On Brand with Nick Westergaard

The On Brand podcast helps you tell stronger stories and build better brands. Each week host Nick Westergaard, author of Brand Now and Get Scrappy, interviews marketing and communication thought leaders or those working for innovative brands like Adobe, Ben & Jerry’s, HBO, Mastercard, Maker’s Mark, the Minnesota Vikings, Salesforce, and Whole Foods. For show notes and more, please visit http://onbrandpodcast.com.

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The Economics of Attention with Jamie Mustard a...
“Attention is the defining business challenge of our time.” This prolific idea was noted by not one but two guests this week. Jamie Mustard is a strategic multimedia consultant who helps create brands, ideas, and messages that stand out. His new...
31 min
102
Why All Startups Need a Brand Book with Mona Bi...
“Vision and strategy require a lot of thinking about brand.” Mona Bijoor would know. She spends a lot of her time thinking about and helping early-stage founders startup, scale, and grow their businesses, which, as she notes, involves more...
26 min
103
Branding for Growth and Scale with Kristin Luck
“Marketers today have to be data junkies.” Kristin Luck would know. She’s founded two marketing analytics companies that were so successful both ended up being acquired. Today she helps founders and executive teams scale and monetize their...
30 min
104
Generating Unlimited Brand Story Ideas with Mel...
“The biggest disservice we've done with content marketing is giving such high expectations without the tools to fulfill them.” When it comes to upping your content marketing game, most struggle with obstacles related to time, talent, and...
29 min
105
Flipping the Script on Flip Flops with Jeremy S...
“Your feet take you on these adventures. You should have quality flip flops that you keep for a long time. That really became our core story.” That spark of an idea led Jeremy Stewart and his wife to found premium flip-flop brand Hari-Mari. In...
28 min
106
Creating a Conversational Brand with Nick Usborne
“Bad writing can undermine everything you’re trying to do.” As someone who started out as a marketing copywriter and who still spends a lot of time today teaching business writing and writing books, I couldn’t wait to talk to copywriting and...
32 min
107
Marketing as Attraction vs. Marketing as Retent...
“Marketing is your ability to attract and keep customers. Most confuse the definition of marketing with the definition of advertising.” This week on the On Brand podcast, I chatted with Wayne Mullins, Founder of Ugly Mug Marketing. We talked about...
27 min
108
The Secret Sauce of Branding with Kerrie Finch
“The secret sauce of brands is purpose.” In a career that’s taken her from wrangling brands at Wieden+Kennedy to launching her own successful global PR shop, futurefactor, Kerrie Finch has spent her career helping brands share their stories with...
30 min
109
Inspiring Your Brand's Fan Culture with David M...
What do the Grateful Dead and Harry Potter have in common? Both have huge fandoms that include author David Meerman Scott and his daughter Reiko Scott respectively. “Our thesis was this—are the lessons of fandom relevant to brands?” While most...
32 min
110
Building Brand Alignment Internally and Externa...
“We're the BASF of brand story. We don't make it but we bring it life.” This analogy perfectly captures the inflection point where Christopher Wallace has built his business. InnerView helps marketing teams take the brand from the boardroom to the...
28 min
111
Developing Smile-Inducing Brand Names with Alex...
“You don’t want your brand name to be tame. You can’t afford to be tame!” As the verbal identity expert behind names for brands ranging from frozen yogurt to Burger King, Alexandra Watkins knows how to develop names that make people...
30 min
112
Using Big Data to Create Customer Connections w...
“The constant today is still that the consumer is at the heart of everything.” In a career spanning big brands and early-stage companies, Aimee Irwin has been at the forefront of strategic marketing and advertising. Despite the fact that big data...
25 min
113
How to Humanize Your Brand with Beth Trejo
“It’s the simple things that I think people overlook because they’re trying to be so complicated or complex.” Beth Trejo is a force. As CEO and Founder of Chatterkick, she works to infuse the world of social media and digital marketing with a...
