Business Rockstars

#349 John Cochran (Ole Smoky)

November 5, 201383 min
November 4th 2013 (Business Rockstars) - Is it bad if your company pivots? How do you get your friends to go viral for you? Are you balancing your business and family time? Ken shares his advice to these questions and much more! Ken's first guest John Cochran is Chief Executive Officer of Ole Smoky, where he brings extensive experience in the beverage business. In his capacity as CEO of Pabst Brewing Company, Mr. Cochran oversaw the 30+ brand portfolios, including Pabst Blue Ribbon, Lone Star, Colt 45, and Old Milwaukee. He is now making the transition from CEO to starting up his own Moonshine business (Ole Smoky). He explains the dramatic differences between CEO and starting from scratch again. Ben Stewart and Tom Larkin from Social Rebate stop by and share their story. Social Rebate is an innovative e-commerce solution that converts customers’ purchases into highly credible Social Media marketing. Through Social Rebate, companies can hire their customers to share their brand across Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn and earn cash off their purchase based on the traffic that they bring the company.

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