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Any number of companies and industries have been upended by the pandemic of the past two years, but few consumer sectors have been more radically reshaped than food delivery. At the outset of COVID, lockdowns and physical-distancing requirements gave the category an enormous boost, as delivery became a lifeline for the ailing restaurant industry. Two years later, food delivery has gone from a steadily-growing but still small piece of the restaurant (and grocery) business to a major growth driver, worth more than $150 billion globally and having doubled in the US. Whereas restaurants largely used to handle the limited delivery options that existed, these days a complex ecosystem of players is involved, led by delivery platforms such as DoorDash, GrubHub, PostMates, and Uber Eats, just to name the dominant ones in the US. The fact that the sector has largely remained unprofitable hasn't diminished the appetites of investors, especially as a new group of global quick-delivery or q-commerce players are raising the stakes, promising the arrival of groceries, restaurant food or virtually anything else in only 10 or 15 minutes. In this episode, McKinsey partners Vishwa Chandra and Victoria Lord, co-authors of a recent report on the food delivery sector, join us to discuss the rapidly evolving economics, the emerging battlegrounds, and new opportunities and challenges on the horizon. Read more > Listen to the podcast (duration: 35:25) >
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“The Bachelorette” is officially over, and this week Mike and Bryan talk to the man who received Michelle's first and last rose: Nayte! Mike and Nayte squash their Internet beef, and Nayte explains the evolution of his relationship with Michelle, when he knew he was falling in love, and what he loves most about his fiancée. Then, Nayte talks about his bromance with Rodney, his life-changing conversation with his stepdad, and future plans as a newly engaged man! Plus, Mike and Bryan talk falling in love with two people and more in this week's hot takes. Don't forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode. Thanks to our sponsor: Postmates: Download the Postmates app and use code TalkingItOut Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This week we are joined by consent educator and founder of Comprehensive Consent, Sarah Casper. Sarah shares how we can practice consent daily in our relationships, offers tips for communicating our desires and needs (plus specific tips for people-pleasers!), how social media has impacted the discussion around consent, and even the role that approval and popularity play. Tune in to learn the consent exercises you can do today with the kids and adults in your lives! For 65 bonus episodes, exclusive rewards, and to influence content for the show, join our Patreon community: https://www.patreon.com/selfhelpless Delanie's comped resources for entrepreneurs: https://www.delaniefischer.com Kelsey's Tour Dates: https://www.kelseycook.com This episode was sponsored by Postmates, Beam Organics, and Greenchef! Postmates is giving new customers $20 off your first order of $30 or more when you use code “HELPLESS”. Get $20 off any purchase over $75 when you go to BEAMORGANICS.com/HELPLESS. Go to GreenChef.com/helpless10 and use code helpless10 to get 10 Free Meals including free shipping! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jamel Johnson is joined by comedian Mo Welch to hop in David Cowens taxi. Can you get weed on Postmates? Should bottom tier NBA players start a rideshare service? Does anybody know how to code? We just developed a turn-based NBA bench manager RPG. Listen up and find out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sara Mauskopf is the CEO and co-founder of Winnie, a marketplace for child care built on powerful data systems and backed by a trusted community of parents and providers. Parents use Winnie to research and uncover high-quality daycares and preschools in their geography with detailed information about licensing, tuition, and photos. Sara started Winnie in early 2016 after she experienced the frustration of researching daycares first-hand as a new mom. She has called upon her experience in product management at Google, YouTube, Twitter, and Postmates to catapult Winnie to success. In this episode, Sara and Aaron discuss the origins of the company, the evolving market for daycare, and the business model behind the platform. Sign up for a Weekly Email that will Expand Your Mind. Sara Mauskopf's Challenge; If you have children in childcare, talk to the care provider/teacher about how you can help. Connect with Sara Mauskopf Linkedin Twitter Winnie Website If you liked this interview, check out our interview w/ Luke Skurman where we discuss building a platform for researching schools & neighborhoods. Underwritten by Piper Creative Piper Creative makes creating podcasts, vlogs, and videos easy. How? Click here and Learn more. We work with Fortune 500s, medium-sized companies, and entrepreneurs. Follow Piper as we grow YouTube Instagram Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Overcast | Spotify
Soren talks about all the different Broadways he knows! And Danie defends and then destroys the work of a legendary director! And as always big thanks to our sponsors. Thanks to Postmates. Use code QQ to get 50% off your first 5 orders of $50 or more at Postmates. Thanks to Jiminy's. To learn more and save 20% on your first purchase, go to jiminys.com/QQ and use code QQ20 at checkout. Thanks to Skillshare. Skillshare.com/qq and one-month free trial of Premium Membership. Thanks Hello Tushy. 10% off + free shipping HelloTushy.com/qq
Informe-se rapidamente sobre o que está acontecendo AGORA na região mais inovadora do mundo. A Serve Robotics, startup que constrói robôs autônomos para delivery, recebeu um aporte de US$ 13 milhões. A companhia foi criada dentro do app de delivery Postmates, adquirido pela Uber no ano passado. Nesta rodada, a empresa-mãe apostou ainda mais através da rodada de investimentos. Entenda, neste episódio do podcast Bom Dia Califórnia, como os robôs autônomos estão mudando a dinâmica das entregas e as ruas das cidades. Diariamente, às 7h, Felipe Giannetti, sócio da StartSe, traz as principais novidades diretamente do Vale do Silício e reflete sobre o ecossistema de inovação e startups.
