Ross Brand is a former radio on-air personality, reporter and show host who fell in love with broadcasting again after spending a few days in October 2015 watching shows on Blab. Ross immediately started the @livestreamuni Twitter account to share news and upcoming livestream broadcasts. 500 followers connected to @livesreamuni within the first eight days.
Given the passion for the platform early adopters were displaying, Ross created LivestreamUniverse.com to highlight those broadcasters and brands producing high-quality content via livestream platforms.
Ross Brand is a pioneer in the livestreaming field as both a prolific content creator and thought-leader exploring the different ways to leverage live video to grow your business or brand.
Named the world’s number 1 livestreaming expert to follow on social media by Klout and selected as one of “5 live video experts to follow” by Switcher Studio, Ross made the successful transition from terrestrial radio to live streaming, founding LivestreamUniverse.com to empower other live video creators by showcasing their content through updates and shows.
“There is no greater evangelist for livestreaming than Ross Brand,” said Jon Burk of Roker Media.
Ross served as the Red Carpet on-camera host and live interviewer for the Emmy winning Season One of Mario Armstrong’s Never Settle Show, co-produced by Roker Media, and provided live event coverage and interviews from VidSummit and NAB New York. He co-hosts the weekly “Best of BeLive” show sponsored by popular livestreaming app BeLive.tv, a Facebook Live Video Business Solutions Partner. His online broadcasting work has been recognized and highlighted by brands such as Telestream Wirecast, LiveU, Amp Live, Switcher Studio and BoxCast.
Ross has been a featured speaker at Summit Live, Social Media Week Lima, Summit on Content Marketing, Content Creators Summit, and New York University’s Division of Programs in Business.
Leading livestreamers Rachel Moore and Jonathan Tripp discuss Ross’ role in supporting and engaging with the livestream community:
Ross, you’ve done a great job with Livestream Universe, and we love the content that you’re putting out.
Mark GawithChief Evangelist, Rightside / .LIVE
Ross is also co-founder of HR Avant-Garde. A popular guest lecturer on social media, HR and career-related topics at NYU, Ross helps organizations and individuals optimize and maximize their social media presence and digital marketing campaigns.