Drop.io – a podcast with Chad Stoller
File Sharing is very binary – either you share a file online or you don’t.
Well not anymore! – enter Drop.io.
Drop.io allows consumers to create their own private online spaces where they can easily and privately share photos, videos, documents, and other types of media with others. By default, drops are “private” – consumers control how and with whom drops are shared. Drop.io never requires any type of account registration, and all drops can be password-protected and set to expire after a period of time. Drop.io provides multiple methods of sharing content – by uploading through the Web site, sending email or MMS messages to the drop email address, faxing assets in and out, or by calling the drop voicemail number to leave a voice notes.
Hear what Chad Stoller has to say about how marketers’ should be using Drop.io externally as well as internally.
Drop.io – a podcast with Chad Stoller
Prior to joining drop.io, Stoller was Executive Director of Emerging Platforms at Organic, a marketing and communications company, where he led Organic’s strategy for new communication platforms, including social networking, mobile, gaming, meta-verse, geo-data applications and location-based services. In addition to developing strategies for Organic, Chad worked directly on emerging platform programs for leading brands like Chrysler Corporation, Bank of America, Fox Entertainment, NBC and Sprint.
Stoller began his career as a media planner and developer for fashion experience at Arnell Group, where he worked on such brands as Ray-Ban, Banana Republic, Donna Karen and Samsung. Subsequently, he co-founded Surge Interactive, the interactive division of Arnell Group, where he led interactive brand strategies for Universal Music Group, Tommy Hilfiger, Clear Channel, among others. Stoller returned to Arnell Group five years later in the newly created role of Director, Communications Solutions and was responsible for such brands as McDonalds, Siemens, Reebok, DaimlerChrysler and others.
thanks for the opportunity. if anyone is interested in learning more about drop.io, send me a note at chad [at] drop.io!
I think drop.io is a killer service. So much about content now is less about how / what you discover and more about what you DO with it after you discover it. I think some of the super popular social news sites – like Digg and Reddit, for example – are very limited in that all they really facilitate is content item popularity contests. And Twitter (based on current features / functionality) will never be a serious collaboration tool, as much as people out there who enjoy wasting time on it try to make the case that it will be.
I think drop.io could open up a bunch of very rich new types of interactions between people sharing content. You see all kinds of point solutions out there that facilitate collaborative environments – but this seems to be the most comprehensive, intuitive to set up and use, and possibly applicable to the broadest range of collaboration use cases.
I’ve been hearing a lot of good buzz about these guys, and it seems well deserved. Hopefully they’ll go far.
Tried this site out tonight it’s great. The upload of a 7MB file was pretty quick. I can’t wait to try out the Twitter integration.
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Hi Paul, hi Chad.
First of all, I just wanted to say that I was very happy to hear about drop.io in the podcast. I have been looking for a good file storing/sharing service and yours is the most straightforward I’ve seen.
If we take one of the most famous file storage services out there and sy its name out loud, the first thing that might come up as a reaction is: “where I download my favourite TV show episodes”. Or MP3 albums, or movies.
Without getting into the merit if distribution of copyrighted content by users is good or bad for the copyright owners, this is certainly something that affects a file storage service like drop.io.
In that regard, I would like to know from Chad what his views are on the use that people are going to make of drop.io and how this affects his business.
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