David Kleeman

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Strategist, analyst, author and speaker — for a quarter-century, David Kleeman has led the children’s media industry in developing sustainable, kid-friendly solutions. In May 2013, he broadened his focus, and is now developing a unique new global kids & family “think tank” as Senior Vice President of Insights Programs and PlayVangelist for PlayCollective. PlayCollective is a global company and network that employs a uniquely integrated mix of market research, strategic business planning, brand building, and multi-platform product development to help organizations of all sizes establish meaningful life-long connections with consumers in today’s fast-paced, non-linear, connected world. From 1988-2013, Kleeman was President of the American Center for Children and Media, promoting the exchange of ideas, expertise and information as a means for building quality. He remains advisory board chair to the international children’s TV festival (Prix Jeunesse), a 2013 Senior Fellow of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media, and a Governor of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Kleeman travels worldwide seeking best practices in children’s and family media, technology and products; he has given presentations on six continents. He writes extensively for trade and general press, including two book chapters and commentaries for the Huffington Post. – See more at: http://kapiawards.com/author-listing/#sthash.YKslfhDu.dpuf