Jim Lanzone, CEO of Tinder, Joins Me on Panic with Friends to Discuss the Internet’s Battle for Attention (EP.153)

I am still in New York working, but I continue to have my weekly ‘Panic With Friends’ podcast dropping every Thursday. A few weeks back, I sat with Jim Lanzone (CEO of Tinder) to discuss a couple of my favorite topics…media and attention.

There are few executives who know more about the internet and these subjects than Jim.

You can listen to the episode here on Spotify or Apple podcasts.

For more details on Jim and the episode, scroll down. I hope you enjoy and share the episode

Guest: Jim Lanzone

Profile: CEO of Tinder

Where to Find Him: LinkedIn, Twitter

What’s the Panic About:

Jim Lanzone is a legend in the internet industry. He’s racked up over 20 years of experience in the space, with former CEO titles at companies like Ask.com (formerly Ask Jeeves), Clicker Media (which he founded) and CBS Interactive (where he was my boss for a brief moment and probably fired me – at least under his breath). Currently, he is the CEO of the juggernaut dating app, Tinder. It was great to have Jim on to not only offer his insights on all things media, streaming, and the internet – but also help give some tips to our Panic co-host Nikita on her own adventures into the world of online dating. In this episode, we chatted with Jim about branding, growth, the early days of web video, his experiences as a CEO, content consumption, generational trends in dating, brands he’s rooting for and more. Enjoy!

We’ve also gone in-depth about the media industry in the past with Jason Hirschhorn’s two-part episode. Listen to part one here and part two here.

The Takeaway:

As trends in the media, internet, streaming and even online dating evolve, the ‘seasoned’ CEO position will never go away. We will always need people like Jim to help manage and navigate brands through these changes.

Favorite Quote:

“Those are my two favorite things to do: build great teams and great products.”

PS – I am now doing one ‘Panic With Friends’ podcast per week. Thanks for listening and make sure you subscribe over on Spotify or Apple.