Press
Press
Through a mix of publications, press releases, participation on industry panels, and more, we strive to be a voice in the digital content community. This archive chronicles our mentions in and contributions to the press.

For press inquires, please contact Lenny Adler at ladler@magnetmediafilms.com or (646) 883-8981 ext. 1021.
  • Magnet Media Names Neil Chase, Chief Strategy Officer

    February 2016

    Magnet Media, a leading strategic studio, today expanded its strategy practice and named Neil Chase, formerly of Federated Media, as its first chief strategy officer. Magnet Media will now offer its clients – including top brands, publishers, and media agencies – a full-service approach to planning, creating and distributing video content in the most effective and efficient ways. Chase brings extensive industry connections, as well as experience from both the publisher and brand sides, to the company’s leadership team.

  • Magnet Media Adds to Growing Team with Four New Hires in Syndication, Business Development, and Production

    September 2015

    Magnet Media is pleased to announce the hire of four new team members to bolster its expanding syndication, business development, and production efforts. “It’s important to Magnet’s success to continue building on our talent pool, hiring seasoned subject matter experts in their respective areas,” said Magnet Media CEO Megan Cunningham.






  • Magnet Media Adds to Growing Team with Four New Hires – In Finance, Syndication, Business Development, and Marketing

    July 2015

    Magnet Media is pleased to announce the hire of four new team members to bolster its expanding finance, syndication, business
    development, and marketing efforts. “We are delighted to have new talent from leading companies join our growing team at
    Magnet Media. Each of these new team members brings impressive experience along with the right mix of creativity and strategy to drive the business forward. They are exactly who we need during a time when we’re experiencing unprecedented growth,” said Magnet Media CEO Megan Cunningham.






  • INDmusic and Magnet Media form Creative Development Partnership, Will Live Stream Music Events

    July 2015

    Magnet Media and INDMUSIC announce a creative development partnership focusing on live streaming music events with IND creators, leading musicians, and social celebrities. INDMUSIC’s top artists and labels – generating upwards of 300M+ streams per month on YouTube – will be selectively represented in a series of exclusive live streaming performances on YouTube.






  • National Geographic Kids & Magnet Media Premiere ’50 Birds, 50 States’ Original Animated Series

    July 2015

    National Geographic Kids and Magnet Media announce the launch of 50 Birds, 50 States, an original, animated series created and produced by Magnet Media for National Geographic Kids’ digital properties. The series was just named a finalist in the Cynopsis Kids !magination Awards in the category of Interstitial Series.






  • Magnet Media wins W3 Award for Live Google+ Hangout Production for Toyota

    October 2014

    Magnet Media, a leader in providing strategic and creative content solutions for brands, is pleased to announce its Silver Award win as part of the 2014 W3 Awards, which honor the best in websites, online marketing, mobile sites/apps, web video, and social media.






  • PBS Launching 4 New Digital Original Series

    May 2014

    PBS is expanding its digital-video footprint, announcing four new series bowing on YouTube and other platforms that will join its current lineup of 30-plus original shows. Two of the new shows are launching today on the PBS Digital Studios’ YouTube network, both produced in partnership with Magnet Media: “Bongo Bongo,” about the history of English-language words; and “Food Buzz,” covering the latest news in the food blogosphere and the history, science and psychology behind a variety of food memes.






  • PBS Bongo Bongo, A New Web Series Exploring the Etymology of English Words

    May 2014

    PBS Bongo Bongo is a new web series by Magnet Media in partnership with PBS Digital Studios that explores the etymology of words in the English language. The first episode of the series sees host Ethan Fixell looking at the meaning behind the word “rant” in the English language.






  • Q&A: Magnet Media’s Megan Cunningham On Video Trends

    December 2013

    Megan Cunningham is founder/CEO of Magnet Media, Inc., known for its pioneering approach to reaching audiences through compelling storytelling on emerging platforms. She is respected for crafting innovative business models and producing compelling digital content for a number of leading media companies, technology companies and brands. Following are highlights of an interview in which she shared her thoughts on how video will evolve in 2014.






  • PBS Digital Studios and Magnet Media Originals Unveil Original Series at NYC Event

    December 2013

    PBS Digital Studios and Magnet Media’s Originals division held an official launch party to unveil two new original video series Wednesday night, December 11, 2013 at Magnet Media’s midtown Manhattan headquarters.






  • PBS Digital Teams with Magnet Media on a Pair of YouTube Series (Exclusive)

    December 2013

    PBS Digital Studios has partnered with Magnet Media’s original content arm, Magnet Media Originals, to develop and produce two new web series for the PBS’ video network on YouTube.






