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A Recap of CARU's 2016 West Coast Conference

The preliminary feedback is in and CARU’s 2016 Annual Conference was a resounding success. Indeed, one comment was that the conference was taken to an entirely different level this year. It was held at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton in Marina Del Ray. It was very well attended with both CARU Supporters and others in the children’s advertising industry including: Cartoon Network, Disney, Dreamworks, General Mills, Google, MPAA, Nickelodeon and many more. The conference was officially titled, Reimagining Children’s Advertising: Getting it Right in an Evolving Landscape. All of the panels featured expert speakers and in-depth substantive content.
The conference got a rousing start from a fireside chat between Paul Berberian, CEO of Sphero (maker of BB-8 toy from Star Wars) and ASRC’s CEO, Lee Peeler. Paul described the process by which Sphero obtained the contract from Disney to create and market BB-8 and the various pitfalls they worked hard to avoid along the way. If you haven't read …