Editorial Director at Chubbies Shorts
Chubbies Shorts is famous for creating hilarious, original content that is perfectly targeted for their audience. At Con Con, Grant (Chubbies content brainchild) will explain how he built a world-class content strategy that's led to millions of dollars in sales.
CEO & Co-Founder of Greatist
With 10m readers a month, Greatist publishes multiple articles and videos a day while keeping content quality high. Greatist founder Derek Flanzraich will explain how he created a team that spurred a massive and engaged community through consistently excellent content.
Founder of Sandwich Video
Chances are that you've seen Adam's face and/or work before. Adam founded Sandwich Video: a company that creates world-class videos for tech companies like Jawbone, Lyft, Slack, and Airbnb. Adam's videos have been turned into nation-wide commercials and have helped drive hundreds of millions in revenue. At Con Con, Adam will explain what makes a great video that gets seen by millions.
CEO & Co-Founder of Bleacher Report
Bleacher Report is a world-famous sports media company that was acquired by Time Warner for $170m. Dave Finocchio, Bleacher Report's co-founder and CEO, will explain the company's strategy for creating, managing, and distributing content that's seen by over 60m people a month.
Head of Community Engagement at Medium
Medium is the go-to publishing platform for writers, startups, big brands... even the President of the United States. With millions of users, and tens of millions of people on the site every month, Medium has become a huge resource for people looking to get their content seen. At Con Con, Medium's head of community engagement Elizabeth Tobey will talk about the tactics you should be using to strengthen your writing and increase traffic to your articles.
Co-Founder & Chief Development Officer at Jukin Media
You may not have heard of Jukin Media, but you've almost certainly seen their videos. Jukin Media is the company behind YouTube channels like FailArmy (11.5m subscribers) and People Are Awesome (1.3m subscribers). Jukin finds and licenses epic videos, then help those videos get seen by millions of people. Josh Entman oversees all original content initiatives for Jukin Media. At Con Con, Josh will explain how the company draws 1B monthly viewers and the process that goes into making a video go viral.
Creative Marketing Director at The Onion
The Onion is a satirical digital media company that covers everything from fake political stories to fake sports coverage to fake local news. They've been around since 1988, and pull in 12.5m monthly readers. The Onion is profitable, and over 80% of that profit comes from Onion Labs – the branded content arm of the company. Hassan Ali is the creative marketing director for The Onion. At Con Con, Hassan will explain the steps he takes to create sponsored content that aligns with The Onion, and he'll create a piece of branded content in real-time.
Eugénie aka Feral Creature is Insta-famous. After launching her career as a fashion blogger in 2007, her following exploded in 2010 with the rise of Instagram. She now has 500,000 Instagram followers, and her posts get between 8k and 11k likes in just a few hours. At Con Con, Eugénie will talk about how she grew her digital audience, monetizes it, and what brands can do to cultivate their presence on Instagram.
CEO at Digg
Digg is one of the most popular sites on the web with over 20m monthly visitors. The site uses a combination of bots and human curators to determine what goes on their front page. Gary Liu is the CEO of Digg. At Con Con, Gary will share the insights he’s learned from the 7.5m+ articles that are brought into the Digg network every day via the 10m+ RSS feeds.
Growth at Uber, Advisor at AngelList, Dropbox, Product Hunt, Tinder, Gusto, etc.
Andrew Chen works at Uber on their Growth team. He writes about mobile, metrics, and growth at http://andrewchen.co. He is an advisor/investor for tech startups including AngelList, Barkbox, Dropbox, Grovo, Kiva, Product Hunt, Tinder, Wanelo, and Gusto. Andrew also worked as the director of product marketing at Audience Science, where he launched the ad network business that today reaches over 380m uniques.