The Skimm reached seven million subscribers in seven years. The Hustle hit half a million subscribers, growing by 5X in just 12 months. Morning Brew announced their one millionth subscriber last February and grew revenue by $10 million in one year. The media industry is no stranger to this email product wunderkind. Publishers have seen the…
Joe Wikert is Publishing President at Our Sunday Visitor (www.osv.com). Before joining OSV Joe was Director of Strategy and Business Development at Olive Software. Prior to Olive Software he was General Manager, Publisher, & Chair of the Tools of Change (TOC) conference at O’Reilly Media, Inc., where he managed each of the editorial groups at O’Reilly as well as the Microsoft Press team and the retail sales organization. Before joining O’Reilly Joe was Vice President and Executive Publisher at John Wiley & Sons, Inc., in their P/T division.
Uyen* Tieu is a cofounder and chief revenue officer of Rumble, a fully-integrated platform for news content providers to publish mobile content that has been working with news content producers since 2011 to create digital-mobile strategies. Prior to Rumble Tieu was the global head of ad sales strategy at Microsoft.
Ron Matejko is the President of Phoenix, Ariz.-based MVP Media, an award-winning digital publishing company. Matejko has 16 years of publishing experience in print, Web and mobile and has worked on the staff of two award-winning publications.
MVP Media publishes MVP Magazine, the first interactive sports publication, which won a Bronze 2010 Digital Magazine Award for Best Sports Magazine, besting entrants from 26 countries around the world, and was a finalist for Designer of the Year. MVP Media will launch its own magazines on the iPad in 2011.
MVP Media also helps existing publishers convert their print products into dynamic publications for the web and tablets. Visit the MVP Magazine website at www.mvptoday.com. Contact Ron by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or connect with him on LinkedIn or on Twitter @mvp_media.
Richard K. Kahn, CEO of eZanga.com, has been a leader in the online advertising industry since 1993. He founded SEM and search engine eZanga in 2003. Over the past 15 years, Rich has specialized in all areas of the Industry. In 1993, he organized and wrote an e-magazine that later transitioned into his next endeavor, the First Street Corporation, an Internet Service Provider. Mr. Kahn operated the First Street network out of his home and managed the customers and sales from an office nearby. In 2000, he sold the company to a publicly traded organization. In 2001, Rich joined AdOrigin Corp., a pay per click advertising network, as the COO.
Adam Reinebach is President of Responsive Partners, a consultancy focused on helping companies drive and align sales, marketing, and technology. He has 20 years of experience within the B2B information space, most recently as an EVP and managing director for SourceMedia, a B2B media company. He can be reached at email@example.com
Mark Gross, president of Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), is an authority on XML implementation and document conversion. Prior to joining DCL in 1981, Gross was with the consulting practice of Arthur Young & Co. He has a B.S. degree in Engineering from Columbia University and an MBA from New York University. He also has taught at the New York University Graduate School of Business, the New School, and Pace University. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of automated conversions to XML and SGML.
Jonny Kaldor is the co-founder and CEO, Kaldor Ltd (creators of Pugpig). Prior to co-founding Kaldor, Jonny was MD, Technology and Product Development at News Corporation's Digital Media Group, focusing on building new digital brands. This followed three years as CTO at News International, where he was responsible for technology delivery across the business. Before joining News, Jonny spent his days, weeks and months trying to build a global digital supply chain for EMI Music.
As president of LiveIntent, Dave Hendricks devises corporate strategies and tries to simplify marketing language. Before growing LiveIntent, Dave was executive vice president (EVP) of operations at PulsePoint (then known as Datran Media), where he worked alongside LiveIntent chief executive (CEO) Matt Keiser and ran Datran's ESP StormPost (nka PostUp). A member of the founding executive team at ExperianCheetahMail, Dave began his email adventure at Pioneering ESP MessageMedia. Dave was named one of Business Insider's "Top 100 Technologists" in 2011 and Alley Watch claimed he was one of 15 people "changing advertising" in 2014. He plays electric guitar and you should follow him on Twitter @davehendricks.
Scott Singer is a Managing Director at DDG Inc., a boutique innovation consultancy. He's a digital transformation, strategy & business development expert and has worked extensively with digital publishers in the news, entertainment, lifestyle, sports and finance sectors.
Jarred McGinnis is UK managing consultant at Ontotext, a semantic technology company. Jarred has worked with organisations, companies and universities doing interesting projects involving semantic technologies, and has previously worked with companies such as the BBC and Press Association. Jarred holds a PhD in Informatics from the University of Edinburgh.
