BrandNext invests resources into platforms and businesses that create brand extension opportunities for media companies, publishers and brands.


The Community Company builds and manages membership programs and contributor networks for media companies and brands. The company's community portfolio includes Forbes Councils in partnership Forbes Media, Ad Age Collective in partnership with Crain Communications and Business Journals Leadership Trust in partnership with Advance Publications' ACBJ. 



SimpleVenue connects experiential food and beverage concepts with world class venues to transform under-utilized real estate into revenue generating spaces. 



AW3 Media Group is the creator of Ei8ht, a white-labeled mobile and OTT platform that provides a turnkey video monetization solution for content owners. In partnership with Forbes Media and several international telecoms, AW3 launched Forbes8, a global OTT entrepreneurship network.



Advantage Media Group, creator of the Authority Marketing System, has helped 1300 CEOs in 15 countries write, publish and market a book to grow their businesses. The company has launched ForbesBooks (Forbes Media) and ACBJ Books (Advance Publications' ACBJ), book imprints that provide business leaders with a high-touch author experience and a holistic branding, visibility and marketing platform.


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Scott Gerber

Scott Gerber is the Chief Executive of The Community Company and Managing Partner of BrandNext. He is a sought-after speaker, the co-author of Superconnector and a contributor to Adweek. Over the course of his career, Scott has developed partnerships and built brand extensions that have generated tens of millions of dollars.  He has been featured in the New York Times, TIME, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Reuters, Mashable, BBC, NPR, Forbes, The Daily Beast, CBS News, US News & World Report, Fox News, Inc. Magazine, and Entrepreneur, and has been honored by NASDAQ, Junior Achievement and the White House. 

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