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Sophisticated Marketers Podcast

The Sophisticated Marketer’s Podcast is hosted by Jason Miller, Sr. Content Marketing Manager leading global content for LinkedIn Marketing Solutions. Every two weeks Jason interviews marketing powerhouses from around the globe to bring you bleeding edge insights. He tackles the latest trends and topics that matter most to marketers and ties it all together with his unique rock ’n' roll flare. No fluff or frills, just real marketers talking about what matters most.
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May 20, 2016

New York Times Best Selling Author Sally Hogshead joins the podcast to discuss her book Fascinate: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist. Listen in as Sally shares her groundbreaking research in which she measured almost a million people to find what makes a brand, or idea, or a message fascinating. 

May 3, 2016

Chief Content Officer at Rainmaker Digital and founding memberofCopyblogger Sonia Simone joins the podcast. Listen in as wediscussthe current state of publishing, personal branding, and the"60'sband name" technique for finding a good domain.

Apr 26, 2016

Newscred Head of Global Marketing Solutions Alex Cheeseman joins the podcast to discuss always on content marketing strategies and the subtle and not so subtle differences in marketing around the world. 

Apr 11, 2016

David Spark, trade show engagement expert, author, comedian, content marketer,  and founder of Spark Media Solutions joins the podcast. 

Apr 7, 2016

Megan Golden, Senior Content Marketing Manager at LinkedIn joins the podcast to discuss her and Jason's recent trip to Sydney and Singapore where they delivered seven presentations in only four days. Join them as they discuss the different nuances of content from the other side of the world.

Mar 8, 2016

Talking with Brian frequently feels like spending time in the future, and this chat was no exception. Join us as we discuss experiential marketing, personal branding, and the contentious Guns ‘n’ Roses reunion (no Izzy? Are we okay with that?).

Feb 23, 2016

Chris Brogan, CEO of Owner Media Group, keynote speaker and the New York Times bestselling author of eight books joins the podcast to discuss time management, content strategy, and the transcendence of Metallica’s black album.

Feb 10, 2016

Marketing Profs Chief Content Officer Ann Handley joins the podcast where we discuss a few points from the latest LinkedIn research, how to build a personal brand, unusual yet remarkable content pieces, and how to become a better writer. Along the way Ann shares some fun stories on her path to becoming one of the biggest thought leaders in B2B marketing.

Jan 22, 2016

Content Marketing Institute founder Joe Pulizzi joins the podcast this week to discuss content trends, personal branding, and the most important channel for your content marketing efforts. Along the way Joe tells some fun stories about his path to becoming a world renowned content leader, or as many of us refer to him; the man in orange. Don't miss this one folks.

Dec 16, 2015

SEMRush Director of Marketing Michael Stricker joins the podcast where we take a deep dive into all things SEO around social and content marketing. Michael is one of the smartest hybrid marketers on the planet so don't miss this chat as Michael and I chat in detail about the most important things a marketer needs to know about SEO moving forward. 

Nov 17, 2015

It’s marketing vs sales! Craig Rosenberg (aka The Funnelholic), co-founder of Topo and Justin Gray, CEO of LeadMD join the podcast for a spirited discussion around Groupon’s viral hit the clip on man bun, sales and marketing alignment, reaching the C-suites with content, and account based marketing.

Oct 30, 2015

Former Disney-ABC Television executive and current Marriott Global content leader David Beebe joins the Sophisticated Marketer's Podcast this week. Beebe leads Global Creative and Content Marketing for Marriott International and their portfolio of 19 brands with 4,200 hotels in 82 countries. Enjoy an inside look at Marriott's creative process and listen in as Beebe shares how Marriott is leading the way by creating their own media empire and dominating the travel entertainment space.

Sep 22, 2015

We’re kicking off Season 2 of the podcast with Likeable Media Founder & CEO Dave Kerpen. Dave is the personification of the most interesting man in the world; from his early days as the Crunch and Munch guy, to the time he pretty much won a reality TV show, and finally his incredible success helping businesses and brands become more Likeable. In addition he’s a best selling author, one of the most celebrated LinkedIn Influencers, and has more remarkable stories than KISS has gold and platinum records.  So join us as we properly kick of Season 2 of the Sophisticated Marketer’s Podcast with inspirational stories, actionable takeaways, and deep thought on all things content and social.

