The Virtual CMO

The Virtual CMO

The Virtual CMO podcast explores growth marketing strategies for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). Hosted by Eric Dickmann, Founder of The Five Echelon Group and a fractional CMO, we focus on what it takes to build strategic marketing plans and execute successful campaigns. The podcast features interviews with marketers and industry veterans who share their real-world experiences and insights. We discuss marketing automation technology and talk to vendors about how their tools can improve marketing effectiveness. We talk with freelancers and agencies to learn how their services can help scale your team. And, we highlight real-world examples of marketing done right...and wrong. Join us each week for conversations with The Virtual CMO.

Episodes

June 28, 2021 39 min

In episode 81, host Eric Dickmann interviews Tracy Sheen. Tracy is a digital marketer, business strategist, speaker, and author of- The End of Technophobia:  A practical guide to digitizing your business. She is also known as "The Digital Guide," who has been working in the marketing and sales space relating to small business technology adaptation for the past 30 years. Tracy is a pioneer in the Australian podcast movement ...

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In episode 80, host Eric Dickmann interviews Gina Pomponi. Gina is an entrepreneur and President and COO of Bluewater Media. Bluewater is one of the leading digital marketing/video production companies in the world. She has spent 30 years in the business pioneering digital marketing and a women’s role at the top of a company. She’s driven well over 11X in media growth and created Bluewater’s Account Management team to provide direc...

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In episode 79, host Eric Dickmann interviews Scott Goodson and Chip Walker. They are both associated with StrawberryFrog, a full-funnel, marketing, advertising, and design company founded in Amsterdam in 1999 and New York in 2005. Their company has put together a new way to overcome the gap between purpose-based storytelling, data-led optimizations, and business transformation. For over 20 years, Scott, Chip, and their team at Stra...

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In episode 78, host Eric Dickmann interviews Dan McGaw. Dan is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, speaker, marketing specialist, growth hacker, and Founder and CEO of McGaw.io, an analytics and marketing technology consultancy firm. He has led the teams at Kissmetrics.com and CodeSchool.com, and served as CMO of Effin Amazing, an analytics and marketing consultancy.

In 2015, Dan was selected to be a United States Ambassador of E...

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In episode 77, host Eric Dickmann interviews Joe Scartz. Joe is the Chief Digital Commerce Officer of Velocity Commerce Group and TPN+. He is an experienced executive with over 20 years of quantifiable marketing, digital marketing, and ecommerce success. Scartz has worked across industry verticals like retail, travel, CPG, automotive, branded manufacturers, and government to drive innovative and impactful marketing and e-commer...

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In episode 76, host Eric Dickmann interviews Taunya Renson-Martin. Taunya is an entrepreneur, writer, and Founder and Managing Partner of Mach Media. She leads a remarkable team of global professionals who are not only incredibly skillful but also super nice! Advising clients remain as Martin's passion as well, which is why you’ll still find Taunya creating and implementing strategic marketing communications programs to impact ...

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In episode 75, host Eric Dickmann interviews Graham Brown. Graham is an entrepreneur, author and storyteller, podcast host, and founder of the award-winning podcast agency- Pikkal & Co. He is a published author on the subject of The Digital Transformation of Communication, works including "The Human Communication Playbook", “The Mobile Youth: Voices of the Connected Generation” – documenting the rise of mobile culture i...

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In episode 74, host Eric Dickmann interviews Geoff Thatcher. Geoff is a writer, teacher, author, and Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Creative Principals. He is an experienced creative leader who knows how to take a project from concept to reality. For most of his career, these projects have been about world-class experiences such as the grand opening of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi and the American Airlines Museum. Whether it...

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In episode 73, host Eric Dickmann interviews Joe Davy. Joe is a serial entrepreneur who founded Banzai to take make the marketing of professional events easier for Chief Marketing Officers and event coordinators around the world. When the pandemic hit, Joe was able to successfully pivot Banzai to success by acquiring a virtual event and webinar platform to build the first truly end-to-end SaaS-based professional events company, Ban...

