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 to the high-flying, venture-backed, digitally native content publishers. The company helps digital content publishers with corporate development (M&A), business development, 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 solutions, 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 publisher solutions include display and video SSP, ad network / rep firm, header bidding, rich media, content management/publishing system, native advertising, web developers, and e-commerce. 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 publisher solution clients benefit from the hundreds of regular and deep conversations the company is having each week with digital publishers and other solutions. As a result, publisher solution clients get immediate feedback and partnership acceleration.
Fastener.io averages 15-20 active clients at any given time and takes on projects for a minimum of a few months though almost always continue for a much longer period with numerous retained for multiple years. Also, Fastener.io has many repeat clients... even some dating back to the company's 2013 launch.
Fastener.io client companies include digital content publishers but mostly publisher solutions (publisher ad demand, publisher technology, and publisher services).