John Morthanos is a circulation consultant specializing in niche and
special interest publications. He was Vice President Specialty Sales at
Curtis Circulation Company, Vice President Single Copy Sales at Primedia
Special Interest Publications and Cowles Magazines, Circulation Director
at Viare Publishing, and Circulation Marketing Director at Ziff Davis
With experience in product, graphic, and interaction design, Ryan leads the teams behind digital agency Fell Swoop's work for TIME Inc. and Condé Nast, delivering for titles such as The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, and PEOPLE. Prior to joining Fell Swoop, Ryan helped define the product vision for AdReady, an ad tech company and Evri, a semantic news startup, and served as the Creative Director for a financial services firm.
Jeffrey Litvack is the Managing Director of Xcel Advisors and CEO of ClearView Social. Previously he was Group President and Chief Digital Officer at ALM and head of global product development at the Associated Press. Jeff has received numerous awards for his ground-breaking work in transforming media companies to be digital and mobile first.
Robert Grainger had 15 years experience in magazines in the UK before co-founding Stonewash, building apps for publishers, in 2009. He served as the CEO of Stonewash until its sale in 2015 and has served on the board of SiiA (Europe), as well as being a regular speaker and commentator on the subject of digital media.
Nate Kristy’s B2B, SaaS, and services marketing expertise stems from over 15 years of industry experience in leadership and marketing development. As vice president of marketing for Automational, Kristy manages the marketing strategy, messaging and lead generation initiatives for the small business marketing and sales solution.
Eric Shanfelt is the founding partner of Nearview Media, a consulting firm that helps publishers with their digital revenue, audience and platform development. Eric is a 25-year digital media veteran and has been the Chief Digital Officer for several large publishing companies. You can reach Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A director with Mather Economics, Arvid Tchivzhel oversees the delivery and operations for all Mather consulting engagements, along with internal processes, analytics, staffing and new product and services development. He has led numerous consulting engagements that include econometric modeling, forecasting, economic analysis, statistics, financial analysis and other rigorous quantitative methods across multiple industries.
Denis Wilson was previously content director for Target Marketing, Publishing Executive, and Book Business, as well as the FUSE Media and BRAND United summits. In this role, he analyzed and reported on the fundamental changes affecting the media and marketing industries and aimed to serve content-driven businesses with practical and strategic insight. As a writer, Denis’ work has been published by Fast Company, Rolling Stone, Fortune, and The New York Times.
Peter Houston runs Flipping Pages Media, an independent consultancy and training firm, helping publishers build multi-platform success. He has run Guardian Masterclasses, spoken at Google’s ThinkPublishing and was formerly Editor-at-large for The Media Briefing. He now co-hosts the Media Voices Podcast, delivering a weekly take on the media news and guest interviews with senior players at a leading media organizations, from Facebook to Nieman Lab, The Economist to CNN.
Josh Payne is the Founder & CEO of StackCommerce, the web’s leading native commerce platform. With a network reach of over 500 million monthly visitors across more than 750+ publisher partners, the company provides turnkey solutions to monetize and engage online audiences through the seamless integration of content + commerce. These solutions include: full-service commerce shops, editorial, email, social, and in-feed product recommendations.
Scott is a strategic and media technology professional with over ten years of U.S. & U.K. client service and leadership experience. As Senior Vice President of North America for MPP Global, Scott is responsible for leading a cross vertical organization by assisting media and entertainment companies with identity management, CRM, and eCommerce solutions. Over the past three years, Scott has worked at the executive level for MPP Global's U.S. headquarters in New York and is influential in developing long-term relationships with strategic partners.
Jill Nicholson is the Head of Product Education at Chartbeat, where she trains journalists around the world on turning metrics into action. Before that, she was a long-time Chartbeat user -- curating a local news site in Westchester, NY. In her two years at Chartbeat, Jill has supplemented her newsroom experiences with best practices learned from the diverse organizations that Chartbeat serves.
Rob Keenan is the President of Keenan Media, LLC, a consultancy firm providing digital, content, marketing, and audience support to the media sector. Rob has worked in the BtoB media sector for 20 years, most recently at the VP of Online Media for Edgell Communications. You can contact Rob at email@example.com.You can also follow him on twitter @robkeenan11 or connect with him on LinkedIn.
As CEO/President of Accendo International, Kimberly is a seasoned strategist who provides expert guidance to C-Suite executives, senior-level management, corporate and nonprofit boards, and managers identified as high-potential performers. Her deep experience across numerous industries enables her to help clients around the globe identify and execute human capital strategies that elevate ROI through greater organizational capabilities and performance.
Lou Ann Sabatier has 35 years of experience in the publishing industry. Ms. Sabatier has been deeply involved in all aspects of publishing; including strategic planning,business development, business and financial management, audience development, advertising sales, digital media and operations management. Currently Ms. Sabatier is Principal at Sabatier Consulting and Communications Director of 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative.
