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Movers & Shakers Interview With Chirag Kulkarni

Dillon Kivo

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Tell us your name and a little about yourself.

My name is Chirag Kulkarni, and I’m the CMO of Medly, a digital pharmacy that hand delivers prescriptions anywhere in New York City the same day, for free. Previously he’s helped companies like Expedia, LinkedIn, and Alexa with digital marketing. Forbes named him one of the top 25 marketing influencers.

What exactly does your company do?

Medly is a digital pharmacy that delivers prescriptions anywhere in New York City for free, all you pay is your regular co-pay. Our vision is to democratize access to bettering our customer’s health, starting with prescriptions.

What were the biggest challenges you have faced and how did you overcome them?

One of the toughest challenges was shutting down a project called Insightfully. What I learned is there are products that are painkillers or vitamins. Insightfully was a vitamin, or in other words, a product you could live without. By doubling down on my skillset in digital marketing, I moved much faster, in comparison to spending time on an area where my skillset doesn’t lie.

What piece of advice do you wish someone had given you at the start of your career?

Find a mentor, someone who is ahead of you and follow them. Learn from their mistakes, failures, and successes.

Who are your biggest influences and people you admire and why?

My grandfather is someone I deeply admire because he embodies the definition of generosity and selfless giving, qualities that I try to embed into my daily life.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are?

Neil Patel was one of the people that got me into digital marketing in the first place. I’ll always be grateful for his advice and help.

What do you see as your greatest success in life?

The greatest success in life is the ability to be content and at peace with any situation in life, regardless of it being positive or negative. A balanced state is a state that helps someone regulate their mind and make the correct decision.

You can contact Chirag Kulkarni by clicking the link(s) below.

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