Dave Meltzer is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, a sports marketing agency and consultancy started in 2010 with Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon. Earlier in his career, Dave was a technology executive at Westlaw, Thomson Reuters, and Accenture, and he helped Samsung launch the world’s first smartphone. Dave is the author of two books, a highly sought keynote speaker, and philanthropist.
In this episode, we discuss how the democratization of media is hurting traditional broadcasters like ESPN and why the rise of fantasy sports has led to a greater emphasis on personal branding for athletes over traditional team promotion. We also debate the future of esports and how traditional media monetization approaches can be applied to professional gaming.
Finally, Dave explains that after achieving career and financial success in his 20s, he made some big mistakes and lost almost everything. But from that experience, he learned to be kind to his future self and discovered four key principles: gratitude, empathy, accountability, and effective communication. Today, he preaches “compassionate capitalism” by incorporating a charitable cause into everything he does.
Host: James Creech
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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 video networks and engage in thought-provoking debates about the key issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the rise of multi-channel networks (MCNs) and the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital video.
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ABOUT THE HOST
James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential creator management platform for next-generation media companies.
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