By popular demand (no one has told me to eff off yet), I am back with another monthly update for you – a recap from our little slice of the interwebs.
Seriously though, your feedback was tremendous, and I am super stoked for the opportunity to share some of our community’s best wins and nuggets over the past handful of weeks.
If you haven’t logged on lately, we’ve always got some great convos going and exciting AMAs lined up. You don’t want to sleep on the chance to speak to some of today’s great innovators and thought leaders like Wade Foster, CEO of Zapier, and best-selling author James Altucher. Up next we have:
Martin Macdonald – Orbitz SEO Manager | Feb 23rd 1PM EST Unnamed – Blackhat Marketer, Google havoc-creator | Mar 15th 1PM EST Sam Mallikarjuna – Corporate Strategy at HubSpot | Mar 29th 1PM EST
Last newsletter, we spoke about our directory for press opportunities and guest blog networking. We created a channel for it, and put together a list of opportunities for both writers and sites. Join us.
As it turned out, there is a parallel effort underway (led by the honorable @scott) to put together a comprehensive directory of our members and all of their abilities.
If you’re like me, and bounce between the coffee shop and home office, you won’t take for granted the opportunity to tap one of these folks on the shoulder with your Adwords, CRO, sales funnel, etc. questions.
Ping @scott to get added, and view the directory.
So, when Zapier CEO Wade Foster took the time to hold an AMA with the OG group, he referenced something really huge and cool that was on the verge of being announced.
Holy Moly Guacamole, was he right about that. All the cool kids are creating Multi-Step zaps.
Not only has it dominated #hangout, but it’s drawn posts already from plenty of Zapier-integrated products we love, like Trello and Typeform. Learn more here.
Got any cool ones set up? We’d love to hear about them! Send them our way, and we will share ‘em up.
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@caleb’s team put together Web Style Grabber that puts together a stylesheet of any website you want, and tells you what fonts and colors it’s using.
@jackbwheeler is about to launch dscout Sprint, a tool that helps you crowdsource your product testing, and receive video recorded feedback.
@kirillchekanov is building Chill, a fast way to communicate without text or voice. Possibly the future of digital communication.
@claresivits launched our Shout Out to Stouts campaign with a badge on Untappd.com, which is like Foursquare for beer. Pretty excited to see where this goes.
@markus.schwed launched an employee mood-tracking service called CompanyMood.
@martini launched a new version of Smartcasual, a way to meet the talent behind the world’s greatest companies.
@mlanghoff: his ESP hiccuped this week and sent 131k records the same email event invite 11-16 times within 30 minutes. He wrote an email apology Haiku, and received 665 positive personal responses and generated a 20% increase in event registration!
Martin Macdonald – Head of SEO for Orbitz | Feb 23rd 1PM EST
Not to be Named – Blackhat Marketer, Google havoc-creator | Mar 15th
Sam Mallikarjuna – Corporate Strategy at HubSpot | Mar 29th 1PM EST
James Altucher – Hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, bestselling author | TBA
And as always, big ups to @david for setting up some epic AMAs.
Have you checked out the new jobs board yet? It’s still young, but we’ve got a lot of eyeballs, and some great positions being added soon. Where to find it you ask? Here of course.
Thanks again to those members who are always kind enough to offer up their support and advice in Slack. We wouldn’t be here without you guys, so feel free to reach out for a chance to be in our next newsletter, or to find out how you can be more involved in OG projects and initiatives.