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(10 Questions 2B Answered)

What do you do best?
What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
Favorite People?
Favorite Places?
Favorite Products?
Current Passions?


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Friday
Dec122014

Dick Glover, President & CEO of Funny or Die

My NativeAdVice:

Bio:

Dick Glover is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Funny Or Die, the top destination for comedy on the web, and an award-winning production and distribution company.  Under Glover’s leadership Funny Or Die has grown into a vertically integrated 21st century digital studio that produces high quality content over numerous platforms, operates a social media and marketing division with 8.7 million Twitter followers over 10.4 million Facebook fans (#1 Comedy Brand for both) and devoted followers on numerous social networking and sharing sites. With offices in Hollywood, CA, San Mateo, CA and New York, NY, Glover is one of the few CEO’s who continues to demonstrate that Hollywood and Silicon Valley can thrive together.

How did you get into the tech industry?

I'M ONLY PARTLY IN THE TECH COMMUNITY AS FOD IS A HYBRID OF TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA, SOCIAL MEDIA AND PRODUCTION.  MY FIRST REAL EXPERIENCE WAS IN 1992 AT ESPN WHEN WE FIRST BEGAN TO EXPLORE DISTRIBUTING ESPN CONTENT VIA COMPUTER.

Tell us about Funny or Die. What inspired the idea and what is your vision for the company?

FOD IS A 21ST CENTURY HYBRID DIGITAL, SOCIAL MEDIA, CONTENT AND ADVERTISING SERVICES COMPANY THAT HAS GROWN TO BE THE LEADING CONTEMPORARY COMEDY BRAND. OUR VISION IS TO LEVERAGE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL MEDIA TO PRODUCE, DISTRIBUTE AND SHARE CONTENT; MAKE PROGRAMS, SERIES AND FILMS TO BE DISTRIBUTED VIA DIGITAL, WIRELESS, CABLE, NETWORK, SATELLITE OR APP; AND TO MAKE THE BEST BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT AND CREATIVE ADVERTISING SERVICES CONTENT PROVIDING UNIQUE SOLUTIONS FOR COMPANIES, BRANDS AND AGENCIES.

What strategic partnerships have you implemented that have attributed to Funny or Die's success?

THERE ARE TOO MANY TO LIST BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT ARE WITH CREATIVE TALENT TO PRODUCE GREAT CONTENT.

What industry trends are you noticing and how do you capitalize on them?

THE GROWTH OF SOCIAL MESSAGING SERVICES WITHIN THE SOCIAL MEDIA SPACE WILL ACCELERATE THE "SHARING" DISTRIBUTION MODEL AND PROVIDES GREAT NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR US TO SERVE OUR USERS, CUSTOMERS, PARTNERS AND TALENT.

Life Motto?

ALL THINGS IN MODERATION, INCLUDING MODERATION

Funny or Die's Motto?

TRUST THE PROCESS

Your greatest success as CEO of Funny or Die? Most difficult moment-how did you overcome and what did you learn?

THE SAME ANSWER TO BOTH- SURVIVING AND FLOURISHING FOLLOWING THE CRASH OF OCTOBER 2008.  IT WAS SIMPLE, WE FOCUSED THE COMPANY, DID ONLY WHAT WE DID WELL AND WHERE WE HAD COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE AND OUTLINED A CLEAR PATH TO PROFITIBILITY.

Your advice to an aspiring entrepreneur?

BE TOTALLY FOCUSED; HIRE GOOD PEOPLE; DON'T PLAN TO SLEEP MUCH

Favorite travel destination?

ANYWHERE ONE OF MY KIDS IS GOING TO COMPETE, PERFORM OR HAVE FUN.

One food and drink left on earth, what would you choose?

FLAVORED WATER AND PIZZA

What literature is on your bed stand?

Foucault's "History of Sexuality" and Jim Bouton's "Ball Four"

Rolemodel - Business and Personal?

NONE I WANT TO REVEAL

Current passion?

EUROPEAN SOCCER

Most interesting headline you've read this week?

"AND THE MOST POWERFUL INTERNET MOGUL OF 2014 IS... WILL FERRELL?" IN GQ MAGAZINE

What's next for Funny or Die?

WORLD DOMINATION, OR AT LEAST COMEDY WORLD DOMINATION

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Prior to Funny Or Die, Glover was Vice President of Broadcasting and New Media NASCAR and for NASCAR Digital Entertainment. A 20-year veteran of broadcasting and media, Glover was an Executive at the Walt Disney Company and also spent seven years with ESPN, most recently as Executive Vice President, Programming where he was responsible for all aspects of ESPN, Inc.’s domestic programming efforts, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic and ESPN.com.