Nick Westergaard

February 10, 2020

Podcast

Generating Unlimited Brand Story Ideas with Melanie Deziel

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“The biggest disservice we’ve done with content marketing is giving such high expectations without the tools to fulfill them.” When it comes to upping your content marketing game, most struggle with obstacles related to time, talent, and treasure. Luckily, StoryFuel founder Melanie Deziel’s new book The Content Fuel Framework can help you with all of this. We discussed all of this and more this week when Melanie returned to the On Brand podcast.


Nick Westergaard

February 3, 2020

Podcast

Flipping the Script on Flip Flops with Jeremy Stewart

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“Your feet take you on these adventures. You should have quality flip flops that you keep for a long time. That really became our core story.” That spark of an idea led Jeremy Stewart and his wife to found premium flip-flop brand Hari-Mari. In doing so, they essentially created a new market that involved changing behavior around what we put on our feet in warm weather. He took some time to share the story of founding the company and building the brand this week on the On Brand podcast.


Nick Westergaard

January 27, 2020

Podcast

Creating a Conversational Brand with Nick Usborne

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“Bad writing can undermine everything you’re trying to do.” As someone who started out as a marketing copywriter and who still spends a lot of time today teaching business writing and writing books, I couldn’t wait to talk to copywriting and web writing expert Nick Usborne about how the words we use help us build better brands. We discussed this and much more this week on the On Brand podcast.


Nick Westergaard

January 20, 2020

Podcast

Marketing as Attraction vs. Marketing as Retention with Wayne Mullins

“Marketing is your ability to attract and keep customers. Most confuse the definition of marketing with the definition of advertising.” This week on the On Brand podcast, I chatted with Wayne Mullins, Founder of Ugly Mug Marketing. We talked about how to avoid checklist marketing (a favorite topic of mine), investing in the right end of the customer experience, and the role of social media today. Enjoy!


Nick Westergaard

January 13, 2020

Podcast

The Secret Sauce of Branding with Kerrie Finch

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“The secret sauce of brands is purpose.” In a career that’s taken her from wrangling brands at Wieden+Kennedy to launching her own successful global PR shop, futurefactor, Kerrie Finch has spent her career helping brands share their stories with the world. We discussed all of this and more on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.


Nick Westergaard

January 6, 2020

Podcast

Inspiring Your Brand’s Fan Culture with David Meerman Scott

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What do the Grateful Dead and Harry Potter have in common? Both have huge fandoms that include author David Meerman Scott and his daughter Reiko Scott respectively. “Our thesis was this—are the lessons of fandom relevant to brands?” While most fathers and daughters would use this as a jumping-off point for stimulating after-dinner conversation, the Scotts used it as a jumping-off point in writing a book together — Fanocracy. David joined me for a discussion of this on the first On Brand podcast of 2020. Enjoy!


Nick Westergaard

December 16, 2019

Podcast

Building Brand Alignment Internally and Externally with Christopher Wallace

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“We’re the BASF of brand story. We don’t make it but we bring it life.” This analogy perfectly captures the inflection point where Christopher Wallace has built his business. InnerView helps marketing teams take the brand from the boardroom to the customers on the front line. This isn’t as easy as it might sound at first. We discussed all of this and more on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.


Nick Westergaard

December 9, 2019

Podcast

Developing Smile-Inducing Brand Names with Alexandra Watkins

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“You don’t want your brand name to be tame. You can’t afford to be tame!” As the verbal identity expert behind names for brands ranging from frozen yogurt to Burger King, Alexandra Watkins knows how to develop names that make people smile—and we talk about that a lot on the On Brand podcast. She’s also the author of the newly revised Hello, My Name is Awesome. We discussed all of this and more on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.


Nick Westergaard

December 2, 2019

Podcast

Using Big Data to Create Customer Connections with Aimee Irwin

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“The constant today is still that the consumer is at the heart of everything.” In a career spanning big brands and early-stage companies, Aimee Irwin has been at the forefront of strategic marketing and advertising. Despite the fact that big data is bigger than ever before, it’s nothing without the ability to effectively manage it and create meaningful connections with customers. We discussed all of this and more on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.


Nick Westergaard

November 18, 2019

Podcast

How to Humanize Your Brand with Beth Trejo

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“It’s the simple things that I think people overlook because they’re trying to be so complicated or complex.” Beth Trejo is a force. As CEO and Founder of Chatterkick, she works to infuse the world of social media and digital marketing with a human spark. We discussed all of this and more on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.