58 episodes

Get ready to get human! Digital marketing has a whole “people” side of things, and we’re here to uncover it! Danny Gavin, your Digital Marketing Mentor, explores the meeting point of mentorship and marketing in this captivating podcast featuring interviews with marketing experts and industry leaders. As they chat about their history with mentorship and guiding others, they’ll delve into how these connections have affected their careers, marketing strategies, and lives. Deep conversations on how we’re all human highlight how current marketing trends are influenced, and you’ll come away from each episode with real, actionable marketing strategies and skills to implement. 

The Digital Marketing Mentor Danny Gavin

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Get ready to get human! Digital marketing has a whole “people” side of things, and we’re here to uncover it! Danny Gavin, your Digital Marketing Mentor, explores the meeting point of mentorship and marketing in this captivating podcast featuring interviews with marketing experts and industry leaders. As they chat about their history with mentorship and guiding others, they’ll delve into how these connections have affected their careers, marketing strategies, and lives. Deep conversations on how we’re all human highlight how current marketing trends are influenced, and you’ll come away from each episode with real, actionable marketing strategies and skills to implement. 

    058: Multilingual Maestro: Andrea Cruz’s Guide to Mentorship and B2B Marketing Excellence

    058: Multilingual Maestro: Andrea Cruz’s Guide to Mentorship and B2B Marketing Excellence

    Discover Andrea Cruz's journey from Venezuela to Boston, mastering business administration and international marketing. Learn about the power of mentorship and the intricacies of B2B marketing in this insightful episode.

    Episode Highlights 
    Andrea Cruz's journey from Venezuela to Boston shaped her into a versatile business professional. Her degrees in Business Administration and International Business equipped her with digital marketing skills ahead of their time. Mentors like Jeremy Krantz, AJ Wilcox, and JD Prater played pivotal roles, guiding her through career transitions and public speaking fears.Embracing diversity in Massachusetts, Andrea thrived among various cultures, fostering a deep understanding of global perspectives. Fluent in multiple languages, she embodies a polyglot identity, enhancing her ability to empathize and connect across diverse communities. Andrea's dedication to mentorship reflects her belief in holistic growth, emphasizing emotional openness and strategic planning.As a B2B marketing enthusiast, Andrea challenges misconceptions and advocates for personalized strategies. Her managerial role allows her to empathize with team members and champion inclusive, hands-on leadership. With a passion for niche verticals and brand differentiation, she navigates the complexities of B2B marketing with creativity and purpose, emphasizing customer-centric approaches for sustainable growth.Episode Links
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    • 38 min
    057: Mastering Google Ads: Secrets to Success in Search, Speaking, and Strategy

    057: Mastering Google Ads: Secrets to Success in Search, Speaking, and Strategy

    Join Susan Wenograd as she shares her journey in digital marketing, blending creativity with practicality. Explore mentorship insights and the evolving landscape of Google Ads and new strategies to optimize in a post-cookie world!

    Episode Highlights 
    Susan Wenograd, characterized by her unique blend of practicality and creativity, recounts her transformative journey from initially considering film studies to ultimately carving out a successful career in the realm of digital marketing. Through her experiences, she embodies the ethos of adaptability and perseverance, demonstrating how embracing both sides of her personality has been instrumental in navigating the complexities of the industry.Susan has seen a profound impact from mentors like Mike King and Jeremy Bloom, whose guidance transcends conventional boundaries, offering Susan holistic insights that extend far beyond their apparent roles. Their mentorship serves as a testament to the power of genuine connections and the invaluable lessons that emerge from meaningful relationships within one's professional journey.Susan dives into the deep, ever-evolving world of Google Ads. She provides valuable insights into strategic shifts in bidding tactics, optimizations, and the differences in strategies over the past decade (and more). She offers a glimpse into her entrepreneurial venture with Can’tdles, a candle-making business that beautifully intertwines her creative flair with astute business acumen. Through her multifaceted experiences, Susan offers a compelling narrative that underscores the importance of adaptability, mentorship, and embracing one's unique blend of skills and passions in navigating the complexities of the modern business world.Episode Links
    SusanWenograd.com Susan’s LinkedInTwitter
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    Website and Blog: thedmmentor.com Instagram: @thedmmentor Linkedin: @thedmmentor YouTube: @thedmmentor
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    Optidge.com - Full Service Digital Marketing Agency specializing in SEO, PPC, Paid Social, and Lead Generation efforts for established B2C and B2B businesses and organizations. ODEOacademy.com - Digital Marketing online education and course platform. ODEO gives you solid digital marketing knowledge to launch/boost your career or understand your business’s digital marketing strategy.

