Mediapolis, inc. is an interactive media company dedicated to applying our extensive experience in software design, systems analysis and management consulting to help clients build Web sites that deliver peak performance cost-effectively.

Over the years, we have developed expertise that has earned us a reputation for speed, dependability and efficiency.


We have built a proven set of tools and techniques that we customize for each clients' specific needs. These techniques apply the best of open-source software with industry standard technologies and web services to streamline the creation and maintenance of even the most complex Web sites.


Much of our success comes from partnering with advertising, marketing and design agencies. In these partnerships we provide technology solutions and expertise that the agencies don't have in-house, and we do so in a way that enhances our partners' relationship with their clients.

Server Side
Client Side
Content Management

Server Side

Serving architecture is critical to any Web project. Using our extensive experience with high- and low-traffic sites, we analyze clients' needs, budgets and traffic expectations to build out serving infrastructure that is budget-conscious, flexible and scalable. We manage powerful, economical cloud-based technologies that combine with mature, industry-standard, open-source software such as Apache, MySQL, Varnish and Memcached to provide a platform for stable, reliable growth.

Client Side

Much of our code for managing user interaction is handled in the browser or on the client side. A major challenge when building modern web sites is balancing the critical needs of search engine visibility with those of the user interface. AJAX is a powerful tool for building an interactive experience for Web site users, but careful engineering is required to ensure information is not hidden from search engine robots. We are experienced in making Web sites perform for both users and search engines.

Content Management

We have specialized in data-intensive sites consisting of tens- and even hundreds-of-thousands of pages of content. We have built a suite of proven tools that allow our clients to manage their content creation workflow and publishing cycles with minimal staff. Our custom tools allow non-technical staff to efficiently manage complex Web sites.

Mediapolis, inc.
307 7th Avenue, Suite 1107
New York, NY 10001

Email: @mediapolis.com
Alan Emtage: aemtage
Michael Rhodes: mrhodes
Tony Travostino: tonyt

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ScienceFriday.com >

Science Friday, hosted by veteran science journalist Ira Flatow, is a weekly science talk show, broadcast live over public radio stations nationwide as part of NPR's 'Talk of the Nation' programming. In May 2012 Science Friday relaunched its Web site using Mediapolis content management software and Mediapolis-executed front-end templates. The new site more efficiently manages Science Friday's thousands of audio and visual clips, and using state-of-the-art HTML5 coding techniques, it presents the clips using app-like modules that work on desktop, tablet and mobile devices alike.

"Mediapolis is great. They built our CMS making it easy to manage our overhauled site, and as we make additions and changes, they help us think through alternatives and advise us about consequences we may not have anticipated." Christian Skotte, Director of Marketing & Communications, Science Friday

Publishers Weekly >

Since 1872, Publshers Weekly (PW) has been "The International News Magazine of Book Publishing and Bookselling." In April 2010 George Slowik, Jr., a former publisher of PW, purchased PW and tapped Mediapolis to completely redo the magazine's online presence. Four weeks later, PW launched its new, Mediapolis-built Web platform which streamlined operation and enabled enhanced features and content. In October 2012 Mediapolis re-engineered the site to work "responsively," meaning the site's front-end presentation automatically optimizes for the size of the visiting browser, whether mobile device, tablet or desktop computer.

"Mediapolis serves as a reliable partner in developing, as well as implementing, our overall IT plan. State of the art tech paired with cost efficient hands-on deployment makes them a winning team." George Slowik, Jr., President, Publishers Weekly

Volvo for Life Awards >

The Volvo for Life Awards was a consumer contest aimed at recognizing everyday heroes. The contest, which was conceived of and managed for Volvo by communications firm FBI Productions, was an annual event from 2002 through 2008 and reached millions of consumers. FBI tapped Mediapolis to build and host both the front-end consumer site and the extensive backend site which managed the collection and judging of hundreds of thousands of submissions -- including the translation and presentation of all site content into Spanish.

