​Berlin School and iHeartMedia Announce the Winner of the “Leadership In Audio Innovation” Scholarship Competition

​Berlin School and iHeartMedia Announce the Winner of the “Leadership In Audio Innovation” Scholarship Competition

Steve Keller to Receive Full-Tuition Scholarship to Attend the Berlin School Global Executive MBA Program

BERLIN and NEW YORK – 23 February 2017 —The Berlin School of Creative Leadership and iHeartMedia announced today Steve Keller, CEO of iV, as winner of the second “iHeartMedia Scholarship for Leadership in Audio Innovation” program. Keller will receive a full-tuition scholarship (worth 53,000 Euro) to attend the Berlin School's prestigious global Executive MBA in Creative Leadership Program starting March 2017.

The global scholarship competition was created to help reinforce iHeartMedia's initiatives to drive excitement among the creative community around the possibilities audio offers to advertisers and to develop leadership talent in the field. The second Leadership in Audio Innovation Scholarship Competition received entries from across the world which members of the Berlin School Admission Committee and iHeartMedia's Creative Advisory Council reviewed and evaluated to select the winner.

“iHeartMedia’s goal is to help foster the next generation of innovative creatives, and inspire them to use the power of audio to create groundbreaking advertising campaigns,” said Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia, Inc. “Together with the Berlin School, we are pleased to award Steve Keller the second Leadership in Audio Innovation Scholarship, underscoring radio’s important role in enabling advertisers to meaningfully connect and engage with consumers.”

“As a recipient of the iHeartMedia scholarship, I feel a responsibility to give back as much as I get. I want to honor the confidence iHeartMedia has placed in me by devoting time and energy to looking at the unique opportunities and challenges currently facing radio,” said Keller. “I’m already beginning to explore ideas for my Master’s Thesis, and look forward to immersing myself into the world of radio, understanding everything I can to connect the dots between its past, present and future.”

“We are very excited that this second iHeartMedia Scholarship for Leadership in Audio Innovation was awarded to Steve Keller, a creative executive with pioneering experience in audio branding and Nashville sound in his blood,” said Michael Conrad, President of Berlin School of Creative Leadership. “Steve’s unique industry insights will serve iHeartMedia’s assignment well, and he for sure will add much color to our new diverse Class No. 20.”

The part-time EMBA program starts March 2017 in Berlin, Germany and is designed for senior executives in the creative industry who have a track record for creative excellence. The Executive MBA comprises of five separate two-week modules taking place in the USA, Asia and Berlin over 18-24 months.

If you have any questions, please contact the Berlin School at tel. +49 (0) 30 884 980 80 or via email: info@berlin-school.com.

About Berlin School
The Berlin School of Creative Leadership (www.berlin-school.com) is the world’s first educational institute and think-tank dedicated solely to leadership for the creative industries including: media, advertising, marketing, design, journalism, entertainment and digital. Its part-time global Executive MBA program in Creative Leadership is the centerpiece of a vibrant global community of senior creative industry executives from more than 60 countries. Based in Berlin and operated by a not-for-profit foundation, the school’s mission is to help develop leaders whose innovative ideas can refresh, renew and transform the creative industries.

About iHeartMedia

With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 131 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leading audio and media company in the U.S., iHeartMedia serves over 150 local markets through 849 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/ FM, on satellite, at iHeartRadio.com, on the company’s station websites and on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital music, podcast, on demand and live streaming radio service, available on over 250 platforms and 2,000 devices, including on digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables and smartphones, on virtual assistants, smart speakers, TVs and gaming consoles.

iHeartRadio offers users the country's top live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist, on demand features and the top podcasts and personalities. The all-in-one digital service has more than 1.7 billion downloads, 120 million registered users and is the No. 1 commercial radio podcaster in the U.S.

iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital, social, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRTQ). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.