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CEO Shane Smith rocks out at Vice Media's advertiser presentation

CEO Shane Smith rocks out at Vice Media's advertiser presentation

If there were a Grammy category for best rock vocal performance by a chief executive, Vice Media's Shane Smith would win it walking away.

Smith delivered an unexpectedly rousing performance of Sham 69's "If the Kids Are United" at his youth-oriented digital media company's "newfront" presentation held Friday at Manhattan's Chelsea Piers. The crowd of ad buying executives and high profile onlookers (including former New York Times editor-in-chief Jill Abramson and one-time Viacom chief executive Tom Freston) was likely expecting the usual data points and sizzle reels of new programs often used at such events to attract ad dollars.

But after a brief poetry...

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