Here's the quickest snapshot of me, what I care about and believe, and whether my AMA will be a good use of your time: Sorry for Marketing.
So, I'm Jay Acunzo, and I'm obsessed with helping craft-driven creators. These are people who believe deeply in creativity and their craft -- whatever it may be -- to build meaningful projects, companies, careers, and lives. They reject shortcut culture, and they're bothered by suck.
I try to serve that goal in my work as VP of platform at NextView, a seed-stage VC based in Boston and New York (flagship project: Traction podcast, creative and clever ways startups start). I also created and host the highly produced podcast Unthinkable, which is a show for people who love the c-word in content marketing and who generally prefer well-done, creative work to shortcuts and hacks. I also fly around the world speaking about creativity and content marketing, having keynoted conferences about everything from marketing to entrepreneurship to fire safety appliances.
I launched my career as a reporter for The Hartford Courant and PR writer for ESPN before landing a job with Google as a digital media strategist. I went on to lead content creation and marketing strategies for brands like Breaktime Media (fka Dailybreak) and HubSpot.
**Courtesy disclosure for founders: Although I work for a VC, I'm not an investor.**
Jay will be live on July 14 starting at 930 AM PT for one and a half hours during which he will answer as many questions as possible.
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