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All Things Video

By James Creech
All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media.
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Available in Any Language: How Voice Technology is Changing the Future of Media -- Jesse Shemen (Co-Founder & CEO, Papercup)
Jesse Shemen is the Co-Founder & CEO of Papercup, an AI platform that automatically translates video content using synthetic voice technology. Jesse started his career in consulting at Deloitte but quickly sought a more entrepreneurial path. He co-founded both the Deloitte Incubator and Deloitte Ventures to lead equity investments and partnerships with early stage companies before leaving the consulting world to join Octopus Labs as a Venture Builder. In this episode, Jesse and I discuss how innovations in voice technology are making it easier to share content and communicate, even when two people don’t speak the same language. We consider the current audio renaissance and examine how smart speakers and voice assistants are changing the way we interact with our devices. But we also explore the potential dark sides of these new technologies, from deep fakes to Internet scams, and what safeguards can be put in place to keep us safe. Finally, Jesse shares his excitement for the many applications of voice technology, such as education, humanitarian aid, and preserving world languages as a hallmark of culture. Host: James Creech LEAVE US A REVIEW! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a review! https://ratethispodcast.com/allthingsvideo LISTENER SUPPORT If you’d like to make a small monthly donation  to help support future episodes, please visit https://anchor.fm/allthingsvideopodcast/support ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
48:37
October 12, 2020
Start with Your Audience: How to Design the Perfect Influencer Marketing Campaign -- Andrew Kamphey (Creator, Influence Weekly)
Andrew Kamphey is the Creator of Influence Weekly, a weekly newsletter featuring news and insights about the influencer marketing industry. Andrew has a fascinating career background full of twists and turns, which includes working as a mall Santa in Chicago, traveling the world with Royal Caribbean cruises, directing a TV series in Mongolia, and producing content with early Vine stars in L.A. He currently resides in Bali, Indonesia and spends his time building businesses that empower online creators. In this episode, Andrew shares the recipe for the perfect influencer marketing campaign. The ideal approach, he argues, is to start with the audience in mind and find a way to blend the advertiser message, content format, and influencer personality to best serve viewers. Andrew highlights a few examples of pre-Internet influencer marketing, from Camel giving NYC bartenders free packs of cigarettes to Madam C. J. Walker’s cosmetology school, which fueled the growth of her hair care and cosmetics empire. Finally, he offers insight into his experience as an online content creator and predictions for the future of the influencer marketing industry. Host: James Creech LISTENER SUPPORT If you’d like to make a small monthly donation  to help support future episodes, please visit https://anchor.fm/allthingsvideopodcast/support ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
1:25:01
October 5, 2020
An Inside Look at Esports across Asia -- Xiao (Sean) Zhang (Co-Founder & CEO, Talon Esports)
Xiao (Sean) Zhang is the Co-Founder & CEO of Talon Esports, a professional esports organization with seven teams across APAC. Prior to launching Talon, Sean worked in finance at Kenetic, CLSA, Barclays, and National Australia Bank. This episode took place during a special live stream for All That Matters 2020, Asia’s preeminent conference for the music, sports, gaming, and online entertainment industries. During our conversation, Sean shares his decision to leave banking and pursue a career in esports. He predicts increased gaming activity and VR adoption following the release of Sony and Xbox’s new consoles next year as well as more mobile games becoming competitive esports titles. Finally, he explains how esports adoption varies throughout the APAC region and encourages young, aspiring entrepreneurs to take more risks and not be afraid to make mistakes. Host: James Creech LISTENER SUPPORT If you’d like to make a small monthly donation  to help support future episodes, please visit https://anchor.fm/allthingsvideopodcast/support ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
12:10
September 30, 2020
East Meets West: Helping Chinese Creators Reach a Global Audience -- Ivy Wong (Founder & CEO, VS Media)
Ivy Wong is the Founder & CEO of VS Media, a next-generation media network focused on Chinese creators and audience. Ivy started her career in media sales for Yahoo! before serving as COO of TVB.com and later CEO of Next Mobile. Prior to VS Media, Ivy founded media and commerce platform VISS and later led HMVideal as CEO. This episode took place during a special live stream for All That Matters 2020, Asia’s preeminent conference for the music, sports, gaming, and online entertainment industries. During our conversation, Ivy explains how VS Media bridges the gap between East and West – helping Chinese creators reach a global audience as well as helping Western talent grow their presence on Chinese social platforms. She predicts that 2021 will bring more niche content and continued growth of social e-commerce. Host: James Creech LISTENER SUPPORT If you’d like to make a small monthly donation  to help support future episodes, please visit https://anchor.fm/allthingsvideopodcast/support ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
14:45
September 29, 2020
Standardizing TV and Online Video Measurement -- Ross McCray (Co-Founder & CEO, VideoAmp)
Ross McCray is the Co-Founder & CEO of VideoAmp, an adtech company seeking to standardize linear TV, OTT, and digital video measurement. Prior to VideoAmp, Ross served as the Head of Product & Technology at Channel Factory. In this episode, Ross and I examine the differences between traditional TV and online video measurement, which served as the original inspiration behind VideoAmp. We also share a number of productivity hacks, from strict time management tracking to sleep optimization, and Ross explains his theory of work/life integration. Finally, we discuss the growing focus on consumer privacy and what the future holds for companies so focused on user data collection. Host: James Creech LISTENER SUPPORT If you’d like to make a small monthly donation  to help support future episodes, please visit https://anchor.fm/allthingsvideopodcast/support ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
52:58
September 23, 2020
The Music Biz, Tech Investing, and Apple v. Epic -- Stu Smith (SVP, Fullscreen)
