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The Industry’s Smartest Content Company

At Contently, we believe in the power of great storytelling. Founded in 2011 by Joe Coleman, Dave Goldberg, and Shane Snow, our mission is to build a better media world by helping brands connect with people through great stories, and by helping freelance creatives grow their careers.

Contently powers the content marketing programs of the world’s most valuable brands, including Google, Walmart, Marriott, Dell, and hundreds of others. Our methodology and solution has three key pillars: expert content strategy, an enterprise content marketing platform that saves you time, and a global talent network with over 140,000 freelance creatives.

Headquartered in New York City, Contently is the recipient of numerous awards, including Digiday’s Best Content Marketing Platform, and has been recognized by AdAge, Crain’s, Fortune, and Inc. as a Best Place to Work.

Our founders

Joe Coleman

Joe is a lifelong entrepreneur and founded two successful internet companies before Contently. In 2012, Joe and his co-founders were named to Inc.’s 30 Under 30 list.

Shane Snow

Shane is the bestselling author of Smartcuts: The Breakthrough Power of Lateral Thinking. His writing has appeared in Wired and The New Yorker.

Dave Goldberg

Dave created the interfaces and algorithms that power much of Contently’s platform. He has over 10 years of experience solving tech problems in a range of industries.

Our leadership

Pearl Collings


Pearl is a strategic operator who has led marquee brands like Time, Dotdash, and Xaxis. She has extensive experience achieving accelerated growth through customer service and execution excellence.

Joe Lazauskas

VP of Marketing

Joe is the bestselling co-author of The Storytelling Edge. He leads all of Contently's marketing efforts.

Alli Manning

VP of Content Services

Alli has spent over a decade running editorial teams for international brands and publishing houses. At Contently, she's responsible for 100,000+ freelancers and the editors, strategists, and program managers who support them.

Do the best work of your career

Join a dedicated group of storytellers who are passionate about what they do.

One of the best entrepreneurial companies in America

4x winner of Crain’s Best Places to Work

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