Strategist, analyst, author and speaker — for more than a quarter-century, David Kleeman has led the children’s media industry in developing sustainable, kid-friendly practices. He is currently an independent consultant on children’s and families’ play, learning, and media.
David is SVP of Global Trends for Dubit, where he uses the company's strategy and research consultancy, quarterly tracking survey and digital production expertise to explore questions about the future of children’s media. What content trends will define the streaming age; how does children’s play changes as they interact with a mix of the digital and the physical; what are ‘best practices’ in media, toys, games and activities for kids; and how can we build stronger ties between academia and industry.
From 1988-2013, Kleeman was President of the American Center for Children and Media, an executive roundtable and professional development hub promoting the exchange of ideas, expertise and information as a means for building quality.
He is advisory board chair to the international children's TV festival (Prix Jeunesse), a 2013 Senior Fellow of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media, a board member of the National Association for Media Literacy Education, and a Governor of the Television Academy. In 2014, he received the “Pioneer” Award from Kids @ Play Interactive.
Kleeman travels worldwide seeking best practices in children’s and family media, technology and products; he has given presentations on six continents. He writes extensively for trade and general press, including three book chapters and frequent commentaries in the Huffington Post and Kidscreen.