Fastener.io is the leading outsourced corporate, business, and publisher development consultancy for digital content publishers and publisher solutions. The company's clients span the globe -- from The United States and The United Kingdom to Israel and Australia. And Fastener.io's team has over 100 years of collective experience leveraging its deep relationships to forge partnerships... fast.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Fastener.io was founded in 2013 by Jay Westlin. Prior to Fastener.io, Westlin was executive vice president, corporate & business development of SpinMedia. And previously, was vice president, business development & marketing of EvolveMedia. Westlin began in digital publishing in the mid-90's forming partnerships with companies including Compuserve and Yahoo!.
Fastener.io digital content publisher clients range from the largest traditional publishing companies in the world (ie Gannett Company) to the high-flying, venture-backed, digitally native content publishers (ie Medium.com). The company helps digital content publishers with corporate development (M&A), business development (monetization partners), audience development (partnerships with other publishers, social influencers, and paid traffic acquisition sources), talent acquisition, and ad operations.
Fastener.io’s visibility across a wide variety of publishers provides the company unique insight into the serious issues today’s digital content publishers face from mobile monetization to the complex programmatic ecosystem. As a result, Fastener.io’s external vantage point provides clarity, ideas, and solutions often difficult to see from inside the publisher’s operation.
Fastener.io clients include some of the hottest digital content publisher solution platforms, many of which graduated from the world's most prestigious incubators and are backed by top-tier venture capital and now partnered with the most innovative digital content publishers. The solutions include display and video SSP, ad network / rep firm, header bidding, rich media, content management/publishing system, and native advertising. By first making high-level and curated publisher introductions and second by leveraging its data base of thousands of publisher contacts, Fastener.io helps publisher solution platforms scale publisher development and distribution.
Fastener.io platform clients benefit from the hundreds of regular and deep conversations the company is having each week with digital publishers and other platforms. As a result, platform clients get immediate feedback and partnership acceleration.