Rich Sutton is chief revenue officer of Trusted Media Brands, Inc., a visionary, brand-driven multiplatform media company, home to iconic brands including Taste of Home, the world’s largest circulation food media brand, Reader’s Digest and The Family Handyman, America’s leading source for DIY, among others.
Patrick Fultz is the President/CCO of DM Creative Group, a creative marketing firm producing work across all media. He’s an art-side creative, marketing strategist, designer and lover of all things type. His credentials include a degree from Parsons School of Design with 15 years of teaching at his alma mater, over 40 industry creative awards, and he previously served as President of the John Caples International Awards. Always an innovator, Fultz was credited with creating the first 4-color variable data direct mail piece ever produced. He continues to look for innovative ways to tap the powerful synergy of direct mail, the web, digital and social media.
David Raab is a consultant specializing in marketing technology and analytics. His clients include major brands in publishing, retail, financial services, telecommunications, technology, and other industries. His early career was spent in magazine circulation and direct mail continuity marketing. He is founder and CEO of the Customer Data Platform Institute.
Reinventing Direct is for the direct marketer seeking guidance in the evolving world of online marketing. Gary Hennerberg is a mind code marketing strategist, based on the template from his new book, "Crack the Customer Mind Code." He is recognized as a leading direct marketing consultant and copywriter. He weaves in how to identify a unique selling proposition to position, or reposition, products and services using online and offline marketing approaches, and copywriting sales techniques. He is sought-after for his integration of direct mail, catalogs, email marketing, websites, content marketing, search marketing, retargeting and more. His identification of USPs and copywriting for clients has resulted in sales increases of 15 percent, 35 percent, and even as high as 60 percent. Today he integrates both online and offline media strategies, and proven copywriting techniques, to get clients results. Email him or follow Gary on LinkedIn. Co-authoring this blog is Perry Alexander of ACM Initiatives. Follow Perry on LinkedIn.
Dror Ginzberg has over 25 years of experience in technology with a focus on video and related technologies. As CEO of Wochit, the video-creation platform he co-founded in 2012 that’s used by journalistic storytellers such as newsrooms, media brands, publishers, and professional bloggers, Ginzberg is enabling production of high-quality content at the scale and speed needed to meet today’s rapidly-increasing demand.
Jeff Hardison is VP of marketing at Lytics (www.getlytics.com), a customer data platform used by publishers such as Economist Group, Source Media and Access Intelligence. Before Lytics, Jeff was director of marketing at Hewlett Packard Enterprise's marketing-technology division. Prior to his marketing career, Hardison worked in publishing.
Todd Krizelman (@ToddKrizelman) is Co-Founder and CEO of MediaRadar (@MediaRadar), the ad sales intelligence platform used by more than 1,600 publishers, including BuzzFeed, A+E and The New York Times. Growing up near the epicenter of technological innovation in Palo Alto, California encouraged him to become an entrepreneur and co-found of one of the world’s first social media sites, theGlobe.com. Krizelman also held leadership positions at Bertelsmann’s Gruner + Jahr and Random House. With his expertise in ad sales and innovation, Krizelman joined veteran web architect, Jesse Keller, to found MediaRadar in 2007.
Jessica Rovello is the CEO and co-founder of Arkadium, which provides interactive, visual content to more than 450 of the world’s best-known brands and publishers. Founded in 2001, Arkadium has developed products ranging from games (notably Microsoft Solitaire Collection, one of the most played games of all time) to dynamic editorial tools allowing journalists to embed visual data and interactive content in their articles.
Phil is Founder and COO of Main Street ROI. Phil leads the company’s operations and is primary creator of Main Street ROI’s marketing training programs. He is an expert in search engine marketing, website analytics, and sales funnel optimization. Phil’s marketing thought leadership has been published on Forbes.com, Inc.com, MSN.com, and many other major business media outlets.
Phil earned his Master of Engineering Management degree from Thayer School of Engineering and Tuck School of Business and his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Engineering degrees from Dartmouth College. While attending Dartmouth, Phil started every game on the varsity football team as the defensive safety.
Marketing has never had a greater impact on the business, and at the same time it’s never been more complex and challenging. The CMO Viewwill dive into the wide-ranging issues faced by CMOs as they navigate digital transformation, connected consumers, disruptive competitors and the need to justify their marketing investment.
Peter Horst is a Fortune 500 CMO and innovation leader who has spent three decades driving growth across diverse industries, ranging from consumer packaged goods to telecom, cybersecurity to financial services. His experience includes leadership roles at Hershey, where he was most recently CMO, Capital One, TD Ameritrade, and General Mills. Peter has been part of creating and building some of the world’s most iconic brands through breakthrough innovation and award-wining marketing campaigns. Awards and recognition include Cannes Lion, CMO Club Marketing Innovator Award, being named a Forbes Top 50 Most Influential Global CMO, and #22 of the top 500 global CMOs by Execrank. Peter now speaks, writes and consults on marketing, innovation and leadership, and is a frequent contributor to CMO.com and other publications. Follow Peter at @peterhorst.
