Stephen Stesney

Stephen Stesney
Product Lead, CQ Press/ First Street

Website | @first_street

Stephen Stesney is the product lead on First Street by CQ Press. First Street is a groundbreaking political intelligence platform built to research relationships and build coalitions; a must-have product for anyone working to influence policy. As product lead, Stephen drives the ongoing development of First Street and the First Street Research Group and works with the sales, marketing and PR groups to formulate and execute a growth strategy.
Prior to joining CQ Press, Stephen worked for The Kiplinger Washington Editors as Online Business Manager where he led the development and growth of their online business. Finally, Stephen was one of the first employees of New Media Strategies. Founded in 1999, New Media Strategies was the world’s first social media marketing firm. Stephen played a critical early role in helping New Media Strategies develop into one of the largest social media marketing firms.


Innovator's Program Soho Complex
Moderated by:
Kassia Krozser (
Greg Merkle (Dow Jones Enterprise Media Group), Stephen Stesney (CQ Press/ First Street)
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In this session, moderator Kassia Krozser will be highlighting two companies - Dow Jones Enterprise Media Group and CQ Press - each of whom have come up with innovative ways of using their content to grow into new markets, and offer new services/products to existing ones. Read more.
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Ingram Content Group
  • codeMantra
  • Impelsys Inc.
  • SPi Global
  • Baker & Taylor
  • Blackboard
  • Bowker
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Innodata
  • Jouve North America
  • MarkLogic
  • Newgen KnowledgeWorks
  • Océ North America
  • Temis
  • Aptara
  • Atex
  • LibreDigital
  • Media Services Group
  • MarkLogic
  • Smashwords, Inc.

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