Josh Messinger

Co-Founder at VMA Media

VMA Media’s mission is to advance and inspire brands and their agencies to explore and embrace today’s marketing strategies. We do this through in-market roundtables, bi-coastal summits, private dinners, and more. I eat a lot of hors d’oeuvres in a year.

In 2001 I helped launch iMedia Communications (iMedia Summits & iMedia Connection.com), which we sold in 2006 to dmg :: events, a division of DMGT. That didn’t suck.

As Vice President, Online for dmg :: events, I conceptualized, launched and ran multiple B2B web properties for dmg businesses around the world, including iMedia Connection, ad:tech, Evanta, Petroleum Show, Gastech, and Adipec.

In 1999, I joined Digitrends, moving the company’s online division in-house for the first time and playing an integral part toward making Digitrends.net the interactive marketing industry’s leading site. It was so far ahead of its time that it is long since defunct.

My career in the online industry began in 1994 when, in those days, having a mouse and knowing what a server was set me apart and allowed me to successfully run my own consulting company specializing in website strategy and eCommerce.

I graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a degree in Religious Studies and an emphasis in philosophy. If you have to ask, make sure there are drinks involved.

My wife Monica is amazing (puts up with me). Children: Hallie, Brendan, and baby Cole enjoy Lego video games, swimming, swimming, hiking, reading, the beach, and sometimes going swimming. One of them even talks more than I do.

- Articles by Josh -

How IPG’s $250m YouTube spend effects you

1 year ago

The Super Bowl is Important. That's Besides the Point

2 years ago

Great Results: Why Citibank Doesn't Call Linear TV "Simple" - Christine DiLandro

2 years ago

Our Differentiator

2 years ago

Your needs are changing... and we're changing our brand to address them.

3 years ago

Videonomics Announces Expanded 2015 Event Slate

3 years ago

How your spend has changed...for good.

3 years ago

Brands Going In House; Branded Content On The Rise

3 years ago

Brands: Dominating YouTube and Going Programmatic

3 years ago

YouTube: Required Watching for Automotive Brands

3 years ago

Ubisoft, AMEX, Subway: 3 Video Investment Approaches

3 years ago

Not on Instagram Video? You Are Nuts.

3 years ago

Uncovering more online fraud, free advertising, & AMEX to go 100% Programmatic

3 years ago

Nike goes viral in World Cup without having to sponsor

3 years ago

Fragmentation: Video’s Blessing and Curse

4 years ago

Why the Olympics and Celebrity Selfies Matter to Samsung

4 years ago

Week Observed: Migrating from TV to Online isn't Always a Revolution

4 years ago

Week Observed: Super Bowl, TV Changes, and the Blitz to Automation

4 years ago

What CES 2014 means to Marketing

4 years ago

Week Observed: Appointment Commercials Hit Jimmy Fallon vs Programmatic

4 years ago

Week Observed: Kevin Spacey's Accidental Advice to TV & Digital Marketers

4 years ago

Week Observed: Programmatic's Painful Birth

4 years ago

*VIDEO* MAGNA Global, UM, Forrester: Challenges Marketers Face With TV And Digital

5 years ago

*VIDEO* Forrester & YouTube: The Most Significant Changes in Video

5 years ago

*VIDEO* Ogilvy, GE, UM, YouTube: How Branded Content Is Evolving

5 years ago

*VIDEO* UM, GE, YouTube: Are Spending Increases In Mobile And Social The Sign Of A Larger Shift?

5 years ago

*VIDEO* GE & YouTube On How Marketers Will Deal With Device Complexity

5 years ago

*VIDEO* UM, GE, YouTube and TWC: Share the Future of Buying Audiences Across Multiple Screens

5 years ago

Videonomics Documentary Teaser

6 years ago

Why we are launching Videonomics

6 years ago

About Text

7 years ago