Stu Smith is an SVP at Fullscreen, leading the company’s Creator Labs, Public Figures, and Creator Partnerships business units. Stu started his career in the music industry, serving as the personal assistant to John Mayer before working in artist management. In 2012, he transitioned to the startup space, serving as the Director of Artist Partnerships & Business Development at CrowdSurge (now Songkick) before joining Teespring and later Omaze. Stu is also an active investor; he and his brother Austin formed Coughdrop Capital in 2015 and have backed a number of early stage B2B and consumer tech companies. In this episode, Stu shares his early experience in the music business before catching the startup bug. We talk about Fullscreen’s role within Warner Media and future growth strategy, and Stu provides some insight into his core investment thesis for early stage companies. Finally, we debate the outcome of the Epic Games vs. Apple battle royale and what the future holds for TikTok. Host: James Creech LISTENER SUPPORT If you’d like to make a small monthly donation  to help support future episodes, please visit https://anchor.fm/allthingsvideopodcast/support ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
57:15
September 3, 2020
Reimagining Live Events: How to Create Digital-First Experiences -- Jasper Donat (Co-Founder & CEO, Branded)
Jasper Donat is the Co-Founder & CEO of Branded, an event marketing agency behind All That Matters, YouTube FanFest, and It’s a Girl Thing. Jasper is originally from London but has spent the last 25+ years in Asia, primarily between Singapore and Hong Kong. Prior to launching Branded, he worked in sales and account management for Star TV, ESPN, and Eurosport. In this episode, Jasper explains the impact of coronavirus on the live events business and what it means to launch a digital-first conference. We also discuss Jasper’s propensity for saying yes to new challenges, from selling vacation properties in Spain to moving to Hong Kong to start his career in media. And finally, we debate Hong Kong’s political future and the potential outcome of the recent TikTok controversy. This was our first video interview, so you can watch the full episode here: https://youtu.be/t_i2BJufiaU Host: James Creech LISTENER SUPPORT If you’d like to make a small monthly donation  to help support future episodes, please visit https://anchor.fm/allthingsvideopodcast/support ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
1:04:09
August 26, 2020
From Meme Illuminati to Media Empire: Building Original Comedy Brands -- Reid Hailey (Co-Founder & CEO, Doing Things Media)
Reid Hailey is the Co-Founder & CEO of Doing Things Media, the comedy-focused digital publisher behind meme accounts like ShitHeadSteve, MiddleClassFancy, and AnimalsDoingThings. Always entrepreneurial by nature, Reid shares how he applied his love of comedy to Instagram and launched one of the world’s most successful meme accounts from his parents’ basement. Fast forward to today, and Doing Things is expanding into consumer products, podcasting, and live streaming. In this episode, Reid shares stories from his early days as a member of the “Meme Illuminati,” which included his future co-founder Derek Lucas and even some A-list celebrities like John Mayer. Reid and I also discuss the rampant joke stealing and content freebooting that were so prevalent on Facebook and Instagram in the past and how meme culture has changed after pages like FuckJerry and TheFatJewish were called out for being some of the worst offenders. Finally, Reid explains Doing Things’ decision to get into political advertising by promoting Mike Bloomberg’s Presidential campaign, and we debate the potential outcome of the recent political controversy surrounding TikTok. Host: James Creech LISTENER SUPPORT If you’d like to make a small monthly donation  to help support future episodes, please visit https://anchor.fm/allthingsvideopodcast/support ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
24:16
August 12, 2020
EdTech Innovations & the Secret to Strategic Partnerships -- Taylor Nieman (Co-Founder & CEO, Toucan)
Taylor Nieman is the Co-Founder & CEO of Toucan, an immersive learning tool that helps people improve their language skills while browsing the web. Prior to Toucan, Taylor worked in business development and strategic partnerships for a number of high-profile LA startups, including Headspace, Pop, and Fair. In this episode, Taylor shares the secret to forging partnerships between startups and corporate behemoths with large distribution channels. She explains how early stage companies can get the attention of big companies but avoid getting bogged down in corporate bureaucracy to make sure a deal gets done. Finally, we discuss evolutions in online learning and what the future holds for edtech, especially now when remote lessons and blended learning models are increasingly more important. Host: James Creech LISTENER SUPPORT If you’d like to make a small monthly donation  to help support future episodes, please visit https://anchor.fm/allthingsvideopodcast/support ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
46:39
August 5, 2020
An Inside Look at Influencer Marketing in the Philippines -- Ace Gapuz (Founder & CEO, Blogapalooza)
Ace Gapuz is the CEO of Blogapalooza, a Filipino influencer marketing company that fosters collaborations between creators and brand. Ace started blogging at a young age and joined Southeast Asian startup Grab as Public Relations Manager when the company first launched in the Philippines. In addition to her work at Blogapalooza, Ace also serves as the Director of Shopertainment Live, a marketing agency that specializes in live-streaming e-commerce campaigns. In this episode, Ace highlights the growth of influencer marketing in the Philippines and how it differs from other parts of Southeast Asia. She explains how the high concentration of English speakers allows Filipino influencers to attract a global audience and monetize at a higher rate than local language (Tagalog) content creators. We also discuss how Facebook has become Filipinos’ primary source of news and why the country has become a major battleground for YouTube and Facebook in the region. Finally, Ace argues that the biggest revenue opportunity for social media is not advertising and branded content but rather e-commerce and direct-to-fan monetization. Host: James Creech LISTENER SUPPORT If you’d like to make a small monthly donation  to help support future episodes, please visit https://anchor.fm/allthingsvideopodcast/support ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
32:47
July 17, 2020
An Inside Look at the Austrian Video Landscape -- Sandra Their (Co-Founder & CEO, Diego5 Studios)
