Leadership

Vision.

Experience.

Innovation.

 

Thank you for taking the time to visit the T-ZINE MEDIA website.

The purpose of this website is to help you get closer to us as an organization. It is really designed for two audiences:

  • Those that want to be part of reshaping and building new solutions that dramatically change the way media is created and consumed for the publishing industry.
  • Those that want to consider a partnership with us for the digital media, publishing and business challenges we want to solve.

T-ZINE MEDIA, established during a time of media and publishing transition, has set a new standard for how digital content is created and consumed. Our technology platforms seamlessly integrate content, community, commerce and marketing into beautiful digital experiences that connect with readers in personal ways.

The new age of publishing has arrived and T-ZINE MEDIA has built a new business model that redefines the word “magazine.”


Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Kim Malcolm
Founder/President/CMO

Leadership Team

Jeffery Wilson  
General Counsel Advisor

Leadership Team

TBD
Editor-in-Chief

Leadership Team

Terry Thomas  
IT/Technology Officer


Our Mission

Our Mission

Enhanced Storytelling.

Empowering Engagement.

Building Communities.

Our vision is to shape the future of publishing and enable people to join the publishing revolution. We aim to be a fresh, revitalized voice in contemporary media and publishing—one that welcomes collaboration, stimulates awareness, and engages, entertains, inspires, and enhances the lives of people. We seek to lead the transformation of the media, publishing and marketing industries because we are at the forefront of new technology and innovation that provides enduring lifelong member relationships. This is done by creating quality content that is informative, useful and deeply engaging beyond expectations. This provides marketers with an exceptional way of promoting their products and services that accelerates sales, increases revenue, and drives ROI. We proactively identify and develop strategic partnerships and relationships to enhance content and services and build an unrivaled platform that delivers.

T-ZINE MEDIA sees the future of publishing one story at a time. Every one of our publications has its distinctive character, which makes it something very personal for every reader. We’re a motivated group with an insatiable thirst for achievement and focused on driving growth in imaginable ways.

Our Approach:

  1. Create broad variety of niche interactive publications that serve well-defined readers and markets, and deliver the messages of marketers through our interactive engaging content.
  2. Build communities and enduring lifelong member relationships through the development of quality, progressive lifestyle digital publications that drive purposeful conversations.
  3. Drive revenue, but also deliver positive social impact through cause-marketing initiatives that build community-based relationships and brand equity.
  4. Provide marketers with a robust suite of interactive advertising innovations that accelerate sales, increase revenue, and drive ROI.
  5. Provide investors and stakeholders with superior return on investments by taking full advantage of tablet devices’ functionality, uniqueness, and newness.

Competitive Advantage

Competitive Advantage

Technology Platforms.

Transforming Media.

Shifting Advertiser Demand.

Unique Platforms

  1. Publishing Platform: Powerful content management tools designed for building and launching new digital content publications that combine traditional written text, graphics, photography, video etc., with apps that introduce a new form of storytelling. Includes all mobile-tech tablet functionality such as accelerometer, GPS, and geo-location.
  2. E-Commerce/Membership Platform: Designed to allow readers and members to perform one-touch purchases directly from any ad. Secure online storage of member data and ability to establish one-to-one relationships with our all members.

Immersive, Rich Media Ads

Every ad is developed as a stand-alone app, created and designed to take full advantage of mobile-tech tablet functionality, such as accelerometer, GPS, and geo-location. This makes ads more entertaining, more informative and more engaging, connecting readers with marketer’s products and services, and providing marketer’s with maximum bang for their dollars.

Customized Advertising Sponsorship

Ad sponsorship packages cater to needs of a marketer’s advertising and sales objectives. Interactive advertising and one-touch member transactions generate immediate sales, revenue, and ROI.

Innovative Member Offers

Ongoing use of apps, as well as special savings from advertisers, are delivered in each monthly issue. We use a flat-rate recurring revenue membership model, not subscriptions

Strategic partnerships with countless app developers provide app developers with an entirely new showcase for their app products. T-ZINE MEDIA offers new marketing channels by giving readers editorial content that is vibrant, interactive and functional.

Collaboration with OEMs

Our digital publications are integrated and prominently featured on devices manufactured by mainstream brands (Apple, Amazon, Dell, HP, and Samsung).


Market Opportunity

Market Opportunity

Mobile Technology.
Deliberate Interaction.
Focused Content.

The rise of tablet devices and continuous growth of smartphones is driving Americans to consume more content than ever from the palm of their hands. More than 31% of mobile users are getting the majority of their news on mobile devices. Mobile technology now empowers consumers beyond communication in three ways: consuming media, evolving the shopping experience, and effectively blending work and home life.

Consumers want high-quality, original and exclusive content, delivered in a superior format to mobile devices. And marketers want the opportunity to reach niche audiences in a superior digital environment also on mobile devices. T-ZINE MEDIA represents a new business model for digital publishing and media that makes all this possible.

T-ZINE MEDIA sees a wide-open field of opportunity for tablet-based publications, and the genesis of each publication will come from a variety of strategic approaches and partnerships designed to capture audiences quickly and decisively, as detailed below.

Mainstream/under-served segments

An example is the pet industry. The Humane Society reports 77.5 million U.S. households own at least one dog and 93.6 million homes own at least one cat. Spending on those pets last year amounted to $47.7 billion. Yet, two top-selling print magazines serving these segments capture only 400,000 subscribers, or roughly 0.2% of this highly lucrative market. Our MY DOG digital publication concept will capture a far more aggressive share of the pet market.

