Dave Pell, the man behind the extremely popular curated email newsletter ÛÏNext Draft,Û has perhaps the best list of testimonials anywhere.
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On most testimonial pages you might see one marquis name, followed by a list of no names. Mr. PellÛªs testimonials involve a list of WhoÛªs Who in the news world.
For example, Steve Bodow, Executive Producer of The Daily Show, said, ÛÏDave finds stuff I didnÛªt see but should have. Add that to his drop-dead sexiness and youÛªve got yourself an indispensable newsletter.Û
Then thereÛªs this one from CNN Executive Editor Ram Ramgopal: ÛÏNextDraft is a must-read. Dave scours the Internet and presents a smÌ¦rgÌ´sbord of stories that educate and entertain, and even elevate the discourse surrounding the major headlines of the day.Û
And how about this one from ESPN Senior Writer Don Van Natta Jr.: ÛÏThe NextDraft newsletter is indispensable. Dave Pell cuts through the clutter with urgency, humor and smarts. I never miss it.Û
WouldnÛªt you like to crawl inside Mr. PellÛªs mind and see how this outstanding writer curates and creates one of the most successful email newsletters of our time? Get some great marketing and branding lessons?
Well, today is your lucky day because thatÛªs exactly what Sean Jackson and I do in this interview (Sean kicked Jerod off the show this week).
In this 43-minute episode youÛªll discover:
- What Dave means when he says ÛÏI am the algorithmÛ
- Why heÛªs publishing a curated email list
- How much lead time it takes him to prepare an issue
- The worst criticism he has ever received
- If he had to start all over, what would he do different?
- Why a mobile app?
- Does he advise his early stage startups to do curated email?
- And are those beer goggles heÛªs wearing in his logo?
The Show Notes