John Wilpers

Senior Director, US
Innovation Media Group

After 35 years as a writer, editor, and media executive, John has consulted for the last ten years with media companies around the world helping them transform from unprofitable, depressed, print-centric operations into profitable, energized, multimedia, multi-platform, 24-7 content- and revenue-generation operations.

John’s recent projects include: a pan-Asian consumer magazine group, two leading American B2B media companies, the leading South African media group; an Italian multi-newspaper group; an Indian multi-magazine publisher; a Czech multimedia publisher; the leading radio company in Peru; a Norwegian newspaper group; and the University of Virginia.

John has been the author and editor of the annual “Innovations in Magazines World Report” published for the world association of magazines (FIPP) since 2010.

Outside of media, John runs an international jazz & blues blog (GlobalRhythms.net). John also created a self-esteem-building soccer program for girls, graduating 4,200 girls since 1996 (hotshotssoccer.org). He is also a long-board surfer, gardener, and was “Mother Ginger” in the “Nutcracker” in Boston for 22 years.

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