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The People of Digital Marketing is a podcast made for aspiring marketing leaders. In each episode, I interview marketing experts from around the world. Marketing leaders from Fortune 500 companies, agencies, and startups share their career advice, challenges they’re facing, and roadmaps for how to keep growing every day in the world of digital marketing.

If you want to lead a marketing team one day, start your own business, or if you just need some expert perspectives on doing marketing the right way—this podcast is for you!

Featured Guests

Steve Toth

SEONotebook

Kaleigh Moore

Lumen Ventures

Sara Pion

Dandy

Amanda Goetz

House of Wise

Andy Crestodina

Orbit Media Studios, Inc.

Patrick Moran

Reforge

Sydney Michuda

Super Creative

Tommy Walker

The Content Studio

Steve Toth

SEONotebook

Amanda Goetz

House of Wise

Andy Crestodina

Orbit Media Studios, Inc.

Patrick Moran

Reforge

Sydney Michuda

Super Creative

Tommy Walker

The Content Studio

And Other Marketing Leaders From The Fastest Growing Teams

Reforge
Slack
John Deere
Zendesk
Vintage Wine Estates
ClickUp
Jotform
Salesforce

Full Episode Archive

Bonus Episode: The Future of SEO…🔍 – Episode #154

Bonus Episode: The Future of SEO…🔍 – Episode #154

This is a special episode of The People of Digital Marketing. In this episode, I talk briefly about the future of SEO. It’s hard to predict what will happen in the future but, there are some things I’m willing to bet on (with actual money too) when it comes to how marketers will approach Search as a channel. What are your thoughts? How is your team preparing for the future when it comes to SEO?  You can say hello to me on LinkedIn at - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kennysoto/...

Let’s Make Content Repurposing Simple with Justin Simon – Episode #153

Let’s Make Content Repurposing Simple with Justin Simon – Episode #153

Justin consults, advises, and executes content distribution and repurposing strategies for growing SaaS companies and founders. He is the host of the Distribution First podcast and creator of the Content Repurposing Roadmap.  Questions and topics we covered include: Justin’s origin story from experiencing a 2022 tech layoff to diving into solopreneurship How to manage creating content at scale Why is content distribution a challenge for most B2B businesses? The rookie...

Marketing As An Extension Of R&D and How To “Pass Your Legos” with Melissa Moody – Episode #152

Marketing As An Extension Of R&D and How To “Pass Your Legos” with Melissa Moody – Episode #152

“No one will slap your hand for saying, ‘I want to hear from customers more often.’” Melissa Moody is a full-stack marketing executive and entrepreneur with a passion for user-first products, and a talent for creating clarity from chaos. Her background includes 14 years in large-partner marketing at Google, taking on her former role as CMO & Cofounder at SaaS startup Gated, and being the host of the “2 Pizza Marketing” Podcast for small-team marketers. She is also the...

Revenue Is The Result Of Relationships with Mike Grinberg – Episode #151

Revenue Is The Result Of Relationships with Mike Grinberg – Episode #151

Mike Grinberg is the Founder and CEO of Proofpoint Marketing. Mike Grinberg is a creative problem solver at heart, who happened to fall into marketing. The core problem Mike sees right now is technology and automation removing the human element from the way we build businesses and how we go-to-market. Mike believes that relationships are still the key to business success, and he’s built his consulting business on people-first principles. Questions and topics we covered...

How To Show Up And Succeed As A Marketer with Adrianna Vidal – Episode #150

How To Show Up And Succeed As A Marketer with Adrianna Vidal – Episode #150

Adrianna Vidal is a community manager and content marketer. She broke into tech in 2021 after working in retail and apartment leasing, and now works as a Community Marketing Manager at Bigeye, a data software company. She’s a marketer just like you, trying to make her mark and succeed in her career. Questions and topics we covered include: Adrianna’s story on how she became a marketer Her advice for marketers entering a new experience and how to “show up” on day one… Why...

2024 Interviewing Tips For Marketers & More with Leah Kovach Margolis – Episode #149

2024 Interviewing Tips For Marketers & More with Leah Kovach Margolis – Episode #149

Leah Kovach Margolis is a growth marketer with 10+ years of experience growing revenue for pre-seed through series C companies. Currently, she's the Director of Demand Generation at Hypar, a generative design platform for the AEC industry. Outside of work, Leah recently wrapped up an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.  Questions and topics we covered include: How does someone get their first job in marketing? What interview questions should marketers be preparing...

🧮Everything Marketers Need To Know About CDPs with Brian Kotlyar – Episode #148

🧮Everything Marketers Need To Know About CDPs with Brian Kotlyar – Episode #148

“People notice something wrong in their business, the root cause is that something is wrong in their business but they start looking for tech as almost like a distraction…buying Martech is a silver bullet for Martech problems but, not business problems.” Brian Kotlyar is the VP of Marketing and Growth at Hightouch.com (a CDP and data activation platform), where he leads the company’s marketing strategy and is responsible for driving growth and customer acquisition. Prior to...

Striking Out On Your Own & Building An Agency with Laura Johns – Episode #147

Striking Out On Your Own & Building An Agency with Laura Johns – Episode #147

Laura Johns is the founder and CEO of The Business Growers, a marketing firm serving the B2B telecom, SaaS, IT, and cloud-services industries. For 18 years, Laura managed marketing efforts for companies ranging from tech startups to global, multi-billion dollar businesses. She spent nearly half her career serving as a corporate marketing executive in the telecom industry before starting The Business Growers. Her career focus is developing marketing strategies for tech...

