If you have been following the Imprimatur BMX podcast, there’s a chance you might have listened to the Trey Jones interview, that lead to another interview with Ryan Fudger from Our BMX where they got into how the way media works in BMX with a lot of emphasis on the advertiser versus non-advertiser content and how it should be handled. Those conversations got Brant Moore curious about kind of the history of BMX media and how it has changed, where it’s going and how to find a balance that allows media companies to exist or add value when we’re in a time when brands are less reliant on it because they have their own outlets with big follower bases. Brant asked me to do a live stream with him to get my perspective and some of the insights I’ve learned over the years with my time working with other media channels like DIG and Ride, to the transitions I’ve made with BMX Union in the last 12 years. This is kind of a big picture, long history kind of look at things with a few ideas for solutions and how to transition with the future. Above is the video, then I have embedded the podcasts that Imprimatur did with Trey and Fudger. I try to stay away from content based around me or my opinions, especially things that were spurred more on a drama / beef kind of topic, so this isn’t something you’ll see too often, haha.
“Talking BMX Media with the man behind BMX Union!
We cover some of the history of BMX media and BMX Union, as well as how things have changed in regards to sponsorship in BMX media throughout the years. We also talk about some possible solutions for the problems BMX media may face in the coming years and how Youtube is a huge factor in all of this.
Shout out and big thanks to Kurt for joining!” – Brant Moore
“In this edition of the ImprimaturBMX Podcast Mike Hinkens caught up with pro-rider and Swampfest organizer, Trey Jones. They dove deep and discussed: growing up and changing in BMX, the drug free/straight edge lifestyle, the multitudes of local BMX “bubbles” that often divide us, what Swampfest is all about, The Olympics and the soul of BMX, the problem with BMX news versus BMX media, and much more.” – Imprimatur BMX
“In this edition of the ImprimaturBMX Podcast Mike Hinkens brings back Ryan Fudger (formerly of RideBMX and now of OurBMX.com) to discuss both media outlets, specifically some of the issues raised about them in our recent podcast with Trey Jones.
In this episode, they address perception versus reality when it comes to running a BMX media outlet, the role of BMX media outlets in the BMX industry and culture, and even that pesky @ BMX instagram handle.” – Imprimatur BMX