Remember the discussion we had about how LinkedIn fails to protect its female professionals from sexual harassment on its platform? Well, there’s a professional networking app that’s safe. Get in loser, we’re going to Mixer App!
When a network is professional, and wants to create the largest hub for professionals to connect and collaborate, it must be run by the respective set of community guidelines. As most women know, and men have recently found out, LinkedIn got an “F” in this test.
And while I was using my mental energy to think about how LinkedIn could turn this whole thing around, just when it was getting tiring (mainly because I was doing someone else’s job, and for free might I add), it occurred to me it’d be so much easier if we migrated to another app altogether! Right?!
That was exactly the plan for Mixer founders, Anis Bennaceur, Alex Carapetis, and Cody Simons, who wanted to create a new, straightforward way for creatives to meet, and make great stuff together – as simple as that.
I first found out about Mixer from a great feature on Nylon, which contains an insightful interview by Bennaceur and Corry Kennedy, the company’s Marketing Director, which I strongly suggest you read. The writer’s narration was optimistic enough for me to give it a try: Creatives from all walks of life (and industries) can easily set up a profile, by sharing a summary of their professional identity and putting together a sample portfolio. The more projects to show, the merrier!
After this comes the part where the app really shines: the review process in order to be accepted to the app. According to Bennaceur, that sets the bar high for “[q]uality and quality: Quality of the members, and quality of the app itself. That ends up driving higher engagement than most other platforms and apps out there.” And it’s true, because so far the women on the app have provided only positive feedback regarding their interaction with the male members, and the verdict is that Mixer is “strictly professional.” Such a breath of fresh air these days.
Also, in a more-than-decent attempt to make your life easier when sharing a portfolio, Mixer connects with Spotify, Apple Music, Behance, SoundCloud, YouTube, Vimeo, and Instagram. More projects attached to a profile equal better evaluation by team members, resulting in a faster application process.
Have you taken Mixer out for a spin yet?
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