Greg Mason joined Purch as Chief Executive Officer in 2012, bringing over 20 years of product development and innovation in technology media and digital publishing. Over the past several years, Greg and his team at Purch have created a digital publishing and marketplace platform that is defining the future of publishing through its unique position at the intersection of content, commerce, and customer. Purch combines high-quality content, product reviews and services with cutting-edge technology to create a seamless connection between intent-based buyers and sellers.
As Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at NYIAX, Greg brings experience in developing online advertising strategies and tactical initiatives to propel the company’s future growth. Greg has more than 17 years experience in management and strategy. His individual organization and focus on company goals gives him the ability to manage key relationships and execute critical business objectives. Currently, he is a member of the IAB Digital Video Committee and a former member of the IAB Ad Ops Council and Sales Executive Council.
Watching TV as a kid, I used to run to the bathroom during the shows so I could make it back for the commercials. Those days launched me down a path that included layout and writing for the college paper; communications strategy for political campaigns; marketing strategy and graphic design for Gensler (a global design and architecture firm); and the implementation of new programming, animation and design techniques for Centerline.
Today I specialize in content marketing strategy and building digital deliverables to execute those strategies. But it’s about more than just creating killer digital content. At Centerline, we help clients succeed in the digital marketplace using a three-pronged approach: strategic (message creation, brand strategy), tactical (design, development), and analytical (measurement and adaptation). This experience-tested approach allows me to build campaigns that are both well-designed and effective for clients like IBM, GE and Quintiles.
Tony Mamone is a co-founder of Granite Media, a start-up focused on using data science and technology to make digital journalism profitable and sustainable. Granite launched its first title, workandmoney.com, earlier this year. Tony is an experienced media entrepreneur. He was co-founder and CEO of Livingly Media (sold to the Axel Springer's aufeminin in 2015) and launched FindArticles.com (sold to CNet in 2007). Tony holds engineering degrees from Dartmouth College and Thayer School of Engineering and a business degree from Stanford Business School.
Stephen H. Yu is a world-class database marketer. He has a proven track record in comprehensive strategic planning and tactical execution, effectively bridging the gap between the marketing and technology world with a balanced view obtained from more than 30 years of experience in best practices of database marketing. Currently, Yu is president and chief consultant at Willow Data Strategy. Previously, he was the head of analytics and insights at eClerx, and VP, Data Strategy & Analytics at Infogroup. Prior to that, Yu was the founding CTO of I-Behavior Inc., which pioneered the use of SKU-level behavioral data. “As a long-time data player with plenty of battle experiences, I would like to share my thoughts and knowledge that I obtained from being a bridge person between the marketing world and the technology world. In the end, data and analytics are just tools for decision-makers; let’s think about what we should be (or shouldn’t be) doing with them first. And the tools must be wielded properly to meet the goals, so let me share some useful tricks in database design, data refinement process and analytics.” Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Philippe serves as the CEO of The Keli Network, which he co-founded with Robin Rabban and Swann Maizil. In 2016, Michael Philippe left France to run The Keli Network from its headquarters in New York City. Michael Philippe has a Master’s degree from ESCP Europe, winning the school’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship award in 2009.
Cosmin Ene is the founder and CEO of LaterPay, a payments and technology company with offices in the US and Germany. Under Cosmin’s leadership, LaterPay has become the monetization standard for local publishers in Germany with over 200 clients, and has expanded to the US market.
The purpose of this blog is to provide insights and tips for how to use search profitably. It will cut through the volumes of information that threaten to overwhelm the busy marketer and will focus on what is truly important for making search work.
As Lotame's Chief Revenue Officer, Eric Marterella is responsible for overseeing all revenue-focused and client retention initiatives worldwide.
Michael Mendoza is the founder and CEO of Lineup Systems, a global media sales solutions provider that helps media organizations worldwide grow ad revenue and improve business performance.
Patricia Clark leads Prohaska Consulting’s Demand Development sales team, which represents publishers’ and tech companies’ offerings to agencies and clients. Prior to joining Prohaska Consulting, Patricia served as Sales & Client Management Director for Media at Acxiom.
Melissa Chowning is the CEO of Twenty-First Digital, where she guides her clients’ digital strategies and audience development efforts to drive traffic, engagement, and retention. Formerly the Audience Development Director of D Magazine, Portland Monthly and Seattle Met, Melissa understands that the key to audience growth is also monetization. When she’s not immersed in the digital world, you’ll likely find her reading, listening to podcasts, and keeping busy with her two children, both under the age of 6.
