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 artists, labels, and music product and brand promo, design, and collaborations, as well as the use of music in ads, trailers, and video content. Clio Cannabis celebrates the creators at the forefront of cannabis marketing and communications.
Prior to his current role, Kauffman held marketing and corporate communications roles at YouTube, Google, and RightsFlow and senior commerce roles with Universal Music Group’s Verve label and at BMG’s Windham Hill. He currently serves on the advisory boards of Temple University's Klein College of Media and Communication and the university’s NYC alumni chapter.