Author Archives: Nick Westergaard
This week we have a special holiday episode of the On Brand podcast with the “Naughty and Nice Brands of 2021.” This seasonally appropriate snapshot of brand behavior was developed by Brand Federation. The consultancy’s Chief Growth Officer Matt Williams joined me to discuss which brands have been naughty and nice this year.
Ginni Saraswati is the owner and founder of Ginni Media and the Podcast Accelerator. Her work helps organizations and individuals tell their stories through podcasting. While we talked about podcasts a lot, we also spent some time talking about why it’s important to unplug for the holidays and how to do that. Enjoy—and happy holidays from the On Brand podcast!
Raj Venkatesan is co-author of the new book The AI Marketing Canvas and a professor of marketing at the University of Virginia. This week he joined me on the On Brand podcast for a timely discussion about artificial intelligence and marketing—how should we be thinking about it and what should we be planning for the new year ahead.
“If you start off on the wrong foot and your brand isn’t in line with the attitudes or personality of the brand, there’s confusion.” Or, to put it bluntly, your brand sucks. That’s the title of strategist Ernie Harker’s new book. We discuss how to … not build a brand that sucks this week on the On Brand podcast.
“Good things take time to build.” In his work as Founding Director of the digital marketing agency Revenue Ascend, Jonathan Tuttle helps brands of all shapes and sizes build good things. How do you know if something in marketing is good? Measurement and ROI—and we spent a lot of time talking about best practices and more this week on the On Brand podcast.
“We are profoundly visual creatures. We respond to what we see more than anything else.” Dan Roam has spent his career helping people master the art of visual communication and storytelling. His books from Back of the Napkin to his latest, The Pop-Up Pitch, help organizations and individuals put this system into action. I couldn’t wait to discuss all of this with him this week on the On Brand podcast.
“In the old days, branding was a very broad thing. Today it’s picking your spot.” Jonathan Byrnes knows a thing or two about building a profitable brand for the long haul. He’s a Senior Lecturer at MIT, founding partner of Profit Isle, and the author of two books and numerous HBR articles. He’s also my guest this week on the On Brand podcast. Enjoy!