Chief Strategy Officer, kbs+
Jonah Bloom is chief strategy officer at kbs+, and co-founder of kbs+ Content Labs. In his role he oversees a holistic brand strategy practice (incorporating digital as well as traditional planning) and helps clients such as BMW, Vanguard, Amex, Able Banking and FTSE devise marketing strategies designed to accelerate their businesses.
He was formerly CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Breaking Media, a digital media company reaching one and a half million business people every month through five sites including AltTransport.com, Fashionista.com and Dealbreaker.com.
Prior to that, Jonah was the editor of Advertising Age, the world's leading source of news, views and data on marketing and media. In eight years running Ad Age, he oversaw a major broadening of its content and marketing offerings and an expansion in its reach from a couple of hundred thousand readers to over 850,000.
Jonah was also the launch news editor and later editor-in-chief of PRWeek, the leading trade for the PR business. He's also been the magazines editor at British media title Press Gazette, and was a reporter on both Accountancy Age and PrintWeek in London. He edited the HarperCollins book Top Companies in Marketing and Media, and has written for a number of publications including The Guardian and the Financial Times.
He graduated from Oxford University in 1994 with an MA in Geography, and still retains his passion for learning about the interaction between humans and their environment.