Brian Clark is a serial entrepreneur based in Boulder, Colorado. He’s the founder and CEO of Copyblogger Media, and the host of New Rainmaker, debuting in January of 2014.
Brian built three successful service businesses using online marketing techniques before moving to a completely online business model. The result of that move — Copyblogger Media — is an innovative company that provides the advice and solutions that empower people to successfully grow their businesses through social media and online marketing.
Founder & CEO, Copyblogger Media
- Age: 46
- HQ: Boulder, CO
- First Job: Grocery sacker
- Apple or Android? Apple
- Hobby: What’s a hobby?
- First Car: AMC Concorde (they were out of Pacers)
What mobile device can you not live without?
I can’t get work done with my MacBook Air (I replaced my iPad with it, so it’s mobile, right?), but I can’t live without my iPhone.
Can we take a peek at your phone’s home screen?
What app do you use most often for work?
Gmail, Evernote, Word. I’m pretty low maintenance.
What social media network or website do you frequent most when you’re not working?
Twitter, but I’m trying to quit. Consider this a cry for help.
What’s the first thing you check on your phone in the morning?
Email, just to make sure something didn’t break during the night.
What work challenge keeps you up at night?
I’ll come up with new ideas at night and work them through in my head when I should just go to sleep, since I can’t implement right then anyway.
What has been the most exciting work development this year?
Putting the finishing touches on our hosted online marketing platform, Rainmaker.
How many miles have you traveled this year?
Denver to Austin and Vegas and back. How many is that?
What other career would you like to try?
Handsome billionaire (h/t @badbanana).
What does your desk look like right now?
I stare at the beautiful Flatirons every once in a while to motivate me to get done and go do something outside.
What is the last business book you read?
The Psychology of Media Entertainment, 2nd Edition. Technically a textbook, but it’s a business book to me. ;-)
Outside of your company’s efforts, what marketing campaign or video caught your eye recently?
I spend all day on Buzzfeed and Upworthy, regretting the decision to teach just anyone how to write headlines.