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A look at the people behind the brands; the characters, stories and insights that combine to make up the personality of many of the brands we know.

Legends of the Brand Phil Gordon

    • Sport
    • 4.8 • 21 Ratings

A look at the people behind the brands; the characters, stories and insights that combine to make up the personality of many of the brands we know.

    "Ski Like A Labrador" - Glen Plake

    "Ski Like A Labrador" - Glen Plake

    Last year I had the fantastic opportunity to interview the Legend -Glen Plake.
    Taking some inspiration I thought, why not grab some highlights of the podcast and put it to some music. So that's what this is.
    A small edit & remix of some quotes from our conversation.
    The goal, is to help share Glen's enthusiasm, expertise and passion for all things skiing in this small edit.
    Hope you enjoy.

    • 3 min
    Lesley Beck: From Olympic Slalom to Mountain Biking and Beyond! - Part 2

    Lesley Beck: From Olympic Slalom to Mountain Biking and Beyond! - Part 2

    Join us in Part 2 as we delve beyond the gates and racing lines, exploring Lesley's journey alongside Mike Jardine and Rare Management.
    Lesley lives and breathes for the outdoors, her infectious joy is as exhilarating as any downhill rush. Picture her slicing through untracked snow, conquering mountain bike trails, or simply soaking in the crisp Scottish air – with a smile as wide as the Highland panorama.
    In this episode too, I share a quote from an online source here is the Quote and Photo source:

    In this photo print, we are transported back to the exhilarating atmosphere of the 1987 FIS World Ski Championships held at Crans Montana. The focus is on Lesley Beck, a remarkable British skier who left an indelible mark on the world stage. With her determined gaze and poised stance, she epitomizes grace and strength as she navigates through the challenging slalom course. Lesley Beck's impressive career reached its pinnacle when she proudly represented Great Britain in the Winter Olympics at Sarajevo in 1984. This photograph captures her unwavering dedication and passion for skiing, showcasing her commitment to pushing boundaries and achieving greatness. The image itself is a testament to Colorsport's exceptional ability to freeze moments of sporting excellence in time. Stewart Fraser skillfully captures every detail - from the snowflakes gently falling around Lesley Beck to the intensity etched on her face - transporting viewers right into that thrilling competition. This print serves as a powerful reminder of not only Lesley Beck's incredible talent but also of all athletes who have dedicated their lives to their sport. It encapsulates both determination and inspiration, inviting us to relive those unforgettable moments where dreams were pursued fearlessly on snowy slopes.

    https://www.mediastorehouse.co.uk/colorsport-images/skiing/lesley-beck-1987-fis-world-ski-championships-7848059.html 

    • 29 min
    Lesley Beck: From Olympic Slalom to Mountain Biking and Beyond! - Part 1

    Lesley Beck: From Olympic Slalom to Mountain Biking and Beyond! - Part 1

    A life shaped by snowy slopes and Scottish spirit, Lesley Beck isn't your average athlete. This effervescent adventurer carved her name in ski history as a one of the youngest female slalom competitors at the 1984 and 1988 Winter Olympics and beyond - tackling the slopes with the tenacity of a Highland beast.

    But Lesley isn't  just about ski racing, though we talk about her origins, progression and development - we also look at her journey with Mike Jardine and Rare Management. With successes like brining the World Mountian Biking Championships to Fort William, Scotland, Lesley’s story goes beyond gates and racing line.

    Lesley lives and breathes for the enchantment of the outdoors. Whether skiing fresh snow,  conquering a mountain bike trail, or simply soaking in the crisp Scottish air, her contagious joy for life is as exhilarating as any downhill rush.

    Listen in as we peel back the layers on Lesley's life, from navigating the adrenaline rush of Olympic competition to the satisfaction of building world-class sporting events in Scotland. 
    Get ready for a whole lot of Scottish spirit!

