Profile

jbpass

I offer thought leadership and strategic insights into the leading edge of content and technology markets for executives in search of new approaches to successful online and mobile  information products and services. As an industry analyst and management consultant, I love helping companies of all sizes to look at their opportunities in new and exciting ways that are informed by the most important emerging media and technology trends for business and consumer markets. My career experience covers both communicating effectively at the most senior levels of executive management and ”hands on” knowledge of information product development, management, marketing and support.

I founded Shore Communications Inc. in 1997, specializing in research and advisory services and strategic marketing consulting for publishers and content service providers in enterprise and media markets. My engagements have included strategic marketing consulting for major corporations and startups as well as speaking engagements at major conferences and advisory services for senior industry executives.

I am the author of the book “Content Nation: Surviving and Thriving as Social Media Changes Our Work, Our Lives and Our Future,” published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in January 2009. I speak frequently at industry and corporate events on publishing in enterprise and media markets and support the press with interviews and quotes.

Prior to being an industry analyst I spent many years as an executive responsible for the marketing, research, product management and development  of leading-edge business information and media services, including the marketing and development of financial information services at global financial publishers and financial services companies (Citicorp, Quotron and for Reuters Holdings PLC), informed by earlier experience in human factors engineering, communications network engineering, broadcast media and sales. I served as a Vice President and Lead Analyst at Outsell, Inc., covering markets for content technologies and financial and corporate information markets for research reports.

Awards

My ContentBlogger weblog won the Software and Information Industry Association 2007 CODiE award for Best Media Blog. Shore was recognized twice by EContent Magazine as one of the top 100 companies to watch in the content industry. For my market research I received the Vendor of the Year award from Standard & Poor’s in 2001.

Areas of Expertise

Content publishing, content technology, knowledge management, online collaboration, strategic content marketing, market research, market analysis, business plan development and analysis, product analysis and development, user interface design and development, financial information markets, real-time financial information distribution, speaking, authoring.

Press

Major media companies that have interviewed me and quoted me through the years include:

  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Financial Times
  • Washington Post
  • Denver Post
  • USA Today
  • Marketplace radio
  • ABC Radio National
  • CEO Magazine
  • Information Today
  • EContent Magazine
  • Upgrade Magazine
  • BusinessNow television
  • Wall Street and Technology
  • Waters Magazine
  • Securities Industry News
  • Red Herring

Speaking

I speak both at conference and private events and for client presentations and webinars. My conference engagments have included:

  • SIIA Information Industry Summit
  • SIIA NetGain
  • SIIA Financial Information Summit (Rome)
  • SLA Annual Conference
  • The National Press Club
  • The Commonwealth Club
  • ASIDIC
  • NFAIS
  • Buying and Selling eContent
  • Search Engine Strategies
  • Infovision (India)
  • InfoCommerce Annual Conference
  • OCLC Symposium
  • TransPromo Annual Conference
  • Uchida Spectrum User Symposium (Tokyo)

Resume/CV

The full details here: (PDF)

Education

B.A., English: Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut. Post-graduate studies in Management, Marketing, Accounting, Business Analysis, Financial Markets, Structured Systems Analysis,  Advanced Communications Networks and Theology.

Personal

I love to travel, to enjoy the world’s many cultures and to help people everywhere to understand how to work together for a greater good. My family and I also love nature, sailing, music and visual arts of all kinds, and appreciate things from the ancient past, today and tomorrow’s leading edge. I am devoted to my faith, but equally eager to accept all people of all backgrounds and walks of life as a part of living out that faith.