Wild Business Growth Podcast

Wild Business Growth Podcast

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#72: Kris Ward - Time Management Expert, Productivity Powerhouse
Dec 11 • 59 min
Kris Ward, the Time Management Expert, joins the show to share her journey from overworked agency owner to Bestselling Author of Win the Hour, Win the Day! Hear how to get better at time management, why you should get rid of your to-do list, how early you…
#71: Chris Strub - 50 States in 100 Days, Nonprofits and Livestreaming
Dec 4 • 73 min
Chris Strub, the Giving Day Guy, joins the show to share his journey from aspiring journalist to the first person to livestream and Snapchat in all 50 states. Hear the best marketing strategies for nonprofits, how to get better at livestreaming, how to…
#70: JoAnn Branstetter - CFO of Hippo Direct, Our Family Business
Nov 27 • 55 min
JoAnn Branstetter, the CFO of Hippo Direct, joins the show for a very special family edition during Thanksgiving week to be interviewed by her son and our podcast host, Max Branstetter. Hear her entrepreneurial roots prior to Hippo Direct, how to achieve…
#69: Kate Erickson - Efficiency and Systems, Entrepreneurs on Fire
Nov 20 • 25 min
Kate Erickson, the Creator, Engager, and Implementer at Entrepreneurs on Fire, joins the show to share her journey from aspiring college English professor to award-winning podcast entrepreneur with her partner John Lee Dumas (JLD). Hear the best way to…
#68: Andrew and Pete - ATOMIC Comedians, Small Business Growth
Nov 13 • 51 min
Andrew and Pete, the Co-Founders of Andrew and Pete, join the show to share their journey from just Andrew and just Pete to the award-winning business growth duo behind ATOMIC and ATOMICON. Hear the best way to grow your business, how to decide which…
#67: Mitch Zlotnik - Soundproofing Superhero, Founder of Audimute
Nov 6 • 75 min
Mitch Zlotnik, the President and Founder of Audimute, joins the show from his soundproof office to share his journey from growing up in a well-known Cleveland family business to starting a booming sound absorption company. Hear how he’s grown Audimute,…
#66: Teresa Heath-Wareing - Email List Excellence, Marketing That Converts
Oct 30 • 65 min
Teresa Heath-Wareing, the TEDx Speaker, Trainer, and Founder of THW Marketing, joins the show to share her journey building her business while narrowly avoiding eviction with her 3-year-old daughter. Hear how to grow your email list, what makes a good…
#65: Cynthia Johnson - Personal Branding Expert, Co-Founder of Bell + Ivy
Oct 23 • 46 min
Cynthia Johnson, the Author, Keynote Speaker, and Co-Founder of Bell + Ivy, joins the show to share her journey from looking for a job during the recession to being named a top personal branding expert by Entrepreneur. Hear how to build your personal…
#64: Jon Troutman and Nate Scherotter - Empathy Wines, GaryVee’s Life’s Work
Oct 16 • 51 min
Jon Troutman and Nate Scherotter, the Co-Founders of Empathy Wines, join the show to share their journey from GaryVee’s right-hand men at VaynerMedia to partnering with him to turn the wine world upside down. Hear how they’re disrupting the wine industry…
#63: Stoney deGeyter - Digital Marketing Pioneer Turned Sci-Fi Author
Oct 9 • 59 min
Stoney deGeyter, Founder of Pole Position Marketing and VP of Search and Advertising for The Karcher Group, joins the show to share his journey from founding one of the first digital marketing agencies in 1998 to writing time travel novels. Hear how to…
#62: Madalyn Sklar - Twitter Marketing Expert, #TwitterSmarter Host
Oct 2 • 62 min
Madalyn Sklar, the Twitter Marketing Expert, Digital Marketing Entrepreneur, and Host of the #TwitterSmarter chat and podcast joins the show to share her journey from creating an online music community in 1996 to creating a Twitter chat that generates…
#61: Jim Harold - Paranormal Podcast King, Over 40 Million Downloads
Sep 25 • 68 min
Jim Harold, Host of The Paranormal Podcast and Jim Harold’s Campfire, joins the show to share his spooky journey creating a paranormal podcasting empire that’s resulted in over 40 million downloads and a full-time business. Hear how Jim discovered…
