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The NTM Growth Marketing Podcast #79 "The Journey to Inclusive Marketing and AI with Kanene Holder"
“Language is more than just how we communicate and how we connect, right? It also can convey who you are and why you should or should not be monetized and taken seriously.” -Kanene Ayo Holder
Kanene Ayo Holder is a renowned inclusive marketing, AI ethics expert and diversity consultant. With three National Endowment for the Humanities awards and an extensive background in education and interactive theater, she transforms learning experiences for corporations, schools, and non-profit organizations. Her work has been awarded with a Colin Powell Fellowship for Policy Study and numerous published contributions and speaking engagements on equity and the future of work. As the AI Integrations Manager for DEIGPT, an ethical and inclusive AI model, Kanene empowers individuals and companies to develop effective, responsible AI strategies. She is excited to leverage her expertise to bridge the worlds of marketing, AI, and diversity, shaping the future of inclusion. Recently, Kanene launched FutureFixer (futurefixer.ai) to support companies and leaders be more inclusive by leveraging her academic and anecdotal research across sectors and industries to accelerate innovation informed by inclusion. In this episode, we see Kanene unravel the essence of making AI, Marketing, HR, and everything in between as inclusive and prepared for what lies ahead.
The NTM Growth Marketing Podcast #78 "Inside CGBot: Strategy and Innovation in Video Game Outsourcing with Amire Saade"
“Personalization is labor-intensive, yet it’s an area where we excel, offering an undeniable added value.” -Amire Saade
Amire Saade is a passionate graphic designer who has ventured into the dynamic world of marketing. Having worked in various industries, she has honed the ability to adjust to new challenges. Currently, she is the Head of Marketing at CGBot, finding joy blending aesthetics with strategy. Amire’s journey is defined by a love for digital marketing, effective communication, and the art of employer branding. In each project, she strives to create visually compelling narratives that resonate and leave a lasting impact. In this interview, we discuss the intersection of passion and strategy that’s reshaping the landscape of digital art and video game development.
The NTM Growth Marketing Podcast #77 "UNICEF's Marketing Transformation with Shelley Diamond"
“Impact can be measured purely in dollars, or it can be measured in impact, which is the effect that our programs have had on changing the lives of children.” -Shelley Diamond
Shelley is a passionate builder of global brands and businesses, with expertise across an integrated array of communications disciplines. As one of the highest ranking female executives in advertising (named the 11th Most Powerful Woman in Advertising by Business Insider, among other accolades,) Shelley has helped champion marketing transformation for domestic and global clients in both the consumer and B-to-B spaces. In this interview, Shelley emphasizes that marketing should be viewed as an investment, integral to achieving impact through advocacy and program success, not just as an expense on the balance sheet. For innovation, UNICEF focuses on program effectiveness, leveraging technology, partnerships, and bold actions to further children's rights, education, and well-being, and to adapt to challenges like misinformation and difficult terrains for vaccine delivery. The organization integrates brand and performance marketing, identifying and targeting audiences likely to engage with and support UNICEF's mission. They aim to expand their reach and tailor their approach based on audience interests and advocacy, all while navigating the nonprofit sector's focus on expense versus program ratio. Shelley encourages visiting UNICEF's website to see their innovative marketing efforts and learn more about how they maintain relevance with real-time content sharing and amplification across channels.
The NTM Growth Marketing Podcast #76 “Navigating the Crypto Space with CoinZoom Marketing Experts: Adrianne Blackett and Fiona Naughton”
“We have to make sure that we’re helping everybody, not just holding their hand, but not walking them into danger, either. That they really feel safe, that they’re in the right place, doing the right thing at the right time.” -Fiona Naughton
Adrianne is passionate about storytelling and loves helping brands effectively showcase their value and mission through the power of compelling content. She is a seasoned content creator and has experience managing digital copy, social media, email marketing and public relations campaigns to help nonprofits, corporations and startups successfully grow their organization. Fiona is a seasoned, international marketer who has thrived at the intersection of money and tech for over thirty years and loves new things. In this interview, we explore the stark contrasts between marketing in Web 2.0 and Web 3.0, mentioning the allure of Web 3.0's uncharted opportunities. Fiona notes a one-way door effect—once individuals engage deeply in Web 3.0, they're unlikely to return to Web 2.0. Adrianne highlights the educational aspects required for onboarding new users into Web 3.0. They also discuss their success with content differentiation, customer activations, and outreach through Discord, where they have built an engaged community. Finally, they share how CoinZoom handles Crypto's rapid pace and the continuous education required for users.
The NTM Growth Marketing Podcast #75 “The Evolution of the CMO Role: Insights from Lindsey Scheftic”
"A CMO Sidekick is whatever you want it to be, right? It’s your partner in crime. It’s your sounding board. It’s a person to help you fill in all of the tasks that you need done.” -Lindsey Scheftic
Lindsey is driven by tenacity, she is a multi-faceted marketing leader and “fixer” – adept at auditing businesses, pinpointing gaps and opportunities to accelerate growth. With expertise spanning digital media, emerging tech, entertainment partnerships, and innovative product launches, Lindsey embraces unique perspectives to tackle marketing challenges. In this interview, Lindsey discusses the evolving nature of the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) role and the importance of adapting to changes in the industry. She coined the term "CMO sidekick" to describe the central idea behind her business model: providing a strategic support system for overburdened senior marketing leaders. According to Lindsey, the responsibilities of modern CMOs have expanded to include brand health, driving growth, as well as utilizing new technologies like AI and automation for resource efficiency and better strategy development.
The NTM Growth Marketing Podcast #74 "Navigating the Great Outdoors of Marketing with Joe Mehl, Alliance RV"
“We’re not just building a product that the market needs; we’re building a product that the market already has, technically. But… we’re taking it a step further and we’re actually caring about the customer beyond the sale of the product.” -Joe Mehl
With over a decade of experience in marketing, Joe Mehl stands out as a seasoned professional in the field. His expertise lies in social media branding and growth, making him a key player in the ever-evolving landscape of digital marketing. Joe’s journey in marketing reflects not only a commitment to professional growth, but also a deep appreciation for the personal connections that make life truly meaningful. In this interview, Joe discusses the company's growth, which is attributed to listening to customers and delivering an RV ownership experience that truly supports them beyond the sale, especially when issues arise. Joe’s marketing approach for RVs taps into the emotional connections people make with the vehicles and the experiences they enable, such as travel and family time. He utilizes various social media platforms for brand awareness and engagement, depending on where the audience's attention is found, with YouTube catering to an older demographic and quick videos aimed at a broader audience.
I really enjoyed Andrews style of interviewing. Well done!
Great variety, great impact
Andrew is a great host who has curated a terrific Rolodex of high impact people - each of whom has a unique story that’s not only inspiring but can lead to some real action on issues that matter.
Andrew is a great host with a big heart and is highly intelligent. Great listen!!