Episode 46: Kyle Bunch, Managing Director of Social, R/GA

"Today with how easy it is to start something that demonstrates your passion and your ability...there's no excuse. You shouldn't be waiting for this job that's gonna let you show the world what you can do, you should just be doing it."

This week's episode is chock-full of information and predictions from the future of sports tech & startups. Kyle Bunch: www.rga.com/about/leadership/kyle-bunch/, Managing Director of Social and Mobile Media at world-renown digital agency R/GA: rga.com joined the podcast to talk about sports startups, media and software-as-a-service (SaaS).

Kyle works directly on the Nike account at R/GA and discusses how starting his own side project, TrojanWire.com: trojanwire.com helped him land a gig at the agency.

We discuss R/GA's founding as one of the first digital agencies and their innovation in tech + brand space. We also discuss their relationship with Nike in comparison to Wieden & Kennedy's relationship with the brand.

Lastly, we wrap with discussing the Dodgers Accelerator: dodgersaccelerator.com and talk about athletes' involvement in venture funds and angel investing.

Mentions include:

Kyle Bunch on Twitter: twitter.com/kylebunch
Blogs with Balls: blogswithballs.com
TrojanWire: troganwire.com
R/GA: rga.com
Beats by Dre Lebron Spot: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCOgaWSfxxs
Beats by Dre World Cup Spot: www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_i3Lcjli84
Dodgers Accelerator: dodgersaccelerator.com
R/GA Accelerator: rgaaccelerator.com/connecteddevices/
Episode 7: Hans Anderson: makersofsport.com/episodes/7/hans-anderson
PewDiePie makes $7 million per year playing games: www.businessinsider.com/pewdiepie-mak…s-2015-7?op=1
SXsports at South by Southwest: www.sxsw.com/interactive/tracks/sxsports
Kobe Inc. invests in BodyArmor: www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenha…-drink-bodyarmor/

Our next is Matt Coyle: www.linkedin.com/in/coylematt, creative director of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment where he leads design and advertising initiatives for Toronto's professional sports teams.

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