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Jack Myers
Jack Myers is a cultural, economic, and technology visionary; an award-winning documentary film producer; and an author who has researched and reported on the impact of media and technology on society for more than forty years. Jack is the author of The Future of Men: Masculinity in the Twenty-First Century and four previous books, including Virtual Worlds: Rewiring Our Emotional DNA, Reconnecting with Customers: Building Brands and Profits in the Relationship Age, and Adbashing: Surviving the Attacks on Advertising. His fourth book, Hooked Up: A New Generation’s Surprising Take on Sex, Politics, and Saving the World, received International Book Awards in the Youth Issues and Women’s Issues categories. Jack is founder of Women Advancing, a 7,500-member all-women’s dual-mentoring support group, and he passionately believes that society needs to recognize how successful the women’s movement has been and will continue to be, as well as identify and address the implications for men, especially for young men and boys.

Entries by Jack Myers

Why Men Need to Speak Out Against Rape Culture

(3) Comments | Posted June 13, 2016 | 9:13 PM

By now, you've definitely heard of the rape case that has the whole country talking. Last March, former Stanford student Brock Turner was convicted of sexual assault after being found "thrusting" on top of a half-naked, unconscious woman behind a dumpster. Last Thursday, he was sentenced to 6 months in...

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클린턴이 남성 표를 얻을 수 있는 5가지 방법

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2016 | 10:33 PM

정치적 올바름에 대한 철저한 무관심, 터무니없는 발언, 더 나은 미국에 대한 끝없는 약속을 내세워 공화당 대선 후보로 사실상 확정된 도널드 트럼프는 진정 강력하고 그만큼이나 파괴적인 것에 다가갔다. 젊고 낙담한, 분노한 남성들의 더 대담해진 공공연한 지지다.

남성들이 아직도 대부분의 힘을 장악하고 있는 지금, 남성 집단이 목소리가 없으며 권리를 잃고 있다고 느낀다는...

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How Hillary Can Capture the Male Vote

(85) Comments | Posted June 6, 2016 | 2:25 PM

With his complete disregard for political correctness, outrageous comments, and unending promises for a better America, Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump has tapped into something truly powerful and equally destructive: an emboldened vocal base of young, discouraged, and angry men.

While it may seem ludicrous that a group of...

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Hillary's Man Problem and Why It's Hurting Her Chances

(1) Comments | Posted June 2, 2016 | 2:42 PM

In a recent survey of 1,500 college-educated young people ages 18 to 26, young men indicated that they intend to vote almost exclusively for the candidate who makes the best case for job creation and educational opportunities. While on opposite sides of the political spectrum, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump...

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Trump Is Playing the 'Woe Is Men' Card

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2016 | 10:47 AM

The rise of Donald Trump -- and the anger he is exploiting -- is exposing a masculinity crisis among men today: men who are desperately clinging to traditional notions of what it means to be "real man" in terms of physical strength, financial stability, and regulatory power in a world in which that definition...

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David Brooks Sees Post-Trump Problems with Men. I'm Offering Solutions

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2016 | 10:47 AM

A lot of us are asking -- why has Donald Trump gotten this far in the Republican presidential campaign? Part of Trump's unprecedented success has to do with male anger. In a recent New York Times op ed, David Brooks wrote on the need for a new national identity:

"We'll probably need...

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Does Mad Men Foretell the Future of Men?

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 11:41 AM

What is the future of men? Followers of AMC's Mad Men will be asking that question as the final episodes unfold over the next few weeks. The concluding seven-episode arc of Mad Men clearly personifies the pain caused, both to men and those we love, by antiquated and self-destructive conceptions...

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The Future of Men: Lean Back

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 1:50 PM

In 1966, James Brown topped the Billboard charts howling "this is a man's world." The world has changed.

In 1970, women earned roughly 4 percent of family income in the United States; today, women earn more than 40 percent of average family income. Since 1980, women's average...

