Month: June 2019

BETTING ON YOURSELE

Dean Harris

Michael Loeb, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Loeb is a serial entrepreneur and the founder & CEO of Loeb. nyc.

After starting his career at Time Inc., Michael co-founded the Synapse Group with then partner, Jay Walker. Under Michael’s direction, Synapse grew to become the largest seller of consumer magazine subscriptions worldwide, with its patented credit card-based Continuous Service model. Michael and Jay went on to incubate Priceline.com at Synapse, leveraging a shared team of operations and capital.

When Synapse Group was sold to Time Warner for $800mm in 2006, Michael formed Loeb Enterprises with partner, Rich Vogel to ideate and develop new business concepts. The largest of those ventures was ScriptRelief, a first of its kind pharmacy discount provider that has a membership in excess of 12 million Americas which saves patients billions on their prescriptions. Script Relief was recently sold to United Healthcare for an undisclosed amount.

As of 2019, self-funded Loeb Enterprises, rebranded to Loeb. NYC, is building and managing a portfolio of over 20 curated companies, most of which are domiciled at Loeb headquarters in Manhattan and half of which are executions of Loeb concepts. Under Michael’s leadership, Loeb. NYC has established a new model for startups. By pairing exceptional strategic and executional talent with passionate founders, and CEOs plus capital. Loeb. NYC significantly derisks startup launches of the 20 companies, Loeb expects enough bonafide unicorns to populate a small corral.

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-loeb/

CPB

Dean Harris

Alex Bogusky, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Engineer, CPB

Alex Bogusky’s career in advertising began over 20 years ago when he joined a 16-person ad agency called Crispin & Porter. Under Alex’s direction, CPB grew to more than 1,000 employees with offices in Miami, Boulder, Los Angeles, London and Sweden, and with annual billings over $1 billion. During Alex’s leadership, CPB became the world’s most awarded advertising agency, and in 2010, Alex received the rare honor of being named “Creative Director of the Decade” by Adweek magazine.

After leaving CPB in 2010, Alex focused on being an entrepreneur, designer and investor. Along with his wife, Ana, he launched COMMON, a community for accelerating social ventures, and advertising agencies Made and Humanaut. As an advisor and angel investor, he has worked with dozens of start-ups, including Lyft and SpotX, and founded Batshit Crazy Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund.

Always drawn to social responsibility, Alex created groundbreaking initiatives such as the “Truth” campaign, which was named the most successful social advertising campaign in U.S. history. His work with Vice President Al Gore debunked the notion of “clean coal.” And in 2011, Alex rebranded The Climate Reality Project and launched 24 Hours of Reality – the most highly viewed streaming web event to date.

In mid-2018, Alex returned to CPB as Co-Founder and Chief Creative Engineer, where he leads in all aspects of the agency, including creative direction, innovation, strategy and talent.

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexbogusky/

THE GOLDEN AGE OF ADVERTISING

Josh-Golden

Josh Golden, President and Publisher, Ad Age

Over two decades of award-winning integrated/digital experience in advertising, brand marketing, technology and production. Providing senior leadership across a wide array of businesses as a startup runner, content publisher and agency and brand leader. Maintaining an entrepreneurial approach to grow brands, teams and revenue across multiple categories and geographies.

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshuaj-golden/

TAB BRANDS

Dean Harris

Dean Harris, Co-Founder, CMO, TabBrands

Dean Harris has an extensive background building brands and businesses. He has served as the Head of Marketing/Chief Marketing Officer for HotJobs, Vonage, Kayak, kgb and BlueCava, Three of these brands went public and two were acquired. Before his CMO work, he co-founded and ran a full-service ad agency in New York City and Connecticut with accounts that included: Coca-Cola, J&J, Citi and Sotheby’s.

Dean was educated at Carleton College, the Columbia School of International Affairs and Columbia Business School. He was named a BrandWeek Marketer of the Year and won an EFFIE award for advertising effectiveness.

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/dean-harris/