Sandra Thier is the Co-Founder & CEO of Diego5 Studios, the leading Austrian creator network and digital content agency. Prior to Diego5, Sandra worked as a radio producer for ORF and a news anchor for ATV and RTL. In this episode, Sandra offers an inside look at digital media in the German-speaking DACH region of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Much like the rest of the world, YouTube and Instagram have emerged as the key platforms for influencer content and youth marketing, with TikTok quickly on the rise. She also predicts more growth for live video and shares how Diego5 has pioneered live events like Influence Video Con and the Austrian Video Award to help bring online video to life for fans and advertisers. Host: James Creech LISTENER SUPPORT If you’d like to make a small monthly donation  to help support future episodes, please visit https://anchor.fm/allthingsvideopodcast/support ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
24:53
May 18, 2020
The Secret to Gen Z Marketing -- Timothy Armoo (Co-Founder & CEO, Fanbytes)
Timothy Armoo is the CEO of Fanbytes, an influencer marketing agency that specializes in helping brands reach Gen Z audiences. Prior to Fanbytes, Timo co-founded EntrepreneurExpress, an online business publication that featured interviews with icons like Richard Branson, Alan Sugar and James Caan. In this episode, Timo shares the secret to youth marketing. He explains why Snapchat outperforms Instagram in terms of engagement and conversion and how OnlyFans is reinventing direct-to-fan monetization via a subscription model. Finally, we predict that messaging apps like WhatsApp will eventually give rise to a new class of social influencer, much like WeChat and Line have already done throughout Asia. Host: James Creech LISTENER SUPPORT If you’d like to make a small monthly donation  to help support future episodes, please visit https://anchor.fm/allthingsvideopodcast/support ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
42:50
May 14, 2020
Embracing the Age of Influence (Neal Schaffer -- Founder, PDCA Social)
Neal Schaffer is an international speaker, author, and consultant who focuses on digital and social marketing strategies. As Founder of PDCA Social, he helps businesses navigate digital transformations and grow their online audience. His latest book The Age of Influence explains the meteoric rise of influencer marketing and how brands can successfully work with social influencers. In this episode, Neal explains that the early days of social media were similar to word-of-mouth marketing. Those days are long gone, however, as social platforms increasingly gate audiences and have become pay-to-play environments. He argues that now influencers are a way for brands to incite word of mouth and predicts that influencer marketing will soon be a dedicate line item in most advertisers’ budgets. Finally, he highlights examples of brands that have turned their customers into brand advocates, such as Disney Parks and Ritz Carlton, both of which have adopted a 100% UGC social strategy. Host: James Creech LISTENER SUPPORT If you’d like to make a small monthly donation  to help support future episodes, please visit https://anchor.fm/allthingsvideopodcast/support ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
35:34
April 27, 2020
COVID-19’s Impact on Influencer Marketing -- Justin Moore (Founder & CEO, Trending Family)
Justin Moore is the Founder & CEO of Trending Family, an influencer marketing agency that specializes in connecting brands with family-friendly creators. Justin is a serial entrepreneur who started his career in medical device sales before encouraging his wife April to launch a YouTube channel and later joining her in the business full time. In this episode, Justin and I discuss how the global coronavirus pandemic has affected the influencer marketing industry, from brands needing to rapidly pivot their creative strategies to creators receiving higher views but lower CPMs and fill rates. We each share recent examples of creative campaigns and advertisers that have increased their marketing activity amidst the crisis. Justin also highlights the recent trend of “doom surfing” and encourages influencers to listen to their audience in order to create informative or entertaining content to suit their viewers. Finally, we examine the long-term ramifications of COVID-19 and predict that this will accelerate cord cutting and the move of traditional ad dollars to digital platforms. Host: James Creech LISTENER SUPPORT If you’d like to make a small monthly donation  to help support future episodes, please visit https://anchor.fm/allthingsvideopodcast/support ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
32:50
April 20, 2020
Starting with Strategy: Developing Successful Influencer Campaigns -- Anne Dolinschek (Head of Nfluential)
Anne Dolinschek is is the Head of Nfluential, a South African consultancy that develops influencer marketing strategies for brands. Anne began her career in event marketing and public relations before transitioning into the influencer space. Prior to joining Nfluential, she served as the Social Media and Content Marketing Director for Magna Carta and later as the Head of Consumer PR for Conversations Media and Communications. In this episode, Anne offers insight into influencer marketing trends in South Africa, from leveraging paid media in promoting influencer content to using surveys to understand audience preferences. She explains that Facebook is the primary platform for local influencer campaigns, followed by Instagram and Twitter, with TikTok very much on the rise. She and I also explore the differences between ephemeral social posts like Instagram Stories versus the permanent media placement offered by timeline posts. Finally, we examine the impact of COVID-19 on influencer marketing and the potential long-term impact. Host: James Creech LISTENER SUPPORT If you’d like to make a small monthly donation  to help support future episodes, please visit https://anchor.fm/allthingsvideopodcast/support ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
41:03
April 15, 2020
Combatting the Loneliness Epidemic -- Alex Kruglov (Co-Founder & CEO, Pop.in)
Alex Kruglov is the Co-Founder & CEO of Pop.in, a mobile app for interactive game nights. Alex started his career as a McKinsey consultant before going to business school and transitioning into media and entertainment. Prior to launching Pop.in, Alex worked at Fox and Sony and then served as the Head of Content Acquisition for Hulu in the early days of the video streaming service. In this episode, Alex offers insight into the early days of video on-demand, particularly how Hulu emerged as Fox and NBC Universal’s response to the existential threat that YouTube and online piracy posed to the traditional TV business. He goes on to share what inspired him to launch Pop.in and help create an “experience economy” online. Finally, Alex and I discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated Pop.in’s growth as more people look for ways to connect with others online, and he shares some exciting announcements about upcoming features to help creators and non-profits earn money through the app. Host: James Creech LISTENER SUPPORT If you’d like to make a small monthly donation  to help support future episodes, please visit https://anchor.fm/allthingsvideopodcast/support ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
