7 episodes

It’s Time To Cut Through The Personal Branding BS!
Hello and welcome to the Brand U Podcast. In the first ever episode Chris & Jack talk about their backgrounds and the reason why they believed The Brand U podcast needed to happen.
In a world where Social Media, and online networking dominates a large majority of people’s lives, Jack & Chris break down how you can take advantage and use different methods to take your business to the next level.
In this episode Chris & Jack dive into their personal experiences of business so far and how they have leveraged both online and offline branding to help their businesses move forward. 
They also share the reasons why they have decided to start the Brand U podcast, going into detail about how anyone can do the exact same thing.

The 'Brand U' Podcast Jack Wicks & Chris Taylor

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 163 Ratings

It’s Time To Cut Through The Personal Branding BS!
Hello and welcome to the Brand U Podcast. In the first ever episode Chris & Jack talk about their backgrounds and the reason why they believed The Brand U podcast needed to happen.
In a world where Social Media, and online networking dominates a large majority of people’s lives, Jack & Chris break down how you can take advantage and use different methods to take your business to the next level.
In this episode Chris & Jack dive into their personal experiences of business so far and how they have leveraged both online and offline branding to help their businesses move forward. 
They also share the reasons why they have decided to start the Brand U podcast, going into detail about how anyone can do the exact same thing.

    7: #7 - Matt Haycox from £0 - Multi Millions, Losing It All and Back Again!

    7: #7 - Matt Haycox from £0 - Multi Millions, Losing It All and Back Again!

    In this episode we speak with Investor, Serial Entrepreneur and Money Maker... Mr Matt Haycox. 
    Matt talks us through his truly inspirational journey, beginning with the reason why he became an entrepreneur. He explains his rise to owning one the largest leisure businesses of its time, through to plummeting into business and personal bankruptcy in the midst of the 2008 recession.
    Since then Matt has rebuilt his life and his business, moving from borrower to investor and lender. Matt shifted from traditional PR opportunities in 2018 to gaining over 20k followers across his online platforms, he uses every platform apart from Pinterest to maximise his personal brand! Wow! This episode is crammed with tips on how to build your audience and develop relationships by taking full advantage of the connections you make.
    KEY TAKEAWAYS:
     “It’s easier to repurpose content than you think, be native and don’t auto share.”
    “The biggest crime in branding is these people who have been gifted a platform and don’t apply all the other rules of social media and branding to leverage other platforms”
    “Start as soon as possible, maximise as much as possible, be it time, money or effort”
    “I can count on one hand the number of people who I have met on a podcast who I haven’t gone on to have an ongoing relationship with.”
    “The difference between a podcast and an Instagram or Facebook post is longevity.”
    “We all have a personal brand; we know it has the ability to make or break us. What are the characteristics that you are going to show? You’ve got to have total consistency and only one or key messages.”
    BEST MOMENTS:
    “I’ve actually generated more from getting my 15k followers than you have from your 1million followers, but you could be unstoppable”
    “When you meet someone in a podcast scenario, it brings with it a level of credibility and respectability that isn’t there if you had met under other circumstances. If you can leverage that properly, the cost of making the podcast tends to pale into insignificance, if you can make the right relationships with the right people.”
    “If you’re struggling with content it’s not because you’re not a good writer, it’s because you don’t actually like or believe in what you are doing. When writing about something you love, you will never run out of words”
    ABOUT THE GUEST: Matt Haycox AKA Funding Guru has finance and investment at the core of his business but he has organically become a mentor, advisor and online course host. He has created a creditable multi-channel online presence and through his weekly YouTube channel has been approached to appear on TV and multiple other forms of media. Matt has invested significantly in his personal brand and recognises the importance of being consistent, authentic and having a clear, simple message. 
    ABOUT THE HOSTS:
    Chris Taylor is a Social Media Expert, Trainer & Consultant with a history of building 2 x multi six figures businesses in just 18 months before he turned 24. Chris has over 33k followers on Instagram and has been able to leverage the platform to help generate over 1.3m leads & £850k in sales for himself and his customers.
    Jack Wicks is a Property Entrepreneur who has made a name for himself for being open and honest. He openly documents the good, the bad and the ugly of his entrepreneurial journey so far and understood really quickly the importance of getting his face out there to the world. Jack now runs multiple businesses in a number of different industries and leverages his personal brand to drive hundreds of leads a month into his businesses.
    “Be Visible, Being Consistent & Most Importantly Being YOU”.

