Brian Thomas

Director Of Business Development at 108dlt


Please provide a personal bio for other members to get to know you

Hello all. My name is Brian and my business is business. More specifically, growing businesses through web tech development and marketing (yes, I'm a millennial). I have a background in engineering and developing the IoT (before it was called the IoT, we created information systems using wireless sensor networks for large manufacturers). About 2 years ago, I created my company called Impact Social. At first, the focus was on fundraising and event planning, but I quickly grew to realize that the success of that business would be around lead-gen and marketing technology. Fast-forward to 12 events and 9 months later, I was burned out of the event space. So I wrote co-authored a book called Marketing Automation Foundation: Eliminating Unproductive Marketing (free on Kindle Unlimited!). Since, I have been doing strategy, web design, consulting, and advertising architecture for businesses around Columbus.

My goal now is 2-fold: create drop-shipping practices that will employee my knowledge, technology, and logistics network to create month-to-month steady income while I evolve my company to the next tier of web-technology development in 2018 focusing on Blockchain technology for industry solutions (there are too many).

My "expertise" (as of 6 years in the game): *IoT technology *Marketing Strategy *Marketing Automation *Web development *Mechanical Engineering *Event Planning *Teaching ESL (certified) *Language/communication (professional writing, specific) Some industries I am familiar with, though not an expert in: *Healthcare *Large metal recycling/manufacturing *Freight Forwarding *Film Production *Non-profits *Fashion

Please provide an overview of the project(s) you'll be focusing on for the next 12 weeks as part of Unreal Collective.

Drop-shipping Vodka; Putting together a business plan/funding strategy for a blockchain technology in which specifics need to remain under wraps.