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#38: Transforming your Website into a Lead Gen Machine w/ Ben Taylor!

Ben Taylor is a highly motivated brand builder, marketer, and digital strategist, with concentrations in product development, product sourcing, supply chain management, lifestyle brands, and inbound marketing. He has been working in his industry for the past 13 years on all different levels, from small businesses to Corporate 25’s and software giants. Get Ben’s Checklist…

#36: Willing to Fail w/ Brian Scudamore, CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

Brian Scudamore is the founder and CEO of O2E Brands, the banner company for 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, You Move Me, and Shack Shine. Brian is a serial entrepreneur, known for pioneering the professional junk hauling industry with 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. Since conquering that market, he’s gone on to apply the O2E (ordinary to exceptional) formula…

#35: Jeff Ratcliffe from Pro Football Focus! (Special Fantasy Football Episode)

Jeff Ratcliffe is one of the most well-known and respected names in the fantasy football industry, Jeff Ratcliffe got his start in football back in 2010 when he started writing for Pro Football Focus. He sharpened his skills and became part of the team at NBC/Rotoworld, where he wrote news blurbs and contributed articles, rankings, and…

#32: Helping Executives become Influencers w/ Josh Steimle

Connect w/ Josh on LinkedIn Check out Josh’s website Get a FREE Ike’s Sandwich! Get a FREE 30 day trial to Audible to listen to free books (click here) JOSH’S STORY Josh coaches C-suite executives to become thought leaders and leverage their personal brands and influence to attract top talent, lead their teams effectively, and…

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#29: Artificial Intelligence & Social Media w/ Eric Meyerson

Get a FREE Ike’s Sandwich! Get a FREE 30 day trial to Audible to listen to free books (click here) Eric Meyerson is head of marketing for Sensai, a new startup that gives businesses, creators, and artists the power to transform their online influence with the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Eric is a respected…

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#27: Thoughtful Human w/ Ali O’Grady

Get a FREE Ike’s Sandwich! Get a FREE 30 day trial to Audible to listen to free books (click here) Thoughtful Human® exists to help people find honest ways to communicate in dynamic relationships and challenging circumstances like these. it’s our shared struggle to love, fight, grieve, forgive, overcome, and celebrate — even in some…

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#25: Culture your Culture w/ Karen Jaw-Madson

Connect with Karen on LinkedIn! Check out the Book here! Culture Your Culture: Innovating Experiences @Work Organizational culture isn’t just a hot topic-it’s an untapped asset and potential liability for all businesses. And yet, for all its potential to make or break, few know how to manage cultures with proficiency. Culture Your Culture: Innovating Experiences @Work provides…

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#24: Growing communities and becoming good at influencer marketing, while empowering women to take charge of their health. Lea von Bidder (Co-founder and President of Ava)

Lea von Bidder is one of the co-founders of Ava. Started in Switzerland in 2014, Ava is a medical technology company dedicated to bringing innovation to women’s reproductive health.  Their first and currently only product is a bracelet that is worn at night to monitor and predict fertile days. Ava is mostly focused on couples…

#23: LinkedIn Riches w/ John Nemo

Connect with John Nemo here Nemo’s website and book Rate & Review the Brand Hero podcast John Nemo is an Online Course Creator (“LinkedIn Riches” +  “Webinars that Work”), Bestselling Author and a LinkedIn trainer. Preview of John Nemo’s LinkedIn Profile… WHAT I DO: I help Business Coaches, Consultants, Small Business Owners, Sales Executives and…

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#22: Using purposeful networking to accomplish your goals. Travis Chappell (Founder & host of Build Your Network)

Do you know already that networking is important and that sometimes it’s who you know that is more important than what you know?  Listen in to Travis Chappell, founder, and host of Build Your Network talk about how he built a successful podcast show on how to network effectively and what it takes to build…

#21: Content Marketing – Just Start! (w/ Britney Godsey)

Britney is the VP of Sales to one of the largest supplier in the Swag industry, today we are going to learn how and why she and her team took Gold Bond to the next level. Britney never have thought of selling pencil for a living yet she made an extraordinary promotional products which includes…

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#20: Grow your subscribers with email. Sam Parr (CEO of The Hustle)

At only two years old, “The Hustle” is famous for its distribution of a daily email. A collection of the current business and news – everything needed to start the day.   Grown in a short period of time to now having nearly 1 million young professional subscribers, the CEO and co-founder Sam Parr contributes some…

#19: Capitalizing on Unique Lifestyle Products for Men w/ Touch of Modern’s CEO Jerry Hum!

As a men-focused niche founded in 2012, Touch of Modern is an e-commerce website and app that caters to the modern lifestyle. Considered as one of the fastest growing company, it is a curated, online shopping destination for men to elevate their lifestyle. It provides redefining online shopping experience for every product curated from furniture…

#18: Revolutionizing The Women’s Apparel Industry w/ Amy Wister of The Stylist Online!

Amy Wister is changing the retail terrain with her new tech development, the style dial. Through this tool, women shopping across the country will be able to take their silhouette and find the right fit in the millions of articles clothing found in stores. Through her background in Intel and headstrong attitude, Wister is a…

#17: Maximizing Productivity w/ ClickUp’s Chris Cunningham & Zeb Evans

ClickUp.com isn’t your ordinary productivity space. The brainchild of two Virginia natives, Chris Cunningham and Zeb Evans, the two 28-year olds are taking organization to the next level. Unlike tools like Trello, ClickUp takes all your goals, notes, agenda, and even chat messages all in one space. Through their witty marketing and persistent attitudes, they’re…

#16: Re-Branding w/ John Lee Dumas from Entrepreneurs on Fire! (JLD on EOFire)

I am really pump up with today’s interview because today, we have the man on fire…no other than John Lee Dumas aka JLD the host and founder to one of the most successful podcast – the Entrepreneurs on Fire. Let’s listen and learn the secrets on what it takes to build a brand from the…

#15: Creating A Meaningful Social Media Campaign w/ Charity Gibson!

