I’m a professional writer who’s crafted a variety of internal and external communications, including press releases, blog posts, letters, and bios for top-level executives, as well as worked closely with HR and IT departments on company-wide messaging.
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Thank you Danielle.
I am excited to be here tonight as a recipient of one of this year’s Reisenbach Distinguished Citizenship Awards. And I am honored and extremely humbled to be accepting this award along with such amazing people like Scott, Shelley Zalis and, of course, Bill Bratton.
Honestly, I think I’m like Johnny Bravo – they were looking for a fifth person here and I happen to fit the suit.
I want to thank the John A. Reisenbach Foundation for this honor.
I also want to thank my colleagues. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some of the most incredible people in this amazing industry at Ziff Davis, Rolling Stone, Google, AOL and, of course, iHeartMedia.
This industry – and its people – are wonderful. You need to look no further than an organization like JAR for proof. Just the fact that they banded together and created this foundation out of such tragic circumstances says so much about the people who work in advertising and media in the great city of New York.
I’d like to share a quick story with you about someone who I feel is one of the greatest philosophers of our time – my grandfather, William Vagnoni.
Now, I’ve lived in the New York area on and off for over 25 years, but I grew up in a small town called Weirton, West Virginia. Not much going on in Weirton except a steel mill. Now, my grandfather never went to college. He graduated high school and spent his entire life working in the blast furnaces at Weirton Steel.
Growing up, I loved waiting for him to come home so we could hang out. And I’d ask him, “Nono, how was your day?”
And every day he always had the same answer. He would tell me – “Timmy, today I did my best…tomorrow I’ll do better.”
It’s how he lived his life and it’s how I’ve tried to live mine.
And I see this same philosophy at JAR. They have worked “for a better and safer New York” every day for the past 26 years. If you do that math, that’s over 9,000 days and counting. Over 9,000 times members of this amazing organization went home and said to themselves – Today we did our best for New York. Tomorrow we’ll do better.
And they’ve done just that through an array of programs focusing on youth and education; neighborhoods; and criminal justice.
One great example is their Forever Fathers program. A partnership with The Doe Fund that provides local men with a strong support system and parenting classes on communication, discipline and father’s rights. It’s an incredible project.
I’m honored to be a part of this organization. I am honored to be a part of the incredible industry that has afforded me and my family so much opportunity. I want to thank our industry for constantly pulling together and giving back to support organizations like JAR. And I want to thank the Reisenbach Foundation for everything they do – every day – for New York.
I know my Nono would be proud.
Radha Subramanyam is President of Insights, Research and Data Analytics for iHeartMedia, which has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Having spent the last decade as a top market research and consumer insights expert, she is one of a select group of media and entertainment executives with extensive experience in all areas of the industry – television, digital, radio and social media.
Subramanyam plays a vital role in iHeartMedia’s vast array of operations, which encompasses radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, and independent media representation. Her responsibilities include developing and managing an expansive range of data and research efforts involving digital analytics, ratings and measurement, ad sales research, mobile measurement, programming analysis, music research, campaign measurement/attribution and marketing research.
Subramanyam‘s tenure at iHeartMedia began in 2012, when she was named to the newly created position of Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Research. She previously served in senior executive roles at Yahoo! and MTV Networks and was one of the founding leaders of a new analytics and consulting practice at Nielsen that advises media and advertising clients on shifts in media consumption. At Nielsen, she also headed the social media practice and served on the leadership team of NMIncite, the Nielsen-McKinsey joint venture.
In 2013 and 2014, Radio Ink named Subramanyam as one of the Most Influential Women in Radio and featured her on the cover of their 2013 November issue. In 2011, she was honored as one of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in the Tri-State area by the National Diversity Council. Subramanyam is also the recipient of the Women with Solutions award, from the Alliance for Women in Media, for her leadership in increasing awareness and access to science, technology, engineering and math to young women.
Subramanyam began her media career at NBCUniversal after having previously taught media and entertainment courses at Vassar College and New York University. She currently lives in New York City with her husband, children and cats and holds a Ph.D. in Radio, Television and Film from Northwestern University.
Radha Subramanyam is President of Insights, Research and Data Analytics for iHeartMedia, where she develops and manages an expansive range of data and research efforts involving digital analytics, ratings and measurement, ad sales research, mobile measurement, programming analysis, music research, campaign measurement/attribution and marketing research. She is one of a select group of media and entertainment executives with extensive experience in all areas of the industry – television, digital, radio and social media. Prior to joining iHeartMedia, Subramanyam held senior executive roles at Yahoo! and MTV Networks and was one of the founding leaders of a new analytics and consulting practice at Nielsen that advises media and advertising clients on shifts in media consumption. She began her media career at NBCUniversal after having previously taught media and entertainment courses at Vassar College and New York University. Subramanyam has been widely recognized by the industry and her peers through several awards, including being named one of the Most Influential Women in Radio by Radio Ink in 2013 and 2014.
Long Company Note
We are pleased to let you know that we’re expanding our iHeartRadio digital efforts, launching a second digital headquarters in Nashville early next year. This new Nashville location will allow us to build even further on iHeartRadio’s unprecedented growth and ensure that we continue to deliver innovative digital products to our millions of users. More details about the new office, which will be located in the heart of Nashville, will be announced soon.
As many of you know, we launched our iHeartRadio digital service in 2011 and over the past eight years our product has exceeded even our own expectations – giving millions of users an all-in-one fully-integrated digital audio experience that encompasses the nation’s top live radio stations, hundreds of thousands of podcasts, user-created custom stations and on demand – becoming one of the most recognized names in digital streaming, with 135 million registered users listening across 250 platforms and 2,000 devices.
This tremendous growth wouldn’t have happened without the hard work of our digital team in New York City, whose talent, dedication and creativity has reinforced iHeartRadio’s position as the leading audio platform in America. Because our digital efforts continue to grow, we also knew that our team would need to expand as well, and we focused our efforts on finding a second headquarters that would match the energy, innovation and talent found at our Tribeca office.
We believe that Nashville is that perfect second home; it has a massive and growing technology ecosystem, an established connection to the music industry and an array of local colleges and universities training the next generation of highly-skilled digital talent. Our new Nashville office will be a great complement to our existing team based in NYC, and we plan to start hiring immediately.
As we build out our Nashville team, we will, of course, remain committed to growing our New York, San Antonio and Silicon Valley teams and ensuring they have everything they need to continue to deliver the best experience for our listeners. Darren Davis will continue to oversee all our digital efforts and the teams that comprise iHeartRadio Digital will continue to be managed the same as they are today – we’ll just have more people in more offices.
Opening our second iHeartRadio Digital headquarters is an important step as we continue to grow iHeart’s leadership in digital.
Nashville here we come!
Bob, Rich and Darren
Short Company Note
Last month we took over Las Vegas for the eighth straight year – bringing the biggest names across all music genres together on one stage for two incredible nights. Our 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival created music history, with both NBC’s “Today” show and “E! News” calling it “the place to be” and E! also noting that our Festival was “more star-studded than ever before.”
The CW network captured every can’t-miss moment, superstar collaboration and surprise celebrity guest for a two-night television special that will air on Sunday and Monday from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT. It promises to be an amazing night of television. So tune in to catch the legendary performances that have made the iHeartRadio Music Festival the biggest weekend in music. And don’t forget to use #iHeartOnCW when posting throughout Sunday and Monday’s special broadcasts.
Tom and John
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