Writing, Press, Awards

Selected Writings

Google, Programmatic Ad Buying, And The Open Web (Thought Catalog, May 2016)

Network Effects And The New Physics Of Digital Media (NY Observer, May 2016)

How Fast Is Digital Publisher Revenue Growing? Not As Fast As You Think (NY Observer, April 2016)

New Media's Shift From Product- To Service-Driven Revenue (NY Observer, April 2016)

Mashable And The Challenge Of Venture-Funded Media (NY Observer, April 2016)

The Tide Will Turn On Branded Content (AdExchanger, October 2015)

Ad-Blocking Is Painful, But Not An Apocalypse (AdExchanger, September 2015)

How Much Is Your Direct Sales Team Really Worth? (AdExchanger, August 2015)

The Weird Economics Of Digital Media (Thought Catalog, March 2015)

15 Lessons From My 20s I'll Live By In My 30s (Thought Catalog, November 2014)

Dear Silicon Valey, The Ads Are The Hard Part (Digiday, December 2012)

A Letter Home From South Sudan (Wesleyan Magazine, November, 2012)

Everyone Should Write (Thought Catalog, October 2012)

How Much Are We Worth? (Thought Catalog, October 2012)


AdWeek Young Influentials List (2019)

Silver Cannes Lions - Media, Use Of Social Platforms - 'Never Gunna GIF You Up' for Absolut Vodka (2018)

Bronze Cannes Lion - Social & Influencer, Food & Drink - "GIForade" for Gatorade (2018)

Bronze Cannes Lion - Entertainment - "GIForade" for Gatorade (2018)

Gold CLIO - Social Media, Direct - "GIForade" for Gatorade (2018)

Silver CLIO - Social Media, Single Platform Campaign  - "GIForade" for Gatorade (2018)

Shorty Award - Best Graphics, Food & Bev - Absolut Vodka (2018) 

Forbes 30 Under 30 (2014)


Social Media Week (2019)

Mobile World Congress Americas (2018)

Betaworks Builders: Future Tech For Brands (2018)

Advertising Week Keynote Panel (2018)

Vivatech (2018)

AdMonsters Conference Keynote (August, 2015)

Yale Publishing Course (July, 2015)

Social Media Week (2013)


AdAge 'Ad Lib' Podcast (May 2019)

Digital Trends Live (Episode 101, April 2019)

On Growing A Profitable Media Business In 2016 (Digiday Podcast, October 2016)

Content-Sutra Podcast - Can Ad Supported Media Survive? (Podcast - Contently, December 2015)

Selected Press Coverage

Wells Fargo Partners With Giphy for GIFs About NBA Playoffs (Quote - MediaPost - June 2019)

GIFS, Emojis, And Stickers: Can It Help You Get The Engagement You Desire On Social? (Quote - Marketing Interactive - Feb 2019)

'Going Where The Customer Is': Marketers Are Coming For Messaging Apps (Quote - Digiday - December 2018)

W Hotels Wakes Up To The Power Of The GIF (Quote - AdExchanger - Oct 2018)

How This Massive Search Engine Is Finally Going To Make Money (Quote - Inc. - June 2018)

Bootstrapped Thought Catalog Thinks Big, Stays Lean (Interview with AdExchanger, June 2016)

Media Websites Battle Faltering Ad Revenue And Traffic (Quote - The New York Times, April 2016)

Web Publishers Aren't Feeling The Heat From Mobile Ad-Blocking Yet (Quote - The Wall Street Journal, September 2015)

How Thought Catalog Built A Site Millennials Actually Want To Read (Business Profile - Native Advertising, April 2015)

The Nice Internet: Websites Like Thought Catalog And Upworthy Aim To Uplift (Business Profile - The New York Times, July 2014)

Thought Catalog Tries E-Books (Business Profile - Digiday, November 2012

The Great Banner Ad Debate (Quote - Digiday, May 2012)

Thought Catalog Wants to Capture The Millennial Moment (Business Profile - Digiday, April 2012

EPHAS Empowering Students Around The Globe With Photography (BostInno.com, June 2011)

Evolve Media Buys Affluent Marketing Firm Martini Media (MediaPost, June 2015)