Still recovering from #eurobike, I started penning this week's update on the night train back home this morning. This was my third time at the show and easily the most effective, exciting and rewarding one to date! If you haven't made it out to Friedrichshafen before, do it. If even, just for the beautiful riding there! Here's what caught my eye this past week:
Biggest highlight this week was Eurobike. I was 90% booked during the show doing PR for Wahoo Fitness, Zwift, Pure Fix & Recon. I also had a number of meetings with exhibitors re: opportunities for http://ignitiondg.com as well as several catch-ups about a new projects for the fall and 2016. Oh, and riding bikes...
Despite the crammed agenda, I still made time join Rapha's evening rides + Vpace's on Friday. I shared my highlights on instagram. Great photos & analytics from the entire show can be found here: http://eventhashtag.com/eurobike
In sharing a fundamental skill, so much a part of the Dutch identity, Mama Agatha connects to women from around the world, helping them to gain a new kind of freedom within their adopted society. Awesome : )
Bending the bike category a bit here ; ) But this review by professional photographer Camille McMillan about covering one of the most grueling endurance events in the world is too good not to share!
During Eurobike I had the chance to catch up some new clients: the awesome team at Veloyo. This growing startup from Hamburg is expanding across Europe to offer bike mechanic services at your door step. Follow them: https://twitter.com/veloyo
Celebrating 5yrs of Startup Weekend Utrecht, This event is about the first 24 hours of launching your startup. Come out Saturday, October 3 to see Quentin present about early growth hacking and me about some stepping up your sales!
I started using last.fm in August 2009 and never stopped. Recently Spotify opened up their API & Last.fm launched a beta revamp. I think this integration is awesome & have been unearthing some really old tracks! Listen to the playlist as it grows here: http://spoti.fi/1JF9yDQ Check out my last.fm profile here: http://www.last.fm/de/user/twotone666
I'm doing a workshop Monday, September 14 with the City Director, Amsterdam, at Travelbird, Tobias de Wolff & Jorge Soto co-founder of Dashtab & former Head of Inside Sales at Mopub (Acquired by Twitter for $360m). TravelBird is one of the fastest growing travel companies in Euroe and last year, Jorge was named one of the top 40 social selling experts by InsideSales.com. We'll be covering: - How to discover your ideal customer profile - Fundamentals of outbound messaging and cadence - High-Level strategies on sales campaigns - Uncover the latest technology in the sales stack - Learn how to hire the best sales talent
I recently re-read & re-shared Mailchimp's piece re: subject lines from 2013: http://bit.ly/Subject-Line-Data–Choose-Your-Words-Wisely & came across this gem. (the map is amazing) I often use emoji in sales emails. What do you think? Pro or no?
Geoffrey James (remember him from my last issue?) puts out some good stuff. This PDF explains how to write a first-time e-mail to somebody you don’t know or don’t know very well, such as a potential customer, a potential employer, or a business contact who knows somebody you’d like to reach. #gold
No question, GIFs are one of the raddest things about the internet. Now you can communicate as a GIF artist. Thank me later ; )