326. Calling all marketers 📞
Kicking off a new interview series. Who should I talk to?
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One of the things I most appreciate about the community of folks who read this newsletter is how great you all are to give me feedback and ideas for what you’d like to read about next. That’s where this new interview series came from (see below). So while I’m on the topic of feedback, I thought I’d also ask: If I’m sharing interviews on this newsletter, when would you like to receive them? How frequently? What day of the week is best? Feel free to drop me a note to let me know your preference.
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I’m kicking off a new interview series. Who should I talk to?
I can’t help myself. I see an interview on any of my favorite newsletters, and I must click. It’s just too compelling and special to get a view into how someone else sees the world, how they work, how they market.
Seems like the same was true for many of you. “Interview series” was one of the most-requested types of content for this newsletter when I asked in my annual survey in January.
Well, I’m getting around to it (finally).
I’m kicking off a new interview series where I’ll ask super cool marketers a handful of questions to get to know them better, to go inside their day-to-day work, and to gain some inspiration and ideas on how to do startup marketing and brand-building better.
Next step: I’m making a list of super cool marketers.
Do you know some? (I’m sure you do.)
Are you one? (I’m sure you are.)
It’d be amazing to get your input: Who would you like me to interview? Who do you want to hear from?
Click the big button below to leave a comment on this newsletter with a name or two or three …
… or drop me an email. You can reply to this newsletter, or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have a few goals with this interview series:
Elevating voices and perspectives that are different from my own
Giving a platform to amazing marketers who are doing awesome work
Learning about brand-building, PLG, startup marketing, etc. at companies I admire
The first interviews will happen later this summer (or winter, if you’re reading this in the Southern Hemisphere). They’ll be text Q&As, no podcasts — yet. I’m refining the list of questions, making the list for the first cohort of interviewees, and still generally getting my act together. Your input would be really helpful!
And of course I’ll be “standing on the shoulders of giants,” as it were, since so many of my favorite newsletters and websites have amazing interview series that I love. Check some of them out below if you haven’t heard of them yet.
Inspiration. Here are some of my very favorite interview series:
Example: Calendly CEO Tope Awotona
How Amazon achieves its operational excellence (and you can too)
About this newsletter …
Hi, I’m Kevan, a marketing exec based in Boise, Idaho, who specializes in startup marketing and brand-building. I currently lead the marketing team at Oyster (we’re hiring!). I previously built brands at Buffer, Vox, and Polly. Each week, I share playbooks, case studies, stories, and links from inside the startup marketing world. Not yet subscribed? No worries. You can check out the archive, or sign up below:
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