Vince Thompson

Vince Thompson

Media Entrepreneur, Revenue Consultant, Author

Los Angeles, California (Greater Los Angeles Area)
Online Media

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Vince Thompson's Overview

  • Local Sales Manager at KEYT-TV / KKFX-TV

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Vince Thompson's Summary


Vince Thompson is a consultant and author specializing in revenue generation and business creation.

Through his Los Angeles based consulting firm, Middleshift, Vince and his partners have helped a variety of major media companies and high profile early stage ventures achieve revenue success and scale.

Among them… GumGum, TV Guide, Michael Eisner’s Vuguru, Defy Media, Manta, Participant Media and Total Beauty. Several other clients are listed here:

Prior to Middleshift Vince was an early executive at AOL (1998) and Facebook (2005). He is the author of the bestselling management book, “Ignited” on FT Press as well as contributor to the textbook “Media Selling”.

A graduate of USC’s Annenberg School of Communication and Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business, Thompson moderates and keynotes regularly.

Middleshift is currently engaged with the following enterprises as an Advisor or Consultant. ( * denotes where Vince serves as a board member)

Spark Networks|NYSE: LOV*
Urban Remedy
Total Beauty Media
Near Woo

Specialties: Sales Management, Sales Training, Management Training, National Advertising, Branded Entertainment, Online Marketing, Online Advertising, Local Advertising, Business Consulting, Keynote, Public Speaking, Business Development, Author,

Vince Thompson's Experience

Online Media industry

November 2005Present (8 years 11 months)

Deploying expertise in online media sales management to help Internet Media companies design, build and scale profitable advertising businesses.

Board Member

Spark Networks

Public Company; 51-200 employees; LOV; Internet industry

March 2014Present (7 months) Greater Los Angeles Area

Board Member

September 2013Present (1 year 1 month) Greater Los Angeles Area

VP Sales / Consultant


Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; FB; Internet industry

November 2005June 2006 (8 months)

Regional VP Sales

AOL Media Networks

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; AOL; Internet industry

November 1998November 2005 (7 years 1 month)

Sales Manager

Third Age Media

March 1998November 1998 (9 months)

Local Sales Manager


August 1993February 1998 (4 years 7 months)

Vince Thompson's Publications

Vince Thompson's Skills & Expertise

  1. Online Advertising
  2. Business Development
  3. Advertising
  4. Branded Entertainment
  5. Sales Management
  6. Publishing
  7. Selling Skills
  8. Public Speaking
  9. Local Advertising
  10. Management Consulting
  11. Keynote
  12. Evangelism
  13. Management Development
  14. Digital Media
  15. Strategic Partnerships
  16. Revenue Streams
  17. Online Marketing
  18. Marketing Strategy
  19. Digital Strategy
  20. E-commerce
  21. Content Strategy
  22. Marketing
  23. Sales
  24. PPC
  25. Digital Marketing
  26. Interactive Marketing
  27. Television
  28. Strategy
  29. New Media
  30. Media Buying
  31. Entrepreneurship
  32. Start-ups
  33. Mobile Marketing
  34. Leadership
  35. Integrated Marketing
  36. Mobile Advertising
  37. Facebook
  38. Monetization
  39. Interactive Advertising
  40. SEM
  41. Ad Networks
  42. Management
  43. Lead Generation
  44. Advertising Sales
  45. Email Marketing
  46. Behavioral Targeting
  47. Media Planning
  48. Social Media Marketing
  49. Brand Development
  50. Affiliate Marketing

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Vince Thompson's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Children
      • Economic Empowerment
      • Education
      • Human Rights
    • Organizations I support:

      • City Year

Vince Thompson's Education

Pepperdine University

MBA, Masters of Business

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