What’s up everyone, today on the show we are joined by another local favorite marketer, Manuel Bárcenas. In 2018, Manuela was marketing hire #1 at Fellow.app one of the hottest startups in Ottawa. She’s been living the startup marketing life for nearly 3 years. At Fellow, she helped launch the successful Supermanagers podcast, she runs a huge newsletter (Manager TLDR newsletter) and self taught Hubspot and Google Analytics and much more.
A global distributed workforce means access to untapped talent but it also means time zone and synchronous meeting challenges. The solution isn’t less meetings or hybrid meetings. It’s asynchronous communication. We’re going to cover what it means to have the autonomy to say: “I’ll get to that on my own time”.
In this episode, we’re going to give you tips on how to be super productive without working long hours. We’ll cover strategies to fit healthy habits in your routine and help you find ways to shut down and focus on yourself, your family and friends.
Following everything an influencer says is the new smoking. It’s not good for your health. You absolutely should follow smart people on the internet — it’s a great way to learn more about the industry and gain perspective on trends. However, you shouldn’t blindly follow them or trust everything they say.
Erin Blaskie is Ottawa’s best known brand marketer. She’s spent 12+ years running her own marketing agency but she’s also spent 5+ years in-house leading marketing. She’s uniquely positioned to give you insights on the good and the ugly of both sides of startup marketing.
It’s totally absurd, but for perspective I often imagine my ancestors living 20,000 years hauling home some berries or a wild boar. They literally risked their lives to gather food. Now your ability to provide for yourself and your family consists of clicking buttons on the Internet.
We need to seek more opportunities to get away from our screens and skillfully practice our craft. Handwriting is the perfect way to become a better digital marketer.
Don’t let your tools control you; use your tools with care, deliberate intent, and purpose. It seems counterintuitive but by having a computer sign in sheet, you can improve your productivity and break cycles of unproductive distracted web surfing.