Today I have Ellen Jones, DeliveringWithEllen, on the show. Ellen is a on-demand delivery driver who lives in Henderson, Nevada. In our interview we discuss many different topics, of course including her experiences on the delivery apps, but we also get into the life behind the scenes of Independent Contractors. Ellen has worked all 4 of the major delivery platforms: starting with Postmates, then DoorDash, then UberEats, and just recently GrubHub. Here are some of the topics we discuss: 1) Ellen's entry into the delivery space. 2) Being a teacher during the pandemic. 3) Balancing family, work, and fitting in Gig work. 4) Driver safety. 5) Key-wording videos to NOT be "click bait". 6) Ellens way of approaching accepting orders, then asking viewers their thoughts on the orders she took. 7) Ride Along Videos. 8) Is Live Streaming in her future? 9) UberEats new EXTREME NO transparency method, what it is & why they did this. 10) Delivery slowing down in many markets. 11) Be on all the platforms you can. 12) Independent Contractor status a must. 13) Knowing your PERSONAL VALUE! 14) Back to teaching, but still a weekend warrior on Delivery platforms. 15) Right now is a time you can land jobs you have only thought of before. & more.... join us for the conversation! READY... SET.... RODEO! Ellen's Links YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXlxayE4pxKNeM-UHTJli9g Instagram: https://instagram.com/deliveringwithellen Make sure to sign up to be a Curri Driver below: https://drivecurri.app.link/fom2uFMcCib Sign up for PARA: https://withpara.com/
Meet our guests:Jonathan Shroyer has been a customer service professional and leader for over 23+ years, leading large teams at established companies such as Microsoft, Monster, Symantec, and Autodesk, as well as startups like Postmates, Kabam, and Forte Labs. A thought leader in the industry, Jonathan can often be found speaking at CX conferences, participating in podcasts, and writing about his passion—the future of customer service and the CS marketplace.John Pompei is a results-oriented leader, with extensive experience driving operational excellence in support of customers and partners. He is experienced in navigating large organizations, developing collaborative relationships and recognized for leading multicultural cross-functional teams, aligning them to a single vision and driving change that enables customer and company benefits. Mentioned in this Episode:Officium Labs: The Future of ServiceFollow Officium Labs at Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, and YouTube
Oh you are in for a treat today! Author, Motivational speaker and Comedian Kristina Kuzmic is here for a no BS convo about depressive episodes, new motherhood, postpartum and everything in between. We talk about the real stuff no-one tells you about parenting, coming out of rock bottom, and some serious life lessons she's learned and wishes she knew sooner. This is honestly one of my favorite conversations I've had on the podcast! Want more from our guests? Kristina Kuzmic Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kristinakuzmic/ (@kristinakuzmic) Website: http://kristinakuzmic.com/ (http://kristinakuzmic.com/) Check out her book https://www.amazon.com/Hold-But-Dont-Still-Seriously/dp/0525561862/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1612485672&sr=8-1 (“Hold on but Don't Hold Still”) Here are some of the video's we talked about! To the brand new mom:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nCf65pTW7M (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nCf65pTW7M) Things we tell ourselves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnzlG5NYT8M&t=166s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnzlG5NYT8M&t=166s) Stay in touch with Sarah too! Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahmerrill_hall/ (@SarahMerrill_Hall) Get some laughs on https://www.instagram.com/Bigkidproblems/?hl=en (@bigkidproblems)! BigKidProblems is on https://vm.tiktok.com/ZM8qa2Hpj/ (TikTok) now! Find more at http://www.bigkidproblems.com/ (www.BigKidProblems.com) And follow the pregnancy journey on her new podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bottle-service-with-big-kid-problems/id1594639891 (BOTTLE SERVICE) Big thank you to our episode sponsors! https://www.morelabs.com/pages/big-kid-problems (Morning Recovery) - Drink smarter with Morning Recovery at MoreLabs.com/bigkid. Use code BIGKID for 20% off your order! https://postmates.com/ (Postmates) - Convenience, delivered! New Customers will get 50% off your first 5 orders of $50 or more when you use code “BKP”! Just download the Postmates app or sign up https://postmates.com/ (online), this offer is valid for 30 days after you add the promo code to your account. So get going. Enjoy!! http://creditkarma.com/LoanOffers (Credit Karma) - Check out multiple loan offers side-by-side. Members who compare loan offers on Credit Karma save an average of 30% on interest rates! Go to CreditKarma.com/LoanOffers to find the loan for you. Big Kid Problems is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media)
Thank you to ExpressVPN, Felix Gray, and Postmates for sponsoring this episode of What's Good Games! Go to http://expressvpn.com/whatsgoodgames to get 3 months free on a 1-year package. Go to http://felixgrayglasses.com/games to get your Felix Gray glasses. Get 50% off your first 5 orders of $50 or more when you use code WHATSGOOD on Postmates. This week Andrea is joined by a special panel of guests to talk about working in game development and the impact diverse perspectives have on the process. But first, Belinda Garcia, Alyssa Harrison, and Mel Ramsden join Andrea in chatting about the Game Awards 2021 nominations before talking about their game Stonefly and taking community questions. Follow Mel on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/melrambles Follow Belinda on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/bbcgarcia Follow Alyssa on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/hyperlyss Thank you to this month's Patreon Producers: Chewy's Godson Alex Rigopulos David Iacolucci Faris Attieh Justin Foshee Matthew Goderre Punkdefied Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/2rAcJvF Support us on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/whatsgoodgames Want audio only? http://whatsgoodgames.com/podcast/ Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/whatsgoodgames Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/whatsgood_games Follow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/whatsgoodgames Follow on Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/whatsgoodgames Our discord channel: http://discord.gg/whatsgoodgames Follow on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/whatsgoodgamesofficial Our website: http://www.whatsgoodgames.com Time stamps: 1:10 - Special guest introductions 3:43 - Game Awards nominations discussion 5:55 - Game of the Year nominees 15:03 - Innovation in Accessibility nominees 24:00 - The weird feeling devs get watching people play their game 28:45 - Sponsor messages 35:15 - What is Stonefly? 37:40 - Does one person pick the idea for a game or a group brainstorm? 49:45 - Media training and game developers: what is interviewing with media like? 1:02:55 - What game idea relevant to women would you like to see? (hint: MOMS) 1:05:17 - Gendered game experiences: is it ok? 1:09:40 - Things they are excited about right now
This episode is excerpted from a live-over-Zoom Don't Ask Tig show with comedian, actor, producer, and Tig's longtime pal Nick Kroll. You know Nick from the Emmy-Nominated animated series “Big Mouth,” and as the voice of Uncle Fester in “The Addams Family 2.” Nick and Tig take a stroll down memory lane to reminisce about their careers before they hit it big. They also give advice to a mother whose 9-year-old keeps cursing in public and to a woman who is continually upstaged by a friend's dog on her birthday. Speaking of pups, Tig and Nick also solve the mystery of a runaway Chihuahua destined to be a Broadway star. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (go to Betterhelp.com/TIG for 10% off the first month), Postmates (new customers can use code “DONTASK” to receive 50% off their first 5 orders of $50 or more. Max savings of $100 per order), and Tor Books' A Bathroom Book for People Not Pooping or Peeing But Using the Bathroom As An Escape, available now wherever books are sold. Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.
