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Interviews with entrepreneurs and executives who are shaking things up and building exciting new companies. In industries like new Hollywood, podcasting, ecommerce, and the metaverse. Entertaining you with stories you won't hear anywhere else, from the next generation of leaders that are going to change the world. Brought to you by Chris Erwin, the founder of RockWater and 15-year veteran operator, seller, and investor of media, commerce, and technology companies.
 
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 w ...
 
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Christopher Erwin is the Founder of RockWater Industries, a strategic growth advisory firm for next-generation consumer brands. Chris started his career in finance and M&A before going to business school and transitioning into media and entertainment. Prior to RockWater, he served as the COO of Big Frame before and after the digital talent agency’s…
 
Kevin Jones is the founder and CEO of Blue Wire. We discuss getting fired over a 49ers Tweet , when it makes sense to be a bad Facebook employee, why 500 Startups first turned him down, his groundbreaking new WynnBet partnership, and why Kevin wants to be the Ted Turner of this generation. Subscribe to our newsletter. We explore the intersection of…
 
Evan Britton is the Founder of Famous Birthdays, a website that profiles celebrities and social media stars in what Evan describes as "Wikipedia for Generation Z." Prior to Famous Birthdays, Evan founded Site Launcher to offer services to web domain registrants and later founded ResourceWebs, which operated a network of educational web properties. …
 
Chris Ovitz is the Co-Founder and President of OK Play. We discuss growing up in a Hollywood family, building technology-enabled media companies, life revelations during an Alabama roadtrip, "humble magnetism", launching a venture fund with the co-founder of Twitter, YouTube as a babysitter, and why the future of play is putting kids at the center …
 
Jim Louderback is the GM & SVP VidCon at Viacom, overseeing the world’s largest event series for online video creators, fans, and industry executives. Jim began his career in consulting and publishing, helping companies navigate the transformation to online media. In 2007, he became the CEO of Revision3, one of the first online video networks, whic…
 
Tom Pick is the Founder of Webbiquity, a B2B marketing agency and strategy consultancy. Prior to launching Webbiquity, Tom spent 25 years in PR and digital marketing at SoftBrands, John B. Collins Associates, and KC Associates. In this episode, Tom shares the secrets to successful B2B marketing. Although the fundamental goals of lead generation and…
 
Charles Gabriel is the Head of Global Advertising Sales for WildBrain Spark, a premium kids and family AVOD network. Charles started his career in finance before transitioning to media, initially at Broadband Enterprises and later at 5min Media, AOL, and Maker Studios. Prior to joining WildBrain Spark, Charles served as the President of Apester and…
 
Jason Falls is the Director of Digital and Social Strategy at Cornett, a creative agency based in Lexington, KY. He’s also an author, frequent industry speaker, and the host of both Winfluence and the Digging Deeper podcasts. Jason started his career in PR at Doe Anderson before founding Social Media Examiner, which he sold in 2012. He then led dig…
 
Aditi Dash is a Partner at CircleUp and invests in consumer brands like Beyond Meat, nutpods, and Black Medicine. We discuss emigrating from India at age 8, being told to "not sit at the table" while working at Morgan Stanley, taking the advice to "get out of the building" during a surprise FDA visit at La Colombe Coffee, and why hormone health and…
 
Shane Barker is the Co-Founder & CEO of Content Solutions, a creative agency that focuses on digital strategy and content marketing. Prior to launching Content Solutions, Shane served as the VP of Sales and Marketing at ZBodyFitness, VP of Digital Marketing at Kamere, and CMO at Modera. He also teaches personal branding at UCLA, hosts the Marketing…
 
Aaron Levant is the CEO of NTWRK. He's one of the most exciting builders at the intersection of fashion, culture, events, and media. We discuss launching a profitable car magazine at age 9, pitching Marc Ecko on ComplexCon, raising tens of millions for NTWRK from star investors like Jimmy Iovine and LeBron, being "oppositionally defiant", and how h…
 
Phil Ranta is the COO of Wormhole Labs, a technology engine that enables users to immerse themselves in live virtual experiences. Phil has spent more than a decade in the digital media industry, first as an Executive Producer for Viva! Vision and later as VP of Networks at Fullscreen. He went on to serve as COO of Studio71, Head of Creators at Mobc…
 
Chris Roebuck is the Founder & CEO of Clicktivated, an interactive video technology that connects video and commerce. Chris started his career on the agency side before launching his first startup in early 2010. After spending 4 years developing mobile applications, Chris founded Clicktivated in October 2013. In this episode, we discuss the future …
 
Kevin Gould is the founder and CEO of Kombo Ventures. Many people say they’re the bridge between Hollywood and Silicon Valley, but Kevin’s the real deal. We discuss why he outsourced his script coverage as a young talent agent, when he liquidated his IRA to start angel investing, how "sliding into DMs" helped him launch 3 beauty brands with $75 mil…
 
