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Episode 88

Elise Ramsay

head of community @eyegroove | formerly @wistia | illustrator, dancer, sweatpants designer.

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Elise Ramsay is the Head of Community at Eyegroove, an app for creating high quality short videos with next level effects to express your true self. Elise was previously the community manager at Wistia, a video marketing platform for businesses, where she grew their community section to over 20,000 members and increased their social following by 5x. Her passion for video and enabling individuals to express themselves creatively lead her to joining the team at Eyegroove. Elise joins us to share her story, how she got involved in startups, what she loves most about video, what she does as Head of Community at Eyegroove, and much more!

Main Objectives For This Episode

  • Learn more about Elise.
  • Learn more about how Elise got into startups.
  • Learn more about how Elise approaches community building.
  • And more!

Episode Overview

Elise Ramsay is the Head of Community at Eyegroove, an app for creating high quality short videos with next level effects to express your true self.

Elise was previously the community manager at Wistia, a video marketing platform for businesses, where she grew their community section to over 20,000 members and increased their social following by 5x. Her passion for video and enabling individuals to express themselves creatively lead her to joining the team at Eyegroove.

Elise joins us to share her story, how she got involved in startups, what she loves most about video, what she does as Head of Community at Eyegroove, and much more!


What You'll Learn In This Episode

  • How Elise got into startups.
  • How Elise approaches community building.
  • How to create awesome content (with video)
  • What Elise does as Head of Community at Eyegroove & why video is special.
  • And more!

Some Of The Questions We Ask

1:53
Where are you from and what did you study?

2:40
So how did your passion for entrepreneurship develop?

4:25
Before we get into what you’re currently up to, you were previously the first community manager at Wistia. Can you tell us more about Wistia and how you created the opportunity to work there?

5:35
You created wistia.com/community and grew it to 20,000 members and also grew their social profiles by 5x. How did you approach building this community?

7:31
You also regularly spoke at conferences and produced all kinds of content for Wistia. What are your thoughts on content creation (like how do you do it?) and the role of video?

10:14
You were also the co-organizer of Wistiafest, which attracted more than 300 participants in its second year. How did you approach launching & growing a conference? Any secrets you can share?

12:21
So you’re currently the Head of Community at Eyegroove. What is Eyegroove and how did you create the opportunity to join the team there?

14:15
What’s your day-to-day role like as Head of Community? What’s involved in your job?

18:31
A common thread seems to be your passion for video. What is it about the medium that you love?

25:26
What are some of the most recent apps you’ve downloaded or used lately?

28:01
Any recommendations on some great content that you’ve come across lately?

29:13
Any last thoughts or personal mottos that you live by that you think others should know about?


Here are some of the most important links and resources mentioned throughout the show.

Twitter Handles & Websites

Elise Ramsay on Twitter
Elise Ramsay on the web
Eyegroove on Twitter
Eyegroove in the App Store
Eyegroove on the web
Wistiafest on the web
Tyler Copeland on Twitter
Franco Varriano on Twitter

Devices, Apps, and Books

Byte
Tyler the Creator's Golf Media
DSCO
Andrew Chen's Blog
Well Designed
Where Good Ideas Come From

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