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Tim Washer - Ridiculous Media, LLC. New York, NY, US

Tim Washer

Sr Marketing Manager, Social Media | Ridiculous Media, LLC


Actor. Writer. Presbyterian.



Tim Washer has presented at SXSW, The Wall Street Journal Digital Download and Harvard Business School. His social media work has been covered by Advertising Age, ADWEEK, NPR and The New York Times. He He holds an MBA from the University of Texas, where he learned PowerPoint. Tim’s comedy writing/acting credits include The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, SNL and The Onion SportsDome. He leads social media for Cisco Systems Service Provider division, and previously served as Head of Social Video for IBM's Smarter Planet Campaign.

Specialties: comedy writing, keynote speaker, event emcee, improv, video producer, social media, B2B

Industry Expertise (3)

IT Services/Consulting

Social Media

Public Relations and Communications

Areas of Expertise (2)

Corporate Storytelling

Humanizing the Brand With Social Video and Humor

Education (4)

Texas A&M University: BBA, Marketing 1989

The University of Texas at Austin - The Red McCombs School of Business: MBA, Technology, Marketing 1996

Texas A&M University : BBA, Marketing

Dean's List, CBA Fellows, AT&T Internship (presented to CEO), Studied Global Marketing in Europe

University of Texas at Austin: MBA, High Tech Marketing Strategy

Testimonials (4)

Susan Kirby, Event Advisory Board | CDC National Health Marketing Conference Planning Committee

Thanks so much for a great talk today. It was very informative and inspiring. I know you went above and beyond for us

Erik Lokkesmoe, Chairman, Brewing Culture | Brewing Culture

As a panelist on Capitol Hill and The White House, your reflections on the role of comedy were a great benefit. And as the emcee, your humor, quit wit and probing questions energized the audience of congressional staff members.

Cindy Rotramel, Google | Google Sales Conference

Tim got people laughing, enthused, and eager to discuss what had seemed to be the dry topic of B2B marketing. He knows how to energize an audience and get them thinking creatively and differently about their toughest business challenges. I can't give TIm enough praise, he is one of the few out there that truly 'gets it'.

Bob Ross, Director, Nestle | Institute of Food Technologists Conference

Your satirical insight into the food industry was both thought-provoking and side-splittingly hilarious! We especially loved the "7 Habits of Food Technologists" PowerPoint.

Event Appearances (7)

Humanizing the Brand with Social Video and Humor

SXSW  Austin, TX


The Business Case for Nonsense

Social Media Explorer   Portland, OR


Event Emcee

Saudi Arabian Airlines Executive Meeting   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


The Future of Brand Storytelling

BRANDSconf with Jeff Pulver   92nd Street Y, NYC


Late Night Comedy Meets Corporate Social Media

Inbound Marketing Summit w/ Chris Brogan   Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA


IBM Smarter Planet Social Launch - Case Study

ROI of Social Media with David Meerman Scott   Harvard Business School


Three Threats to Creating Engaging Content

SocialTech 2012  Seattle, WA


Sample Talks (1)

The Business Case for Nonsense

Research shows that nearly 73% of people who read corporate blogs are in fact people. And one of the strongest connections we can make with another human is to make them laugh. We'll share a few comedy lessons learned from freelancing on The Onion and Conan and show how those rules can be used to create corporate social media content to breaks through the clutter. We’ll share case studies on how humorous corporate videos earned headlines in the New York Times and inclusion on



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5000 to 10500 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee