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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

Interview with Julian Ivaldy – Discussing “Pirate Marketing” – Episode #61

Interview with Julian Ivaldy – Discussing “Pirate Marketing” – Episode #61

“There’s no dictionary for marketings strategies…when you work in a marketing team, if you’re going to keep trying what other people are doing—it’s not going to be productive. You have to do is be open to your market and your customers and talk to your customers.” Julian is the Co-Founder & Head of Growth at TheSecretCompany.co 🗝 a crew of serial entrepreneurs, with a pirate mindset, and secret co-founders of over 10 startups. Julian fell into entrepreneurship by...

Interview with Agata Krzysztofik – Want to Win as a Growth Marketer? Have a Growth Mindset – Episode #60

Interview with Agata Krzysztofik – Want to Win as a Growth Marketer? Have a Growth Mindset – Episode #60

Agata is a growth mentor and a marketing leader with +10 years of experience in developing and executing growth strategies at companies like Google, Groove, and Piktochart. Currently, as a VP of Growth at Piktochart, she is leading a 100% remote marketing, sales, and product team. Together with her team, Agata is on the mission of empowering people to tell great visual stories that stick. Questions: Lessons she learned from her 7 years working at Google. Why is it hard to...

Interview with David J.P. Fisher – How to Become a Trusted Marketing & Sales Expert – Episode #59

Interview with David J.P. Fisher – How to Become a Trusted Marketing & Sales Expert – Episode #59

David J.P. Fisher (D. Fish) is an internationally recognized keynote speaker, sales trainer, and business coach focused on bringing empathy and the human touch back into sales, social media, networking, and entrepreneurship. He is also the author of 9 books including the best-sellers “Hyper-Connected Selling” and "Networking in the 21st Century". And lastly, he is the host of "Beer, Beats, and Business", a podcast that shares his casual conversations with leaders in sales,...

Interview with Forrest Dombrow – Sales and Lead Generation Go Hand-in-Hand – Episode #58

Interview with Forrest Dombrow – Sales and Lead Generation Go Hand-in-Hand – Episode #58

Forrest Dombrow is a sales consultant at Solve Sales, a marketing and sales consultancy firm helping agencies get new leads and more clients. What makes them different is that they’ve walked the walk and have been contracted by brands like Amazon and Costco. Forrest was also named one of the Online Marketing Institute’s Top 40 Digital Strategists in Marketing and has over 17 years of experience as a sales consultant in this space. Questions we covered: How would he describe...

Interview with Maria Bryan – Enter the World of Nonprofit Marketing – Episode #54

Interview with Maria Bryan – Enter the World of Nonprofit Marketing – Episode #54

“People are more emotionally attached to people than they are to entities…when nonprofit leaders share their stories, it humanizes the nonprofit’s brand.” Maria Bryan helps founders create thriving nonprofits by marketing on purpose. She provides practical strategies and empathetic coaching to nonprofits ready to amplify their mission and their message. Maria is a firm believer that storytellers make the world a healthier, safer, cleaner, and happier place.   Maria...

Interview with Nicholas Scalice – How Can I Become a Growth Marketer? – Episode #53

Interview with Nicholas Scalice – How Can I Become a Growth Marketer? – Episode #53

With over 12 years of digital marketing experience, Nicholas runs a conversion-focused growth marketing agency specializing in landing page optimization and marketing automation. He’s also the host of a top-rated podcast called Growth Marketing Toolbox and he writes a weekly marketing newsletter read by over 4,200 subscribers. In this episode we talked about how Nicholas manages his content marketing for two brands, the core differences between webpages and landing pages,...

Interview with Cara Meiselman – The Power of “Reverse Franchising” + Growing Your PR & Content Skills – Episode #52

Interview with Cara Meiselman – The Power of “Reverse Franchising” + Growing Your PR & Content Skills – Episode #52

Cara Meiselman is the Director of Strategic Content & Performance at Slice. She is a seasoned marketing leader with 10+ years of experience working at high-growth startups. Cara has experience leading brand strategy for several large companies as well as creating custom training for corporate clients and their employees. Cara is a frequent speaker at conferences including INBOUND and Social Media Week and has featured blog posts on sites such as Mashable, Inc. and...

Interview with Arpit Choudhury – Data Isn’t Scary: A Discussion About Product-Led Growth – Episode #51

Interview with Arpit Choudhury – Data Isn’t Scary: A Discussion About Product-Led Growth – Episode #51

"Being data-led is core to becoming product-led…” Arpit is a non-engineer who loves data and APIs and believes that everybody, irrespective of their technical chops, should gain data literacy to stay relevant. He likes to spend his days thinking, writing in simple terms, and answering questions about data. He also firmly believes in the power of delayed gratification. In this episode we talked about how Arpit refines his ideas through writing, the importance of product...

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...