This week’s guest is Kanyi Maqubela, managing partner of seed-stage firm Kindred Ventures. Kindred has $156 AUM, and the team has previously invested in companies such as Coinbase, Blue Bottle Coffee, and Postmates. Prior to Kindred, Kanyi served as a Partner at Collaborative Fund, where he was an early advisor to Tala and Walker & Co., and a board member at Buffer, Camino Financial, Spruce, and True Link. Kanyi was also a co-founder at Heartbeat Health, and previously ran growth at One Block Off the Grid (acquired by $NRG). Kanyi has also served as a Lecturer and Adjunct at New York University Tisch School of the Arts, a curriculum adapted from his time as a student at Stanford University. Subscribe at ventureunlocked.substack.com
This week we are joined by Taylor Tomlinson! Taylor offers tips on managing a long-distance relationship, answers all our burning questions regarding the matter, and shares her personal experiences. Tune in to find out the number one reason why some long-distance relationships fail. For 65 bonus episodes, exclusive rewards, and to influence content for the show, join our Patreon community: https://www.patreon.com/selfhelpless Delanie's Business Coaching: https://www.delaniefischer.com Kelsey's Tour Dates: https://www.kelseycook.com This episode was sponsored by Tushy, Quip, and Postmates! Get 10% OFF plus FREE SHIPPING RIGHT NOW at HELLOTUSHY.com/HELPLESS. Go to GETQUIP.com/HELPLESS and get your first refill FREE. Postmates is giving just our listeners a little something. You'll get 50% off your first 5 orders of $50 or more when you use code “HELPLESS”. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Twenty Minute VC Podcast Notes Key Takeaways “You need just as good business people on your team as you do technology people in order to win” – Brian SingermanAnduril's team recipe is made for success by having elite technologists and pre-existing relationships with the governmentWe need to control our own destiny when it comes to national security – defense products need to be built on-shore, not outsourcedAnduril is creating software (Lattice Platform) and hardware for national defense and securityEvery founder needs to have ‘IT' = Know their unique strengths and effectively supplement their weaknesses with other peopleIn Brian's opinion, Palmer Luckey has ‘IT' and compares him to Elon Musk as a technologist visionaryRelationships with founders are the key to VC success in this valuation inflation marketRead the full notes @ podcastnotes.org Brian Singerman is a General Partner @ Founders Fund, one of the most prominent venture firms of the last decade with a portfolio including Anduril, SpaceX, Tesla, Palantir, Stripe, Affirm, Airbnb, Facebook, and many more. As for Brian, he has led investments in the likes of Affirm, Oscar Health, Wish, Asana, Oculus, and Postmates to name a few. Brian also sits on the board or is an observer to The Long Term Stock Exchange, Solugen, Cloud9, Modern Health, and of course, Anduril. Prior to Founders Fund, Brian spent a very successful 4 years as an engineer and executive at Google. In Today's Episode with Brian Singerman on Anduril, You Will Learn: 1.) How did Brian first come to meet Palmer and the Anduril team? Where did the meeting take place? How did the discussion go? Did Brian instantly feel that Palmer was special? What about the way Palmer presented, suggested this to Brian? 2.) The Market: What gave Brian the confidence Anduril would be successful where so many others had failed? How did the market change or evolve in a way Brian did expect? In what ways did the market surprise Brian? Does Brian think we will see the relationship between Silicon Valley and the DOD change over time? 3.) Anduril: The Business: Why is Anduril as a business, so hard to copy? How did Brian gain comfort around their defensibility? What does Brian think is the biggest misconception people have of Anduril as a business? How does Brian think about when is the right time to add secondary and ancillary products? 4.) Investing Today: Why is Brian no longer Zoom investing today? What does Brian mean when he says you have to, "play a different game to the hedge funds today"? In what way does he and Founders Fund look to do this? How does Brian think about the current levels of pricing? How does he determine when to pay up vs when to be disciplined?
Brian Singerman is a General Partner @ Founders Fund, one of the most prominent venture firms of the last decade with a portfolio including Anduril, SpaceX, Tesla, Palantir, Stripe, Affirm, Airbnb, Facebook, and many more. As for Brian, he has led investments in the likes of Affirm, Oscar Health, Wish, Asana, Oculus, and Postmates to name a few. Brian also sits on the board or is an observer to The Long Term Stock Exchange, Solugen, Cloud9, Modern Health, and of course, Anduril. Prior to Founders Fund, Brian spent a very successful 4 years as an engineer and executive at Google. In Today's Episode with Brian Singerman on Anduril, You Will Learn: 1.) How did Brian first come to meet Palmer and the Anduril team? Where did the meeting take place? How did the discussion go? Did Brian instantly feel that Palmer was special? What about the way Palmer presented, suggested this to Brian? 2.) The Market: What gave Brian the confidence Anduril would be successful where so many others had failed? How did the market change or evolve in a way Brian did expect? In what ways did the market surprise Brian? Does Brian think we will see the relationship between Silicon Valley and the DOD change over time? 3.) Anduril: The Business: Why is Anduril as a business, so hard to copy? How did Brian gain comfort around their defensibility? What does Brian think is the biggest misconception people have of Anduril as a business? How does Brian think about when is the right time to add secondary and ancillary products? 4.) Investing Today: Why is Brian no longer Zoom investing today? What does Brian mean when he says you have to, "play a different game to the hedge funds today"? In what way does he and Founders Fund look to do this? How does Brian think about the current levels of pricing? How does he determine when to pay up vs when to be disciplined?
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On the latest episode of GosSIPPIN, the ladies sit down with @justjazzzyidk who takes us through her journey to becoming a TikTok creator, how she's made friends using Bumble Bff as well as how she's been landing huge brand deals. Tune in now and let us know what you think!
Ross interviews an actual 911 operator and a listener who braved a bath house during Covid. Plus Malone hooked up with his PostMates delivery man and so much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thank you to Felix Gray, Hello Fresh, and Postmates for sponsoring this episode of What's Good Games! Go to http://felixgrayglasses.com/games to get your Felix Gray glasses. Go to http://hellofresh.com/whatsgood14 and use code whatsgood14 for up to 14 free meals AND 3 free gifts! Get 50% off your first 5 orders of $50 or more when you use code WHATSGOOD on Postmates. This week Game Informer's Kimberly Wallace joins us to talk about the Nintendo Switch Shortage, Blizzard's co-leader stepping down, Netflix's venture into games and more! In hands-on she gives us a thorough look into Shin Megami Tensei V and Andrea is having fun...unpacking...in Unpacking. Follow Kim on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kstar1785 Thank you to our Patreon Producers: · Chewy's Godson · Alex Rigopulos · David Iacolucci · Faris Attieh · Justin Foshee · Matthew Goderre · Punkdefied Support What's Good Games on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/whatsgoodgames Discuss the podcast on our social channels! http://www.facebook.com/whatsgoodgames http://www.twitter.com/whatsgood_games http://www.youtube.com/whatsgoodgames Join the community page! https://www.facebook.com/groups/whatsgoodgames/ Timestamps: Intro: 0:00 - 3:30 Nintendo News - 20% fewer switches in production than expected: 3:30 - 7:15 Bowser vs Bowser, a lawsuit between the REAL Nintendo brothers: 7:15 - 10:00 Jen Oneal Steps down from Blizzard: 10:00 - 15:15 AD 1 - Felix Gray 15:15 - 17:00 AD 2 - Hello Fresh!: 17:00 - 18:55 Netflix Games Are Rolling Out: 18:55 - 26:15 ICYMIts - Marvel's Midnight Suns is delayed, Diablo is Delayed, Harry Potter Wizards Unite shutting down: 26:15 - 34:40 AD 3 - Postmates! - 34:40 - 37:10 Shin Migami Tensei V - 37:10 - 1:11:20 Lego Star Wars Battles: 1:11:20 - 1:12:20 Unpacking: 1:12:20 - 1:18:30 Wrap-Up : 1:18:30 - End
