,  getting  his  DzBig  Breakdz  as  one  of  twenty-five  male  finalists  on  the  first  season  of  FOX’s  hit  TV  Show,  So  You  Think  You  Can  Dance.  Named  as  one  of  the  best  live  entertainers  in  the  nation,  FOUR  times  by  DJ  Times  Magazine.  Listeners  who  follow  Scotty  have  seen  him  host  events  worldwide;  like  the  Ambassadors  Ball  for  NATO  in  Brussels,  Belgium  and  the  American  Track  League  LIVE  on  ESPN.      

Cameron Gawley - Cameron Gawley is CEO and  co-founder  of  BuzzShift,  a  digital  strategy  agency  for  mid-sized  and  large  brands.  He’s most comfortable when challenging the  status  quo.  A serial entrepreneur and  growth  hacker,  he  started  his  first  IT  service  company  at  age  18.  Cameron’s true north is growth, and  he  works  to  help  high-potential  tech  companies  and  mid-market  brands  with  their  go-to  market  and  growth  strategies. 

Kristan  Braziel - Kristan  Braziel  writes  with  the  same  honest  vulnerability  she  shares  on  her  blog,  Bring  Mommy  A  Martini,  where  she  shares  her  futile  attempts  at  normal  parenting,  relationships,  and  friendships.  Clumsy  and  disturbingly  "kitschy,"  Kristan  writes  with  an  edgy  humor  that'll  make  you  laugh,  but  you'll  feel  naughty  doing  so.

Lily  Kramlich-Taylor  - Created  in  2015  as  a  simple  Instagram  to  help  Dallas  transplants  find  out  where  to  eat,  shop  and  workout  Dallasites101  is  now  one  of  the  largest  lifestyle  Instagram  accounts  in  Dallas,  focusing  on  integrating  and  immersing  both  new  and  native  residents  into  Dallas  life!

Jewels Clark - Jewels Clark is the founder of How To Be Social a creative entrepreneurial community focused on inspiration, collaboration, and education. Over the last year her team has thrown four different events in the Dallas, TX community featuring local artists and speakers. The resulting numbers from digital marketing campaigns were over 200,000 impressions. She travels constantly for her speaking engagements on topics like "Why Being Social Doesn't Mean Having Friends" and "How to Live Long and Feel Fulfilled" and is currently writing  “Don’t Tell Us No” a book with tales from young people on how they defined and created success for themselves.  

Breshell Hurley - A DFW native, Breshell has used the powers of social media to conquer quite a few feats in life (and the list keeps on growing). Breshell started her blogging career while in College at the University of Oklahoma where she was studying to enter the medical field. However, her passion for marketing only grew stronger which is why she started dabbling with social media to see how this new age marketing tool actually worked. Upon graduating in 2016 with a degree in Health Care Administration, she was interviewed on a radio show about being one of the first bloggers in DFW. After the interview, Breshell mustered up enough courage to ask the radio station CEO about the opportunity to have her own show…and two weeks later she began her new career as the talk show host of ‘The Good News’. Breshell has used the power of social media to walk in NYFW, interview countless celebrities, travel the United States, and even find her husband.  You can find Breshell, her husband Connor, and their fur baby Sadie residing in Frisco, Tx where she has earned the title of ‘Frisco’s #1 Influencer’. Receiving over 1.6 Million impressions per month, Breshell and Connor love sharing local treasures.








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