Jim Louderback is among the most respected figures in digital media with a 20-year history of leadership at the intersection of publishing, media and technology.
He currently runs events business VidCon as an independent division of Viacom. 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.
Throughout his career, Jim has 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 helped drive a 20x increase in viewers and a 12x increase in revenue from 2007 to 2012. 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 was on the senior launch team at cable network ZDTV, where he led the content organization for five years and helped guide its transition to TechTV.
Jim is a recognized thought leader and sought-after speaker who has participated in countless industry events including Collision, The Video Marketing Summit, Digital Leaders San Francisco, Reel Online Video Marketing Summit and more. He is based in San Francisco, CA.
The pandemic dramatically changed the space of live events. Many were cancelled or postponed, while others spun up virtual offerings to continue engaging with audiences. Further, new technologies debuted to empower artists and brands to reach consumers in new ways. As we look forward to the end of COVID-19, the question becomes — will people […]