Mr. Michael Kauffman

The Clio Cannabis Awards

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The Clio Cannabis Awards


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, now in its 8th year, honors creativity in advertising and marketing for artist promotion and brand collaborations, as well as the use of music in ads, trailers, and video content. Clio Cannabis, launched in 2019 and now open for entries in its third year, 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, a licensing and rights-management start-up acquired by Google. He also held senior commerce roles with Universal Music Group’s Verve label and at BMG’s Windham Hill and currently serves on the advisory boards of Temple University's Klein College of Media and Communication and the university’s NYC alumni chapter.