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What can Digital do for you? A show that explores why digital matters and how it helps entrepreneurs, business leaders and digital/marketing professionals make their businesses better. Featuring conversations with top Twin Cities business leaders and digital experts. Sponsored by Creatis.

In the Key of D: Using Digital to Transform Your Business Kathy Hollenhorst, Gino Giovannelli

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

What can Digital do for you? A show that explores why digital matters and how it helps entrepreneurs, business leaders and digital/marketing professionals make their businesses better. Featuring conversations with top Twin Cities business leaders and digital experts. Sponsored by Creatis.

    How Understanding POEMs Drives Digital Integration with Adam Dince

    How Understanding POEMs Drives Digital Integration with Adam Dince

    Can you hear that? It’s your data speaking, and Adam Dince wants you to listen.

    From the early days of building websites to leading digital experience teams, Adam’s career spans over 20 years of digital marketing evolution, with a focus on using organic and paid search to reach the right person at the right time with the right content. Adam is a lifelong student of data who wants to know what can be learned about the customer through search behavior and history. Adam joins the podcast to discuss the necessity of an omnichannel digital marketing strategy, best practices for reaching customers online; the evolution of paid, owned and earned media (P.O.E.M.); and his pivotal 80/20 social listening rule to help grow your audience.

    • 46 min
    Giving Freedom Within the Guardrails—Featuring Kymm Bartlett Martinez

    Giving Freedom Within the Guardrails—Featuring Kymm Bartlett Martinez

    Every brand wants to go viral. But as a marketing or business leader, how do you know when your messaging is going off the road? Install guardrails, says executive Kymm Bartlett Martinez. Staggering success has followed Kymm from her work with CPG giant General Mills to her current role as VP/Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at the University of St. Thomas. She understands that as digital evolves, trendsetting marketers must pay attention to cultural transitions, take risks on experimental channels, and understand brands as more than just products, but also as the people who use the brand. In this episode of In the Key of D, Kymm shares a wealth of insight on leadership and marketing freedom that stays between the rails.

    • 46 min
    Making Easy Things Even Easier with Cole Ranzau

    Making Easy Things Even Easier with Cole Ranzau

    Knowing and anticipating what your customer needs from digital experiences is easier said than done. For business leaders first entering this evolving world of user experience strategy and the “tech stack,” it can feel like climbing an ominous mountain. Thankfully, Cole Ranzau, who leads an experience strategy team at Strategic Education, Inc. (SEI), joins the podcast to help us get our footing on how to use digital to create compelling experiences. Cole digs into using focused data and analytics to tell engaging stories, breaks down his “3-Headed Attack” for solving UX challenges, and explores why the “making easy things even easier” mindset is pivotal to building successful digital experiences for customers.

    • 49 min
    Going Over-the-Top with Pete Harrison

    Going Over-the-Top with Pete Harrison

    Startups don’t have the luxury of being sluggish out of the gate. Analytics are more rigorous, budgets are more constrained, and investors are watching the clock. It’s not so much “less is more” as “do more with less and do it quickly" for these small to midsize businesses working to launch their company and products. Pete Harrison, seasoned startup advisor and digital marketing leader, joins the podcast to share his insights on leveraging digital channels and testing to get to market more quickly. He explains how OTT (over-the-top) TV Advertising (ads for streaming TV) compares to Linear TV Advertising (ads for broadcast TV), plus why and when to use these channels.

    • 42 min
    How a 153-year-old Startup Goes Digital — Featuring Steve Yaeger

    How a 153-year-old Startup Goes Digital — Featuring Steve Yaeger

    For the Star Tribune, delivering quality journalism to the people of Minnesota for 153 years has made it the largest newsgathering force in the Midwest and one of the most touched newspaper brands in the US. But the advent of the digital age has brought the challenges of adapting to changing reader behavior, an accelerated news cycle and the prospect of a print-less future. How do they navigate these massive global shifts? Steve Yaeger, CMO at the Star Tribune, joins the podcast to talk about the award-winning media brand’s digital transformation journey, customer acquisition, and the company’s focus on long-term sustainability.

    • 46 min
    If You Host It, Will Anyone Actually Come? — Featuring Wendy Blackshaw

    If You Host It, Will Anyone Actually Come? — Featuring Wendy Blackshaw

    When you’re a leader in uncharted territory—like trying to plan a mega-event during a pandemic—what do you do? Make your own map. Brand visionary and dynamic leader Wendy Blackshaw has been making her own map using digital tools throughout an adventurous career. Wendy joins the podcast to talk about how digital has changed what’s possible in marketing, her experience building mega-event brands (including Super Bowl LII & the upcoming NCAA Women’s Final Four 2022), and why trusting your team of experts is vital to successful outcomes.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

segarfamily ,

Great podcast series

Entertaining and informative episodes with Twin Cities leaders and digital experts. Highly recommend!

Mary Schneider ,

Great Series

The Creatis’ “In The Key of D” podcast series is timely and informative. The guests are experienced and offer great insights as organization’s move into the digital space.

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