Nick Westergaard

By Nick Westergaard on August 13, 2018

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Building a Long-Term Legacy for Your Brand with Lucas Conley

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“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 your legacy is bigger than what you’ve left behind. Business journalist Lucas Conley shared the five pillars that make up a brand’s legacy on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.


Nick Westergaard

By Nick Westergaard on July 30, 2018

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Discussing the Drivers of Dynamic Brands with Luke Beatty

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“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. We discussed all of this and more on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.


Nick Westergaard

By Nick Westergaard on July 23, 2018

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The Architecture of Building Brand Intimacy with Mario Natarelli

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“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. Author and brand strategist Natarelli was kind enough to share them with us on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.


Nick Westergaard

By Nick Westergaard on July 16, 2018

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Making Sense of Advertising’s Existential Crisis with Kevin Kelly

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“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 BigBuzz Marketing Group, helped us get to the bottom of these big questions on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.


Nick Westergaard

By Nick Westergaard on July 9, 2018

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The Secret Sauce to Personal Branding with Phil Pallen

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“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 about. And that’s exactly what we did on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast. Enjoy!


Nick Westergaard

By Nick Westergaard on June 25, 2018

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Branding Luxury Real Estate with Matthew Leone

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“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 in New York. Matthew Leone, Chief Marketing Officer of Halstead, discussed all of this and more on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.


Nick Westergaard

By Nick Westergaard on June 18, 2018

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Embracing Design Thinking for Your Brand with Jon Kolko

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“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 with Jon Kolko, author of Creative Clarity and Partner at Modernist Studio.


Nick Westergaard

By Nick Westergaard on June 11, 2018

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Asking for Help and Reinforcements for Your Brand with Heidi Grant

“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 have Heidi Grant back on the podcast. She’s the Global Director of Research and Development at the Neuroleadership Institute and the author of several books including her latest Reinforcements: How to Get People to Help You. We discussed how to move people to get involved and take action on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.


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By Nick Westergaard on June 4, 2018

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How Brands Can Get Ahead of the Creative Curve with Allen Gannett

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“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 with a left-brained marketing focus. However, he just wrote a book on cultivating creativity. Marketers can overcome today’s challenges by mastering both hemispheres and getting creative with how we organize our work. We discussed all of this and more on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.


Nick Westergaard

By Nick Westergaard on May 28, 2018

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Crafting Your Brand’s Signature Story with David Aaker

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“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 and Vice-Chairman of Prophet. He’s also the author of 17 books including his latest, Creating Signature Stories. We discussed all of this and more on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.