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Drones and Digital Influence

with Dylan Gorman

Drones and Digital Influence

with Dylan Gorman

For Dylan Gorman, it all started with a childhood challenge from his father:

“I’m not buying you a gaming card, but I’ll buy what you need for you to build it yourself.”

The rest is history. Dylan commenced a full-throttle tech immersion, ultimately becoming a drone maestro and founder of Pilot Byte. But it wasn’t just what he could do with drones, or even for which clients. It was how he could talk about them that vaulted him to thought-leader status – just glance at his YouTube channel subscriber count.

But this episode goes far deeper than content creation. You’ll hear from a seasoned pro on failure, corporate experiences, bootstrapping a business, gap identification, marketing, influencers & authenticity, photogrammetry, and the future of drones.

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Episode Timeline

3:13
What sparked Dylan’s tech interest, how some fatherly incentivizing deepened it, and his first drone
7:17
How thousands of reps “on the sticks” led to notable projects in Florida, a foray into DroneDeploy and photogrammetry, and a jaw-dropping moment with executives
13:13
A whirlwind of business decisions & growth
16:58
Perspectives on the drone industry as a whole, and Dylan’s early pain points in commercial application
22:03
Identifying gaps, and mistakes that no longer need to happen
25:11
Dylan’s venture into YouTube, en route to 56,000 subscribers
30:57
Marketing, education, & engagement done the right way
34:49
Technological changes on the horizon in the drone industry
38:35
Identifying the right type of tool and workflow for the right project, and challenges facing companies just starting in drones
42:34
Industries & use cases that are adopting the most, and an impact of lawmakers
48:08
Starting small with new technologies, and the Assassin’s Creed video game
53:47
“Invest in yourself” being misunderstood and under-embraced
57:24
Is reality capture still niche?
1:01:00
Willingness to struggle
1:03:57
Anecdote-rich advice on content creation
1:10:05
Motives of influencers, and channeling authenticity
1:15:04
What’s on deck for Dylan, and advice for youth and drone newcomers
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Mentioned in this episode:

Dylan Gorman

Founder

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Dylan Gorman

Founder

Pilot Byte
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