Before founding DuJour, Jason Binn founded Niche Media, a leading publisher of luxury regional magazines nationwide (Aspen Peak, Boston Common, Capitol File, Gotham, Hamptons, Los Angeles Confidential, Michigan Avenue, Ocean Drive, Philadelphia Style and Vegas). While there, he also formed a custom publishing department, which created publications for Art Basel Miami Beach, Wynn Las Vegas and the Short Hills Mall for the Taubman real estate organization.
In 2006, Binn sold Niche Media to the Greenspun Media Group. In 2007, GMG purchased the Ocean Drive Media Group, which Binn co-owned and founded. After a successful merger and transition, Binn continued to oversee the operations and management of the company until his resignation in 2010.
In September 2011, Binn created a strategic partnership with Getty Images and WireImage to promote his personal photography, archives and BinnShot. Proceeds benefit Anthony Shriver’s Best Buddies International, a nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Additionally, Binn is co-founder of the Binn Animal Rescue and Sanctuary Charitable Foundation, which is dedicated to saving the lives of hundreds of animals from problems due to cruelty or neglect. He is also a patron of God’s Love We Deliver, a leading provider of nutritious, tailored meals to people in the New York metropolitan area who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves.
Binn has been profiled in The New York Times, The New York Observer, AdAge and Vanity Fair. He was also awarded Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” award, inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s “Advertising Hall of Achievement” and featured in Crain’s “40 Under 40” list of successful entrepreneurs.
Jason Binn welcomes you to the Winter 2014 issue
As we all busy ourselves with finishing out winter and (hopefully) easing into spring, we here at DuJour have many exciting developments to raise a glass to. It’s been a year of exceeding expectations—even our own! In the last couple of months since our fall issue, we have been fortunate enough ... More
Jason Binn welcomes you to the Fall 2014 issue
While at two years old, DuJour might not still be considered a start-up, I can tell you that things around here certainly never seem to slow down. In May, I was fortunate to sit across from CNN’s own Wolf Blitzer to discuss DuJour’s breaking news on the subject of North Korea ... More
Jason Binn welcomes you to the Summer 2014 issue
I’ve got stories and great Binn scoops about Sly Stallone. After all, we’ve been dear friends for over 25 years. Still, during my previous endeavors, he said no whenever I asked him to appear on a magazine cover; he wouldn’t even give me a stock photo. But after DuJour snagged ... More
Jason Binn welcomes you to the Spring 2014 issue
Since our very first issue, DuJour’s been an exceptional showcase for the power of partnership. Not only does the magazine partner seamlessly with its website (and its fantastic app), but we’ve been fortunate to make indispensable connections with the brands we work with and the talent we cover. Take, for example, the ... More
Jason Binn welcomes you to the Winter 2013 issue
It’s hard to believe we’re already at the end of another fantastic year for DuJour. In the past 12 months, we’ve made unprecedented strides in seamlessly integrating our quarterly print magazine and monthly digital issues. After much research and development, we’re proud to introduce the DuJour app, a state-of-the-art experience ... More
Jason Binn welcomes you to the Fall 2013 issue
The traditional gift for a first anniversary is made of paper, but when it comes to DuJour—a year old with this issue—paper is just the beginning. When DuJour launched, the concept involved not only a quarterly print magazine that revealed unique, untold stories, but also a seamlessly integrated digital product ... More
Jason Binn welcomes you to the Summer 2013 issue
It’s easy to see why summer gets people so excited: The kids are out of school, vacation homes are ready to be opened for the season, and winter coats can be swapped for linen suits—or sometimes even less. And it’s an especially exciting season for me because this is our ... More
Jason Binn welcomes you to the Spring 2013 issue
Welcome to DuJour’s spring issue. This season is all about coming into bloom, and our spring publication is a perfect example of that. On our cover is Kim Kardashian—or shall we say KIM, no different than how one would refer to Marilyn, Sophia or Liz—who has created a strong, lasting ... More
Jason Binn welcomes you to the Winter 2012 issue
Heading into the holiday season, we’re all thinking about celebrating, whether it’s spending time with friends and family or planning a way to ring in the New Year with a bang. Around the DuJour offices, things are no different—and we’ve got plenty to celebrate. Since our debut in September, DuJour has ... More
A letter from the founder of DuJour, a new multi-platform magazine
Twenty years ago, I took a skill set I’d always had a passion for—marketing, branding, events and bring- ing people together—and moved down to South Beach, Fla., with $5,000 to my name and a dream of starting a magazine called Ocean Drive. (I cofounded the magazine, which ultimately moved ... More