JIG Media Names S. Eric Blackwell Director of NYCPolitics.com


BROOKLYN (June 26, 2017) – JIG Media announced the recent hire of S. Eric Blackwell, who will join the JIG Media team as Director of NYCPolitics.com. Within this role, Blackwell will oversee the editorial and marketing efforts for the site. He will also be responsible for developing online content and polling for the subscription-based service.

“We are delighted to welcome Eric to the team. He brings over two decades of experience working within the political landscape of New York City, which is an obvious benefit to our company. At JIG we are concentrating more on data on all of our platforms, and NYCPolitics.com will take the lead on that front. Eric’s knowledge of Urban Studies combined with his experience as a pollster made this an easy decision. He fits in perfectly with our plans to provide increased data and statistics for our clients,” stated JIG Media CEO, Vernon Jones Sr.

“I was attracted to the company’s mission and my desire to put research-based information in the hands of campaigns and voters, as well as gauge the local community’s opinions on various issues and topics,” said Blackwell.

Mr. Blackwell brings over 25 years of local political campaign experience and over 20 years as a Graduate School Professor of Urban Studies at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus.  Blackwell is the former managing editor for NewYorkforSeniors.com. He was also publisher and editor-in-chief of various local newspapers including the former Fort Greene News.  This background has helped Blackwell to make an easy transition into his current position with JIG Media LLC.

“We intend to create one of the best online and offline platforms available today for political communication including live streaming and political polling. Our communities are changing rapidly. Transparency and knowing the opinions and issues of the people affected by this change are important,” Blackwell stated.

Mr. Blackwell has been a pollster and has lead focus groups locally and nationwide. Putting in-depth information in the hands of our subscribers will help them make informed decisions that truly reflect the needs of voters.

For more information about opportunities with NYCPolitics.com, please contact S. Eric Blackwell at 347-645-0190 (cell) or eblackwell@jig.media. 

About JIG Media

JIG Media is a NYC-based (DUMBO, Brooklyn) Digital Media Marketing Agency, using a unique, hyper-focused, Omni-channel formula that allows clients to dominate their markets. JIG owns digital media properties that include NYCPolitics.com, EastNewYork.com, BrooklynBuzz.com, and many others. For additional information about JIG Media, visit www.jig.media

Simone LeConte-Parker
SVP, JIG Media
Office: 718.285.9351
Mobile: 917.601.4484
Email: slp@jig.media


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