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TMA Webinar Asks: Which Media Companies Have What It Takes to Survive?

Mar 05, 2010 (04:03 PM EST)
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CHICAGO, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Newspaper bankruptcies and closings, vanishing advertising revenues, free online content, and the 140-character tweet are shredding profits of traditional media. The next Turnaround Management Association webinar convenes media and legal experts and turnaround practitioners to talk about the media industry in a post-Web 2.0 world.

"Darwin on Media -- Not Everyone Can Survive," will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Eastern, Tuesday, March 9.

Moderator:

Kenneth R. Yager, principal, MorrisAnderson, Chicago. With nearly 20 years' executive experience in general management and capital raising, Yager has assumed P&L responsibility for cash-constrained companies in growth, leveraged buyout and turnaround situations and served as interim senior manager in various industries.

Panelists:

Barbara G. Cohen, president and founder, Kannon Consulting, Chicago. Cohen has championed the customer's viewpoint in marketing strategy and consulting for more than 30 years. She began her career in brand management at Procter & Gamble and later joined Booz Allen Hamilton.  She also was a senior partner at The Cambridge Group, where she built a marketing strategy practice.

Charles DelGrande, managing director, investment banking division, Presidio Merchant Partners, LLC, Chicago.  DelGrande joined the firm as head of its new real estate sector after serving as president and CEO of NMotion Advisors, a real estate M&A and strategic advisory firm.  He held executive positions at global technology firm Dimension Data and worked more than 15 years in venturing, investment, business development, marketing and technology at Chicago Tribune, Tribune Company and other media companies.

David Meier, managing director, The Gladstone Companies, Chicago.  Meier focuses on new business development in the media and communications industry, and he brings the experience of a financial executive who originated and underwrote senior loans in the media and telecommunications sectors. He was a vice president at both Wells Fargo Foothill and FINOVA Capital Corporation.

Nicholas M. Miller, partner, Neal Gerber Eisenberg LLP, Chicago. Miller has handled general insolvency matters and distressed asset sales, representing public and private debtors in complex restructurings.  His clients represent various industries, including financial services, retail, automotive, steel, manufacturing, media, broadband communications and electronic imaging technology.

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