On Brand with Nick Westergaard

On Brand with Nick Westergaard

The On Brand podcast helps you tell stronger stories and build better brands. Each week host Nick Westergaard, author of Brand Now and Get Scrappy, interviews marketing and communication thought leaders or those working for innovative brands like Adobe, Ben & Jerry’s, HBO, Mastercard, Maker’s Mark, the Minnesota Vikings, Salesforce, and Whole Foods. For show notes and more, please visit http://onbrandpodcast.com.

Episodes

June 27, 2022 33 min

Robert L. Dilenschneider has been called “Dean of American Public Relations Executives.” As founder of The Dilenschneider Group, he provides strategic advice and counsel to Fortune 500 companies and leading families and individuals globally, with experience in fields ranging from mergers and acquisitions, crisis communications, marketing, government affairs, and international media. I couldn’t wait to talk about all of this—includi...

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Zachary Slingsby is a writer, short film creator, and founder of Human Factor Media, an award-winning branded storytelling company that has worked with leading brands and publishers to create videos people actually want to watch. We discussed thinking like a customer, planning engaging videos, and effective brand storytelling this week on the On Brand podcast.


About Zachary Slingsby

Zachary Slingsby is a writer, short film creator, a...

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Greg Monaco is a brand and story coach who strategizes with authors, entrepreneurs, executives, and artists to build compelling brands. In a career that’s included agency work with Fortune 500 brands and founding a global brand consultancy, Greg understands how specificity is critical in helping brands tell standout stories. We discussed all of this and more this week on the On Brand Podcast.


About Greg Monaco

As a Brand and Story Co...

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Dr. Lauren Tucker is the founder and CEO of Do What Matters, an inclusion management consultancy designed to help marketing services agencies turn inclusion, equity, and diversity intent into impact. We discussed talent (it's not a pipeline problem), creativity (diversity helps), Walmart's Juneteenth ice cream blunder, and more this week on the On Brand podcast.


About Lauren Tucker

Dr. Lauren Tucker is the founder and CEO of ...

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Music industry veteran Joe Belliotti is an expert in sonic branding. While most marketers focus on visuals, brand builders today need to think about the impressions that can be made and emotions that can be evoked through music and sound. Joe and I discussed all of this and more this week on the On Brand podcast.


About Joe Belliotti

Joe Belliotti is CEO of MassiveMusic North America, leading both the New York and the Los Angeles offi...

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Scott Bartnick is an internationally renowned eCommerce and media expert and co-founder of OtterPR. Through their innovative strategies, OtterPR helps clients—both business leaders and brands—get meaningful media coverage. We discussed all of this and more this week on the On Brand podcast.

About Scott Bartnick

Scott Bartnick is the co-founder of OtterPR. He is an internationally renowned eCommerce and media expert who has been recog...

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As VP of Marketing at Curbio, Olivia Mariani leads is responsible for everything from brand to demand for the “fix first, pay later” PropTech leader. This week on the On Brand podcast, Olivia joined us to discuss the disruptor's dilemma—creating and communicating the market for innovative new products—as well as storytelling and immersive content.


About Olivia Mariani

Olivia Mariani is a marketing executive with a proven track re...

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Carla Johnson is one of the world’s leading innovation architects and the author of the new book RE:Think Innovation. Through her company RE:Think Labs she helps brands innovate both internally and externally. We discussed all of this and more this week on the On Brand podcast.


About Carla Johnson

As the world’s leading innovation architect, Carla Johnson has partnered with brands and conferences globally to train thousands of people...

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Jamie Gier is CMO of Ceros, helping top brands like NBC Universal, United Airlines, and United Healthcare create immersive content experiences. In our always-on world, customers are looking for greater connection with their brands. This isn’t easy as there’s more noise than ever. We discussed how brands can stand out with immersive content, this week on the On Brand podcast.


About Jamie Gier

As CMO of Ceros, Jamie works with many top...

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Zee Cohen-Sanchez is the founder and executive director of Sole Strategies, a woman and minority-owned organization built by a team of political experts who specialize in strengthening grassroots campaigns at the community level. We discussed what personal brands and organizational brands can learn from political brands, this week on the On Brand podcast.