31 min
114
The Future of Marketing Is Collaboration with V...
“Collaboration is the next phase of marketing.” And Vlad Calus knows a thing or two about collaboration. A serial entrepreneur, Vlad’s latest venture is as co-founder of Planable, a social media management tool built around the need for greater...
26 min
115
Managing Startup Brand Consistency with Jonatha...
“How do we make sure there’s a consistency of experience, consistency of messaging, and consistency of feeling?” These are the questions all brand builders grapple with. However, startup brands are building answers to these questions from the...
27 min
116
Creating Brands for Tomorrow’s Consumers with E...
“Something that disruptors bring to the table is the personal relationship with the customer.” And Brand Hacks author Emmanuel Probst knows a thing or two about disruptors. With a background in academia and working with several Fortune...
31 min
117
Building Brands by Changing Habits with Jessica...
“Getting people to change habits and try new things is an exciting challenge for any marketer.” And Jessica Jensen knows a thing or two about marketing challenges. In a career that has taken her from Yahoo to Apple to Facebook, she’s tackled...
26 min
118
How Self-Reliant Entrepreneurs Build Purposeful...
“Entrepreneurs have always been the voice of good.” As the author of bootstrapping bibles Duct Tape Marketing, The Referral Engine, and Duct Tape Selling, John Jantsch has also been a voice of good for many entrepreneurs....
29 min
119
Creating a Big, Bold Brand with Inge Overtoom
“Brands today have to create a memory.” In over 200 episodes of the On Brand podcast, we’ve had a lot of definitions of branding. However, I’m a big fan of how this week’s guest defined what we all do. Inge Overtoom is partner and operations...
25 min
120
Help Customers by Building a “Lighthouse Brand”...
“As an entrepreneur, it’s our job to make something that wasn’t there.” And that’s exactly what New Orleans based entrepreneur Scott Wolfe did in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. With a boom in rebuilding and restoration construction, Wolfe...
32 min
121
Finding Your Brand’s Universal Story with Ellen...
“Story doesn’t start with a 40-page deck. It starts with a founder with a vision.” And yet, there are quite a few 40-page branding decks floating around out there. This week on the podcast I was joined by Ellen Utrecht, a branding, film, and...
27 min
122
Why Your Brand Should Be an Outlier with Philli...
“Be an outlier. Play a game no one else is playing.” With success in developing both corporate marketing and political campaigns, Phillips Stutts knows how to win big. As founder of Win BIG Media and Go BIG Media he helps clients across the board...
29 min
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Redefining Your Content Experience with Randy F...
“What we do in life is we solve what’s in front of us instead of what’s next.” That’s exactly how most brands have approached content marketing. The initial challenge was creating all of this content. So we focused on content creation. Now...
30 min
124
Positioning Your Brand Platform with Derrick Daye
“There are fifteen accepted definitions of a brand. My favorite definition is that a brand is a sum of all experiences a customer has.” As the name of the popular online platform he founded suggests, Derrick Daye is the ultimate Branding Strategy...
31 min
125
How to Build a Challenger Brand with Prentice Howe
“A challenger brand is defined by an ethos — a mindset. They have ambitions that outweigh their internal marketing resources. They have to outthink. They can’t outspend.” So how do you punch above your weight class? We talked about this with...
30 min
126
Boosting Brand Scale and Impact with Raul Herna...
“Every company can be broken into three parts — marketing, operations, and product.” Raul Hernandez is an expert at helping business break down their marketing processes to boost both scale and impact. We discussed all of this and more this week...
26 min
127
Brands as Building Blocks of Personal Identity ...
“The brand has changed from goods and services to a building block of personal identity.” David Lemley knows this first hand. Twenty years ago he led the team that helped Starbucks grow from a boutique coffee shop to a brand many have cited on...
31 min
128
Using Brand as a Leadership Tool with Lindsay P...
