16 episodes

Killer Influence is the ultimate showcase of creatives in Nashville, TN, hosted by (me) Will Barton and various co-hosts from Media Whisper, a digital marketing agency based in Nashville. Each week, we share insights from the media industry while interviewing standout personalities, to showcase the true driving force behind Nashville’s various booming industries. As marketing professionals, we also provide listeners with takeaways on new marketing strategies and trending topics. Killer Influence is more than just interviews; it's backstories and tips & tricks from unsung heroes in the creative fields that make our Music City so special.

Killer Influence Media Whisper

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Killer Influence is the ultimate showcase of creatives in Nashville, TN, hosted by (me) Will Barton and various co-hosts from Media Whisper, a digital marketing agency based in Nashville. Each week, we share insights from the media industry while interviewing standout personalities, to showcase the true driving force behind Nashville’s various booming industries. As marketing professionals, we also provide listeners with takeaways on new marketing strategies and trending topics. Killer Influence is more than just interviews; it's backstories and tips & tricks from unsung heroes in the creative fields that make our Music City so special.

    Taking video production technology to the next level w/ Kirk Slawek & Adam Sadler | Gear Seven Creative, Shift, Eleven Willow

    Taking video production technology to the next level w/ Kirk Slawek & Adam Sadler | Gear Seven Creative, Shift, Eleven Willow

    Will and Brandon chat with Kirk Slawek & Adam Sadler of Gear Seven Creative, Shift, and Eleven Willow. We speak about their journey in the video production industry, technological advancements in the space, how they manage their time between the three companies, and what the future holds. Lots of great insights for entrepreneurs and those interested in the technology behind today's best car commercials and cutting-edge filmmaking techniques.

    • 46 min
    Adventuring the US as a professional photographer w/ Ryan Kanaly | Founder of Smallhands Creative

    Adventuring the US as a professional photographer w/ Ryan Kanaly | Founder of Smallhands Creative

    In Episode 4 of Season 2, Will interviews Ryan Kanaly, an independent photographer based in Nashville, who got his start experimenting with the capabilities of early iPhone cameras. He now runs a boutique photography studio — traveling the US, enjoying all that life offers, and opening doors to the next inspiring opportunity. This episode is priceless for anyone interested in a professional photographer's journey, from winning a new project to delivering the final assets to the client.

    • 49 min
    Advertising then vs. now from a Madison Ave industry veteran w/ Don Schneider | Former Executive Vice President/Executive Creative Director for BBDO New York

    Advertising then vs. now from a Madison Ave industry veteran w/ Don Schneider | Former Executive Vice President/Executive Creative Director for BBDO New York

    In Episode 3 of Season 2, Will is joined by Brandon Brown to interview Don Schneider. For over 30 years, Don worked at the pinnacle of the marketing & advertising industry, creating some of the most recognized and awarded campaigns in the world. Leading the creative efforts for an array of Fortune 100 companies, Don’s work has won nearly every industry award possible, including Cannes Lions, Emmys, Clios, and even a Grammy. Recently, when USAToday listed the top ten Super Bowl ads of all ...

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Giving hope & creativity to those experiencing homelessness w/ Nicole Brandt Minyard | Founder and Executive Director of Poverty and the Arts (POVA)

    Giving hope & creativity to those experiencing homelessness w/ Nicole Brandt Minyard | Founder and Executive Director of Poverty and the Arts (POVA)

    In Episode 2 of Season 2, Will is joined by co-host Meredith Wiser to interview Nicole Brandt Minyard, Founder and Executive Director of Poverty and the Arts (POVA), which provides people impacted by homelessness with the creative resources, training, and art exhibitions to showcase their work. She is inspired by the creativity of those on the streets and is finding ways to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor.

    • 44 min
    From managing MySpace pages to running a full service marketing agency w/ Michael Henry | Founder of Media Whisper

    From managing MySpace pages to running a full service marketing agency w/ Michael Henry | Founder of Media Whisper

    In Episode 1 of Season 2, we interview, Michael Henry, the founder and co-owner of Media Whisper. He got his start managing MySpace pages for music venues, for free. 10 years later, Media Whisper has grown into a powerful digital marketing agency with clients ranging from Live Nation to AMC Networks.

    • 50 min
    From creative pursuit to DIY business w/ Brian Hood | The Six Figure Home Studio

    From creative pursuit to DIY business w/ Brian Hood | The Six Figure Home Studio

    In Episode 11 of Killer influence, Alexa Rae and Will Barton interview Brian Hood, owner of The Six Figure Home Studio.Brian Hood discusses how he went from playing in bands to starting his own DIY home recording business. The former drummer of MyChildren MyBride mastered his craft and now runs The Six Figure Home Studio, packed with educational courses and a podcast, teaching people how to run successful DIY home studios. His podcast is perfect for those who are looking to turn a hobby or pa...

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

hdriz ,

Amazing!

I am elated anytime I get a notification a new episode has dropped! This is a great insight into the different facets of the music industry. They do a fantastic job and they always interview interesting people. Can’t wait to hear more.

brianoshea86 ,

We Need More Podcasts Like This!

Absolutely LOVE this podcast so far! The range of topics and quality of conversation is impeccable. Definitely a great source of food for the brain with applicable knowledge nuggets to acquire. Can't wait for the next episode!

beachcal27 ,

My newest podcast obsession!

Alexa and Will dive into the music industry in Nashville by interviewing compelling players in the scene. They ask all the questions you're dying to know and more! Can't wait to hear what's next!

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