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Don't navigate your marketing career alone. Our mission is to provide tips, tools, & connections to marketers everywhere. Whether you’re a marketing student, specialist, manager, or leader, we tackle burning industry questions and provide guidance on how to accelerate your career. In every episode, you'll also get links to helpful tools & templates available exclusively to our members. The Marketing Careers Podcast is sponsored by TheMarketingHelp.co, the only mentorship platform just for marketers. The podcast is hosted by Erik Harbison, industry veteran, CMO, and co-founder of TheMarketingHelp.

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The Marketing Careers Podcast Erik Harbison

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Don't navigate your marketing career alone. Our mission is to provide tips, tools, & connections to marketers everywhere. Whether you’re a marketing student, specialist, manager, or leader, we tackle burning industry questions and provide guidance on how to accelerate your career. In every episode, you'll also get links to helpful tools & templates available exclusively to our members. The Marketing Careers Podcast is sponsored by TheMarketingHelp.co, the only mentorship platform just for marketers. The podcast is hosted by Erik Harbison, industry veteran, CMO, and co-founder of TheMarketingHelp.

Subscribe today: https://www.themarketinghelp.co/#join

    Generative AI Disruption - Eps. 5: AI Strategist, Kaarin Howard

    Generative AI Disruption - Eps. 5: AI Strategist, Kaarin Howard

    As part of our series on Generative AI Disruption, this episode features Kaarin Howard, Marketing Operations Specialist and AI Strategist/Consultant for many growing tech and SaaS companies.

    Kaarin shares her unconventional marketing career journey, starting from her early interests in photography and graphic design, leading to her realization of a knack for marketing through various roles, including impactful work for brands like Adidas.

    Kaarin's expertise shines as she discusses the critical role of AI in modern marketing, offering insights into how businesses can leverage AI to streamline operations, enhance marketing strategies, and maintain a competitive edge. She emphasizes the importance of AI literacy among marketing teams, urging leaders and marketers at all stages to embrace AI tools for efficiency and innovation.

    This episode explores generative AI's potential to revolutionize marketing by creating fresh, innovative content at an unprecedented pace. Her practical advice on integrating AI into marketing practices, coupled with cautionary tales and frameworks for adoption, provides some great career guidance for marketing professionals looking to navigate the AI landscape successfully.

    "AI is not just a trend; it's a transformative tool that's reshaping marketing as we know it," Kaarin notes, highlighting the urgency for marketers to adapt and innovate.

    Check the show notes for links to the various AI tools mentioned and ways to connect with Kaarin.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Generative AI Disruption - Eps. 4: Chief AI Strategist, Andreas Welsch

    Generative AI Disruption - Eps. 4: Chief AI Strategist, Andreas Welsch

    As part of our series on Generative AI Disruption, this episode features Andreas Welsch, Chief AI Strategist at Intelligence-Briefing.com.

    Andreas shares his unconventional marketing career journey from IT to marketing leadership, emphasizing the critical role of AI in today's marketing strategies. He dispels myths about AI replacing human jobs, instead presenting AI as a powerful tool that augments human creativity and efficiency within the context of a marketing career, role or department.

    The episode also covers practical AI applications and tools that can revolutionize content creation, customer engagement, and operational processes. Welsch highlights several AI tools, including Descript for audio and video editing and Publer for social media management, showcasing how these technologies can enhance marketing efforts without breaking the bank.

    The conversation also delves into the importance of AI education among marketers. Welsch encourages marketing professionals to embrace AI, experiment consistently with its capabilities, and integrate it into their strategies to stay ahead in the competitive landscape. He shares valuable tips on how marketers can start their AI journey, suggesting that now is the opportune time to explore and leverage AI's potential.

    Check the show notes for ways to connect with Andreas, as well as a link to his leading platform covering all the latest news and impacts on generative AI.

    • 56 min
    Generative AI Disruption - Eps. 3: Ashley Gross from commercetools

    Generative AI Disruption - Eps. 3: Ashley Gross from commercetools

    As part of our series on Generative AI Disruption, our guest for this episode is Ashley Gross from commercetools, where she is the Global Campaigns Marketing Manager and liaison for an Internal marketing AI task force. Ashley shares her marketing career journey from a curious student fascinated by psychology and sociology to a leading figure in the intersection of marketing and AI technology.