“Brand creates focus. It helps you prioritize. Because it’s a North Star in can help the leader allocate resources, determine how he or she should spend his or her time.” This week on the On Brand podcast, I was joined by Lindsay Pedersen, brand...
30 min
129
Building a Startup Brand with ShowerPill Founde...
“Excel at what you can’t control. A lot of people say ‘control what you can control.’ But I think you excel at those things that you can’t control because those are the things that are gonna keep you until you get your breakthrough.” As an...
28 min
130
Inside ADP’s First-Ever Rebranding with CMO Lor...
“It’s not a marketing veneer. It’s not a marketing campaign. It’s embedded in our values, our behaviors, and how we show up in the world.” Rebranding is a challenge many struggle with. But what if you’re a 75-year old category creator like...
29 min
131
Brand Building Through Servant Leadership with ...
“A lot of Wall Street people think that profit is the reason for business. I say profit is the applause you get for creating a motivating environment for your people so they'll take good care of your customers.” This week, for the 200th episode of...
26 min
132
Connecting Brand Strategy to Business Strategy ...
“A brand story should be built on a good narrative.” Jeff Swystun has built his career helping brands tell their stories. His career alone is storied with time at DDB and Interbrand. He’s also author fo the new book Why Marketing Works. We...
32 min
133
Why Brands Have a Responsibility to Do Good wit...
“I started out struggling with doing business and doing good. It’s always presented as this zero-sum game. And it doesn’t have to be.” Alexandra Dimiziani has spent her career building iconic brands such as Coca-Cola and Airbnb. Today she’s...
28 min
134
Remixing Your Brand's Story and Content with Ju...
“Someone’s story is what gets us most.” With a background in improvisational comedy and marketing, Judi Holler is an expert at crafting and remixing fearless stories. She’s also author of the new book Fear Is My Homeboy. We discussed all of...
25 min
135
Finding Brand Relevancy in a Fast-Changing Worl...
“Marketing doesn’t always have one right answer.” As both a branding expert and instructor at NYU Stern School of Business, Allen Adamson knows how the world of branding has changed and what’s important for students and brand builders alike to...
24 min
136
How to Orchestrate Your Brand Experience with K...
"Experience design is the suite of emotions that you deliver over time.” This clear and concise answer came from this week’s guest on the On Brand podcast, Karin Soukup. As Brand Experience Director at Collins San Francisco, she spends her time...
25 min
137
Finding the Epicenter of Branding and Culture w...
“Brand and culture are two weird words that are getting put together more and more.” This week on the On Brand podcast, we explore these two words—brand and culture—and how to activate them in the creation of meaningful brand experiences with...
26 min
138
Creating a Heart-Centered Brand with Stephanie ...
“Everyone has an important role to play in the big vision.” This week on the On Brand podcast, I was joined by Stephanie Nivinskus, CEO of SizzleForce Marketing. We talked about the impact of effective copywriting, creating brands with heart,...
26 min
139
Bridging the Brand Activation Gap with Mitch Du...
“If your brand was to go away tomorrow, would anyone miss it?” Awkward silence. That’s because, for the most part, very few brands today are truly indispensable. Mitch Duckler is out to change that. The author of the new book The Indispensable...
26 min
140
Mapping a Customer-First Journey with Nancie Mc...
“Leading with the who is something people want to jump right past.” No, my guest this week wasn’t talking about the band The Who. We were talking about why it’s so important to start with the customer—the who—in mind. This seems easy...
27 min
141
Cultivating a Creative Culture with Justin Dauer
“Culture internally seems like one of the most intuitive things to support. It’s a no brainer. And yet …” We miss it. Often. Thankfully there’s a new book to help us keep the connection between brand and culture top of mind — Cultivating a...
27 min
142
How Brands Can Apply Design Thinking with Alain...
“People tend to see strategy and design as two separate things.” As the founder and CEO of Sylvain Labs, Alain Sylvain sits at the intersection of strategy and design. We discussed this including several examples of design thinking at work on this...
