Facetime: Adweek’s Young Influentials and TV Premieres

Adweek’s annual Young Influentials party sponsored by Popsugar in New York honored a fresh batch of under-40 talent from companies like ABC, IBM and Annalect. Elsewhere, Hulu and HBO celebrated premieres, while Conde Nast celebrated its latest office opening in Austin, Tex. 

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Young Influentials

At the PopSugar-sponsored Adweek Young Influentials celebration in New York, honorees included (l. to r.) Annalect’s Erin Matts, ABC’s Pooja Midha, RYOT’s Molly DeWolf Swenson, Imgur’s Laurel Hodge, IBM’s Sara Sindelar, MikMak’s Rachel Tipograph and Underground’s Misha Green. 

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Condé Nast

(L. to r.) Condé Nast evp and chief digital officer Fred Santarpia, Austin (Texas) Chamber of Commerce global tech and innovation svp Michele Skelding and Condé Nast president and CEO Bob Sauerberg celebrate the opening of the publisher’s new Austin office. 

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HBO

(L. to r.) Paul Simms, executive producer and showrunner of HBO’s new original series Divorce, with HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler, the show’s star Sarah Jessica Parker and executive producer Alison Benson at the premiere in New York. 

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Young Influentials

Adweek editorial director James Cooper (l.) and PopSugar CRO Geoff Schiller at the Young Influentials party. 

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Hulu

Hulu head of partnerships and distribution svp Tim Connolly and marketing svp Jenny Wall attend the premiere of the network’s new original series Freakish in Los Angeles. 

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Kitten Bowl

(L. to r.) Crown Media Family Networks president and CEO Bill Abbott, TV personality and animal rights advocate Beth Stern, sports commentator Boomer Esiason and Crown Media programming and development svp Randy Pope at the taping of Kitten Bowl IV in New York.

This story first appeared in the October 10, 2016 issue of Adweek magazine.
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