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Meet Rob Blatt

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rob Blatt.

Rob, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
On the first day of junior high school, I was put in Mr. Smith’s Level 1A Spanish class. That was where I discovered I liked to make people laugh. My love of conjugating verbs? Not so much. Over the years, I pursued opportunities in theater and writing. In my early twenties, I put that comedy background to use as a content creator for Nickelodeon and other media outlets.

After moving to Los Angeles, I worked in TV and film. Along the way, I discovered opportunities in copywriting and educational video production. Today, that’s my jam. When an opportunity presents itself, I still like to find ways to inject humor into my work.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
When I started working as a creative and writer, I described myself as a “struggling writer.” But I had to learn how that kind of perspective can be limiting. It locked me into a permanent state of “struggle.” Now, I do my best to steer clear of those old mental habits and shift my point of view. I take action. Then there’s no struggle. There is doing. Also, I surround myself with family and friends who want the best for me and cheer me on. That’s important.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I’m a copywriter and digital video producer. I add personality and relatability to the marketing content I create for my clients. Oh, and I also write jingles. I am known for writing and producing comedy marketing videos like The Cozy Home Company’s Facebook video, “Cocktail Ice and Screentime.” I’m especially proud of my work writing and producing videos for the Natural History Museum of Utah’s “Research Quest” project. “Research Quest” is a series of engaging, tablet-based investigations for middle school students. Each investigation encourages students to discover their critical thinking skills as they examine mysterious dinosaur fossils and consider evidence about endangered species.

What were you like growing up?
I was a VERY responsible kid, but I also watched a lot of goofy comedy. Monty Python, Mel Brooks, Saturday Night Live, Eddie Murphy. I loved all that stuff. I played sports. Staying active was key for me. I also loved being on stage – singing, dancing and acting. It was as much for the camaraderie with my castmates as the experience of being on stage. I liked writing and performing comedy skits for my high school’s rock and roll revue. All in all, I think I was fun, funny and friendly.

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Emily Sandifer (Headshots)

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