Turning Passion into Profit: Matt B. Davis on #LivestreamSports

Ross Brand

Matt B. Davis

June 23, 2016

About Matt B. Davis

Matt B. Davis began blogging about obstacle racing (OCR) in 2012. Shortly after that, he created the first podcast about OCR. Matt built the Obstacle Racing Media (ORM) brand by providing killer content and honest journalism since day one.

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Matt is an industry expert and one of the most listened to voices in the OCR space. In a world where the lines between power, media, and advertising get more blurred every day, ORM stands out as a truth teller with an audience that has come to rely on it. OCR is willing to go against the grain, even at the expense of popularity or money.

‘Down and Dirty’

Matt is the author of Down and Dirty: The Essential Training Guide for Obstacle Races and Mud Runsoffering an overview of the most popular races before tackling the most important concerns for any racer: preparation and training. It was selected the number 1 book for the obstacle racing enthusiast by About Sports.

Matt has been quoted in numerous magazines including Runners World and Men’s Health. At last count, he has done over 100 obstacle races of every size and distance.

‘Talking Docs’

In April 2016, Matt launched a new podcast, Talking Docs Podcast, featuring interviews with documentary filmmakers and the subjects of documentary films.

Find Matt on Twitter: @MattBDavis. The username for Obstacle Racing Media on Twitter is @ObstacleMedia.

About Ross Brand

blab_channel_image.JPGRoss Brand applies his background as a radio host to conduct interviews and lead livestream conversations that inform and entertain. He is the founder and editor of Livestream Universe, covering the latest and greatest in livestreaming and online broadcasting.

Ross hosts #LivestreamStars, Mondays at 7pm ET at RossBrand.tv. The show features talented broadcasters delivering high-quality content across livestream platforms. He also hosts #LivestreamSports, #LivestreamNews and #AskTheExpert monthly. He produces and presents the Daily Livestream Update weekday mornings on FacebookThe updates contain show recommendations and news from the livestreaming industry.

Ross is the co-founder of HRAvantGarde.com. You can find Ross on Twitter: @iRossBrand. His Instagram username is @RossBrand1.

Show Topics

  • Matt’s new podcast, Talking Docs
  • Story of how Matt started Obstacle Racing Media (ORM)
  • How Matt began to monetize his passion for obstacle racing
  • How ORM uses video and livestreaming
  • The competitive landscape for bloggers and podcasters covering niche industries
  • How ORM uses social video platforms such as Periscope, Facebook Live and Snapchat
  • Matt’s future goals as a broadcaster and content creator
  • Matt answers questions about training for, and participating in, obstacle races.

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