“As early adopters of technology and all new access points to the Web – including smart phones, tablets, and web enabled TV services – we were struck by how poor the user experience was compared to PC access. Sites are often mirrored on these devices, not developed to work best on each platform. And relevancy of advertising is often not relevant at all. Experiencing the ramp of the desktop Web, we understand and are passionate about helping great content brand sites build for emerging media devices, along with high quality, effective advertising to support this segment’s economics and to ultimately drive the growth of overall consumer experience exponentially.
Smart Device Media was started to create a gateway by which high quality content brands and targeted digital advertising could be effectively and profitably delivered into the ecosystem of the smart, connected devices that represent the future primary access points for consumers online.
We look forward to working with you.
Jason Young, Founder
A 20 year media industry veteran, Jason has been at the forefront of the digital advertising market in the US. Having spent nearly two decades with technology media titan Ziff Davis (the last three years as CEO), Jason helped craft and execute the strategies that transformed market leading brands like PC Magazine from print to digital distribution. With expertise in emerging digital advertising trends, Jason has lent his vision as a leader in key industry organizations like American Business Media, Interactive Advertising Bureau, and Google Publisher Advisory Committee. Jason resides in Larchmont, NY with his wife Melissa and three kids.
Tom Jones, Founder
A 22 year media veteran with the bulk of his career spent in interactive, Tom is an expert in driving the global monetization, operations and strategy for top digital businesses. Having over the last 20+ years held key executive positions at CBS interactive, CNET, ZDNet and Ziff Davis, Tom has been an industry leader in defining and creating new products and revenue models for leading sites like CBS Sports, March Madness on Demand, CNET and Gamespot. The sites in Tom’s portfolio have been consistently recognized with industry awards including Webby, Forbes and Eppy. Tom resides in Newport Beach, CA with his wife Terri and four kids.
With 15 years of media industry experience, Neil is a leader in both the strategic and financial operations of new media businesses. Over the past eight years at Ziff Davis (the last three years as CFO) , Neil helped transform the tech publisher through its migration from print to digital while leading the company’s efforts in the areas of domestic/ international licensing and corporate development. Neil’s digital experience includes being part of the team within The Walt Disney Company to launch ABCNEWS.com, serving in both editorial and business development roles. Neil resides in Millburn, NJ with his wife Kerry and two kids.
With over 15 years of digital media experience, Jim is a proven leader in digital marketing, including sales development, ad product creation, public relations and team building. Jim helped to open and run InfoSeek’s NY digital sales offices in 1996, served as Marketing Director for Walt Disney Internet’s GO.com, and as an Executive Director for AOL. For the past eight years, Jim managed and led Ziff Davis’ digital marketing group, most recently as VP, Marketing and Ad Operations. With Ziff Davis’ team, he helped to grow the company’s digital business and ultimately transform it to an all-digital platform. Jim resides in Fairfield, CT with his wife Jessica, and three kids.