51:57
April 15, 2020
Music with a Message: Inspiring Others through Social Media -- Cameron Brown (Speaker, Coach, & Musician)
Cameron Brown is a speaker, musician, and executive coach who empowers people to create lasting change. He has spoken at events across 4 continents, and his music has been streamed millions of times across 195 countries. In this episode, Cameron and I discuss how social media has helped him share his message with a global audience and magnify his impact. He shares how music helped him process his feelings at a young age, leading to an early epiphany about living a life of purpose. Cameron encourages listeners to ask ourselves, “If this all ends today, what’s the one thing I’ve regretted not doing?” Finally, Cameron explains why LinkedIn and YouTube are the most important social platforms to reach his audience, we explore some of the dangers present in social media, and Cameron encourages people to take responsibility for their online behavior. Host: James Creech LISTENER SUPPORT If you’d like to make a small monthly donation  to help support future episodes, please visit https://anchor.fm/all-things-video/support ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
40:17
March 26, 2020
Influencer-Driven Commerce (David Nicholls -- Founder & CEO, FlashFomo)
David Nicholls is the Founder & CEO of FlashFomo, an online marketplace for Asian social influencers to create & sell personally branded products via flash sales. Prior to FlashFomo, Dave served as General Manager of Brave Bison APAC and later as CEO, Australia for WebTVAsia. In this episode, Dave shares his experience selling digital advertising and branded content that ultimately served as the inspiration for helping influencers launch their own product lines. We also acknowledge that such a business wouldn’t have been possible a decade ago – FlashFomo leverages several recent innovations, from influencer marketing to just-in-time manufacturing and drop shipping. Finally, Dave predicts accelerated growth of eco-friendly goods and packaging, digital products, and e-learning materials. Host: James Creech LISTENER SUPPORT If you’d like to make a small monthly donation  to help support future episodes, please visit https://anchor.fm/all-things-video/support ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
28:45
March 16, 2020
The Magic Triangle: Creating Social Content with Celebrities, Influencers, & Brands -- Karyn Spencer (SVP Partnerships, Whalar)
Karyn Spencer is the SVP, Partnerships for Whalar, a full service influencer marketing agency. Karyn started her career at a talent agency and then worked as Ashton Kutcher’s assistant, helping him in the race against CNN to reach 1M Twitter followers. Over the next 5 years, she worked her way up to VP of Production and then transitioned into talent management with Chris Lighty at Violator Management. She later served as Director of Communications for Tyra Banks, VP of Brands at theAudience, and Head of Creator Development for Vine. Most recently, she served as VP of Hello Lab for AT&T and Director of Talent Partnerships and Influencer Marketing for Target. In this episode, Karyn shares what she calls the “magic triangle” for creating impactful social content: bringing together traditional celebrities, influencers, and brands. She recounts early social media lessons from her days helping Ashton Kutcher and Tyra Banks grow their Twitter, Facebook, and Vine followings to working with Chris Lighty to position musicians as brand ambassadors, such as the incredibly successful 50 Cent and Vitamin Water collaboration. We also discuss the Vine founders’ ambition to build a messaging service, and we draw some interesting parallels to Snapchat’s growth as a hybrid content creation and social messaging platform. Finally, we examine recent examples of celebrities adopting social media and offer some predictions for the future of influencer marketing and branded content. Host: James Creech LISTENER SUPPORT If you’d like to make a small monthly donation  to help support future episodes, please visit https://anchor.fm/all-things-video/support ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
50:19
March 12, 2020
Creating Digital-First Entertainment -- Greg Kampanis (SVP of Global Digital Networks, Blue Ant Media)
Greg Kampanis is the SVP of Global Digital Networks for Blue Ant Media, an international content producer, distributor, and channel operator. Blue Ant is also the parent company of Omnia Media, a gamer talent network that creates social content and podcast shows for digital and OTT platforms. Greg started his career in consulting then transitioned into entertainment after grad school, working in business development at Viacom. He later served as SVP of Business Development and Operations for South Park Digital Studios and most recently as SVP, Studio for izo. In this episode, Greg and I examine the diminishing power of traditional network brands like MTV as IP value has shifted to individual shows and talent. Greg cites South Park as a prime example of this phenomenon – a series that has not only managed to constantly reinvent itself and stay relevant among young audiences but one that has also paved the way for other adult animation content. We also debate the outcome of the streaming wars, particularly the fate of new entrants like Quibi and Peacock. Finally, we take a look at the growth of advertising for online gaming content and evaluate solutions for better measurement between traditional and digital media platforms. Host: James Creech LISTENER SUPPORT If you’d like to make a small monthly donation  to help support future episodes, please visit https://anchor.fm/all-things-video/support ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
33:56
March 5, 2020
Live Episode! The Intersection of Journalism and Online Video -– Christian Bennett (Executive Editor of Video Journalism, The Guardian)
Christian Bennett is the Executive Editor of Video Journalism at The Guardian, one of the UK’s oldest and most trusted publications. Christian studied radio and television at Bournemouth University and began his career as a video editor for RDF Television. Since then, he has spent nearly 12 years helping to shape The Guardian’s video strategy. This special live episode took place on February 21, 2020 at VidCon London. During our discussion, Christian explains how the Internet fundamentally changed The Guardian’s business, providing it with a global platform virtually overnight. Christian offers his take on digital-first news publishers, describes how The Guardian chooses which stories to cover, and shares how his team differentiates its content from broadcast news. We also asses two structural issues at the intersection of social media and journalism: the first, that social platforms create echo chambers in which users surround themselves with friends and news coverage that reinforce their political preferences and biases. Secondly, social platforms are incentivized to reward controversy because content that generates high engagement creates more opportunities for ad monetization. Finally, we address the importance of building trust with one’s audience, especially given the prevalence of fake news and a higher degree of public skepticism of news media. Host: James Creech LISTENER SUPPORT If you’d like to make a small monthly donation  to help support future episodes, please visit https://anchor.fm/all-things-video/support ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
