Steve Thompson/President and Founder
With over 25 years of experience in the publishing and advertising world, Steve brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to servicing his clients who include some of the biggest names in the media business. Steve is well-rounded with advertising, marketing and proven sales leadership capabilities in multi-media sales (digital, mobile, social networking and traditional), with experience on both the agency and client sides of the business as well as managing aspects of running a business - he is indeed "Mediacentric."
Prior to starting his own company over ten years ago, Steve worked in a variety of senior management and executive level sales positions for various media and magazine publishing companies, including Gruner & Jahr where Steve was responsible for creating and developing the Business Innovator Group and overseeing joint National cross-platform sales for Inc. and Fast Company magazines. Prior to that and most notably, Steve was Senior Vice President and Group Publisher of The Industry Standard and TheStandard.com, where he and his team launched the magazine and achieved record sales of 7,600 ad pages in 2000, more than any magazine in history and grew print and digital sales revenues from $2.5 million in 1999 to $112 million in 2000, achieving a 60% profit margin. Before The Standard, Steve held sales leadership roles at Ziff-Davis, Inc. Magazine and Playboy Enterprises.
Steve started his career as an Account Executive at Doyle Dane Bernbach on the Universal Pictures and MCA Television accounts and then worked on the client side in marketing for Lorimar Home Video where he oversaw the development of marketing and sponsorship sales programs for their Entertainment group.
Steve's partner in business and in life is Andi, with whom he shares a common belief and passion for building an entrepreneurial company around life and family. Steve grew up as a musician and always had a knack for putting talented people together to produce great music. He's taken a similar approach in how he approaches his work at Mediacentric and his clients' business. "It's all about marrying great people with great brands and working together as a team to exceed client expectations and produce great results."
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