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In episode 72, host Eric Dickmann speaks with Devin Miller, Founder and CEO of Miller IP Law. Devin just loves startups! He established his own first startup while earning his Law & MBA degrees. Since then, Devin has set up several 7/8 figure startups and enjoyed every minute of it. He has a real passion for a new business model--the prospect of a business startup always makes Devin's heart race!

Devin is an entrepreneur and...

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In episode 71, host Eric Dickmann interviews Anastasia Leng. Anastasia is the Founder & CEO of CreativeX, formerly known as Picasso Labs. CreativeX is an automated creative excellence platform that aims to advance creative expression through the clarity of data. Their technology is used globally by Fortune 500 brands like Unilever, Nestle, Heineken, and even Facebook to measure creative efficiency, consistency, and impact acros...

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In episode 70, host Eric Dickmann interviews Deirdre Tshien. Deirdre is the founder of Growth Boss, a leading mentorship program for e-commerce business owners wanting to scale to multiple- 6 and 7 figures using the power of tribe-building, funnels, and human connection. She is a serial entrepreneur, having founded and led 5 businesses across 3 industries in the last 7 years, and has navigated the entire spectrum of experiences and...

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In episode 69, host Eric Dickmann interviews Mike Lander. Mike has had an eclectic career including engineering, project management, high-value consulting, and entrepreneurship. His start in life was like any kid growing up in a working-class family. His first job was at 16 when he left school and joined an engineering company as an apprentice. The remarkable bit was at the age of 42, Mike raised several million pounds from a UK ba...

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In episode 68, host Eric Dickmann interviews Norman Guadagno. Norman is currently CMO at Acoustic, where he is helping reimagine marketing technology. Over the past two decades, he has held a number of marketing and strategy roles with a deep focus on business transformation, marketing acceleration, and brand building. Norman was previously SVP of Marketing at Carbonite, helping to successfully transform that company from B2C to B2...

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In episode 67, host Eric Dickmann interviews Jason Sherman. Jason is a successful entrepreneur, award-winning filmmaker, published author, tech startup expert, and journalist. He has been featured by several media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Verge, and ABC News. Jason is fluent in Spanish, is a classically trained violinist, and was a featured speaker on FOX’s Futurist TV Show: Xploration Earth 2050.

Ja...

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In part 14 of our Masterclass Series on Building a Strategic Marketing Plan for Your Business, host Eric Dickmann speaks with Ben Amos, Founder of Engage Video Marketing. Ben has over 15 years of experience in the film and media industry and is also Founder and Creative Director of Innovate Media, a video production and online video strategy agency operating from Queensland, Australia. Ben has also founded Australia’s only purpose-...

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In Part 13 of our Masterclass Series, Building a Strategic Marketing Plan for Your Business, host Eric Dickmann talks with Melissa Forziat, Principal at Melissa Forziat Events. Melissa is a Southern California-based marketer, speaker, consultant, and author. She teaches small businesses how to market on a budget and helps them execute their marketing strategies, in addition to working with business organizations to train their trai...

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In part 12 of the Masterclass Series on Building a Strategic Marketing Plan for Your Business, host Eric Dickmann interviews, Matt Rouse. Matt is the host of The Digital Marketing Masters Podcast and one of the founders of Hook SEO. He is the author of "Crush SEO," "Start Saying Yes," "Flattening the Hamster Wheel," and the "Inbox Mastery" email marketing course.

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This week, in Part 11 of our Masterclass Series on Building a Strategic Marketing Plan for Your Business, host Eric Dickmann interviews Tracy Russ. Tracy is the Creator and Managing Director of SOLID. He is an experienced strategic communications executive, public relations leader, and public engagement expert. Over his 25-year career, Tracy has demonstrated success in building value and advancing missions for organizations, instit...

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In part 10 of our Masterclass Series on How to Build a Strategic Marketing Plan for Your Business, host Eric Dickmann interviews Hamlet Azarian. Hamlet is the Founder of The Retail Merchant Group and is a numerical and results-driven executive that blends marketing, technical and operational skill sets. He has delivered long-term scalable growth for both traditional, direct mail, and digital companies from start-up to established o...

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