Doug Llewellyn joined Purch, formerly TechMedia Network, in 2013 and, as President & Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for the company’s three core business units, strategic planning, corporate development activities, and Purch’s business metrics and operational framework. Prior to Purch, Llewellyn spent two years at Manta Media, the leading online community platform for SMBs. At Manta, he was responsible for partnership strategy and outreach, as well as leading their digital advertising sales team. Before joining Manta, Llewellyn was with CBS Interactive / CNET Networks for 12 years and held several key operating positions, including Vice President and GM of the B2B portfolio of properties that includes ZDNet, TechRepublic, and SmartPlanet. He is a graduate of Bucknell University with a BA in Economics and French.
Vahe Arabian is the Founder and Editor in Chief of State of Digital Publishing, a publication and community here to help industry members grow their audiences and forge successful media models together as peers.
Krish Subramanian is a successful example of a software engineer turned entrepreneur. Starting out in his hometown Chennai in India, he co-founded Chargebee in 2011. Now with offices in San Francisco, California, Subramanian has helped lead the Chargebee team towards international expansion, serving more than 8,000 customers. Chargebee's SaaS solution empowers global businesses to manage subscriptions at scale, while creating a customer-first experience that helps boost growth. Follow Chargebee at @chargebee.
Matt runs Sovrn's data business as well as its demand relationships. Prior to Sovrn, Matt was the CEO of a small software business called PPCPath that helped small businesses manage their paid search campaigns. PPCPath evolved from Trada, the first crowdsource paid search marketplace, where Matt was VP Finance. Matt's passion for data and analysis comes from his days at ServiceMagic (now HomeAdvisor) where he ran financial planning and analysis.
Mario Peshev is the CEO of DevriX, a global WordPress agency serving industries from publishing to automotive and airline. Peshev focuses the majority of his time on running his business and leading distributed tech teams at DevriX of 50+ people crafting high-scale WordPress solutions optimized for revenue. Mario started with development as a hobby and built his first website in 1999. Since 2015, DevriX has consistently ranked among the top 20 WordPress consultancies worldwide, scaling both world-known enterprise brands and high-traffic publishers with 100M to 600M monthly page views on top of WordPress.
Mario has over 10,000 hours of training and consulting activities for organizations such as CERN, Saudi Aramco, VMware, SAP and many others, coaching business owners on growth strategy, technical architecture, marketing funnels and digital presence. He is a Core contributor to the WordPress project, an Inbound Certified marketer, and a multi-disciplined business owner with a wide scope of skills.
In addition to leading DevriX, Peshev also advises up and coming web developers and tech entrepreneurs, attracting over 2.5 million views to his transparent Quora discussions on his experience of entrepreneurship and IT work life, and he recently authored the book 126 Steps to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur: The Entrepreneurship Fad and the Dark Side of Going Solo. Follow him on Twitter @no_fear_inc and connect on LinkedIn.
Mads Holmen is the Danish founder of Bibblio, a pubtech/mediatech startup which raised $1.6 million in its seed round last year. It helped digital media increase RPM and audience engagement with high-quality, ad-free internal recommendations driven by AI. Prior to starting Bibblio, he was the Planning Director at AOL Europe.
Linda Ruth, as president of PSCS Consulting (www.PSCSConsulting.com), offers communication companies worldwide the keys to magazine launches, search engine optimization and audience development online and at retail. She is a pioneer in the fields of Online Audience Optimization (OAO) and gamification for content publishers. Her books, "Internet Marketing for Magazine Publishers" ; "How to Market your Newsstand Magazine"; and "Secrets of SEO for Publishers" can be found on Amazon. Find her online at Google Plus, Magazine Dojo, LinkedIn, and Twitter @Linda_Ruth.
As Chief Strategy Officer, Jason Downie leads Lotame's efforts across business lines to evaluate market opportunities, refine product positioning and drive growth. He leads product, marketing, sales development, and strategy, while continuing to oversee the Lotame Data Exchange (LDX). In his first 7 years at Lotame, Jason built and grew the LDX into one of the world’s largest and highest-quality data exchanges. After graduating from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Jason spent 10 years at Bain and Company, consulting for a range of companies in the Fortune 500. Prior to joining Lotame, Jason spent more than 10 years as an entrepreneur in various fields.
Rob Ristagno, Founder and CEO of the Sterling Woods Group, previously served as a senior executive at several digital media and e-commerce businesses, including as COO of America’s Test Kitchen. Ristagno is passionate about helping others grow near-term revenues by applying data science to uncover and test low-risk, high-reward sales and marketing strategies. Committed to spreading this message, Rob is the author of A Member is Worth a Thousand Visitors and the developer of the Growth Mindset Assessment.
