The Attention Show: Interview with Rich Brooks

“Creating live events is a great way to separate yourself from everybody else.” – @TheRichBrooks



Rich Brooks is the founder and president of flyte new media (, a web design and marketing firm in Portland, Maine. He is a nationally recognized speaker on entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and social media.

Rich is a founder of The Agents of Change Digital Marketing Conference (, an annual conference on search, social & mobile marketing. In addition, he runs The Marketing Agents Podcast (, where he interviews marketing experts from around the world on search, social & mobile marketing.  He is also a regular contributor at, the world’s most popular social media marketing blog.

Rich is the “tech guru” on WCSH Channel 6’s evening news show, 207, and teaches web marketing and social media courses for entrepreneurs at the University of Southern Maine’s Center for Continuing Education.


Q: What’s your favorite part about the state of brand building where it sits today?

Q: What is more important for a business owner, personal brand, or business brand?

Q: What are the biggest issues that businesses marketing teams are facing today?

Q: In relation to getting attention – what is working for you, your agency, or your clients right now, better than anything else? Where is your focus?

Q: What is one medium you think people or brands are not using enough right now?

Q: Looking into the future about 2 years, tell me what you see is the key to getting attention in a noisy world?

Monster Round:

1: What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “influencer”?

2: What’s the single best thing you have ever done to build your business?

3: What’s your favorite social media platform?

4: What wins in a battle for attention, strategy, or tactics?

5: Who do you most admire and why?


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