MMA Meeting Recap: Brian Norris Shares Career Advice with MMA Students

By Rachel Schlow A frequent speaker to the Media Management Association (MMA), Brian Norris kindly stopped by the School of Communication during his short stay in Miami to share his career experiences in advertising and sales over the last 20 years. Norris is currently senior vice president, SMB Growth Division, Advertising & Partnerships at NBCUniversal, as well as adjunct professor at Fordham University Gabelli School of Business. He previously led the first direct-to-consumer team within the Advertising & Partnerships division at NBCU, with a focus on creating an environment for [...]

2023-05-08T17:39:19-04:00May 8, 2023|Media Management|

The Importance of Connecting to the Audience in Advertising

By Leen Shlomo In March 2023, the Media Management Association (MMA) invited Lucia Sotres to discuss the evolution of media and advertising in the last 10 years. Originally from Mexico City and speaking four languages (English, Spanish, French, and German), Sotres is currently Condé Nast's luxury account director for Mexico and Latin America. Condé Nast, owned by Advance Publications, has been a leading media company for more than 100 years, publishing such magazines as Vogue, GQ, Glamour, and Vanity Fair, and reaching over 270 million consumers in 32 markets. Before [...]

2023-05-02T11:34:34-04:00May 2, 2023|Media Management|

Media Management Association Meeting: Lucia Sotres, Senior Client Partner at Condé Nast

Lucia Sotres, senior client partner at Condé Nast, will discuss how Condé Nast, a leading print media company, is adapting to the ever-changing media environment. Join us in Shoma Hall, CIB 3053, for this engaging conversation.

2023-02-22T12:48:56-05:00February 22, 2023|, |

MMA Meeting: The Evolution of Social Media Marketing

By Rachel Schlow For its first in-person meeting in three years, the Media Management Association (MMA) welcomed Anthony Santana, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Hardcore Advertising, to discuss the evolution of social media marketing in the United States. Hardcore Advertising is a local full-service advertising agency that offers numerous services ranging from social media strategy to website creation. Born and raised in Miami, Santana has more than 15 years of experience in both media and marketing industries. He earned his M.B.A. degree in International Business from Florida International University. [...]

2023-02-08T11:24:18-05:00February 8, 2023|Media Management|

Career Advice to Graduates: ‘Never Give Up!’

By Andrea Tarrab With 25 years of TV sales experience, Heather Aucoin was the perfect speaker for the Media Management Association to invite to provide career advice to students and identify current trends in the television business. Aucoin has worked for NBCUniversal since 2005, including as an account executive, a Southeast sales leader, and a national sales manager. She has collaborated with a wide range of advertisers, from Fortune 500 companies to local businesses, and managed accounts for big sports events, such as the Olympics, the Super Bowl, and the [...]

2022-11-21T13:11:42-05:00November 21, 2022|Media Management|

MMA Meeting: “The Sports Industry is the Intersection Between Law and Business”

By Andrea Tarrab In Oct. 2022, Ivan Parron joined the members of the Media Management Association on Zoom to discuss current issues in sports media law. Born in Miami and raised in a family of Cuban immigrants, he shared with members anecdotes about growing up in his household, his upbringing, and what led him to cultivate a great work ethic. Parron acknowledged that he was already interested in television technology at an early age. As part of his 25-year professional career, Parron worked in TV sales for Paxson Broadcasting, founded [...]

2022-11-01T13:17:49-04:00November 1, 2022|Media Management|

MMA Meeting: “Careers are not linear”

By Lee Shlomo Allison Blumenfeld, an alumna of the University of Miami and the first president of the Media Management Association (MMA), recently spoke to members of the MMA about her professional growth and transition since graduation, including her current position at Meta. In fact, learning and growth was a significant theme behind this meeting. Blumenfeld graduated from the University in 2014 with a B.S. in Media Management and History. During her time at the University, she first interned in a marketing role at TuneUp Media, a digital music company. [...]

2022-10-18T10:39:25-04:00October 18, 2022|Media Management|

Virtual Media Management Association Meeting

For the first virtual Media Management Association (MMA) meeting of the new academic year, on Monday, September 12, 6 - 7 p.m., we are delighted to welcome back UM Media Management alumna and first MMA President Allison Blumenfeld. Allison is a Client Solutions Manager for Meta and will share her professional insights and experiences since she graduated from UM in 2014.

2022-09-06T12:11:48-04:00September 6, 2022||