Paul de Gregorio, Director of Digital Engagement at Open, shares amazing messaging + fundraising examples

Wow what an episode! We’re chatting with Paul de Gregorio. He is the Director of Digital Engagement at Open – a full service agency in the UK that also builds messaging technology. Paul is a true believer in the power of messaging and he’s also designed and executed amazing messaging campaigns for organizations.

I edit every podcast after recording them and when I re-heard Paul’s description of the Break Through Breast Cancer campaign, it blew me away. It takes a lot of planning and the right strategy to make a campaign like this seem so simple. http://opencreates.com/2012/10/you-know-right/

We also discuss One Love Manchester and the fundraising from the benefit concert for the attack in Manchester. http://opencreates.com/2017/06/one-love-manchester/

The big news which was just announced today… the Stand for Rights Facebook Live campaign was nominated for an Emmy. http://opencreates.com/2017/07/what-do-ru-pauls-drag-race-benedict-cumberbatch-open-have-in-common/ Here is the longer description on the Open blog. http://opencreates.com/2017/04/stand-for-rights-stand-for-freedom/

Finally, Paul writes a regular newsletter focused on activism and the use of messaging in activism. Signup here and follow Paul on Twitter @pauldegregorio

Episode #14 Kate Myers, co-founder of Shop or Not

This episode is recorded live, so the conversation flow is a little different. Shop or Not is a really cool idea. Once you text in and sign up, it’s possible to make a purchase via SMS with one simple message.

We talk about Kate’s journey as an entrepreneur through her time building photo and video apps and how she arrived in the world of messaging. Shop or Not is a company to keep your eye on, so it’s really interesting to hear how they think about commerce and data.

Be sure to sign up at their website, (https://toshopornot.com/) or simply text in the word HELLO to 347-482-0881.

Episode 12: Stevan Simich CEO of Tact and creator of Mogli

Mogli is an SMS platform built inside of Salesforce. They focus on impact work in the US and abroad. We review a few interesting international campaigns and get some specific recommendation around doing SMS internationally.

One of the more interested things about Mogli is where I met them. They had a booth at the Nonprofit Technology Conference, a tradeshow that I had been to at least 5 times. It made me realize how big the space is, given that I hadn’t heard of Tact before, and they hadn’t heard of my previous employer or any of our campaigns. We’d been working in the same space for years!

It’s exciting to hear new stories and chat about an internationally expanding business.

Episode 11 with Seth Louey from Botlist

I loved chatting with Seth about roadtrips in your 20’s, moving to tech centers and everything that’s happening in the messaging space. I feel like I’ve really made it as an interviewer when I can get a guy like Seth to admit his infatuation with Christian Gray bot.

This is a fun, fast moving conversation about the current situation with Messaging and where the space is heading. Hope you like it.

Episode 10 – Danny Freed of Joy talks about tracking emotion and bot growth

On this episode of The Chat Bubble we talk to Danny Freed, the creator of Facebook Messenger campaign, Joy. Joy helps you track your mental state, the same way that Fitbit tracks your steps.

Joy has been featured in several publications and in the Facebook Messenger list inside of the app. We discuss how Joy came about, the state of the messaging space and where everything is heading.

Find Joy online here, http://www.hellojoy.ai/ or search for Joy on Facebook Messenger.

Episode 10 – Danny Freed of Joy talks about tracking emotion and bot growth

On this episode of The Chat Bubble we talk to Danny Freed, the creator of Facebook Messenger campaign, Joy. Joy helps you track your mental state, the same way that Fitbit tracks your steps.

Joy has been featured in several publications and in the Facebook Messenger list inside of the app. We discuss how Joy came about, the state of the messaging space and where everything is heading.

Find Joy online here, http://www.hellojoy.ai/ or search for Joy on Facebook Messenger.

Episode 9 – Adelyn Zhou Founder of TOPBOTS discusses growth, messaging and AI

Adelyn was one of the first people I found online when I started focusing on Facebook Messenger. She’s a thought leader in the messaging & AI space and if you do any research, you’ll probably stumble on to one of her articles.

We pack a lot of great information in a relatively short episode. Adelyn has great insight into how young employees can pick a successful startup to work for. We discuss growth ideas and the basics for bots. The conversation ends with some ideas on where the whole space is going.

As always, if you’re interested in messaging you can subscribe to The Chat Bubble on itunes or your favorite podcast app.

Episode 8 – Anicia Gau on The Chat Bubble to talk about Qwazou

I first discovered Qwazou in the Messenger Platform Developer Community Facebook Group. Qwazou is a bot that helps people discover other bots through categories or search. They’ve launched on Faceook and are looking to be the go to directory for all Messenger bots.

In this episode I speak with Anicia Gau about the space and where it’s going. We talk about the best experiences available in Messenger and of course, the name Qwazou.

As always, if you like what you hear, please subscribe to The Chat Bubble podcast on itunes and check out Qwazou at https://www.qwazou.com/

Episode 7 – Purple founders Rebecca and David

In my opinion, Purple has been the most successful Facebook Messenger campaign since the start of the Facebook Messenger platform. They started as an SMS campaign to explain 2016 election events clearly and in a non-partisan way. In the Summer of 2016 they migrated to Facebook Messenger and have grown a large and engaged list.

Purple didn’t end after election day. They send 1 or 2 daily messages to keep people up to date on US politics and there is a large initiative to help more people become trusted sources using Messenger.

This episode is an essential listen if you’re interested in messaging as a channel for communications.