Jonathan Allen is the President of Longneck & Thunderfoot, an agile content company based in New York City and which is part of the Columbia Startup Lab.
Formerly the Director of the award winning search engine news publication, Search Engine Watch (. Under Jonathan’s stewardship, Search Engine Watch grew from 600,000 pageviews a month to over 1.4 million and in May 2012, won the Gold Azbee National Award for “Online Excellence, New or Relaunched Web Site” from the American Society of Business Press Editors.
Before Search Engine Watch, Jonathan co-founded Moblog:tech and the smartphone photography community Moblog - an early player in mobile social media. In 2009, Moblog won the Experimental & Innovation Webby award for a collaborative mapping project with Shozu and in 2008, Moblog:tech’s build of Channel 4′s Big Art Mob won the community engagement award at MediaGuardian Awards for Innovation (MEGAS), The Royal Television Society’s On The Move Award, and 3 BAFTA nominations.
Jonathan has spoken at the largest digital marketing conferences in the world – SES New York, SES San Francisco, SES London, SES Chicago – as well as PubCon, KoreaComm and SIPA. He has also provided industry commentary on breaking news for the BBC, the Boston Globe and Deutsche Welle.