Dean Horowitz is Co-Founder of IdeaSoil, LLC; a consultancy firm focused on the growth, expansion, and sustainability of businesses through the use of today’s communication platforms and techniques. Over 20+ years, he and his colleagues have delivered significant increases in profitable revenue by applying creativity, innovation and passionate customer-focus to such areas as content, data, digital, events, marketing services, research, SaaS offerings, and subscriptions. You can contact Dean at dean@IdeaSoil.com. Follow him @IdeaSoil. And connect with him on LinkedIn.
David has earned recognition as an author, speaker, serial entrepreneur, and advisor to CEOs. In addition to writing and speaking about achievement and entrepreneurial thinking, David is the Executive Chairman of JumpCrew, a rapid growth company that integrates marketing, lead generation and sales execution and on the Board of Staff Management Services.
James Arnold is the chief digital officer for Rooster Strategic Solutions, a consultancy firm serving companies in food and agriculture. James has worked in the B2B media sector for 20+ years, most recently as VP of digital for Farm Journal. You can contact James at email@example.com. You can also follow him on twitter @RoosterCDO or connect with him on LinkedIn.
Michael brings 20 years of digital experience to MGID, the native performance network, where he currently serves as chief executive officer of North America. Michael is responsible for overseeing the company’s strategy to elevate its status as a pioneer in native advertising and ensure continued growth. Prior to MGID, Michael served as senior vice president at AUDIENCEX, an adtech and marketing company that delivers end-to-end digital solutions for brands and agency partners. Before AUDIENCEX, Michael held executive positions with a variety of organizations including gaming publisher Legacy Interactive, intelligent traffic monetization platform T3Leads and global fashion e-commerce company Modnique.
Brian Kane, Co-founder and COO Sourcepoint, is an Entrepreneur and Operations Executive with 20+ years of leadership experience building companies and teams. In 2015, he co-founded Sourcepoint, a company that is helping to create a more sustainable digital media ecosystem by enabling publishers to directly communicate with audiences on content consumption choices.
Chris Ingham Brooke is the founder of Pub Ocean, a venture-backed technology company that makes digital publishing profitable. Pub Ocean's mission is to provide publishers with the toolkit to automate and simplify audience development and ad operations, ultimately creating better content and building more sustainable companies.
Blair Pecka is a seasoned product development and sales professional with over a decade of experience in digital media. As VP of Product at 33Across, she’s responsible for ensuring that the company’s attention-based programmatic marketplace delivers efficient access to high-quality audiences for buyers, as well as revenue growth for publishers.
Dan Lawton, Ad-Juster Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Business Development Officer, was on the founding team at LiftDNA, a leading SSP, in the role of COO. LiftDNA was acquired by OpenX in 2012 where he stayed on to oversee the transition of accounts and integration of the teams. In 2014 he joined Ad-Juster, a market-leading SaaS provider of unified data reporting and analytics for digital advertising, to lead growth efforts across sales, BD, and account management. After the acquisition by PE firm Innotech Capital, Dan transitioned into his current role. In 2019, he has been focused strategic partnerships with industry vendors to expand the Ad-Juster product reach and corporate relevance.
Tom Cintorino is currently the CEO/Founder of The Next Chapter Consulting, providing consulting services in strategy, technology, product management, and M&A for travel, technology, and media companies. Tom has been a digital media strategist and business leader for the past eighteen years. As the EVP at Northstar Travel Group, responsibilities included digital strategy, product development, operations, M&A, and special projects such as spending 2014-2015 in China and Singapore integrating two acquisitions. Previously, he built PennWell Corporation's Digital Media organization and led their transformation efforts creating one of their largest and fastest growing profit centers. Prior to being in the media business, Cintorino held various senior-level positions in early-stage venture-backed high-tech firms. Specifically, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for iCOMS, Senior Vice President of Sales & Sales Operations for Dr Solomon's, and Vice-President of Worldwide Sales for Logicraft, Inc. Cintorino holds a BS in Mathematics and an MBA in Technology Management. Cintorino was awarded “Top Digital Media Executive” in 2011 by Media Business’s Top Innovators in Business Publishing and has chaired Connectiv’s (formerly American Business Media) Digital Media Council in 2004, 2005, 2012, and 2013. Tom is currently on the Board of Advisors for Watt Global Media.
Kerel is the Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at LiveIntent. He currently leads the marketing team and works closely with sales, product, engineering and customer success to create awareness and generate leads for key products and features. Kerel has 20 years of digital media experience building and leading Advertising Operations, Account Management, Partnerships & Product Marketing teams. Prior to LiveIntent, Kerel Cooper held positions at Advance Digital as the Senior Director Ad Platform Strategies and JupiterMedia as Director of Advertising Operations. Kerel has his Bachelor’s degree in Management Science/Marketing from Kean University and a MBA from Regis University.
