Digital Content, Products and Strategy
Online Media | Greater New York City Area, US
Richard Blakeley is an award-winning internet innovator and entrepreneur. He currently serves at Director, Digital Products and Strategy at The Week and Mental Floss.
He is the former head of Content & Strategy at Thrillist Media, where he spearheaded editorial products and doubled website traffic. Previously, he was Editor-in-Chief of Gawker.TV and was the head of the Gawker Media video department for five years. Richard is also the founder of Internet's biggest annual party, The Webutante Ball, co-founder of the hyperlocal blogger platform, Neighborhoodr, and the founder of the over-the-top food blog and book, This Is Why You're Fat. He previously founded and directed a full-service design company, American Autotroph.
Specialties: Content strategy, product management, integrated marketing, editorial direction, partnerships, branded content, website design, video production, audience development, social media, email strategy, e-commerce, and viral media.