Jim Louderback is among the most respected figures in digital media with a 30-year history of leadership at the intersection of digital media, experiential events and technology.
He recently ended an 8-year run with VidCon, starting in 2014 as editorial director of the industry track, taking over as CEO in 2017. In early 2018 he led the sale of VidCon to Viacom (now Paramount). He was also recently a Venture Partner at seed investment firm Social Starts and continues to do extensive consulting with a variety of top tech and media companies.
Throughout his career, Jim earned a reputation as a visionary who excels at leading startups, growth businesses and turnarounds. His most well-known role prior to VidCon was as CEO of Revision3, where he built one of the leading online video multi-channel networks on YouTube and other platforms. In 2012, Jim sold Revision3 to Discovery Communications where he remained as General Manager, transforming the group into Discovery Digital Networks. Prior to Revision3, He was Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer for Ziff Davis Media’s Consumer group and Editor in Chief of many of the publisher’s titles including PC Magazine. He also helped launch cable network ZDTV and guide its transition to TechTV.
Jim is a recognized thought leader, moderator and sought-after speaker who has participated in countless industry events including Web Summit, VidSummit, Collision, Fire, TIE, The Video Marketing Summit, Digital Leaders San Francisco, International Journalism Festival, Mumbrella, Stream, Reel Online Video Marketing Summit and more. He is based in San Francisco, CA.
Jim writes the popular weekly newsletter “Inside the Creator Economy” on LinkedIn, along with a podcast called The Creator Feed – with Renee Teeley.
Follow him and sign up for the newsletter today on LinkedIn and the podcast on Apple or Spotify
More details below:
With more than 20 years’ experience in consulting, technology, computers and media, Jim Louderback has pioneered many significant new innovations.
While building computer systems for Fortune 100 companies in the ’80s, Jim developed innovative client-server computing models, implementing some of the first successful LAN-based client-server systems. He also created a highly successful iterative development methodology uniquely suited to this new systems architecture.
As Lab Director at PC Week, Jim developed and refined the product review as an essential news story. He expanded the lab to California, and created significant competitive advantage for the leading IT weekly.
When he became editor-in-chief of Windows Sources in 1995, he turned the publication around, and refocused it entirely on the new Windows 95. Newsstand sales tripled, and his magazine won industry awards for excellence of design and content.
In 1997, Jim launched TechTV’s content, creating and nurturing a highly successful mix of help, product information, news and entertainment. He appeared in numerous segments on the network, and hosted the enormously popular Fresh Gear show for three years.
In 1999, he developed the “Best of CES” awards program in partnership with CEA, the parent company of the CES trade show. This innovative program, where new products were judged directly on the trade show floor, was a resounding success, and continues today.
In 2000, Jim developed a daily, live, 8 hour TechTV news program called TechLive. Called “the CNBC of Technology,” TechLive delivered a daily day-long dose of market news, product information, technology reporting and CEO interviews. After its highly successful launch in April of 2001, Jim managed the entire organization, along with setting editorial direction for the balance of TechTV.
In 2002 Jim became Editor-In-Chief for Ziff Davis Media‘s internet properties, where he managed sites including ExtremeTech, PCMag.com, eWeek and Microsoft Watch.
After launching a wide range of sites, including podcasts and the innovative DL.TV internet TV show, and more than doubling traffic and unique visitors, he was promoted to Senior Vice President and Editor in Chief of PC Magazine in the fall of 2005.
Jim Louderback joined Revision3 as the CEO in July 2007, and guided the company to a 20-fold increase in viewers, a 12x increase in revenue, 39 new distribution partners and 9 prestigious company and show awards. In 2012 he sold the company to Discovery Communications and spent more than two years building out the Digital Networks business for Discovery – of which Revision3 was a part. After the acquisition Jim launched or acquired 6 new networks, including TestTube, Animalist and The DeFranco Networks.
Jim most recently ran VidCon as a stand-alone division of Paramount. VidCon is the world’s largest online video conference in Anaheim, Amsterdam, London and Australia. Jim joined VidCon in 2014 as editorial director of the industry track, and took over as CEO in 2017. In early 2018 he led the sale of VidCon to Viacom
He is also a passive venture partner at Social Starts, and spent 3 years in an active role sourcing and evaluating investments for leading seed and A-round venture firm – along with providing strategic media and technology guidance for startups and large companies in the technology, media and non-profit space.
