|HOME||MEDIABIZBLOGGERS.com||WOMEN ADVANCING||HOOKED UP||MEMBERSHIP INFO||MEMBER COMPANIES||MEDIA BUSINESS REPORT||ECONOMIC FORECASTS||RESEARCH|
Chairman, Media Ecologist
For more than 30-years, Jack Myers has been the go-to visionary in the media business. He serves as Chairman and Media Ecologist at MyersBizNet, which ‘future proofs’ the business of more than 200 member companies through exclusive market intelligence, economic data and strategic insights for decision-making. Jack’s new book focuses on The Future of Men: Masculinity in the Twenty-First Century. It will be published in Fall 2015 in association with a series of short documentary films produced by Morgan Spurlock’s cinelan productions. Jack is also launching FutureMen.org focusing on advancing new definitions of masculinity to support men as society, culture and business become increasingly female-dominant. Jack is founder of WomenAdvancing, an all-women’s dual-mentoring support group serving the media, advertising and marketing community. He is an advocate of empowering young people as mentors and founded First5.org, a diversity outreach program. He also founded Media Legends and MyersBizNet Media All-Stars. MyersBizNet’s MediaVillage.com is home to MediaBizBloggers, Wall St. Speaks Out on Media, Planet Ed and Lunch at Michael’s.
Jack is a cultural, economic and technology visionary, award-winning documentary film producer and author. His last book, Hooked Up: A New Generation’s Surprising Take on Sex, Politics and Saving the World, won the International Book Award for Youth Issues. 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 has been presented a World Music Award and co-produced the GE Focus Forward Films documentary series with Morgan Spurlock’s cinelan group, in which he is a partner.
Jack’s career includes sales and management positions at CBS, ABC and Metromedia. He is Chairman of the Board of International Radio and Television Society (IRTS), a Board Member of the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University, and 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. He is also a board member of the TD Foundation, serving the veteran families impacted by the conflicts in Afghanistan and the Mideast, and of the John A. Reisenbach Foundation, which supports safety in New York City.
MTV president Stephen Friedman touted the network's ability to reach Millennials anywhere via online and digital campaigns tied to individual programs and specials like the annual Video Music Awards. With new research showing its 18-34 target base wants more layered, involved programming of any genre, more than 85 projects are now in development, most ever at any time in MTV history. And what would this latest gathering for a Viacom-owned channel be without the implied swipe at Nielsen's rating mechanism? The honor fell to co-host Carly: "If the system worked, MTV would be No. 1 on infinity. It would track people everywhere ... (including) their toilets."Read More
New York Magazine’s essential online entertainment resource Vulture this week posted a video that ought to be of great interest (if not incredibly useful) to anyone who follows movies or television. It’s a primer of sorts for the upcoming theatrical film “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which will likely be the biggest of all the summer blockbusters thundering our way.Read More