Group Nine Media Seeks Brand-Content Integration: Kolb

Despite recent skepticism over the role of venture capital in digital media start-ups, Group Nine Media this month raised a $50 million new funding round, pushing its valuation to a lofty $600 million. How is it going to make good on that confidence? Not by plain old advertising alone. In this video interview with Beet.TV, […]


Group Nine Media Brings Machine Learning To Brand Engagement

Group Nine Media made one of centerpieces of its second Digital Content NewFronts an artificial intelligence offering called GIA, for front-end optimization of advertisers’ campaign creative and distribution. It stands for Group Nine Insights Analyst, which takes “machine learning and artificial intelligence and applies it to how we are able to work with our brands […]


Group Nine Expands Programming, Reach with Discovery Partnership, Ben Lerer explains

When Discovery invested $100mn in a new holding company for lifestyle publisher Thrillist last year, reports said it made CEO Ben Lerer a “new media mogul“. So what is Lerer doing with the money? Having formed Group Nine Media  to operate Thrillist, NowThis, The Dodo and Seeker, he now runs a mini media company that […]