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John Lauer

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CEO John Lauer on the State of Texting in 2021

Zipcast

Scott Heimes and Zipwhip CEO John Lauer discuss what the 2021 State of Texting report findings mean for businesses in 2021. As the creators of Texting for Business, Zipwhip publishes the State of Texting annually to help businesses keep pace with changes in the messaging landscape. The past year was like none other, but how that affected the habits and preferences of thousands of businesses and consumers across the country might surprise you. You can check out the 2021 State of Texting report here.  Tune in each month for the latest episodes of Zipcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Spotify. If you have any suggestions for the show, feel free to text us at (347) 772-3529 or email zipcast@zipwhip.com.

17mins

16 Feb 2021

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COVID-19 Insights for Business with CEO John Lauer

Zipcast

How are consumers behaviors changing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? How can businesses adjust, according to this new reality? Zipwhip recently commissioned a survey of 1,000 people across three states that have been hit hardest by COVID-19. Today, we comb through the results of the report with Zipwhip CEO, John Lauer.  Tune in each month for the latest episodes of Zipcast. Don’t forget to follow us on  Apple Podcasts,  Google Play, and  Spotify. If you have a suggestion for the show, feel free to text us at (347) 772-3529 or email  zipcast@zipwhip.com. 

11mins

22 Apr 2020

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CEO John Lauer Reacts to 2020 State of Texting Report

Zipcast

Zipwhip just released the 2020 State of Texting report, published annually to help businesses keep pace with changes in the messaging landscape. Today we get Zipwhip CEO John Lauer’s thoughts on what the report findings mean for businesses in 2020 and for the future of business texting. Tune in each month for the latest episodes of Zipcast. Don’t forget to follow us on  Apple Podcasts,  Google Play, and  Spotify. If you have a suggestion for the show, feel free to text us at (347) 772-3529 or email  zipcast@zipwhip.com. 

14mins

4 Mar 2020

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Zipwhip CEO & Co-Founder: John Lauer

ExecuTalks

John was raised in the suburbs of Detroit, MI and grew up with six other siblings. He had a sustained curiosity for the technology around electronics, which was heavily influenced by his father. At just 13-years-old he began trying out different ways of making money including writing a book, landscaping, and deejaying. At just 21-years-old, John started a business that helps businesses build websites. He managed to acquire a $6M contract from Ford Motor Company and also acquire other notable customers such as General Motors. He was awarded the Michigan Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Michigan Governor: John Engler. After several business ventures, John started Zipwhip in 2007: A Seattle-based cloud texting provider that helps businesses communicate with their customers via text messaging.  Since Zipwhip’s birth, John has raised over $90M, currently has over 300 employees, and the company is experiencing outstanding growth.

24mins

17 Feb 2020

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Texting for Business: Now and the Future With John Lauer

Zipcast

Zipwhip’s CEO, John Lauer, discusses his lifelong passion for entrepreneurship, the makings of Zipwhip, the state of texting and what it takes to start a business. A conversation with Kevin Lin from Folk Stories. Hear why the landline phone isn’t dead, about the evolution of the business-texting market, why Zipwhip is different than other texting ecosystems, and opportunities for the texting medium in the next five years.   For the full episode, click here to visit the Folk Stories podcast website.   Tune in each month for the latest episodes of Zipcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, SoundCloud and Spotify. If you have a suggestion for the show, feel free to text us at (206) 582-3740 or email zipcast@zipwhip.com. 

16mins

13 May 2019

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14: Focusing on the Message with John Lauer

Folk Stories

John Lauer is the CEO of Zipwhip, a Seattle based businesses that enables businesses to text message their customers through software and API solutions. Zipwhip is one of Seattle's fastest growing private companies and was the first business that made it possible for landlines and cellphones to communicate with each other. Prior to Zipwhip, John was already neck deep in entrepreneurship. John started coming up with business ideas ever since he was thirteen. John started his first company, Rootlevel, at the age of 21 - Rootlevel was a web design firm based in Detroit and had included GM and Ford as their clients. John dropped out of college one semester from finishing his computer science degree because he made a commitment early on to never do something that would require a resume. In today's episode, we talk about John's storied history and start in entrepreneurship, we talk about the makings of Zipwhip and the state of texting, and we talk about the focus and people that it takes to start a business. Quote If you contribute to humanity, humanity rewards you back, which gives you more ability to contribute. It sort of pancake layers on top of itself. – John Lauer Notes how John got started with entrepreneurship dropping out of college and commiting to startups Zipwhip, how it got started and where it is today importance of texting to businesses and consumers closed vs open systems predictions about communication platforms going forward finding the right people to start a company with staying focused and deciding what to focus on ways of recharging Closing inspiration week without at Zipwhip - two weeks without office food, raised $5000 to donate to Mary's place surprising fact walk around with smile on face but there's a great amount of simulation happening inside of what might happen at Zipwhip principle do the right thing closing notes Zipwhip will keep plugging forward and texting is adding huge value to peoples lifes, lots of new releases coming out later this year Links Zipwhip Only the Paranoid Survive 2019 State of Texting Report Zipwhip Jobs GeekWire's Deal of the Year Nomination: Zipwhip's been nominated, click here to vote These shownotes are also available at http://folkstories.org/14folkstories.org@kevins8

44mins

8 Apr 2019

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Zipwhip CEO & Co-founder John Lauer on the Power of Business Texting

Zipcast

Zipwhip CEO and co-founder John Lauer talks about how the company got its start, why texting is the ultimate communication tool for businesses and shares advice for other SaaS companies trying to scale. 

12mins

4 Nov 2018