My name is Blake Wynn and I am a 19 year old entrepreneur from Las Vegas, Nevada. Growing up I was a sneaker reseller and by the age of 13, I was a top rated seller on eBay. At 16 I started my YouTube channel that has accumulated more than 415,000 subscribers and 50,000,000 views to date. In October of 2018 I started and became CEO/CMO of B Wynn Sports, a sports marketing agency focused on curating meaningful and strategic content collaborations between brands and professional athletes. To date, we have signed dozens of NFL, NBA, and MLB clients and have worked with some of the biggest brands in the world.
Q: What would you like to see your team accomplish in 2019?
I would like to see my team improve in 2019. Of course we have micro, year long goals, however, the lifespan of what we are attempting to do will last for several decades, so ideally, each member of the team can improve on their given role from year to year. If you want a specific and trackable answer, I would like my company to have carried out a campaign with one of the 10 largest product-based companies in the world. I know that even at that scale, we can over-deliver and impress.
Q: Who is your role model or hero?
I would say that I do not overly have one. I certainly have learned a ton from many many people, however, I think that I am more focused on creating my own legacy and becoming a role model for others. I am well aware that I have a long way to go, but that is quite alright. At 19 I am lucky enough to understand what I need to do to be happy in life, which is a value that my mom taught me the importance of from a very young age.
Q: What is your favorite book?
As weird as it may sound, my favorite book is "The Giving Tree", a children's book by Shel Silverstein. The reason why is because no matter how much you give, there is always more you can give, and while that may not sound right... The true value comes from the response of the consumer (or "the boy" in the case of the book) in that one day, happiness and satisfaction can be achieved as a result of the effort that was put into "giving".
Q: Do you use any specific method or system to run daily operations?
We do not have the typical approach to running our marketing agency that many others do, and the reason for that is because we run our agency off the back of our results through the campaigns we help put together. When I started the company, I knew I wasn't inventing something new, however, I knew that to really allow it to take off and be nothing short of the best, it was imperative that we redefine what it means to "deliver results" to brands and our athletes. Our process is not the same as any other company, and it is our IP that is beginning to separate us from the rest.
Q: Why did you choose your present industry at this time?
Combining my knowledge, connections, and most importantly, my passion, it was a no brainer. After spending the last 3 years growing my personal brand and network, I realized the opportunity in starting my own sports marketing agency. Social media is the new billboard or TV commercial multiplied by a factor of a million. I know I am qualified to properly leverage our client's social media outlets into brand deals that benefit not only our clients, but the brands who chose to collaborate with them. It is a win win for everyone involved, and providing value to people through marketing is something I take a lot of pride in being able to do.
Q: What is the best/worst moment you can remember in your career?
I think highlighting the worst moment would say something about my character that is not true. I am an extremely happy and optimistic person. Not to say I haven't had tough moments, but the best moments are the ones worth cherishing and striving to create more of. With that said, the best moment thus far was the day that my Youtube channel was the 5th fastest growing channel on the entire platform. I gained over 17,000 subscribers in one day, and it really marked a culmination of so much hard work that it truly was a "championship day" as Vince Lombardi would say.
Q: Looking back - if you could advise a younger version of yourself to do something different - what would it be?
I would tell myself that no matter how "all in" I am on various endeavors that it is crucial to always be sure to take the next step. Whether it is risky or not, it is important never to be content with success, but rather to keep chasing it more and more.