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Hello Geeks! Join Jack Monson and top digital marketing thought leaders and franchise executives three times per week for discussions on using social media and new technologies for your business, brand, or franchise.

If you enjoy digital marketing as much as you do relationships, this show is for you!

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Hello Geeks! Join Jack Monson and top digital marketing thought leaders and franchise executives three times per week for discussions on using social media and new technologies for your business, brand, or franchise.

If you enjoy digital marketing as much as you do relationships, this show is for you!

    Franchise Marketing Trends: Dawn Weiss and Jack Monson

    Franchise Marketing Trends: Dawn Weiss and Jack Monson

    Dawn Weiss is the owner of Markonnect Franchise Marketing & Communications. Dawn shares some advice that franchisors need to hear for the rest of 2020 including: 
    Franchisees are laboratories out in the field with great ideas, some of which already have results that can be shared and replicated. Brands need to stay true to their promise during this time and not lose sight of what endeared consumers to them in the first place. There are no crystal balls in 2020! 
     

    Thanks to Social Joey and MFV’s Online Franchise Expo!

    • 38 min
    Franchise News Podcast 8.5.2020

    Franchise News Podcast 8.5.2020

    The Franchise News Podcast for Wednesday, August 5, 2020.


     

    In the news this week:​

    Aaron's Inc, John Robinson, Douglas Lindsay, Steve Olsen

    The Local Culinary, Alp Franko

    Childrens Lighthouse Schools, Michael Brown

    Auntie Anne's, Heather Neary

    Domino's, Art D'Elia

    Terminix, Alex Ho

    Two Maids & A Mop, Paul Ebert

    Juice It Up!, Susan Taylor

    AR Homes, Chap Tippin, Mitzi Hatori, David Barin

    Focus Brands, Dawn Ray

    Code Ninjas, Justin Nihiser

    International Franchise Association, Haider Murtaza

    Angela Coté

    Dawn Weiss

     

    Thanks to Benetrends and Social Joey

     

    • 6 min
    Women's Franchise Committee Podcast: Mary Kennedy Thompson

    Women's Franchise Committee Podcast: Mary Kennedy Thompson

    In this episode, we interview Mary Kennedy Thompson, CFE, Chief Operating Officer of Neighborly. 

    As chief operating officer (COO), Mary oversees the ongoing business operations within Neighborly. Working hand-in-hand with 13 brand presidents, she leads the execution of strategies. Prior to her appointment as COO, Mary served as executive vice-president of Neighborly and president of Mr. Rooter® for nine years. Mary served eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps as a logistics officer. She began franchising 25 years ago as a multi-unit franchisee at Cookies by Design. After successfully selling her franchises, Mary joined the corporate headquarters to build their field support program, eventually leading the brand as its president. As president of Mr. Rooter®, U.S. Business Review selected Mary as one of its Editor's Choice Executives of the Year. The International Franchise Association (IFA) awarded Mary the Bonny Levine Award, IFA’s highest award for women who have made an impact on franchising and the Crystal Compass award for extraordinary leadership in franchising. A certified franchise executive, Mary serves as a trustee for the IFA’s Educational Foundation.

    Interviewed by Katherine LeBlanc, Chief Marketing Officer at Painting with a Twist. 

     

    • 31 min
    Women's Franchise Committee Podcast: Marianne Murphy

    Women's Franchise Committee Podcast: Marianne Murphy

    The IFA Women's Franchise Committe presents:

    Her Success: Stories of Female Franchise Leaders

    In this episode, we interview Marianne Murphy, CFE, Vice President of Brand Experience at Floor Coverings International. A veteran of franchising with over 30 years of experience, Marianne joined Floor Coverings International® , a FirstService Brands company, in October

    2011, and currently holds the role of Vice President, Brand Experience. In addition, Marianne is an active participant in the International Franchise Association, having received the designation of Certified Franchise Executive (CFE), and previously served on the IFA’s Women’s Franchise Committee. She was awarded the 2014 Crystal Compass Award. Throughout her career in the

    Real Estate and Franchising industries, she has engaged with numerous audiences on topics ranging from Selling in a Down Market to The Power of Connecting. She holds a B.A. from Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ. Marianne was interviewed by Liane Caruso, CFE a franchise marketing consultant and fractional CMO for various franchise brands.



     

    • 30 min
    Franchise Spotlight: Ruth Agbaji

    Franchise Spotlight: Ruth Agbaji

    “I can do better. This is not going to define me.”

    Please meet Ruth Agbaji, Founder and CEO of Code Wiz. Ruth shares her incredible journey from growing up in Nigeria and teaching herself how to code (on a Commodore 64, geeks!) to starting her business and growing it into a successful franchise. 

    Thanks to Social Joey, AnswerConnect, and Franchise Dictionary Magazine! #WomenofWonder 

     

    Shout out to Tutor Doctor and Angela Coté’s Play Bigger Groups! 

    • 22 min
    Franchise News Podcast 7.29.2020

    Franchise News Podcast 7.29.2020

    The Franchise News Podcast for Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

    In the news this week:​

    Ruby Tuesday

    Nathan's Famous

    Franklin Junction, Aziz Hashim

    Taco John's, Jim Creel

    Tropical Smoothie Care, Charles Watson

    Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Jennifer Marchetti

    Paychex, Martin Mucci

    Spring-Green Lawn Care, Brad Johnson

    Restoration Specialties Franchise Group, Chris Ring

    Duck Donuts, Dwayne Hoffman

    Scenthound, Patti Rother

    Jiffy Lube, Edward Hymes

    FirstLight Home Care, Kevin Hiler, Glee McAnanly

    Dunkin' Brands, Dunkin', Baskin-Robbins

    Phillip Auerbach, Stephanie Melter-Paul, Santhosh Kumar

    MassageLuxe, Kristen Pechacek

    Neighborly, Mark Liston

    International Franchise Association, Paul Rocchio

    Code Wiz, Ruth Agbaji

     

    Thanks to Benetrends and Social Joey

     

     

     

     

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

MrsARodriguez ,

Amazing resource for franchise professionals!

Social Geek Radio is my go-to podcast for all things franchise marketing. Featured guests are leaders in their field, so they have their finger on the pulse of the franchising industry. Each episode is thoughtful, engaging, and – most importantly – helps me better serve my own clients.

Lisa Maskey ,

Lisa Maskey

I really enjoy this podcast for any and all insights on the latest trends in marketing/advertising and beyond. The diversity of the guests and the wealth of knowledge both Jack and his guests show is really great to listen to and educational!!

JaysonDelafield1 ,

Powerful content!

Week after week, Social Geek Radio delivers great conversation and insight. Jack has a unique gift for bringing on guests with marketing ideas that make you think - and put to work for brand growth.

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