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University of Bridgeport “Inside the Media” lecture series begins September 28 with an insiders’ look at the communications industry.

Leslie Geary
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Inside the Media, the University of Bridgeport lecture series on communications and the media, will launch its 2001-12 season on Wednesday, September 28 when David Salinas, CEO of Digital Surgeons, speaks about life in the trenches of a digital ad agency.

The event will takes place from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Wahlstrom Library, room 503, 126 Park Avenue. It is free and open to the public.

Additional Inside the Media lectures will run on October 26 and November 9.

Presented by the University mass communications department, Inside the Media lectures provide a behind-the-scenes look into the ever-complex, ever-changing media industry with veterans of the industry.

"You've got to hear it straight-up, from other voices, to really get a better picture. Students can ask themselves: Is this what I really want to do, or is there a different niche for me in the field?" said mass communications professor Susan Katz who conceived of the series.

About David Salinas: An alumnus of UB School of Business, Salinas ’02 joined Digital Surgeons in 2006 as CEO and subsequently transformed the New Haven, CT, agency from a digital-consultancy firm to one of the fastest-growing full-service digital agencies around today. His passions include working with start-ups to established brands looking to grow or reemerge in a digital ecosystem. His clients include Ovation Guitars, United Technologies Corporation, Sharp, Epic Games, United States Tennis Association, Edible Arrangements, Guess Watches, and Gretsch Drums, among others. A recognized expert in the fields of digital marketing, online branding building, website design and development, search-engine optimization, influencer targeting, and blogger outreach, Salinas’s numerous awards include:

  • Connecticut Ad Club Awards for various digital categories including best campaign – three golds, two silvers and one bronze (2011)
  • Internet Advertising Competition Award for Best Music Website (2011)
  • Gold W3 Award for Socialdiva.com (2010)
  • Internet Advertising Competition Award for Best Travel Online Campaign and Best Sports Rich Media Advertisement (2010)


Media contact: Leslie Geary, (203) 576-4625, lgeary@bridgeport.edu