Gary Vaynerchuk – Entrepreneur
Gary Vaynerchuk – Entrepreneur (November 14, 1975, Babruysk)
From NARAN-HO Design, web design specialist in Marbella, we continue to show you our sources of inspiration. This time we will not tell you about any designer or artist. We will deal with Gary Vaynerchuk, a “purebred entrepreneur”, in his own words.
Gary Vaynerchuk is an entrepreneur and communicator, guru of digital marketing and communications. He is the Chairman of VaynerX, modern-day media and communications holding company and the CEO of VaynerMedia, a full-service advertising agency servicing.
Gary and his family immigrated to the United States from the former USSR (now Belarus) in 1978. After living in a small apartment in Queens, New York, they moved to Springfield, New Jersey. At age 14 he joined his family business, a wine store.
In the late 1990s, and after finishing college at Mount Ida College, Newton, Massachusetts, Gary identified the Internet as a great business opportunity. He transformed his father’s local liquor store into one of the first alcohol e-commerce platforms in the country. Gary changed the name of the family business from “Shoppers Discount Liquors” to Wine Library and grew the company from USD 3 million to USD 60 million in sales, over a period of 5 years.
Gary co-founded in 2009 VaynerMedia with his younger brother, AJ Vaynerchuk. VaynerMedia has thrived and created best-in-class capabilities in paid media, strategy, full-service creative, influencer marketing, IoT & Voice, eCommerce, personal branding, SMB marketing and in-house consulting. In 2017, VaynerMedia entered the publishing space by acquiring the women’s magazine PureWow under Gallery Media Group and restructured as VaynerX. In the summer of 2018, the second media brand was launched under the Gallery Media Group umbrella, the men’s lifestyle brand ONE37pm.
As a pioneer in the practice of building a personal brand, Gary devised a new content strategy when producing these pillar shows. Today, Gary has more than 12 million combined followers on social media, producing content daily on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more. In addition, he presents on Spotify a business podcast of the top 100 in the world, The GaryVee Audio Experience.
Gary Vaynerchuk has also written several books. Some have been bestsellers according to the New York Times and have been acclaimed by the public. Among them are:
- Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion (2009)
- The Thank You Economy (2011)
- Jab, Jab, Jab Right Hook (2013)
- Crushing It! How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence—and How You Can, Too (2018)
All your ideas may be solid or even good. But you have to Actually execute on them for them to matter
Live your passion. What does that mean, anyway? It means that when you get up for work every morning, every single morning, you are pumped because you get to talk about or work with or do the thing that interests you the most in the world. You don’t live for vacations because you don’t need a break from what you’re doing—working, playing, and relaxing are one and the same. You don’t even pay attention to how many hours you’re working because to you, it’s not really work. You’re making money, but you’d do whatever it is you’re doing for free.