About Chris Lesinski

I build enormous audiences for cutting edge entertainment. I’ve done this kind of work — some people call it content strategy, audience development or just good creative producing — for numerous entertainment companies including Snap, Roku, YouTube, TMZ, Sony, Comedy Central and Discovery. I’ve literally brought hundreds of millions of views to programming through storytelling that stands out, high concepts and all the tactics/buzzwords you hear in internet marketing — and many underground ones you haven’t!

I’m currently employed by Twitch, an Amazon company. I enjoy bringing creative content strategy together with analytics and video discovery. I believe the creative and technology components of great entertainment are inseparable.

That’s why I’ve spent a lot of time on a variety of creative projects. I’ve developed and executive produced more than a dozen shows — most financed and greenlit directly by platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Snap and TikTok. I’ve consulted for Revolt, Inverse Whistle (New Form) and Dave. I worked with LMU to teach courses in digital media and entrepreneurship. I appeared consistently on TMZ on TV while I worked there building its digital video and social media presence from infancy. While at Revision3, I produced a web show starring Penn from Penn & Teller. Back in college I collaborated with some pals to start HackCollege, one of the top 1000 sites on the entire internet, which we sold in 2011. And I designed, manufactured, crowdfunded and marketed a party game called Deck Around. I’m also a party magician and member of the Magic Castle.

I used to do a moderate amount of freelance writing and my stuff can be found in Wired, Lifehacker, the Los Angeles Times Technology section, Sports Illustrated, and strewn across Internet Superstar and other Revision3 shows.

I’m always game for a good laugh and a fantastic coffee (I roast my own!) so don’t hesitate to contact me and let’s have a cup.