Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
CEO AND FOUNDER
John Petrocelli is a leader in the digital media industry with a deep and vast knowledge of the digital distribution of premium content and the digital media and video ecosystem. John has been instrumental in helping major media companies establish optimal strategies to both distribute and monetize their content for over 15 years. These companies and brands include NBA, NHL, NBC/Universal, Discovery, Disney, Sony, YouTube/Google, American Express, Nokia, VEVO, MTV, EMI, Universal Music Group, Microsoft and music icon/Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Prince.
He founded Bulldog Digital Media, a premium digital video, execution, and implementation company that specializes in digital media and premium live streaming video content experiences to provide reach, engagement and ROI for all stakeholders looking to present optimized video content engagements to users on all connected device platforms. His expertise on how to optimize premium content using industry vetted and tested technologies, scalable tools and relationships with the world’s leading distribution and content platforms separates Bulldog DM from all other digital media companies. Bulldog DM has worked with companies that include Verizon, American Express, Digitas, Taco Bell, Delta, Ustream, Superfly Presents, Procter and Gamble, and Sony.
John has a deep understanding of digital music, having created Prince’s digital strategy that earned Prince a Webby Award, a Webby Lifetime Achievement Award and a Billboard Award for Best Use of Technology by an Artist.
Previously John was Vice President of Sales and Business Development of AEG Digital Media, the digital media services division of AEG after selling his company, Incited Media where he served as CEO, to AEG in 2009.
He singlehandedly grew AEG Digital Media to become the leading provider of managed webcasting and live streaming services in the digital media industry today including a multi-million dollar services agreement with Google. At AEG he executed services agreements to enable The Grammys, The Oscars, Coachella, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, American Express’s Unstaged series on YouTube and VEVO, the Royal Wedding, the MTV VMA’s, the E3 conference and live streaming events for brands like HP, Hyundai, Oracle, Heineken, Pepsi, Coke, Dell, AMD and Mars.
John maintains trusted relationships with decision makers for any live content experience and is connected to every stakeholder in the live event ecosystem.
Peter Kahn is a dynamic media professional who has been powering premier live digital experiences for over a decade. Wearing every hat from producer to technician, he strives to ensure flawless execution and optimal user experience.
Prior to joining Bulldog Digital Media, Peter was Digital Events Manager at AEG Digital Media, overseeing all aspects of live digital events including video production, transmission, live streaming, digital product deployment, and video-on-demand workflows.
While leading teams of production crews, broadcast engineers, and developers, Peter successfully delivered hundreds of multi-platform live events on time and on budget for clients including the Grammys, the Oscars, Google, VEVO, AT&T, CBS Interactive, Pandora, American Express: Unstaged, Anheuser-Busch, Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Live On Letterman, The Masters, VICE, Intel, IGN, MTV, Spike TV, People’s Choice Awards, and the American Music Awards.
Peter was also an integral part of Chicago-based Third Wave Productions and Springboard Productions, helping produce the first major music festival webcasts for the former AT&T Blue Room. He is a graduate of Northwestern University.
CHIEF BULLDOG OFFICER
Bluto the Bulldog is Bulldog Digital Media’s Chief Bulldog Officer or “CBO”. Recently Bluto won 2015′s Most Beautiful Bulldog at the Long Beach, CA Bulldog Beauty Contest, the largest assembly of Bulldogs in the world – see the news coverage here: https://youtu.be/k9yLd9iZ6tk
Bluto is a proud technology geek and consumer of all things digital. He is constantly on his iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Xbox, Pandora, Spotify and Sirius, and is always on the hunt to expand his collection of devices.
Bluto is a champion of premium digital video and obsessed with live streaming experiences. As a music buff he enjoys nothing more than a great live-streamed concert or festival. Bluto tries to see them all. One of his most memorable moments was watching Coachella live from his living room and seeing the Tupac hologram and has attended Outside Lands. Bluto very much enjoys watching music on VEVO on any platform.
Bluto’s musical tastes are eclectic and his all-time favorite is Eric B and Rakim, but he strongly favors Reggae, Funk, Acid Jazz, Soul and 80’s classics. Bluto has been rumored to be very sweet on Noelle from Fitz and the Tantrums.
Bluto also enjoys car rides, the Farmer’s Market, updating his Instagram account, entertaining, and his annual surprise birthday party every October on the roof of Hollywood’s famous Formosa Café – don’t ruin the surprise if you see Bluto in person or online.
The bottom line is if you are going to stream a live event, Bluto wants you to do it right, which means hiring Bulldog DM—a very cool company in Bluto’s opinion. He knows that you will get a killer video experience for the viewer using the best and most scalable technology.