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The Broadcast Dialogue Team

Shawn Smith


Shawn is the founder of Momentum and a veteran media and marketing strategist. He’s worked with a multitude of media brands, assisting in their transition to digital, and fortifying their presence in the marketplace.

Connie Thiessen

Editor / Podcast Host

Connie has worked as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. Passionate about music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was a Music Journalist of the Year nominee at Canadian Music

Jeff Lush

Director of Digital Media

Jeff brings 20 years of experience to Broadcast Dialogue, including a nearly 17-year run with Rogers Sports & Media where he was senior Manager, Digital Product & Operations, prior to joining Momentum in 2022. Widely considered an industry expert in the rapidly-evolving digital media space, Jeff is passionate about reimagining and delivering digital products and services for the industry.

Michael Olstrom

Sales | Senior Account Executive | M: 973.494.2710

Michael is a media and marketing veteran. He has evolved and grown large-scale, multi-brand broadcast operations and is positioned to help businesses leverage new marketing and technologies for success.

James Wallace

VP, Operations

A highly sought-after interactive strategist, advisor, and thought leader who is widely known for his programming and interactive design. James spends a significant amount of time researching online technology, and social platforms.

About Momentum

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