28 min
143
Taming the Brand Experience Beast with Darren C...
“Building a brand is everyone's job and it’s challenging. It can feel like moving a mammoth.” As the Founder and Managing Consultant at Wavelength Marketing, Darren Coleman helps brands throughout the world like Johnson & Johnson and Pepsi...
28 min
144
Winning Your Customers' Hearts and Minds with K...
“One of the thing’s that’s hardest to do is continue to grow.” As Vice President of Marketing and Growth at Hubspot, Kieran Flanagan has helped the inbound marketing giant do just that. He's responsible for managing all of HubSpot's global...
25 min
145
Designing Meaningful Brand Experiences with Ste...
“Experiences bring brand values to life.” As leader of the creative team at BASIC, Steve Denekas spends his time crating experiences for brands like Canadian Club, Levi’s, and Dodge. As a designer, he brings a thoughtful process to everything he...
27 min
146
The Cold Shower Digital Marketers Need to Take ...
Why a “cold shower” you may ask? Because we know that cold showers are good for us, and yet, we avoid them. Marketers have chores they need to do that they avoid. As a third-generation business owner and seasoned marketer, Ryan Cote knows a thing...
25 min
147
How to Develop Tasty Content That Sells with Re...
“You have to think of your marketing on every channel today. If you're a restaurant, you can't just put a picture of garlic knots on Instagram.” This week on the On Brand podcast, we got to talk about food and marketing — specifically content...
23 min
148
How to Create Presentations That Are On Brand w...
“Presentations are valuable content.” And yet, they often go underutilized. More challenging still, these prominent content delivery systems aren't branded consistently. Enter James Ontra. Author of the book Presentation Management and Co-Founder...
30 min
149
Thinking Outside of the Box and Breaking the Wh...
“As marketers we retreat to the mean — to trendy best practices.” What’s required is out-of-the-box thinking. As the founder of Unthinkable Media and author of the new book Break the Wheel, Jay Acunzo knows a thing or two about pushing...
30 min
150
Creating a Media Frenzy Around Your Brand with ...
“The reality is that many want to be innovative and disruptive and they’re just not.” Starting as a marketer at Motorola to founding Media Frenzy Global, Sarah Torville has spent her career helping disruptive brands tell their stories. We...
29 min
151
Why Great Brands Must Design Great Culture with...
“It’s imperative. You must design your culture. It plays such a big role.” Educator, author, and designer Josh Miles has made his mission helping organizations understand the need for culture design in our rapidly changing digital world. His new...
32 min
152
In a Noisy, Distracted World, Clarity Wins with...
“We're more and more distracted today. There's more and more noise. What hasn't increased is attention.” In our noisy, distracted world, it's harder than ever to get our audience's attention — to say nothing of making sure that they remember and...
29 min
153
Applying a Punk Rock Attitude to Your Brand wit...
“Marketing is the balance of the irrational and the rational.” Someone that would utter this truth would naturally have some ideas that are out of the box. Drawing on his career at Microsoft and Motorola, Jeremy Dale has gathered stories on what...
27 min
154
How Leaders Create Strong Brands with Alberto L...
“Twenty or 30 years ago, business did not have to be connected to society.” Today this is not the case. Author and strategist Alberto Lopez-Valenzuela helps organizations overcome this challenge at several different levels. As Chief Executive at...
25 min
155
Building an Audience for Your Personal Brand wi...
“Hold off until you have something to write home about.” As a podcaster and branding thought leader, Case Kenny offered insights on personal branding that many miss. Namely focus — both on your brand credentials as well as the right channels. We...
27 min
156
Why You Should Market to Mindstates with Will L...
“The science is just sitting out there in academia.” That’s why consultant, educator, and author Will Leach decided to package it up in a revolutionary new book. Marketing to Mindstates is about looking beyond traditional market...
27 min
157
The Best Marketing Tool You're Currently Overlo...
