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Spokesperson Biography

Jim Barry


Media Spokesperson
Consumer Technology Association

Jim Barry, "The Digital Answer Man" is media spokesperson for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). He has appeared on countless radio and television programs and Webinars educating people about consumer electronics technology and products. He is the former editor of Video magazine and a 30-year veteran of consumer, trade and custom magazine publishing. During that time he has been an award-winning editor, writer and reporter, the president and CEO of a multi-million dollar corporate division, and the publisher of several consumer and business magazines.

Barry is the former editor and publisher of Dealerscope, a business publication for consumer electronics and major appliance retailers, and editorial director of Bartex Publishing Group, which published PC Retailing and Home Entertainment Marketing. He is also the former president, CEO and editorial director of Boston-based Custom Magazines, Inc.

Barry is a member of the Academy of Digital Television Pioneers and the board of electors of the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame. He is a visiting lecturer at the Boston University School of Communication and has received "Excellence in Writing" awards from the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for feature writing, news reporting and signed editorials.

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CEA's Digital Answer Man Jim Barry visits media outlets annually, educating consumers on new products and trends. CEA members can add their products to the tour at no charge!

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