47:25
February 28, 2020
Redefining the Broadcast: The Future of Live Streaming -- Ari Evans (Founder & CEO, Maestro)
Ari Evans is the Founder & CEO of Maestro, an engagement and analytics platform for enterprise live streamers. Prior to launching Maestro, Ari worked as an analyst at Goldman Sachs, a product manager at Zynga, and a developer team lead for Ultra Music Festival. More recently, he served as Founder & CEO of LessThan3, which created virtual venues for live music events to be experienced online. In this episode, Ari and I discuss the future of gaming, esports, and live streaming. Ari explains that he initially set out to build live streaming software for the music industry but ultimately pivoted to the gaming space because it offered a larger addressable market and more recurring revenue opportunities than one-off music festivals. He argues that game publishers capture the majority of value in esports today because they control the underlying IP. Meanwhile, platform aggregators Google and Facebook capture most of the value in the gaming space more broadly by controlling online advertising and taking a percentage of subscriptions and in-app purchases. As a result, he predicts more experimentation around pricing and monetization models, such as offering VIP streaming experiences and driving in-game transactions from within a live stream. Host: James Creech LISTENER SUPPORT If you’d like to make a small monthly donation  to help support future episodes, please visit https://anchor.fm/all-things-video/support ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
45:35
February 27, 2020
From Talk Show to Term Sheets: Investing in Female Entrepreneurs -- Jesse Draper (Founding Partner, Halogen Ventures)
Jesse Draper is the Founding Partner of Halogen Ventures, an early stage VC fund focused on female-founded consumer technology companies. Jesse started her career in entertainment, landing a part as a series regular on a Nickelodeon show before launching her own program: “The Valley Girl Show.” The Emmy nominated talk show, which started on YouTube and later transitioned to television, featured interviews with legendary entrepreneurs like Mark Cuban, Sheryl Sandberg, Jessica Alba, and Eric Schmidt. Jesse also interviewed many aspiring female entrepreneurs and began angel investing before raising her first venture fund. In this episode, Jesse shares her early experience in media as well as her frustration with the industry’s outdated business models. She calls for alternatives to sponsorship-based monetization, highlighting the success of her portfolio company The Skimm’s hybrid model of ads and paid subscriptions. Finally, Jesse explains how Halogen’s mission to invest in women-led startups is good for business, as female leaders typically raise half as much money, exit one year earlier, and double the average returns of their male counterparts. Host: James Creech LISTENER SUPPORT If you’d like to make a small monthly donation  to help support future episodes, please visit https://anchor.fm/all-things-video/support ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
37:56
January 27, 2020
The Evolution of Influencer Marketing -- Emily Fonda & Jay Kent-Hume (Co-Founders, The Sociable Society)
Emily Fonda and Jay Kent-Hume are the Co-Founders of The Sociable Society, a talent management firm and influencer marketing agency that works with influencers across the U.S. and Canada. Prior to launching The Sociable Society, Emily worked in public relations and Jay worked in staffing and recruitment. In this episode, Jay and Emily discuss the evolution of influencer marketing over the past decade and their predictions for the future. We explore how product reviews and recommendations shifted from word of mouth and celebrity endorsements to online ratings and influencer recommendations. We also evaluate the impact of social media and influencer marketing on politics, sports, and consumerism, particularly in a world of one-click shopping and next-day shipping. Finally, Emily and Jay describe the move away from microinfluencers and an emphasis on longer term partnerships between brands and high profile creators, and we predict more FTC regulation and more product placement coming to the world of influencer marketing. Host: James Creech LISTENER SUPPORT If you’d like to make a small monthly donation  to help support future episodes, please visit https://anchor.fm/all-things-video/support ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
50:00
October 14, 2019
Startups vs. Incumbents: Innovation in Media and Entertainment -- Eric Peckham (Media Columnist, TechCrunch)
Eric Peckham is an analyst for TechCrunch and the creator of the Monetizing Media newsletter. Earlier in his career, he worked in startups and venture capital in New York and Los Angeles. In this episode, Eric and I discuss how media industry realignment favors incumbents over new entrants – a seemingly new phenomenon given platform shifts had historically offered greater opportunity for startups. According to Eric, there are a few elements at play. For one, many startups are staying private longer and opting for strategic exits rather than IPOs, which makes it easier for cash-rich tech giants to acquire would-be competitors. What’s more, the Internet often creates “winner take all” or at least “winner take most” dynamics, which can stifle competitive innovation once an incumbent becomes entrenched. And finally, our global anti-trust laws are incredibly outdated. Despite calls to update them for the Internet age, some politicians worry about hamstringing domestic companies in the face of foreign competitors. Host: James Creech LISTENER SUPPORT If you’d like to make a small monthly donation  to help support future episodes, please visit https://anchor.fm/all-things-video/support ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
40:08
October 4, 2019
TV Host Turned Social Influencer & Entrepreneur -- Rachel David (Founder & President, Hashtag Communications)
