Travis Bernard

Travis Bernard

Travis Bernard is a specialist in social media strategy and analytics. In 2014, he joined the TechCrunch team as the Senior Social Media Manager.

Travis has spent most of his career working for advertising agencies, but in 2013 he joined AOL as a member of the Audience Development team within AOL Analytics. For over a year, Travis helped AOL's editorial sites use social media to increase traffic and build brands through a data-driven approach.

Travis is originally from Maryland, and he attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

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  • Snapchat’s Pricey Ads Could Be Too Pricey

    Snapchat’s Pricey Ads Could Be Too Pricey

    AdWeek recently reported that Snapchat is asking brands for $750,000 per day to run its new “my story” ads. Some would argue that Snapchat’s unique ad format, engagement tactics, demographics and immediacy make for an interesting experimental advertising opportunity. Others say that $750,000 is a lot to spend for an advertising experiment that has limited analytics, no… Read More

  • 13 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    13 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    So far, 2015 has given us one monster of a week in the tech world. Most of our staff has been in the middle of CES 2015 covering some of the best – and not so great – startups and hardware the market has to offer. But that doesn’t mean the news cycle stops turning. We give you our best stories of the week (1/3-1/9). 1. The winner of the CES Hardware Battlefield is Voltera… Read More

  • 13 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    13 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    From Anonymous leaking account information to rumors of Microsoft building a new browser, here are the top stories from 12/27-1/2. 1. Following through on threats of a Christmas hack, a Twitter account claiming affiliation with Anonymous released a list of usernames and passwords for 13,000 accounts on Amazon, PlayStation, XBox Live, Hulu Plus, Walmart and other retail and entertainment… Read More

  • 13 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    13 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    From Xbox Live being down on Christmas to the worst tech stocks of the year, here are the top stories from 12/20-12/26. 1. Gamers who received new consoles for Christmas found themselves unable to connect and play with friends. On what might be the biggest gaming day of the year, a hacker group called Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for taking down both Xbox Live and PlayStation… Read More

  • 11 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    11 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    From the Sony hack coverage to Instagram being valued at $35 billion, here are the top stories from 12/13-12/19. 1. Sony was hacked. Sony cancels the theatrical release of The Interview after threats from hackers. The FBI blames North Korea for the hack. Obama says Sony made a mistake in canceling the release of The Interview (and calls James Franco, James Flacco). Sony’s CEO responds… Read More

  • Why Are My Facebook Page’s Posts Getting Bundled Together?

    Why Are My Facebook Page’s Posts Getting Bundled Together?

    It’s your fault. You’ve “liked” too many pages, and now Facebook has to do something about it. Sure you might be following 50+ pages on Facebook, but do you really interact with all of them? You don’t. And Facebook knows it. Read More

  • 11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    From egg freezing to Apple’s iPad and iMac debut event in Cupertino, here are the top stories from 10/11 to 10/17. 1. Edward Snowden conducted a remote interview as part of the New Yorker Festival, where he was asked a couple of variants on the question of what we can do to protect our privacy. He explained that in addition to seeking out encryption tools, people who care about… Read More

  • 11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    Here are the top TechCrunch articles from the past week (10/4-10/10). 1. Tesla unveiled its latest “Dual Motor” car in a series of 3 models based on the company’s Model S: the 60D, 85D, and highest-end P85D. The stunning all-wheel drive car can drive and park itself. We also gave you rundown of how the company got to where it is now, with “A Brief History Of… Read More

  • Go To TechCrunch Disrupt Europe: London For Free #TCDisrupt

    Go To TechCrunch Disrupt Europe: London For Free #TCDisrupt

    TechCrunch Disrupt is coming to London this October, and to celebrate we’re giving away a free pair of tickets to the main event. All you have to do is fill out the entry form and come up with the best caption for this photo of Kyle wearing Google Glass. We’ll select the winning entry, and the winner will be notified by email. About TechCrunch Disrupt: Disrupt is one of the… Read More

  • 11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    From #BendGate and Beats Music to South Park, here are the top stories from 9/20 to 9/26: 1. #BendGate dominated the tech headlines this week. For those unfamiliar with the “saga,” several reports suggested that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will bend when left in a pocket for a prolonged period of time. The iPhone 6 Plus in particular garnered the most attention. The iPhone 6 and 6… Read More

