Joel Holland

Joel Holland

Founder and CEO of VideoBlocks

Location
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Industry
Online Media

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Joel Holland's Overview

Current
Past
  • News intern at Warner Brothers Boston
  • Producer & Host at Streaming Futures
  • Host, Streaming Futures at Kidz Online
  • Columnist, Teen Start Ups at Entrepreneur.com Inc.
  • Monthly Columnist at Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Teen Panelist at USA Today
  • Chief Marketing Officer at Kidz Online
Education
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Joel Holland's Summary

Joel Holland is the founder and CEO of VideoBlocks (videoblocks.com), the first subscription-based provider of stock video and audio, with over 100,000 customers in the television and video production industry, from NBC to MTV to pro-sumers and hobbyists looking to enhance their video projects and productions.

In 2013, VideoBlocks was ranked the 32nd fastest growing technology company in the US/Canada, and the 2nd fastest growing technology company in the DC region by Deloitte for the Fast500, for achieving 7,000% revenue growth over the past 5 years.

In 2012, VideoBlocks was named the #4 Fastest Growing Media Company by Inc. Magazine, and made the prestigious Inc. 500 list.

For his work with VideoBlocks, Joel has been named one of the "Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25" by BusinessWeek Magazine, "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" by the United States Small Business Administration, and "Entrepreneur of the Year" for the Greater Washington DC Region by Ernst & Young.

In 2013, Joel was recognized on the Inc. "30 Under 30" list:
http://www.inc.com/30under30/richard-murphy/video-blocks-joel-holland-2013.html

In addition to his entrepreneurial activities, Joel loves getting away from the computer to ski, camp, play tennis, and of course--shoot footage.

In 2008, Joel graduated Magna Cum Laude from Babson College, a school ranked #1 for Entrepreneurship by US News and World Report. He currently resides in the Washington, DC area.

Specialties: Digital video, online marketing, email marketing, conversion optimization, direct response marketing, SaaS, subscription products, online video.

Joel Holland's Experience

Founder and CEO

Video Blocks

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Media Production industry

January 2002Present (12 years 10 months) reston, va

VideoBlocks is the first subscription-based provider of stock video and audio, providing its members with unlimited download access to a vast, and growing, library of content.

VideoBlocks.com offers unlimited access to a massive library of of stock video, motion backgrounds, production music, editing templates, sound effects, special effects and more—all for the price of just one download at many competing sites.

Customers range from leading television and movie production networks to pro-sumers and hobbyists looking to enhance their video projects and productions.

In 2012, VideoBlocks was named the #4 Fastest Growing Media Company by Inc. Magazine, and added to the prestigious Inc. 500 list.

In 2013, VideoBlocks was ranked the 32nd fastest growing technology company in the US/Canada, and the 2nd fastest growing technology company in the DC region by Deloitte for the Fast500, for achieving 7,000% revenue growth over the past 5 years.

Monthly Columnist

Entrepreneur Magazine

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Publishing industry

February 2009February 2012 (3 years 1 month)

I write a monthly column entitled "College Startups," focusing on young movers and shakers.

Summer Analyst

Harris Williams

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Investment Banking industry

20072007 (less than a year)

I worked in the M&A group on the sell side, working to sell technology companies in the digital media space.

Business Development Intern

MTV

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; VIA; Entertainment industry

May 2006August 2006 (4 months)

Researched, analyzed and recommended emerging technology business models for MTV/Viacom.

News intern

Warner Brothers Boston

January 2006May 2006 (5 months)

Researched news stories, wrote scripts for reporters and anchors, and scheduled interviews with guests.

Producer & Host

Streaming Futures

January 2001January 2006 (5 years 1 month)

Streaming Futures is dedicated to helping people choose the right career path by allowing them to watch interviews with high profile career professionals from all different sectors.

Streaming Futures is aired on PBS and streamed online from Monster.com and right here our website which receives over 37,000,000 hits a month.

There are currently over 150 interviews with celebrities, athletes, politicians and Fortune 500 CEOs, ranging from Arnold Schwarzenegger in Hollywood to Steve Forbes on Journalism.