    • 53 min
    056: Leveraging LLMs: Britney Muller's Insights on AI, Advocacy, and ASL

    056: Leveraging LLMs: Britney Muller's Insights on AI, Advocacy, and ASL

    Join us for a captivating conversation with Britney Muller, where she delves into the realms of mentorship, AI innovations, and her enchanting ASL escapades. Explore the intersection of expertise and experience in this digital marketing adventure!
    Episode Highlights
    Britney Muller shares her journey from pre-med to journalism to internet marketing, emphasizing learning beyond the classroom through diverse experiences like waitressing and mentorship from industry giants like Rand Fishkin. She reflects on the pivotal role of informal mentorship, highlighting relationships that blur the line between guidance and friendship.In the realm of AI, Muller warns against overreliance on LLMs for deterministic tasks like keyword research. She predicts a surge in industry-specific LLMs and advocates for thoughtful integration to maximize their potential. She discusses the importance of diversity in AI and shares a paper about the affinity group talks she saw poorly attended at NeurIPS. Additionally, she sheds light on biases in AI models and the importance of transparency in mitigating them.Beyond AI, Muller discusses her passion for American Sign Language, recounting inventive experiences like introducing ASL interpretation on ski slopes. She emphasizes the value of quality content over quantity in marketing and PR strategies. Through her diverse interests and expertise, Muller offers valuable insights into navigating the ever-evolving landscape of technology and communication.Episode Links 
    Website - Data Sci 101Website - Britney MullerArticle/Paper re: Indigenous NAI researchersBlack in AIMuslim in AIIndigenous in AILatinX in AI
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    Website and Blog: thedmmentor.com Instagram: @thedmmentor Linkedin: @thedmmentor YouTube: @thedmmentor
    Interested in Digital Marketing Services, Careers, or Courses? Check out more from the TDMM Family:
    Optidge.com - Full Service Digital Marketing Agency specializing in SEO, PPC, Paid Social, and Lead Generation efforts for established B2C and B2B businesses and organizations. ODEOacademy.com - Digital Marketing online education and course platform. ODEO gives you solid digital marketing knowledge to launch/boost your career or understand your business’s digital marketing strategy.

    • 50 min
    055: The King of Paid Social's Path from Harmony to High-Performance Marketing

    055: The King of Paid Social's Path from Harmony to High-Performance Marketing

    Join us on this episode as Andrew Foxwell shares his journey from St. Olaf University through Capitol Hill to California, revealing how mentorship played a pivotal role in his career. Discover the inception of Foxwell Founders, a thriving community connecting marketers and mentors. Andrew reflects on the power of mentorship, the challenges of parenting during a pandemic, and the evolution of digital advertising and paid social on platforms like TikTok.

    Episode Highlights
    At St. Olaf University, Andrew Foxwell delved into political science and business, finding solace in the college's renowned music program. As a choir member, he embraced singing as a unique form of worship, considering choir practice a meditative escape from the complexities of daily life. Andrew's journey into the political arena began in rural Minnesota, fueled by a fascination with government and a desire to be 'in the room where it happens.' His active involvement in political campaigns, including volunteering in the 2008 presidential campaign, eventually led him to a life-changing role in Washington, D.C. Working for a congressional representative.The pivotal moment for Andrew in the realm of digital advertising occurred when Congress allowed social media ads. This opened the door for Andrew to run ads on platforms like Facebook and Google, eventually leading him to specialize in Facebook Ads. His journey into the advertising world involved working with a diverse range of politicians and agencies, fostering a bipartisan approach to his work. This experience laid the foundation for his later endeavors in mentoring and community building within the digital marketing space.Foxwell Founders (FF) is a community founded by Andrew Foxwell, focusing on digital marketing mentorship and collaboration. Initially created to facilitate discussions on social media advertising challenges, FF has grown into a substantial online community of marketers. The community aims to provide a platform for members to seek guidance, learn, and connect with mentors. They've expanded their topics of discussion and launched specific communities, like the PPC community. Foxwell Founders is dedicated to building self-sustaining programs, fostering mentorship, and helping members learn and grow in the ever-evolving landscape of digital marketing.Episode Links
    FoxwellDigital.comEmail – andrew@foxwelldigital.comAndrew’s LinkedIn
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    Website and Blog: thedmmentor.com Instagram: @thedmmentor Linkedin: @thedmmentor YouTube: @thedmmentor
    Interested in Digital Marketing Services, Careers, or Courses? Check out more from the TDMM Family:
    Optidge.com - Full Service Digital Marketing Agency specializing in SEO, PPC, Paid Social, and Lead Generation efforts for established B2C and B2B businesses and organizations. ODEOacademy.com - Digital Marketing online education and course platform. ODEO gives you solid digital marketing knowledge to launch/boost your career or understand your business’s digital marketing strategy.