“Webinars are a fundamental campaign we’re overlooking.” As Todd Earwood said that in the first few minutes of our interview it rung true. Webinars are a powerful direct marketing tool and yet we overlook them in favor of shinier new things like...
26 min
158
The Laws of Brand Storytelling with Ekaterina W...
"Stop being Switzerland!” This could sound like vague advice but it's so important today. Translated it means that your brand can’t be neutral anymore. There’s so much noise you have to stand out. To help, marketers and serial co-authors...
31 min
159
The Future of Branded Video with Wistia Founder...
“You’re going to get judged by your video.” If this quote scares you, you’ll want to listen to this week’s episode. With 80% of online content set to be video by 2019 more brands are pushing into the space. However, many are afraid of...
32 min
160
Creating Talk Triggers for Your Brand with Jay ...
“Word of mouth influences 50% of all purchases yet no one has a strategy for it.” Ask any business what drives the most leads and sales and the answer is almost universally — word of mouth. Yet, as Jay Baer notes, we leave it largely to chance....
34 min
161
The Next Evolution of Branding with Mona Amodeo
“It’s no longer enough to sell the sizzle. Customers today want to know what’s behind it — what the brand stands for.” While many (mis)categorize branding as simply a logo or a department or responsibility within the marketing department,...
33 min
162
What It Means to Be an Everywhere Brand with Je...
"Consumers deserve perfect info about businesses everywhere. We can all agree on that." Going out of the gate, Jeff Rohrs reminded us of what's at stake with all of the information about businesses online. As Chief Marketing Officer at Yext, Rohrs is...
33 min
163
Why Data Is Critical to Building Customer Loyal...
“If you don’t care about having a lifelong relationship with your customers then keep doing what you’re doing.” But if you want to understand the customer journey and build that relationship, you have to understand the data behind it. Kevin...
28 min
164
Crafting Brand Stories That Sell with Amber Wil...
Who are you? Why do you exist? Why should people care? Amber Williams, founder and brand strategist at Punkyflair, helps brand builders answer these top-of-mind questions day in and day out. We discussed all of this and more on this week’s...
30 min
165
How to Turn an Entrepreneur’s Voice into Brand ...
“I joke that I’m good at impressions — you have to do voices.” Why would a marketer need to be good at doing impressions? As founder of Cobblestone Creative Co, Kate Boyd uses this skill to help mirror the voices of the solopreneurs she serves...
26 min
166
Marty Neumeier Scrambles Up Business Books and ...
“A story lets you address problems in a very human way.” While traditional business books, textbooks, and case studies help us learn key concepts, they often miss what’s going on behind the scenes. The story arc or narrative. This week, author,...
34 min
167
Exploring the New Reality of Brand Building wit...
“Content is expanding — it’s shifting. It used to be 2D and flat.” Now we have VR, AR, MR, and XR. What’s a marketer to do? Luckily, we can get this entire world demystified for us by extended reality expert and futurist Cathy Hackl on this...
28 min
168
Building a Long-Term Legacy for Your Brand with...
“Brands that endure have long-term ambitions. They make a durable difference.” When it comes to celebrating your brand’s legacy, age is relative. In some industries it’s a benefit while others are looking for the latest, greatest thing. But...
28 min
169
Discussing Dynamic Brands with Luke Beatty
“Brands today are more dynamic than ever before. We need to keep the idea of brand from being esoteric." And we need better tools for managing and measuring brand impact across platforms. That’s exactly what Luke Beatty does as CEO at Brandfolder....
28 min
170
The Architecture of Building Brand Intimacy wit...
“Brands aren’t logos or static concepts. They’re value systems.” Mario Natarelli has branded everything. From Fortune 500 companies to entire countries. Regardless of how different the individual clients may be, the frameworks remain the same....
28 min
171
Making Sense of Advertising’s Existential Crisi...
“Everything is an ad.” At times it seems as though our industry is in the midst of an existential crisis. Who are we? What do we really do? Are branding, marketing, and advertising still the best descriptors? Kevin Kelly, President and Founder of...
