Podcast Junkies
Podcast Junkies
Aug 27, 2021
273 Agnes Kozera - A Content Creation Champion
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Harry welcomes to the show Agnes Kozera, SVP and co-head of PodCorn, the largest podcast platform, connecting podcasters with advertisers for native sponsorships. Agnes is passionate about building tools that empower and support the growth of brands and content creators across different mediums.

In this episode, Harry and Agnes talk about the traits and characteristics that make successful entrepreneurs and why immigrants tend to have a strong work ethic that aligns well with entrepreneurship. Agnes speaks to her passion for content creation and what inspired her to launch Podcorn. She reflects on the journey from start-up to being acquired by Google and the challenges and opportunities that arose from the acquisition. Finally, Agnes talks about why she identifies herself as a champion for content creators everywhere.

 

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

 

06:36 – Harry welcomes to the show Agnes Kozera, who speaks to her entrepreneurial origin story and the work she’s doing at Podcorn

14:15 – Traits and characteristics of a great entrepreneur

16:19 – The work ethic of immigrants and entrepreneurship

19:16 – Early inspirations and mentors that helped Agnes

21:56 – Lessons learned and mistakes made in building a successful business

25:21 – What it was like to be acquired by Google and the shift in mindset from founder to employee

29:25 – The origin story of Podcorn

37:10 – Trends Agnes has observed in the content creation space

44:35 – A champion for content creators

46:06 – How Agnes would describe the marketplace she’s created

52:38 – Self-help podcasts that Agnes would recommend

53:18 – Something Agnes has changed her mind about recently and the most misunderstood thing about her

58:16 – Harry thanks Agnes for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with her

 

TWEETABLE QUOTES

 

“You have to be a little nutty. I think you have to have self-belief, more so than everyone else, and not get discouraged. But you also have to take criticism and you have to be open to it. You have to take feedback and know when to stop.” (13:57) (Agnes)

“I like to think of it as jumping out of a plane and then building your parachute on the way down. But that’s kinda really what entrepreneurship is. You just figure it out. You think outside the box. You try a lot of things and try again.” (19:01) (Agnes)

“Also, I think we’re in a time where a lot of brands now understand the value of influencer marketing. They understand the power of creators.” (33:31) (Agnes)

“I definitely think I am very much a champion for creators. Even in the company I really bucket myself to be more on the creator side. I love the creator space. I believe in the power of the right match and what it can do.” (44:53) (Agnes)

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED

 

FullCast Website

Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group

Link to Podfest Expo Virtual Summit

Agnes’ LinkedIn

Agnes’ Email

Podcorn Twitter 

Podcorn Website

 

Podcasts Mentioned:

 

Jay Shetty

The Happiness Podcast

In the Dark

Sword & Scale

How I Built This

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