Travis Bernard

Travis Bernard

Director of Audience Development

Travis Bernard is the Director of Audience Development at TechCrunch. He specializes in audience development, web analytics, social media strategy, social media analytics, social media advertising, brand marketing, and business development. In 2014 he joined the TechCrunch team as a Senior Manager tasked with leading social media strategy and audience development efforts. By early 2016, he was promoted to Director of Audience Development for TechCrunch. Travis now leads audience development, analytics, and subscriptions for TechCrunch.

Travis has spent most of his career working for advertising and marketing 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 and a data-driven strategy to increase website traffic and grow audience reach.

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

The Latest from Travis Bernard

The biggest problem with Snapchat’s geofilter product

Snapchat’s current geofilter product is a nightmare for event managers, brands, and any commercial business because anyone can coat-tail or hijack the space. Let’s say you’re holding a p

Full coverage from Disrupt SF 2016

Exclusive: Deleted scenes from HBO’s Silicon Valley 

Before Mike Judge took the stage at Disrupt SF today, the crowd was treated with 4 minutes of deleted scenes from the most recent season of HBO’s Silicon Valley. There are some fun extra cuts 

How to watch Disrupt SF 2016

Everyone has a different preference for how to watch Disrupt, so we're giving you tons of options. Here's what's on deck for the show.

The Fluance RT81 is a high quality entry-level turntable at a bargain price

The RT81 is a higher end, entry-level turntable. It will cost you a little bit more than some of the $100 plastic entry-level turntables out there, but it's much higher quality both in terms of appear

Watch our short video recaps of Disrupt NY 2016

Disrupt NY 2016 has come to an end, and our video team put together three short videos that summarize each day of the event.

TechCrunch Disrupt NY will be the first major media conference to stream on Facebook Live in full

We're excited to announce that we're using Facebook Live to make Disrupt NY the first major media conference live streamed in its entirety — with TV-quality production — on Facebook. Delivering a

Buy a Disrupt NY ticket, get a free Amazon Echo

Disrupt NY is right around the corner, and to build excitement for the event we're giving away some swag. Starting today, the first 30 people that buy tickets for Disrupt NY will receive a free Amazon

TechCrunch launches a personalized news recommendations bot on Facebook Messenger

We're excited to announce the launch of the first cross-platform and personalized news recommendations bot on Facebook Messenger. The bot is part of Facebook's "Agents for Messenger" program revealed

11 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

This week, Tesla unveiled a brand new model, Oculus Rift shipped, Snapchat saw a major upgrade and the Apple vs. FBI case came to a close. These are this week's top tech stories you don't want to miss

13 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

It was a busy week filled with tall things Apple, GCP NEXT, and Y Combinator Winter Demo Day. Next week we'll have coverage of Microsoft Build, Tesla's unveiling, and more. Until then, here are the to

Trax & Wax is a vinyl subscription service for those craving that fresh, underground dance sound

Launched this week, London-based startup Trax & Wax is the first vinyl subscription service focused on sub-genres within dance music. It works with the most prominent distributors of dance music i

11 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

From self-tying shoes and an algorithmic feed on Instagram to Playstation VR and Spoonrocket shutting down, here are eleven stories you don't want to miss this week.

Check out the new AI-powered TechCrunch news bot on Telegram messenger

We're excited to announce the launch of our first artificial intelligence-powered news bot on the encrypted messaging platform Telegram. We teamed up with Chatfuel to build the bot, and after a month

Crosley’s First Direct Drive Turntable Doesn’t Disappoint

The Crosley C200 is a great turntable, and I highly recommend checking it out it if you are in the market for a new record player. The design is great, the price is fair, it's easy to set up, and it s

Here’s What It’s Like To Set Up An On-Demand Geofilter On Snapchat

Yesterday Snapchat opened up a new revenue stream in the form of on-demand geofilters. The new on-demand geofilters let anyone pay Snapchat to create and distribute a custom filter in a specific area

The Return Of Technics Is Symbolic, But Will Anyone Actually Buy Them?

The Technics SL-1200 turntable might be the most important piece of DJ equipment ever created. Hip-hop and modern dance music wouldn't exist if it weren't for this iconic device. Although the origi

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