Modern Media

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Team

Modern Media is a team of seasoned business media veterans.  With our combined expertise in content, marketing, sales and digital media, we can quickly adapt to our clients’ and partners’ culture and become an integral part of your team.

In addition to our core team members, we draw on an extensive network of partners and colleagues to round out the team with the resources and expertise required for specific projects.  From design to programming, from on-site event management to market research, the extended Modern Media team is ready to get to work for you.


Tonia Ries Founder and CEO

Tonia has a passion for all things media, and more than 25 years of experience in the media and tech industries. Tonia founded Modern Media in 2002 with the mission to help media companies and marketers innovate in a changing market. Today, Modern Media works with clients such as The Wall Street Journal, UBM TechWeb and BizBash to develop brand strategies, promotional campaigns and new product extensions. Read more…

John Eckhouse VP and Editorial Director

John oversees editorial research and content development for Modern Media clients, including events programming and digital media content strategies. Read more…

Chris Carson Chief Yes Officer (Code/Copy)

Chris writes copy and code. In both cases, he believes less is more. Read more…

Colleen Gallacher Director of Operations

Colleen manages conference operations for Modern Media clients such as The Wall Street Journal, Editorial Projects in Education and Ypulse. She has over 15 years experience managing operations, logistics, production, and project management, with a deep background in the financial industry. Read more…

Carolyn Carson Research and Marketing

Carolyn provides research, marketing and project management services for Modern Media clients and projects, including The Wall Street Journal and 1105 Government Information Group as well as The Realtime Report. Read more…

Marissa McNaughton Blogger and Community Manager

Marissa was tricked into working for Modern Media by a Facebook message promising her an iPad. She facilitates all things community for Modern Media and The Realtime Report. Read more…

Milo

Milo’s morning routine includes helping Tonia maintain her Foursquare mayorship at Montauk’s Navy Road Beach, and retrieving the morning newspaper from the office driveway. At Modern Media HQ, Milo keeps a relentless watch for the FedEx man (biscuits!), does the banking (biscuits in a pop-out drawer!!), and keeps everyone in good cheer, especially around the Read more…