"Mediapolis is a 24/7 company proven to be one of the elites, if not the very best, in handling complex web architecture, planning, design and implementation. I highly recommend them." John Fitzgerald, President & CEO, FBI Productions

AIDS Project Los Angeles American Druggist Magazine amFAR ANC Sports Bertelsmann Better Cheaper Slower BMG Classics BMG Direct BMG Special Products Boo.com BookLife.com Bowling, Inc. CAC Pharmaceuticals Cinepix Film Properties Wesley Clark for President Commercial Closet CultureFinder.com Discovery Editions DrugDigest.org ECM Records Edwina.com Express Scripts Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies Fenton Communications Ed Flanagan for U.S. Senate Eight-and-a-Half Foreign Policy Association Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation French Culinary Institute Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund GLAAD GlaxoSmithKline Global Impact Investing Network Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves GLSEN GoGirlWorld.org Grandparents.com Gund Hal Riney & Partners HBO Heritage of Pride Houston Voice HX Magazine iFIT IGLHRC InterFaith Hunger Appeal Intuition Music IQPC Joe Jackson Johnson & Johnson JTA Lambda Legal Defense Life Beat Living Music Logic Records MamaMedia MB Artists Medical Tribune MillenniumSports.com Monitor Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg New Profit New York AIDS Coalition New York Blade NewFest Novartis NPR's Science Friday Orion Pictures Out Magazine Pacific Blue Paul Winter POZ Magazine Prime Access Production Arts Promix Publicis Publishers Weekly RCA Victor RX One Science Friday Solvay SLDN Sony Classics Southern Voice Sperone Westwater Gallery The Data Lounge The New York Times Thomas Hampson's Hampsong Foundation Trenton Titans Trudy! UN Foundation United States Bowling Congress USA Television Viacom Volvo Washington Blade Windham Hill Records Women's Sports Foundation WQXR Wyeth yourPharmacy.com
Alan Emtage >

Alan Emtage oversees programming and content management at Mediapolis. Before joining the company Emtage co-founded Bunyip Information Systems, Inc., where he created the Archie system, the Internet's first search engine. Alan has chaired the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) working groups on Internet Anonymous FTP Archives (IAFA) and Uniform Resource Identifiers (URLs, URNs and URCs), as well as sitting on advisory boards for the National Science Foundation and other agencies.

Emtage lectures and speaks at conferences around the world on such topics as Internet information systems and the impact of the Internet on society. He is often called upon by the press for his technological expertise including interviews in the Wall Street Journal and the highly praised PBS series Life on the Internet. Emtage, a native of Barbados, holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Science from McGill University.

Carl Pritzkat >

Carl Pritzkat oversees project management and business development for Mediapolis and works closely with clients to develop online strategies for their Web sites. With over two decades of media strategy experience, Pritzkat understands the valuable role the Internet can play in supporting traditional and non-traditional businesses.

Before co-founding Mediapolis, Pritzkat spent six years at BMG where he ran the ECM Records label. In his duties as Label Director, he oversaw all marketing and production duties for the prestigious German-owned record company. Pritzkat graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music composition and performance.

Tony Travostino >

An attorney in the media industry for over two decades, Tony Travostino manages Mediapolis's business affairs, which includes general management of the company, contract negotiations, and intellectual property management. Travostino also tracks the Internet's impact on business and legal affairs, keeping clients aware of that impact on their businesses.

Prior to co-founding Mediapolis, Travostino was Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs for Multimedia Motion Pictures. Travostino has also worked in business affairs at Carolco Pictures and Orion Pictures. Travostino graduated from University of Oregon Law School and received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University.

Michael Rhodes >

Mediapolis co-founder Michael Rhodes supervises Mediapolis' engineering operations, which includes the design of front-end user interfaces and back-end site management software. At home with the wide-range of systems required to succeed on the Internet, he works comfortably in UNIX and all modern programming environments.

Rhodes has over two decades of experience in systems analysis and management consulting in technology deployment and has overseen large projects spanning mainframe accounting, realtime process/motion control, transactional databases, http based applications and anti-spam systems. To date he has tens of millions of lines of code to his credit, and his systems process many millions of transaction per day. He is the key architect responsible for Mediapolis' core software, Iowa.

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