Digital Content, Products and Strategy
Online Media | Greater New York City Area, US
Richard Blakeley is an award-winning, results-driven internet executive with 15 years experience in digital editorial direction, product management, and audience development. 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, and the founder of the over-the-top food blog and book, This Is Why You're Fat. He also 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.