About Myles Weissleder
Myles Weissleder runs this show. He’s also been known to start revolutions.
Myles has been around the block a few times, building brands and messages in the good name of his clients and past companies.
With passion and energy, Myles helps give voice to those who need it and want to rise above the clutter; serving the likes of chi.mp (of which he’s a co-founder), CNN, The National Presidential Caucus, Familybuilder, Sir Groovy, EkkoTV, MyThings, ReFrame It and a stealth startup or two, to boot.
He’s the organizer and founder of the SF New Tech Meetup, San Francisco’s most influential gathering for tech lovers — established in March 2005. At SF New Tech events companies get 5 minutes to strut their stuff – and then we (hundreds of us) get to ask questions, makes pithy comments, and let ‘em know what’s up! SF New Tech offers a unique opportunity for individuals and companies to connect to, and build relationships with, the new technology community of San Francisco. Membership boasts over 4000 techies, journalists, VCs, entrepreneurs, CEOs, developers, and regular folks interested in new tech.
As Vice President of Public Affairs for Meetup.com from its launch in early 2002 until late 2006, Myles helped the tiny startup get noticed nationally and then proceeded to help the fledgling communities that utilized the self-organizing “group gathering” service get attention from their local media. He was the voice and spokesperson of the company. From Capitol Hill to gathering spots around the nation, people and media gushed about how Meetup was helping to revitalize community in America. Myles drove this message like a Mack truck and took no prisoners.
In the early days of the Internet, Myles was the Director of Marketing for NYC-based i-traffic, perhaps the very *first* online direct marketing agency. At i-traffic, Myles oversaw the agency’s marketing and corporate communications and helped grow the company from five folks in a small mid-town flat to over 120 staffers in both Soho and San Francisco. Today, i-traffic is better known as Agency.com.
This kid’s experience in online public relations and brand management helped build some of the Internet’s top brands. Myles helped pioneer online linking strategies for multiple clients, including behemoths BellSouth, CNN/Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, Hearst HomeArts, and Walt Disney business units Disney Online, Family.com, Oscar.com, Disney World, Disney Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Buena Vista Pictures, Touchstone Picture, among others.
Myles has also been known to circulate within the music industry. He loves to jam — and has been seen backstage — or putting another dime in the jukebox, baby.
Myles would like to hear what you have to say, so long as it’s not a silly sales call.