Nick Westergaard

By Nick Westergaard on January 7, 2019

Podcast

How Leaders Create Strong Brands with Alberto Lopez-Valenzuela

“Twenty or 30 years ago, business did not have to be connected to society.” Today this is not the case. Author and strategist Alberto Lopez-Valenzuela helps organizations overcome this challenge at several different levels. As Chief Executive at Alva, he helps organizations connect data sets to answer big questions such as this. As author of The Connecting Leader, he helps those at the top lead the charge for change. We discussed all of this and more on this week’s episode the On Brand podcast.


Nick Westergaard

By Nick Westergaard on December 17, 2018

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Building an Audience for Your Personal Brand with Case Kenny

“Hold off until you have something to write home about.” As a podcaster and branding thought leader, Case Kenny offered insights on personal branding that many miss. Namely focus — both on your brand credentials as well as the right channels. We discussed all of this and more during our discussion on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.


Nick Westergaard

By Nick Westergaard on December 10, 2018

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Why You Should Market to Mindstates with Will Leach

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“The science is just sitting out there in academia.” That’s why consultant, educator, and author Will Leach decided to package it up in a revolutionary new book. Marketing to Mindstates is about looking beyond traditional market research by understanding and appealing to your audience when they’re in the optimal mindstate. We unpacked this concept and more this week on the On Brand podcast.


Nick Westergaard

By Nick Westergaard on December 3, 2018

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The Best Marketing Tool You’re Overlooking with Todd Earwood

“Webinars are a fundamental campaign we’re overlooking.” As Todd Earwood said that in the first few minutes of our interview it rung true. Webinars are a powerful direct marketing tool and yet we overlook them in favor of shinier new things like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. We discussed how to avoid this mistake and strategies for better integrating webinars into marketing campaigns this week on the On Brand podcast.


Nick Westergaard

By Nick Westergaard on November 5, 2018

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The Laws of Brand Storytelling with Ekaterina Walter and Jessica Gioglio

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“Stop being Switzerland!” This could sound like vague advice but it’s so important today. Translated it means that your brand can’t be neutral anymore. There’s so much noise you have to stand out. To help, marketers and serial co-authors Ekaterina Walter and Jessica Gioglio have penned the new book The Laws of Brand Storytelling, which launches this week. Both joined me on the On Brand podcast to discuss.


Nick Westergaard

By Nick Westergaard on October 29, 2018

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The Future of Branded Video with Wistia Founder Chris Savage

“You’re going to get judged by your video.” If this quote scares you, you’ll want to listen to this week’s episode. With 80% of online content set to be video by 2019 more brands are pushing into the space. However, many are afraid of looking stupid. We talked about using video to build your brand and your business this week on the On Brand podcast with Wistia cofounder and CEO Chris Savage.


Nick Westergaard

By Nick Westergaard on October 16, 2018

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Creating Talk Triggers for Your Brand with Jay Baer and Daniel Lemin

“Word of mouth influences 50% of all purchases yet no one has a strategy for it.” Ask any business what drives the most leads and sales and the answer is almost universally — word of mouth. Yet, as Jay Baer notes, we leave it largely to chance. That’s why he and Daniel Lemin co-authored Talk Triggers, a new book to provide a reliable system system for word of mouth. We discussed all of this and more with both of these authors this week on the On Brand podcast. Enjoy!


Nick Westergaard

By Nick Westergaard on October 8, 2018

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The Next Evolution of Branding with Mona Amodeo

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“It’s no longer enough to sell the sizzle. Customers today want to know what’s behind it — what the brand stands for.” While many (mis)categorize branding as simply a logo or a department or responsibility within the marketing department, strategist and author Mona Amodeo sees branding as a way of managing an organization. We discussed all of this and more on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.


Nick Westergaard

By Nick Westergaard on October 1, 2018

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What It Means to Be an Everywhere Brand with Jeff Rohrs

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“Consumers deserve perfect info about businesses everywhere. We can all agree on that.” Going out of the gate, Jeff Rohrs reminded us of what’s at stake with all of the information about businesses online. As Chief Marketing Officer at Yext, Rohrs is on the leading edge as brands work to manage all of the digital knowledge that’s available today. We discussed what data, voice, AI, and AR mean for “everywhere brands” this week on the On Brand podcast.


Nick Westergaard

By Nick Westergaard on September 24, 2018

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Why Data Is Critical to Building Customer Loyalty with Kevin Dean

“If you don’t care about having a lifelong relationship with your customers then keep doing what you’re doing.” But if you want to understand the customer journey and build that relationship, you have to understand the data behind it. Kevin Dean is President of Marketing Services at Experian. He joined me this week on the On Brand podcast for a discussion about how data and systems driven brand loyalty. Enjoy!