On the “gaming social media stardom” episode of the podcast, Jordan Cooper, Josh Spector, Chelcie Rice and Josh Homer welcome comedian Cris Gray on to the show to discuss branding, why your “brand” has to stand for something, how figuring out your audience helps the process in creating a platform bigger than you and why “funny stuff” is not a differentiation as a brand.
In addition, we discuss why it’s important to take action rather than spending time planning, giving yourself the freedom to change and why failing fast & failing often is the only way to learn to succeed. We also follow up from last week’s conversation about buying Twitter followers as Jordan shares a prank/experiment attesting to the effectiveness of the practice.
Links from this episode:
Caught Blue-Handed: Someone Is Buying Mitt Romney Twitter Popularity [TechCrunch]
Nerdist / Chris Hardwick
Comedians At Law
1000 True Fans [Kevin Kelly]
Marc Maron 2007 Myspace Blog Post