|Alma mater||Texas A&M|
1985 – 1989
University of Texas at Austin
Red McCombs School of Business
MBA, Technology, Marketing
1994 – 1996
|Occupation(s)||Comedian, video producer, corporate humorist, content marketing specialist|
Tim Washer is a stand-up comedian, a video producer, and corporate humorist.
He graduating from Texas A&M University in 1989 with a BBA and from University of Texas at Austin in 1996 with an MBA. He pursued parallel careers in business and show business.
In the corporate world, After working for Accenture, he rose to vice-president of interactive research with NFO Interactive, a market research company.From 2004-2010, he was head of social media video production for IBM and, beginning in 2010, is now a social media manager for Cisco Systems’ Service Provider Marketing group. He says comedy creates a positive feeling in prospective customers when used in business-to-business content marketing. Washer has emceed events featuring Pixar CEO John Lasseter, Emmy-Winner Tony Hale, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu. He has performed at corporate events for IBM, Cisco, Deloitte, Control Data Corporation, and Google. He helped create a series of three video to promote David Meerman Scott's book, World Wide Rave. Washer's TV commercials include a spot for T-Mobile with Catherine Zeta-Jones.
His comedic acting and writing activities include studying improv under Amy Poehler and comedy writing with Tom Purcell. He was executive producer of The Colbert Report, and has appeared on Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O'Brien,Onion Sports Network, and HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
Washer was a 2013 Webby Honoree as Producer of "Phone Company in a Box: Developing Commerce in Africa" in the online film and video for technology category.
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Tim Washer is no stranger to comedy. Being a stand-up comedian himself, a Webby-nominated video producer and corporate humorist...
The need for this is huge, said Tim Washer, director of interactive research with NFO Interactive, a market research company. What it's about is reducing the risk of shopping online. Offering a retail presence will really facilitate that.
conducted by Tim Washer, vice president of media and telecom practice at NFO Interactive
Tim Washer is a social media manager for Cisco Systems' Service Provider Marketing group. Prior to Cisco, he served as head of social media video production for IBM[ permanent dead link ]
But in 2004, the strictly humorous man landed a new job—this one with IBM Corp., whose brand would hardly be considered comical.
One such jester is Tim Washer. Currently the Senior Manager of Social Media for Cisco's Service Provider division
'It still takes a lot of work to sell an entire organization on an ad campaign that employs humor, particularly on social media platforms,' says Tim Washer, a senior social media and marketing manager for Cisco Systems
"Most marketers have a tendency to focus on the product, but it's more interesting to talk about what problem your product can solve," says Tim Washer, who creates video for Cisco as senior manager of social media.
I have a day job with Cisco, writing and producing videos.
...it is creating a positive feeling, something he says b-to-b brands need to consider more than white papers and data reports.
2013 Honoree ... Producer Tim Washer Cisco Systems