    • 51 min
    1: #1 - Chris & Jack Introduce 'The Brand U Podcast'

    1: #1 - Chris & Jack Introduce 'The Brand U Podcast'

    It’s Time To Cut Through The Personal Branding BS!
    Hello and welcome to the Brand U Podcast. In the first ever episode Chris & Jack talk about their backgrounds and the reason why they believed The Brand U podcast needed to happen.
    In a world where Social Media, and online networking dominates a large majority of people’s lives, Jack & Chris break down how you can take advantage and use different methods to take your business to the next level.
    In this episode Chris & Jack dive into their personal experiences of business so far and how they have leveraged both online and offline branding to help their businesses move forward. 
    They also share the reasons why they have decided to start the Brand U podcast, going into detail about how anyone can do the exact same thing.
     
    KEY TAKEAWAYS: 
    Everyone has a personal brand, it’s just up to you on how you want to use it.
    Documenting the good, the bad and the ugly is the way to build a deeper connection with your audience.
    You can make a huge difference to your business with just a loyal 1,000 people bought into your message. The huge numbers do not matter.
    The more you tell people what you do, the more opportunities will come your way.
    BEST MOMENTS
    “Stories are everything!”
    “Use other people’s content as inspiration, but just make sure you put your own spin on it”
    “Stop creating generic content i.e. 3 secrets to do this, 5 ways to succeed etc, just document and show the real you”
    ABOUT THE HOSTS:
    Chris Taylor is a Social Media Expert, Trainer & Consultant with a history of building 2 x multi six figures businesses in just 18 months before he turned 24. Chris has over 33k followers on Instagram and has been able to leverage the platform to help generate over 1.3m leads & £850k in sales for himself and his customers.
    Jack Wicks is a Property Entrepreneur who has made a name for himself for being open and honest. He openly documents the good, the bad and the ugly of his entrepreneurial journey so far and understood really quickly the importance of getting his face out there to the world. Jack now runs multiple businesses in a number of different industries and leverages his personal brand to drive hundreds of leads a month into his businesses.
    “Be Visible, Being Consistent & Most Importantly Being YOU”

    • 24 min
    2: #2 - Paul Mort - Master Coach of The Year Tells Us Why Email Marketing Isnt Dead!

    2: #2 - Paul Mort - Master Coach of The Year Tells Us Why Email Marketing Isnt Dead!

    Energy is the one word that comes to mind when it comes to Mr Mort. For those of you who have never heard Paul speak then you are in for a right treat. A Dad first, a husband second and business man third. Author of “F*cking Unstoppable and the person that every married guy goes to, to sort their sh*t out!
    Learn about Paul’s thoughts towards social media, and how he has built a 7 figure business using his favourite media type Email.
    Paul is full of personality and drops some gems in this episode! Take a listen and let us know what you think.
    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Money does not make you happy, Paul explains how when he had more money than ever, he was actually the most unhappy. He now lives his life with one mission, to do what truly makes him happy.
    Serve, serve, serve... give without any expectation and your brand will explode.
    BEST MOMENTS:
    “Email is like being in VIP, you’ve got the private table in the club where the women want to be”
    “The saying pay to play is exactly what I did, I push my videos to the masses to enhance my reach.”
    “No one gives a f*ck about your logo, get your face on everything, Branding is just having the balls to show your face”
    ABOUT THE GUEST:
    Current UK Master Coach Of The Year, World Class Coach, Author & International Speaker. A Straight Talking, High Performing Leader of Business Men. Formerly Suicidal, Overwhelmed, Diagnosed Bi-Polar. Stood on the Edge of a Cliff, Ready to end it all... Until his Wife stood in front of him And asked him ONE Pivotal Question.
    "Do you really want the kids to grow up as the kids whose Dad killed himself..."
    At that moment Paul knew he had to fight one last fight for his family. And set upon seeking out the world’s foremost experts and since - his books, courses, videos and content has literally reached the lives of millions of people...
    Now Paul spends his time coaching men around the world to RECLAIM their power, take control, find clarity, direction and inner peace while lighting a FIRE under their ass to CHASE their dreams and lead their family.
    ABOUT THE HOST:
    Chris Taylor is a Social Media Expert, Trainer & Consultant with a history of building 2 x multi six figures businesses in just 18 months before he turned 24. Chris has over 33k followers on Instagram and has been able to leverage the platform to help generate over 1.3m leads & £850k in sales for himself and his customers.
    Jack Wicks is a Property Entrepreneur who has made a name for himself for being open and honest. He openly documents the good, the bad and the ugly of his entrepreneurial journey so far and understood really quickly the importance of getting his face out there to the world. Jack now runs multiple businesses in a number of different industries and leverages his personal brand to drive hundreds of leads a month into his businesses.
    “Be Visible, Being Consistent & Most Importantly Being YOU”.

