Common Sense Networks Appoints Former Quantcast and Time Inc, Executive Merideth Long as Chief Revenue Officer

Los Angeles, November 11, 2022 -- Common Sense Networks (CSN), a company dedicated to elevating digital experiences for families through their singular expertise in age-appropriate content, today announced the appointment of Meredith Long as Chief Revenue Officer. The announcement was made by Eric Berger, Chief Executive Officer of the for-profit arm of Common Sense Media, to whom she will report.

In this newly added role, Long, who joins CSN from Quantcast (the world’s largest AI-driven audience behavior platform for the open Internet) will lead the company’s overall sales efforts. Leveraging CSN’s proprietary review platform, a gold standard trusted by parents around the globe and based on the most comprehensive child development research available, she will focus on developing safe and scalable solutions to help brands engage kids and families.

Since its inception in the summer of 2020, Common Sense Networks has provided essential family-facing and curation-focused services to a broad range of media clients including TikTok and YouTube and has been lauded for the 2021 launch of Sensical, a free, topic-based streaming platform for kids 2-10 honored this year as a Fast Company World Changing Idea. Certified by the kidSAFE+ ® COPPA Seal Program, Sensical offers families an algorithm-free OTT destination via three distinctive FAST channels as well as an array of streaming devices, smart TV manufacturers, and mobile devices.

Berger said: “Meredith is a one in a million find for Common Sense Networks and the perfect person to lead the charge as we continue to invest in and redefine the digital ecosystem for kids. In a world where privacy and kids’ media is more scrutinized than ever, we’ve innovated around a set of solutions that will unlock value for the industry. Her wealth of experience will be essential to our long term growth ensuring that, as a company, we meet our goals to do good and do well. I look forward to working with Meredith to identify opportunities and partnerships that propel our business forward and align with our commitment to support brands, platforms, families, and the creator economy.”  

Long added: “I’m thrilled to be joining forces with Eric and the CSN team to continue to build upon Common Sense Media’s 20-year legacy of trust and credibility to develop creative & dynamic solves for stakeholders and partners. Rarely do you come across a role that fulfills both your personal and professional values, this opportunity at Common Sense Networks does both. It’s a real honor to be a part of such a mission driven organization helping drive transformation during a critical inflection point in our industry.”

Based in the Bay area, Long is widely known as a well-respected industry leader who, during her time at Quantcast as CRO, led all $300M+ sales channels, marketing and business development for North America, partnering closely with the Chief Product Officer and Head of Engineering to identify areas for organic growth, product development and product launches. Prior to her position at Quantcast, Long was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Time Inc.’s News, Luxury & Style division where she developed growth strategies for Time Inc. brands including TIME, Fortune, Money, InStyle, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure and Departures. As the brand leader, she oversaw the brands’ overall financial and strategic performance as well as budget reporting. She also managed these brands’ major franchises and live events including the annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, TIME 100 and the Fortune Live Media Division, which includes Fortune Most Powerful Women, the Fortune Global Forum, CEO Initiative, Brainstorm Tech and many more.

In 2016, Meredith was named to the American Advertising Federation’s Hall of Achievement, which annually recognizes the most outstanding leaders in advertising under 40. She has served on the AAF’s Hall of Achievement Executive Committee as well as President of New York Women in Communications (NYWICI). She is a board member of The Mill Valley Library Foundation and Grace Cathedral Stewardship. Meredith has a B.S. in Journalism and Broadcast News from The University of Colorado, Boulder.

About Common Sense Networks

Setting the gold standard in children’s digital media and leveraging the work of Common Sense Media, Common Sense Networks designs engaging, age-appropriate experiences that support kids’ social, emotional, and cognitive development. By meeting children where they are with a broad, inclusive range of safe, family-facing services and curated content initiatives (including streaming options like the critically acclaimed Sensical), Common Sense Networks encourages and empowers kids to do and be more. Common Sense Networks is a for-profit affiliate of Common Sense Media and a Public Benefit Corporation, and proudly aligns with leading brands and media entities like TikTok to reimagine their existing platform approach to activate meaningful and lasting change in the kids’ media ecosystem. Follow us @commonsensenets on Twitter and Instagram.

About Sensical

Free to explore, free to learn, and free to watch, Sensical, from Common Sense Networks, is a streaming service for kids 2-10 offering thousands of entertaining, age-appropriate videos and podcasts featuring characters and creators that children love. Leveraging the expertise of Common Sense Media, Sensical’s vast, curated library is screened by experts and filtered through a rigorous, proprietary rubric based on the most comprehensive child development research available. Grounded in science, the topic-driven, 60+ channel service, honored in 2022 as a Fast Company World Changing Idea, is certified by the kidSAFE+ ® COPPA Seal Program and offers families an algorithm-free, worry-free OTT destination via three distinctive FAST channels, Sensical Junior, Sensical Makers and Sensical Gaming as well as an array of streaming devices, smart TV manufacturers, and mobile devices. Follow us @SensicalTV on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and Facebook.

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