🐝 🍁 'bee' + 'leaf'
Get it? ok, ok, I'll stop. ; )
So what's Kolektif?
It is the successor the The Berliner Fahrradschau. (I first wrote about it back in January when it was announced)
Well, I made a quick trip out to Berlin Friday for the opening night of the show. I arrived in the morning and got a nice ride in with my friend Stefan Haehnel, visited Cicli Bonanno then headed into the show.
Tomorrow Stefano of the Broom Wagon podcast will share my initial impressions. In short, I felt great about the show. I was mega impressed with that Ingo & the Rad Race team pulled together so quickly + seeing so many cool companies believe in this initiative and come together to keep the spirit of their favorite bike show going was inspiring!
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Comment: The role of influencers & brand reps in the bike industry
My friend Paul Errington provides his take on the phenomenon of influencers and brand representatives in the cycling industry with this article. One excerpt:
"Promoting products to your social following as a source of income means you have to do it frequently, so in doing so each post become less and less organic."
Paul nails it. Especially the bit at the end emphasising offline engagement.
Lookout for some news from Paul soon!
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