    • 56 min
    3: #3 - Alex Crockford - 350k Instagram Followers and Why a Personal Brand Is So Important In The Fitness Game!

    3: #3 - Alex Crockford - 350k Instagram Followers and Why a Personal Brand Is So Important In The Fitness Game!

    Learn today what it means to have “Online Success” as we are joined by British influencer, fitness expert and Crock Fit Founder Alex Crockford. Jack, Chris and Alex discuss the characteristics of what makes a person successful online, how you can leverage Social Media to become an influencer, and how you can use multiple streams of online reach to scale an online business.
    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Online business has never been so accessible for everyone to get into now. Right now during Covid 19 we have seen a number of trainers turn online, going straight into selling to their audience, where the best angle you can take is to add value, build your brand before even thinking about selling/pitching to your audience. Consistency is absolutely everything. Showing up is the most important thing.
    BEST MOMENTS:
    “People will follow you for a long time before deciding to purchase from you”
    “You need to make sure as a creator you appear everywhere, create captions that are targeted to your audience.”
    “Think about your target market before posting randomly, you may post the same content, but make sure you are talking to the audience that is currently following you on that platforn.”
    ABOUT THE GUEST:
    Alex is a professional fitness model, entrepreneur and personal training expert. He is the creator and founder of #CROCKFIT - an online fitness platform that has motivated and transformed tens of thousands of people around the world. He has over 500k followers on social media (including his Instagram page which has over 349k followers) For almost 10 years Alex has made it his mission to give people every tool he has to achieve a better-balanced lifestyle.
    ABOUT THE HOST:
    Chris Taylor is a Social Media Expert, Trainer & Consultant with a history of building 2 x multi six figures businesses in just 18 months before he turned 24. Chris has over 33k followers on Instagram and has been able to leverage the platform to help generate over 1.3m leads & £850k in sales for himself and his customers.
    Jack Wicks is a Property Entrepreneur who has made a name for himself for being open and honest. He openly documents the good, the bad and the ugly of his entrepreneurial journey so far and understood really quickly the importance of getting his face out there to the world. Jack now runs multiple businesses in a number of different industries and leverages his personal brand to drive hundreds of leads a month into his businesses.
    “Be Visible, Being Consistent & Most Importantly Being YOU”.

    • 45 min
    4: #4 - Jordan Platten - £0 to £10,000 Per Month In 90 Days at 25. Digital Marketing Expert Tells Us All!

    4: #4 - Jordan Platten - £0 to £10,000 Per Month In 90 Days at 25. Digital Marketing Expert Tells Us All!