Jim is a regular speaker at industry conferences and events. He’s particularly skilled at moderating panels of CEOs and other luminaries — and moderates a number of high-profile panels each year.
Jim is regularly voted into the top 20 of Technology Marketing‘s annual list of most influential technology journalists.
Jim graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BS degree in Mathematics from the University of Vermont, and Beta Gamma Sigma with an MBA from the Stern School at New York University.
Want to know more about Jim’s experience? Take a look at his profile on LinkedIn!
Selected Articles, Books and Segments
Jim has written hundreds of opinion pieces and reviews for many, many magazines and websites. He currently writes a monthly technology essay for USA Weekend magazine, with a circulation of 22 million readers, as well as on TechTV’s website. He also writes computer help books for Que.
- Jumping on the Internet of Crap BandwagonTechnoBuffalo, January 15, 2015
- What Makes Video “Professional”All Things D / Wall Street Journal, December 13, 2012
- Not Out of the Woods Yet, USA Weekend, April 15, 2001
- PC Magazine Column Archive
- Windows XP for Home Users, Que books, 10/2001
- Secrets of the Digital Studio, Que books, 4/2002
Lets chat, I gotta lot to tell you
We have live channels from the African bush and want to develop the live streams and additional video content into a children’s channel and HD wildlife channel. We are currently viewed in over 180 countries and want to re-package the content for the niche markets.
We would love to chat to you regarding this.
Hostingexcel is one of the easiest yet professional hosting review website out there. The websites offers companies with easy layout and cheap web hosting appeals to the business’s while its different types of hosting and other useful addon’s appeals to the more experienced clients. Also they also have discount codes that I found to after I signed up.
Jim hi. Sorry to bother. David Brin here. Long ago I promised to let you know when I was about to do another demo of my patented comms system. I got distracted… books, TV shows, punditry… but found a window of time this August to show it to folks.
Drop me a line if interested,
Hoping you’ve been well and thriving.
With cordial regards,
Jim, Sorry to bother you but I saw your article on a replacehttp://www.technobuffalo.com/2014/12/06/asus-me572c-the-true-follow-up-to-googles-nexus-7/ment for your Nexus 7 and thought I would bother you for a update if you have a minute. Would you buy the Asus ME572C again?
Thanks a million. Rob B.
P.S. Beautiful home!
i find you by search engine, my name is kara, i come from a company named 1byone in china. i am here to ask your help. we need some friends’ platform to review our stuff, so i drop to you, ask if you can help us. this can be a deal,also can be a general request from a distant friend. i don’t know your requirement if we want to work with you.so when you see this e-mail, if i have chance to get your help, please tell me your requirement, we never hesitate to present our items to people to try and test, instead, we always happy to do that. we also accept pay some remuneration to write. thank you. Once we set up a relationship with you, it certainly be a long term relationship!
We mainly sell wireless doorbell, phone accessories, car accessories, LED lights, fog machine ,ect. Our Detailed Information:
1. Name: 1Byone Products Inc.
2. Address: 2313E,Philadelphia Street, Ontario, CA, 91761
3. Tel:（001）909 391 3888
4. Amazon Shop Address: http://goo.gl/W2Hyqe
5. Email: kara(at)1byone(dot)com
I came across louderback.com and I’d like to find out about the possibility of purchasing some advertising space.
Please let me know if this is something you’re interested in and we can discuss things a little further.
Thanks for your time.
Redecker 銉儑銉冦偒銉?銉┿偊銉炽儔 銉炪儍銈点兗銈搞儢銉┿偡 601010 http://ameblo.jp/tjxhg421/entry-12157887413.html
Yes, I’ve heard of the ability of 3D printers to create gun parts, which I
find a very scary idea. New technology isn’t all the time good!
My webpage … tn-450 toner
Nowadays, the conditions Bethesda Maryland Homes For Sale your website to be
ranked high in the search engine results are based on the search
engine optimization techniques that you decide to use.
Two: Research different services – Assuming that you are going to hire someone to do it for you, the next step is to research as many different services as possible.
