Someone wanted to learn how to play the guitar, another was a plane enthusiast. One dreamt of becoming a tennis player, others were seeking ways to communicate with colleagues. But they had one thing in common: an intuition that turned them into successful startuppers.
Category: "Go to market"
Hello everybody, my name is William Funck and I am a curious, entrepreneurial and multitasked digital marketer.
Two years ago I attended the IM4 master at MIP (those were good times).
I have now been working for well over a year as a digital marketing specialist, building communication plans across various digital channels, conceiving and implementing organic and paid campaigns, in one of the most dynamic and ever-changing fields: the music industry!
From communication about corporate responsibility to corporate responsibility in the realm of communication: this is the switch that companies big and small are making in the way they talk about sustainability.
It is a global phenomenon driven by two main factors.
For my Master’s Project with Beast Technologies, I had the unique opportunity to develop, plan, and implement a Content Marketing Strategy from scratch that grew our Social Media presence almost 80% in 6 months across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. I am going to try and keep it contained to the key points and small takeaways as I don’t believe that you can just put a blanket strategy for every market.
During the course “Experience Design & Marketing: the Italian Way” the students of the International Master in Multichannel Marketing Management (IM4) were able to analyze cases and strategies undertaken by paramount Italian brands in key sectors like food & wine, design furniture, fashion, automotive and industrial goods. On this occasion, we had the opportunity to interview Davide Zanolini, Executive Vice President WW Marketing & Communication at Piaggio Group and CMO at Piaggio Fast Forward.
More and more companies are investing their media budgets in digital channels, recognising that these provide quality promotion opportunities and more accessible prices. Digital channels also represent a modular option which can be tailored to fit the needs of each brand and, most importantly, are capable of intercepting clients – or prospective clients – during their free time on the internet.
Students from the International Master in Multichannel Marketing Management had the chance to be part of the Innovation Design class held by Pr. Roberto Verganti. Professor Verganti, author, self-entrepreneur, is also a researcher in the Innovation field specialized in product innovation.
At what point do you stop saying you work for a start up? Meaning you cannot be a start up forever, I mean all companies started up from somewhere. But in order to scale your start up must grow and after time it is no longer a start up and needs to start taking steps to grow, be acquired, or go public.
About 8 months ago I serendipitously got a call about a job working for a Milan based Start Up from a Blog Post I wrote about my experience coaching American Football in Italy. One that has provided me with such an experience and lessons learned. There are many lessons I have learned and many more to learn along the way. But a few key takeaways to share for those looking at joining a start up or want to join a start up.