A veteran of the printing/publishing industry since 1970, Bob Sacks was always an innovator. Even back in the 70s he followed a more creative path than usual. He started his career where some people end -- with the founding of his own weekly newspaper in the metro New York area.
After several years in the alternative press publishing newspapers in New York and Tucson, Az., he went on to become one of the founding fathers of High Times Magazine.
Since then Bob has held positions that include Publisher, Editor, Freelance Writer, Director of Manufacturing and Distribution, Senior Sales Manager, Circulator, Chief of Operations, Pressman, Cameraman, Lecturer, and Developer of web site companies.
Bob’s resume lists directorships at such prestigious companies as McCall's, Time Inc, New York Times Magazine Group, International Paper, Ziff-Davis, CMP, and Bill Communications (VNU).
Bob is a founding Partner in mediaIDEAS, a company providing research and guidance to the paginated media industry, with leading expertise in digital, mobile, social research and consulting."
Today Bob’s firm, Precision Media Group, does private consulting and publishes "Heard on the Web: Media Intelligence", a daily e-newsletter that delivers pertinent industry news to a diverse, worldwide, publishing community of over 11,750 media industry leaders. It is the longest running e-newsletter in the world.
Bob Sacks is a columnist and lecturer who regularly electrifies the media and marketing industry with the good and bad news about what he calls “El-CID” or Electronically Coordinated Information Distribution. His fun and extremely informative presentation covers the technological past, present and future possibilities for publishing at the digital edge.
Inducted into the Publishing Hall of Fame
Champion of Education Award from the Graphic Communications Scholarship, Award & Career Advancement Foundation.
Advisory Board member for the M.S. in Publishing,
Dyson College Arts and Sciences of Pace University
Advisory Board member for Print/Media Magazine
Member of Publishers Production Forum
Publisher of the Weekly Copake Chronicle
Elected to Town Council of Copake NY
Elected as 2nd Vice-Chair
The Columbia County Democratic Committee
Liaison to the Economic Advisory Board – Copake NY
Liason to the Environmental Committee - Copake NY
Liason to the Roe Jan Community Library - Copake NY
Former Member of the Zoning Board of Appeals – Copake NY
Member of T.S.P.O.A Board of Directors – Copake NY
Member of the Copake Volunteer Fire Company
Primex - IdeaAlliance
Digital Magazine Forum
Pace University School of Journalism
PBAA - Periodical and Book Association of America
Folio Magazine Conference
Keynote at NYU
Publishing Executive Conference
International Paper Council
West Coast Circulators Association
Thomas Jefferson Library
City and Regional Magazine Association Conference
Print Media Magazine Conference
American Assn of Independent News Distributors
Association of Publication Production Managers
P3 – Partners in Print Production
Gravure Council of America
Roeliff Jansen Community Library
University of Mississippi School of Journalism
New York Times
Publishers Production Forum
Florida Magazine Association
MPA-IMAG Conference for Independent Magazine Publishers
National Editorial Conference of the American Society of Business Publication Editors
George Washington University Master’s in Publishing Program
RISI North American Forest Products Conference
International Regional Magazine Assoc, Conference