A Decade of VidCon: From Niche to Mainstream

A Decade of VidCon: From Niche to Mainstream

The first VidCon in July of 2010 welcomed an attendance just shy of 1,500. Fast forward to 2019, and the annual video conference chalked up more than 30,000 attendees. As the online video platforms grow, VidCon’s size and scope increase in tandem. The event attracts...
Coming Full Circle: Google’s Citizen Schools Award

Coming Full Circle: Google’s Citizen Schools Award

On June 11, 2019, I had the honor of receiving Citizen School’s Trailblazer Award on behalf of the entire Google team at the organization’s WOW!Now breakfast reception. In a way, it feels like coming full circle—my introduction to Citizen Schools occurred eight years...

The Importance of the Cannes Lions Festival and Create with Google

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is an annual festival that began in 1954. It brings the “creative communications industry together every year at its one-of-kind event in Cannes to learn, network and celebrate.” The awards acknowledge concepts and...
Looking at 2018’s Key YouTube Viewing Habits Under the Microscope

Looking at 2018’s Key YouTube Viewing Habits Under the Microscope

In the universe of the Internet, YouTube isn’t just its own planet, but its own solar system. Users around the globe rack up more than a billion hours of watchtime every day, and there’s as many unique niches for them to explore as there are stars in the sky. Some of...