I’m sure it’s not surprising to anyone in tech, that Myspace sold today for $35M to Specific Media. Because of that, it actually marks the end of a chapter in my career, as it is my last day at Myspace. While it is a sad day because it will be a bummer to no longer see many of my amazing co-workers, it is, also the start of a new chapter in my career, and, one that I am really excited about.
For the last 4-5 years I set out to get a ton of experience by working for big brands like PayPal, Yahoo! and most recently Myspace. Also, I spent a lot of time really trying to build my personal brand. Lastly, working at large, enterprise organizations gave me the opportunity to really understand product development, marketing, and technology. I’ve really enjoyed working for big companies and I wouldn’t go back and don’t regret it at all. It has been a wonderful journey and I’ve learned so much and met so many amazing people.
Specifically, at Myspace, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some people I’ve wanted to get the chance to work with like Mike Jones and Sean Percival. Along the way, I’ve met some really amazing people like Sam Wick, Lindsay Treedent, Ali Tahmasbi and Roberto Fisher . I’ve had the chance to lead a team that cranked traffic through SEO, Paid, and Social Media and it has been one of the best teams I’ve worked with in my career. I can truly say that there won’t be a team anywhere near as fun as this one.
So, what’s next for me? Well, I’ve been pretty vocal about really pushing my consultancy, Visible Factors (check out the online marketing blog associated with it) and my startup, eventify.me (which is a live alpha prototype, we are working on iterating and making it better daily!). As always, I’m taking on new clients and entertaining new opportunities, so, if you need online marketing help, get in touch!