Increasing User Engagement in Emails
estromberg: For any consumer application, email is an important tool to drive engagement. Last year, Fred Wilson went as far as calling it “Social Media’s Secret Weapon.” After optimizing the Hunch weekly recommendation emails for a few months last summer, I thought it might be useful to share some of the key lessons we learned to increase user engagement in emails and acquire new subscribers. ...
Morgan Missen: What I'm Reading: Startup Hiring &... →
morganmissen: Appropriating Alex’s coffee breaks, here’s a gingerly curated list of old & new engineering talent acquisition articles I’ve read lately.* *Reblogs are not endorsements, and there are lots of contradictory sentiments within. Focus on building 10x teams, not on hiring 10x…
Influencers... A Sam Pepper Case Study
As Jeff Bullas (@jeffbullas) puts it, “there’s a lot of hype around influence.” And with good reason, I’d say. You may have seen the short documentary “INFLUENCERS,” for example, which “explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends and creativity become contagious today in music, fashion and entertainment.” INFLUENCERS TRAILER from...
How to Kick Butt in 2012. (Bruce Lee Style)
When I was in high school I used to write 10 goals on a piece of paper at the beginning of each semester. I would then put them on a prominent spot of the wall in my room, so that I would be reminded daily of what I wished to achieve. I limited them to 10 goals, because it would help me to focus on the things that were most important, and would also increase the likelihood that I would achieve...
A Location-Based Dilemma
The other day I stumbled upon a post by Naveen Selvadurai of foursquare entitled “being in the right place at the right time.” It inspired me to write, as it helped me to connect my professional interests and my musings on the relationship between location and “destiny.” Here’s a quote from Naveen’s post: “No matter whether you believe in fate or free will, they both affect many paths in life:...
Why I am Learning to Program
After studying international development in Latin America, undergoing a number of various corporate experiences and graduating from college, I have officially launched myself into the NYC tech startup scene. Thanks to my dear friend John Exley(@johnexley), a fellow startup geek and Hashable (@hashable) intern, I am now working at YouNow (@younow), a new social platform for user-generated live...