Minority/under-served segments

We have our first African American President and this segment, as a whole, is enjoying unprecedented new influence and power in our society. Yet, very few publications specifically address this audience and court their enormous economic power.

Special/vertical interests

Americans with hobbies and special interests are fiercely loyal readers that number in the millions. T-ZINE MEDIA intends to use greater efficiencies, membership-based benefits, and immersive modes of storytelling to capture many special and vertical markets. We plan to team with thought leaders and others who can bring instant, sizable audiences to the launches.

Celebrity-powered

One of the quickest ways to gain audience is to collaborate up with a popular celebrity who already has a platform. Celebrity-sponsored publications have great appeal, and with the right celebrity partner almost ensures a fast way of reaching a large audience. A perfect example of this approach would be to launch “ELLEN” magazine, published in partnership with Ellen DeGeneres and tied tightly to her show.

Kim Malcolm

Mr. Kim Malcolm
Founder, President and Chief Marketing Officer

Kim Malcolm is the Founder, President and Chief Marketing Officer of T-ZINE MEDIA. As the visionary leader of T-ZINE MEDIA, he drives the company’s efforts to develop creative, innovative ideas and solutions to transform the media and publishing industry, while setting the strategic business direction. He also continues to guide the development behind T-ZINE MEDIA’s innovative technology platforms. He manages and executes T-ZINE MEDIA’s overall business strategy while leading the company’s overall sales, marketing, and media solutions initiatives.

Kim has spent more than 20 years working at prominent companies and is deeply experienced as a marketing leader in the publishing, entertainment and financial services industries.

Prior to T-ZINE MEDIA, Kim worked at Sony Corporation of America as Director of Marketing, where he managed the company’s loyalty management and co-branded credit card loyalty division.

Prior to joining Sony, Kim spent 11 years at Dow Jones & Company, Inc., where he held a variety of key executive positions and was the recipient of their “Corporate Identity” Award for Communication Excellence for the development of The Wall Street Journal’s identity campaign.

Before his time at Dow Jones, he spent five years as Vice President of Marketing and Circulation for Class Magazine. He began his publishing career at Thomaston Publications, Inc., as Marketing/Sales Director, where he developed advertising, marketing, and sales campaigns to enhance the visibility of 12 consumer publications. After only 2 years, he was selected to head operations of Thomaston Typography, Inc., a corporate subsidiary providing typesetting service to the publishing and advertising industries.

Kim is a graduate of Long Island University where he holds an MBA and BS degree.

Editor in Chief

TBD
Editor in Chief

Editor In Chief of T-ZINE MEDIA will oversee editorial direction of the company’s portfolio of publications. Also lead the company in development of special editions.

Jeffery Wilson

Jeffery B. Wilson, ESQ.
General Counsel/Advisor

Jeff Wilson serves as General Counsel and Advisor to T-ZINE MEDIA. He is responsible for overseeing the company’s legal affairs, as well as advising on corporate communications, public relations, and organizational changes, while supporting business initiatives and the bottom line. He is a solutions-focused, motivated business attorney with a broad background in executive management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and contract administration. Jeff has specialized in the investment and financial services industry and proficiently provides strategic legal and business advice.

Jeff has expertise in a broad range of fields and industries, including securities law, regulatory compliance, joint venture and acquisitions, commercial transactions, intellectual property, contract law, employment law, advertising law, and litigation management.For over a decade, Jeff served as Chief Legal Officer (“CLO”) of The Weiss Group, LLC, a financial services holding company, as well as personal Counsel to its Chairman of the Board, Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D.

He began practicing law with the New York Stock Exchange’s Division of Enforcement (now known as FINRA), as a Senior Special Counsel.

Jeff earned his law degree from Howard University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Long Island University. He also holds a Certificate of Mediation from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

A native New Yorker, Jeff is admitted to practice by the New York State Bar Second Department, United States District Court S.D.N.Y., United States District Court E.D.N.Y, and the District of Columbia.

He also served on numerous charitable, government and not-for-profit boards and committees, including Financial Publishers Association, Inc., Childrens’ Place at Home Safe of Palm Beach County, the Tico Torres Children’s Foundation, Fund Raising Committee, Palm Beach (Tico is the legendary drummer of the Bon Jovi Band), and the N.Y. State Governor’s Judicial Screening Panel for the Second Department, Basil A. Paterson Chair.

Terry Thomas

Mr. Terry Thomas
IT/Technology Officer

Terry Thomas is T-ZINE MEDIA’s IT/Technology Officer. He is dedicated to overseeing specific technical and operational activities to support T-ZINE MEDIA’s mission to evolve its technology vision and drive innovation.

Terry provides an essential combination of business and technical expertise to support marketing and communication functions, as well as maintaining T-ZINE MEDIA websites, IT tasks and user support. He has more than two decades of information technology experience and provides strategic technical leadership for new business opportunities and leads new product innovation and development.

After a successful 22 year U.S. Navy career, Terry worked at the Seattle marketing firm of Stu Heinecke Creative Services Incorporated, where he identified, recommended, and prioritized new web features and applications, created and developed CGI scripts, and tracked and evaluated new standards, technologies and trends in website development, design and delivery.

Terry maintains that today’s Internet and Internet mobility have changed our lives in more ways than the invention of printing press, and he is proud to be a part of this information revolution.