Mark Gray is chief executive officer of Katz Media Group and co-chair of Forecast 2018. Katz is the leading national expert in audio and television advertising solutions. Gray has been a leader in the media industry for more than 25 years, building a first-class media sales organization that delivers results for its broadcast partners and the nation’s top brands. As CEO, Gray oversees both Katz’s radio and television companies. His primary focus is to lead Katz’s team of industry experts to deliver innovative ideas for advertisers and agencies, driving revenue for Katz’s partners, as well as developing Katz’s technology and digital offerings, including bringing Katz to the forefront of the programmatic buying arena. His tenure with Katz has included various management roles, including president of the Katz Radio division before being promoted to president of Katz Radio Group in 2006.
Chris Weil is chairman/CEO of Momentum Worldwide and co-chair of Forecast 2018. In his 18 years with Momentum, Weil has led the company to become the world’s first, most-awarded, and largest brand experience agency in the advertising and marketing business. Momentum’s success has been built around one simple yet revolutionary belief: It’s not what brands say, it’s what they do that matters. From 2001-2003, Weil moved to London to serve as regional director for Momentum Europe/Middle East and Africa, leading the European network. Previously, he was president of Momentum New York, where he also led the global American Express account team. Under Weil’s leadership, Momentum has won multiple Agency of the Year honors concurrently across 10 countries and has achieved double-digit growth year-over-year. In 2007 he coined the term “Phygital” — describing in a single word the inseparable physical and digital worlds where all brand experiences lie.