I find this very interesting and hope you will too. Here is a snip from Google maps showing the New York City locations of:
Etsy, Inc. @ 55 Washington Street
Union Square Ventures @ 915 Broadway
Accel Partners @ 111 8th Avenue
Cozy little group, aren’t they?
Located at 66 West Broadway is a casting and research firm, Strickman-Ripps, Inc. (Go ahead and check them out, but do come back.) Today a casting call was put out by a representative of Strickman-Ripps, Inc. in the Etsy forums:
Obviously a promotional post that is not allowed in Etsy forums, so the original post was duly deleted by Administration, and the topic closed. But interestingly enough, the promotional live link to the casting call application was left up in this very short thread. An oversight on the part of Administration? I don’t think so.
From one insightful Etsy member:
Hmmm…. I wonder if a large company that recently announced what turned out to be an unpopular shift in their business model is looking to launch a PR campaign…..