#60: Nicole Holland - Correctional Officer Turned Podcast Guesting Guru
Sep 18 • 67 min
Nicole Holland, the Host of The Nicole Holland Show and Fascinating Founders, joins the show to share her powerful journey from Correctional Officer to top Media Coach specializing in podcast guesting. Hear how her days as Correctional Officer influenced…
#59: Shep Hyken - Customer Service Magician, Chief Amazement Officer
Sep 11 • 56 min
Shep Hyken, the Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author, and Chief Amazement Officer, joins the show to share his journey from performing magic as a teenager at the Playboy Club to becoming the award-winning Customer Service and Experience…
#58: Lindsay Pedersen - Brilliant Brand Strategist, Founder of Ironclad Brand Strategy
Sep 4 • 54 min
Lindsay Pedersen, the Founder of Ironclad Brand Strategy and Bestselling Author of Forging an Ironclad Brand, joins the show to share her journey from studying Psychology to advising top brands like Starbucks, IMDb, and T-Mobile. Hear how Lindsay started…
#57: Robert Rose - Troublemaker by Trade, Founder of The Content Advisory
Aug 30 • 60 min
Robert Rose, the Founder and Chief Troublemaker of The Content Advisory and Chief Strategy Advisor of Content Marketing Institute, joins the show to share his journey from aspiring rockstar to marketing rockstar. Hear how to be a troublemaker to improve…
#56: Lisa Ascolese - The Inventress, Founder of Inventing A-to-Z and AOWIE
Aug 14 • 32 min
Lisa Ascolese, The Inventress, joins the show to share her journey inventing and helping to invent several hundred products. Hear what makes a good invention, where to come up with the best ideas, how to turn your idea into a business, how to increase…
#55: Shooki Grasiani - Outdoor Adventurer, Co-Founder of South Beach Bubbles
Aug 7 • 51 min
Shooki Grasiani, the Co-Founder of South Beach Bubbles, joins the show to share his journey from growing up in Israel to getting families to play outside the old-fashioned way. Hear the aha moment that inspired him to invent South Beach Bubbles, what…
#54: Emily Hochman - Certified Health Coach, Founder of Wellory
Jul 31 • 39 min
Emily Hochman, the Founder and CEO of Wellory, joins the show to share her journey changing the health and wellness industry by setting you up with Certified Health Coaches and personalized nutrition plans. Hear how Emily came up with the idea for…
#53: Ryan Berman - Courage, Creativity, i.d.e.a.s, and Sock Problems
Jul 24 • 49 min
Ryan Berman, the Founder of Courageous, Sock Problems, i.d.e.a., and Fishtank joins the show to share his journey from Chief Creative Officer to Bestselling Author of Return on Courage. Hear why courage is so important for business, how to be more…
#52: Carrie Reagh and Patric Fransko - Social Mint and Eye Magnet Management
Jul 17 • 74 min
Carrie Reagh of Social Mint and Patric Fransko of Eye Magnet Management join the show for a special Cleveland agency roundtable edition to share how they started their agencies out of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Hear what’s surprised them about entrepreneurship,…
#51: Howard Shear - Family Business, Lakeside Laundry Equipment and A.L.L. Laundry Service
Jul 10 • 75 min
Howard Shear, the Owner of Lakeside Laundry Equipment and A.L.L. Laundry Service, joins the show to share his journey leading his 2nd and 3rd-generation family business. Hear how Howard was introduced to the laundry business, how technology has changed…
#50: Sue B. Zimmerman - The Instagram Expert, Creative Crafter
Jul 3 • 46 min
Sue B. Zimmerman, The Instagram Expert, Speaker, and Entrepreneur joins the show to share her journey from starting offline crafting businesses to becoming @TheInstagramExpert. Hear the top ways to grow your brand on Instagram, why Instagram is like a…
#49: Steve Woodruff - King of Clarity, Author of Clarity Wins
Jun 26 • 57 min
Steve Woodruff, the King of Clarity, joins the show to share how to unlock your company’s DNA and produce crystal-clear messaging to generate sales and referrals. Hear the concept behind his new book Clarity Wins, how to get remembered when telling people…