A Deep Dive Into Quantitative Research with Ben Cortese – Episode #146

A Deep Dive Into Quantitative Research with Ben Cortese – Episode #146

Ben previously led the Marketing Sciences Group at KS&R, a nationally recognized strategic consultancy and marketing research firm. Through quantitative research, Ben and his team help to empower businesses to make better decisions with confidence. With his extensive knowledge of advanced analytical methods and wide-ranging industry experience, he has become a trusted partner for clients looking to solve complex business problems. Outside of work, Ben enjoys quality...

Communities Are A Marketing Team’s Secret Weapon with Evan Patterson – Episode #145

Communities Are A Marketing Team’s Secret Weapon with Evan Patterson – Episode #145

“[Community] sits before Demand Gen. in the funnel…[Community] doesn’t actually generate revenue. I create an environment that makes generating revenue easier.” Evan Patterson is a B2B marketing consultant, freelancer, startup advisor, content creator, and fractional leader for forward-thinking, progressive businesses.  Outside of B2B marketing, Evan focuses on enabling minority voices in tech and fighting injustices targeted at the LGBTQ+ community. Questions and topics we...

Trying To Get A Job In Marketing? Listen to this! with Zoë Hartsfield – Episode #144

Trying To Get A Job In Marketing? Listen to this! with Zoë Hartsfield – Episode #144

“The empathy that you have to exhibit and learn in sales on a 1-to-1 basis, that only helps you when you’re trying to go 1-to-many…” Zoë Hartsfield is a Salesperson trapped in a Marketer's body. She spends her 9-5 running executive evangelism programs, managing influencer relationships and creating content. She spends her 5-9 running, traveling and again, creating content. Check her out at @nottoocorporate on TikTok and Instagram, or give her a follow on LinkedIn for her...

How To Approach Product Marketing in 2024 with Eric Dodds (Head of Product Marketing at RudderStack) – Episode #143

How To Approach Product Marketing in 2024 with Eric Dodds (Head of Product Marketing at RudderStack) – Episode #143

Eric Dodds is the Head of Product Marketing at RudderStack and the Co-Host of the podcast Data Stack. He has over a decade of experience working with and implementing customer data infrastructure. He aims to make people’s lives better through the work he does each day. Questions and topics we covered include: What do marketers need to know about data stacks? How does it affect their work? How data teams and marketing teams can work together to produce great business...

What Marketers Need To Understand About Strategy with Margaret Kelsey (OpenView, Appcues, & InVision) – Episode #142

What Marketers Need To Understand About Strategy with Margaret Kelsey (OpenView, Appcues, & InVision) – Episode #142

Margaret has spent the last decade building scalable, effective marketing programs—and teams—for B2B SaaS companies like OpenView, Appcues, and InVision. She now advises founders on how to do the same. She also co-hosts a weekly podcast called "Don't Say Content" with Devin Bramhall.  Questions and topics we covered include: Why Margaret took the plunge to become a soloprenuer?  Her recommendations for where to upskill as a marketer The characteristics of high-performing...

How NOT To Become A Checkbox Marketer with George Huff – Episode #141

How NOT To Become A Checkbox Marketer with George Huff – Episode #141

“Half of marketing is marketing internally so you can get buy-in…and as the org gets bigger, that job gets harder.” The main theme of this episode focuses on: people, tools, and processes… George Huff, the CEO of Opal, leads a MarTech platform used by well-known brands like Target, Starbucks, Whole Foods, 3M, and SAP. Opal’s content operations platform produces exceptional results, such as enabling Target to tell their story and create 300 pieces of content every day....

A Masterclass In Product Positioning with April Dunford – Episode #140

A Masterclass In Product Positioning with April Dunford – Episode #140

This episode is for all of my Product Marketing friends 👋🏼… April Dunford is the world’s leading expert on product positioning. She works with fast-growing tech companies helping them clearly articulate the value they alone can deliver to customers. She is the author of the bestselling positioning book Obviously Awesome: How to Nail Product Positioning so Customers Get it, Buy it, Love it. She also recently published a new book titled, Sales P!tch: How to Craft a Story to...

The Basics Of Incrementality & Measurement with Michael Kaminsky – Episode #139

The Basics Of Incrementality & Measurement with Michael Kaminsky – Episode #139

Michael is a trained econometrician with experience in causal inference in fields ranging from healthcare outcomes to environmental economics. He previously built the marketing science team at men’s grooming brand Harry’s before co-founding Recast. He spends his days helping brands eliminate their wasted marketing spend… Questions and topics we covered include: The different methods of measuring marketing’s performance (attribution is only one of many methods)… Do...

It’s Time To Level Up Your Job Search with Alexis R. Scott – Episode #138

It’s Time To Level Up Your Job Search with Alexis R. Scott – Episode #138

Alexis Rivera Scott is the founder of Verbatim, a digital marketing agency, as well as The Fairy Job Mom, a consultancy focused on helping professionals become Eternally Employable. She guides job seekers in their next career move, helps professionals build memorable personal brands, and introduces companies to amazing talent. Throughout her career, Alexis has successfully navigated career change and adaptation, with a vast range of industry experiences from hospitality...

She’s Mentored More Than 1,000 Marketers & Is Here To Help YOUR Career ft. Jaclyn Mullen – Episode #137

She’s Mentored More Than 1,000 Marketers & Is Here To Help YOUR Career ft. Jaclyn Mullen – Episode #137

Jaclyn Mullen has mentored close to 1,000 marketers throughout her entire career across her time teaching at General Assembly, speaking for USC's Masters of Marketing Science program, and building her own teams. Professionally she has spent the past 15+ years riding the digital wave, first starting off in content marketing and organic social in B2C before switching to B2B SaaS. Now at her 4th startup, Jaclyn loves her place as Head of Marketing for TheLoops, an AI platform...