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@osbennn

Marketing strategy consultant. Publishes on @thenextweb, @smexaminer, @sejournal, @HubSpot, @clickz. Tweets about content, social, startup ecosystems and media.

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Really interesting stuff, @EytanBuchman. What percentage of your new clients are D2C brands based in the West ordering small batches from manufacturers in the East? I might be reading too many…

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2 months ago

If you don't want to migrate your whole operation to a dedicated app, then this might do the trick for you well enough within gmail: https://www.boomeranggmail.com/l/follow-up-email-no-response.html

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2 months ago

Yeah, this is what my team uses for outreach, and we like it a lot.

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I'm a GIPHY Capture man, myself https://giphy.com/apps/giphycapture

I've heard good things about CloudApp as well https://www.getcloudapp.com/features/gif-creation

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I feel the need to disambiguate here.

  • There's Productivity in its true, perfect form. It's an elusive ideal to strive for, one that involves both quantity and quality – and aspects of quality that…

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Agree!

This bit resonates with me the most:

If TikTok is collecting more data than the App Store and Google Play rules allow, or if they were found to be using undocumented APIs to break…

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6 months ago

The beginnings of a "What is Trello?" blurb.

Ha! Yeah, I guess that when you can automate it, that's a good sign that it's already peaked.

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I did not realize that the "Alegria" illustration aesthetic was history! I'm still seeing it everywhere.

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My team started using Snap Camera on our Zoom calls, for some extra fun. It's a bit distracting, but for virtual happy hours, it hits the spot. Oh, and that's new, too – never did virtual happy hours…

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@hnshah recently did a survey on Zoom alternatives, and he included this interesting tidbit about rising demand for asynchronous video chat in his recap email…

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7 months ago

Basecamp has a cool approach to this. They allow you to download an html archive of your projects, so you can view the discussions offline, using your browser, as if you were still in Basecamp. Not…

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AndersPink is also great for aggregating the top tweets from your network. You can use it to create cool custom daily topic briefs.

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The ones that I actually use the most are private. You can create a variety of custom timeline / newsfeeds, according to publication type, niche expert curators, influencers / contributors / creators…

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Twitter lists all the way.

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Two key go-to-market tips that come to mind. One, build an exclusive pre-launch community of beta testers. And two, invest (with money ideally but not necessarily) in building buzz around your launch…

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I have not!

But I've been wondering about how long-term, loyal, paying users feel about all of the free access offers that SaaS companies are making. It's a great brand posturing move on the part of…

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