Spotlight: Advisory Board Member Paul Kontonis

With almost two decades of digital media experience, Paul has become a force to be reckoned with throughout the online video industry.

Under his watchful eye, over twenty-five original web series (including successful online branded entertainment for Warner Bros, Armor All, Experian, Holiday Inn Express, Phillips Van Heusen, IZOD IndyCar and Samsung) have been produced. He’s written numerous articles on online video and is frequently seen speaking at industry conferences and annual seminars. His leadership and strategic insight have manifested in pioneer movements such as the inaugural IAWTV Awards. He’s Chairman of the International Academy of Web Television, a non-profit organization founded to promote web video excellence. And as Vice President and Group Director of Brand Content for Digitas’ The Third Act, he leads the creation of digital brand content entertainment offerings.

Paul Kontonis, twitter: @kontonis

Having been exposed to so many creative minds and efforts, we wanted to learn more.

You are constantly creating. How do you stay inspired?

I listen to music for inspiration instead of reading: Metallica, Iron Maiden, Nine Inch Nails, System of a Down, Pantera and Muse.

What keeps you motivated at work?

Discovering incredible web series that are being created by independent creators every day.

What advice would you have given to yourself five years ago?

Never stop raising money.

If you had to pick one superpower, what would it be?

Invisibility.

Your dream job, anywhere. Take your pick.

Owner of a top-flight professional soccer team.

Paul has helped The Third Act drive business results through digital content strategy, development, content creator partnerships, and a colorful assortment of offerings. In addition to housing a collection of creative, media, and client front-runners, The Third Act organizes Digital Content NewFront, an annual event that puts content creators, distributors, talent, and brands in the same space so that creative media prowess can be harnessed, and original online video and brand content can emerge.