Green Banana Social CEO and founder, Charity Gibson, has always had a passion for social media. Through her own relationship with social media as a young adult, she was able to take her interests and turn them into her success. Now, Gibson consults and advises companies on content creation and strategy regarding social media platforms.…

#14: Transitioning From Retail To Promo w/ OrigAudio’s Jason Lucash!

Debuting the first OrigAudio product on Shark Tank, Jason Lucash and Mike Szymczak launched the “Fold N’ Play”, a speaker which folds based on the Japanese art of origami. Now a multimillion dollar company, OrigAudio is expanding into multiple products while keeping its niche boutique name. Starting out at Jansport, Lucash has his own love-hate…

#13: Social Media Examiner with Emily Crume

Check out Social Media Marketing World 2019 – I’ll be there! Here’s the highlights about our media platform/reach: Social Media Examiner started in 2009 and has led the way in producing high-quality, how-to use social media for your business editorial Our 7th annual conference Social Media Marketing World returns to San Diego, March 20-22, 2019 Visit http://www.socialmediaworld19.com to get the best…

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#12: The Power of Influencer Marketing w/ Strideline’s Jake Director!

Starting off with a pair of crew socks with the Seattle city skyline, Jake Director created a brand with his best friend to create a line of premium quality socks. Now with multiple licenses like the NFL and the MLB, Director is changing the sock game, one pair at a time. Strideline’s success was initially…

#11: Sports Marketing with Robert Alberino of the SF 49ers!

Chief Executive Producer for the San Francisco 49ers, Robert Alberino is nothing but fast-paced fun with classic values. With a spearheaded team in the midst of Silicon Valley, Alberino is keeping and creating an era of The Faithful. The San Francisco 49ers has had a few bumps in the road, but it is hard to…

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#10: Event Planning with commonsku’s Mark Graham

Co-founder of commonsku, Mark Graham, is a veteran in promotional marketing. Through their software, not only has Graham helped entrepreneurs with their business, but created a platform for marketing professionals to interact and share lessons and values through networking events. Graham is one of the leaders behind skucamp and skucon, two commonsku sponsored gatherings for…

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#9: The Secret to Successful Content Marketing with Policygenius’ Jennifer Fitzgerald!

Redefining the insurance landscape is Policygenius.com with its CEO, Jennifer Fitzgerald. Through high-quality editorials and creative content marketing, the small start up has managed to make its stand along its big brand competitors. Fitzgerald knows that life insurance isn’t exactly the most exciting product in the world, but through her run with some Fortune 500…

#8: Delivering Marketing Joy with Kirby Hasseman!

Family man Kirby Hasseman undoubtedly has his hands full- between his wife and two daughters, a brewery, Hasseman Marketing & Communications, and an award-winning podcast, it’s a mystery how he’s able to do it all. With his roots in Coshocton, Ohio, Hasseman is delivering marketing joy in all the projects that he pursues. Influenced by…

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#7: FreeeUp Your Time with Nathan Hirsch

Check out FreeeUp.com! DOWNLOAD my eBook on how to get started working w/ VA’s DOWNLOAD your Skills / Fun Matrix DOWNLOAD your Time Audit template Powered by freelancers all over the world, FreeeUp’s Nathan Hirsch turned virtual assistance into a $5 million dollar business. Hirsch, who started off selling textbooks out of his college dorm,…

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#6: Using T-Shirts to Inspire!

Born and raised in San Jose, Ron Filice was inspired by his own setbacks to become the CEO of his own company. Founding Filice Insurance after being rejected from Santa Clara University, Filice took his own losses and turned them into his biggest win yet. In addition to their health insurance, Filice Insurance also offers…

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#5: Meditate to Marketing with Handstands’ Charley Johnson

As Senior Vice President of Handstands Promo, Charley Johnson refuses to sink into the stereotypical role, when asked what his goals are for the company, he answered “enlightenment”. Johnson has been in the marketing scene for several years now, but to him, nothing has defined his success as well as his discovery of transcendental meditation.…

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#4: Bring Your Marketing Vision to Life w/ Patrick Llewellyn (CEO of 99Designs)

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A platform which started from design contests among freelancers, 99Designs is now a global company working in 150 countries. CEO Patrick Llewellyn has expanded the start up from its beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, making 99Designs the largest marketplace for design. With clients such as DraftKings and Jagermeister, Llewllyn has created a multimillion dollar company and…

#3: Storytelling w/ SWAG legend Bobby Lehew

A legend in the promotional industry, Bobby Lehew, Chief Content Officer at commonsku, probes through the importance of storytelling in marketing. Taking inspiration from his literary obsession, Lehew creates highly acknowledged presentations which now pushes him beyond the swag business, and into marketing courses and workshops across the nation. From screen to swag, Lehew finds…

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Brand Hero #2: Bill Petrie: Content Marketing – Consistency is KING.

Bill Petrie is the President of PromoCorner; the leading digital marketing service provider for the SWAG industry. Lessons – Be Consistent with your content – Be Authentically you and what you do – Do something for 10 times then evaluate – Blogging: Have at least 5 posts ready before you start – Ask hard questions SWAG…

Brand Hero: Pilot

This is the podcast for those whom do not fast forward commercials, for the dreamer that takes pen to paper and maps out their vision, and for the people that wake up in the middle of the night with creative ambitions. Value Business Products: Family Owned OFFICE SUPPLY Company in Silicon Valley ValueBP Marketing Group:…

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