Executive Director, Clio Music & Clio Cannabis
Michael Kauffman is the Executive Director of the Clio Music and Clio Cannabis programs at The Clio Awards, the premier awards competition for the creative business. Clio Music honors creativity in advertising and marketing for artist promotion and brand collaborations, as well as the use of music in ads, trailers, and film and video. Clio Cannabis celebrates the creative work and creators at the forefront of cannabis marketing and communications.
Prior to his current role, Kauffman held senior marketing and corporate communications roles at YouTube, Google and RightsFlow, a licensing and rights-management start-up acquired by Google. He also held 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.
GMS 2022: The Big Sweep: Some of the Best of 2022 in Advertising So Far
10/13/22, 6:30 PM
Hear from music supervisors at the helm of some of the most exciting and innovative work released over the past year in advertising.
Creativity in Cannabis Presented by Clio Cannabis
10/15/21, 8:00 PM
Executives from Pax Labs, Charlotte's Web, and Superette share the stories behind Clio Cannabis Award Gold-winning entries. The panel will discuss tips on marketing, design, and storytelling in order to effectively connect and activate consumers and to differentiate a brand in this exciting and challenging business.
Branding Opportunities: The New Paradigm
10/13/20, 9:00 PM
Music is the most universal language in cultural marketing. But translating some of the nuances to marketing executives requires a mix of storytelling, data-driven insights and street savvy to create true harmony for a partnership that can really sing. We’ll learn the tips and tricks for how each side of the table -- from artists and events to blue-chip brands and agencies -- is adapting to the new marketplace norms to create breakthrough music-brand programs.