Matthews advice and support has been critical in securing my place in the Los Angeles market as a ‘Writer/Producer & Editor’, working on some of ‘Falls’ biggest launches, and marketing campaigns including spots for ABC, CBS, Disney, CW, G4, Esquire Network, ‘TruTV’, ‘Soap Net’, & ‘FX’, also including campaigns for the features “21 and Over”, ‘2 Guns’, and ‘This is the End’. After 20 years of experience working with many of the major Australian television networks as a writer, editor and producer I decided to take my career to the next level by heading to Los Angeles. Soon after arriving I realised getting into the Los Angeles market was a much harder endeavour than I first thought. In Australia I had grown relationships and status over many years, with many of the major television stations, and in Los Angeles I had to start again. Matthew’s help has been amazing! He talked me through keeping a clear mind when approaching prospective clients; managing my time to priorities and get the money generating tasks done each week; provided ways of staying motivated to call, what seemed to be an endless number of people each day; and gave me invaluable advise when negotiating complex engagement contracts. Matthew is the essential ingredient to any business that has a great functional skill but lacks the sales, marketing and time management strategies to get the world to know it.
Matthew's Speaking Events
Matthew Pollard was an invaluable mentor to startup teams at our first Startup Weekend Education in Austin. He patiently guided several of the teams towards success as they worked to create their very own startup. Matthew's guidance and business expertise helped prepare teams for their pitches to our distinguished panel of judges. The weekend would not have been nearly as successful without Matthew's mentorship.
Matthew’s participation to our last Startup Weekend event in Austin, TX was highly valuable! Indeed, his speech at the start of the event was really inspiring. It's exactly the kind of energy participants needed to be pumped up for the weekend. Plus, he also spoke on behalf of the jury to reward teams and was able to convey the right messages to the teams regarding their projects. We hope we’ll get a chance to collaborate again sometime soon!
Matthew is a truly outstanding Sales & Marketing expert and has been an important part of my growth and development. Matt has great wisdom, knowledge and abilities but more importantly, he is incredibly giving with these capabilities and with anything he creates. It is this consistent willingness to share, help and enable others to achieve success that may be his greatest gift. He goes above and beyond to understand where you are, what you need and partners closely to help you achieve ...