CoMo Tech: Gus Wagner

@RocketGroup

Who are you?

Gus Wagner

What do you do for money?

I am the President/Owner of The Rocket Group. We are a full service marketing & communications firm in Jefferson City and celebrating our 10th anniversary in business. We have also just launched a series of classroom-style conversations on Social Media for our clients and friends in the Jefferson City area. We create and manage communications tools across web and print for clients in business, politics, and government. I am also a triple-certified Social Media Strategist…which is what is says on the paperwork, I prefer to think of myself as an asset and educator helping folks and businesses navigate the new-to-them waters of Social Media.

What do you do for fun?

Spend time with my wife and our Welsh Corgi, Taffy. The usual guy sports. I also enjoy red dirt country music concerts.

I would characterize my relationship with technology as:

Informed. I really dig learning about new things but I sadly don’t apply everything I learn about to my own world. I really need to make the commitment to Google apps but time, Microsoft and reluctance keep me from doing it.

Smart or dumb phone? What kind? If smart, what are the three apps you use most?

Smart. I am a Man of Blackberry…despite many frustrations. I stay connected to the world through UberSocial, manage client and personal accounts through HootSuite, and my fun app is Flixster for peer reviews and date night choices.

Mac or PC or Other?

I am a PC guy in a Mac world. Most of my staff and contractors are Mac but I’ve never made the jump. I guess I just like viruses.

I use Twitter for:

learning and sharing with a dash of promoting.

I use Facebook for:

keeping up with friends for personal use and sharing tips, articles, and achievements of my business on The Rocket Group page. There are a lot of Taffy pics on my profile too.

Do you read any blogs? What are three of your favorites?

I read or scan 30+ a day but Mashable is every Social Media person’s go-to but there are more specialized ones I read as well, I also enjoy Logo of the day for graphic inspiration. My favorite fun time-suck blog is Warming Glow.

Go-to menu item and restaurant in CoMo?

Steak Sandwich at Murry’s. Need to make a trip there now…this is the second time this week I have talked about it!

Complete this sentence: Archers of Loaf is:

something I had to Google. I feel old.

Friends are visiting from out-of-town. You’re for-sure taking them to:

Paddy Malone’s in #JCMO. Eyes get big when they read about the Yogi burger. Also, beer.

My second-favorite city/town/hamlet/state/country/province in the world is:

Austin, Texas. What a cool place for a guy who still wants to be a cowboy and has a background in government.

Thanks Gus!

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