Author Archives: Nick Westergaard

anastasia karlina gabriel on brand

Anastasia Kārkliņa Gabriel is a senior insights lead at Reddit and author of the book Cultural Intelligence. Her work as a cultural theorist and strategist helps people use data to understand their audience and explore challenging topics. We discussed all … Read More


thomas mustac on brand

Thomas Mustac is Otter PRr’s medical and health industry PR specialist. His work helps brands in these complex industries navigate issues including — and especially — crisis communication. We discussed all of this and more this week on the On … Read More


micky ogando on brand

Micky Ogando is the founder and principal of creative agency Bakery. Their unique product-led process, cultural expertise, and creative storytelling have helped brands including Nike, DeLorean Motors, Diageo, Kellogg’s, Shiner Brewery, and Acadia Health. We discussed all of this and more this … Read More


jenny stiven on brand

Jenny Stiven is the founder of Clio Consulting, working as a geek influencer with properties like Star Wars, James Bond, Predator, Aliens, and more. She helps clients #spendthetime with fan communities through social and digital media and (gasp!) in-person events. … Read More


matt johnson on brand

Matt Johnson is the Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at award-winning creative shop HAYMAKER. Throughout his career, Matt has helped build iconic brand such as adidas, The Truth Initiative, Powerade, King’s Hawaiian, 23andMe, MillerCoors, ESPN, Instagram, and Microsoft. We discussed … Read More


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This week on the 500th episode of the On Brand podcast, I talk to audio research veteran Tom Webster. He shared his state of the podcasting industry, audience research insights, and the various touchpoints in the podcast brand experience. He … Read More


kate rush sheehy on brand

Kate Rush Sheehy is Senior Vice President, Strategy & Insights at GSD&M, an Austin-based agency supporting brands like CapitalOne, Pizza Hut, Southwest Airlines, and Universal. Kate’s work helps lead clients in new exciting new directions anchored by strategic insights. We … Read More


ben harms on brand

Ben Harms is Chief Growth Officer at youth culture agency Archrival. Through his work with Adidas, Spotify, Red Bull, and YETI, he helps brands connect today’s Gen Z and Gen Alpha consumers. We discussed all of this and more this week … Read More


tina lin on brand

Tina Lin is the Director of Product Marketing and Brand at Quicken. This week on the On Brand podcast she walked us through the process of revamping this iconic 40-year-old brand while preserving its history and legacy. Anyone thinking about … Read More


mia blume on brand

Mia Blume is a creative leadership coach with experience at Pinterest, Square, and IDEO. In 2016, she started Design Dept. to help creative leaders transform how they work. We discussed all of this and more this week on the On … Read More


Nick has a knack for making complex topics simple.
Jacey Wilkins, National Institute of Metalworking Skills

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