Your hosts are coming to you live post-Halloween party... and Wells is hungover! Your hosts like to take turns, you know, so it's fair. Wells got wastey-face at his event and Brand-eye was the only single person at hers, and that about sums up their nights. Wells is going to attempt no-drink-November with a few caveats, so we discuss that. Then after a weekend recap, your hosts kick off the show with Bachelorette chats, which is a little boring this season despite Michelle's fire fits, and then take a deep dive into Succession. Wells also fills us in on the time he thought he gave the Jonas Brothers + all of their families COVID, because that was a scary few minutes. They also talk cults, a major problem with Postmates, and bougie Christmas plans; you're not gonna wanna miss this one, YFTers! Don't forget to rate, review, and follow Your Favorite Podcast! Plus, keep up with us between episodes on our Instagram page, @yftpodcast. Thanks to our awesome sponsors for making this episode possible! Check out these deals just for you, YFTers: Shipstation — Go to ShipStation.com, click on the microphone at the top, and enter code YFT to get a 60-day free trial BetterHelp — Go to BetterHelp.com/favoritething to get 10% off your first month StoryWorth — Go to StoryWorth.com/yft and save $10 on your first purchase Canva — Go to canva.me/yftpodcast to get your free 45-day extended trial Nutrafol — Go to Nutrafol.com and enter promo code YFT to save $15 off your first month's subscription. Only available to US customers for a limited time. Free shipping on every order Hello Tushy — Go to HelloTushy.com/YFT to get 10% off plus free shipping
In the latest episode of Hospitality Hangout podcast, Michael Schatzberg “The Restaurant Guy” and Jimmy Frischling “ The Finance Guy” chat with Atul Sood, Chief Business Officer at Kitchen United to explore the multi-restaurant ordering experience. Sood shares his background that included leading global food delivery partnerships for McDonalds during a time Doordash and Postmates were just getting off the ground and UberEats didn't exist. He had the opportunity to set up global partnerships in the United States, Singapore, Canada, Australia and more. When asked what makes Kitchen United unique, Sood says, “we are front and center where people live and work. We have a front of house in each physical location. So consumers can walk in place an order on a kiosk and take their food to go. We allow for multi-concept ordering.” He adds, “We are excited because we've been around for four years now and we've learned a lot.”Sood says when asked about Kitchen United acquiring ghost kitchen developer Zuul, “The ability to acquire a team that was that knowledgeable in the space and that had been pioneers in their own right in New York City was an opportunity that we just couldn't afford to pass up.” Adding, “In addition to getting their technology stack which is very complimentary to ours and really the driver behind this infrastructure business.” Sood talks about food halls and Kitchen United's partnership with Westfield Malls, he says, “It's been in a test for nearly nine months now ten months now and really what we're doing is we're enabling two different groups of customers to get access to the food court and other restaurants around them all.” He adds, “the first group is people who live close by who used to have to commute into the mall to get the food, now they can get it through delivery and by the way we make the delivery process a lot easier for the driver instead of having to park go into the mall go up the escalator.” To hear about Zuul Market consolidating group ordering technology, how the delivery process was streamlined and Kitchen United's partnership with Kroger supermarkets tune in to this episode of Hospitality Hangout. Click here for more recovery and relief information for restaurant, hospitality and food service operators.This syndicated content is brought to you by Branded Strategic Hospitality.
Having trouble shaking off that sense of impending doom from 2020? You're not alone! After a year of adjusting and shifting our lives to the pandemic, returning to a jam packed, structured schedule can seem like an extremely daunting task. Dr. Cecily Havert is here to talk about WHY we may still be experiencing heightened anxiety, answers some vaccine concerns and questions, and offers us 5 different ways to cope! Want more from our guests? Dr. Cecily Havert Learn more about Dr. Havert and her practice https://nvafamilypractice.com/cecily-havert-md/ (HERE)! Read her article about Vaccine Safety during Pregnancy https://thedoctorweighsin.com/covid-vaccine-pregnancy/ (HERE) Stay in touch with Sarah too! Follow along on https://www.instagram.com/Bigkidproblems/?hl=en (@bigkidproblems)! Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahmerrill_hall/ (@SarahMerrill_Hall) Find more at www.BigKidProblems.com Big thank you to our episode sponsors! https://www.morelabs.com/pages/big-kid-problems (Morning Recovery) - Drink smarter with Morning Recovery at MoreLabs.com/bigkid. Use code BIGKID for 20% off your order! https://postmates.com/ (Postmates) - Convenience, delivered! New Customers will get 50% off your first 5 orders of $50 or more when you use code “BKP”! Just download the Postmates app or sign up https://postmates.com/ (online), this offer is valid for 30 days after you add the promo code to your account. So get going. Enjoy!! Big Kid Problems is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media)
You're the founder of a nicely growing SaaS startup that has just raised a Series A, Series B, or Series C funding round. You need to hire rapidly to seize the opportunity. But how much should you hire, what roles should you hire, and what should the org chart look like when you're done? David Sacks, co-founder and general partner at Craft will share what works from the 20 unicorns he's invested in, including AirBnB, Bird, ClickUp, Eventbrite, Facebook, Houzz, Lyft, OpenDoor, Palantir, Postmates, Reddit, Slack, SpaceX, Twitter, Uber, and Wish.
This week on #TheFriendZone, it's a shoot the shit episode. No Hot Button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourselves. Black Business of the Week - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/s5-ep1-reunited-okay/id1164485579?i=1000539585283 THE FRIEND ZONE IS ON PATREON! Sign up now to catch our 4 spin-off shows (with audio, video and BTS images) and Livestream Tour: www.patreon.com/TheFriendZonePodcast Thank you to our Sponsors: Marketplace's This Is Uncomfortable Podcast - Subscribe to This is Uncomfortable wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes out now. Postmates - For a limited time, Postmates is giving our listeners a little something. New Customers will get 50% off your first 5 orders of $50 or more when you use code “FRIENDZONE” Sponsored Target Segment - Celebrate your legacy. Invest in the future. Together, we are Black Beyond Measure. Visit https://www.target.com/BLACKBEYONDMEASURE to learn more. Follow us online: Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!
