Kevin Knight is Chief Marketing Officer of Experticity, which connects brands to the trusted experts who help people decide what to buy. Before joining Experticity, Kevin was global head of creative and brand strategy at Pinterest, leading the team that worked with top brands to craft successful Pinterest marketing strategies. Before joining Pinterest, Kevin worked at the Facebook Creative Shop in New York City, developing some of the most successful advertising campaigns on Facebook. He also used to work in marketing at Google and Microsoft and the Office of the Governor of Utah. Kevin earned his BA at the University of Utah and an MBA from MIT. He's a Salt Lake City native who now lives in Oakland, California with his wife and three kids.
Smartcuts author Shane Snow sent 1,000 cold emails to high-level executives. The silence was deafening.
The almost-zero response from this massive experiment reflects the experience many marketers suffer through themselves. Yet the potential business generated from email marketing is far too great to ignore:
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