Forgetting to write for an audience is one of the biggest mistakes
that bloggers make. You have to take price quotes from different SEO companies locally and internationally.
Hi! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay.
I’m definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.
My blog post … garcinia cambogia how much to take (Madge)
Excellent web site you have got here.. It’s hard to find good quality writing like yours nowadays.
I truly appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!
It’s truly very complex in this full of activity life to listen news on Television, therefore I just use web for that reason, and get the latest information.
Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide credit and
sources back to your website? My blog site is in the exact same
niche as yours and my users would genuinely benefit from some of
the information you present here. Please let me know if this ok with you.
Thanks a lot!
Feel free to surf to my page; Mike Asimos, Dominic,
Or buy new furniture with the intention of selling it
before you leave. And best of all, you can decorate the place to
suit your own tastes, not mom and dad’s. There is no promise that
every item will be fixed, but most contracts have provisions that would allow you to cancel the offer if something really major is
When your living alone you will want to take extra precautions to stay safe.
Naturally, you can take them to court to pay for the damages.
Remember that dealing with a neighbor can be difficult.
I used to be able to find good info from your blog articles.
Also visit my homepage; Michael asimos
Pretty! This was a really wonderful article. Many thanks for supplying these details.
Feel free to visit my web page … Metabo
Matrix ingredients (Aurelio)
I read this post completely on the topic of the difference of latest and
previous technologies, it’s amazing article.
Here is my blog post :: metabo matrix, Maribel,
Appreciate this post. Will try it out.
Feel free to visit my blog post; does beard czar work (Ila)
Wonderful goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and
you’re just extremely wonderful. I really like what you have acquired here,
certainly like what you’re saying and the way
in which you say it. You make it entertaining and
you still care for to keep it smart. I cant wait to read much more from you.
This is really a great website.
My web page: beard czar pictures – Shaunte –
Hey there! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new
apple iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts!
Carry on the fantastic work!
Have a look at my weblog … Andrew Dorko Florida (Martha)
Hi to all, it’s really a fastidious for me to pay a visit
this web page, it includes precious Information.
Check out my web site Metabo Matrix ingredients [http://www.mepeen.com.tw]
Howdy just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a
few of the images aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both show the
Feel free to visit my page: metabo pure review – Josh,
No matter your veicle requires, our group at Our King Vehicle auto repair near me service
will be delighted to offer trustworthy, sincere, aand reputable solution.
What’s up, after reading this amazing piece of writing i am too cheerful to share my know-how here with colleagues.
Also visit my web blog does beard czar work (Murray)
Thanks very nice blog!
Have a look at my blog post: metabo pure (0x00.name)
From not being able to find important documents
when needed to not being able to locate parts or help customers in a timely manner, being unorganized creates
a negative atmosphere. This will ensure that your shelve will last forever.
Not only will the freezing air reach all the goods, wire racks can be easily removed, cleaned and put
back into place when there is too much frost build
Howdy! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could locate a captcha plugin for
my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours metabo matrix and metabo pure reviews (Alina) I’m having
problems finding one? Thanks a lot!
These programs incorpoorate paid on-the-job training with relevant class instruction.
my web-site Electrician Perth (http://www.globaltrade.net)
magnificent issues altogether, you simply received a new reader.
What would you recommend in regards to your post that you simply
made a few days ago? Any positive?
Here is my site … Metabo Matrix free trial (Mozelle)
Pretty nice post. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and
wished to mention that I’ve truly enjoyed surfing around
your weblog posts. In any case I will be subscribing on your rss feed and I am hoping you write
once more very soon!
Look at my website: beard czar review (Beulah)
I do not know whether it’s just me or if perhaps
everyone else experiencing problems with your site.
It seems like some of the written text within your posts
are running off the screen. Can somebody else please provide feedback and let me
know if this is happening to them too? This could be
a issue with my web browser because I’ve had this happen before.
Here is my web blog – beard czar supplements, Devin,
Do you have a spam issue on this website; I also am a blogger, and I was wanting
to know your situation; we have developed some nice methods and
we are looking to exchange solutions with other folks, be sure to shoot me an e-mail if interested.
Also visit my webpage metabo matrix; Elma,