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Michael Boland covers interactive and mobile media.

Expertise: mobile advertising, pay-per-call, digital forecasting

Since joining the company in 2005, Michael Boland has been instrumental in covering interactive and mobile media. His expertise and curiosity about new mobile, social, and video technologies have made him a valuable resource for BIA/Kelsey clients. He now directs internal programs such as the evolution of BIA/Kelsey’s Custom Advisory Services, and the newly formed “BIA/Kelsey Labs” incubator for new initiatives.

Boland is a frequent speaker and organizer at top industry conferences including BIA/Kelsey events, Ad:Tech, WHERE 2.0 and others. He has authored in-depth reports on the changing local media landscape including online video, social networking and mobile. He contributes regularly to highly read online news sources such as Huffington Post and Business Insider. A trusted source for reporters covering the interactive media space, his comments have appeared in major news and trade media, including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune and Forbes.

Before joining BIA/Kelsey, Boland was editor of Innovation World’s TechAlert, a monthly journal of emerging technology companies. Previously he was a San Francisco-based freelance writer for business and technology magazines, such as Red Herring, Business 2.0, Mobile and Digitalife. He began his career in business analysis and journalism as a staff reporter for Forbes magazine, covering the tech sector.

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