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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

Freelance Content Writer

Sara Pion

Dandy

Amanda Goetz

House of Wise

Andy Crestodina

Orbit Media Studios, Inc.

Full Episode Archive

Interview with Maurice Bretzfield – The Man Who Introduced Me to Digital Marketing – Episode #50

Interview with Maurice Bretzfield – The Man Who Introduced Me to Digital Marketing – Episode #50

“Digital marketing is a blessing and a curse…” Maurice Bretzfield has been a lifelong Dodger fan, a raconteur, traveler, and a connoisseur of matters of the tongue, ear, and eye. He's also a blue water sailor, dad, granddad, Digital Marketing geek, consultant, mentor, and teacher. Maurice has been practicing Digital Marketing since the release of the first Web browser, Netscape, in 1994. This episode is near and dear to my heart. I don’t know how my career would look like...

Interview with Heather Bennett – Want to Improve Your Career? Start with Your Personal Brand! – Episode #49

Interview with Heather Bennett – Want to Improve Your Career? Start with Your Personal Brand! – Episode #49

"It has to be true to you—it has to be real." Heather H. Bennett is a marketing strategist and personal brand coach that lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. Drawing from over 20 years of experience in brand marketing, research & development, and personal branding, Heather brings a unique spin to understanding how a personal brand can impact business and personal goals. Her social media strategy expertise has been used by professionals and entrepreneurs in areas as...

Interview with Tracy Sheen – Leaning Into Tech & Tackling Technophobia – Episode #48

Interview with Tracy Sheen – Leaning Into Tech & Tackling Technophobia – Episode #48

“At the end of the day, your business is your database.” Tracy Sheen is recognized as a Certified Practicing Marketer by the Australian Marketing Institute. She is a speaker, small business digital coach, and the author of “The End of Technophobia: a practical guide to digitizing your business”. With over 30 years of experience in marketing, sales & small business technology, Tracy works with businesses to up-skill their digital understanding. She has facilitated over...

Interview with Jennifer Hartmann – Mastering UGC & Community Building – Episode #47

Interview with Jennifer Hartmann – Mastering UGC & Community Building – Episode #47

“No one on social follows a brand to be advertised to.” As Director of Public Relations and Enterprise Social Media, Jen is responsible for protecting and improving John Deere’s reputation by leading an enterprise social media and public relations strategy for the company. Jen has over 25 years of experience in public relations, communications, and marketing with 12 of those years at John Deere. In this episode of the podcast, we talked about John Deere’s 100+ year old...

Interview with Will Berkowitz – The Unique Challenges with Growing a B2B2C Startup – Episode #46

Interview with Will Berkowitz – The Unique Challenges with Growing a B2B2C Startup – Episode #46

“What we do is we start small and we start today…today, now is so much better than tomorrow.” Will is an operator, advisor, and investor for early-stage companies. He has spent a decade leading strategy and ops at start-ups in NYC across a wide variety of industries. He is currently the VP of product and strategy at Rhino (sayrhino.com) and an operating partner at Lakehouse (lakehouse.vc). In this episode we discussed why Will got into the world of startups, why he has...

Interview with Shana Bull – Creating Relationships and Storytelling is How You Win – Episode #44

Interview with Shana Bull – Creating Relationships and Storytelling is How You Win – Episode #44

“No one’s talking about how more brands should be having more fun on social media.” Shana Bull is a best-selling children's book author, freelance writer, and digital marketing educator based in the Bay Area. She is passionate about low-alcohol wines, elaborate cheese boards, and traveling on food adventures with her husband and redheaded son (the co-author of their children’s book - Randall the Blue Spider Goes Surfing). With over 12 years of social media marketing under...

Interview with Sarah Bedrick, Founder of HubSpot Academy – What Are Your Marketing Principles? – Episode #45

Interview with Sarah Bedrick, Founder of HubSpot Academy – What Are Your Marketing Principles? – Episode #45

“If I feel like I am getting close to perfection, it’s almost too late…will it work even it is not perfect in my eyes?” Sarah Bedrick is a marketing advisor and former VP of Marketing. She's spent the last 13 years working in SaaS startups and scaleups. Her journey includes most recently co-founding Compt, an HR software company, and building the business and marketing engine from scratch. One of her biggest career wins was starting the HubSpot Academy team and growing it...

Interview with Andy Crestodina – Understanding Digital Empathy with The MASTER of Content Marketing – Episode #43

Interview with Andy Crestodina – Understanding Digital Empathy with The MASTER of Content Marketing – Episode #43

“Our job in content marketing is to show deep expertise on all the related topics…Our job in that case is to simply be active enough to be consistently visible…” For those of you who have listened to my episodes with Araminta Roberston and Dennis Shiao, you would have heard today’s guest mentioned in both episodes! My guest today is Andy Crestodina. Andy’s the co-founder of Orbit Media, an award-winning 40-person digital agency in Chicago. Over the past 20 years, Andy has...

Interview with A. Lee Judge – Let’s Jump Into Content Marketing – Episode #42

Interview with A. Lee Judge – Let’s Jump Into Content Marketing – Episode #42

"You should take a T-shaped approach..."   A. Lee Judge is the Co-Founder and CMO of Content Monsta, a digital content agency. Focused on B2B marketing for over 20 years, Lee is both a digital marketing practitioner and creative content entrepreneur. He is a leading LinkedIn video creator, Forbes Agency Council member, and engaging event speaker providing training on digital marketing, content creation, social selling, and sales enablement from the Marketing point of...

