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Jack Myers is a media ecologist and chairman of Myers Media Business Network, which owns publications, websites, research resources, economic forecasting tools and networking organizations serving the media, advertising, marketing and entertainment communities. Jack also has investments in a portfolio of more than three dozen digital media and entertainment companies.
He is an award-winning documentary film producer, author of four books and founder of the Women in Media Mentoring Initiative, Media Village and Syracuse University Newhouse Network. His new book, Hooked Up: A New Generation’s Surprising Take on Sex, Politics and Saving the World, won the International Book Award for Youth Issues and was finalist for Women’s Issues and Popular Culture.
Myers Media Business Network includes Jack Myers Media Business Report, MediaBizBloggers.com, Media Wall St Report, Women in Media Mentoring Initiative, HookedUpGen Insight, Myers Advertising and Marketing Spending Forecasts, and Media Village Business-to-Business Network. His weekly video commentaries can be viewed at jackmyers.com.
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 GE Focus Forward Films documentary series.
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. 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. He also advised General Motors, Campbell Soup and TJX Corp on the reorganization of their media buying and planning agencies, represented Aegis Group in the creation and building of Carat North America, managed all TV and radio media planning and buying for Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman-Marcus, and built the largest U.S. sales agency representing Canadian TV.
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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It is generally acknowledged that “engagement” is a good thing. It is better, at every level if your message (whatever form that takes) is not only “seen” (whatever that means) by a large number of people, but that a good number of those people choose to do something that approximates to actually reading it, hearing it or viewing it and furthermore that they indicate that they have done so in some way or other. The problem with the notion of engagement is that there are almost as many definitions as there are conferences on the subject.Read More