AMA with Brian Brown
Welcome to the seventh post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs.
The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is a seven-month-long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series is twofold: to give fans of the project an opportunity to interact directly with team members, and to give team members—especially those who operate largely behind the scenes—a chance to share their insights and offer the community a window into their work.
The most recent AMA took place on November 14th with Brian Brown, Brave’s Chief Business Officer. Over the course of the AMA, Brian fielded both pre-submitted and live questions from Redditors about a variety of topics. He described the process of reaching out to publishers, advertisers and prospective partners and what the general reception has been when pitching BAT & Brave’s new advertising model. (Apparently, it isn’t uncommon to hear “We are fans!”). Brian discussed upcoming marketing initiatives and a multitude of ways the BAT token could be used in the future. The AMA took a philosophical turn when Brian broached his inner Aristotelian, encouraging readers to be skeptical of the notion of “success” and to instead pursue excellence.
Highlights can be found below, with a link to the full AMA at the bottom of this post.
The next AMA will take place on Wednesday, November 21st, and will feature Brave’s Director of Business Development, Luke Mulks, to discuss BAT and Brave Ads.
For the full list of upcoming BAT Community AMAs through February 2019, see below.
Read the full AMA here.
Read Sampson’s AMA from October 31st, 2018 here.
Follow the BAT Community’s Updates here: https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/
Upcoming BAT Community AMAs:
Luke Mulks, Director, Business Development (November 21st)
Alex Wykoff, User Research and Testing
Ryan Watson and Kamil Jozwiak, DevOps and QA
Des Martin, Jan Piotrowski, and Brad Flora from the Business Development team
Tom Lowenthal, Security and Privacy Coordinator
Holli Bohren, Chief Financial Officer
Ben Livshits, Chief Scientist
Marshall Rose, Senior Software Engineer
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