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What you'll learn in this episode: Why you won't see results if you have a “set it and forget it” mentality about your website Why jewelers should give their website as much attention as a brick-and-mortar location How jewelers can use tricks of the trade to encourage customers to purchase items online, even if jewelry is traditionally bought in person How jewelry brands can take advantage of the new shopping feature on Instagram Why the jewelry business is more like Crate & Barrel than Sephora—and why that distinction is important About Michael Burpoe Michael Burpoe is Director of User Experience for Punchmark, a digital marketing agency that specializes in the jewelry industry. Michael created Punchmark's UX team, which was assembled to take very specific initiatives toward fine-tuning tools and features, and improving the platform on both the front-end and back-end. Since early 2019, Michael has also headed up the strategy, planning, and execution behind Punchmark's Livestream Education program, the In The Loupe podcast, and the Punchmark Community on Facebook. Originally from Saranac Lake, NY, in Michael's spare time you can find him practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or painting cityscapes. Additional Resources: In the Loupe on Spotify In the Loupe on Apple Podcasts Website Blog Facebook Photos: Design Themes: Podcast Logo: Website Samples: After working with jewelry brands of all sizes for the last several years, Michael Burpoe has learned a thing or two about the strategies that make jewelry businesses more successful online. As Director of User Experience for Punchmark, Michael has helped even the most hesitant jewelers invest in their websites and reap the rewards of a fine-tuned digital marketing strategy. He joined the Jewelry Journey Podcast to explain why selling jewelry online is only going to become more common; how to make customers feel comfortable buying luxury items online; and how jewelry companies can use digital marketing tricks to increase sales. Read the episode transcript here. Sharon: Do you find that the people who are calling your company, prospective clients, do they tend to be in an older demographic, like a baby boomer? Not that they don't understand what you're saying, but do they see themselves in you, let's say? Michael: That's a great question. It depends. If you had asked me when I started out at Punchmark about five years ago what the average demographic of people coming to us for a website is, a lot of the time, it's an older demographic. Probably 60, 65 or so, looking for their first website or saying, “Oh I have this really bare-bones website and we need to get a modern website.” The reason why is because they went to some jewelry show and they were told by a speaker, “Hey, you need to have an online presence,” and they're like, “Alright, I'm here,” but they haven't really been convinced of the value of it. Now what I'm seeing is that, again, we're in a Covid world where the impending-ness and the seriousness of business are paramount. A lot of times the people who are running the website aren't the owners anymore. They know it's a full-time job, like I said. You can't have the business owner being the only one that touches the website. It's not going to get the love it needs. A lot of times we're seeing younger people who are involved in the online business, whether that means it's their store manager or the children of the owner. Sometimes they are specialists who they hired specifically for their website, which I advocate for. We're seeing a switch in that. I think a lot of people still need to be convinced of the value of a website, but it's becoming better, I'd say. Sharon: I'm almost afraid to ask, but once you've done the website, do your clients understand that's just the beginning? That there's SEO, PPC and social media? Do they understand there's a lot more? Michael: Early on when I first started here, they did not know that. They thought that it was a set it and forget it methodology. They get it up, they launch their website, they push it live, and they think it's going to do all the things for them. That is not the case, and we do our best to communicate that as early and often as we possibly can. I always say to people, “Your website will never be done—ever, ever, ever, ever. It has to be constantly updated.” We do have services for that kind of stuff. This isn't a sales pitch. We do have services where people can pay for us to do a lot of the ongoing work: creating landing pages, doing their social media, taking on their SEO strategy. There are services out there for them, not just with us, but we need people to understand that you can't just set it up and it's going to make $1 million on its own. It takes some work. It takes some thought. Sharon: You said an important word, strategy. How do you explain to them that you can't have it look like the Lifesavers package over here and the Tiffany package over there? How do you explain this? Michael: It depends on your service. Every business, it's like its own unique person. They all have brand voice and brand ideology and all those things that come into it; that's the bigger picture. When it comes to the web presence in general, it comes into things like what are your goals as a business? What is your brick and mortar doing as far as dollars? Is it a $1 million dollar store? Is it a $5 million store? Is it a $20 million store? We service the entire gambit. Are you in a small town? That gives you a different strategy. Do you have competitors? Are there other jewelry stores in your town? I'm from a town of 4,000 people. There was one jewelry store in the next town over, and those people have a different strategy for, for example, pay-per-click or SEO than people in Los Angeles, where there's a jewelry store every mile. That is a different strategy as far as how centralized they should be targeting, how broad. The people in the next town over who have a jewelry store, they can set their search radius to 40 miles or 50 miles, whereas the people in Los Angeles need to be targeting very hyper-specific keywords. It's also going to cost a lot more money because the competition is more. So, it all depends. There's no hard-and-fast rule when it comes to, “Oh, you need to be doing X,” because it has to be tailored to what your business approach is as well as where you're located. Sharon: I'm sure you're thinking about this when you're thinking about the user experience, but tell us more about how that role differs. Doesn't everybody in a sense have direct user experience? Michael: I think that's a great question also. User experience is very much the nebulous specter that we're always trying to catch. I always say I can feel it when I feel it. Buying with Amazon—I hate using Amazon for the experience, but let's even talk about Nike. Nike makes great shoes. I buy all my shoes from Nike. Well, what Nike does that is so incredible is that they make it so you can find your product as seamlessly and without pause as possible. When I am buying a pair of shoes, I know I can go in and find the shoes I want without having to look. You go on. You click on shoes. They ask you men's or women's shoes. Well, I want men's. Do you want running shoes or trail shoes, because there's a difference? I want street running shoes. You click on those. They show you all of them. They have alternative angles. Those are all things that go into user experience. The other things that go into it are kind of magic tricks. For example, people who are listening at home, do this: go to Nike and add a product to your shopping cart. Go to check out in the shopping cart. What you're not going to realize until I point it out to you is that the entire navigation goes away; it disappears. The only thing that shows is the Nike logo on the top. This is true for Burberry. This is true for Amazon. When you get into the buy funnel—buy funnel, that's a fancy word for when you get into the checkout process—they get rid of as many distractions as possible. They understand that you are as close as possible to taking out your wallet and paying for those shoes or what have you, and they don't want to distract you with the opportunity to go back and read about the latest tube tops. They want you to go in and buy those shoes, and they get rid of all the distractions. That's one thing we're trying to improve as well as our checkout experience. You can see this in real life. There is user experience in real life, and one of those examples is Michael's, the craft store. There's a reason why they make the checkout line so frigging long. It's because they don't want you to get in line and see how long the line looks and then leave. They want you to get into it, and the chance of your leaving and not converting on your sale is much lower if you're going to have to bump into other people and exit the—what is it called—the cattle line. It's very important. People have done the strategy and thought about this kind of stuff, and you can see it everywhere on websites with user experience. Sharon: That's interesting. Maybe you do this on some of the sites—I'm thinking maybe it's Postmates that does this—but you check out people who bought what you bought, those pants or this top or whatever. Michael: Right, upsells. Sharon: I guess. It seems like that might be another strategy. Is it Home Goods where the checkout line is full of all the little impulse purchase things, the dollar items? Michael: Well, they know that those impulse purchases, that's exactly what they are. They're impulse, which means I'm going to reach over and grab the stuffed animal for my significant other at home without thinking about it. If they took that stuffed animal and put it in one of their aisles, the chance of my doing that is going be less. Also, the time I'm going to spend in front of that stuffed animal is going to be quite a bit higher while I'm standing in line as opposed to walking down an aisle. It all comes down to data. There you can find all these really interesting things. I use this example all the time; you buy a pair of sapphire earrings. Well, if you have a little bit of a budget, maybe you should get a sapphire bracelet or a sapphire necklace and those sorts of things. Maybe you don't; no problem. But when it comes to offering that and the chance that they convert on it, one in 10, even one in 100, well, you just sold double the amount of your product. It's all about those little things that go into having a successful website. It's taking into account previous trends and things that are hot, you might say, and leaning into them. Sharon: As the Director of User Experience, I know it's all about data no matter