Jack Myers
Summit Alumni

Jack Myers

Media Ecologist / Chairman, MyersBizNet

Jack Myers is a media ecologist and chairman of MyersBizNet, a community of more than 200 media and advertising companies. MyersBizNet's community organizations include Women in Media Mentoring Initiative, MediaVillage, and Media Legends. Myers is the recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award, has won the Crystal Heart Award from the Heartland ... more

Jack's Bio

Jack Myers is a media ecologist and chairman of MyersBizNet, a community of more than 200 media and advertising companies. MyersBizNet's community organizations include Women in Media Mentoring Initiative, MediaVillage, and Media Legends.

Myers is the recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award, has won the Crystal Heart Award from the Heartland Film Festival, and has been nominated for both an Academy Award and an Emmy Award for Best Documentary Feature. He has been presented with a World Music Award, and he co-produced the GE Focus Forward Films documentary series with Morgan Spurlock's cinelan group, in which Myers is a partner. From 2003 to 2008 he headed Television Production Partners, a Los Angeles-based programming studio funded by 10 major global marketers, including General Motors, Coca-Cola, AT&T, MasterCard, Reebok, and Campbell Soup Company.

 

Myers is a technological and economic visionary, an author, and founder of the Women in Media Mentoring Initiative, Media Village, and Syracuse University Newhouse Network. His latest 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 a finalist for the USA Book Award. MyersBizNet provides members with economic intelligence, marketing and communications resources, sales development tools, and career enhancement programs, and Myers also has personal investments in a portfolio of more than three dozen digital media and entertainment companies.

 

Myers' career includes sales and management positions at CBS Television, ABC Radio, and Metromedia Outdoor. From 1984 to 2008, he consulted for more than 250 media companies, marketers, and agencies, including General Motors, Campbell Soup, CBS, Turner Broadcasting, ABC-TV, TJX Corp, Aegis Group, NASCAR, 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.

 

Myers 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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