Interview with Erik Newton – How to Scale Your Marketing Career: Lessons From a Former Senior Marketer from Netflix – Episode #41

Interview with Erik Newton – How to Scale Your Marketing Career: Lessons From a Former Senior Marketer from Netflix – Episode #41

“It took me many many jobs to figure this out—you are in a support role…marketing is a support role. ” Erik Newton is the VP of Marketing at Milestone Inc. Milestone helps companies organize and amplify their digital information to reach the right audiences with advanced technical solutions for content and SEO. He is a growth marketing executive who takes a full-lifecycle view of customer acquisition, experience, and retention. Prior to Milestone, he was the VP of Growth...

Interview with Dennis Shiao – The Art of The Career Pivot: Going From IT to Marketing to Freelancing – Episode #40

Interview with Dennis Shiao – The Art of The Career Pivot: Going From IT to Marketing to Freelancing – Episode #40

“Being out on my own is so amazing that thinking about a full-time role again…being in one job is hard for me to think of…” Dennis Shiao is the founder of Attention Retention LLC, a marketing consultancy that works with Silicon Valley technology companies. Dennis consults with clients on content marketing, product marketing, and social media marketing. We talked about his IT background, how he got into marketing, how he defines a “successful webinar”, his strategy for...

Interview with Araminta Robertson – Let’s Jump Into The World Of Fintech Marketing – Episode #39

Interview with Araminta Robertson – Let’s Jump Into The World Of Fintech Marketing – Episode #39

“There is not enough education about finance or money…People are hungry for information. ”   Araminta is a marketing consultant at Mint Studios where she helps fintech companies acquire and retain customers online with content. She's also the host of the Market Like a Fintech podcast, publishes her own blog and newsletter, and is a partner at the Fintech Marketing Hub. She loves talking about everything fintech and content. In our interview we talk about the unique...

Interview with Andrew Capland – Prepping For Your Career in Growth Marketing – Episode #38

Interview with Andrew Capland – Prepping For Your Career in Growth Marketing – Episode #38

"Growth is defined differently at every company…” My guest for today’s episode is Andrew Capland. Andrew has worked at B2B startups for just about 14 years to-date. During his career, he’s worked at several amazing companies including HubSpot (early team member), Wistia, and most recently Postscript. Now he runs a coaching/mentoring/advising business—“Delivering Value” where he helps other growth leaders at early-stage SaaS/product-led companies.   Full Episode...

Interview with Todd Wheeler – Does a Business Win Without Discovery, Priorities, & Focus? – Episode #37

Interview with Todd Wheeler – Does a Business Win Without Discovery, Priorities, & Focus? – Episode #37

“KPIs are soulless numbers and a lot of people focus on KPIs…” My guest today is Todd Wheeler. Todd makes the complicated understandable, to help companies not only grow but to thrive. With almost 50 years of business building experience, from startup companies to Fortune 500 giants, Todd has taught business leaders how to understand the causes of critical issues in the business environment. Todd was engaged by 25-year-old marketing agency to help them identify issues that...

Interview with Erica Maurer – How to Host & Promote Virtual Events, The Right Way – Episode #36

Interview with Erica Maurer – How to Host & Promote Virtual Events, The Right Way – Episode #36

“When you’re doing virtual [events], depending on how complex this technology is that you’re using—some people may not event make it through the ‘door.’” Erica Maurer is an entrepreneur, owner, creator, event planner, speaker, and licensed therapist. She is a Partner at EMRG Media, a leading events, marketing, production, and creative agency. Erica is also a Partner and Producer of The Event Planner Expo, New York City’s largest events and hospitality industry trade...

Interview with Jeroen Corthout – Creating A CRM That’s Actually Useful – Episode #35

Interview with Jeroen Corthout – Creating A CRM That’s Actually Useful – Episode #35

“Most CRM software comes with the expectation that you’re this perfect person who fills out the CRM at every step of the way…we found that that didn’t work for us. That doesn’t work for anyone and that doesn’t make sense…most CRMs don’t work because they are dependent on people.” Jeroen is co-founder and CEO of Salesflare, an intelligent CRM system built for SMBs selling in the B2B space, mostly popular with agencies and SaaS companies. Salesflare itself was founded...

Interview with Amanda Goetz – Sleep, Sex, & Stress: Selling CBD to Help Women Live Better Lives – Episode #34

Interview with Amanda Goetz – Sleep, Sex, & Stress: Selling CBD to Help Women Live Better Lives – Episode #34

“We go about speaking to people about the end result, versus trying to educate them on the hemp plant.” Amanda founded House of Wise after realizing the potential of CBD oil in her life. Despite what you might assume, she wasn't always totally on board with CBD. Until recently, she had never used any cannabis products. Amanda was born in a conservative Midwestern home and is a former group-fitness instructor, marathoner, and overall health nut. Over the past two years, she...

Interview with Lindsey Bancroft – A New Experience: Learning About Experiential Marketing – Episode #33

Interview with Lindsey Bancroft – A New Experience: Learning About Experiential Marketing – Episode #33

“What you thought was cutting-edge yesterday is already outdated or been done 20 times over by the next day…I find that to be the biggest challenge and the most rewarding part of this job.” Vowing to create the ultimate consumer experience out of anything she touches, Lindsey Bancroft has spent more than a decade producing activations for top brands including Jeep, ViacomCBS, PepsiCo Foodservice, and Hulu. Leaning on her background in touring logistics, large-scale event...