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April 2, 2024

The Winning Strategies Behind Major Media Waves with Dave Nemetz

The Winning Strategies Behind Major Media Waves with Dave Nemetz
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Media Empires

Dave Nemetz, Founder of Bleacher Report and Inverse, joins Erik Torenberg to share his insights on media business models and the future of the creator economy. They also cover the growth of sports, web3, and B2B media. This conversation was recorded in early 2023

This show is produced by Turpentine: a network of podcasts, newsletters, and more, covering technology, business, and culture — all from the perspective of industry insiders and experts. We’re launching new shows every week, and we’re looking for industry-leading sponsors — if you think that might be you and your company, email us at erik@turpentine.co.


Dave Nemetz: https://davenemetz.com/

The Inverted Curiousity Pyramid: https://davenemetz.com/inverted-curiosity-pyramid/

Bleacher Report: https://bleacherreport.com/ Inverse: https://www.inverse.com/


@eriktorenberg (Erik)

@davenemetz (Dave)


(00:00) Intro

(01:13) Insights behind Starting Bleacher Report

(03:21) Pros and Cons of Subscriptions and Ads

(06:12) Funding and Business Models in Media

(14:22) Sponsor: Turpentine

(15:10) Rise of B2B Media and Future Opportunities

(23:03) Strategies for Media Companies

(30:17) Innovative Approaches to Supporting Creators

(48:02) Wrap

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