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Neal Zuckerman

Partner & Managing Director

New York

Neal Zuckerman is a core member of the Strategy and Technology, Media & Telecommunications practices of The Boston Consulting Group, which he joined in 2006. He works in the media, entertainment, and communications industries, particularly on business building, large-scale transformation, technology, advertising, and sales force effectiveness.

Neal is deeply engaged in developing the firm's media industry intellectual capital and has coauthored numerous BCG publications that reflect his enthusiasm and expertise. He has undertaken projects involving fundamental change, growth, new business creation, and digital transformation for media companies across magazines, newspapers, broadcast TV, video production, and radio. Neal has rich experience in advertising sales, consumer marketing (acquisition or retention), product pricing, editorial and creative areas, organization design, M&A, and new business development (including interim business management).

Before joining BCG, Neal worked for Time Warner as head of strategy and business development for Time Inc.'s corporate sales group and as an executive director in Time Warner's strategic planning group. In the latter role, he engaged in business development for various businesses across the company, including film production, mobile content, and ad sales departments.

Neal was also previously a senior associate at McKinsey, working predominantly for print media companies on growth strategies (traditional and Internet) and cost reduction efforts.

Areas of Expertise

  • Coleads BCG’s global work in media
  • Digital transformation in print media
  • Digital transformation in radio
  • Integrated news and information products for tablet, mobile, online, and print media
  • In-theater advertising
  • Magazine cost transformation
  • Music industry—cost opportunities
  • Lean advantage in media

Education

  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • BS, United States Military Academy at West Point

Honors and Awards

  • Board member, State of New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Board member, Philipstown Planning Board
  • Trustee, Desmond-Fish Library
  • Putnam County Representative, Metro North Railroad Commuter Council
  • Former chair, WNYC Radio's Community Advisory Board
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