Lee Schneider: podcast producer, digital media expert, author, and university instructor specializing in podcasting and short-form video media.
Lee Schneider is a writer, podcast producer, public speaker, and the owner and founder of Red Cup Agency. Red Cup is a digital publishing agency specializing in podcast production and ebook publishing. Red Cup’s client base includes Fortune 500 companies innovating in tech consulting, fitness, and employment. Red Cup has worked with education tech companies, pioneers in wellness and fitness, food tech, and publishing. The company manages book launches and promotion campaigns for authors. Red Cup produces media for the FutureX Podcast Network.
The company was founded in 2010. The “red cup” in the name comes from Mr. Schneider’s mother Jane, who was a sculptor. Before she started any new project, she drank from a red cup. The image has always symbolized the creative nature of the company. Mr. Schneider is on Twitter as @docuguy. He writes for Medium. His personal blog, a diary of creative work, is called 500 Words.
Mr. Schneider was the founder of Digital Fundraising School, an online school that offered crowdfunding classes to entrepreneurs, media makers and tech startups. He was the founder of DocuCinema, a media production company. He was a co-creative director of The Shelter Media Project, a multi-media chronicle of the design for good movement in architecture.
He has written, produced, directed and edited documentaries for The History Channel, Discovery Health Channel, The Learning Channel, Bravo, Food Network, Court TV, ReelzChannel, A&E and many corporate clients. He started his career as a freelance writer at Good Morning America and was a producer at Fox and Dateline NBC. While still in college, he wrote for The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, as a general assignment reporter. He is married and has three children.
View a detailed career history on LinkedIn.
Fun fact: He was a writer on the iconic cartoon series ThunderCats.
The Angel Playbook: An Essential Guide for Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors. Amazon Kindle edition and audiobook published in 2017.
Powerful Online Message Delivery: Free and Low-Cost Platforms for Creative Companies and Individuals. Amazon Kindle Edition 2016.
Selected articles posted in Techli
Selected articles posted in Medium
Selected articles posted in Huffpost
Selected Articles and Press about Lee Schneider
4 characteristics that have come to define LA tech, by Patrick Hechinger, Built in Los Angeles
Lee Schneider: How Los Angeles Became a Startup Town, by Ben Kuo, SoCALTECH
Starting Up and Starting Over, by Noah Smith, SMASHD – quoted
NYC Offers Classes on How to Kickstart Your Kickstarter, by Gena Hymowech – Village Voice – quoted
Public Interest Design blog writing about Lee Schneider media presentation.
Traveling Fast and Light with Repurposed Journalist Lee Schneider
The Repurposed Journalist
Should Entrepreneurs Go to College?
Transcription of podcast interview on Startupbros.com
Workshops and Webinars
Moderator, lead panel at Digital Hollywood Podcast Forum. Podcasting In Hollywood: Leadership in the Industry.
Digital Fundraising School – online conferences and crowdfunding classes
How to Publish Your Book on Amazon: An Indie Publishing Guide – BigMarker
How to Tell A Story Online – Talk for photographers who want to expand their portfolio into video
Secrets of Social Media – Public Architecture
Digital Storytelling for Design Activists – Architecture for Humanity
Designing Media for Social Change – University of Minnesota, College of Design
Digital Storytelling – University of Minnesota, College of Design
Courses, Classes, and Talks
USC School of Architecture, member of the faculty. Course: Visual Storytelling and Entrepreneurship in Media
Going Hollywood: Get Your Podcast Optioned by a Network or Studio – Moderator – Outlier Podcast Festival LA
Fiction Storytelling: Acting, Directing, and Writing the Audio Drama – Moderator – Outlier Podcast Festival LA
What’s the Worst that Can Happen in AI – panelist – Outlier Podcast Festival Austin
How to Build a Loyal Online Community for your Startup– General Assembly
How to Write a Pitch to Bloggers and Journalists – General Assembly
Launch Your Crowdfunding Video with Your iPhone or Smartphone – General Assembly
Online Marketing Analytics – General Assembly
Capital Idea: Getting Started with Crowdfunding – General Assembly
Design Open Mic: Shelter:connect. Lee Schneider and Richard Neill discussing design activism at Architecture for Humanity in San Francisco
Panel Moderator – Start, Sustain, and Get Paid for Your Podcast, Village Workspaces
USC School of Architecture – Lecture and Presentation about Design Activism
Panel Moderator – San Francisco Green Film Festival – Activist Architecture
Panelist – Design for Good, Room & Board, Culver City
Presenter – Using LinkedIn – Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce
wSRadio- Find a Low Friction, Organic Path to Content and Social Media Channels
Lee Schneider, founder of Red Cup Agency, shares his thoughts and insights on Using Social Media, Creating Content and Understanding Your Market. Lee is also the author of “Be More Popular: Culture-Building for Startups,” an Amazon #1 Bestseller in the Startups category, as well as “Chronicle of a Startup Town: Los Angeles.”
The Stand Out Now! Podcast. Don’t Ignore Public Speaking to Attract Clients
Hipcast: The Narrative Approach to Branding
Approachable Architect Podcast: Guest Lee Schneider speaking about his work as the director of the Shelter movie
‘Smart Marketing for Small Business‘ is a weekly podcast on blogtalkradio.com conducted by Leslie Wolff, CEO of Smart Marketing Group. As the third guest in the lineup, Lee Schneider talks about engaging with prospective clients using MailChimp or Constant Contact and also discusses the value of blogging.
Driving Your Marketing. Guest Lee Schneider speaks about why your business might not need to be on Facebook
beGlobal Podcast – interviewer 12 episodes
TechSmart Podcast – interviewer 25 episodes
Cult/Tech Podcast – interviewer – 39 episodes
Social Media Channels
Red Cup Agency on Twitter: http://twitter.com/redcupagency 2.9K followers
Lee Schneider on Twitter: http://twitter.com/docuguy 8.7K followers
Lee Schneider on Medium http://medium.com/@docuguy 1.7K followers
Lee Schneider’s Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/lee.schneider.author
Selected Media Releases by Red Cup Agency
Rebel Girls Book Hits a Million Dollars in Funding
The most successful original book in crowdfunding history.
UnSit’s #Walkie Award Honors John Ratey
John Ratey’s discussion of walking at work for health.
UnSit’s #Walkie Honors Diana Nyad for Innovation
Diana Nyad contributes to the walking movement.
Matt Wenk, Celebrated Chief Winemaker At Two Hands In Australia, Will Focus On His Private Label, Smidge Wines
Matt Wenk officially launches Smidge Wines.
TBWA/Chiat/Day Hosts Lars Topelmann Sticker Exhibit
Our client Lars Topelmann Photography is featured in an exhibit at an ad agency
Cover Oregon Makes Health Care Choices Accessible
Our client Lars Topelmann Photography photographs a health care campaign
Announcing the Release of Magic Dirt from Smidge Wines
Our client Smidge Wines announces a new release
Real Food Daily is the Nature’s Plate People’s Choice Winner in Los Angeles
Our client Real Food Daily wins the Nature’s Plate People’s Choice Award
World Renowned Wildlife Photographer Launches New Online Portfolio
Our Client BigAnimals Expeditions launches a new portfolio
Expedition Leader Amos Nachoum Leads Adventure in Antarctica
Our client BigAnimals Expeditions leads an expedition