In line with its commitment to offer quality research, strategy and digital development, kids entertainment developer and consultancy Dubit has tapped children’s media expert David Kleeman as its new SVP of global trends.
Based in the company’s New York office, Kleeman will investigate new research initiatives for Dubit, looking at emerging trends, creative digital media content and distribution, best practices in playful learning, and the integration of child development and research across media, technology, toys and games.
As a strategist, analyst, author and speaker on children’s media, play and learning, Kleemen is well-versed in the global kids media and education spaces.
Prior to joining Dubit, he served as PlayVangelist and SVP of insights programs at New York-based PlayCollective. Before that, he was the president of the American Center for Children and Media, a creative professional development center and executive roundtable devoted to sustainable children’s media.
Kleeman is also the longtime advisory board chair to the international children’s TV festival Prix Jeunesse, a 2013 Senior Fellow of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media, a board member of the National Association for Media Literacy Education and a governor of the Television Academy.
Dubit continues to expand its presence in the kids space. Earlier this year, the company appointed kids brand specialist Adam Schoff as VP of digital strategy, working from Dubit’s new office in Melbourne, Australia. Dubit also has offices in New York, L.A., and London and Leeds in the UK.