• Interview With Mic President Jonathan Carson [AD SUMMIT VIDEO]

    Online video is opening up significant opportunities for large media companies, but it’s also creating totally new ways for earlier stage content providers to differentiate themselves and grow their audiences. A great example of the latter is Mic, a millennial-focused news and culture property, which recently raised $21 million and brought on board Jonathan Carson (formerly an executive at Nielsen at Vevo) as its president.

    At our recent Online Video Ad Summit, I interviewed Jonathan about Mic’s strategy, how it’s capitalizing on video and using advertising to anchor its revenue streams. In the interview Jonathan talks about how the company’s journalists bring their own perspectives to the stories they cover and why their voices resonate with target audiences. Among other things, Jonathan details how the company has leveraged this to integrate brands into their journalism and other ways the company is monetizing its content.

    Watch the interview (31 minutes, 51 seconds)