what, but are you looking at that data and saying, “This is how we can improve the experience”? What are you looking at, exactly? Michael: You can do things in a variety of different ways when you look at data. Two years ago, Punchmark had a big switch where we measure everything now internally and externally. The mindset is that you can't fix what you can't measure. A lot of what we're seeing is that the average transaction size is going up. What that means, if you think about it a little bit, is that people are becoming more comfortable buying stuff online. The other thing we're seeing as far as data is financing. There are companies like Sezzle and Affirm where you can see a variety of different options. We're seeing that retailers that offer some type of financing, shoppers want the opportunity to use that. Affirm allows you to split payments into up to 12 payments. Why is that good? Well, buying jewelry is a luxury. It's expensive. If I'm going to say, “O.K., you need to throw down $1,000 for this bracelet,” maybe they don't have $1,000. Maybe you won't ever be in a financial state where you can afford $1,000 off the top and hand it over, but if I was to say, “O.K., you can pay me $100 for 12 months,” the odds are that fits a little bit better. We are looking at the state of these retailer websites that offer financing options, and we see that they are converting on higher-ticket price point items a lot more frequently. That's an example of the things we look for that we can reverse engineer. Sharon: What differences do you see between a website for the rest of us versus for those in the jewelry industry? Are there certain things that jewelry industry professionals, whether you're a jeweler, a retailer, a maker, a bench jeweler, should keep in mind, as opposed to somebody who manufactures widgets? Michael: To make sure I'm answering your correct question, you're saying a difference between a small-town jeweler versus a Tiffany? Sharon: I'm saying more if somebody who manufacturers bandages decides they're going to do a website because they want to attract wholesale clients versus a jewelry industry retailer or manufacturer, are there certain things that you think are different? Michael: Yeah, absolutely. We have to look at the similarities in the products and also the prices of these products. Back to jewelry and luxury items, it's a one-time purchase, one-time meaning if you buy this $1,000 bracelet and you wear it every day for a year and you love that bracelet, you're probably not going to go back and buy the same bracelet again. Maybe you would, but probably not; that's not what we see. The reason is because that bracelet is still as good as the first time you got it, and that has to do with luxury, long-terms items. A similar industry that has a similar buying state of mind is the furniture business. For example, think about the similarities if I buy a couch. Couches are really expensive if you're curious. We'll pretend this couch is $4,000. I love that couch. If I sit on it every single day for a year and I think to myself, “Man, this couch is awesome,” odds are I'm not going to go back and buy that same couch, but I could buy a matching loveseat. The same thing with jewelry. If I like that bracelet, I'll probably buy a matching earring. You mentioned bandages. Bandages would be a recurring purchase. I try my best never to compare jewelry stores to websites like Sephora. They make makeup and beauty products. I'm very fascinated by Sephora's business model. If I buy a concealer, for example, and I love that concealer—some women get really attached to certain products if it's the right fit for them—and I use it every single day for one year, I will probably run out. If I really like it, I'm going to buy it again. That's why there's a different mindset in the purchasing and buying state-of-mind for shoppers for luxury one-time purchases and recurring purchases. We try to lean into other sites, like a Burberry who sells a fashion product like a trench coat. If you wear it all the time, you're not going buy the trench coat again; you're going to buy something similar. Sharon: Interesting. There's so much to talk about when it comes to marketing this stuff. Michael: Thank you. Sharon: What do you see as the top three mistakes that those in the jewelry industry make on their websites or when you're talking digital marketing? Michael: I think the first mistake—and we've already talked about this ad nauseum, so I won't spend too much time on it—is the crockpot methodology, thinking that it's going to sell on its own. That's unfortunately just not the case. You need to be thinking about it. You need to be updating things and creating new pages and working on your SEO. That's probably one. Number two has to do with imagery. Jewelry is the most visually impactful product that might be out there. I really can't think of anything else, because what it comes down to is not the functionality of the jewelry. A bracelet, it's on your wrist and it looks good, and that's the functionality of it. Beyond that, maybe with earrings, how they move, but not really. It comes down to what it looks like. The end goal is I see it, I want it and I get it. I think a lot of times, these retailers don't put enough time into finding the right products, taking their own product photos or having lifestyle, which is to say having models with the jewelry on their website. As an example of a product details page, when you're shopping for a specific product, you can have, for example, a front view of the piece of jewelry, a side view of the piece of jewelry, maybe an up-close version if it has embossing or engraving or something like that, and then a photo on someone. You probably have a worker in your store; have them put the jewelry on. Snap it with a nice background. Now people can see how it wraps, how it looks around that person's body. I think that that is absolutely a driving force in how you can sell, so that's a good one too. Sharon: That's interesting. The positive would be that the websites that do have that—I see it more and more, where now it's frustrating when you swipe and that's it. There's only one hero shot and that's it. Michael: If it's just one thing, like a pendant, I want to see what the back of the pendant looks like. It's going to be common that I have to see the back of the pendant. I want to see what the clasp looks like. Does it have a lobster clasp or some fancy clasp? Showing that information, like we talked about in the beginning, aids in that comfortability and that confidence when they fork over a couple of thousand dollars on this piece of jewelry. They need to feel confident it's the right purchase. Sharon: You want to see how it looks on somebody's wrist, even if it's just a plastic mannequin. How does it look on a neck? I don't know if this is my last question because I could ask you questions all day long. Michael: No, I appreciate it. Sharon: What I noticed, and I find it a little concerning being a baby boomer who's looked at marketing for a long time, it seems that everybody is moving onto Instagram. Every jeweler has moved to Instagram. They may have a Facebook page and they may have a Twitter—I don't know what the others are—but it seems they're skipping a website. It's like, “Oh, I don't need the website. I'm just putting everything on Instagram.” What are your thoughts about that? Michael: Again, I might be biased—I'll get that out of the way first. I will say this: I think the shopping tools on Instagram are absolutely marvelous. Full disclosure: I really dislike the company Facebook. I'm not a fan of them, but what they have done is make a whole suite of tools that go with Instagram. For example, if you do these collection photos where you show a bracelet, a necklace, earrings and a ring all on one page, you can tag those products. A lot of the time, they do rely on having a website as the hub, so they're feeding the information in. I don't know if the website's time is heading toward the sunset and going fully Instagram is nigh, but I will say the tools on Instagram are incredible. The other thing they do offer is fantastic retargeting. If you go on there and you like a product, as in double-tap it, they're going to re-serve that to you, and they can get better at fine tuning it. You can tell that Instagram is serious about being a shopping tool because they've replaced one of the five icons on the bottom of the Instagram app to become a shopping bag so people can buy easier. Sharon: Very smart. I also find it annoying, but understandable and smart, that every time I say, “Oh yeah, I like this,” “Well, we need your email address. Do you want to see anything else you want on your email address?” No, don't give me the discount. I don't want to give you my email address. Let me just see the product. But you can't do that. Michael: It's all about that retargeting. It's because it works, unfortunately. Sharon: No, it does. Michael: As someone who has worked in the industry for enough time, it can be very easy to get jaded about this kind of stuff and be like, “They're just flooding my inbox with all this stuff.” I get it. If I was on the edge of buying this product and I don't buy it, and you're hitting me back with a discount code: “Hey, get 20 percent off on this thing,” well, I was going to buy it for 100 percent. Now it's a little bit off, and now I can rationalize it better and get it. It does work. Sharon: Absolutely, or they wouldn't be doing it. I'm sure they're looking at the data. Michael, thank you so much. This is so interesting, and I'm sure it's given a lot of people ideas about what they need to go back and revisit or start doing. Thank you so much for being with us today. Michael: Thank you so much, Sharon, for having me on. I really appreciate it. If you guys want to hear more about emerging tech and information regarding the jewelry industry, we have a podcast called In the Loupe. That's on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, whenever you want it. We have a lot more information about different merging tech. You can learn more about Punchmark general at Punchmark.com. Sharon: Thanks. I do want to mention that you have a lot of very informative articles on your site. Michael: I appreciate that. Thank you so much. Sharon: It's definitely worth checking out. We will have images posted on the website. You can find us wherever you download your podcasts, and please rate us. Please join us next time, when our guest will be another jewelry industry professional who will share their experience and expertise. Thank you so much for listening. Thank you again for listening. Please leave us a rating and review so we can help others start their own jewelry journey.
