Founder and CEO of Digiday Media, a global media company dedicated to rethinking and reshaping the business of media and content. Under his leadership, Digiday Media was named one of Fast Company’s top ten most innovative media companies in the world, Inc Magazine’s fastest growing companies in 2013, 2014, and 2015, and named one of the fastest growing businesses in NYC.
Custom is Digiday Media’s creative content agency. We understand the people, business, and culture of tech-disrupted industries.
- Media Trust
- Visual IQ
- Content Strategy
- Content Development
- Social Media Management
- Events and Audience Development
We’re here to understand your audience — not just who they are, but how they absorb information — and maximize your messaging to its fullest potential.
We bring our high editorial standards and high production polish to bear in all the content we produce, from digital articles to interactive mobile games.
It’s all about accessibility. We’ll build brand loyalty and awareness through innovative social content and campaigns.
An idea is nothing without strong data behind it. Our team is dedicated to scoping out the information that will bolster an effective, credible campaign.
Your visual identity should be eye-catching, current, and completely you. Let your brand’s story begin before the words are even on the page.
Go from URL to IRL and reach audiences on all platforms with our branded events and unique user experiences.
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We’re part of Digiday Media, so we know our audience isn’t just a collection of “decision makers” or “users.” They drive business, they shape culture and they live both. When you want to know what they want to hear, you call us.
Our eBooks are substantive, imaginative and designed to be the launching pad for well-rounded content campaigns.
We go beyond talking heads, bringing flavor to client videos through flawless concepts, design and production.
Our journalists and podcast producers whip up series that draw an audience for your brand and promote its mission.
Good data has legs. We’ll turn yours into compelling visual content and a microcontent campaign that gets milage.
An empty room is our blank canvas. We’ll set your wildest dreams loose for a one-of-a-kind installation.
You want the right people in the right place at the right time. We can get them there and curate an experience they’ll never forget.
Our Leadership Team
With a focus on product and campaign strategy, David works with the team to conceive, plan and produce digital-first initiatives for media and tech clients. Through studying how and why certain things (ideas, assets, movements) spread through networks, he knows how the web works and makes digital things that feel at home there.
Lucia, better known as Lu, hails from South Florida. She is CUSTOM’s lead gen queen, social media starlet and data guru. When she’s not at 26 Mercer St, you can catch her training for the Chicago Marathon or ordering UberEATS.
With over 8 years of Account Management experience, Stephanie packed up her life and moved from Melbourne, Australia to New York. A passion for media, entertainment and technology led her to work with companies at the forefront of industry innovation - always with client service and relationship building at heart.
Steve brings more than a decade of writing, editing, and production experience to the Custom team, with a New York Emmy and, yes, a Digiday Content Marketing Award to his name. When he's not finding innovative ways to help Custom clients tell their stories, Steve is running up and down the cliffs and riverfront of Hudson County, New Jersey in preparation for his next marathon and traveling with his wife and son.
David Teich is Custom’s Digital Media Writer. An NYU journalism grad, he covered digital media for Cynopsis, and wrote about indie film for IndieNYC.com. Unrelated: The North American Scrabble Players Association ranks him as the 370th best tournament player in North America. If you want to know all nine of the seven-letter anagrams for the tiles A-N-T-I-E-R-S, just ask him.
Samantha Dupler is Custom's copywriter. With past experience at Condé Nast and The Foundry at Time Inc., she's thrilled to bring her editorial and content marketing skills to the Custom team. When she's not at her laptop, you'll find Samantha at her microphone — she's also a professional voice actress (credited as Ivy) who has appeared in several video games and commercials, even voicing a Marvel superhero in a mobile game.
Walter is the Junior Digital Marketing Coordinator for Custom. He recently graduated with his master’s degree in marketing from Molloy College and has vowed to never go back to school. In his spare time, Walter channels his passion for music into his own management firm called invtONLY MGMT and is the proud father of a 1 year-old Border Collie named Remy.
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