Mia Comic is an experienced Content Marketing Specialist working at Content Insights, a company set out to revolutionize the way content performance and audience behavior are measured. Mia is passionate about the publishing world, editorial analytics, as well as digital marketing and SEO.
Misty Brewster is director of strategic partnerships at Partnerize, which helps the world's leading brands build powerful business partnerships that drive extraordinary growth. Prior to Partnerize, Misty was digital marketing program manager at ROI DNA.
Ruth P. Stevens consults on customer acquisition and retention, and teaches marketing at companies and business schools around the world. She is past chair of the DMA Business-to-Business Council, and past president of the Direct Marketing Club of New York. Ruth was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Marketing by Crain's BtoB magazine, and one of 20 Women to Watch by the Sales Lead Management Association. She is the author of Maximizing Lead Generation: The Complete Guide for B2B Marketers, and Trade Show and Event Marketing. Ruth serves as a director of Edmund Optics, Inc. She has held senior marketing positions at Time Warner, Ziff-Davis, and IBM and holds an MBA from Columbia University.
Yaron Galai is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Outbrain.
Prior to founding Outbrain, Galai was Co-Founder and SVP of Quigo, Inc., a provider of performance-based marketing solutions for advertisers and premium publishers. He served as CEO of the company for three years until Quigo was acquired by AOL in December 2007.
Galai was also Co-Founder and Vice President of Business Development at Ad4ever, a developer of rich-media, web-based advertising technologies, later acquired by Atlas, a division of aQuantive.
Earlier, he was the Founder of NetWorks Web Design, an SEO and Web Design firm. At NetWorks he oversaw the production and search engine optimization of over 30 websites.
Vivek Khandelwal is the founder and CEO of iZooto, an owned audience marketing platform that helps publishers build, engage, and retain their audience using web push notifications. Vivek works closely with publishers across the globe, empowering them to build and own their audience.
Tanja Fjiałkowski is a Bay Area native, creative-analytical hybrid with the mindset of an entrepreneur and the spirit of an artist. After earning her B.A. in Literature and Writing at UCSD, she worked at Printers Row Publishing Group and finessed a dynamic editorial skill set. She transitioned from print to digital media when she joined the 101 Network, where she successfully established the first of the 101 Network’s sites. She served as the network’s Managing Editor before accepting the company’s first-ever Senior Program Manager of Innovations role. Her favorite literary character is Randle McMurphy for his unwavering commitment to original and creative thought.
Zack Dugow is Founder and CEO of Insticator, an ad-tech firm that helps over 2,000 publishers around the globe increase revenue and engagement through unique embeds. Zack was listed in the 2019 edition of the DMN40under40, which recognizes high-level leaders in the world of marketing. Under his leadership, Insticator was recognized by the Inc 5000 as the 680th fastest growing company in the country in 2019.
Paul DeHart is Co-owner and Chief Executive Officer of BlueToad, Inc. In 2007, he and a group of partners launched BlueToad. BlueToad has grown over the years into one of the leading distributors of digital content, with more than a billion page views a year, and it has helped thousands of content creators build audience relationships around the globe.
Matt Lindsay, president of Mather Economics, has more than 25 years of experience in helping businesses increase operating margins and grow revenue through economic modeling and analytics. Over the past 19 years, he has developed pricing strategies and predictive analytics models for clients including the Intercontinental Exchange, Gannett, The Home Depot, NRG Energy, Tribune, IHG, McClatchy, the Walton Foundation, Coca-Cola, UPS, Dow Jones, Chick-fil-A, Clorox, Scientific Games, and The Georgia Lottery.
Dennis Yuscavitch is a product and marketing executive with 15+ years of experience leading innovation and go-to-market strategies for top technology firms. Currently, Dennis is the Vice President of Global Product Marketing at Outbrain. Prior to Outbrain, Dennis held operational roles at Google (DoubleClick) and product, marketing and strategy roles with Experian Marketing Services (Hitwise), Resonate and Deutsche Bank, to name a few. Out of the office, he coaches youth soccer and basketball and writes regularly for Digital Content Next, covering all-things native advertising.
Kerri's goal is to help people connect deeper with themselves, their community, other individuals, and the world around them. As a transformational coach, she works with companies to create cultures of human greatness and connectivity. She works with individuals who are looking to play a bigger game, and supports her community by offering various workshops and programs.
Kerri launched The Red Baron Group in 2018 and has spent the past year enrolled in an ICF accredited transformational coaching program, Coachville. She is an affiliated partner with Everything DiSC® and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® as well as a Higher Ground Leadership® partner. The 35 years she spent in business management and operations as well as her own transformational journey gives her a unique perspective and many personal experiences to draw from. She is a firm believer that strategy, leadership, culture, processes and people must be in careful balance in order for change to be sustainable.