Host, Streaming Futures

Kidz Online

20002006 (6 years)

I worked with this non profit to help teach inner city (DC) kids how to use computers and do basic video editing.

Columnist, Teen Start Ups

Entrepreneur.com Inc.

20022005 (3 years)

I wrote a monthly column about teen entrepreneurs and the interesting companies they were building.

Monthly Columnist

Entrepreneur Magazine

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Publishing industry

January 2001January 2004 (3 years 1 month)

Wrote monthly columns about technology solutions for growing businesses

Teen Panelist

USA Today

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; GCI; Newspapers industry

January 2000June 2003 (3 years 6 months)

Served as an expert source for comments regarding teenage topics.

Chief Marketing Officer

Kidz Online

19992003 (4 years)

Joel Holland's Honors and Awards

  • Inc. 30 Under 30

    Inc. Magazine
    • May 2013

    Made the Inc. "30 Under 30" list: http://www.inc.com/30under30/richard-murphy/video-blocks-joel-holland-2013.html

  • Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year

    Ernst & Young
    • June 2013

    Winner of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year for the Greater Washington DC Region in the Media category.

  • Ranked #32 on the Deloitte Fast500 in the US/Canada

    Deloitte
    • November 2013

    In 2013, Video Blocks was ranked the 32nd fastest growing technology company in the US/Canada, and the 2nd fastest growing technology company in the DC region by Deloitte for the Fast500, for achieving 7,000% revenue growth over the past 5 years.

  • Ranked #4 Fastest Growing Media Company in the US

    Inc. Magazine
    • September 2012
  • Washington Business Journal 40 Under 40

    Washington Business Journal
    • September 2010
  • BusinessWeek Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25

    BusinessWeek
    • October 2006

    http://images.businessweek.com/ss/06/10/bestunder25/source/11.htm

Joel Holland's Publications

  • TechCrunch Writeup on Video Blocks

    • TechCrunch.com
    • September 6, 2012
    Authors: Joel Holland

    http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/06/video-blocks/

  • 30 Under 30

    • Inc. Magazine
    • May 28, 2013
    Authors: Joel Holland

    http://www.inc.com/30under30/richard-murphy/video-blocks-joel-holland-2013.html

  • Video Blocks on Fox Business News

    • Fox Business News
    • June 21, 2013
    Authors: Joel Holland

    http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/2498885942001/spruce-up-your-video-with-stock-footage/?playlist_id=937116503001

Joel Holland's Projects

  • Entrepreneur Magazine columns

    • February 2009 to Present
    Team Members: Joel Holland

    Each month I write a column for Entrepreneur Magazine that focuses on a young entrepreneur who is building an amazing business.

Joel Holland's Skills & Expertise

  1. Email Marketing
  2. Video Production
  3. Video
  4. Magazines
  5. Multimedia
  6. Online Marketing
  7. Video Editing
  8. Statistical Modeling
  9. Digital Media
  10. Editing
  11. Social Media
  12. Television
  13. Film Production
  14. Social Media Marketing
  15. Start-ups
  16. Entertainment
  17. Producing
  18. Videography
  19. Film
  20. Entrepreneurship
  21. Photography
  22. Journalism
  23. Marketing
  24. Social Networking
  25. Web Video
  26. Content Strategy
  27. Digital Video
  28. New Media
  29. Online Advertising
  30. Final Cut Pro
  31. Digital Strategy
  32. Business Development
  33. Strategic Partnerships

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Joel Holland's Education

Babson College

Business, Strategy, Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship

20052008

Activities and Societies: Communications Manager, Babson Entrepreneurship Tower (e-Tower) VP of Multimedia Marketing, Babson Entrepreneurial Exchange Social Committee, Sigma Phi Epsilon

McLean High School

20002003

Joel Holland's Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

Skiing, tennis, camping, traveling, technology, videography, photography

Groups and Associations:

Summit Series, Mindshare, Omicron Delta Epsilon (the international honor society for economics), Sigma Phi Epsilon

Honors and Awards:

- Company added to Inc. 500 in 2012, ranked #226

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