Jonah Peretti

Co-founder & CEO of BuzzFeed
Co-founder, The Huffington Post

What makes ideas spread?

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"In a world where brands, celebrities and wannabe stars are trying to become the next big Internet sensation, one website seems to have it down to a science. It's called BuzzFeed and it's on the cutting edge of all things, well buzzworthy.

Jonah Peretti is Founder and CEO of BuzzFeed. After co-founding The Huffington Post in 2005, Peretti launched BuzzFeed in 2006 as an experimental lab that focused on tracking viral content and making things people wanted to share. Under Peretti’s leadership, BuzzFeed has grown to over 1000 employees worldwide, more than 200 million monthly unique visitors and 1.5 billion monthly video views, with writers and producers creating shareable and entertaining content and reporters and editors covering everything from politics to technology and investigations. BuzzFeed has also pioneered social advertising to build shareable campaigns for the world’s leading brands.

Before BuzzFeed, Peretti experimented with viral projects and studied how information and ideas spread through the web. Peretti is a graduate of the MIT Media Lab and has taught at NYU and the Parsons School of Design.

Inside BuzzFeed, Rulers of the Internet — ABC News


Jonah tailors each presentation to the needs of his audience and is not limited to the topics we have listed below. These are subjects that have proven valuable to customers in the past and are meant only to suggest his range and interests. Please ask us about any subject that interests you; we are sure that we can accommodate you.

Viral Marketing


Interviewed by Mark Suster | Upfront Summitt 2017

Wired UK 2013

BuzzFeed Videos Hit 350 Million Views

Charlie Rose Interview

The Hidden Secrets of Social Media and Viral Advertising | Web 2.0 Expo

The Social Web's Effect on Our Industry


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