David Adler is founder and C.E.O. of BizBash Media, the source for essential information about event marketing, meeting and event planning, and business entertaining in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Orlando, Las Vegas, Toronto and Washington, D.C. BizBash Media operates (website hidden) and publishes BizBash magazine.
The company also hosts trade shows and award shows in major event markets. BizBash’s annual New York award show was featured in the center column of The Wall Street Journal, and Adler was named one of the “25 Most Influential Leaders” in the meeting and event industry by Meeting News magazine. Adler is also the co-creator of White House Correspondents Insider ((website hidden)), a Web site that covers the media as a “micro-niche”.
From 1994 until 2000, Adler was vice president of corporate communications for PRIMEDIA; previously, he held the same post at Macmillan Inc. from 1988 to 1990. In those positions, Adler was responsible for events, public relations, charitable giving, branding, and special chairman and C.E.O. projects including the Notre Dame University Conference on the Holocaust in 1998. Events projects included the 50th anniversary of Seventeen magazine, the 25th anniversary of New York magazine, the annual New York magazine awards, the 100th anniversary of the Daily Racing Form, and the annual Soap Opera Digest award celebration.
From 1990 until 1993, Adler was vice president of media relations and cause-related marketing, where he was responsible for development and execution programs such as the initial Avon Breast Cancer Initiative, the Reebok Human Rights awards, the Polaroid Missing Children Program, and the John F. Kennedy Library Profiles in Courage awards.
At the age of 21, a month after graduating from American University, Adler founded Washington Dossier.
The magazine, which covered power, society, politics, and entertaining in the nation’s capital, was one of the pioneers of the regional luxury-magazine explosion currently taking place. The publication grew from a 16-page newsletter to a 250-page monthly when it was sold in 1988, and was featured regularly in the national media. Its regular annual features included the “Top 1,000 Most Powerful People in Washington,” the Diplomat List, the Social 400, and the Senatorial Dossier, a guide to the personalities of United States senators.
Adler resides in New York City and is active in several nonprofit and professional organizations, including board positions with NYC & Company, the WNET Education Committee, and the Dean’s Advisory Council of the American University School of Communications. He has been instrumental in launching WNET’s Celebration of Learning and Teaching as a member of the organization’s education committee.
Previously, he was a member of the board of trustees of the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, the Magazine Publishers Association, and Citymeals-on-Wheels. He also chaired the public relations committee of the Magazine Publishers Association from 1998 to 2000.