Stories of The Influencer Economy with Ryan Williams

This week, Barbara Dunkelman, Community Manager of Rooster Teeth, details the journey of how she began working at Rooster Teeth.  While her job is Community Manger in title, she wears many hats in her community and fan driven role.

She and Gus Sorola are Co-Directors of the RTX Event, a fan and industry gaming conference hosted by Rooster Teeth in Austin, TX. The Event in 2014, featured over 30,000 attendees.  Barbara chats about what it’s like interacting with Rooster teeth’s impassioned fans both online at RTX.

Barbara tells Ryan what she’s learned working for Burnie Burns and the story about she found herself working at Rooster Teeth, after growing up a fan of the series Red vs. Blue in Canada.  She also talks about what it’s like voicing the character Yang in the Rooster Teeth anime-series RWBY, and gives Ryan pointers on what makes a good pun.  Finally, they discuss Project Lazer, the recent IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign, where Rooster Teeth shattered film crowdfunding records by raising over $2.4 Million dollars.

Barbara’s Greatest puns video (created by a RT fan)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ59UVFQJII

Follow Barbara on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/bdunkelman

Find Barbara on the Rooster Teeth site:  http://www.roosterteeth.com/barbara

 

Learn more about the RTX Event:  http://rtxevent.com/home.php

 

Rooster Teeth’s Lazer Team:  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lazer-team-by-rooster-teeth

 

Watch Episode 1 of RWBY:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sGiE10zNQM

 

Barbara in the Daily Dot Ryan referenced: 

 

http://www.dailydot.com/geek/barbara-dunkelman-rooster-teeth/

In this episode you’ll learn:

 

  • What makes a good community manager
  • How to create a community of lifetime fans
  • How Barbara Dunkelman got started at Rooster Teeth
  • What makes the RTX Event special
  • What is the anime series RWBY
  • What is the machinima series Red vs. Blue
  • What it’s like working at Rooster Teeth
Direct download: Barbara_Dunkelman_RoosterTeeth_RedvsBlue_RWBY_RTX.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 2:08pm PDT

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This week Ryan chatted with Michael Wolf, host of The Next Market Podcast. Michael and Ryan discuss the art and science of podcasting, Michael gives the podcast download.  He's somewhat of a podcast historian (even though the industry is very young), and Michael started podcasting in 2006.  He is also a writer and researcher, who has written for GigaOm, CNN, New York Times, Forbes.

Michael shares insights into how to start a podcast, and they chat about the Mt. Rushmore of podcast hosts.  Michael talks about some of his favorite podcasters like Bill Simmons, Roman Mars, Ira Glass, The Accidental Tech Podcast (Marc Ament), and Adam Corolla - and what makes them so good.

Michael’s start-up podcast network: Technology.fm, which is a collective of tech/media podcasts to help listeners discover great technology shows.   His new podcast is:  Smart Home Show, where talks about home technology (think Nest and Dropcam).

Michaels podcast:  The Next Market Podcast, features "conversations with technology and media makers. Topics include digital publishing, web, investing, podcasting, crowdfunding and pretty much anything else on the frontiers of tech innovation.” 

 If you want to check-out his Next Market Show (which you should), The Next Market Podcast: http://www.technology.fm/nextmarketpodcast/

Technology.FM: http://www.technology.fm

Michael on Twitter: https://twitter.com/michaelwolf/

Smart Home Show:  http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/

What you'll learn in this episode:

  • How to start podcasting
  • How to book guests on a podcast
  • How to build a podcast business
  • The reasons for starting a podcast
  • Who are the podcast leaders
  • What is the ROI of podcasting
  • What is Technology FM
  • What's the Next Market Podcast
Direct download: MikeWolf_How_to_podcast.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 1:35pm PDT

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