What’s Up, Creative Hustlers! Steven & Melissa here. Today, from sunny San Diego, we’re talking with Allen Gannett, CEO, and Founder of TrackMaven, a marketing analytics service helping marketers prove ROI and improve results. He has also been on the “30 Under 30” lists for both Inc. and Forbes. He is a contributor to FastCompany.com and has an upcoming book The Creative Curve, on the disciplined pursuit of creativity.
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[01:02] Today we’re talking with Allen Gannett, CEO, and Founder of TrackMaven, a marketing analytics service helping marketers prove ROI and improve results!
[01:28] 60 seconds to find out more about Allen Gannett and why he’s a creative hustler.
[02:17] Where did the quest to find about about creativity, and how people use it?
[04:00] We sometimes mix together the technical skills with the actual talent of creativity which is ideas.
[04:33] The story of Mozart is the best example of technical skills, not the idea of creativity.
[06:00] Allen’s book. The Creative Curve will be available June 12th, everywhere books are sold!
[06:45] What is TrackMaven, and what is the value proposition for it?
[07:22] The whole idea for TrackMaven is to stop making your Social Media Manager be a data scientist.
[07:40] A Marketer’s outsourced Right Brain, taking 25 different channels to get your data.
[08:04] It’s primarily social, but also content marketing, paid social, earned media, and web analytics.
[08:33] TrackMaven gives the data to prove it works,but also gives recommendations to improve.
[09:22] Allen uses this tool for his own marketing, and how it’s worked for him, and his business.
[10:00] You can get amazing engagement on LinkedIn, and Allen found that trend earlier than competitors.
[10:30] The cool kids are moving to LinkedIn.
[11:00] Why Allen and TrackMaven is different from the competitors.
[12:00] Allen’s intended clients for TrackMaven.
[12:54] TrackMaven’s customer acquisition strategy, and they do all of the above to attract clients.
[13:44] One marketing strategy that Allen is staying away from because it’s difficult.
[15:03] What Twitter needs to do to improve from a marketing standpoint.
[16:30] Bring the C-level executive to the forefront to promote transparency.
[17:50] Allen is so excited for his book to release because he’s been working on it for the last few years.
[19:25] What Allen does on the days where everything sucks and he doesn’t want to do it anymore.
[20:00] Creatives surround themselves with other creatives. They look to the future, instead of the past.
[22:55] Creativity is ageless, and you don’t have to start when you’re young.
[23:40] We mistake initial difficulty as a lack of creativity or inability to be creative.
[24:10] The most talented people are often the ones who practice the most.
[25:05] Allen would grab a gin & tonic with Andy Warhol.
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[27:06] Melissa’s Moment of Hustle
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