Story & Content Episodes

norman bell on brand

“Storytelling is in the air for business but why is that? Why is it so important?” These questions and more were at the very heart of my interview with Norman Bell, author of The Story Powered Speaker, this week on the On Brand podcast! Read More


jenna arkin on brand

“Consumers seek authenticity and they’re getting better at weeding out the greenwashing the brands that don’t have the people, story, and heritage behind them.” As the Vice President of Innovation at green cleaning brand ECOS, Jenna Arkin’s work sits at the intersection between science and creativity. This week on the On Brand podcast, she joined us for a discussion on this innovative brand’s story, differentiation, communicating science, and more. Read More


steve pcokross on brand

“First, amplify what you’re doing really well and consider new channels. Second, if things aren’t going well you’ll need new channels!” This was Steve Pockross’s answer to my question about how marketers can know when new channels make sense to add. As CEO at Verblio, helping marketers focus their content marketing is the focus of his work. We discussed all of this and more on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast. Read More


doug scott on brand

“I don’t think enough thought goes into how to translate brand style guides into visual videos.” As the founder and CEO of Tectonic Video with a background in brand strategy, Doug Scott helps nonprofit brands worldwide unlock the power of video storytelling. We discussed video, social media, brand style guides, and more this week on the On Brand podcast.  Read More


brad smith on brand

“The key is not to create unique content for all of these different places. The key is to create one really good, deep piece of content that’s going to work for your brand.” Brad Smith is the founder and CEO of Codeless, a content production company for the best SaaS sites on the planet. Their articles have been featured in The New York Times, Business Insider, TheNextWeb, and more. At Codeless, content is not simply created, it is produced, and that makes all the difference. We discussed what this means on this week’s show. Read More


lee tone on brand

“People are smart about how they can avoid advertising at all costs. You have to present them with a story they want to hear and use the brand in support of that story.” Lee Tone of Alkemy X has spent his career navigating the blurred lines of advertising and entertainment, finding ways to talk about brands without directly talking about brands. This has never been easy but it’s even harder today. We discussed all of this on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast. Read More


“In digital, you can constantly keep going—if you had a good play celebrate it and see how you can evolve it from there.” In a career that started with athletics and continued to professional journalism to being a marketing thought leader and author, Christoph Trappe has executed several good plays. Because of this experience, he knows how to build a high-performance content marketing culture. We discussed all of this on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast. Read More


melanie deziel on brand 2

“The biggest disservice we’ve done with content marketing is giving such high expectations without the tools to fulfill them.” When it comes to upping your content marketing game, most struggle with obstacles related to time, talent, and treasure. Luckily, StoryFuel founder Melanie Deziel’s new book The Content Fuel Framework can help you with all of this. We discussed all of this and more this week when Melanie returned to the On Brand podcast. Read More


ellen utrecht on brand

“Story doesn’t start with a 40-page deck. It starts with a founder with a vision.” And yet, there are quite a few 40-page branding decks floating around out there. This week on the podcast I was joined by Ellen Utrecht, a branding, film, and storytelling expert and founder of creative agency MikeTeeVee for a conversation about how brand stories really start. Read More


randy frisch on brand

“What we do in life is we solve what’s in front of us instead of what’s next.” That’s exactly how most brands have approached content marketing. The initial challenge was creating all of this content. So we focused on content creation. Now there’s too much content and people aren’t engaging with it. As CMO and Co-Founder of Uberflip, Randy Frisch helps marketers create engaging content experiences. He’s also the author of a new book with a NSFW title that we discuss on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast. Read More


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