Who is BoSacks?

Who Is BoSacks?

And how the heck does he know all this stuff?


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.


Other Notable Credentials:


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

  • November 2005
  • Re-elected November 2009


Elected as 2nd Vice-Chair

The Columbia County Democratic Committee

  • Dec 2007
  • Re-elected October 2009


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


Partial List of Speaking Engagements

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

Lane Press

Crain’s Communications


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