Rachel David is the Founder & President of Hashtag Communications, a social media consultancy focused on influencer marketing. Prior to launching Hashtag, Rachel co-created and hosted BestFan TV and then served as a producer and host for Your World This Week with Rogers Communications. In this episode, Rachel shares her experience as a traditional media host, social media creator, and entrepreneur. She explains the differences between the Canadian and U.S. creator ecosystems and offers advice to local advertisers seeking to find influencers with an engaged regional audience. She also explains why she began to focus on creating content primarily for LinkedIn and Instagram and highlights the benefits of a “Learn from Me” rather than a “Look at Me” content strategy. Host: James Creech LISTENER SUPPORT If you’d like to make a small monthly donation  to help support future episodes, please visit https://anchor.fm/all-things-video/support ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
37:55
August 21, 2019
The Secret Behind Specialty Programming -- Fred Seibert (Chief Creative Officer, WOW! Unlimited Media)
Fred Seibert is the Chief Creative Officer of WOW! Unlimited Media, a Canadian animation and media holding company. Fred began his career in radio and music production before transitioning to television as MTV’s first Creative Director. He later co-founded a media branding agency and then served as President of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons before it was acquired by Time Warner. Fred was the Founder & CEO of Next New Networks, one of the first multi-channel networks which was acquired by YouTube in 2011, after which he founded Frederator, which he’s run for the past 23 years. In this episode, we discuss media’s impact on pop culture over the last few decades. Fred marvels at the impact that the previously unknown artist Lil Nas X’s has had on the music industry with his record-breaking hit “Old Town Road,” which initially gained traction on TikTok and other social platforms. We also debate the effectiveness of Netflix’s programming strategy and examine why newer SVOD entrants all seek to copy the Netflix model. Finally, Fred predicts a resurgence in specialty programming to serve niche audiences and explains why animation can’t be easily commoditized in the same way as music and television. Host: James Creech LISTENER SUPPORT If you’d like to make a small monthly donation  to help support future episodes, please visit https://anchor.fm/all-things-video/support ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
1:20:13
August 16, 2019
Eye on APAC: Building a Digital Business in Emerging Markets -- Eugene Choi & Allen Lee (Co-Founders, Collab Asia)
Eugene Choi and Allen Lee are the Co-Founders of Collab Asia. Eugene started his career in advertising, later worked at Korean media giant CJ E&M, and then worked on a number of independent projects in the digital media space. Allen, on the other hand, started out in finance and corporate development within the entertainment industry, initially working with more traditional studios before transitioning to digital. In this episode, we examine digital media’s explosive growth in Asia, from emerging markets like China and Indonesia to more established territories like Korea and Japan. We discuss the competitive landscape in APAC after several recent acquisitions, assess the performance of MCNs that have gone public (Brave Bison, UUUM, and Yeah1), and highlight examples of innovation throughout Asia. Finally, Eugene and Allen explain what most Americans misunderstand about Asia and share their takeaways from VidCon 2019. Host: James Creech ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
1:04:18
July 31, 2019
An Innovative Approach to Online Storytelling -- Bernie Su (Founder, 96 Next)
Bernie Su is an Emmy and Peabody Award winning storyteller and the Founder of 96 Next, a production studio that creates interactive video series. Prior to 96 Next, Bernie co-founded Pemberly Digital, the studio behind hit digital shows The Lizzie Bennett Diaries and Emma Approved and later launched Canvas Media Solutions, which produced StyleHaul’s first original scripted series Vanity. In this episode, Bernie and I discuss his approach to innovation for scripted series on social platforms, from pioneering affiliate marketing in Emma Approved to creating the first audience interactive show on Twitch with Artificial. We also debate the future of subscription video platforms and argue whether HBO failed to effectively monetize Game of Thrones. Finally, we examine why more traditional celebrities are turning to podcasting and social media to extend their audience and develop additional revenue streams. Host: James Creech ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands. OUR SPONSOR This episode is brought to you by TubeBuddy, the complete toolkit for YouTube channel management. This power-packed browser extension helps with everything from bulk metadata edits and trending keyword suggestions to thumbnail optimization, fan engagement tools, and so much more. Visit TubeBuddy.com to meet your new best friend on YouTube.
1:11:58
July 19, 2019
From the Army to The Apprentice: Lessons Learned from the Military, Donald Trump, & Venture Investing -- Kelly Perdew (Co-Founder, Moonshots Capital)
Kelly Perdew is the Co-Founder & Managing General Partner of Moonshots Capital, a micro-venture fund that invests in extraordinary leadership. Kelly began his career as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and then received his JD MBA from UCLA. After graduating, Kelly joined his first startup, serving as VP of Business Development for ImageTel International and later worked for Deloitte Consulting. In 2005, Kelly competed in and won season 2 of The Apprentice, after which he worked as an Executive Vice President in The Trump Organization for a year, published a book, and launched a speaking tour. Kelly has been an active angel investor for the past 13 years and ultimately decided to launch his own fund, along with his partner Craig Cummings, in fall 2014. In this episode, Kelly shares a number of common startup mistakes and offers valuable advice to entrepreneurs. We dissect the “venture math” required to deliver outsized returns and evaluate the startup mythos that can sometimes push entrepreneurs too far, as exemplified by Elizabeth Holmes. Finally, Kelly explains what it was like to work for Donald Trump and his predictions for the 2020 Presidential race. Host: James Creech ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands. OUR SPONSOR This episode is brought to you by Epidemic Sound, the company reimagining music licensing for the digital age. Epidemic’s library contains tens of thousands of tracks that you can license a la carte or on a subscription basis. Unlike other music licensing companies, Epidemic Sound owns its entire catalogue and makes tracks available via one straightforward license to cover all your needs, worldwide and in perpetuity – no headaches around usage reporting, performance royalties, or murky rights ownership. It’s better for the artists and better for you, the creator! So whatever your music needs, Epidemic Sound has got you covered!
