iOS app Android app

Cathy Brooks
Cathy has spent her life saturated in media – from print to broadcast and on-line. Her life-long passion for communications began well before her first job ripping wire copy in 1982 and has evolved over the years to encompass nearly every platform and aspect of media -- from reporting and editing to broadcast management, talent casting and guest booking. She also has curated content for several of the technology industry’s most influential conferences.

Until recently Cathy ran Communications and Social Strategy for mobile search start-up, Everything.Me. Launched in May 2011, Everything.Me has redesigned search from the bottom up for mobile.

To slake her thirst for content creation, Cathy blogs for myriad sites and hosts The Conversation, a weekly, on-line program that focuses on how technology is changing our world. She also operates Other Than That, advisory services for companies and individuals wishing to navigate the complexities of persuasive storytelling in business.

Previously Cathy ran business development for San Francisco-based start-up Seesmic, and prior to Seesmic, Cathy worked with global analyst firm Guidewire Group. Cathy also headed the talent and booking departments at TechTV, curated content at LeWeb for several years and has held several executive positions with PR agencies.

When not traveling or meandering the digital world of the Web, Cathy can be found seeking the perfect hamburger in San Francisco, CA.

Blog Entries by Cathy Brooks

Uncertain Beginning to A Perfect Ending: Crowdsourcing Film

(1) Comments | Posted June 27, 2012 | 6:25 PM

It was spring 2010 and newly minted film producer Marina Rice Bader was inspired. "I have an amazing idea for our next film," she stated to her filmmaking (and life) partner Nicole Conn.

In and of itself such a comment made between two halves of a production company pair...

Read Post

It Gets Indie: A Teen Takes on LGBT Teen Bullying ... Again

(2) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 1:33 PM


Producing a benefit concert is challenging. You need to figure out what performers to invite. You have to secure their participation. You need to identify and secure a venue. You need to snare sponsorships to defray costs and then, of course, there is the...

Read Post

Teen's Suicide Galvanizes SAP to Tell Youth 'It Gets Better' (VIDEO)

(28) Comments | Posted June 7, 2012 | 11:08 AM

In June 2011 SAP's Moya Watson began developing her company's It Gets Better video. She wanted to add her company's voice to this project, and, knowing that the wheels of corporate process can grind slowly, she had a feeling it might take some time to get it done....

Read Post

National Cause With Global Purpose Must Start at Home

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2009 | 4:21 PM

Think Globally, act locally.

Even before I put on my junior varsity activist jacket about this time last year, I was familiar with that phrase and its meaning - keep your mind on the bigger picture, but affix your eyes on the horizon closer to home.


Read Post

Marriage Equality - Gathering Storm or Rising Tide?

(38) Comments | Posted May 5, 2009 | 3:18 PM

I haven't thought of Kate Smith in years. That is, until a recent Sunday while I was reading The New York Times.

As a child growing up in a hockey-mad family along Philadelphia's Main Line, I had occasion to hear this rather Rubenesque chanteuse sing before...

Read Post

A Response to Melissa Etheridge

(35) Comments | Posted January 5, 2009 | 4:46 PM

When I first read Melissa Etheridge's post about the selection of Rick Warren for Obama's inauguration, I agreed with her. After all, opposing sides can only find peace and compromise if they are able to be reasonable, engage in discourse and show some level of tolerance. Right? Warren has...

Read Post