About Zee Cohen-Sanchez

Zee Cohen-Sanchez dropped out of grad school to begin h...

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Rob Simone is Partner and President of Summer Friday, a boutique agency sitting at the intersection of ideas and execution. This week on the On Brand podcast, Rob joined me for a discussion on the agency business today, founding a business during a global pandemic (!), and how to build a high-performance marketing team in one of the more challenging times to be doing that.


About Rob Simone

Rob Simone, based on Long Island, is Partner...

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Prarthana Sibal is Head of Client Services at Pikkal & Co, a B2B podcast agency. This week she joined me on the On Brand podcast for a discussion of global podcasting markets and how to plan an effective B2B podcast.

About Prarthana Sibal

As Head of Client Services at award-winning B2B Podcast Agency Pikkal & Co. Prarthana Sibal has managed over 1,000 Podcast Episodes from idea to launch. Branding, Public Relations, Corporate...

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April 4, 2022 31 min

Reinvention is at the core of Apolo Anton Ohno. He acquired and honed this skill over a decade of Olympic speed skating competition, during which he became the most decorated US Winter Olympian of all time. Apolo harnesses these experiences to educate and inspire organizations on how to foster a sustained leadership mindset needed to overcome obstacles. We discussed this along with his new book, Hard Pivot, this week on the On Bran...

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This week on the On Brand podcast, we have something a little different to share with you. Christy Hiler, president and owner of the Cornett agency, just launched a new podcast called Own It. This show features interviews with the growing number of women and non-binary ad agency owners who are buying out of the boys club of advertising, one agency at a time. Enjoy this shortened excerpt from the first episode of Own It.

Introducing ...

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This week's interview marks 400 episodes of the On Brand podcast! First up, a special announcement from me. Then I'm joined by Eric Yaverbaum who literally wrote the book on public relations with Public Relations for Dummies. In addition to writing six other books, his journey has taken him from being an agency leader to the White House to cable news punditry to finding the silver linings in a pandemic. We discussed all of ...

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As Chairman and Co-Founder of EVINS Communication, Mathew Evins has built his career in service of iconic brands in food and spirits (including Maker’s Mark!) and travel and hospitality. Today these passion brands mean more than ever to consumers. We discussed how to best reach customers today this week on the On Brand podcast. 

About Mathew Evins

Mathew Evins is the Chairman and Co-Founder of EVINS Communications. For 20 years he ha...

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Jac Phillips has worked across a variety of industries including technology, banking, payments, and retail. Her most recent gig was leading partnerships at Visa. Throughout all of these roles, Jac’s focus has been constant—ensuring that established brands remain culturally relevant. We discuss how to do this and more on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast.


About Jac Phillips

Jac Phillips has worked across a variety of industr...

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Rob Meyerson is a brand naming expert and author of the new book Brand Naming. And, as I said many times during the episode, “we don’t talk about brand naming enough!” Luckily Rob does and did so for us this week. If you’ve had anything to do with naming, you need to listen to this episode (and check out Rob’s book). 


About Rob Meyerson

Rob Meyerson is a namer, brand consultant, and principal and founder of Heirloom, an independent b...

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As founder of both Camo and Reincubate, Aidan Fitzpatrick has a history of building values-based brands. Keeping it simple, integrity-focused, and delight-based unites his work in creating a greater connection between brand builders and their tools. We discussed all of this and more, this week on the On Brand podcast.

About Aidan Fitzpatrick

Aidan Fitzpatrick is the creator of the globally-popular app Camo, which turns smartphones in...

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February 14, 2022 29 min

Ken Ungar is the president of CHARGE, a national sponsorship consulting firm based in Indianapolis. Since 2006, CHARGE has served clients including Honda, Acura, NASCAR, the Los Angeles Dodgers, NBA Players Association, American Motorcyclist Association, and over fifty professional athletes in the NFL, NASCAR, and INDYCAR. He’s also the author of Sponsorship Strategy and our guest this week on the On Brand podcast.

About Ken Ungar

Ke...

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