    Podcast 5 - Jordan Platten
    In this episode we had the pleasure of talking with Jordan Platten, a 6 figure social media marketer. Jack, Chris & Jordan discuss all things social media marketing and how he was able to scale his SMMA to £10k a month in 90 days using his Personal Brand.
    What we loved about this episode is how open Jordan is around the successes he’s had, and most importantly... the failures. Jordan is the definition of an entrepreneur, he is someone that just from this interview demonstrates how he just gets things done!
    If you want to know what it takes to start your own social media marketing agency then you need to take a listen to this episode.
    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Resilience is what makes the most successful people who they are, building connections and never giving up is the most important factor.
    Documentation has been the key to success, once you move away from thinking about creating content and just start living with your life on record you have the best chance of having your voice heard.
    75% of my YouTube traffic comes from YouTube gifting me 16m+ impressions… once you have consistency on the platform and understand how the algorithm works you have the ability to explode online.
    BEST MOMENTS:
    “Here today gone tomorrow platform” - listen to find out what platform Jordan is talking about.
    “If this person is giving me this stuff for free, then what am I going to get when I start paying for their content.”
    “If you are struggling for content ideas, then head to your competitors comments and look to create what their audience are asking for, but they are ignoring.”
    ABOUT THE GUEST:
    Jordan is a successful entrepreneur, digital marketer, and mentor to thousands in the  UKingdom. In our interview Jordan and I discussed how he left his 9 to 5 job and took the biggest risk of all: starting his own business. Jordan shares his insights into the biggest problems businesses face today with advertising and how marketers can overcome them as well as how to prospect and how he built his agency to a full time business in less than 90 days.
    ABOUT THE HOST:
    Chris Taylor is a Social Media Expert, Trainer & Consultant with a history of building 2 x multi six figures businesses in just 18 months before he turned 24. Chris has over 33k followers on Instagram and has been able to leverage the platform to help generate over 1.3m leads & £850k in sales for himself and his customers.
    Jack Wicks is a Property Entrepreneur who has made a name for himself for being open and honest. He openly documents the good, the bad and the ugly of his entrepreneurial journey so far and understood really quickly the importance of getting his face out there to the world. Jack now runs multiple businesses in a number of different industries and leverages his personal brand to drive hundreds of leads a month into his businesses.
    “Be Visible, Being Consistent & Most Importantly Being YOU”.

    • 41 min
    5: #5 - Kieran Nicholls - Talks About His Love Island Experience and His Mission To Get People Fit!

    5: #5 - Kieran Nicholls - Talks About His Love Island Experience and His Mission To Get People Fit!

    Podcast 4 - Kieran Nicholls
    In this episode we speak to Love Island 2018 contestant, online fitness coach and Influencer Kieran Nicholls. Find out why Kieran decided to go into the villa, how you can look to leverage TV to explode your Personal Brand and how he now leverages Instagram to build his online business.
    If you are looking to learn more about what it takes to become an influencer, how to build relationships with brands or how to build an online business using your brand then you need to give this episode a listen.
    With over 100k followers on Instagram, Kieran provides some amazing tips for anyone that is looking to get started on the platform.
    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    High quality content is a perception and is most commonly used as an obstacle to getting yourself out there. Produce content that gives some sort of value and let your audience decide what is high quality.
    A platform like Love Island, although gives you an audience, it does not give you a consistent income stream. When you are given exposure you need to make sure you learn the ways to monetise your audience and what I have done is build a platform that serves the hell out of my followers.
    All I do is do me… I don’t worry about what other people are doing… I just focus on my own lane, keep my head down and look to spread my message as far as possible.
    BEST MOMENTS:
    “Treat every follower like a person, forget about the numbers of people watching you”
    “Stop giving a sh*t about what people think of you, I’m on a mission to help everyone become the best version of themselves, everything else is irrelevant.”
    “As long as 1 person takes something from a video then that's all that really matters, now more than ever people are absorbing content, so leverage the time to get your message heard.”
    ABOUT THE GUEST:
    Instagram Influencer, founder of the Kieran Nicholls Academy and Love Island 2018 Contestant Kieran Nicholls is known as the Personal Training & Fitness Expert.
    Kieran trains clients every day; motivating them, pushing them and helping them reach their fitness goals, but that’s not the most impressive thing… Kieran does all of this ONLINE, from the comfort of his own home. With over 100k followers on Instagram, and an online business that is growing every single day… he is definitely an expert in leveraging your brand to improve every aspect of your life.
    ABOUT THE HOST:
    Chris Taylor is a Social Media Expert, Trainer & Consultant with a history of building 2 x multi six figures businesses in just 18 months before he turned 24. Chris has over 33k followers on Instagram and has been able to leverage the platform to help generate over 1.3m leads & £850k in sales for himself and his customers.
    Jack Wicks is a Property Entrepreneur who has made a name for himself for being open and honest. He openly documents the good, the bad and the ugly of his entrepreneurial journey so far and understood really quickly the importance of getting his face out there to the world. Jack now runs multiple businesses in a number of different industries and leverages his personal brand to drive hundreds of leads a month into his businesses.
    “Be Visible, Being Consistent & Most Importantly Being YOU”.

    • 42 min

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