#48: Shama Hyder - Zen Master of Marketing, Founder of Zen Media
Jun 19 • 60 min
Shama Hyder, the Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author, Influencer, and Founder and CEO of Zen Media joins the show to share her journey from growing up in India to building an award-winning marketing agency. Hear how Shama started Zen Media, how to win…
#47: Donald Kelly - The Sales Evangelist, Podcasting Powerhouse
Jun 12 • 56 min
Donald Kelly, The Sales Evangelist, joins the show to share his journey from growing up in Jamaica to producing and hosting over 1,000 episodes of The Sales Evangelist podcast. Hear how Donald became The Sales Evangelist, how to turn your podcast into a…
#46: Elise Gelwicks - Internship Expert, Founder of InternView
Jun 5 • 48 min
Elise Gelwicks, the Internship Expert, Author, and Founder of InternView joins the show to share her journey from the Fortune 500 and management consulting to designing meaningful internships and personal development workshops for companies. Hear how she…
#45: Kevin Lane - Inventor of Create A Castle, Sandcastle Genius
May 29 • 51 min
Kevin Lane, the Sandcastle Genius, Web Developer, and Founder of Create A Castle joins the show to share his journey revolutionizing the way families build sandcastles and snowcastles. Hear how he came up with the idea for Create A Castle, how it differs…
#44: Kim Kaupe - Shark Tank Success, Co-Founder of The Superfan Company
May 22 • 52 min
Kim Kaupe, the Co-Founder of The Superfan Company, joins the show to share her journey starting her business and getting on the hit TV show, Shark Tank. Hear behind-the-scenes of Shark Tank, the business impact after being featured on the show, why…
#43: Mark Friedman - eCommerce and the Retailpocalypse, CMO and Digital at AmeriMark
May 15 • 55 min
Mark Friedman, the Chief Marketing and Digital Officer of AmeriMark, eCommerce Expert, and Mentor joins the show to share lessons from his experience as President of eCommerce at Steve Madden, CMO of Brooks Brothers, and more. Hear how eCommerce has…
#42: Stephanie Liu - Live Video Expert, Creator of Lights, Camera, Live
May 8 • 47 min
Stephanie Liu, the Live Video Expert, Agency Founder, Social Media Strategist, and Speaker joins the show to share how she created the Facebook Live show and course Lights, Camera, Live. Hear how to grow your brand with live video, create a community…
#41: Mark Schaefer - Bestselling Author, Marketing Rebellion Pioneer
May 1 • 55 min
Mark Schaefer, the Globally-Recognized Keynote Speaker, Marketing Consultant, College Educator, and Bestselling Author joins the show to share why most of the things marketers do don’t work - and what you can do to change that. Hear the concept behind his…
#40: Wendi Weiner - The Writing Guru, Lawyer Turned Award-Winning Writer
Apr 24 • 65 min
Wendi Weiner, The Writing Guru, Attorney, Career Branding Expert, and Resume Writer joins the show to share how she transitioned from a decade-long law career to her own writing business. Hear why Wendi chose writing and entrepreneurship over law, the…
#39: Jay Baer - Word of Mouth Marketing Extraordinaire, Founder of Convince and Convert
Apr 17 • 54 min
Jay Baer, the Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author, 7th-Generation Entrepreneur, and Founder of Convince and Convert joins the show to share how to spark Word of Mouth for your business. Hear the concept behind his new book Talk Triggers and…
#38: Stephanie Goldman - Travel App Creator, Founder of Map2Next
Apr 10 • 49 min
Stephanie Goldman, the CEO and Founder of Map2Next, joins the show to share her journey from the worlds of investment banking and private equity to launching a trip planning app. Hear the ups and downs of building an app, how to pivot your career, the…
#37: Ben Sturner - Sports Business All-Star, Founder of Leverage Agency
Apr 3 • 43 min
Ben Sturner, the CEO and Founder of Leverage Agency, joins the show to share how he built one of the top sports marketing agencies in the world. Hear how he grew from his apartment to an office on Madison Avenue, what the future of sports will look like,…
