On Brand: A Podcast About Branding

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On Brand is a podcast for brand builders, by brand builders hosted by Nick Westergaard of Brand Driven Digital. Each weekly episode features an in-depth interview with a branding thought leader or a practitioner from a notable brand. Our conversations focus on the art and science of branding today while including actionable insights and tips that listeners can implement right away.

Most weeks we’ll also publish a short 5-minute Social Sound Bite with the latest social media and digital marketing news, trends, and tips. Remember, to help others find the show, please consider leaving a rating and review on iTunes. (Need a quick tutorial on how to do this? Check this out.)

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Social Sound Bite: Instagram Has Twice the Daily Users as Snapchat

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social sound bite

On this week’s Social Sound Bite – recorded live at the KXIC studios in Iowa City – Jay and I discussed some new numbers that Instagram shared this week. The popular Facebook-owned social network now boasts 500 million users and 300 million actives. This makes Instagram the second largest and second most used social network. Listen for the full sound bite and enjoy these useful links to the news, trends, and tips included in this week’s show.

How to Build a TV Brand with Andy Bryant and Charlie Mawer

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andy bryant charlier mawer.001

“There’s something inherently valuable about viewing television.” Andy Bryant and Charlier Mawer would know. As the creative force behind the UK’s Red Bee agency, they help global clients such as the BBC, NBC Universal, and Fox market their networks and shows. They’re also co-authors of the new book The TV Brand Builders: How to Win Audiences and Influence Viewers. I couldn’t wait to discuss TV brands past, present, and future on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.

Creating Culture Through Brand Camp at Spiceworks

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jen slaski on brand

“Everything we do as employees translates into the brand.” I’ve been fascinated by the Spiceworks brand since I first read about them in Jay Baer’s new book Hug Your Haters. This people-focused community platform for IT professionals is the very definition of an inside-out brand. I couldn’t wait to discuss this philosophy and more with Spiceworks’ Exec Brand Muse Jen Slaski on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.

Social Sound Bite: Snapchat Overtakes Twitter in Daily Use

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social sound bite

On this week’s Social Sound Bite – recorded live at the KXIC studios in Iowa City – Jay and I discussed a shocking new stat about Snapchat’s use numbers. This past week, Bloomberg reported that Snapchat overtook Twitter in number of daily users. Great news for Snapchat! Not so great for Twitter … Listen for the full sound bite and enjoy these useful links to the news, trends, and tips included in this week’s show.

How Snapchat Helps Humanize Brands with Carlos Gil

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carlos gil on brand

“Snapchat is Twitter meets YouTube.” The meteoritic rise of this new network has left many marketers scratching their collective heads. Not Carlos Gil. An early adopter of social media from back when it was called AOL, Gil has led social teams for brands such as Winn-Dixie and LinkedIn. Today, as Global Head of Social Media for BMC Software, he’s become a leading authority on Snapchat for business speaking at events like this fall’s Social Brand Forum. I couldn’t wait to learn more on this week’s On Brand podcast.

Social Sound Bite: Who’s Sharing What on Facebook

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social sound bite

On this week’s Social Sound Bite – recorded live at the KXIC studios in Iowa City – Jay and I discussed some new data compiled by Fractl outlining who’s sharing what on Facebook. With 91% sharing something at least once weekly, it’s important to understand the demographic differences as we plan content that’s as effective as possible. Listen for the full sound bite and enjoy these useful links to the news, trends, and tips included in this week’s show.

The Future of Social Media with Jason Keath of Social Fresh

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jason keath on brand

“You learn more by doing than by watching.” Jason Keath knows a thing or two about learning and doing. As CEO and Founder of Social Fresh, he helps marketers stay on top of the latest, greatest, FRESHEST digital marketing insights through their Social Fresh Conference as well as their blog, podcast, and emails. Recently, they raised the bar on their mission even further by releasing the Future of Social research study. We discussed all of this and more on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.

Building the Brand Experience Inside and Out at Salesforce

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john zissimos on brand

“You have to build marketing inside out today. It has to come from inside the company.” It’s this kind of hard work that drives John Zissimos, Chief Creative Officer for software giant Salesforce. His work includes growing a coherent brand and bringing a promise to life across a variety of channels online and off. We discussed all of this and more on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.

Brands Need to Listen Up Says Elasticity’s Jason Falls

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jason falls on brand

“Branding today isn’t that different. It’s just harder.” Jason Falls is a branding, digital marketing and PR expert. The founder of Social Media Explorer, author of No Bullshit Social Media and The Rebel’s Guide to Email Marketing, and VP at Elasticity joined us for a raucous “Jason Falls” brand conversation around social listening, branding with attitude, and more on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.

Social Sound Bite: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram vs. Snapchat

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social sound bite

On this week’s Social Sound Bite – recorded live at the KXIC studios in Iowa City – Jay and I discussed an emerging turf war between social media’s 800-pound gorilla Facebook and its latest shiny new thing Snapchat. Ironically at the very moment when Facebook is looking to make their Messenger app even more like Snapchat. Listen for the full sound bite and enjoy these useful links to the news, trends, and tips included in this week’s show.