With gorilla-sized Uber controlling the majority of the ride-sharing market, competitors such as Sidecar must get creative with their marketing. With 20,000 Facebook likes, 14,000 Twitter followers, and just over 1,000 Instagram followers, Sidecar’s social presence is relatively small (Uber’s numbers are 2.1 million, 322,000, and 85,500, respectively), but mighty.
“Our brains are wired to recognize story structure, to help us gain meaning. Our job as communicators is to bring meaning to everything we do.” Park Howell helps organizations, communications professionals, and executive MBA students unlock the secrets of storytelling to create more meaningful brand experiences. I couldn’t wait to chat with Park about the “Business of Story” on this week’s podcast.
“Great brands are built, not bought.” To many brands and agencies alike, this has been a big shift in recent years. It’s a shift that Jeff Rosenblum has been at the forefront of understanding and explaining. As the founding partner of Questus, he works with with clients to develop brands with purpose. He’s also the director of The Naked Brand, a documentary film exploring how brands are built today. I couldn’t wait to discuss all of this with Jeff on this week’s podcast.
“How can you find a fun way to get into your story.” That’s what Tim Washer spends most of his time doing. As part of the social media team at Cisco, he helps create entertaining and engaging video content. He’s also a regular on the comedy scene, with an impressive list of credits including a recent spot on Last Week Tonight. I couldn’t wait to talk about the intersection of brand building and comedy with Tim on this week’s podcast.
“I spend a lot of my time at the intersection of branding and social media.” As Global Director of Employee Engagement at Siegel+Gale, Thom Wyatt helps organizations build brands through improvements in employee engagement, corporate culture, and organizational purpose. I couldn’t wait to discuss all of this with Thom on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.