John Marston

CEO & Co-Founder, Anytime Industries, Inc.
Manhattan Beach, CA, United States

About John

Bio

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Anytime Industries, Inc. 2009 - Present
CEO and Co-Founder, Los Angeles, California, USA
Holding company for a family of subscription video websites featuring Pilates and Yoga videos from some of the world's greatest teachers.

JoMa Ventures, Inc 2009 - 2014
CEO and Co-Founder, Los Angeles, California, USA
Online technology incubator focused on creating new online services supported through either ad revenue or subscriptions.

Technorati, Inc. 2008 - 2009
VP and GM Ad Services, Los Angeles, California, USA
Responsible for integrating the AdEngage business into Technorati and managing over 50% of the companies revenue.

AdEngage, Inc. 2005 - 2008
President and CEO, Los Angeles, California, USA
Managed an online ad network that profitably grew from one to 15 employees. AdEngage displayed over 12 billion ads per month on over 4000 websites to over 50 million unique visitors per month.

Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. 2000 - 2004
Director, Business Development, Irvine, California, USA
Served as General Manager of the Wi-Fi public access broadband Internet business unit with profit and loss responsibility.

Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) 1987 - 2000
Based in London, Guildford, UK, Dallas and Los Angeles, USA
Served in a variety of roles in this multi-national oil and gas company.

Britoil plc 1983 - 1987
Petroleum Engineer, Glasgow and Aberdeen, UK

Languages

English

TED Conferences

TED2016, TEDActive 2015, TEDGlobal 2014, TEDActive 2014, TEDGlobal 2013, TEDActive 2013, TEDActive 2012, TEDActive 2011, TEDActive 2010

Areas of Expertise

Online Video Technology, Subscription Based Models, Pilates, Yoga

An idea worth spreading

We are all capable of doing more than we think is possible. As a society we need to convince ourselves that we should take the risk of doing projects that we are not confident that we can complete. The risk of failure is minimal and the opportunity to learn and create is huge.

I'm passionate about

Travel, education, diet, exercise and friends

Talk to me about

TEDx, Start Ups, Sustainability, Pilates, Yoga, Travel

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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John Marston
Posted over 4 years ago
How do we capture the collective wisdom and engage the global TEDx communities?
The question "How do we help these communities take action, both locally and globally?" leads to the question "Are the TEDx Events about just sharing ideas or are they also about making ideas happen?" I believe that it has to be about both and a way to do this is for TEDx Organizers to partner with other community groups that are focused on specific issues. To help TEDx Organizers do this TED could publish case studies of how this has been done and share best practices. The risk exists that some partner organizations may wish to take over the TEDx event and not understand the roles and responsibilities of the parties. Another idea that could be used to connect Organizers would be to have global TEDx days like TEDxYouth on specific issues that are important to many groups. This would create an opportunity for collaboration and from those connections action would happen.