Aug 26, 2015

For this episode of the Sophisticated Marketer’s Podcast, I thought it would be interesting to step away from straight marketing talk and go more to the creative side of things. The topic is story-telling lessons for marketers from a singer songwriter, and my guest is New York piano man Julian Velard. Julian built his music career through engaging storytelling, knowing and interacting directly with his audience, and projecting authenticity—all of which are also building blocks of great marketing. His latest record If You Don’t Like it, You Can Leave is one of my favorite records of the year and the track “No One’s Getting Married Tonight” might be the best pop song I’ve ever heard in my life. Download the podcast to learn how to find the balance between playing it safe and experimenting, how authenticity helps build a loyal fan base, and why Billy Joel and Neil Diamond are good role models for both marketers and musicians.

Jul 24, 2015

This episode, I’m joined by Amanda Maksymiw, the Senior Content Marketing Manager for Lattice Engines. They’re doing some fascinating work with predictive marketing at Lattice Engines, so it was great to get a chance to pick Amanda’s brain. Amanda is the mastermind behind Lattice Engines’ incredibly successful “Marketing Nerd” campaign. And because she is essentially the entire content marketing department, Amanda has a great perspective on what it takes to put a campaign together. So make sure your media listening device is fully charged, throw on the headphones, and download the podcast below.

Jul 9, 2015

Tune into episode 8 for a cornucopia of marketing insights and inspiration featuring one of my favorite B2B marketers Doug Kessler, the co-founder and Creative Director at Velocity Group. Listen in as Doug and I discuss the importance of personality, charm, and risk-taking in content marketing along with a personal story of how one particular piece of content produced by Doug pulled me out a marketing rut. We also have a fun debate on whether or not a clean and tidy desk makes for a productive marketer.

Jul 1, 2015

Episode 7 of The Sophisticated Marketer’s Podcast is our final installment around the theme of creative effectiveness in marketing. This episode was recorded live at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and our featured guest Ian Haworth, the Global Chief Creative Officer at RAPP and one of the most forward thinking creative minds in the world. Listen in as Ian shares his thoughts on the intersection of data and creativity, what the future holds for CRM, how he fosters creativity throughout the RAPP organization, and how he became a participant in the groundbreaking Pulse of Cannes live data experiment.

Jun 29, 2015

Episode 6 of The Sophisticated Marketer’s Podcast continues the theme of creative effectiveness in marketing with featured guest Daniel Bonner. Bonner is the Global Chief Creative Officer at Razorfish and one of the most awarded and respected creatives in the world. Listen in as Daniel lets lifts the veil around his own personal creative process for big ideas, along with his take on real time marketing. He also tells the remarkable stories behind two award winning campaigns and his most unusual request from a client over the years. Both inspiring and entertaining, you don’t want to miss this one folks.

Jun 25, 2015

This week’s episode comes to you from Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2015! Episode 5 features one of the most awarded creative minds on the planet with more 50 Cannes Lions under his belt. John Mescall is the Global Creative Executive Director at McCann Worldgroup and the talent behind such groundbreaking campaigns as “Guilt Trips” and “Dumb Ways to Die”. Tune in as John defines creative effectiveness, desert island marketing metrics, and gives us a glimpse into his process for thinking brilliantly.

Jun 17, 2015

This week we’re talking inbound marketing, corporate culture and thought leadership with HubSpot CMO, Mike Volpe. Tune in to learn why inbound marketing was almost called “attraction marketing,” how thought leadership is like Black Sabbath, and how I got to work with the Dollar Shave Club guy.

 

Jun 4, 2015

This week’s episode is all about content marketing: How to target an audience, how to measure your effectiveness, the importance of thought leadership, and more. My guest this week is marketing automation wizard Jon Miller, co-founder of Marketo and co-founder and current CEO of Engagio. Tune in to learn where the term “Big Rock” came from, what content marketers can learn from Almost Famous and Betty Crocker, and the benefits of fishing with a spear versus a net (in a marketing context, that is).

May 21, 2015

In this week’s episode, Jason is joined by two marketing comedians: David Nihill, founder of Funny Biz and Kathy Klotz-Guest from Keeping it Human. This highly entertaining episode explores the benefits and risks of injecting humor into your B2B marketing strategy. Marketers will learn what “jargonstipating” means, why Cookie Monster can help you better engage your audience, what B2B brands are winning with humor, and whether or not comedians are sexier than musicians.

May 7, 2015

In this week’s episode Jason chats with his longtime content collaborator Chris Buehler, the CEO of Scorch Agency. It’s an enlightening and entertaining chat about how they found early success in content marketing and their unique approach for using content and social to drive revenue and power the LinkedIn content marketing engine. Marketers will learn the elements of creative chemistry, content marketing planning and execution, along with a few fun personal anecdotes along the way. Don’t miss this debut episode and don’t forget to subscribe to future ones.

 

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