CEO of Bloomberg Media
Justin B. Smith is Chief Executive Officer of Bloomberg Media Group, Bloomberg L.P.’s global multi-platform media organization that comprises digital, mobile, television, digital video, radio, print magazines and live events platforms. Since joining Bloomberg L.P. in September 2013, Justin has outlined a new vision to build the leading, next generation media company for global business by concentrating on the development of a series of digitally-led, multi-platform brands: Bloomberg Markets, Bloomberg Politics, Bloomberg Pursuits and Bloomberg Opinion, with more to come. In 2016, revenue has grown 8% across Bloomberg Media, with an increase of 21% in digital advertising sales and 27% in U.S. television. Traffic to Bloomberg.com has increased 38% in 2016 and Bloomberg has cemented its position as the leader in global business video. Crediting him as an “aggressive digital innovator,” Justin was named to The Hollywood Reporter’s 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media 2014. Prior to Bloomberg, Justin was President of Atlantic Media where he spearheaded a dramatic revitalization of The Atlantic and launched award-winning digital brands such as Quartz, The Atlantic Wire and Defense One. Under his leadership, Justin and his teams were recognized by The New York Times as “something of a marvel in the publishing world,” along with a number of awards, including Advertising Age’s 2010 “Publishing Executive of the Year,” Advertising Age’s 2010 “Magazine A-List” 2010 and min’s 2010 “Most Intriguing People in Media.” Previously, Justin served as President and Publisher of The Week magazine, where he introduced the U.S. version in 2001. In this role, he was named to Advertising Age’s 2006 “40 Under 40” ranking. Justin came to The Week from The Economist Group, where he led corporate strategy in London, Hong Kong and New York. He began his career in media at the International Herald Tribune in Paris and Hong Kong, helping to build the global newspaper’s conference business. Justin is the founder of Breaking Media, a network of websites, events and social media channels that includes Above the Law, Dealbreaker, Fashionista, Breaking Defense, Breaking Energy and Breaking Gov. He serves on the Board of Directors of Georgetown University, where he received his B.S. from the School of Foreign Service in 1991. Justin was named to the Board of Directors of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation Board of Directors in 2014, is a 2013 Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow and a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His philanthropic efforts include founding the Bali Purnati Center for the Arts and the Ouagadougou Education Project. Justin commutes between New York City and Washington, D.C., where he lives with his two children.
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