Episode 22 features Chuck Swoboda – former CEO of Cree and current Innovator-in-Residence at Marquette University. If you work with or manage a marketing team, Chuck’s experience ideating and marketing products is the tangible take-home advice you’ll want. During his time at Cree, Chuck helped grow the company from a small startup with…

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     Episode 21 welcomes Carl Deffenbaugh – Fox 6 News anchor and host of the Deff-initely Milwaukee podcast. He shares his journey to the anchor desk and dives deep into how brands can think like a media outlet to create content and communicate with their end consumers. Carl even shares some Marvel Cinematic Universe,…

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     Episode 20 brings Angela Damiani to the show. This serial entrepreneur from Milwaukee has founded numerous businesses, including Newaukee and Rev Collective. A pro at converting social media engagement into in-person experiences, Angela understands what businesses need to be to consumers in a densely digital age. Follow Newaukee (@NEWaukee) and Angela (@AngelaSDamiani). Listen and subscribe to…

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     On Episode 19, we’re joined by Jon Jarosh, the director of communications and public relations for the Door County Visitor Bureau. With his years of experience in destination marketing, Jon shares his tips for telling the story of a location using every medium possible. From emerging digital influencers to organizing press trips, Jon’s…

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Photo courtesy of NBA.com       Episode 18 features Kasey Chronis, a reporter at Fox 6 News in Milwaukee. Her experience in both live shots and produced pieces around the city makes for a deep dive into the art of digital storytelling. As broadcast journalism evolves, Kasey shares a step-by-step guide to securing coverage…

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Photo courtesy of NBA.com      Episode 17 welcomes Kane Pitman, beat reporter for the Milwaukee Bucks. Originally from Australia, he’s quickly built a personal brand throughout the city on the back of his top-notch social media presence and quality writing/storytelling skills. Kane gives us his favorite moments from the Bucks locker room in addition…

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     Episode 16 features Sam Burns, PR/Social Media Account Executive at B+L. Part 2 of this presentation from the Midwest Foodservice Expo focuses on owned media strategies for food + beverage brands. Learn how to plan and create useful micro-content for social media, newsletters, podcasts, and blogs that fit your budget and time limits.

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     Episode 15 features Andy Larsen, VP/Director of Public Relations and Sam Burns, PR/Social Media Account Executive at B+L. Part 1 of this presentation from the Midwest Foodservice Expo dives into strategies for generating earned media hits and public relations results for food + beverage brands. Learn about pitching journalists, setting up media dinners,…

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     Sarah Hauer, a reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and creator of the Be MKE newsletter, joins the show to talk journalism, pitching media, and the buzz of the Bachelor. Sarah, Ken, and Sam discuss where the media industry is heading and how you can effectively leverage it.  

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