#36: Chelsea Krost - Millennial Marketing Expert, Influencers and Personal Branding
Mar 27 • 59 min
Chelsea Krost, the Marketing Strategist, LinkedIn Instructor, Speaker, and Influencer joins the show to share her journey from teenage radio host to America’s Leading Millennial Expert. Hear how to best market to millennials, why influencer marketing is…
#35: Kate O’Neill - Tech Humanist, Netflix to the UN
Mar 20 • 50 min
Kate O’Neill, the Futurist, Author, Keynote Speaker, Fortune 500 Advisor, and Founder of KO Insights joins the show to share her journey from being one of the first 100 employees of Netflix to writing Tech Humanist and speaking at the UN. Hear what…
#34: Ryan Foland - Creative TED Talks, Inventor of the 3-1-3 Method
Mar 13 • 58 min
Ryan Foland, the Global Keynote Speaker, TED Talker, and Managing Partner of InfluenceTree joins the show to share his journey from being bullied as a ginger child to inspiring others through creative speeches. Hear how he invented the 3-1-3 Method, an…
#33: Susan Bennett - The Voice of Siri, Famous Voice Actor
Mar 6 • 42 min
Susan Bennett, the Original Voice of Siri, Voice Actor, Speaker, Emcee, and Musician joins the show to share her journey to becoming the famous Apple voice assistant. Hear the recording process that went into creating Siri, how her accidental fame impacts…
#32: Tracey Brown - CEO of the American Diabetes Association, Leadership and Success
Feb 27 • 38 min
Tracey Brown, the Nonprofit Leader, Inspiring Marketer, and Successful Executive joins the show to share her road to becoming the first CEO of the American Diabetes Association to have the disease. Hear what makes her successful, how to manage…
#31: Michael Rozen - Special Settlement Master of Historic Cases, Founder of TRGP Capital
Feb 20 • 64 min
Michael Rozen, the Superstar Lawyer, Special Master, International Man of Mystery, and Entrepreneur joins the show to share his experience settling the most challenging disputes in American history, including the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of…
#30: Christina Nicholson - PR and Media Expert, Founder of Media Maven
Feb 13 • 56 min
Christina Nicholson, the PR and Media Expert, TV Host, TEDx Speaker, and Founder of Media Maven joins the show to share her journey from TV news reporter to marketing agency owner. Hear how to get your business or brand more exposure, a breakdown of the 3…
#29: Taylor Ryan - Artificial Intelligence (Ai) and Innovation, Chief Marketing Officer of Valuer
Feb 6 • 65 min
Taylor Ryan, the 5-time Co-Founder, Speaker, and CMO of the hottest Danish startup Valuer joins the show to share his journey from Washington, D.C. to the Copenhagen startup world. Hear how Valuer uses artificial intelligence (Ai) to connect startups with…
#28: Christoph Trappe - The Authentic Storyteller, From Football to Content Marketing
Jan 30 • 21 min
Christoph Trappe, the Founder of the Authentic Storytelling Project, Director of Content at Stamats Business Media, Author, and Speaker joins the show to share his journey from football player in Germany to top content marketer based in Iowa. Hear how he…
#27: Ann Handley - Queen of Content Marketing, Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs
Jan 23 • 43 min
Ann Handley, the Queen of Content Marketing, World’s First Chief Content Officer, Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, and Keynote Speaker joins the show to share how she’s grown MarketingProfs to new content heights. Hear how she became a digital…
#26: Scott Gelber - Digital Strategy Genius, President of Merkley+Partners
Jan 16 • 49 min
Scott Gelber, the President of Merkley+Partners, joins the show to share his journey from college football player to President of the NYC ad agency. Hear how to succeed in the agency world, how to focus on ideas instead of shiny objects, how to market…
#25: Rob and Kennedy - Hypnotist and Mind Reader, Co-Founders of ResponseSuite
Jan 9 • 61 min