  • Here Are Clips From The First SiriusXM TechCrunch Radio Show

    Here Are Clips From The First SiriusXM TechCrunch Radio Show

    On Tuesday we launched our SiriusXM radio show, TechCrunch Radio, from Disrupt SF. Jordan Crook and John Biggs discussed the Apple Watch and did a startup pitch-off. Here are a few audio clips. Catch next week’s show on the Indie 103 channel, airing Tuesday September 16 at 6 p.m. ET. The show also replays Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET, Fridays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 9 p.m. ET. Read More

  • 11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    It’s been an exciting week for us here at TechCrunch with the Hackathon, Disrupt SF and Apple’s product launch all taking place within a few days. Here are 11 of our best stories from the past week (9/6-9/12). 1. Apple had a number of new product releases this week. We introduced you to the Apple Watch, the company’s highly anticipated first foray into the world of… Read More

  • 11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    On the eve of Disrupt, we reflect on the top stories from 8/30-9/5. Here are the 11 best stories from the past week. We announced the full agenda for Disrupt SF. We also put together a massive gallery of speakers attending the event. We’re kicking off Disrupt with the Hackathon on Saturday. A bunch of celebrity nude pictures (including Jennifer Lawrence) surfaced this week after… Read More

  • Attend TechCrunch Disrupt For Free #TCDisrupt

    Attend TechCrunch Disrupt For Free #TCDisrupt

    Haven’t been picked for our giveaway contest yet? Don’t fret, dear reader. We’re giving away yet another ticket to Disrupt. This contest starts now and ends in one hour at 4 PM Pacific. All you have to do is enter to win. You can earn extra entries to the contest by sharing the giveaway link with friends and following our social accounts. Details about Disrupt San… Read More

  • Go To TechCrunch Disrupt For Free #TCDisrupt

    Go To TechCrunch Disrupt For Free #TCDisrupt

    Every day this week we are giving away a ticket to Disrupt San Francisco. We’ll announce the giveaways in various locations, so make sure you follow our social accounts for tips. You can earn extra entries to the contest by sharing the giveaway link with friends and following our social accounts. Today’s contest ends on 9/3 at noon PST (24 hours from now), but we’ll… Read More

  • 11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    Before we take off for the long weekend, check out the best stories from the past week (8/23-8/29). After months of rumors suggesting that Google was prepped to snatch up Twitch, Amazon ended up dropping the money to make this deal happen. Alex Wilhelm originally reported the news for TechCrunch, but Kyle Russell offered some critical analysis about how Amazon’s acquisition is too big… Read More

  • Flash Giveaway: Win A Free Ticket To #TCDisrupt

    Flash Giveaway: Win A Free Ticket To #TCDisrupt

    Yes, you heard that right. Enter to win a free ticket to Disrupt. We’ve decided to do something a little crazy this year for the ticket giveaways. We’re giving away tickets…lots of tickets. Almost every day from now until Disrupt we will be giving away tickets to our Disrupt event in San Francisco. Here’s the catch: there’s a short time window to enter each day. Read More

  • 11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    From the ice bucket challenge to a nuclear fusion startup, here are our best stories from the week of 8/9 to 8/15. The ALS ice bucket challenge has swept the nation, and this week several of the top dogs in tech decided to participate. We have Mark Zuckerberg, Satya Nadella, Phil Schiller, Tim Cook, and Bill Gates. Gates wins for the award for the most elaborate setup. The ALS Association… Read More

  • 11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want to Miss This Week (8/8)

    11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want to Miss This Week (8/8)

    Here’s a recap of some of our top stories from 8/2 to 8/8. The public has scrutinized the success of standalone apps like Facebook Slingshot, Twitter Music, and Instagram Bolt, but most people don’t realize that these apps are supposed to fail most of the time. Josh Constine argues that, “when there’s massive upside, and little downside, standalone apps can be a… Read More

  • 11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week (8/1)

    11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week (8/1)

    There were a ton of amazing stories on TechCrunch from 7/26 to 8/1, but here are the 11 best. Matt Burns wrote a piece about Xiaomi being in copycat mode. If Xiaomi is to expand outside of China, it must stop ripping off other products. Outrage hit the web when everyone found out about Facebook’s plan to no longer allow messaging in its main iPhone and Android apps. Users are… Read More