30 min
172
The Secret Sauce to Personal Branding with Phil...
“The only exciting thing celebrity has is the privilege of platform.” To build something from this privilege, you need to understand your personal brand. Show business and personal branding are two topics Phil Pallen is uniquely qualified to talk...
29 min
173
Branding Luxury Real Estate with Matthew Leone
“We sell the communities as much as the homes that sit in them.” Buying real estate — buying a home — is the biggest purchase many of us make. Who we buy from is a big decision. This is magnified even further in the high-end real-estate market...
36 min
174
Embracing Design Thinking for Your Brand with J...
“Many have seen a TED talk about design thinking but they don’t know what’s next — what it looks like.” This week on the On Brand podcast we unpacked design thinking, magical experiences, Nordic design, and how to criticize creative work...
27 min
175
Asking for Help and Reinforcements for Your Bra...
“We all need help. We all need to move people. But we’re reluctant to ask.” While it may not seem related to branding and marketing, the social sciences of motivation and influence underly everything we do. That’s why I couldn’t wait to...
33 min
176
How Brands Can Get Ahead of the Creative Curve ...
“Everyone is so stressed out. All of the marketers I talk to. There are so many channels and so many reports to prove our existential existence!” What’s an overwhelmed marketer to do? Allen Gannett is founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a company...
27 min
177
Crafting Your Brand’s Signature Story with Davi...
"Digital is content, content is stories." Listeners of the podcast know that I am a big fan of storytelling as a brand building tool. And I'm not alone. David Aaker has had a storied career in branding and marketing, as both an academic at UC Berkeley...
32 min
178
Why Brands Have to Take a Stand to Stand Out To...
"Why is our industry slow to adapt? Because the way we've done things had always worked ..." Until it didn't. While technology has changed the marketing and PR industry significantly, we're also at a cultural inflection point. People are demanding...
27 min
179
Brand Storytelling at the Santa Barbara Zoo wit...
“Every animal has a story to tell.” And we didn’t even get to them all! But we tried. This week I chatted with Dean Noble, Director of Marketing of the Santa Barbara Zoo. With a diverse background including the movie business, improv comedy, and...
34 min
180
Mastering Your Brand’s Verbal Identity with Al ...
“The CMO for a medium-sized brand is responsible for more words than the editor of a newspaper.” Words matter. And, to this very point, there are a lot of them in the crowded, digital world we find ourselves in. How can you develop a consistent...
31 min
181
The Legal Implications of Brand Building with J...
"Does your brand exist legally? The depends on what your brand is.” We only tackle the big questions on this podcast! Our guest this week isn’t a branding author, marketing strategist, or someone working in the trenches, building brands. But she...
33 min
182
Better Brand Experience Through Brand Education...
“Experience is the residue brands leave with people after the product’s gone.” Justin Wartell of Monocle knows a thing or two about brand experience. In working with brands as diverse as FedEx, Quiznos, Mass General, and the Denver Broncos, this...
32 min
183
Social Sound Bite: Starbucks Steps Up in a Crisis
On this week’s Social Sound Bite — recorded live at the  studios in Iowa City — Jerry and I discussed how Starbucks is using a recent in-store crisis as an opportunity to step up their employee-training efforts. Listen for the full...
4 min
184
The Psychology of Branding with Kaye Putnam
“The confused mind doesn’t buy.” As a psychology major — I know enough to be dangerous — I couldn’t wait to talk with Kaye Putnam. A psychology-driven brand strategist, she works with entrepreneurs from startup to high-growth. Creating a...
29 min
185
Tom Peters on Excellence and Personal Branding
Early in my career, I spent my commute listening to audiobooks in my 1996 Ford Taurus. The tinny car speakers shook as Tom Peters spoke about excellence and management by walking around. Through landmark books such as In Search of...
36 min
186
Social Sound Bite: Experience Is Marketers’ Top...