52:51
July 15, 2019
An Inside Look at the Australian Esports Market -- Chris Smith (Founder, BIG Esports and Co-Founder, Shade Crew)
Chris Smith is the Founder of BIG Esports, a consultancy that helps non-endemic brands understand the esports industry, and the Co-Founder of Shade Crew, an influencer collective that promotes and develops the careers of online gaming talent. Earlier in his career, Chris worked in marketing, journalism, and community management within the esports space. In this episode, we discuss what major game publishers are doing to develop the esports ecosystem around their popular titles. Chris also offers insight into the Australian esports industry and highlights key differences from the American and European markets. Finally, we debate the future of the franchise system, the growing popularity of battle royale games, and the potential for a correction in esports team valuations. Host: James Creech ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media. Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands. OUR SPONSOR This episode is brought to you by TubeBuddy, the complete toolkit for YouTube channel management. This power-packed browser extension helps with everything from bulk metadata edits and trending keyword suggestions to thumbnail optimization, fan engagement tools, and so much more. Visit TubeBuddy.com to meet your new best friend on YouTube.
32:11
July 1, 2019
The Secret to Creating Breakthrough Digital Content -- Kai Hasson (Co-Founder & Creative Director, Portal A)
Kai Hasson is the Co-Founder and Creative Director for Portal A, a digital studio that specializes in original productions and branded content. In this episode, Kai and I discuss the evolution of branded entertainment over the past decade. Kai shares Portal A’s approach to creating “breakthrough content” and explains that the biggest shift has resulted from talent becoming the driving force for distribution. We also offer a few theories as to why traditional celebrities and athletes are now flocking to social media, from sports starting to emphasize individual superstars rather than the overall team to accelerating media cycles, which put pressure on celebrities to stay relevant between projects. Finally, Kai offers us an inside look at the YouTube Rewind 2018 controversy and predicts that we’ll see more live events tailor-made for content creation. Host: James Creech ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media.   Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands. OUR SPONSOR This episode is brought to you by TubeBuddy, the complete toolkit for YouTube channel management. This power-packed browser extension helps with everything from bulk metadata edits and trending keyword suggestions to thumbnail optimization, fan engagement tools, and so much more. Visit TubeBuddy.com to meet your new best friend on YouTube.
1:05:45
June 7, 2019
Creating the Future of Kid-Centric Entertainment -- Chris Williams (Founder & CEO, Pocket.watch)
Chris Williams is the Founder & CEO of Pocket.watch, a kid-centric entertainment studio. Chris began his career as one of the first 100 employees at Yahoo!, then launched his first startup, FanLib, which later rebranded as Take180 and was acquired by The Walt Disney Company in 2008. Chris spent 3.5 years at Disney and then joined Maker Studios as Chief Audience Officer. Maker was also acquired by Disney in 2014, and Chris spent another two years there before leaving to start Pocket.watch. Chris and I cover a lot of ground in this episode, from creating participatory entertainment experiences around passionate subcultures to developing digital-first franchises for kids. Chris shares his perspective on what makes Bob Iger and Bob Bakish legendary media execs, the secret behind Viacom’s dramatic digital transformation, and what he sees as the subtle genius behind Quibi. We also debate the ultimate outcome of the streaming wars based on what Chris defines as the five pillars of the media industry: pipes, platforms, branded channels, franchises, and talent. Finally, Chris explains why Susan Wojcicki has “the most difficult job on the planet” and shares what pocket.watch is doing to close the value gap between digital franchises like Ryan ToysReview and traditional IP like SpongeBob and Paw Patrol. Host: James Creech ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media.   Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands. OUR SPONSOR This episode is brought to you by Epidemic Sound, the company reimagining music licensing for the digital age. Epidemic’s library contains tens of thousands of tracks that you can license a la carte or on a subscription basis. Unlike other music licensing companies, Epidemic Sound owns its entire catalogue and makes tracks available via one straightforward license to cover all your needs, worldwide and in perpetuity – no headaches around usage reporting, performance royalties, or murky rights ownership. It’s better for the artists and better for you, the creator! So whatever your music needs, Epidemic Sound has got you covered!
1:03:36
May 20, 2019
Creating Content for Good -- Sarah North (Head of Television & OTT, SoulPancake)
Sarah North is the Head of Television & OTT for SoulPancake, a multi-platform studio and production company that develops content rooted in human connection and positivity. Prior to SoulPancake, Sarah served as a partner and executive producer at Mad Cow Productions. In this episode, Sarah shares how SoulPancake stands out from a sea of escapist entertainment by creating uplifting content that explores the human experience. We also discuss media representation and what steps Hollywood needs to take to achieve diversity and inclusion. Finally, we discuss the changing content distribution landscape, from digital upstarts like Quibi to established destinations for premium content. Host: James Creech ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media.   Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands. OUR SPONSOR This episode is brought to you by Shareability, a social content company that makes videos people actually want to watch. They work with brands and influencers to create content that explodes across the web through social sharing and organic discovery. For years, Shareability has been topping the charts with crowd captivating videos for brands like Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Sony Entertainment, and Cristiano Ronaldo’s ROC, delivering over 1B views, 5M shares, and 50,000 press mentions. Check out some examples of their work on shareability.com.
