On Brand Podcast

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The On Brand podcast helps organizations and individuals tell stronger stories and build better brands. Each week host Nick Westergaard of Brand Driven Digital interviews marketing and communication thought leaders or those working for innovative brands like Adobe, Ben & Jerry’s, Maker’s Mark, the Minnesota Vikings, The Onion, Salesforce, and Whole Foods.

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Focus Your Content Marketing with Steve Pockross

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steve pcokross on brand

“First, amplify what you’re doing really well and consider new channels. Second, if things aren’t going well you’ll need new channels!” This was Steve Pockross’s answer to my question about how marketers can know when new channels make sense to add. As CEO at Verblio, helping marketers focus their content marketing is the focus of his work. We discussed all of this and more on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.

Transformation-Focused Branding with Allie Martin

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allie martin on brand

“I start with the transformation and work backward. What happens when the customer experiences your brand?” Allie Martin has a holistic approach to brand building that she’s refined over the last decade. Through her work, she helps brands find “fame and fortune” and entrepreneurs get a little “selfish” with self-care. We discussed all of this and more on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.

Positioning and Planning for Growth with Benjamin Shapiro

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benjamin shapiro on brand

“Planning is the most important part of everything we do.” And Benjamin Shapiro does a lot of things. He’s producer and host of the top-rated MarTech Podcast as well as the Voices of Search Podcast. Managing two daily shows and running a consulting business takes a lot of planning—especially this year. We discussed all of this and more on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.

Brand Strategy Is Defined by Choices with Peter Wilken

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peter wilken on brand

“The best marketers never lose sight of their customers.” As a brand builder with years of agency leadership experience, Peter Wilken has seen it all. From global brands to bootstrap basics, we discussed it all on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.

Brand Reinvention During a Pandemic with Joseph Jaffe

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joseph jaffe on brand podcast

“There’s the story and there’s the story behind the story …” And Joseph Jaffe certainly has both to share as he has managed to rebrand himself during a global pandemic through his innovative web series CoronaTV. And he’s quick to add that, “You can too!” We discussed branding in the midst of a pandemic, streaming, and more this week on the On Brand podcast.

How Leaders Create Culture Virtually with David Burkus

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david burkus on brand

After a brief holiday hiatus, the On Brand podcast is back for 2021! And we’re kicking things off with an exciting new topic and guest. As we’ve discussed in various episodes through the years, leadership is critical in the development of standout brands. Already a challenging pursuit, leadership got a whole lot harder this past year. This week on the show, I was joined by David Burkus, author of the new book Leading from Anywhere

Social Impact in Small Bites with Angel Mason Broadus

Angel Mason Broadus On Brand
Angel Mason Broadus On Brand

“What we’re finding in nonprofit marketing today is that it’s really about helping people see the impact they’re having.” As co-owner of Puzzle Pieces Marketing, Angel Mason Broadus has built her career at the intersection of social impact and social good. However, she was quick to note that this takes a lot of work—often accomplished in what she calls “small bites.” We discussed all of this and more on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.

How to Build an Unignorable Brand with Peter Levitan

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peter levitan on brand podcast

“The people that can parse out what to do—that can figure out the best media mix are going to win in this game because there’s just too much.” Peter Levitan has spent his career leading advertising, marketing, and PR agencies worldwide. A lifelong believer in the art and science of building brands, he spends his time these days advising agencies on business development. We discussed all of this and more on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.

Using AI to Simplify Logo Design with Richard Lau

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onbrandart richard lau

Using AI to simplify logo design? How would that even work? Richard Lau is a serial entrepreneur who’s launched several helpful businesses that he’s eventually exited. His latest venture, Logo.com, answers this very question. We discussed logo design, AI, and more on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.

Marketing with Empathy and Gratitude with Rob Volpe

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rob volpe ignite 360 on brand

“Empathy is something that every human has but our empathy muscle has atrophied.” This week on the On Brand podcast, we talked about a timely, relevant topic—empathy. Now more than ever, people want empathy from brands. Yet, collectively, we’ve never been less empathetic. How do we fix this and how can we use these tools to better connect with our customers? Rob Volpe of insight strategy firm Ignite 360 explains on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.