Behind the Hustle: Trevor Lynn (@trevorhlynn)
Trevor Lynn is the Chief Marketing Officer for Social Tables. As a hospitality technology and marketing expert, he helps guide professionals on their journey to embrace new tools and strategies.
His expertise in technology comes from a background working with various early stage technology companies. As the CMO for Social Tables, he focuses on growing the hospitality community via original content, free technology consultations, and education at industry events.
A firm believer in the mantra “Create Marketing people love”, Trevor’s presentations focus on cutting edge Sales and Marketing tactics, strategies and technology that can help make hospitality teams become Marketing centric organizations.
“hi, my names is…”
The world knows me as (name): Trevor Lynn
I’ve also been known to respond to the names: no nicknames for me 🙁
I am wicked good at (brag!): Triaging email. I end my day with inbox zero 360 days a year
Least favorite house chore: Making the bed! I never do it 🙂
My go-to guilty pleasure food is: I inhale key lime pie like you wouldn’t believe
Favorite App: Dark Sky. Nothing better than staying dry.
Favorite quote: What got you here won’t get you there.
Job Title: Chief Marketing Officer
Professional Superpower: Getting things done. At ST we have a GTD award which I won!
My primary role in the events industry is: empowering event professionals to excel in their careers by providing industry leading educational resources.
Years in the events industry: 3
To me, being an event hustler means: An event hustler is the person everyone knows, respects and admires. They help create unforgettable experiences and always have a smile on their face when they’re doing it.
The top 2 most surprising things I’ve learned about the events industry since starting are: It’s a massive industry – $500b+! Learning that large conferences plan events 5+ years in advance blew my mind.
How did you get your start in the events industry? Our CEO introduced me to the events world in 2013 and I’ve loved it ever since. Now ST throws our own customer events which is adding to my level of love for our industry!
My biggest event industry pet peeve is: My biggest pet peeve is mainly the outside perspective that event planners just pick a venue and pick some food. Everyone thinks planning events is “easy” but it’s one of the most complicated jobs in the world.
“No such thing as TMI”
One thing that would really surprise people to learn about me is: I grew up on a farm in Ohio and spent my summers bailing hay!
You can only keep 2 albums in your entire music collection -those albums would be: The first ‘Now That’s What I Call Music!’ CD because I’ll need it to help my kids understand my childhood and ‘The Definitive Collection of the Temptations’ because it’s timeless!
10yr old me thought I’d grow up to be: A trashman! I thought riding on the outside of a truck was SO cool.
Text or phone call?: Both at the same time. I love how fast people can communicate today. I’ll have a text, email and chat conversation going with the same person, on 3 different topics.
Android or iphone?: iPhone!
Toilet paper roll – Over or under?: Over. I’m pretty sure under is illegal in every country except Australia.
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