…our e-commerce offering and continuing to lead the market with the very best content and editorial. The board and I absolutely believe that Ben Clymer, Hodinkee’s Founder, is the very best person in the world to lead us through this, and I’m incredibly proud and excited to announce that he’ll be stepping back into the CEO role this spring. I’ll continue to support him as a product advisor, board member, and collector.
…s grandson — who loves a good tagline, but also appreciates the beauty of a well-built spreadsheet. The future is a diverse and modern marketing team, made up of the clever analytical marketer who uses big data to make smarter decisions, the public relations expert who finds ways to help the brand tell great stories, the social media guru who knows how to stay on top of the latest channels and engage directly with consumers, and, yes, the artist/storyteller who can move people to tears. Marketing is back. Aspiring startup engineers take heed: Marry a marketer.
…d we didn’t yet have the right solution to the big question of driving payment for quality content. We had started scaling up the teams to sell and support products that were, at best, incremental improvements on the ad-driven publishing model, not the transformative model we were aiming for.
…ily. Like most working parents, I’ve outsourced the simple things: groceries, laundry and carpools. I’m increasingly faced with the reality that I can’t outsource what’s most precious: time. Life moves fast and I want to enjoy the time with my children before it’s too late. There’s a weird…