Indie Bites

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Today I'm joined by Blake Emal, who is the CMO at Copy.ai and the founder of Float, a Notion-powered course creator. Blake is an expert at building in public, going from 10k to 55k followers on Twitter in just a few months. In this episode we talk about his journey to becoming the CMO at Copy.ai, why he's chosen to be a CMO in public and to that point, why building in public is so effective.

Show Notes

Blake Emal is the CMO at Copy.ai, but it's not been a traditional route into that role. 8 years ago Blake was living in the South of France and when he moved back to the US, he had no idea what he wanted to do. As he spoke French, he landed a gig in the French team of an SEO firm. This was his first foray into marketing and he didn't intend to stay in marketing.

Fast forward 7 years of working for agencies, freelancing and in-house, he stumbled across a little tool called Copy.ai. He was quite happy in his current role, but sent the Copy.ai founder a DM on Twitter, asking if he needed any help with marketing. After a few back and forths and a grand total of 3 Zoom calls, Blake became CMO at Copy.ai.

In this episode we cover:
  • What is copy.ai and how does it work?
  • What does being a CMO in public mean?
  • Where should founders start with marketing
  • Why you should just "put a camera in front of you" when building
  • Why is building in public so effective?
  • Who is building in public well?
  • How to get good at Twitter?
  • Who is doing Twitter well?
  • Are threads dead?
  • Why do marketers ruin everything?
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What is Indie Bites?

Short, bite-sized conversations with indie hackers that have started small, profitable and bootstrapped businesses. You'll learn how they come up with ideas, what they do to validate, find those first customers and make a sustainable income.