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Jack Myers is a media ecologist and chairman of Myers Media Business Network, which owns publications, websites, research resources, and economic forecasting tools serving the media, advertising, marketing and entertainment communities. MMBN also has investments in a portfolio of more than three dozen digital media and entertainment companies.
His new book, Hooked Up: A New Generation’s Surprising Take on Sex, Politics and Saving the World, shares insights into the first generation to grow up with the Internet (born 1991-1995) and the positive impact they are likely to have on business, culture and society. His weekly video commentaries can be viewed at jackmyers.com.
He is an award-winning documentary film producer, author of four books and founder of the Women in Media Mentoring Initiative and Syracuse University Newhouse Network. Jack is the recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award, won the Crystal Heart Award from the Heartland Film Festival, and has been nominated for both an Academy and Emmy Award for Best Documentary Feature. He is a partner in Morgan Spurlock’s Cinelan Group and co-produced the Focus Forward documentary series underwritten by GE. From 2003 to 2008 he headed Television Production Partners, an LA-based programming studio funded by ten major global marketers including General Motors, Coca-Cola, AT&T, MasterCard, Reebok and Campbell Soup Company.
Jack Myers Media Business Network publications include Jack Myers Media Business Report, MediaBizBloggers.com, Media Wall St Report, Jack Myers Video Report, Jack Myers Think Tank, Myers Advertising and Marketing Spending Forecasts and Myers Surveys of Advertising Executives.
Jack’s career includes sales and management positions at CBS Television, ABC Radio and Metromedia Outdoor. From 1984 to 2008, he consulted on technology, industry trends and shifting revenue-models for more than 250 media companies, marketers and agencies. While in college, he co-founded the Syracuse New Times. Jack is a Board Member of the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. He served on the Advisory Board for the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development at New York University where he studied Media Ecology with Dr. Neil Postman.
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