Attention Capital CEO Joe Marchese and Vox Media President Pam Wasserstein Join #SMWNYC Lineup



Marchese and Wasserstein will take the stage this May to tackle a HUMAN.X subtheme: The Attention Revolution.


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A multiple-time founder, Joe Marchese joins the Social Media Week New York as our opening keynote speaker to help kick off the conference and lead the conversation around the HUMAN.X subtheme, The Attention Revolution. He’ll discuss the idea that human-first storytelling will be the largest investment opportunity in the next decade — the thesis grounding Attention Capital.

We’re also excited to share that Pam Wasserstein, President of Vox Media will also take the stage on the opening day of the conference to further unpack The Attention Revolution. Leveraging her expertise in the publishing space, she’ll explore why the future of sustainable business models hinges on authentic brand relationships.

About Joe Marchese

Joe Marchese is the CEO of Attention Capital, a holding company scaling the next generation of media and technology companies. A multiple-time founder, and sometimes media executive, Joe is also the co-founder and Chairman of Human Ventures, a venture capital fund and startup studio.

As the President of Advertising Revenue for Fox Networks Group, Joe oversaw advertising sales and innovation for FOX Broadcast, FX, National Geographic and FOX Sports, which included tentpole advertising events like the World Series and Super Bowl.

Prior to Fox, Joe served as CEO of true[X], the leader in engagement advertising technologies, which was acquired by Fox in 2015. A widely recognized leader in the media and technology industries, Joe was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Achievement in 2016.

About Pam Wasserstein

Pam Wasserstein is the President of Vox Media, the leading independent modern media company, where she oversees strategic initiatives, including e-commerce and consumer businesses, as well as the New York Magazine brands. Prior to the 2019 merger with Vox Media, she had been the CEO of New York Media (since May 2016), leading premium media brands New York Magazine, Vulture, The Cut, Intelligencer, Grub Street, and The Strategist.

During her time as CEO, New York received seven National Magazine Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, and was named Magazine of the Year by both Adweek and AdAge; Wasserstein received a 2018 Spirit of ABNY Award recognizing distinguished service to New York City, and was named to Crain’s New York’s 40 Under 40 class of 2017.

Pam has spoken at a number of notable industry events including SXSW, Advertising Week and Code Media, and on Time’s Up panels at the Tribeca Film Festival and Digitas NewFront.


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