I occasionally share my thoughts on storytelling and creativity on my podcast. And I've released two audiobooks.
In some ways, this is the fullest expression of me, because I get to do it all: write the script, act the roles, write and perform the music, and edit and publish everything on Soundcloud, Stitcher, iTunes and YouTube.
It's fun. And it lets me use myself as a laboratory, so my clients don't have to worry that I'm learning on their dime.
The Optimism Delivers podcast
Get Along Fine: Ep. 1 through 3
Baby Monitor: Ep. 01 through 17
I have published a couple pieces of original music, influenced by artists like Joy Division, Sonic Youth, Keaton Henson, Jason Molina, Broken Social Scene, La Dispute and the Cure. You can read about them on my blog.
Two songs from the Optimism Delivers House Band
I've gotten the chance to talk about creativity and data at Colorado Ad Day, AIGA Art of Winter, 99u Local, Caffeinated Mornings and the Colorado Collective. I've never gotten a TEDx invite though, maybe because I keep pitching them obnoxiously literary ideas.
I get a huge rush out of public speaking. And I try to give the audience as much of that energy as I can. Tonja Roth, president of Ad Club Denver, gave me a very nice reference. "Matt is a fantastic public speaker who captivates you with his infectious passion for advertising." And Jay Ferracane wrote, "As the host and organizer of Caffeinated Mornings, I remember his talk to this day as a stand out, simply because of his preparation, presence and energy."