Photographic portrait of Janet Balis
COVID-19 moved human behavior leaps and bounds in a matter of months – it gave every company a new mandate around the customer journey, and they are rapidly accelerating digital transformation.

Janet Balis

EY Global Media and Entertainment Advisory Services Leader

Transformation leader in media and marketing. Innovator. Digital native. Change agent. Passionate advocate for women and gender parity. Influencer. Mother.

Areas of focus Innovation Digital Customer

A seasoned media professional with extensive experience across platforms, Janet is EY Global Advisory Services Leader for Media and Entertainment, leading consulting across the sector. She is also the EY Americas Marketing practice leader.

Prior to joining us in 2015, she held executive leadership roles at major media, entertainment, and technology companies including AOL, The Huffington Post and Time Warner.

She serves on the board of the Mobile Marketing Association, the International Academy of Arts and Sciences, and PRX. In 2018, she was named a Women To Watch by Multichannel News, she was named a 2017 Woman of Excellence by the National Association of Female Executives, in 2010, she was named as one of Advertising Age’s Women to Watch, and in 2006 she was named among Crain’s 40 Under 40. She is an advisor to the Harvard Business School Digital Initiative.

Janet holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in political science from Columbia College.

How Janet is building a better working world

“We are in a moment of unprecedented change across the industry. Working with clients, I help them embrace the new reality around consumers, business models and the broader ecosystem around them to build solutions that create value. While we cannot change the new consumer reality – which is atomized, disintermediated, complex and, above all, dynamic – we can make sure that we collaborate as an industry to build solutions.”