10 episodes

The world of business has forever changed. To succeed in this age of disruption, brands and businesses need a new roadmap, one that harnesses technology and data to connect more deeply with customers and to rethink how to work within the larger ecosystem.

Join us as we chat with the world's leading marketers, thinkers, and makers about the new era in which we live and the underlying platform ecosystem that will impact all businesses. Each episode will explore how platform thinking can help brands leverage the global infrastructure of connectivity to solve the problems that matter most to customers.

The Business of Platforms AW360

    • Business
    • 5.0, 11 Ratings

The world of business has forever changed. To succeed in this age of disruption, brands and businesses need a new roadmap, one that harnesses technology and data to connect more deeply with customers and to rethink how to work within the larger ecosystem.

Join us as we chat with the world's leading marketers, thinkers, and makers about the new era in which we live and the underlying platform ecosystem that will impact all businesses. Each episode will explore how platform thinking can help brands leverage the global infrastructure of connectivity to solve the problems that matter most to customers.

    Episode 19: On Driving Brand Growth, with Pierre-Laurent Baudey

    Episode 19: On Driving Brand Growth, with Pierre-Laurent Baudey

    “What do I take away from over 20 years at Nike? It’s this [brand leadership] model. It’s the “Know me,” “Inspire and Innovate for me,” and “Serve me,” and how they sort of feed each other; the depth of your knowledge, the breadth of your inspiration and innovation and the length of your relationship.” 

    In today’s highly competitive market, how do brands like Nike continuously stand out? Vivaldi’s CEO Erich Joachimsthaler discusses the modern relationship between brands and consumers with Pierre-Laurent Baudey, a Nike veteran of 22 years, an advisory board member for Tillamook, and brand growth partner with PLB LAB. In this conversation, these two passionate brand-builders dive into what it takes to build a strong brand, discussing necessities both evergreen and new, and the three fundamental and consumer-centric pillars for brand growth. Tune in to learn more about how these pillars operate as growth engines and help brands go beyond communicating brand values to establishing relationships with consumers.

    Learn more about Vivaldi’s expertise and approach to building strong brands here.

    • 33 min
    Episode 20: On How MercadoLibre Impacts Consumer Behavior, with Sean Summers

    Episode 20: On How MercadoLibre Impacts Consumer Behavior, with Sean Summers

    “We started as a marketplace very similar to eBay, and over the years we have increased the penetration of e-commerce to grow the business. In doing so, we developed the tools and infrastructure for hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs in the region, small and medium enterprises to leverage.”

    In this episode of The Business of Platforms, we are joined by MercadoLibre’s Chief Marketing Officer, Sean Summers and host Erich Joachimsthaler. Summers shares the importance of taking risks, the true purpose of marketing within a business, and why the value MercadoLibre places on customer experience has propelled it to be Latin America’s leading e-commerce technology platform. Tune in to hear first-hand how Summers’ to be at the center of the growth agenda.

    Learn more about Vivaldi’s strategy expertise and approach to growth here.

    • 40 min
    Episode 18: From Pipeline to Platform, with Patti Girardi

    Episode 18: From Pipeline to Platform, with Patti Girardi

    A leader in the amenities sector for multifamily housing, Valet Living has made impressive strides in its transition from waste removal company to a premiere digital concierge service. Through the Valet Living Home offering, the nature of Valet Living’s business has been completely transformed. This week, Valet Living Chief Marketing Officer Patti Girardi joins Vivaldi’s Agathe Blanchon-Ehrsam to discuss the impact its recent rebranding and platform model has had on the future of the company. Tune in to find out how this industry powerhouse reinvented itself to attain remarkable brand awareness and exponential growth for its business.

    Read more about Vivaldi’s partnership in Valet Living’s transformation here.

    • 33 min
    Episode 17: Embracing Change within the CPG Industry, with JP Kuelwhein (Part II)

    Episode 17: Embracing Change within the CPG Industry, with JP Kuelwhein (Part II)

    This week, we’re again joined by JP Kuehlwein, a seasoned and innovative marketing leader with an impressive background in leading corporate strategy at Procter & Gamble, co-authoring of “Rethinking Prestige Branding – Secrets of the Ueber-Brands,” and currently serving as a professor of brand strategy at NYU. In conversation with Vivaldi CEO Erich Joachimsthaler, JP discusses the platform opportunity in CPG, an industry that’s not home to many native platforms, and further, is built around principles that have no place in the platform world (e.g. ownership, control, linear systems). The platform world goes beyond transactional business models by valuing transparency, collaboration, and shared value creation with the consumer at the center of it all. Platform thinking bears enormous appeal and potential for the CPG space, Erich and JP explore examples of the opportunities unlocked from brands like Apple to Mars Petcare. The question now remains how and when brands will embrace and deliver on this mindset and business shift?

    In case you missed it, explore Vivaldi’s forward-looking, comprehensive report that introduces the top S&P 500 companies with the most potential to capture exponential growth.

    • 21 min
    Episode 17: Embracing a Change in Principles within the CPG Industry, with JP Kuelwhein (Part I)

    Episode 17: Embracing a Change in Principles within the CPG Industry, with JP Kuelwhein (Part I)

    This week, we’re joined by JP Kuehlwein, a seasoned and innovative marketing leader with an impressive background in leading corporate strategy at Procter & Gamble, co-authoring of “Rethinking Prestige Branding – Secrets of the Ueber-Brands,” and currently serving as a professor of brand strategy at NYU. In conversation with Vivaldi CEO Erich Joachimsthaler, JP discusses the platform opportunity in CPG, an industry that’s not home to many native platforms, and further, is built around principles that have no place in the platform world (e.g. ownership, control, linear systems). The platform world goes beyond transactional business models by valuing transparency, collaboration, and shared value creation with the consumer at the center of it all. Platform thinking bears enormous appeal and potential for the CPG space, Erich and JP explore examples of the opportunities unlocked from brands like Apple to Mars Petcare. The question now remains how and when brands will embrace and deliver on this mindset and business shift?

    In case you missed it, explore Vivaldi’s forward-looking, comprehensive report that introduces the top S&P 500 companies with the most potential to capture exponential growth.

    • 28 min
    Episode 16: Investing in a Sustainable Future, with Emil Stigsgaard Fuglsang

    Episode 16: Investing in a Sustainable Future, with Emil Stigsgaard Fuglsang

    “If you can start aligning interests as the world is organizing itself towards a more sustainable goal, there will be a plethora of interesting new business models that open up in front of us.”

    In our latest episode, we are joined by Emil Fuglsang, Co-Founder of Matter, a Copenhagen-based FinTech startup that is building crowdsource-inspired tools to literally invest in a better future. In conversation with Vivaldi Founder and CEOErich Joachimsthaler, Emil stresses society’s dire need of a sustainable future without fossil fuels, weapons or tobacco, and emphasizes the importance of investing in a world you wish to retire in. Further, Matter has built an AI-powered screening tool that looks at a range of sustainability criteria across various reliable data sources. Tune in to learn about how Matter utilizes real-time data to promise transparency and the startup’s unique value proposition that allows clients to witness the tangible impact of their retirement savings.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Passsscal ,

Great blend of practical and inspiring

Good mix of guests, interesting topic, something different for my morning commute

Tshabaleskey ,

The next business idea

Provocative thinking!!

CMObyday123 ,

Like it!

This is a good one, geared for those that try to understand the future of business and strategy.

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