The best storytellers make the best publishers, no matter if they're individuals or brands, if they adhere to traditional media's model of advertising or if they're former advertisers themselves. Those core beliefs informs the way Contently has and continues to build the platform that will power the next generation of media companies.
Founded in 2010 in New York City by Joe Coleman, Shane Snow, and Dave Goldberg, Contently is a marketplace that connects quality journalism talent with quality publishers. To do so, Contently builds software to help each party succeed in its goals: editorial management and content marketing software for publishers, personal branding and job-finding tools for journalists.
At its core Contently is a technology company built on the convergence of several trends: brand publishing replacing banner advertising, the surge of freelance journalists in the market, and a shift from an SEO- to a social media-focused online publishing ecosystem.