Digital Publishing Director
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Allan has more than 20 years of experience
at leading print and online properties. He has held editorial, marketing,
and production positions at New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, HR Outsourcing
Today, MediaPost, and the high-tech B2B publications of F&G Thomson
In the Internet era, Allan joined
Mediapost.com, developing and launching its monthly print companion, MEDIA
Magazine (now called OMMA). As Editor and Publishing Director, he oversaw
all aspects from editorial, design, and production to email marketing and
circulation. He also wrote the magazine's "Media Circus" column, moderated
MEDIA's "Forecast 2002" conference, and created a spin-off edition of MEDIA
dealing with traditional advertising.
His Web projects include TheFrequency.com,
PDFchecker.com, and KerryEdwards.org, which was launched 18 months before
that ticket formed. He also serves as Online Community Leader for an executive
network where he improves the member experience by managing content and
networking features, leading online sessions and forums, and working
with expert moderators and other contributors to bring interesting content
to the site.
Allan graduated with honors from Columbia
University and was a news announcer on the college radio station, WKCR. He
is in the Master's Program in Interactive Communications at Quinnipiac
University, studying Second Life, RSS widgets, and "Building Consensus Online."
He lives in Westport, CT, with his wife and two children.