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The Innovation Podcast
Garnet and Mark
We're here to talk about innovation.
Jul 27, 2020
Special: Allies in Action--Racial and Economic Equity as Corporate Competitive Advantage
Allies in Action™, a new web forum created from a strategic partnership between Aperture VC and Impact ROI LLC, held its inaugural event on July 8. The Zoom-based event featured a prestigious group of speakers from the venture capital, real estate, healthcare, management consulting and media/publishing industries. Read the full press release here. July 8 Forum In the wake of the death of George Floyd, advocates for racial and economic equity have called for companies to take leadership. This means going beyond supportive press releases and new CSR programs, to the commitment for strong diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) policies, measurable DEI personnel growth, supportive public policy advocacy, and strategic investment in new innovation models for the emerging “Multicultural Mainstream.” Speakers Steve Rochlin, CEO, IMPACT ROI Bryan Greene, Director of Fair Housing Policy at National Association of REALTORS® Jacqueline Bouvier Copeland, CEO, The WISE Fund Ritse Erumi, Technology Fellow, Future of Work(ers), The Ford Foundation Melissa Potter, Head of Social Impact and Communications, Odyssey Impact William Crowder, Founder, Aperture Venture Capital
1 hr 32 min
Mar 17, 2020
Use Cases for VR in Sustainability
Lane Jost, Environment and Americas Leader for PwC and a well-known impact investing expert, continues his takeover of #theipod and he’s back with Rory Mitchell on the use cases for VR and how the technology can create immersive experiences for customers to better understand sustainability. Links of Interest * Lane Jost on LinkedIn * Rory Mitchell on Twitter
Mar 10, 2020
Can VR Make Sustainability More Powerful?
On this episode, we hand things over to Lane Jost, Environment and America's Leader for PwC and a well-known impact investing expert. In the first of two parts, Lane talks to Rory Mitchell, a producer and documentary filmmaker, about the role VR can play in better communicating complex consumer sustainability stories from cereal to climate change. This time, Rory explains the various use cases for VR in brand marketing and how brands can better engage with their audience. Links of Interest * Lane Jost on LinkedIn * Cascadian Farms YouTube VR spot * Rory Mitchell on Twitter
Mar 3, 2020
Intrepreneurs vs. Entrepreneurs
On Episode 59 of #theipod, we’ve got the final episode of our chat with Brad Barbera, founder and chief enabler of strategic innovation at Pi Innovation. Brad’s based in Boise Idaho and we get a glimpse into what Boise’s like and what it’s like to watch football on that famous blue field. Oh, and we dig into intrepreneurs vs. entrepreneurs, Mark brings up his favorite example of intrepreneurship, Garnet asks Brad about common startup CEO mistakes, and we take a look into the future. Links of Interest * Brand Barbera on LinkedIn * Brad’s website * Brad’s book * Boise, Idaho * Boise State Albertsons Field
Feb 25, 2020
Misconceptions Around Innovation
On Episode 58 of #theipod, we’re back with Brad Barbera, founder and chief enabler of strategic innovation at Pi Innovation. This time, we look at misconceptions around innovation—and lots of other stuff. Links of Interest * Brand Barbera on LinkedIn * Brad’s website * Brad’s book
Feb 18, 2020
On Episode 57 of #theipod, Brad Barbera, founder and chief enabler of strategic innovation at Pi Innovation, joins Garnet and Mark for the first of three parts on innovation. In the first installment, we get a glimpse of Brad’s background and chat about the legacy of the great Clay Christensen. Plus, we talk about the start of Brad’s career as a mayonnaise engineer. Links of Interest * Brand Barbera on LinkedIn * Brad’s website * Brad’s book * Clay Christensen
Feb 4, 2020
Innovation Gets Geeky
On Episode 56 of #theipod, we’re back with Jaret C. Riddick, Director, Vehicle Technology Directorate at CCDC Army Research Laboratory. We have had a wide-ranging discussion to this point, and Garnet wanted to get geeky—so Jaret obliged.
Jan 28, 2020
Innovation in Army Vehicles
On Episode 55 of #theipod, we’re joined by Jaret C. Riddick, Director, Vehicle Technology Directorate at CCDC Army Research Laboratory. In this first part of the discussion, Dr. Riddick shares the innovations he’s leading for the Army as well as his background, and ARL’s Open Campus and Extended Model.