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May 15, 2019
Beyond the Headlines: An Inside Look at Esports Journalism -- Graham Ashton (Business Journalist, The Esports Observer)
Graham Ashton is a business journalist for The Esports Observer and host of The Esports Observer Podcast. Prior to TEO, Graham worked as a Content Editor for Pixsy and Partnership Coordinator for ICO3. In this episode, Graham and I delve into recent esports news, from GenG and aXiomatic’s latest funding rounds to Rick Fox’s departure from Echo Fox after an internal incident involving racist hate speech. We discuss how politicians are embracing esports as a way to create jobs and promote tourism, as exemplified by Katowice’s rise as a global esports hub. Graham also shares his take on the battle royale phenomenon and the different approaches PUBG, Fortnite, and Apex Legends have taken to competitive play. Finally, Graham offers his definition of what constitutes a true esports title, and we consider opportunities for local advertising around esports events. Host: James Creech ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media.   Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands. OUR SPONSOR This episode is brought to you by Shareability, a social content company that makes videos people actually want to watch. They work with brands and influencers to create content that explodes across the web through social sharing and organic discovery. For years, Shareability has been topping the charts with crowd captivating videos for brands like Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Sony Entertainment, and Cristiano Ronaldo’s ROC, delivering over 1B views, 5M shares, and 50,000 press mentions. Check out some examples of their work on shareability.com.
35:50
May 8, 2019
Two YouTube Experts Share the Secret to Growing Your Channel
Tom Martin and Carlos Pacheco are the hosts of The Video Insiders Podcast, sharing the strategies and tactics for successfully managing your YouTube channel. Tom is also the Founder & CEO of Channel Fuel, a YouTube consultancy and channel management firm. Prior to Channel Fuel, Tom worked as a Sr. YouTube Channel Manager at BBC Worldwide and the Head of Audience Development for Endemol Shine. Carlos is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Truly, a social agency that specializes in brand publishing programs, growing customer communities, and amplifying word of mouth. Prior to joining Truly, Carlos served as the Digital Director for Just for Laughs and the Vice President of Audience Development at Boat Rocker Media. In this episode, Tom and Carlos share their expertise for how to grow your YouTube audience. Carlos encourages creators and publishers to focus on content that serves their community while Tom explains that the key to YouTube channel growth is consistency: creating consistent content, publishing on a consistent schedule, and consistently optimizing your video metadata. We also discuss key differences between social platforms, most of which operate as closed ecosystems and favor bespoke content created specifically for their platform. Finally, we consider the future of Tik Tok, which seems like more of a fun place for creators than a premium destination for brands, and discuss what’s coming next for live streaming, with Tom arguing that Twitch will continue to dominate while YouTube occupies a distant second place. Host: James Creech ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media.   Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands. OUR SPONSOR This episode is brought to you by TubeBuddy, the complete toolkit for YouTube channel management. This power-packed browser extension helps with everything from bulk metadata edits and trending keyword suggestions to thumbnail optimization, fan engagement tools, and so much more. Visit TubeBuddy.com to meet your new best friend on YouTube.
51:59
May 7, 2019
Innovation in Esports: An Inside Look at the Pro Gaming Industry -- Josh Swartz (COO, Popdog)
Josh Swartz is the COO of Popdog, an esports technology and services company. Josh started his career as General Counsel of iFilm and later served as COO of Wasserman, President of Relativity Sports, and Managing Partner of Diamond Ridge Ventures. Most recently, Josh co-founded Catalyst Sports & Media, which joined the Popdog family in December 2018. In this episode, Josh and I discuss the increasing competition for esports player representation from both established talent management firms and new entrants. We also examine the differences between traditional sports and professional gaming, and Josh argues that esports teams are not analogous to pro sports franchises but rather more like talent agencies and multi-channel networks (MCNs). Finally, Josh expresses skepticism about venture capital investments in esports teams and predicts a market correction as a result of inflated valuations. Host: James Creech ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media.   Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates! ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands. OUR SPONSOR This episode is brought to you by TubeBuddy, the complete toolkit for YouTube channel management. This power-packed browser extension helps with everything from bulk metadata edits and trending keyword suggestions to thumbnail optimization, fan engagement tools, and so much more. Visit TubeBuddy.com to meet your new best friend on YouTube.
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May 1, 2019
The Cultural Impact of Social Media Entertainment -- David Craig (Clinical Associate Professor, USC)
David Craig is a Clinical Associate Professor of Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California (USC). David is also the co-author of multiple books and articles about social media entertainment and the rise of creator culture. Prior to academia, David spent three decades as a Hollywood producer and television executive, during which time his projects received over 60 Emmy, Golden Globe, and Peabody nominations. In this episode, David and I explore the cultural influence of social media entertainment. Much attention is paid to shocking and negative online content, but David argues that progressive voices are leveraging social media to increase awareness and raise money for good causes, uplift their audiences, and lobby for policy change. We also examine differences between the Chinese and Western social media economies, taking a closer look at key Chinese platforms like Kuaishou, Tencent’s Bigo Live, and Douyin (the Chinese equivalent of Tik Tok). Finally, we discuss social media’s impact on the changing nature of work and greater media representation for diverse cultures. Host: James Creech ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media.   Follow All Things Video on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for new episodes and updates!   ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands. OUR SPONSOR This episode is brought to you by Shareability, a social content company that makes videos people actually want to watch. They work with brands and influencers to create content that explodes across the web through social sharing and organ