I am the Vice President of National Accounts at NTN Buzztime. I have a talented team that works hard to customize our service for our brands. Smart, creative people. I love what we’re doing down in Carlsbad right now to shake things up, but don’t expect too much behind-the-scenes talk about that over here. We’re publicly traded, albeit a small company. Wouldn’t be prudent to give you insider info. Or legal.
(On that note, all posts on this site are mine and mine alone. They do not represent my past, current, or future employers’ opinions, strategies, or positions.) I’ve also worked here and here over the last 10 years. I might mention those companies from time to time. And on that note, here is my full disclosures page.
Business aside, I’m a 17-year husband to a superb, handcrafted photographer whom I met in historic Olathe, KS. (How historic? We gave you the Mahaffie Farmstead. We gave you Garmin. We gave you Darren Sproles. And Rush Limbaugh once made reference to us.) I was an Eagle, she was a Falcon. That “she,” Lori, is everything to me. I’ll get weepy if I go on too much, but I wouldn’t have accomplished half as much as I have in life without her faith and support. And did I mention she’s a superb photographer? She’s also getting started with Twitter; I’d be much obliged if you followed her and helped her learn the ropes. Oh, and because she, too, is filled with awesomeness, she drives a Swagger Wagon.
I’m also the father of four boys and one daughter. As many people say, “So which is it, are you Catholic or Mormon? lol”. (Some wise guys ask if I’m sure I’m not Shawn Kemp.) But yeah, I’m the second one. That’s five children we’ve burdened the world with. Actually, we love them and don’t know what life would be like without them. They’re always battlers, often headstrong, definitely opinionated, constantly funny, and sometimes even moody. All of those attributes came from out of leftfield.
Some day, when I’m a famous public speaker, with an overly simplistic book out about attitude, or overcoming your fears, or cultivating grit, or some other fourth subject — one who regales audiences with sometimes poignant, sometimes motivational, sometimes cute, sometimes meandering, always heartwarming stories about raising these five children, you can say you “knew” me back in the day vis a vis this blog.
You can follow me on Twitter (@BrandHull). If we really hit it off by email, you can friend me on Facebook (but don’t hold your breath on that one, I don’t use Facebook for schlepping business). I’ve done a little sprucing up of my Google profile.
You might be surprised to know that despite my desire to be stuffy and serious, I’ve spoken to many groups on a variety of topics in my past: sales, goal setting, marketing, and — like everyone else — a bit of social media thrown in for good measure. Maybe I’ll have one of these sessions video”taped” at some point. And I’d be happy to do that for your organization or team, too, and we’d have a seriously good time with a lot of laughter, but it’s got to really be an exciting opportunity and work with my already hectic schedule and demands.
Have your people contact my people. But you know, whatever.
Now, if you’ll kindly browse the archives, that would be great.