The Future of Digital Media
An overview of the transformations in digital media from newspapers to BuzzFeed to Netflix.
Jon Steinberg is the founder and CEO of Cheddar, a new video media company sitting at the intersection of business news and culture and just named to the Fast Company Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Media. He was named to Ad Age’s 2015 40 under 40. He sits on the board of Bustle and is an advisor to TheSkimm and Taboola.
He was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of DailyMail.com North America.
Steinberg grew U.S. revenue 45% while at Daily Mail and doubled direct advertising revenue. He played a leading role in building the company’s digital media assets in the US, including Daily Mail’s acquisition of Elite Daily and the launch of TrufflePig, a JV with Snapchat and WPP.
He joined DailyMail.com from BuzzFeed where he was President & Chief Operating Officer, responsible for business management, company operations, finance, and social advertising operations. Under his leadership, BuzzFeed became a global and profitable social advertising business working with over half of the top 100 brands. He grew the company from 15 employees to over 500. In 2012, Steinberg was named one of AdAge’s Media Mavens.
Steinberg was previously Strategic Partner Development Manager on Google’s SMB (small medium business) partnerships team. As a high schooler, he was an intern in Walt Disney Imagineering’s research and development group.
Steinberg is a graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University. He sits on the board of Temple Israel. He lives with his wife, two little kids, and cat on New York’s Upper East Side.