About Us

Talking Media Group (TMG) is a proprietary database and collaborative SaaS platform designed to streamline business development across the new media value chain. TMG provides a common platform for licensors to efficiently connect with licensees in order to monetize digital content.

Jack Foreman

Co-Founder, TMG


For over 15 years, Foreman has held corporate development roles at market research, business information and media companies. Foreman is a co-founder of Talking Media Group (TMG), an information and media platform helping media and technology companies monetize digital content.

Before TMG, Foreman developed products and channels and drove international growth initiatives for Warner Music Group, Guideline Inc (now a subsidiary of InfoGroup), Jupiter Communications and Gartner Inc. Foreman began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Foreman earned an MBA with a concentration in Marketing and General Management from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business and a Bachelors of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Max Smith

Co-Founder, TMG


For over 15 years, Max Smith has held executive finance and operating roles in media and entertainment, publishing, and digital marketing businesses. Smith is a co-founder of Talking Media Group (TMG) which is an information and media platform helping media and technology companies monetize digital content.

Before TMG, Smith held executive positions where he led growth initiatives for Warner Music Group, LinkShare, TechRepublic, Gartner, and World Color Press. During these roles, he worked with the executive management team and Board of Directors to identify and execute organic and acquisition growth plans. Previously, Smith worked in finance and financial markets at the General Motors Treasure’s Office and The Bank of New York.

Smith has also served on non-profit boards including the Brooklyn Autism Center and the University of Michigan Club of New York Scholarship Fund. In addition, Smith currently serves on the Board of Advisors for Songza Media, Inc.

Smith earned an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business and a BA in economics from Trinity College.

Phil Dwyer

TMG Contributing Analyst

Phil Dwyer has spent the majority of his 30 year career in and around media companies. After graduating with a BSc in Electronics (University of London) and a Masters in Digital Systems (Brunel University), Dwyer entered the magazine publishing business, where he spent 20 years as reporter, editor and publisher. In 1995 he conceived, launched and edited New Media Age, the UK’s first publication dedicated to the seismic changes then taking place in the world of content. New Media age provided content providers of all kinds with a fresh perspective on the likely impact of the Internet on their businesses.

In 1998, Dwyer was recruited to set up and run the Jupiter Communications’ European research. He ran the European research team for 3 years, focusing his own research on advertising, and the changing role of content for the newspaper and magazine industries.

In the last decade, Dwyer has set up and run the European research for a prominent online advertising network, managed a $2 million multi client research program on the impact of social media on corporate behavior, and has worked with technology and media companies to help them understand how shifting consumer behaviors and attitudes will impact adoption of their products and services.

Marissa Gluck

TMG Contributing Analyst

Marissa Gluck is a writer, speaker and consultant covering the marketing and media industries. As an expert on digital marketing and technology, Gluck has often been quoted in media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Advertising Ageand Business Week and has spoken at major industry conferences in the United States and Europe. Gluck was formerly a senior analyst at Jupiter Research, where she advised clients including Interpublic Group, DoubleClick, CBS, and WPP. Prior to joining Jupiter, Gluck was the research and emerging technologies specialist at i-traffic. Before that, she worked in account management at the advertising firm Ammirati Puris Lintas (now Lowe). Gluck earned a B.S. from Binghamton University and two Masters Degrees in Global Media and Communication from the London School of Economics and the University of Southern California.

Aram Sinnreich

TMG Contributing Analyst

Aram Sinnreich is an assistant professor at Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information, managing partner at Radar Research, and the author of the recent book “Mashed Up: Music, Technology and the Rise of Configurable Culture.” He has written about media and technology for The New York Times, Billboard, and Wired News, has testified as an expert witness in several cases including the Supreme Court file sharing suit MGM vs. Grokster, and has offered his expertise as an analyst and consultant to hundreds of companies, from the Fortune 500 to fledgling startups, since 1997.

Jonathan Yarmis

TMG Contributing Analyst

Jonathan Yarmis has been a leading voice in the technology industry for over 30 years, with a variety of experience in industry analysis, end-user computing, and public and analyst relations. His research focus has always been on “disruptive technologies.” He started in the PC industry in 1979 (two years before IBM launched its PC) and was involved in the very early days of the networking, online and Internet eras. For several years now, his “disruptive” coverage has encompassed social media, mobility, cloud computing and “big data.”.

Currently operating as an independent analyst, Yarmis has worked at leading analyst firms including AMR, Ovum and a 10 year stint at Gartner. He has held titles including Senior Research Fellow, VP of Disruptive Technologies and Service Director. He has also worked at senior levels at PR firms Hill & Knowlton and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide where he focused on messaging and positioning for leading technology vendors and brands. During the early Internet years, he produced and served as content chairperson for a variety of conferences and tradeshows at eMarketWorld, including ad:tech (which remains the leading Internet advertising and marketing conference), eHealthcareWorld, eFinancialWorld and eMediatainmentWorld.

Yarmis is a regular speaker at industry events and appears regularly on a variety of print and broadcast media. He blogs on disruptive technologies at http://DoctorDisruptive.com. Jonathan received his BA from Hamilton College.