Bastian Manintveld is the Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of 2btube, a digital media group specializing in Spanish language content. Bastian started his career in television, working at On Demand Group in the UK and Spain before launching his first venture BeBanjo in 2008. BeBanjo was acquired by TDF Group in 2011. In this episode, Bastian and I di…
 
Lizz Warner is the Founder & CEO of Gleam, a video-based dating app making it easier to meet your matches. Prior to Gleam, Lizz spent 6 years as a producer at BuzzFeed where she created the hit travel franchise Bring Me! She also worked with Snapchat and NBC as a video producer for the 2016 and 2018 Olympics, and more recently she served as an exec…
 
Brendan Gahan is the Chief Social Officer of Mekanism, a full-service creative agency that specializes in social content. Prior to Mekanism, Brendan served as VP of Brand Strategy for Fullscreen and then founded social-first agency Epic Signal, which was acquired by Mekanism in 2015. Brendan and I pack a lot into this episode, focusing on why 2020 …
 
Gretta Cohn is the founder and CEO of Transmitter Media. Gretta's experience runs the gamut of all things audio, from public radio and ringtones, to producing chart-topping podcasts. We discuss her time touring with the band Bright Eyes, being hired as the first prodution executive at Midroll Media and Earwolf, and starting her own podcast company …
 
Ricky Ray Butler is the CEO of Branded Entertainment Network (BEN), a global entertainment marketing company that specializes in brand integrations across streaming, TV, film, music, and influencer programming. Prior to BEN, he founded Blue Frog Video Marketing, served as Director of Brand Integration at Familylink.com, and founded Plaid Social Lab…
 
Mike Gaston is the President of Stage TEN Studios, and a creative and social provocateur known for "programming between the lines". We discuss launching a profitable poetry press and soon after declaring personal banktuptcy, selling his first music video to MTV, founding viral digital studio Cut.com, and how he’ll shape the future of livestream med…
 
Tracy Benson is the Co-Founder & CEO of Obsesh, a sports platform and markets that connects athletes and fans. Tracy is a former professional athlete who has worked at some of the world’s biggest brands and agencies. Prior to launching Obsesh, Tracy served as CMO at Best Buy, Monster, and Seek Thermal. In this episode, Tracy shares her passion for …
 
Amir Zonozi is the Co-Founder & President of Zoomph, an audience intelligence and sponsorship measurement tool for sports teams, leagues, and agencies. Amir started his career in social media strategy and management before taking the entrepreneurial leap and launching Zoomph in 2014. In this episode, we examine how social media has fundamentally ch…
 
Patrick Reese is the General Manager of CoComelon, which creates 3D animation content for children. CoComelon is the world’s second most-viewed and third most-subscribed YouTube channel in the world and was acquired by Moonbug Entertainment earlier this year. Patrick started his career in independent film and worked as a Hollywood assistant to Lia …
 
Christian Baesler is the President of Complex Networks. Christian is a young media savant, who in his 20’s had more media experience than most executives have in a lifetime. We discuss his humble German childhood, how he launched Bauer Media's digital business at just 21 years old, being a touring DJ, and Complex's international growth plans for 20…
 
Jill Paiz-Bourque is the Founder & CEO of RushTix, an online platform for interactive comedy live streams. A long-time improvisor, stand-up comedian, and producer, Jill created the international hit improv show How We First Met and produces the annual stand-up and music show Not Your Normal New Year’s Eve. She started her career in public relations…
 
Chas Lacaillade is the founder and CEO of Bottle Rocket Management. Chas took a big bet on the digital video revolution, and now builds businesses for some of the most exciting creative talent from New Hollywood. We discuss why he left a prestigious talent agency to sell water pumps, Louisiana roadtrips, and how he converted a $5,000 bank loan into…
 
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 …
 
Adam Sachs is the COO of Team Coco and a veteran podcast and digital media executive. Adam works with some of the biggest names in Hollywood like Conan O'Brien, and even Barack and Michelle Obama. We discuss his time as CEO of Midroll Media and its sale to E.W. Scripps, founding a group dating website that he sold to IAC, and the power of being foo…
 
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 p…
 
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 m…
 
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 du…
 
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 o…
 
Nicole Staple is the co-founder and CEO of Brideside. Nicole and her team reinvented the bridal shopping experience, and have raised more venture capital than any other female-led business out of Chicago. We discuss investor bias towards women, managing through rapid growth during her husband's cancer battle, and what rap lyrics have to do with end…
 
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 Partnershi…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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.…
 
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 ma…
 
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 successfu…
 
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 thi…
 
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 a…
 
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 day…
 
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 i…
 
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 a…
 
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 talen…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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