VP of Marketing at Wildcard

Posted on January 22, 2015. Filed under: Uncategorized |

At Wildcard we build product very fast, and we release new stuff almost every week. The good part about that, is that if you dream it and if our users want it, we can build it…in fact, there isn’t a single thing you can contemplate that we can’t design and build…the bad part of that is that with so much product, keeping a unified message across our products and audiences, and getting the correct message to the correct audience, can be a little exhausting. We have product for consumers, and product for publishers, and soon product for app developers…all oriented around the same fundamental pain point…which is that webpages suck on your phone. We have a belief that webpages will not be how you interact with the internet on your phone 5 years from now, and that a technology and design movement known as “cards” or “native cards” is replacing the legacy web. We are a design and engineering driven group of 23 people who are ready to become a “design and engineering and marketing driven group of 24 people.” This is not your typical startup marketing opportunity, where an app wants distribution, so they hire someone to go get them installs, and that’s the gig. This is a leadership opportunity where your first and most important goal is to infuse marketing DNA and thinking into our entire team. We believe that chemistry between disciplines is essential to success. If you come here you will be expected to learn and appreciate everyone’s individual crafts, whether those be data science or mobile design, and in turn, find a way to communicate your craft to all of us.

With that as a baseline, step two is to be the smartest marketing mind in New York City, independent of what medium and channels are available to us today, tomorrow, or 12 months from now. You might have apprenticed under a master at Kayak, or Venmo, or Squarespace and this is your chance to run the show…or you might have been the master and this is your chance to change the internet. Either way, you are literally coming into a company with zero marketing/growth infrastructure in place. So there is an element of roll up your sleeves, figure this shit out with us, teach us what best in class means in your discipline, and then layer in the right people on your team to execute well. We’re an incredibly curious and fast learning group, and we’re ready to develop as marketing and growth thinkers. We have world class leadership in every discipline we practice…our leadership and team have all successfully started and sold companies in the past, and we’ve chosen to come together to tackle a very ambitious, very amazing problem. I don’t think we have an “easy” or “clear cut” marketing challenge with many analogs and known solutions…I think this is a gig that will require extreme creativity, self-confidence, and persistence…but for the right person, I can assure you it will be fascinating, and you will get to join a wonderful ride, build a brand, and grow a company with a very special group of people.

What does success look like? If you crush it, Wildcard will be a household name. 8 out of 10 people you meet will know that it’s the best way to access the web on your phone. 8 out of 10 Apps will know it’s an obvious replacement to the Safari webview, and 8 out of 10 web publishers will know cards are the best way to natively reach users who haven’t yet installed their apps.

Requirements:

1) You built and grew a brand that we know…we know it because of your effort.
2) You are a good person
3) You want to replace Safari and Chrome with the world’s first “native browser” and you’re not afraid to try to message that to people who don’t know what “native” is or even what a “browser” is

Comp: Extremely competitive comp, meaningful equity, great benefits

Start: whenever you’re ready

Contact: jordan.cooper@gmail.com

Relevant Links

Install our browser: http://wcd.io/wildcardapp
Publisher facing materials: http://www.trywildcard.com/partners
Developer facing materials: http://www.trywildcard.com/developers

A bit of launch Press:

https://gigaom.com/2014/11/13/a-new-mobile-browser-called-wildcard-restructures-the-web-into-easily-swipable-cards/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/13/wildcard-raises-10-million-launches-a-browser-built-for-the-mobile-web/
http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/13/7214251/wildcard-search-open-web-native-app-cards
http://www.engadget.com/2014/11/13/wildcard-mobile-cards/
http://thenextweb.com/apps/2014/11/13/browse-web-cards-pages-wildcard-ios/
http://gizmodo.com/wildcard-wants-to-transform-how-you-use-the-web-on-your-1658487968

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    I’m a NYC based investor and entrepreneur. I think there is one metric that can be used to measure the value of a human life and that’s impact. How did you change things? How many people did you touch? How different is the world because you lived in it and how positive was the change that you affected? (p.s. i don’t use spell check…deal with it) You can email me at Jordan.Cooper@gmail.com

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