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Jeffrey Wilks of Pond5 | Interview snippets from NAB BuZZ 2019 podcasts with Larry Jordan

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Larry Jordan: And welcome back. This is day two of the 2019 NAB Show and business is busier than ever. We’re going to be talking with Jeffrey Wilks. He is the Chief Revenue Officer for Pond5.

Hello, Jeffrey. Welcome.

Jeffrey Wilks: Very nice to be here. Thank you for having me.

Larry Jordan: It’s a delight. I love Palm5. You guys have some great stuff going on. I’m looking forward to hearing what the new news is, but for people that have heard of Pond5 but doesn’t know what you guys do, how would you describe the company?

Jeffrey Wilks: Sure. Pond5 is the world’s leading video first marketplace for content of all types of media, but primarily, we’re the source for video. We have the world’s largest market and up to 15 million clips now, available online 24 hours a day.

Larry Jordan: 15 million clips is impossible to search through. I mean, I definitely don’t want to catalog all those things. How do you find stuff?

Jeffrey Wilks: Search is one of the things that we spend a lot of time in in the technology team. We’ve built up tools to make searching quite a bit easier. One of the announcements that were made at NAB this year was an improvement to our visual search tool, which we recently patented. The visual search tool allows people who perhaps aren’t good at text-based search to actually… which isn’t easy, right? To use representative clips or images to find things that look like that.

To read and hear more of this 2019 NAB BuZZ podcast, go to the Simon Says media player here.

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About Larry Jordan/Digital Production BuZZ

Larry Jordan is a 50-year veteran of media. Throughout his career, he has edited, produced, and directed at the local and network TV levels, and he’s done extensive work with corporate training videos. He started his namesake website, larryjordan.com, in 2003 and began using his extensive industry knowledge to educate current and aspiring media professionals. He has authored nine books and thousands of how-to articles on both production and post-production.

Digital Production BuZZ is a weekly podcast that focuses on the latest trends and advancements in media technology and also shines a light on the industry’s leading innovators.

To learn more about Digital Production BuZZ and Larry Jordan, head here.