Hypnotist Rob and Mind Reader Kennedy, the dynamic British duo and Co-Founders of ResponseSuite, join the show to hilariously share how their personal passions translate to the business world. Hear how they founded ResponseSuite from a shared need, how…
#24: Sara Stark - Top UK Restaurant Marketer, Creativity at Dishoom
Jan 2 • 26 min
Sara Stark, the Head of Marketing and Creative at Dishoom, joins the show to share how the Best Restaurant in the UK on Yelp grew from a single London location to 7 locations across the UK that serve 50,000 people per week. Hear how Dishoom fosters a…
#23: Brian Fanzo - Expert Translator of Geek Speak, Founder of iSocialFanz
Dec 26, 2018 • 58 min
Brian Fanzo, the Millennial Keynote Speaker, Change Evangelist, Social Media Influencer, and Podcaster joins the show to share his journey from Department of Defense cybersecurity to international keynote speaker. Hear how to stay ahead of new technology,…
#22: Drew Davis - Top Marketing Keynote Speaker, Muppet Man
Dec 19, 2018 • 29 min
Drew Davis, the Marketing Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author, Content Marketing Influencer, and Entrepreneur joins the show to share his journey from producing for The Today Show and The Muppets to world-renowned speaker. Hear how he approaches every…
#21: Emily Griffith - Digital Nomad Surfer Chick, Founder of Lil Bucks
Dec 12, 2018 • 69 min
Emily Griffith, the Digital Nomad, Surfer Chick, and Founder of Lil Bucks joins the show to share how she’s bringing the buckwheat revolution to the US after finding inspiration in Australia. Hear how she created her superfood line of sprouted buckwheat…
#20: Rebekah Radice - Hollywood’s Social Media Star, Founder of RadiantLA
Dec 5, 2018 • 56 min
Rebekah Radice, the Social Media Influencer, Speaker, Author, and Founder of RadiantLA joins the show to share how social media can be an effective business growth tool. Hear how she transitioned from radio to social media expert, the simple things you…
#19: John Lee Dumas - Podcasting Legend, Host of Entrepreneurs on Fire
Nov 28, 2018 • 20 min
John Lee Dumas (JLD), the Podcasting Legend and Host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, joins the show for a rapid-fire 15 Questions in 15 Minutes! Hear how he built his business off podcasting, how to get in touch with any big name, how to stay committed doing…
#18: Greg Branstetter - President and Founder of Hippo Direct, Our Family Business
Nov 21, 2018 • 71 min
Greg Branstetter, the President and Founder of Hippo Direct, joins the show for a very special family edition during Thanksgiving week to be interviewed by his son and our podcast host, Max Branstetter. Hear how Greg started Hippo Direct back in 1992, the…
#17: Joe Martin - Twitter’s Dad Joke King, Adobe Social Analytics
Nov 14, 2018 • 62 min
Joe Martin, the Head of Social Analytics at Adobe, Marketing Influencer, and King of Dad Jokes on Twitter joins the show to share his experience as an intrapreneur at one of the world’s leading tech giants. Hear how he and Adobe foster creativity, how to…
#16: ThatViolaKid - Championing Classical Music in the Social Media Era
Nov 7, 2018 • 61 min
ThatViolaKid, the Violist, Rapper, and Social Media Superstar joins the show to share how he’s championing Classical music in the digital world after graduating from the historic Juilliard School. Hear how he plans to become the Neil deGrasse Tyson of…
#15: Joe Pulizzi - The Godfather of Content Marketing, Man in Orange
Oct 31, 2018 • 57 min
Joe Pulizzi, The Godfather of Content Marketing, Speaker, Author, and Man in Orange joins the show for a Halloween edition to share how he founded Content Marketing Institute and Content Marketing World, the world’s largest content marketing event. Hear…
#14: Devon Cajuste - “Hard Knocks” Breakout Star, Positivity Pro
Oct 24, 2018 • 63 min
Devon Cajuste, the NFL tight end and breakout star of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” joins the show to share the impact of his training camp journey with the Cleveland Browns. Hear behind-the-scenes stories from the show’s production and the NFL, how fame and social…
#13: Dr. Chithra Durgam - World’s Coolest Dentist, Featured in GaryVee’s “Crushing It!”
