James Kotecki is a writer and video producer with a passion for technology and politics.
His work has received multiple awards, national media recognition, and millions of YouTube views.
James is currently the Director of Thought Leadership at Three Ships Media.
He grows and promotes the firm's digital marketing expertise through research, blogging, video, and media outreach.
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' writing has appeared on The New Republic, The Huffington Post, ExitEvent, and The Not Safe For Work Corporation, which calls itself “the future of journalism (with jokes).”
Between elections, he spent several years as an analyst at a DC consulting firm, advising investment managers on public policy issues.
James has provided analysis and commentary to CNN, FOX News, NPR, CBS, and the BBC. He’s been profiled by the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, and he's spoken at events sponsored by Google, the International Finance Corporation, and Harvard University.
James took second place in the 2008 Funniest Celebrity in Washington Competition, losing out to Governor Mike Huckabee. These days, he performs improv comedy and continues to make videos for the web.