Meet Dorian Benkoil
Benkoil is frequently asked to speak at leading media industry events and conferences, and teaches Digital Marketing to MBA students at the Zicklin School of Business in New York He has written and produced hundreds of articles and videos on digital media, for Paid Content, CNET, mediabistro, the Knight Citizen News Network, Jack Myers Media Business Report, his own blog www.mediaflect.com and show Naked Media and is currently a regular contributor to the Poynter Institute’s e-Media Tidbits blog as well as PBS MediaShift, where he has been leading sales and marketing initiatives.
An MBA who graduated top five in his class at Zicklin, he is also an award-winning journalist and former foreign correspondent for The Associated Press and Newsweek. As founding international producer, then managing producer at ABCNews.com, Dorian led teams to some of the site’s first and most prestigious awards and later helped earn the site millions of dollars through advertising and business development.
Dorian’s company, Teeming Media, partners with We Media on video and event production, and he wrote last year’s We Media “Game Changer” awards essays.
On the personal front, he loves tennis, skating, cross-country skiing, world cuisines and speaking Japanese, French, and gibberish with his spouse and children in New York.
Beth Laing is the project manager for iFOCOS, which organizes the We Media conferences, awards and community. Prior to working with We Media she worked in a variety of new media roles with Knight Ridder, Infonautics and Access Atlanta. She is currently on the board of the Atlanta Women’s Alliance (AWA), Community Advisory Board for Junior League Dekalb and a Leadership Dekalb 2010 class member.