Jeff Meglio’s career spans over a decade in advertising. His experience across the agency spectrum includes digital account strategy at Corbis, market research at Omnicom's DAS Group, creative video content production for H-Farm, and most recently, programmatic trading at Sovrn.
As the VP Global Demand at Sovrn, Jeff works directly with global advertisers, agencies, and trade desks to help them discover and access Sovrn's community of brand safe independent publishers and their highly engaged audiences across programmatic platforms.
Ben is CEO and Co-founder of Sourcepoint, where he is driving the next evolution of the internet – content compensation – providing publishers with solutions to foster a transparent value exchange with consumers. Ben is a serial entrepreneur with a unique ability to identify market opportunities and the conviction to turn them into thriving companies.
In 2007, Ben founded global supply-side solution Admeld. This was later acquired by Google, where Ben went on to head up the Global Marketplace Development team. Prior to founding Admeld, Ben was Vice President of Advertising at Jump TV and Director of Advertising Products as The Fifth Network. He also spent six years at AOL running ad product development and operations.
As Chief Marketing Officer, Adam leads Lotame's global marketing and product teams in helping publishers, marketers and agencies solve complex business challenges with unstacked data solutions. His diverse experience balances art and science, and includes stints as an aerospace engineer and patent attorney, plus 21 years in consumer media and marketing technology in leadership roles at Viacom Media Networks, Time Inc., Hearst, and PebblePost. Adam is co-inventor on four issued U.S. patents related to interactive video advertising technology.
Inbar Yagur is the Head of Product Marketing for Keywee, a leading provider of AI-driven content distribution for 100s of publishers, including Conde Nast, National Geographic, Gannet, and many more. Founded in 2013, Keywee helps publishers increase their revenue by supporting paid distribution for any business goal, from audience development to affiliate content. Inbar is a mother of two, a hopeless Harry Potter and Dr. Who fan, and a reciter of 90's SNL skits.
Rich Routman is the President and Chief Revenue Officer of Minute Media, where he oversees all commercial activities and partnerships companywide. Most recently, Rich served as Chief Revenue Officer at Perform Media, global sports content and media group and owner of Sporting News. Prior to that, Rich launched the distribution and monetization business for Silver Chalice Ventures and has previous experience at both early stage start-ups and large organizations such as the NFL. Rich was recognized as Digiday's 2018 Publishing Executive of the Year for his ability to grow Minute Media's revenue by 130% year over year and scale the company to a top 10 digital sports platform in the U.S. and other key commercial markets.
David Walsh is the founder and CEO of Web Publisher PRO, a website development agency that focuses on working with publishers on WordPress. David is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and manages some of the web's most influential publications. You can reach David at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeff Kudishevich is VP of Publisher Operations at Freestar. He brings systems and process expertise, along with the ability to solidify Freestar’s vendor relationships. Jeff’s team helps support the business and provide Freestar’s publisher clients with great customer service and technology offerings. In two short years, Jeff has grown the 2-person Publisher Operations team to a now 19-person team. A big part of Jeff’s success has revolved around being nimble and adaptive with Freestar’s accelerated success, bringing in top tier talent, and making sure to let that talent shine.
Allison Mezzafonte is a Sailthru advisor and a strategic consultant advising businesses and brands on organic growth strategies. As a former media executive, Allison specializes in leveraging organic media channels for brand amplification, helping brands get their message in front of the right people.
Barstool Sports launched as a print publication in 2003. Since then, they’ve become a multi-million dollar diversified sports and pop culture media company. Barstool recently sold to one of their advertisers, Penn National Gaming (owner of the Tropicana), for $450 million. A few years ago something like this would be considered an anomaly. Today, odds…
Minor changes in the way search results display on Google aren’t uncommon. The search giant makes updates frequently enough that they rarely generate headlines anymore. But a recent announcement that Google would no longer duplicate featured snippets has managed to stop publishers in their tracks. As of Jan. 22, Google stopped duplicating featured snippets. Webpage…
There are 10 key fundamentals that I believe every publisher must execute on this year to take their digital business to the next level. I covered the first five keys in my previous article, 10 Keys to Digital Success in 2020 (Part 1). In this second part, I cover the remaining five – including what…
Increasingly, publishers must personalize to thrive — a mission that can be at odds with new privacy mandates.
I recently received an email with five tips to help my team get their work done on time, all the time. The tips were good: Schedule meetings 10 minutes early, don’t do “one more thing” before you leave, etc. The last tip, “trick your mind,” really hit home. It suggested changing your clocks to run…