    • 59 min
    Tim Sweeney - Salomon Head of Global Communications and Brand Narrative- Part 2

    Tim Sweeney - Salomon Head of Global Communications and Brand Narrative- Part 2

    Part 2

    In part 2 of our conversation we go deeper with Tim Sweeney into his book "Yank Down Under: A Drink and a Look Around Australia"  - and he  shares some his favourite parts of the book as well as who it’s for. 

    We also take some time to find out who Tim thinks is a Legend,… and ask what would George think!!! 

    In this the 76th year of the company, what would George Salomon think of the organisation today.

    You can find out more about Tim and his book at https://www.timsweeneylive.com/  and make sure you follow Tim, on Salomon TV and his stories on Instagram; https://www.instagram.com/tesweens/

    Connect with Tim on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timsweeney/

    • 29 min
    Tim Sweeney - Salomon Head of Global Communications and Brand Narrative- Part 1

    Tim Sweeney - Salomon Head of Global Communications and Brand Narrative- Part 1

    Part 1

    Sports, travel and writing have been consistent themes for Tim Sweeney, even from his early days growing up in Massachusetts where he was a hoops and baseball guy. Tim was got into writing from an early age and found inspiration in the sports coverage from the journalists in news papers like the Boston Globe. He’s had the chance to expand his writing and his passion for communication by doing some great internships at newspapers and even worked a stint in sports radio.



    After having some amazing opportunities and working for brands like Callaway Golf, Tim landed at Salomon as their Head of Global Communications and Brand Narrative where he is today.

    At Salomon, Tim oversees PR, hosts branded YouTube videos, pens scripts and more as part of their brand narrative strategy.

    He discussed some of Salomon's brand campaigns and helps bring humour to heavy topics as well as highlighting innovative new products they've launched like the Salomon Index - the first recyclable runner

    Before coming to Salomon Tim, spent 3 years living down under in Australia with Callaway Golf which sparked the idea for his latest book; "Yank Down Under: A Drink and a Look Around Australia" where he shares fun & light hearted tales of adventures from his time in Aus. It's written with keen wit and humour inspired by authors like Bill Bryson - it's a combination of travel guide and story telling.

    You can find out more about the book here:  https://www.timsweeneylive.com/ where you can order it.



    Make sure to follow Tim and his adventures:

    https://www.instagram.com/tesweens/



    https://www.linkedin.com/in/timsweeney/ 

    • 1 hr
    Ski Club of Great Britain - Managing Director - James Gambrill - Part 2

    Ski Club of Great Britain - Managing Director - James Gambrill - Part 2

    Part 2 of our conversation with James Gambrill Managing Director of the Ski Club of Great Britain this week.



    We dive deep into the history of the club's origins in Part 2 - which was founded in Cafe Royal in 1903 by 12 founding members,.. or was it 14???

    In the 120 year history, the club has had to adapt and change with the times & trends and we hear about how they are adapting and bringing more value to members each year & some of these benefits membership has. James explains some of the cool membership benefits rolling out this year that could have value for skiing on both sides of the pond!



    James also lets us in on the resort that is on his Bucket list (only a 9 hour drive from where he'll be staying later this year) but a place he's yet to find anyone who's skied there!!!!

    Of course we also ask our signature questions to round out the episode - which help give a bit flavour and additional depth to our guest.



    Should you want to find out more about the memberships benefits or get involved with one of their many trips - check them out on all the socials.



    Linked In - James Gambrill https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesgambrill/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSkiClub

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skiclubgb/

    YouTube: Ski Club of Great Britain - YouTube

    X: http://www.twitter.com/theskiclub

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Jenjens13 ,

Feels like a chat at the bar, with some of our favourite brands!

Love listening to this. Hearing some insights of the outdoor and ski world. And some powerful interviews with people who use outdoor exercise as a mental help through life! Worth a listen, if for nothing more than a bit of a laugh, certainly for the love of the ski and outdoor industry and all the faces that make it tick!

Sarah_LE ,

Love this!!

Love these podcasts. Learning so much about skiing on my walks and it leaves me yearning to see a mountain or two.

mia unadkat ,

A MUST LISTEN

so informative and helped me learn a lot more about skiing, making me wanna try it. loved it listening!

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