  • Women in Business: Q&A with Megan Cunningham, Founder and CEO of Magnet Media

    December 2013

    Prior to founding Magnet, Megan had a career in production at PBS, HBO, Nickelodean and HBO as well as a stint as Director of Biz Dev at Virtual Media. Recently Megan launched a new division of Magnet Media, Magnet Media Originals, designed to create original content digital programming in the vein of Netflix and Amazon. How has your life experience made you the leader you are today…?






  • RELEASE: PBS Digital Studios and Magnet Media Discuss Smart Content at the 2013 Pivot Conference

    October 2013

    AS C.E.O. of a fast-growing company, Magnet Media, I’m really committed to maintaining close relationships with clients. I think that’s key to quality service. Even though we are proponents about the power of digital marketing, there’s still nothing like being in a face-to-face meeting with a client and developing a relationship.






  • NYER: The Portfolio Approach to Innovation

    October 2013

    My company, Magnet Media, is a full service marketing firm that I founded in 2000, and it’s an understatement to say that the past decade has been a dynamic one for those in the media industry.






  • RELEASE: Magnet Media Inc. Announces Advertising Week Sponsorship and Event Coverage

    September 2013

    Magnet Media, Inc. has signed on to be an official sponsor of the 10th annual Advertising Week, being held this week at various locations around Manhattan. Magnet Media joins Google, Facebook, Buzzfeed, Twitter and many other digital and advertising heavyweights in sponsoring the weeklong event, culminating on Friday, September 27th.






  • RELEASE: Magnet Media Originals Launch First Web Series “Soccer Academy”

    September 2013

    On Tuesday, September 24th, Magnet Media Originals, a division of Magnet Media, will launch their first web series, “Soccer Academy.”






  • RELEASE: Magnet Media Inc. Featured in ‘Meet the Makers’ Event Series

    July 2013

    On Thursday, July 18, Magnet Media Inc.’s Vice President, Head of Strategic Practice, Mike Raffensperger will presented as part of MAKERS’ Meet The Makers series. Mike gave a short talk entitled Think.Make.Reach: How to Engage Your Audience through Content Marketing to a crowd of 200 people.






  • WIRED: ‘Competing With a Successful Content Marketing Strategy’, by Megan Cunningham

    July 2013

    The history of content marketing is fairly short; but what it lacks in longevity, it makes up for in dramatic turning points and escalating influence. It allows marketers to connect to audiences with captivating storytelling through a variety of content mediums.






  • RELEASE: Open House NYC

    May 2013

    Nearly 100 guests, including friends, clients, press, and business partners, attended Magnet Media’s invite-only open-house event at its new NYC headquarters. With food, drinks, music, networking, and celebrating, the event presented the perfect way to introduce Magnet’s new office space and next-generation studios.






  • RELEASE: Open House West Coast

    May 2013

    Magnet Media Originals hosted its first-ever NewFronts breakfast to unveil its slate of original programming. Presented in partnership with Associated Press, AOL, MSN, Alloy Digital DBG, KickTV, and Innovative Artists Digital Media, the screening, which focused on unscripted series, showcased exclusive content and distribution opportunities.






  • WSJ.COM: Newfronts WSJ

    April 2013

    Magnet Media Originals, a division of Magnet Media, hosted its first-ever NewFronts breakfast screening of web originals programing. Presented in partnership with the Associated Press, AOL, MSN, Alloy Digital DBG, KickTV, and Innovative Artists Digital Media, the screening featured exclusive content and distribution opportunities and special guests.






  • RELEASE: Magnet Media Originals Unveils Programming Slate at NewFronts Breakfast

    April 2013

    Magnet Media Originals hosted its first-ever NewFronts breakfast to unveil its slate of original programming. Presented in partnership with Associated Press, AOL, MSN, Alloy Digital DBG, KickTV, and Innovative Artists Digital Media, the screening, which focused on unscripted series, showcased exclusive content and distribution opportunities.






  • CRAIN’S NY: Executive Moves: Drea Bernardi

    March 2013

    Drea Bernardi was the former Media Production Coordinator at Mario Batali before moving over to Magnet Media Originals as the new Director of Content Development.






  • CRAIN’S NY: CES 2012 Branded Content Panel Features Magnet Media CEO, Megan Cunningham

    February 2013

    Matt Ballek, 33, joined Magnet Media as Director of Strategic Distribution Services. He was formerly Director, Client Services at Outrigger Media.






  • RELEASE: CES 2012 Branded Content Panel Features Magnet Media CEO, Megan Cunningham

    January 2012

    Magnet Media CEO Megan Cunningham spoke on the “Working with Brands and Content Creators” panel at the International Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Presented by The International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV), the panel explored the unique and growing opportunities and challenges of developing online video content, as well as diving into the future of integrating brands and products into serialized web series.






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