    • 57 min
    054: Mentorship Musings: Advertising and the Art of Tailored Guidance with Raphael Gavin

    054: Mentorship Musings: Advertising and the Art of Tailored Guidance with Raphael Gavin

    In this episode, Raphael Gavin, the media-production master, spills the beans on navigating the advertising industry, humorous entry to his career, and the transformative power of mentorship. From his accidental title upgrade to the importance of tailored guidance, dive into the world of advertising with wit and wisdom.

    Episode Highlights
    Raphael Gavin, son of advertising legend Louis Gavin, found his own path in advertising after a chance meeting during his time at his father's agency. He believes no degree can match the power of learning from experience.Raphael emphasizes three key elements of mentorship: clear communication, mutual trust, and tailored guidance. His mentors include his wife and agency co-founder Sean Dawson, who shaped his business acumen and taught him how to always show up better the next time. As a mentor, Raphael prioritizes support, sharing experiences, and acknowledging that mentees may surpass their mentors. Flexibility, highlighted by COVID-19, is crucial in adapting to unpredictable situations in the advertising industry.Raphael's advertising journey, starting as an account executive, led him to appreciate production. Despite challenges, working with family accelerated his career growth, providing constant strategic discussions at work and home.Episode Links
    LevergyInstagramXLinkedInRaphael’s LinkedInJay Steinfeld Episode
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    Website and Blog: thedmmentor.com Instagram: @thedmmentor Linkedin: @thedmmentor YouTube: @thedmmentor
    Interested in Digital Marketing Services, Careers, or Courses? Check out more from the TDMM Family:
    Optidge.com - Full Service Digital Marketing Agency specializing in SEO, PPC, Paid Social, and Lead Generation efforts for established B2C and B2B businesses and organizations. ODEOacademy.com - Digital Marketing online education and course platform. ODEO gives you solid digital marketing knowledge to launch/boost your career or understand your business’s digital marketing strategy.

    • 33 min
    053: Effective Digital Marketing and Entrepreneurial Endeavors with Sarah Stemen

    053: Effective Digital Marketing and Entrepreneurial Endeavors with Sarah Stemen

    Join us in this episode as we hear about Sarah Stemen’s journey from programming through in-house marketing to starting her own business. From unexpected mentorship lessons to the art of being an accessible mentor, Sarah spills the beans on agency struggles, the power of conversation in consulting, and her unique approach to Google Ads.

    Episode Highlights
    Sarah Stemen began her digital marketing journey before the field fully existed, transitioning from a tech-focused background with an MBA pivot into marketing. Sarah's genuine care for doing good is reflected in her mentoring style. Accessible at any hour, she emphasizes nonjudgmental advice and building trust with mentees.Like many agencies, Sarah faces challenges marketing her own business. Limited budgets and the common struggle with being objective about one’s own business guide her choices, emphasizing outsourcing for content and SEO.With the guidance of other agency professionals, Sarah challenges the notion that agency success correlates with size, limiting her clients to four. Her focused, strategic approach echoes the value of staying small and niche. Like a video game player who is a “button-masher,” Sarah goes into a new client’s Google Ad account and pushes every button. She will find the settings and patterns to optimize an account through her own discovery. Episode Links: 
    Kirk Williams EpisodeKirk Williams Book - Stop the ScaleAkvile’s recommendation: Jasper AISarah Stemen LLC Sarah’s SocialsLinkedInX/TwitterInstagramTikTok
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    Website and Blog: thedmmentor.com Instagram: @thedmmentor Linkedin: @thedmmentor YouTube: @thedmmentor
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    Optidge.com - Full Service Digital Marketing Agency specializing in SEO, PPC, Paid Social, and Lead Generation efforts for established B2C and B2B businesses and organizations. ODEOacademy.com - Digital Marketing online education and course platform. ODEO gives you solid digital marketing knowledge to launch/boost your career or understand your business’s digital marketing strategy.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Madiha H. ,

Marketing theories with real life examples 🤌

I had Danny as a professor for a few of my classes in grad school and honestly listening to this podcast feels like an extension of those courses. I love how Danny and his guests break down complex marketing concepts using real-world experience during their discussions. Good to listen to as you’re knocking out your own marketing projects.

Bonnie Madeley ,

Worthwhile listen!

I’ve loved what I’ve heard from this podcast, and it is aptly named as Danny Gavin is the best mentor I’ve had. As a digital marketer, I’ve gotten great, actionable insights. Case in point, while listening to episode 019 with Jamie Belinne, I was reminded of some important career advice that I immediately acted upon.

Esther Fischweicher ,

Amazing podcast!

Really love seeing all the different backgrounds of each guest and how most of them didn’t even start off in digital marketing! The conversations flow beautifully and each podcast is filled with great nuggets of information to apply practically both as a mentor/mentee and as someone working in the digital marketing space. It really speaks to who Danny is with all that he juggles in his life to still take the time to put out content in the world simply to help people and gently nudge them into taking those first steps in whatever they choose to do!

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