19 episodes

Daryn Smith invites special guests to share their personal stories and impart wisdom on how to ride the wave of a career in digital business. Each episode, this podcast explores stories of success and failure as Daryn chats to digital leaders on their ups and downs of digital projects and how they barrelled through waves of uncertainty to get where they are today. Expect honest conversation, laughter, practical lessons and encouragement as we celebrate the moments that maybe haven’t gone right in their career. It’s these set-backs and getting back on their feet when things haven’t gone to plan which ultimately rounded them into the successes they are today. Daryn is Chief Sales and Innovation Officer at Huble Digital. Now leading one of the largest digital consultancies globally, he is the first to admit his journey hasn’t always been perfect. Daryn is now on a mission to help us learn from failure and remember that everyone starts somewhere.Powered by: Huble Digital - www.hubledigital.com

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Daryn Smith invites special guests to share their personal stories and impart wisdom on how to ride the wave of a career in digital business. Each episode, this podcast explores stories of success and failure as Daryn chats to digital leaders on their ups and downs of digital projects and how they barrelled through waves of uncertainty to get where they are today. Expect honest conversation, laughter, practical lessons and encouragement as we celebrate the moments that maybe haven’t gone right in their career. It’s these set-backs and getting back on their feet when things haven’t gone to plan which ultimately rounded them into the successes they are today. Daryn is Chief Sales and Innovation Officer at Huble Digital. Now leading one of the largest digital consultancies globally, he is the first to admit his journey hasn’t always been perfect. Daryn is now on a mission to help us learn from failure and remember that everyone starts somewhere.Powered by: Huble Digital - www.hubledigital.com

    Your learning tactics need to keep up with your innovation strategy

    Your learning tactics need to keep up with your innovation strategy

    Our guest this week is Patrick Burns who is the Sales Director at EdCast which is a software company that provides a unified platform designed to operate end-to-end employee learning experience journeys spanning skilling and career mobility.


    Patrick is very passionate about sales, and he has successfully led sales teams by employing a coaching style to ensure each team member knows where to push and develop to move their career forward.


    In this episode, we discuss the importance of getting your sales methodology defined and leadership style right before selecting digital technology and how learning sets sales teams up for success


    It’s Patrick Burns

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    • 34 min
    Building applications on top of CRM's — Taking an integration first approach

    Building applications on top of CRM's — Taking an integration first approach

    Our guests this week are Vishesh Singhal and Siddharth Garg, Co-Founders at CloudFiles — a software company that specialises in secure file sharing and tracking for businesses. 


    Both of them have a background in software development and share a passion for solving global challenges through technology.


    In this episode, we discuss the impact of building applications on top of CRMs by taking an integration first approach, and how this affects user adoption of business applications.


    It’s Vishesh Singhal and Siddharth Garg!

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    • 37 min
    Phoebe Scott: Evolving an enterprise with CRM by taking a startup approach

    Phoebe Scott: Evolving an enterprise with CRM by taking a startup approach

    Our guest this week is Phoebe Scott who is the Global Director, CRM at Avison Young, a global real estate company. Her speciality is in developing brand strategy, growth strategy, and technology strategy that leads to sales and revenue growth domestically and internationally. 


    Phoebe is also a reformed attorney, aspiring psychologist, and three-time entrepreneur and passionate about and involved with animal rescue.


    In this episode, we discuss:
    How Phoebe is transforming the traditional space in commercial real estate and driving the adoption of CRM technology at her current company, The importance of prioritising what needs to be actioned: not everything needs to be done ASAP and finally, the first startup that Phoebe launched, which was an intelligent recommendation engine that collected data from various entertainment and social media platforms to recommend entertainment



    It’s Phoebe Scott!

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    • 23 min
    Graham Deneys: The VS episode - long vs short-termism, strategy vs tactics, top vs bottom of the funnel

    Graham Deneys: The VS episode - long vs short-termism, strategy vs tactics, top vs bottom of the funnel

    Our guest this week is Graham Deneys who is the Group Strategy Director at Carat, the world’s first media agency. 


    With a background in publishing and over 10 years in marketing, Graham has a tonne of client-side and agency experience and he is responsible for the development and implementation of integrated and innovative media solutions. 


    He has worked for key companies such as GQ Magazine and Future plc. He has also been a judge at the 2020 Loerie awards (Media Innovation category) and judge at the 2020 Pitcher Awards (Channel Jury). 


    In this episode, we discuss the importance of pairing your marketing tactics with a strategy and how to get it right, issues caused by the obsession with return on investment, and the process of measuring and budgeting for marketing through a concept called ESOV.


    It's Graham Deneys!

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    • 37 min
    Wendy McEwan: Using customer experience to build a brand

    Wendy McEwan: Using customer experience to build a brand

    Our guest this week is Wendy McEwan, who is a strategic leader in business transformation through optimising the customer and employee experience. Her career in digital spans over 20 years in digital media, customer technology and marketing technology


    In this episode, we discuss the importance of using customer experience to build a brand, the propaganda based education that Google and Facebook are giving marketers and how the death of the cookie needs to be considered in your future strategies.


    It’s Wendy McEwan!

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    • 37 min
    Keith Waitt: Digitalising and commercialising traditional service offerings

    Keith Waitt: Digitalising and commercialising traditional service offerings

    Our guest this week is Keith Waitt, Senior Head of Sales and Distribution at CFA Institute, a leading body globally for financial accreditation. 


    Born in Edinburgh, raised in Nigeria, and educated in Wharton, USA, Keith has lived all over the globe and has a wealth of experience to pass down.


    Keith is currently heading up the digitalisation of CFA Institute from pen and paper to digital tech stacks and processes, pushing the organisation to be more forward thinking.


    In this episode, we discuss digitalising traditional services, adapting business models for changing consumption habits, and structuring sales and distribution channels...


    It's Keith Waitt!

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    • 19 min

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Very insightful. Lots of key takeaways for people looking to transform their business in all areas of digital!

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Good insights from good guests

Really good podcast that covers many aspects of daily working life, the different technology used, how to manage teams and draw on different life experiences.

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Great podcast

Great podcast! Lots of learning and stuff to take away and implement!

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