Jack Myers is the nation’s leading Media Ecologist and is an Academy and Emmy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature, author of four books and executive producer of GE Focus Forward Films, winner of the Tribeca Film Festival Disruption Award. His honors include the George Foster Peabody Award, International Book Awards for Youth Issues and Women’s Issues, and a World Music Award. Prior to launching MediaVillage in the heart of the 2009 economic collapse, he studied and chronicled the business of media, advertising, marketing and entertainment for four decades, building an unequaled record of forecasting new technologies and their impact on culture, society and business. Jack considers himself a disruptor who has developed, tested and implemented a dozen innovative business models as an employee, collaborator and partner with companies as diverse as General Motors, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Aegis Group, ABC Radio, CBS-TV, Turner and AT&T. As a futurist, Jack is a sought-after speaker on the technology-led transformation of business, culture, society and relationships. His 2016 book and TEDWomen Talk on The Future of Men anticipated the #MeToo movement and shift in gender politics. MediaVillage hosts and manages more than 60 corporate thought-leadership sites, and is where the media and advertising industry gathers online for knowledge on transformative innovation, leadership and growth. Jack’s non-profit Jacaronda Foundation underwrites and supports several industry diversity and inclusion initiatives under the Jack Myers Knowledge Exchange brand. He studied media ecology at NYU with his mentor Dr. Neil Postman, who was mentored by Marshall McLuhan, a heritage that still guides Jack’s career. He’s also a graduate of the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, is married to Ronda Carnegie and has five children and four grandchildren, who guide his life.
If you didn’t catch the long-form interview with Jack Myers in Episode 11 of our InsiderInSites podcast with E.B. Moss, please listen to this brief bonus episode on Jack’s vision for the future of media and the origins of MediaVillage