Introducing Commerce Connect Podcast
Introducing Commerce Connect Podcast

Introducing Commerce Connect Podcast

By: Natalie Wires
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Last modified: October 30, 2019


We’re excited to announce the official launch of our Commerce Connect Podcast, where we talk with some of the world’s best-known brands to give you the inside scoop on their successes, obstacles and insights into building and maintaining an experience-driven ecommerce business.

The journey to ecommerce success

We know the road to ecommerce success can get bumpy. The Commerce Connect Podcast allows us to smooth the direct-to-consumer journey for you with actionable advice from senior executives who are accountable for ecommerce and digital strategies at companies with a proven track record of success.

Every journey has its challenges. You’ll hear about the ups and downs of personal journeys and how leaders have tackled transformation and guided their companies to achieve (and sustain) ecommerce success. These are the pioneers and innovators who are transforming the way we do business, and they’ll give you a firsthand look at current trends and future predictions that are shaping the industry.

What’s up next?

In our first episode, we sit down with Ben MacAskill, chief operating officer of SmugMug and Flickr.

Ben was a science major in college when his brother convinced him to drop out and join his company, SmugMug. What started as an experiment led to the creation of a company that helped pioneer the subscription revenue model and fill a need for photographers at every level. As COO, Ben talks about what the company got right, what it initially got very wrong, and what he thinks SmugMug needs to do to stay ahead of the competition and keep their customers happy.

In our second episode, we chat with Elena Verna, formerly SVP, consumer product, marketing, design and growth at Malwarebytes, and now growth advisor and mentor at Reforge. Elena will share why growth is a data-driven journey, and how seemingly small changes can lead to big results.

I’m in! Where can I listen?

Commerce Connect Podcast is available now on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher and wherever you like to listen to your podcasts. Search Commerce Connect, subscribe and let us know what you think!