On this week’s Social Sound Bite — recorded live at the  studios in Iowa City — Jerry and I discussed the latest data from the State of Branding 2018. The report breaks down the biggest challenges marketers face. Topping that list once...
5 min
187
How to Build Brand Loyalty Today and Tomorrow w...
“Consumers are human beings first.” Duh. Who needs to be reminded of this? I mean, we’ve got our big data, customer analytics, loyalty metrics, key performance indicators, demographics, psychographic profiles, and … Oh yeah. That’s why...
28 min
188
Taking Employee Engagement to the Next Level wi...
“How we treat employees relates to how they become brand ambassadors.” Your employees — your people — are one of your biggest brand assets. However, they can only do this if they’re engaged. As the Chief Human Resources Officer at an...
27 min
189
Embracing Brand Citizenship with Anne Bahr Thom...
“People want brands to step in and solve things that government can’t.” With the latest news of #BoycottNRA and the #MeToo movement, it could seem that this is an idea plucked from recent headlines. But the role of business in social issues has...
36 min
190
Social Sound Bite: Why Your Brand Should Be Pod...
On this week’s Social Sound Bite — recorded live at the  studios in Iowa City — Jerry and I discussed some new podcast listenership data courtesy of the Infinite Dial 2018 study from Edison Research and Triton Digital. Listen for the...
7 min
191
LIVE Onstage at SXSW with Heather Whaling and W...
This week, we have a special LIVE episode of the On Brand podcast — on stage from SXSW 2018. Recorded Saturday, March 10 in Austin, this episode featured a timely discussion of a big question that many brand builders are struggling with in these...
50 min
192
Social Sound Bite: Are We Overvaluing Digital M...
On this week’s Social Sound Bite — recorded live at the  studios in Iowa City — Jerry and I discussed a new report from Radiocentre and Ebiquity that suggests that marketers are undervaluing the impact of traditional media channels and...
5 min
193
Why You Need to Integrate Brand and Culture wit...
“Most CEOs delegate culture to HR and brand to marketing. You need to prioritize a fusion of these areas.” For many organizations, this is a big shift. Thankfully, this big shift is the big focus of the latest book from brand leadership expert...
32 min
194
Social Sound Bite: Twitter Cracks Down on Bot Use
On this week’s Social Sound Bite — recorded live at the  studios in Iowa City — Jerry and I discussed a new report on how Twitter is cracking down on bot use. Listen for the full sound bite and enjoy these useful links to the news,...
6 min
195
Hammering Home Your Brand with Words and Visual...
“The tactics have changed but the strategy of owning and building a brand hasn’t.” Laura Ries can share first hand how branding has stood the test of time. “It’s why some rise and others don’t — it’s the brand.” Together with her...
37 min
196
Social Sound Bite: Facebook Use Down for the Fi...
On this week’s Social Sound Bite — recorded live at the  studios in Iowa City — Jerry and I discussed some new data from Edison Research’s Infinite Dial study showing that Facebook use is down for the first time in a...
6 min
197
How to Project Brand Confidence with Melanie Sp...
“You have to find people who like you but aren’t like you.” This is a mistake many brands make. They look for customers just like them — with their specific interests and characteristics — instead of people who like your brand...
28 min
198
Mastering the Storytelling Edge with Joe Lazauskas
"A lot of content being produced is not good. That's because it's not telling a great story." As Editor-in-Chief and Director of Content Strategy at Contently, Joe Lazauskas understands the interconnected relationship between content and story. It's...
35 min
199
Branding Is the New Advertising with Fabian Gey...
"Everyone thinks that branding isn't important today but branding is the new advertising." Despite media and technology shifts, the brand behind your stories and status updates is more important than ever. We unpacked all of this and more on this...
29 min
200
Using Stories to Ignite Change with Patti Sanchez
Stories can be powerful tools for moving people and building brands. This isn’t as easy as it could sound. Storytelling is both an art and a science. We unpacked all of this and more on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast with Patti...
28 min