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Scot MacTaggart has been a sales rep, a marketer, a manager, a consultant, an executive and an advisor for over 20 years. He created The Pitchwerks Podcast to help you to reach your business goals by learning from the experiences of others.
Each week, Scot and his network of contacts provide insights and examples that let the audience see the world through fresh eyes.
Pitchwerks #164 - Bill Peduto | City of Pittsburgh
This is our last episode of the year, and we’ve brought in a big guest for it! Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto is in the studio, telling Scot MacTaggart about how he and the city are working to attract top businesses and individual talents with a “4P” strategy that goes above and beyond the usual thinking. Mayor Peduto shares his ideas of how the city will further promote entrepreneurship, and cites Andrew Moore of Carnegie Mellon and Google fame in his argument for clean air and clean water as key tools to bring the best employers and opportunities to the city.
Pitchwerks #163 - Leah Jakaitis | Tulco Labs
In honor of Thanksgiving, we’re giving you a giant feast of information to sink your teeth into! Leah Jakaitis is the head of marketing science at Tulco Labs, which uses data science to help their companies to compete in certain targeted industries. This week, Leah tells Scot MacTaggart all about the accountability and “janitorial work” of her job, and the ways in which she sees marketing - online and offline - getting better at serving everyone involved.
Pitchwerks #162 - Jordon Rooney | NFBD
When it comes to telling stories by producing videos and other types of content, very few people can match Jordon Rooney, just in terms of sheer numbers alone. Whether you’re talking about impressions, conversions, engagement, or clients, Jordon has an incredible track record. He started off as a young guy making positive content for younger audiences, and now he’s a slightly-older young guy who makes content for all kinds of people, including well-known brands that take in billions in revenue each year. This week, Jordon shares tons of insights and observations with Scot MacTaggart and the Pitchwerks audience.
Pitchwerks #161 - John Dick | CivicScience
This week, John Dick, CEO of the super-advanced market research firm CivicScience is in the Epicast studios, and he’s got the goods, turning his appearance into one of the strongest shows we’ve ever done. Talking with Scot MacTaggart about everything from unexplored market connections to the specific mechanics of the CivicScience sales funnel, John gives a master class in managing your business, explaining mature tactics and philosophies that are making CivicScience into the obvious choice for major consumer brands.
Pitchwerks #160 - Jon Shanahan | The Kavalier
A few years ago, Jon Shanahan was making a good living, following a fairly mainstream career path, and decided to start a YouTube channel called The Kavalier, where he reviews and recommends mens clothing, shoes, watches and more. He’s now produced well over 600 videos, he has 90,000 subscribers, and The Kavalier is his full-time job. This week, Jon comes in to talk to Scot MacTaggart about how he mustered the courage and energy to pivot out of a perfectly good career situation, overcome the predictable doubts about his new path, and put food on the table for his kids.
Pitchwerks #159 - Mitch Turck | Game of Origin
This week, we take it a little easy and let Scot MacTaggart’s friend Mitch Turck bring Origin, his new card game into the studio so our celebrity panel can try it out! Origin is a combination of history trivia and poker, where the players guess when events happened, and try to convince other players that their guesses are correct. By day, Mitch is a transportation and autonomous vehicles expert, but in his spare time, he has been developing Origin to launch on Kickstarter where it can now be found. The other players in the room are Jared Raszewski, the CEO of Dissolves from last week’s show, and Marta Mazzoni from the popular Epicast travel and entertainment podcast Marta on the Move.
Tremendous interviews that are thought provoking. Scot brings a wealth of knowledge and has a vast network of talent to pull from for the show. True take home value for anyone in pursuit of increasing their platform and reaching their potential. Well done! - Jeff H.
Scot and his incredible guests talk all things marketing, providing insight into some of the greatest minds in business, while serving up advice you can apply to your own. The best part is this insight and advice comes from truly engaging individuals that have been where you are and genuinely want to see you succeed. Thanks so much for putting out such a spectacular show Scot - keep up the great work!
Accessible, comprehensive, and fresh
Einstein said: “I’d you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” The reason Pitchwerks is my go to Wednesday morning listen and my favorite podcast for integration into my ENT 201: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Value, and Change course is Scot’s ability to make advanced content and concepts accessible to anyone listening. The conversations flow smoothly, and Scot’s approach to each keeps the content fresh. This is a must listen!