A veteran of the printing/publishing industry since 1970, Bo Sacks was always an innovator. Even back in the 70s he followed a more creative path than usual. He started his career where some people end -- with the founding of his own weekly newspaper in the metro New York area.
After several years in the alternative press publishing newspapers in New York and Tucson, Az., he went on to become one of the founding fathers of High Times Magazine.
Since then Bo has held positions that include Publisher, Editor, Freelance Writer, Director of Manufacturing and Distribution, Senior Sales Manager, Circulator, Chief of Operations, Pressman, Cameraman, Lecturer, and Developer of web site companies.
Bo’s resume lists directorships at such prestigious companies as McCall's, Time Inc, New York Times Magazine Group, International Paper, Ziff-Davis, CMP, and Bill Communications (VNU).
Bo is a founding Partner in mediaIDEAS, a company providing research and guidance to the paginated media industry, with leading expertise in digital, mobile, social research and consulting."
Today Bo’s firm, Precision Media Group, does private consulting and publishes "Heard on the Web: Media Intelligence", a daily e-newsletter that delivers pertinent industry news to a diverse, worldwide, publishing community of over 16,750 media industry leaders. It is the longest running e-newsletter in the world.
Bo Sacks is a columnist and lecturer who regularly electrifies the media and marketing industry with the good and bad news about what he calls “El-CID” or Electronically Coordinated Information Distribution. His fun and extremely informative presentation covers the technological past, present and future possibilities for publishing at the digital edge.
April 2012 - Present
Board of Directors Member at Magazine Innovation Center
Meek School of Journalism & New Media
University of Mississippi
Inducted into the Publishing Hall of Fame
Champion of Education Award from the Graphic Communications Scholarship, Award & Career Advancement Foundation.
Advisory Board member for the M.S. in Publishing, Dyson College Arts and Sciences of Pace University
Advisory Board Member for Print/Media Magazine
Member of Publishers Production Forum
BoSacks First newspaper Circa 1970
BoSacks with Cheech and Chong at the Friar's Club after shooting High Times Cover Shot
BoSacks in High Times Centerfold 1978
Other Notable Credentials:
Town Councilman The Town Of Copake 2005 – 2012 (7 years) Copake, NY
Director of MFG Dist - Bill Communications / VNU 1992 – 1996 (4 years)
Director of Mgf & Dst - McCall's Publishing 1985 – 1990 (5 years)
Production Director - McCall's - 1983 – 1989 (6 years)
Production Director - The New York Times 1982 – 1989 (7 years)
VP High Times Magazine 1974 – 1980 (6 years)
Founder - The Express - 1970 – 1973 (3 years)
BO SACKS' VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE & CAUSES
Volunteer Fireman - Copake Fire Company - November 2005 – February 2012 (6 years 4 months)
Vice Chair County Committee -Columbia County Democratic Committee January 2005 – July 2012 (7 years 7 months)
BO SACKS' HONORS AND AWARDS
Publishing Hall of Fame Award North American Publishing / Publishing Executive Magazine - October 2010 The industry's most prestigious awards recognition for excellence in book and magazine publishing production and manufacturing. Now in its 22nd year, the Hall of Fame recognizes several outstanding individuals each year for their achievements in manufacturing and production, and for their significant contributions to the magazine and book publishing industries.
Champion of Education Award from the Graphic Communications Graphic Communications Scholarship, Award & Career Advancement Foundation June 2010 - Champion of Education Award from the Graphic Communications Scholarship, Award & Career Advancement Foundation
Gold Key Award - Gamma Epsilon Tau - International Graphic Arts Honor Society -June 2011 - For furthering education and in steadfastly championing the objectives of the society. For including a broader understanding of the basic human values - Character - Integrity - Morality And enriching the lives of Graphic Artisans everywhere