A fifteen year veteran of the online industry, Jim developed and led dozens of the most popular websites on the internet including AOL.com, Mapquest, Moviefone, AOL Music, Netscape and AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) as an Executive Vice President at AOL. He initiated and oversaw the drive to open up AOL's content and services onto the web and
A fifteen year veteran of the online industry, Jim developed and led dozens of the most popular websites on the internet including AOL.com, Mapquest, Moviefone, AOL Music, Netscape and AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) as an Executive Vice President at AOL. He initiated and oversaw the drive to open up AOL's content and services onto the web and was the first executive of a major portal to embrace professional blogging with his acquisition of Weblogs Inc. and development and leadership of sites such as TMZ, Fanhouse, BloggingStocks and Engadget.
His accomplishments have earned him wide recognition, most notably the first Emmy ever awarded to a webcast, for his role as Executive Producer of the Live 8 concerts online. Immediately prior to joining SB Nation (Vox Media's predecessor), Jim served as a Senior Advisor at Providence Equity Partners, the largest private equity firm focused on media and communications. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a BA from Emory University.
Chairman and CEO @ Vox Media is one of the fastest growing media companies. We operate brands across seven major consumer categories, each featuring high-value digital journalism, storytelling and brand advertising at scale, reaching a direct audience of over 100MM visitors each month.
Vox Media's brands include SB Nation (sports), The Verge (technology/culture), Vox (general news) Polygon (gaming), Eater (food/dining), Curbed (home/real estate) and Racked (retail/shopping). Each of these properties boast highly valuable, sophisticated modern audiences.
Vox Media sites are built on Chorus, its world-class proprietary publishing platform. Vox Creative, the company's in-house marketing services unit, applies Vox's technology, design and storytelling capabilities to help major brand advertisers tell their story to valuable digital audiences. The company enjoys support from leading investors including Accel Partners, Comcast Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Allen & Company. From January 2009 to Present (7 years) Board Member @ From November 2012 to Present (3 years 2 months) Board Member @ From 2008 to 2011 (3 years) Senior Advisor @ From April 2007 to December 2009 (2 years 9 months) EVP, Programming and Products @ * Responsible for all elements of online consumer media products for AOL touching over 100MM users and generating hundreds of millions of dollars in online advertising.
* Drove AOL's push to open web. Led a global team of content programmers, designers and web developers to create destinations, syndication capabilities, and communication applications for the new free AOL.
* Developed, acquired and grew dozens of world-class consumer web sites and applications such as AIM, Moviefone, TMZ, AOL Music, Userplane and Engadget.
* Negotiated, executed and managed senior relationships with content and technology partners From March 2002 to March 2007 (5 years 1 month) President @ Managed major internet brands including: Mapquest, Moviefone, Netscape, AIM, ICQ and Compuserve. Grew audience and advertising revenues. From August 2000 to March 2002 (1 year 8 months) President @ From 1999 to 2001 (2 years) Production Ass't / Intern @ From 1991 to 1991 (less than a year)
Jim Bankoff is skilled in: Business Development, Product Marketing, Business Planning, Online Content, Online Advertising, Mergers, Web Video, Digital Media, Digital Marketing, Digital Strategy, Mobile Devices, Mobile Marketing
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