AdweekMedia Connect Debuts

NEW YORK AdweekMedia has launched the new social networking site AdweekMedia Connect. The community site, which went live last week, is a place where media, marketing and agency professionals can come to share best practices, discuss news items and connect with others in the industry.

AdweekMediaConnect.com will complement the news coverage provided by Adweek, Brandweek, Mediaweek, The Hollywood Reporter and Editor & Publisher. Features include widgets like Barbara Lippert’s Critiques and podcasts from E&P and Mediaweek’s “Programming Insider” as well as news feeds from AWM properties. AWMConnect, which is free to join, replaces At the Roundtable and attheroundtable.com.

“In today’s media marketplace, social networking has become indispensable for every industry professional,” said Sabrina Crow, svp, Nielsen Business Media’s marketing, media and visual arts group, which includes AWMConnect. “AdweekMedia understands that social and business synergy is imperative in today’s economy, and that insiders need to maximize their relationships not only in the office but also through online social networks like AWMConnect.”

For its relaunch, Mediaweek’s Marc Berman (“Mr. TV”) held an exclusive live chat. Other chats with experts, authors and power players in their respective fields are on the way.