MediaVest USA’s Brian Terkelsen to keynote at Branded Entertainment Forum

Credited by Adweek with revolutionizing the business of TV over the last two decades, Terkelsen (left) will appear at realscreen's branded content event in New York City this October, in a keynote interview with media guru Shelly Palmer (right).
July 27, 2012

Brian Terkelsen, CEO of MediaVest USA and the man credited by Adweek with revolutionizing the business of television over the last two decades, will appear at realscreen’s Branded Entertainment Forum in New York City on October 23, in a keynote interview with media guru Shelly Palmer.

Terkelsen first made a splash in the entertainment marketing industry 20 years ago, when he and reality kingpin Mark Burnett co-founded Eco-Challenge Lifestyles, Inc. and he set about finding sponsors to¬†offset production costs on the then rookie producer’s Eco-Challenge.

He went to MediaVest in 2003 to head up branded entertainment, and under his leadership in 2010 the group was rebranded to LiquidThread with responsibility for content creation. High profile deals he’s overseen have included teaming up America’s Next Top Model with Cover Girl, high profile brand integrations for Microsoft’s Bing, Coca-Cola’s Polar Bowl second screen experience and the Cannes Gold Lion-winning deal for Kraft Wheat Thins on The Colbert Report.

In a candid conversation with media guru Shelly Palmer (host of Shelly Palmer’s Digital Living), Terkelsen talks about the evolution of branded entertainment and where it’s headed, the role of compelling content, and his vision of data-driven experiences and connection opportunities for brands and consumers.

Realscreen‘s Branded Entertainment Forum is a one-day, high-level program designed to deliver leading-edge strategies and best practices for the development and production of unscripted/factual brand funded entertainment. Now in its third year, the goals of the Forum are to facilitate connections and establish business relationships between brands, producers and broadcast and cable networks; and to provide valuable intelligence regarding the increasingly important intersection of Madison Avenue and Hollywood.

For more information on the event, click here.


About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.