TEAM

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Mel
Adler

President

madler@AWEinc.tv
Mel is an accomplished media sales and entertainment executive with over twenty five years experience in cross-platform program development. During the course of his career, Mel developed and activated marketing programs for many fortune 500 brands including Microsoft, Mercedes, L’Oreal, Hennessy, Citi, and Kraft while at companies like CBS Interactive Music, Clear Channel Interactive, National Lampoon, Tribune and Z100 Radio. An early adopter of multi-media and branded integration, Mel has also executive produced video programs across terrestrial, wired and mobile platforms including South Side Johnny (PPV Special), ‘Cool Notes’ Jazz, Segway Top 10 Countdown, and iHeart Radio’s Jingle Ball.

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Joseph
Anastasi

Partnership Activation

janastasi@AWEinc.tv
Joseph is 30 year radio broadcast sales and marketing leader having worked at legendary stations including; K-Rock with Howard Stern, 102.7 WNEW-FM and the world famous, Z100 radio in New York City managing sponsorship activation for the Jingle Ball Concert franchise at Madison Square Garden.
He later went on to support the launch of dMarc, the first of its kind audio ad-serving platform which was later acquired by Google Audio for over $100M.
Joseph is passionate about live music events and creating incredible experiential opportunities for sponsors, venues and promoters,

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Adam
Schorr

Partnership Activation

aschorr@AWEinc.tv
Adam is an accomplished sales and marketing executive with over 20 years of proven experience driving top-line revenue for companies including CBS Television / CBS 360, Nexstar Media Group, iHeart Media, Katz Radio, Sony, and Pointcast Digital.
His expertise lies in identifying, designing and implementing scalable marketing solutions using multiple targeted media tactics.
Adam values growing, and managing relationships with C-level executives as well as key decision makers at enterprise brands, their advertising agencies,
media buying companies, and multiple Fortune 500 corporations.

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Ted
Utz

Programming

tutz@AWEinc.tv
Ted is an accomplished entertainment executive with experience in start-ups, major-market station management, artist development and management, business and programming development. Having direct experience in the Traditional, Digital, On-site, Social, Mobile and ‘Cross-Platform‘ media business, he has created innovative solutions for competitive and technical challenges facing customers and strategic partners. Specializing in revenue development through building and maintaining excellent relationships with clients, vendors, and staff, while ensuring seamless communication between internal and external groups and all essential vehicles of content distribution.

 
 
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Gene
Sicard

Executive Producer, MusicWeekend

gsicard@AWEinc.tv
Gene’s experience brings an eclectic musical and production background to MusicWeekend. He trained as a classical musician and singer at the Manhattan School of Music, sang baritone with the New York City Opera, and later became a producer, composer and arranger for Atlantic Records.
Beginning in 1985, Gene has owned and operated several production houses catering to major advertising and corporate clients. His musical training and experience has provided him with a finely tuned ear and great directorial expertise, which is reflected in his craftsmanship. Gene has a recognized style featuring strong creativity, high energy, and an emphasis on intricate production techniques.


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Jennifer
Phelps

Affiliate Relations/Operations

jphelps@AWEinc.tv
Jennifer is a persuasive and passionate executive with an extensive career in Music, Film, Television and Advertising. She has worked with many award winning icons in the entertainment world in developing strategies, executing plans and analyzing results. Skilled in contract negotiation, strategic brand building, budgeting and strengthening relationships with power brokers, artists and management, she is also adept at Project Management and identifying strategic partnerships.

Nancy
Paladino

Creative Director

npaladino@AWEinc.tv
A graduate of The Parson’s School of Design, Nancy began her career as the original art director at the first music video channel, MTV. She later pioneered a successful digital graphic division of a prominent New York post production facility. In 1992, Nancy founded Artichoke, a New York design and animation studio. Today, Artichoke’s scope of work ranges from the early years of cable broadcast branding to current marquee corporate promotions with a simple philosophy, design with reason and deliver on message.