In the last 2 years, COVID restrictions and lack of in-person interaction made us all pivot to a virtual, digital-first world. While Digital-first has been the way of scaling revenues and customer loyalty for B2C startups, it is now requiring B2B startups to pivot as well, and they are still having a hard time!
Key Things to Consider When Making Your First Marketing Hire
Are you ready to hire your first marketer? Debating on if you need a strategist, tactical ninja, someone skilled more in content or product marketing or ads or all of the above? How do you make sure your first marketing hire is set up for success?
Current conditions are forcing us to sprint to the intersection of thoughtfulness and decisiveness. We are balancing the natural tension of moving quickly while maintaining an honest and transparent tone with our community. Brene Brown recently sat down to share her stories of resilience and to help us understand how we can lead with transparency and courage amid these uncertain times.
Building Slack: Lessons from Cofounder Cal Henderson
Over the last seven years, Slack has dominated the productivity and communications space. Initially starting off as a tool for startups and small teams, the company quickly scaled its capabilities to serve large, distributed teams. Recently Cal Henderson, Co-Founder and CTO of Slack, sat down to share the original vision, category creation tips and provide a glimpse of what it was like in the first 100 days of shaping Slack. Learn more.
Navigating The Investment Landscape Through Crisis
COVID-19 has been an unprecedented time for our friends, family, employees and businesses. Even though the government passed a $2 trillion stimulus package to assist millions of Americans and companies through this crisis, the challenge remains navigating the current landscape. I sat down with Amit Garg, Managing Partner and Co-founder of Tau Ventures to get a perspective on the current investment landscape and advice for startups on managing through the current crisis. Learn more.
With COVID-19 uncertainty, things are changing fast and we are forced to adapt. Businesses, employees, family and friends - are all figuring out new ways of operating. Thus it's time to pivot to lead with empathy, kindness and compassion and stop cluttering inboxes with promotional marketing campaigns.
A few years ago, I attended an event in which Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines described how the company leveraged innovation and leadership to emerge as an industry leader. Learn more about key leadership skills that transformed Delta.
Most companies when they think of a brand they think of a look, logo, image, icon or a name. But brand is so much more than that. As companies think about growth, it is important to have a strong brand that resonates with which customers, community, employees and stakeholders.