In this episode of PixlFeed Radio, I have the pleasure to interview Brett Helling who is the owner of Gigworker.com. He has been a rideshare driver since early 2012, having completed hundreds of trips for companies including Uber, Lyft, and Postmates.In 2014 he acquired Ridester.com to share his experiences with other drivers. His insights are regularly quoted by publications such as Forbes, Vice, CNBC, and more.He is currently working on a book about working in the Gig Economy, expanding his skill set beyond the rideshare niche by building and growing this websiteYou can follow Brett Helling Here:
Bill Handel on New York passing sweeping bills to improve the conditions of delivery workers, and pets can help fight climate change with an insect-based diet - owners just need to come around to the idea. The Fork Reporter Neil Saavedra joins Handel for this week's edition of 'Foodie Friday,' where the two talk about the history behind the Pringles man, and another TikTok hack teaches how to bake rice in the oven.
David Sacks is the co-founder and general partner at Craft. He has been a successful founder and investor for over two decades, building and investing in some of the most iconic companies in tech. David has invested in over 20 unicorns, including Affirm, AirBnB, Bird, ClickUp, Eventbrite, Facebook, Houzz, Lyft, OpenDoor, Palantir, Postmates, Reddit, Slack, SpaceX, Twitter, Uber, and Wish. David first got involved in the technology industry in 1999 when he joined early-stage startup Confinity, later renamed PayPal. Serving as the company's first product leader and then as COO, David built and ran many of the company's key teams, including product management and design, sales and marketing, business development, international, customer service, fraud operations, and HR. When the company IPO'd on the Nasdaq in 2002, David was 29 — the median age of the “PayPal Mafia” executives listed on the S-1. PayPal was later acquired by eBay and eventually spun back out into a publicly traded company. David is well known in Silicon Valley for his product acumen. AngelList's Naval Ravikant has called David “the world's best product strategist.” This episode was sponsored by DeoBlock, which is a reusable gym bag deodorizer founded by two guys in their 20s. DeoBlock deodorizes spaces with the use of a plant-based refill pod infused with essential oils that lasts for 30 days. Learn more at DeoBlock.com
Just who or what got inside a rideshare vehicle late one night? Here is a preview of the story. “The odd thing about this guy is he does not take jokes well, like he is more of a guy who doesn't believe in any movies or television shows. Even the sports games we watch, they are making believe, just as if the Super Bowl would have been followed by The Wizard of Oz, after it he'd be like, "Click your heels together and see the other team win." He is accurate, but his logic is off when it comes to shows on television. He told me his story about working for Postmates, where he delivered food to a house late night, but it was a casual order. It was some KFC order, but he insisted that most of his orders were expired from the menu, so I joked that the person who made the order was impossible. He would argue with me, I would argue back, but when it came to the order, he'd get the same order each night. It was not until he saw an old commercial, which he knew was from the 80's when he noticed the price was much lower, and he told me, "Did you order a bucket of chicken and all the sides for 10 bucks?" I told him I never ordered it, the last time I bought a bucket of KFC has always been $15 or more, and that was without the sides or a biscuit remotely near it.” Watch more at: http://www.realghoststoriesonline.com/ If you have a real ghost story or supernatural event to report, please write into our show or call 1-855-853-4802! If you like the show, please help keep us on the air and support the show by becoming an EPP (Extra Podcast Person). We'll give you a BONUS episode every week as a "Thank You" for your support. Become an EPP here: http://www.ghostpodcast.com/?page_id=118 or at or at http://www.patreon.com/realghoststories
Jonathan Guyer of The American Prospect joins Suzi to discuss his August 26 piece called, "The Unheeded Dissent Cable." This is a knockout—a devastating memo, all the more so because it was sent to the State Department on July 13, and was then buried, never reaching the White House and National Security Council. We get Jonathan's understanding of how this memo could have been ignored, and what it says about the Biden administration's national security team. Veena Dubal, Law Professor at UC Hastings, explains the August 20 decision [PDF: https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/21046832/castellanos-order.pdf] ruling Prop. 22 unconstitutional and “unenforceable in its entirety.” Written and funded by Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Instacart and Postmates, Prop 22 rewrote labor law in favor of the app-based transportation and delivery network companies, allowing their workers to be classified as independent contractors not employees. Prop 22 deprives workers of overtime pay, unemployment and workers' compensation coverage, and the right to unionize. And the gig companies that authored Prop 22 made it nearly impossible to change, requiring a seven-eighths vote by the California legislature to modify it. But now Judge Roesch has declared Proposition 22 unconstitutional and unenforceable, and Veena Dubal explains the ruling, the grounds for the Judge's decision, the response of the companies, and what is likely to happen next.
Jonathan Guyer of The American Prospect joins Suzi to discuss his August 26 piece called, "The Unheeded Dissent Cable." This is a knockout—a devastating memo, all the more so because it was sent to the State Department on July 13, and was then buried, never reaching the White House and National Security Council. We get Jonathan's understanding of how this memo could have been ignored, and what it says about the Biden administration's national security team.Veena Dubal, Law Professor at UC Hastings, explains the August 20 decision [PDF: https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/21046832/castellanos-order.pdf] ruling Prop. 22 unconstitutional and “unenforceable in its entirety.” Written and funded by Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Instacart and Postmates, Prop 22 rewrote labor law in favor of the app-based transportation and delivery network companies, allowing their workers to be classified as independent contractors not employees. Prop 22 deprives workers of overtime pay, unemployment and workers' compensation coverage, and the right to unionize. And the gig companies that authored Prop 22 made it nearly impossible to change, requiring a seven-eighths vote by the California legislature to modify it. But now Judge Roesch has declared Proposition 22 unconstitutional and unenforceable, and Veena Dubal explains the ruling, the grounds for the Judge's decision, the response of the companies, and what is likely to happen next.
Eating disorders are on the rise, the prevalence and severity spiking especially since the start of the pandemic.With a disorder that is rewarded by our society, thrives in isolation, and stems from feeling a lack of control in one's life, How can we begin to heal as a culture?CHARITY/ NON-PROFITThe Chain: the-chain.usThe Chain is a New York-based 501(c)3 non-profit that provides peer support for women working in the fashion and entertainment industries who are struggling with or recovering from an eating disorder.The Chain was founded in December 2017 by Christina Grasso and Ruthie Friedlander, both in recovery from anorexia, after they encountered a need for a support network that addresses the challenges in eating disorder recovery unique to the fashion and entertainment industries.The Chain aims to create a safe place for this population to share their experiences and gain insight through conversation, support, and community building.Since its inception, The Chain has partnered with Cynthia Rowley, Chillhouse, Outdoor Voices, Postmates, Juhi Center, Sunday Forever, Spring Place, Roxanne Assoulin and Le Board.Follow us on IG & Twitter @thesospodSubscribe and review on Youtube, iTunes, Spotify, Google, and more....here's to turning meltdowns into magic!
