Author Archives: Nick Westergaard

social sound bite

On this week’s Social Sound Bite — recorded live at the KXIC studios in Iowa City — Jerry and I discussed some new data from Buzzsumo showing that Facebook Page reach and engagement have declined dramatically since January 2017. Listen … Read More


“We want to personify the Watson brand.” But how do you personify a machine? That’s one of the many challenges that Amber Armstrong faces on a daily basis as Director of Digital Amplification, Events, and Demand Generation and Customer Engagement … Read More


social sound bite

On this week’s Social Sound Bite — recorded live at the KXIC studios in Iowa City — Jerry and I discussed why email should be a bigger part of your marketing strategy. Listen for the full sound bite and enjoy … Read More


“My whole life has been a big improvisation — I follow my nose.” Improvisation has played a big role in Alan Alda’s career in more ways than one. From his early theatrical work to founding the Alda Center for Communicating … Read More


social sound bite

On this week’s Social Sound Bite — recorded live at the KXIC studios in Iowa City — Jerry and I discussed Facebook’s latest innovation in advertising analytics: eliminating accidental clicks. Listen for the full sound bite and enjoy these useful … Read More


social sound bite

On this week’s Social Sound Bite – recorded live at the KXIC studios in Iowa City — Jerry and I discussed just how much of the online advertising apple is owned by Google and Facebook (SPOILER ALERT: about 50%.) Listen … Read More


In today’s distracted digital world, most of us are as busy as ever. We wear it like a badge of honor. How are you doing? “Busy!” [Sheepish laugh.] Well, it beats the alternative. [More awkward laughter.]


mark viden on brand

“Branding is finding what’s true in any organization.” Mark Viden has experience in brand advertising with lots of different types of organizations ranging from startups and financial services to his current role as Vice Preside of Brand Marketing at Dignity … Read More


hamilton perkins on brand

“The future should be sustainable materials.” After years in finance, Hamilton Perkins discovered his new calling while shopping for a bag. A bag that he couldn’t find. This led him to found Hamilton Perkins Collection, a certified b-corp that crafts … Read More


social sound bite

On this week’s Social Sound Bite – recorded live at the KXIC studios in Iowa City — Jerry and I discussed what’s most important for customers when it comes to your brand experience. Top Gun themed hint: your customers have … Read More


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

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