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September 30th, 2020

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Episode 7: Harnessing the Power of Branding

From Napoleon’s sideways hat to Nike’s “Don’t Do It” campaign, this episode of Marketing Then & Now takes a deep dive into the vast world of branding. Join us as Creative Director Tim Young shares a quick lesson on the importance of a brand’s logo, as well as some valuable insights on how to best approach branding and how to let it be your north star during these rocky and emotional times. He even dishes on some of his favorite campaigns of all time, so listen in to find out which ones he considers to be the most memorable and impactful.  

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August 26th, 2020

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Episode 6: Why a Customer-centric Marketing Strategy Works Best

Creating a solid marketing strategy is no easy feat. But as someone who has led successful marketing campaigns for a number of well-known clients (like Warner Brothers and TD Ameritrade), Jackie Miller, Bozell’s CMO, shares some helpful insights in this month’s episode of Marketing Then & Now. From putting the client at the center of your planning to redefining the word “stakeholder,” Jackie offers insightful thought-starters on how to better understand your audience and put together a marketing strategy that is as efficient as it is effective. Take a listen. And prepare to learn. 

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July 28th, 2020

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Episode 5: Social Media and PR Insights for the COVID-era

All it takes is a pandemic to identify which companies have smart, nimble PR and social teams in place. As Kelsey Pritchard, Head of PR and Social, explains in this month’s episode, it’s imperative for brands to balance preparation with flexibility. Because, while it’s important to have a plan and communication objectives in place, it’s equally as important to be ready and willing to react to current events and conversations happening in the world around you. Especially now. So tune in as she shares tips, insights and examples of dos and don’ts, as well as some of the most memorable PR blunders throughout history. 

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June 18th, 2020

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Episode 4: Why Advertising is Less Effective if Your UI/UX is Not on Point

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Ever wonder why your ads are not converting as much as you’d like? Or why your visitors are not staying on your website for very long? In this episode, senior UI/UX designer Justin Henriksen explains why it doesn’t matter how great your advertising is if you’re not thinking through the UI and UX on the other side of the ad. He helps us understand the difference between the two, as well as how both should work together to create a “holistic customer journey” that will support your business objectives and keep your customers happy.

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May 4th, 2020

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Episode 3: From Iconic Campaigns to the “New Normal of Business”

CEO Kim Mickelsen’s interview starts off with some really fascinating insights into the challenges, strategies, positioning and execution of two very iconic campaigns – Pork The Other White Meat and Milk Mustache. Then she gets into how the breadth of the competitive landscape and the buying experience in general has changed drastically, so it’s all the more important to know who you are as a company/brand and understand how you need to position yourself in this “new normal of business.” 

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May 4th, 2020

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Episode 2: How Creative + Integration = Better Results

Creative Director Dan Cooper discusses the age-old ad agency stereotype – that it’s creative versus account service and blood will be shed. He quickly puts the dated myth to rest, detailing the importance of each discipline within an agency working together, learning from one another and being open to different perspectives and solutions. Because, that’s how you truly get the best result in the end.

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May 4th, 2020

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Episode 1: Paid Media 10 Years Ago vs. Now

From his favorite VHS tape as a kid to his love of streaming live episodes of The Bachelor, Director of Communications Mike Gilloon takes us on a journey of the ever-changing landscape of media. Over the last 10 years, there’s been a drastic change; people are now able to consume and watch content in many different ways. But what may seem like a challenge also presents opportunities for marketers to target a very specific consumer. And no matter how much new technology becomes available, the basic wants and needs of human beings remain the same – they still want person-to-person connections and experiences that make them feel alive. 

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