    Ashley describes generative AI as the "marketing intern" that handles the grunt work, allowing marketers to focus on what they do best. This episode provides a strong list of tips for leaders of marketing teams, CMOs, and early-stage marketers looking to harness the potential of AI in their marketing careers.

    Ashly details her strategic approach to implementing AI in marketing campaigns and marketing teams. She also shares her forward-looking perspective on the skills and roles that will define the future of the industry.

    This episode is an active reminder for marketing leaders and professionals to embrace generative AI, explore its potential consistently, and prepare for the exciting changes it promises to bring to the marketing landscape.

    Check the show notes for ways to connect with Ashley, as well as a link to her amazing newsletter on all things AI.

    • 36 min
    Generative AI Disruption - Eps. 2: Tech/AI Leader, George Kamide

    Generative AI Disruption - Eps. 2: Tech/AI Leader, George Kamide

    As part of our series on Generative AI Disruption, our guest for this episode is George Kamide, a seasoned technology strategist, AI/ML/cybersecurity thought leader, and marketing professional.

    George shares his unique journey and marketing career story that is a testament to the power of curiosity, adaptability, and the relentless pursuit of learning.

    He discusses the shift from specialized roles to a future where marketers will need to become multidisciplinary orchestrators, leveraging AI not just for content creation but for strategic decision-making and customer engagement.

    This episode also touches on the ethical considerations of AI use, emphasizing the importance of authenticity and human connection in an expedited informational and digital age.

    Gain practical advice on integrating AI into marketing processes, with George sharing his specific experiences with various AI tools that have revolutionized his approach to content creation, customer feedback analysis, and more.

    Get a glimpse into the future of marketing with specific tips on how to embrace AI, educate yourself, your marketing teams, and rethink your marketing roles and strategies in an AI-driven world.

    Check the show notes for a full list of all the AI tools and resources that George mentions in this episode (and there are some must-try tools on his list).

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Generative AI Disruption - Eps. 1: Jessica Hreha from Jasper

    Generative AI Disruption - Eps. 1: Jessica Hreha from Jasper

    As part of our series on Generative AI Disruption, our guest for this episode is Jessica Hreha, Head of AI Strategy & Transformation at leading AI tool - Jasper (jasper.ai). Jessica shares her unique journey from a PR and political science background into the heart of marketing and AI innovation.

    This episode offers a deep dive into how generative AI is reshaping marketing, from content creation to customer engagement.

    Jessica's marketing career story is not just about the technology but also about the strategic adoption and ethical considerations that come with it. She highlights the critical need for AI literacy among marketing teams and the importance of establishing clear guidelines to navigate this new landscape responsibly.

    Through her experiences at VMware and now Jasper, Jessica provides practical advice on integrating AI into marketing workflows, ensuring that teams can harness its power without losing the human touch that brands are built on.

    Marketers will gain a clear understanding of generative AI's potential to transform marketing practices, as well as the challenges and opportunities it presents.

    Whether you're a CMO, a leader of a marketing team, or an early-stage marketer, this episode is packed with valuable lessons on staying ahead in the rapidly evolving generative AI landscape.

    • 49 min
    Marketing Disruption: Generative AI Season Trailer

    Marketing Disruption: Generative AI Season Trailer

    The challenge of marketers today: Engagement is down, churn is up, you’re struggling to communicate & collaborate, you’re not sure what your team is going to look like when the dust settles, or even if you / your leadership position survives it. Now add in the many disruptions that have made these challenges even greater to navigate - return-to-office, profit-over-people tied to mergers and acquisitions, and maybe the biggest of them all...Generative A.I.

    So it is time to launch another podcast season (series of episodes) to help you LEAD through major marketing disruptions and come out as a stronger team, team member, and marketer on the other side.

    This is a teaser for our upcoming season that will be solely focused on Generative A.I.

    All marketers can agree that Gen AI has disrupted all facets of a marketing organization - operations, planning, content creation, creative, personalization, staffing..and so on.

    As part of this new season, we're interviewing several Gen AI thought leaders, pioneers and practitioners (from companies like Jasper AI, GE Healthcare) who lead marketing functions and provide hands-on practical advice and wisdom about how their teams/clients navigated Gen AI disruption and specifically how they themselves championed that change from within.

    Subscribe and follow so you can be alerted when the latest episode from this season is live!

    • 6 min

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