On this episode of The Marketer’s Journey, I interview Monica Ho, CMO at SOCi Inc. Monica has a wealth of experience scaling companies and when she moved to SOCi, she was looking to get back to building again. She wanted to be an integral part of their growth as they started fundraising for their Series B; now they have just closed their Series D and are close to 200 hundred employees. Today we discuss Monica’s approach to her career and finding new opportunities. We also dig into how to leverage data on social for consumer insights to better connect with your target audiences.
Key takeaways from this episode:
- Monica’s mantra is “F*** average, be legendary”. She says that in your career, you have to always push yourself forward even if you feel like you don’t have it in you.
- At every stage in a company’s growth cycle, different marketing skills and strategies are required. To be a successful marketer with a growing company, you need to be comfortable with trying new things and reinventing yourself.
- Tap into social! It’s where conversations and communications are happening. As marketers, we used to put a lot of money and resources to solicit info, now it’s all online for us to tap into. These conversations will be happening with or without your brand, so you need to find a way to engage with your target on social, and take ownership of your message.