Jason Binn

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Jason Binn
Jason Binn 2012.jpeg
Jason Binn 2012
Occupation CEO/Founder Du Jour Magazine, Chief Advisor Gilt Groupe, Editor Getty/WireImage/BinnShot
Spouse(s) Haley Lieberman Binn
Children Penny Binn, Celia Binn, Oscar Binn

In the summer of 2012, Jason Binn founded DuJour Media Group, LLC, publisher of DuJour magazine, a digital and print magazine distributed monthly across the United States. This publication targets the affluent market and chronicles the world of the nation's wealthiest individuals. DuJour’s strategic partners include Gilt Groupe and James Cohen of Hudson News and Dufry. The company was profitable within its first year of operation.

Prior to the launch of DuJour, Binn founded Niche Media Holdings in 1998, a leading publisher of luxury regional magazines nationwide. In 2006, Binn sold Niche Media for an undisclosed sum to the Greenspun Media Group (GMG). In 2007, GMG purchased the Ocean Drive Media Group, of which Binn was also an equity holder and founder, and merged operations to form Niche Media, creating a network of American city-specific and custom-publishing companies. (titles include: Art Basel Miami Beach, Aspen Peak, Boston Common, Capitol File, Gotham, Hamptons, Los Angeles Confidential, Michigan Avenue, Ocean Drive, Philadelphia Style, Vegas and Wynn). After the successful merger and transition, Binn continued to oversee the operations and management of the company as CEO until his departure in 2010.

In August 2010, Binn engaged the digital e-commerce space and was retained as a senior adviser to Gilt Groupe. In this position, Binn worked across each of Gilt Groupe’s platforms, nurturing and developing relationships and creating strategic partnerships. Launched in 2007, Gilt Groupe reported gross revenues of $25 million in 2008 and currently does approximately $600 million in annual revenue.

In September 2011, Binn created a strategic partnership with Getty Images and WireImage, a leading creator and distributor of digital media. Binn’s partnership with Getty/WireImage promotes his personal photography, archives and BinnShot (which he edits). All proceeds benefit Best Buddies International, founded by Anthony Shriver, a non-profit organization (for which Binn serves as a board member) dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement creating opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Binn’s career began when he co-founded Ocean Drive at age 25, building what Business Week called “a fast-growing empire” of upscale glossies that cornered the regional publishing market. In 2005, Binn was profiled in Forbes magazine’s “Forbes 400.” In 2006, he was awarded Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year,” and in 2007, he was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s “Advertising Hall of Achievement” (the only magazine recipient for that year). [1] In 2008, Binn was featured in Crain’s “40 Under 40” list of successful entrepreneurs. In 2009, Dean Tom Fielder presented Binn with Boston University’s “Distinguished Alumni Award for Service to the Profession” for his work in the field of communications. Binn continues to serve on the board at Boston University.

Awards and recognitions[edit]

Jason Binn (2010)
2005
Inducted into the American Advertising Federation's “Advertising Hall of Achievement” [2]
2008
Boston University's Distinguished Alumni Award for Service to Profession for his leadership and cutting edge work in the field of communication presented by Dean Tom Fielder (from a total of over 25,000 candidates) and currently serves on the board.[citation needed]
2013
Webby award winner for Best Home/Welcome Page for DuJour.com with an honorable mention for Best Structure and Navigation

References[edit]

  1. ^ Binn, Jason (September 30, 2013). AHA Tribute for Jason Binn (Video) (in English). USA. 
  2. ^ AAF-Bios 2006