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Will & Grace: The TV Series That Changed America

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 9:00 PM

In recognition of Pride Week, the following is an exclusive adaptation of an excerpt from my forthcoming book, The Future of Men: End of the Age of Dominant Males, an in-depth cultural, societal and genetic exploration of the impact on men of the emergence and growing power of women. In...

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It's Stability, Stupid; Not Change! How Romney Just Blew the Election

(11) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 11:43 AM

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney suddenly last week co-opted the mantra "agent of change" that Barack Obama proudly used to carry him to the presidency four years ago and that he had sustained into this election cycle. "We recognize this is a year with a big choice, and the American people...

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Can a Romney Presidency Connect With Young People? NO!

(2) Comments | Posted October 26, 2012 | 3:44 PM

Can a Romney presidency connect with and be embraced by the 21 million first-time voters and future generations that will soon dominate the political landscape? The answer is a resounding no, according to research and interviews conducted for my new book, Hooked Up: A New Generation's Surprising Take on Sex,...

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First-Time Voters May Deliver Democrats' Winning Edge in November

(1) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 8:20 AM

In the opening scene of the premiere episode of Aaron Sorkin's excellent HBO series Newsroom, news anchor Will McEvoy, played convincingly by Jeff Daniels, berates a 20-year old Northwestern co-ed, telling her she's part of the worst generation of college students EVER! In the final scene of the first season's...

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$54 Billion in Digital Advertising and Marketing: Where Is It Coming From?

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2011 | 9:55 AM

U.S. digital advertising and marketing will increase nearly 16 percent to $54 billion in 2011, according to an exclusive Jack Myers Media Business Report analysis. Market research firm eMarketer projects the U.S. online advertising market will increase 20 percent to...

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Video Report: TV's Upfront Priorities

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2011 | 11:41 AM

This week's subscriber-only Jack Myers Media Business Report explains why Turner Broadcasting inadvertently, and certainly unintentionally, personified the single most important message emerging from this season's Upfront presentations. As the business moves through another Upfront season with the inevitable trade press post mortems and detailed economic analyses, I...

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Network Upfront Week: It's All About Content, Content, Content

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2011 | 12:50 PM

It's Network TV Upfront Week, and once again networks will reinforce their focus on traditional series programming and will de-emphasize bells and whistles -- such as their digital and value-added offerings. Three seasons ago, networks were focusing more on expanded service offerings including experiential marketing, promotional tie-ins, marketing programs, research...

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Content Producers and Owners Turn the Table on Aggregators

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2011 | 6:14 PM

It's no longer about using technology to aggregate content. It's about using content to aggregate technology. If there was one common theme at both this year's CES and at last week's National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas, it is the shift in emphasis away from advances in TV...

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Social Commerce: $50 Billion in 2020

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2011 | 9:36 AM

Facebook, Groupon and Living Social are just the beginning of a very important new social commerce business for marketers and media companies.

Social Commerce. It's the hottest new marketing opportunity for marketers, media companies and agencies. Group deal sites Groupon and Living Social have become hot properties, valued at more...

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Reorganizing National TV Competitive Sets Based on Business Relationships

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2011 | 10:38 AM

As advertisers, media agency buyers and media planners approach the annual national TV Upfront season, Jack Myers Media Business Report asked them to rethink historical competitive sets based on their actual working relationships rather than traditional content and distribution models. As part of the annual Myers...

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Television Network Upfront 2011/2012: 'Them That Has, Gets!'

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2011 | 6:07 PM

As the national TV Upfront season moves toward the May/June negotiating period, one thing television networks, media agency executives and marketers all agree upon is that broadcast and cable network TV remains the engine that pulls the media and marketing train. As the digital rocket ship climbs through...

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Legacy Media's Slice of the Social Commerce Economy

(3) Comments | Posted March 22, 2011 | 5:08 PM

Of the $46.6 billion invested last year in digital marketing and advertising, 20% was targeted to legacy media companies (TV, magazines, newspapers, yellow pages, outdoor, radio, etc.). By 2020, legacy media will capture only 13% of the $300 billion in estimated digital marketing and advertising investments. Full details are reported...

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