A podcast about building consumer brands. When Haven's Kitchen launched a product line of fresh sauces, founder Alison Cayne knew they were jumping into something crazy. In her effort to get educated, she started meeting with everyone she knew and respected who could advise her - from production gurus to marketing and social media mavens. Then she started having those conversations as a podcast so that other entrepreneurs can learn from them as well. This is the story of building Haven’s Kitchen Sauces. But it’s also the story of every growing brand. Because we’re all In the Sauce.
Theme music: "Jazzy Frenchy" by bensound.com
Building Great Design From the Ground Up
Jolene Delisle is the founder & creative director of The Working Assembly, a branding and creative studio that's worked with brands across the ecosystem, including Zola, The Museum of Ice Cream, Evian, Betches, FastAF, Sanzo, and Haven's Kitchen! On this episode of ITS, Jolene walks Ali through brand-building from the ground up: Why it's much deeper than a cool font or fun package, what mistakes founders make when we make our inspiration boards, and what truly makes a brand premium and lasting.
Building with the Rind
Matt Weiss is the founder and CEO of Rind, the innovative, whole fruit, snack brand popping up all over the place! On this episode of ITS, Matt and Ali talk about sales channels, the rise of express e-commerce, how to think about all the emerging marketplaces, and what emerging brands can gain (beyond sales) as the market offers us more opportunities and places to get a product into the market.
Ilan Nass is the Chief Strategist at Taktical, the marketing company that helps brands scale through Cross Channel Strategies, Creative Storytelling, and Efficient Media Buying. On this episode of ITS, Courtnie guest-hosts and asks Ilan ALL the questions: What is/how do emerging brands optimize SEO, how do brands maximize ads and set reasonable expectations, and after all the hoopla, what the heck happened with IOS14?
Building in the Right Channel
Sashee Chandran is the founder and CEO of Tea Drops, the organic, ground leaf teas that dissolve into your cup - no bag or infuser needed. On this episode of ITS, Sashee and Ali talk about sales channels and alignment - not every product makes sense in every channel, and every product has a few channels that really make sense. They also chat subscription, why it can be huge for a brand, but why it also requires more attention than you think.
Building Wholesale in a Sea of DTC
Margaret Wishingrad is Co-Founder and CEO of Three Wishes, the cereal that is revolutionizing breakfast aisles in grocery stores across the US. On this episode of ITS, Margaret tells Ali how Three Wishes is building through grocery stores, optimizing organic marketing rather than ads, and focusing on one very basic consumer change.
Building Real Sustainability
Caroline Cotto is the Co-Founder & COO of Renewal Mill, an upcycled food company fighting climate change. Azora Zoe Paknad is the Founder of Goldune, a new e-commerce brand and marketplace making sustainability more fun, more inclusive and more digestible. On this episode of ITS, Ali and her guests talk about expanding the consumer perception of sustainability, driving people toward more conscious consumption in a more inclusive way, and what founders can do to build real sustainability into their cultures early on.
I love it!
Alison sounds like such a wonderful person
This is the best podcast I have ever listened to! Alison is so fascinating! I learned so much from it! It helps many people start a company. I highly recommend it!