Director of Clio Music and Clio Cannabis, The Clio Awards
Michael Kauffman is the Director of the Clio Music and Clio Cannabis programs at The Clio Awards, the premier global awards competition for the creative business. Clio Music, now open for entries in its seventh year, honors creativity in advertising and marketing for artist promotion and brand collaborations, as well as the use of music in ads, trailers and video content. Clio Cannabis, launched in 2019, celebrates the creators at the forefront of cannabis marketing and communications. The 2020 Clio Cannabis Awards will be announced in December.
Prior to his current role, Kauffman held marketing and corporate communications roles at YouTube, Google, and RightsFlow, a licensing and rights-management start-up. He also held senior commerce roles with Universal Music Group’s Verve label and at BMG’s Windham Hill and currently serves on the advisory boards of Temple University's Klein College of Media and Communication and the university’s NYC alumni chapter.