Meet the CEOs
Did you know that 20% of your communication budget with a traditional agency goes directly toward keeping their lights on? Wouldn’t you rather have that 20% go to more or better service? We have a decentralized model that mirrors the innovation of the companies we represent which gives our clients access to the best expertise on a global scale.
Chief Executive Officer
Briz Media Group’s founder has been at the forefront between the cross-section of traditional and digital public relations. Active in the technology scene since the early 2000’s, David has an extensive knowledge of the industry, and deep relationships with its influencers. David is responsible for the overall agency direction and management, and new product development. Over the course of his 20+ year career, he has made his mark by working with brands and agencies, big and small, to develop, manage, and execute successful strategic communications programs that build businesses and serve as a catalyst for conversation. David’s client experience includes representation of Cheetah Mobile, SapientNitro, Vungle, M&C Saatchi Mobile, Criteo, among many others.
Chief Everything Officer
At Briz Media Group, Melody is responsible for everything from new business to account management. She has over ten years of experience elevating the profile of organizations and executive leadership on a global basis, through the creation and implementation of innovative marketing and communications programs that drive brand awareness, media coverage, client loyalty, lead generation and customer acquisition. She has a proven track record for creating and seamlessly executing events, public relations and social media campaigns, strategic partnerships, content creation and thought leadership development at companies, including Grey Advertising, DDB Worldwide and Interbrand.
Chief Effectiveness Officer
Joe is one of the top media and presentation trainers in NYC. He leads Briz Media Group's Content Message Delivery (CMD) Program. Joe works with clients in range of businesses including tech, finance, fashion, the media and the arts. Clients include Betaworks, Expa, Bank of America, Wealthfront.com, Quire.com SmartThings, Van Cleef & Arpels, Remy Martin, Rachel Roy, Viacom, POV, Business Insider and Artnet to name a few. Joe's was editor in chief of Details magazine and was responsible for turning Star from a supermarket tabloid into a glossy magazine. He's written for the New York Times, Gourmet, Departures and New York magazine among many others. To learn more about his methods read his feature story published in First Round Review.
Chief Engagement Officer
Tamara brings eight years of experience developing engaged online communities to the Briz Media Group team. Through dedicated research and strategy implementation, she stays in-the-know for all things social media. Tamara's experience, goal oriented personality, and understanding of engagement and metrics lead her to create social media solutions that provide measurable results. Before joining Briz, Tamara developed and managed social media efforts for clients in healthcare, technology, and mobile industry.
Chief Editing Officer
Jeremy heads up Briz Media Group's Content Marketing team. For over 15 years, Jeremy has been working with companies looking to embrace the future before their competitors do. Under Jeremy’s leadership, Kiehl’s won the 2009 WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development, achieved a Top 25 ranking in the L2 Digital IQ Index in the Beauty & Skincare category, and received a Top 50 Facebook IQ ranking amongst all luxury brands. He has also managed partnerships with Beyoncé’s Deréon line for Temptu and founded Unilever's first-ever luxury division. Jeremy's views have been featured in publications such as Mashable, Wall Street Journal, Smart Money, ReadWriteWeb, The Next Web, The Star-Ledger, and Internet Retailer Magazine, and his campaigns have been featured in Gawker and Ads of the World.
Chief Events Officer
Jennifer has over 15 years of experience in Public Relations, working with a variety of clients in the technology, corporate, human capital, education and consumer industries. Her specialty is in speaking opportunities and client award programs. Jen has worked with a vast range of emerging technologies and growing companies to build brands that will remain in the media's eye for years to come. Jennifer’s background in high-tech public relations has allowed her to quickly jump into new technology markets, such as web video and content delivery, music technology, satellite communications and more.
Meet the Connectors
Connectors is a newly-launched network-advisory board comprised of some of the best and brightest influencers and power players in the communications and marketing industries. These high-profile executives are committed to help bring new innovative ideas, thinking and guidance to our agency, clients, and the communications industry at large. These experts are only a phone call or click away from connecting you to that one person who can help propel your business to the next level.
Former president, Buzzfeed, Criteo, Yahoo, AOL
Greg is the former president of BuzzFeed, where he also sits on the company's Board of Directors to scale social advertising globally and expand mobile, video and ad products. Coleman has been advising the company since 2010. Most recently, he was the President of advertising technology company Criteo. Greg has previously held roles as President and Chief Revenue Officer at the Huffington Post and the EVP of Global Sales at Yahoo. He also served as President of Platform-A at AOL from February to April of 2009 and was formerly Senior Vice President of Reader’s Digest Association and president of U.S. Magazine Publishing. At CBS, Inc., he spent 10 years leading advertising efforts for Woman’s Day as Vice President and National Sales Manager. Greg holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Georgetown University and attended the M.B.A. program at New York University. He is an adjunct professor at New York University's Stern School of Business where he teaches a class on digital marketing and innovation.
Co-founder & Chairman Emeritus at Advertising Week & Chairman of the 4A’s, Founder and former executive chairman of Euro RSCG North America
Ron served various top posts within the Havas-owned network including stints as CEO of both Euro RSCG New York and San Francisco. He is the man credited with coming up with the “Time to make the donuts” campaign for Dunkin Donuts, which made the Museum of Broadcasting list as one of the best TV campaigns of the 80’s.
Founder & CEO of Akila One
Over the course of her career, Aurelie ran Cheetah Mobile's global B2B marketing and business development organizations, was instrumental in building QuinStreet towards its IPO, and in growing SendMe to $120M annual mobile revenues. McKinsey-trained, she holds an MBA, as well as an MSc in Engineering Chemistry. Aurelie is President Emeritus of Women in Wireless, which she grew to more than 12,000 members worldwide. Aurelie is the author of The Mobile Native's Guide to Marketing, published with App Annie, and a sought-after conference speaker and contributor to media publications. In 2016, she was named one of 25 Mobile Women to Watch by Mobile Marketer.
CMO Action IQ, Investor & Advisor at Appluence Inc., former COO and advisor at Braze (formerly Appboy)
Marc is a 20-year veteran of e-commerce and has been on the cutting edge of e-marketing since its inception, building large, direct marketing-driven e-commerce sites and online communities, as well as executing multi-channel retailing strategies. He held senior marketing and management roles at Barnes & Noble, Jigsaw (acquired by Salesforce.com), Capcom Entertainment, where he helped launch the online entertainment business; Palm Inc., where he helped initiate the e-commerce business; and Egghead.com (acquired by Amazon). Marc has an MBA from UCLA and an engineering degree from the University of Michigan.
CRO at Digital Trends
Prior to joining Digital Trends, Andrew was the Executive Vice President of Advertising Sales at Break Media (now Defy Media), and was responsible for developing and implementing Defy Media’s advertising sales strategy. He also oversaw all of the network’s advertising sales, strategic planning, operations, and promotions initiatives. Andrew joined Defy Media from CourtTV (now truTV), where he was Vice President of Sales. Andrew is a graduate of Boston University and has served as a consultant and advisor to a number of start-ups in the digital media world.
Vice President of Corporate Partnerships at Dynamic Signal
David is an online advertising/technology veteran with more than 15 years of experience in the digital space. Before joining Dynamic Signal, David was at Salesforce.com, following that company’s acquisition of Buddy Media, where he was VP of Business Development. David co-founded Media6Degrees—now called Dstillery—and held senior positions at Didit Search Marketing and at DoubleClick, which was acquired by Google.