Oct 17, 2018 • 70 min
Dr. Chithra Durgam, the World’s Coolest Dentist, Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Social Media Rockstar joins the show to share how she grew her practice, Aesthetic Dental, through Musical.ly and Instagram and got featured in Gary Vaynerchuk’s #1 New York Times…
#12: Ann Bastianelli - Legendary Marketing Professor at the Kelley School of Business
Oct 10, 2018 • 54 min
Ann Bastianelli, the award-winning Kelley Professor, Advertising Executive, Speaker, and Entrepreneur joins the show to share her journey from advising Coach Bob Knight to her career at Leo Burnett, Anthology Consulting, and Indiana University’s Kelley…
#11: Lucie Fink - Super Fun Video Producer and Lifestyle Host at Refinery29
Oct 3, 2018 • 51 min
Lucie Fink, the super fun Video Producer, Lifestyle Host, and Social Media Superstar joins the show to share her wild journey from med student to YouTube host at Refinery29. Hear how she turned her dream into reality, memorable moments from her shows Try…
#10: Keith Weisberg - Global Strategy Lead at Google, World’s Most Interesting Man
Sep 26, 2018 • 46 min
Keith Weisberg, the Global Strategy Lead at Google and World’s Most Interesting Man, joins the show for this very special edition, recorded at the Google office in NYC. Hear what it’s like traveling the world working for Google, Keith’s hobbies of…
#9: Tom Casano - World’s Best SEO Expert, Founder of Sure Oak
Sep 19, 2018 • 51 min
Tom Casano, the super stellar SEO Expert, Founder of Sure Oak, and Host of the Sure Oak Podcast joins the show to reveal how to organically boost your website traffic and what movie still makes him cry. Hear how to drive more revenue through SEO, how to…
#8: Danielle Dardashti - Emmy Award-Winning Producer, Founder of dash.
Sep 12, 2018 • 42 min
Danielle Dardashti, the Emmy Award-Winning TV Producer, Founder of dash. Branded Content, and Queen of Content Marketing joins the show to share her journey with Content Marketing - before it was even called Content Marketing! Hear her experience…
#7: Chris Kubby - Copenhagen Social Media King, Founder of KubbAndCo
Sep 5, 2018 • 72 min
Chris “Kubby” Kubbernus, the Digital Marketing Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaker, and Social Media Influencer joins the show for this very special international edition, recorded at his digital agency KubbAndCo in Copenhagen, Denmark. Hear what it’s like to…
#6: Mike Kawula - Serial Entrepreneur and Daily Podcaster
Aug 29, 2018 • 40 min
Mike Kawula, the Serial Entrepreneur, Daily Podcaster, Author, and Influencer joins the show to share his entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial journey and keep the “Wild” in “Wild Business Growth.” Hear how to be observant, keep on learning at any career…
#5: Gina Schreck - CEO of SocialKNX, Bucket List Champion
Aug 22, 2018 • 61 min
Gina Schreck, the CEO of SocialKNX, Global Social Media Speaker, Author, and Podcast Host joins the show to share her storytelling gems and prove quirkiness is cool. Hear how to get comfortable being uncomfortable, how to let your personality shine…
#4: Jon Savitt - Writer, Comedian, and Funniest Renaissance Man in History
Aug 8, 2018 • 69 min
Jon Savitt, the funniest thing since sliced bread, joins the show to bring sarcasm to a pinnacle. Hear how he thinks of his hilarious tweets, what it’s really like to go mega-viral, how humor can benefit a brand, and what’s saved in his Twitter drafts.…
#3: Julia Lamorelle - CEO and Co-Founder of Kiwi Compute, Building a Community of Middle School Coders
Aug 3, 2018 • 57 min
Julia Lamorelle, CEO and Co-Founder of Kiwi Compute, joins the show just before the launch of their youth coding software. Hear her thoughts on the future of education and jobs, the pros and cons of being a startup founder, the challenges of fundraising,…
#2: Brendan O’Marra - Digital Marketing Director at Bic, Coolest Guy in the World
Aug 3, 2018 • 34 min
Brendan O’Marra, the Digital Marketing Director at Bic and coolest cat in the marketing game, joins the show to impart his wisdom on all of us. Hear what he does to stay creative, the differences between agency life vs. client side, and the best marketing…
#1: Justin Bauer - Wild Inventor of Clip Grip and BakeSplit
Aug 3, 2018 • 70 min
Justin Bauer, the serial product inventor, gymnastics guru, and “Best Podcaster of All Time” (according to his mom) joins the show to reveal his secrets. Hear how he goes about his problem-solving process, how he broke out of his comfort zone, his views…