Randy Douthit is the founder of Topic Media, a media and communications company that provides insightful ideation, content creation, and distribution to organizations worldwide. He is also the creator of two television series for National Geographic Channel: I Shouldn’t Be Alive and Monsters Inside Me.
Randy Douthit has been in the media business for more than 30 years and is currently the chairman at Topix Media Group, a well-known content discovery company. He started his first company at age 25 while attending Brigham Young University.
In 2001 he founded Topic Media with his business partner Kelly Nyks, who was then president of MTV Networks International. After being acquired by The New York Times Company in 2009, Mr. Douthit became a commissioned columnist for the Times, offering business advice to executives.
In 2015 Mr. Douthit created The Media Incubator, an initiative to help the next generation of media entrepreneurs find their way in the industry by making connections and providing guidance. Topic Media is also a key sponsor of The Media Incubator, which has helped create over 100 companies since it was founded in 2013.
For his contributions as an entrepreneur, Mr. Douthit was named one of “Fast Company’s” Most Creative People in Business. In 2011, he also received an Emmy nomination for his work on National Geographic Channel’s “Monsters Inside Me.”
In 2007, he launched a leading conference called the Content and Commerce Summit, which has brought together over 1,000 media and technology experts. The summit was held in San Francisco and New York City, but Mr. Douthit’s most recent conference on September 16, 2015, was held at the historic Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. It drew a sold-out audience of executives from around the world to discuss global business strategies and digital marketing in a changing global landscape.
Topic Media is a media company specializing in creating and distributing content for the modern consumer. The company’s success lies in its ability to anticipate consumer demands to create relevant, informative, and entertaining content that people want to read, watch or listen to. By identifying what types of content will most interest the consumer, Topic Media creates and distributes unique advertising opportunities that provide brands with increased consumer recognition and awareness while boosting audience engagement.
Topic Media has a staff of over 200 writers, analysts, and television producers who generate original content across multiple media outlets, including print publications such as the Times newspaper, mobile apps including Topic’s own Popsugar app, and video channels across YouTube and other social media platforms.