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September 2nd, 2021

Laura Spaulding

Episode 17: 60-year-old Secrets to a Successful National Brand Awareness Campaign

With 100 years under our belt, Bozell has seen the advertising landscape change drastically. But throughout the decades, we managed to create one successful campaign after another. How? In this unique episode of Marketing Then & Now, you’ll hear a live podcast where we asked Kim Mickelsen, co-owner and CEO, and Dan Cooper, creative director, to share their experiences regarding two national brand awareness campaigns with which Bozell was involved. The first: Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom in the 1960s. The second: 529 College Savings Plans in the 2020s. Even though these campaigns were created six decades apart, Kim and Dan get to the bottom of what they have in common and why they were both so successful. 

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June 30th, 2021

Laura Spaulding

Episode 16: Introducing 360 Listening – The Most Comprehensive Approach to Understanding Your Audience

When it comes to connecting with your target audience, the more you understand who they are, what they want and why they do what they do, the better you can communicate with them. That’s why Bozell is excited to announce 360 Listening, our innovative new service that combines search, social and news listening to give you a well-rounded, real-time view of the conversation surrounding your brand, competitors and industry. Join us for this episode as we talk with Dan Cooper, Bozell creative director, about how 360 Listening works and how it can help you create more relevant content, boost engagement, predict trends and avoid landmines.

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May 27th, 2021

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Episode 15: Behind the Scenes of 100 Years in Advertising

With a history spanning a century, as well as having been a top-10 global leader in the advertising industry, our agency has no shortage of fascinating stories. So, to celebrate our 100-year anniversary, we invited co-owner Kim Mickelsen to share some intriguing, never-before-heard memories. Over her nearly four-decade tenure with the agency, Kim has heard and seen it all. From making WrestleMania the success it is today to bringing the College World Series to Omaha to creating the iconic “Pork. The Other White Meat.” campaign to the comical tales of shooting Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom … and oh so much more … you don’t want to miss this month’s captivating episode of Marketing Then & Now.

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May 4th, 2021

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Episode 14: Exploring Everything from The Creative Process to Search Engine Optimization

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Being a copywriter back in the Mad Men era was a lot different than it is today. Responsibilities now include anything from social content creation to guerrilla marketing to SEO. Join us in this episode of Marketing Then & Now as our senior copywriter, Kerrey Lubbe, explains the modern-day copywriter. She’ll talk us through brainstorming, how she stayed creative during the pandemic and, of course, the complex process of creating and implementing keywords and phrases that can help your website outperform your competitors.

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March 30th, 2021

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Episode 13: Know the Difference Between Consumer Insights and Research Findings

When people think of “market research,” most associate it with the quantitative type, which deals with numbers, graphs, surveys and statistics. While those methods are great for identifying or validating “the what,” qualitative research is better for explaining “the why.” And according to Keith Navratil, founder of needledrop, “Everyone needs the why.” From self-described “failed copywriter” to highly acclaimed market research consultant, Keith is the quintessential qual research guru, and we’ve partnered with him on many client projects. Join us for this episode of Marketing Then & Now as he discusses the difference between findings and insights, small data versus big data, and why data collection is meaningless without the proper context and wisdom to explain it. You definitely don’t want to miss out on this episode. Why? … Exactly. 

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February 24th, 2021

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Episode 12: Getting the Most Out of Your Social Media Accounts in 2021

You might think you know social, but we guarantee you’ll learn something new from our guest on this episode of Marketing Then & Now. Bozell’s very own social media specialist, Christie Do, shares some insights on how to get the most out of your social platforms. She discusses the importance of setting goals and staying true to your brand values – especially during the cancel-culture era. And she also introduces us to 360 Listening—a service that Bozell provides that combines search listening, news listening and social listening—all so you can better understand what your customers actually want and need. So tune in and take notes. 

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January 26th, 2021

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Episode 11: Being a Woman in Advertising – The Good, The Bad & The Interesting

Being a successful woman in business is no easy task. And in this episode of Marketing Then & Now, Bozell President Robin Donovan is sharing all the struggles and successes she faced along the way – from “sexual tensions” while working in media buying during the Mad Men era in New York City to moving to the Midwest and becoming co-owner of a completely women-owned agency. Join us as Robin offers stories and advice to the many eager women who are looking to pave their way in this industry and get a seat at the table.

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December 29th, 2020

Episode 10: Leveraging Software to Improve B2B Marketing & Sales

If you own or work for a B2B company, you’ve most likely experienced some difficulty acquiring new clients and/or cross-selling your current client base. With the absence of trade shows and in-person meetups, reaching your target audience has become more and more complicated. Luckily, in this episode of Marketing Then & Now, we invited our first outside guest, Joey Knecht. Joey is CEO and managing director of Proteus—a sales enablement platform that helps complex B2B sales teams engage with buyers and stakeholders—and we’ve worked with him to take our clients’ B2B strategies to the next level. Not only does Joey understand the difficulties B2B companies are facing, he knows how to successfully navigate through this changing world of B2B sales. So tune in, listen up, and enjoy all the knowledge Joey has to give.

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December 2nd, 2020

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Episode 9: Add Some Animation to Your Advertising

Animation opens up the possibilities for marketers in terms of promoting a product, explaining a service or even just engaging a consumer. And in this episode of Marketing Then & Now, on-staff animator, Kyle Theobald, explains just how powerful and versatile animation can be. From GIFs to white-board animation to 3D, it allows you to send a shoe to the moon, bring a 2D square to life, or simply give the world a video comprised entirely of “rear ends just tootin’ on things.” … Yes, Kyle created a very famous fart video called Final Fart, which has been viewed nearly 50M times across a multitude of platforms. So join us as we talk to him about how his video gained traction and how the many different types of animation can help you along your marketing journey. 

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October 28th, 2020

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Episode 8: Adjusting Your Marketing for The New Consumer

After nearly seven months in a pandemic, consumer behaviors have definitely changed. And in this episode of Marketing Then & Now, Lauren Hartung talks to us about what that means for marketers. She discusses the importance of shifting from reactionary mode to planning mode and how using your marketing dollars to better understand your customer is more important now than ever before. Join us for some great insights into what you can and should be doing in order to stay relevant in the eyes of the new consumer.  

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