James Kotecki is the Manager of Media & Public Relations at Automated Insights, whose Wordsmith platform automatically turns data into narrative. Wordsmith is a “robot writer” for clients like The Associated Press, Yahoo, Comcast, and Edmunds.com. As the company’s chief messaging architect and spokesman, James has managed coverage by The New York Times, USA Today, the Washington Post, The New Yorker, Slate, Wired, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, Mashable, The Verge, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Gigaom, Quartz, and many other outlets. In early 2007, James started a political video blog in his Georgetown University dorm room. Within months, The Economist said he was “probably the world’s foremost expert on YouTube videos posted by presidential candidates.” After graduation, James joined Politico to cover the 2008 presidential campaign with an award-winning daily video show. In 2012, he wrote and hosted videos for The Daily, a first-of-its-kind newspaper for tablets and smartphones. James has been interviewed by CNN, FOX News, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, NPR, the BBC, and many others. He’s spoken at events sponsored by Google, the International Finance Corporation, and Harvard University.
Session: 103 The Secrets to how a Tech Startup Got Nationwide PR