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Apr 18, 2022

Jay Kurahashi-Sofue, VP of Marketing at Ava Labs, discusses how his team disrupted the traditional event experience with their recent Avalanche Summit in Barcelona, along with some of the risks they took that really paid off. He also shares the biggest opportunities for crypto marketers across all stages of the funnel.

In this episode we discuss: 

  • How optimizing for speed and cost impacts blockchain adoption and attracting crypto traders
  • The challenges crypto marketers face when advertising on social media channels
  • Upper funnel activations and ways marketers can get more comfortable going  horizontal with their channels
  • how user research can play an important role in meeting users where they are, and creating effective marketing strategies

Guest Bio: Jay Kurahashi-Sofue is the VP of Marketing at Ava Labs, a Web3 organization building Avalanche. Prior to Ava Labs, he was the Head of Marketing at Fluidity and AirSwap and also was a strategist at Ogilvy, where he co-founded its first blockchain marketing group. Jay is also the co-founder of BlockMarketers, a virtual and in-person community for marketing executives in the blockchain industry. Outside of Ava Labs, Jay is a photographer and music producer.


About this Show:

The Brave Marketer podcast is hosted by Donny Dvorin, VP, Head of Sales at Brave Software - the makers of the privacy-respecting browser with a built-in ads platform that rewards users for their attention with the Basic Attention Token. Brave is at the forefront of a new online privacy frontier and has unique insights into the future of marketing and advertising in a cookieless world. 

Music by: Ari Dvorin