Shareable Family, I don’t know if you’re ready for the Travis Wright. Having a conversation with Travis is like listening to 10 TED talks at once. This guy is a seemingly endless source of vision and knowledge.
“So what does he do,” you ask. All of it. He does it ALL.
Travis is a successful author, consultant, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, data & analytics geek, tech journalist, growth hacker, podcast host, and self-deemed “mediocre stand-up comic.” We’ll be the judge of that Travis.
Today, he is the cofounder and Chief Marketing Technology Officer at CCP Digital, a Kansas City & SF based digital ad & content agency. Throughout his career, he has helped hundreds of B2B & B2C companies, well-funded startups, SMBs, and the Fortune 100. He is also a columnist at Inc. Magazine, podcast host of VentureBeat’s VB Engage, and author of his first book with Wiley & Sons, Digital Sense, which was published in December 2017.
Needless to say, we’re big Travis fans here at Shareable. And we’re really excited to bring you this new, info-packed episode.
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- Running time: 40:12
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How Travis uses tech:
Travis’s first real online experience was a social interaction on- you guessed it- a chatroom. That’s right in the beginning of his internet days, Travis was sharing Austin Powers gifs in a computer lab at the University of Kansas. And he’s still connected to some of those friends on Facebook.
After those first 36 hours online, he decided that he was going to build a website. He figured out HTML and coded his first website, again only after 36 hours online. We see you, Travis. 👀
The rest is history. Travis has been using the internet to learn, level up his skills, and build his relationships with people doing “epic shit.”
What he wishes he’d learned earlier:
To have the confidence to be (here’s it comes again) vulnerable, and to be authentically himself.
What is the skill of the future:
- Get onboard with future tech: 5g technology is coming. AI and Machine deep learning are already here, and they might make your job irrelevant.
- Start paying attention to Generation Z. They’re going to change the way you do marketing.
Apps in his Dock:
Phone, Folder with Messaging Apps (Messenger, WhatsApp, Slack…all of them), Chrome, & Camera
One app he can’t live without:
Last Social Media left standing:
One book you should read:
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Travis’s article from Marketing Land about Twitter
Travis’s article about fake news
Part of the Fake News rant- Congress Repeal of Domestic US Propaganda: Smith Modernization Act
That BASF 80’s Commercial
CONNECT WITH JEFF
- Email Jeff: firstname.lastname@example.org
- @JGibbard on Twitter
- Jeff on Facebook
- Jeff on Linkedin (make sure to introduce yourself)
- Jeff on Instagram
- Jeff on Snapchat
CONNECT WITH TRAVIS
- Email Travis: email@example.com
- Travis’s website
- Travis’s book: Digital Sense
- Travis’s podcast: VB Engage
- @teedubya on Twitter
- Travis on Facebook
- Travis on Instagram
- Travis on LinkedIn
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Caroline, our Producer.
Thanks for everything you do to make this show happen.
Ray, our Audio Engineer.
Thanks for cleaning up our voices and adding all that sexy production value.
It was great to have a magician of your caliber on the show. 😉