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Speaker profile: Digital maven Kesila Childers on exploring the new world of storytelling

By Shahnaz Mahmud on Oct 30, 2014

Kesila Childers has a sense of joy about her when she talks about her role at Bunim/Murray Productions. Childers, who is VP of Digital Media, seems to delight in the challenges she faces as a content creator/digital marketer in an ever-evolving landscape. Where does that joy derive from? It’s the passion for what she does mixed with where the industry is headed and the excitement of untapped potential that social media offers. Childers oversees digital extensions for on-air properties, original digital content and social media initiatives at BMP. The entertainment production company is, of course, responsible for forever changing the television landscape with such reality shows as MTV’s The Real World. Childers will be speaking at the opening keynote on Day 2 of ad:tech New York. The discu

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