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In this episode, Christian & Meghan review a new app called Postdates. You read that right: It's like Postmates, the food delivery app, but with the twist of gathering all the stuff you left with your ex. That's a huge difference between the products—but the brands are nearly identical. We're calling this phenomenon of new products trailing existing brands "brand skitching," named after the skateboard maneuver made famous in Back to the Future. Listen now to hear Christian & Meghan's take on what a world of pop-up tech could look like, what happens when you take an idea too far, and how Newton's law creates interesting product opportunities.
We learned this week that Uber saw strong demand for its food delivery service in recent months, despite restaurants reopening. Late last year, the company bought its competitor Postmates for $2.6 billion dollars. Behind the scenes, Uber has been working to merge the two businesses, transitioning drivers away from the Postmates corporate app for months, with plans to completely shut it down as soon as next week. The consumer app will stick around. Marketplace’s Meghan McCarty Carino speaks with Alex Susskind, director of the Cornell Institute for Food and Beverage Management. He says even though Uber and Postmates are offering essentially the same foods from the same drivers, there’s a reason the brands are separate: consumers.
We learned this week that Uber saw strong demand for its food delivery service in recent months, despite restaurants reopening. Late last year, the company bought its competitor Postmates for $2.6 billion dollars. Behind the scenes, Uber has been working to merge the two businesses, transitioning drivers away from the Postmates corporate app for months, with plans to completely shut it down as soon as next week. The consumer app will stick around. Marketplace’s Meghan McCarty Carino speaks with Alex Susskind, director of the Cornell Institute for Food and Beverage Management. He says even though Uber and Postmates are offering essentially the same foods from the same drivers, there’s a reason the brands are separate: consumers.
What to do when your email list isn't buying... I'm not a chef. If you've followed me for a while, you know that PostMates is higher on my speed dial than my sister (and I love my sister!) But every now and then, on a special occasion, I'll break out my old 1990's apron from my single apartment days and cook something for Hobie. (Okay, maybe by “cooking” I mean preheating the oven and peeling off plastic wrap but it's totally the thought that counts, right?) Well, let me tell you about a dark day in our marriage. I decided that I'd push myself out of my comfort zone, don my apron, pour a glass of white wine, and see if there was any pasta in the pantry that wasn't past expiration. By the time my hunky man was due to arrive home, dinner was ready and I was prepared to accept my well-deserved award. But time went on… and no Hobie. Wife confession: I was mad. I'd done all this work, tried something new, put myself out of my comfort zone… for nothing. Now, Hobie eventually came home and we worked it all out. (I can't stay mad at that sweet man!) But today I want to talk to you about the entrepreneurial equivalent... ...I'm talking about shooting your shot, giving it your best...and it kind of just sitting there...getting cold and stale. Today we're talking about making a sales pitch to your email list...and getting ZERO sales. OOF. Especially if your engagement is healthy, this sales offer ghost town can be massively frustrating. In today's episode, I'm going to be sharing exactly how to prepare your next sales offer so your email subscribers are racing to the “Buy” button. I'm going to take you step by step through your sales promo, including when to email, how many to send, and exactly how to write emails that make a connection first -- then an effortless sale. That includes: the type of email campaign you'll want to do when you're selling seven copywriting tips you'll want to include in every sales email you send how to send sales emails with confidence (and why you should never, ever worry about annoying your list) In fact, I want to make sales emails so effortless for you that I've created a FREE checklist for you to download, so you can be sure that your sales emails are hitting the mark every time. So grab your checklist, click here to listen to today's episode, and get ready to celebrate earning meaningful revenue in your business with just a few emails. PS. Looking for my List Building Masterclass? Well, I sure hope you like sharp upticks in your subscriber count. Click below to save your seat for my FREE List Building Masterclass! I'm in, Amy! Save my spot! Here's a glance at this episode... [08:16] Listen to discover and understand what your audience needs, wants, pain points, and desires are. [12:14] Use this sentence in your emails, "I know you're thinking…” and then fill in the blank. Take what you've learned and insert your ideal communities pain points into the sentence. [15:01] Take a journey back to where you were before you found your solution. What would the old you need to hear, know, or understand to cross the bridge to become a buyer? [19:45] Highlight the exact words that you want to use in your email text. These words will come from your ideal audience members. [28:00] Make the email all about your subscriber and their wants and needs. [30:16] Be specific and clear with your CTA - call to action. Leave no room for misunderstanding. [35:21] Action items: Map out your promo. To help you, download the free resource and start working through it and do the journal prompts! Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts "I love Amy and Online Marketing Made Easy."
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In the wake of the unexpected jolt of the COVID-19 pandemic, food delivery app businesses are looking for stability and profitability any way they can find it. With Uber's purchase of Postmates and DoorDash buying Caviar, consolidation has become all the rage. And the apps are diversifying into prescription fulfillment, groceries, and third-party logistics. But the razor-thin profit margins, rising costs of doing business, and withering relationships with labor and restaurants are taking their toll.We're joined by Preetika Rana, a technology reporter at The Wall Street Journal to discuss how these app companies plan to be the last one standing in the food fight.Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/businesswars.Support us by supporting our sponsors!ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at ziprecruiter.com/BW.
It's December 2014, and Grubhub's Matt Maloney is feeling the heat. Competitors are eating away at his market share, so he decides to change direction. Grubhub finally starts delivering food with its own drivers. But will it be enough to outpace the other fast-growing upstarts?DoorDash, meanwhile, struggles to raise funds at a steep valuation. And the company comes under fire for some less than savory business practises. Postmates has cornered the high-end market and Uber Eats expands from an Uber feature to a standalone app. But angry drivers threaten the entire food delivery business model. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/businesswars.Support us by supporting our sponsors!OurCrowd - The OurCrowd account is FREE, just go to ourcrowd.com/BW.
It's 1990 in Champaign, Illinois, and 15-year-old Tony Xu is washing dishes in the Chinese restaurant his mother manages. He wants to help people like his Mom, but it'll be many years before he hits on his solution for small businesses. Across the Atlantic, Bastian Lehmann forgets his snowboard while moving house. He can't find a way to get it shipped to him cheaply, and the idea for Postmates is born. Meanwhile, Grubhub founders Matt Maloney and Mike Evans have decided local pizza should be as easy to find online as apartments. And eventually, Uber's Travis Kalanick will recognize that food delivery is the next logical step in his booming transport empire.Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/businesswars.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Our Crowd - You can get in early on Moodify and other unique opportunities at ourcrowd.com/BW.
It's December 2011 in San Francisco. Bastian Lehmann is getting ready to launch his courier app, Postmates. But when he and his co-founders discover people want food delivered, not objects, they pivot to a business already cornered by Grubhub. Meanwhile, 30 miles away in Palo Alto, a business school student called Tony Xu is trying to figure out how to help a small macaroon shop fulfill delivery orders. His solution? DoorDash. Along with UberEats and Postmates, it will help pioneer the gig economy—and change the restaurant business forever. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/businesswars.Support us by supporting our sponsors!