I am working very hard on my first venture but don't have marketing experience. I would love to have someone who I could speak to about some of the details or ideas I have about marketing strategy and see if its way off. What is the best way to find and get a marketing mentor?
Happy to help if I can, Ive been in the user acquisition/marketing space for about 10 years.
Hi Chi Chi, so, you want to talk to experts, but you don't want to pay.
The easiest way is to call Google, Microsoft, etc.
Their ad teams can show you the latest and the best practices. Chances are you are using their ad networks anyway, and so is any other experienced digital marketer, so just head straight to the native experts.
It's all free, and they usually have a phone number to call - Facebook doesn't. If you are not getting the answers you want, hang up, and call again for a different rep.
I am kind of looking for the same thing. I connecting with Seth Through Indemandcareer.com and It was VERY valuable. It is surprising how much you can learn from someone with experience.
Feel free to contact me and I can see if I can help.
You should first and foremost know your market and all aspects of your demographics. Look at what your unique value proposition is (why you are the latest/greatest), and read! There are a zillion great books on marketing, check Amazon for starters, or google. Marketing is a time consuming part of all business, and unless you have a friend or associate you know through networking groups, I don't think it's likely someone will "volunteer" to provide you with the experienced knowledge from working with an established marketing company. Join the marketing groups on linkedIn which are appropriate to your business, and possibly someone there can help too. Good luck!
Hi Chi Chi, as a startup founder, things can get a little lonely at the top. If you just want to bounce off some ideas to seek advice, I don't mind helping you out informally if there's no conflict of interest. I advice on marketing strategy. You can write to me on cofounderslab.
Clarify.com is a site with 'experts'. I am a part of it if you are interested: https://clarity.fm/karenbarranco
Branding and Identity is my thing.
Try joining the Chartered Institute of Marketing: www.cim.co.uk
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