Jan 21, 2020
Video and Politics
On Episode 54, Garnet and Mark are back with Michael Hoffman, founder and CEO of Gather Voices, a technology start-up that is revolutionizing the collection, management and publishing of video. In the second part of our discussion, we we explore video a bit further and then delve into politics.
Jan 14, 2020
Gather Voices Makes Video Easy
On Episode 53, Mark and Garnet talk with Michael Hoffman, founder CEO of Gather Voices and an expert in the use of video in marketing and digital engagement. Michael founded Gather Voices to revolutionize how organizations create and use video. In this first part of our discussion, we learn all about Gather Voices and why Michael thinks it’s especially needed now.
Jan 7, 2020
Innovative Approaches to Learning
On Episode 52 of #theipod, we’re back with Moira Kelly, Innovation Fellow at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. This time, Mark and Garnet delve more into the changing nature of education, some innovative approaches to teaching, how some schools are doing things differently, and some projects Moira is working on.
Dec 31, 2019
On Episode 51 of #theipod, Mark and Garnet are joined by Moira Kelly, Innovation Fellow at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Moira has a long background working in the primary and secondary education industry. She’s also CEO at EXPLO, has a JD from BU, and has credential too long to list, including working on the Commission on Presidential Debates. We wanted to chat with her about EXPLO, and how she’s helping innovate education.
Dec 24, 2019
Making Having a Family Attainable
In part two of our discussion with the founder of EggFund, Carmela Rea, we explore more about how EggFund works, advice that Carmella would give to those considering procedures like IVF, and what success looks like for EggFund. Links of Interest: * EggFund * Carmela Rea on LinkedIn
Dec 17, 2019
Helping People Fund Fertility
On the latest episode, we’re joined by Carmela Rea, who founded the EggFund, which focuses on helping people finance fertility treatments. In this first part of our discussion, we learn Carmela’s story about the reason she founded it and find out how it works. Links of Interest: • EggFund • Carmela Rea on LinkedIn
Dec 10, 2019
Show Us Your Underalls
We’re back with John Finley. John is heading up a revival of the Underalls brand, that ubiquitous name we all knew in the 70s and 80s. In the second part of our discussion, we cover sustainability and the response they’ve gotten from consumers. Links of Interest • Underalls • John Finley on LinkedIn
Dec 3, 2019
On this episode, John Finley, who is heading up a revival of the Underalls brand, joins us to discuss his revival of that ubiquitous brand from the 70s and 80s. In this first part of our discussion, we get a look at why John started up this venture, the backstory on how he found the opportunity, what the new brand is all about, and how they’re tackling the direct-to-consumer, digital native angle. * Underalls * John Finley on LinkedIn
Nov 26, 2019
Veggie Macro Trends
On Episode 46, we’re back with Tommy Williams, who runs the startup food company Tommys Superfoods. This time, we delve into macro trends surrounding veggies, processed food, and when Tommy’s Food will appear in my favorite grocery store. Let’s finish our fun chat with Tommy. * Tommy's Superfoods * The story * Wegmans
Nov 19, 2019
Frozen Veggies Are Red Hot
On this episode, Tommy Williams, founder and COO of Tommy’s Superfoods, is in to talk about the red-hot frozen food business. In this first part of our discussion, we learn about Tommy’s background, the story behind his company, and what it’s like competing with behemoths for shelf space in grocery stores. * Tommy's Superfoods * The story
Nov 12, 2019
Innovations in F1
On this episode, we're back with Mark Gallagher, a renowned figure in the world of F1. This time we focus on a range of innovations in F1, the blurring of the technology-human connection, e-sports, and other big trends. * Mark Gallagher on LinkedIn * Mark-Gallagher.com
Nov 5, 2019
The World of Formula 1 Racing
On the latest episode, we talk with Mark Gallagher, Managing Director of Performance Insights Ltd. Mark has been around the world of F1 for decades. In the first part of our discussion, we learn about Mark’s background and career, how data-driven F1 is, as well as innovations around driver safety.
Oct 29, 2019
Building Meaningful Connections
On the latest episode of #theipod, Garnet and Mark are back with Duchesne Drew to continue their chat about The Bush Foundation. This time, we learn about bushCON (short for Bush Connect), a networking event designed to build stronger and more meaningful connections among networks of leaders. Plus, we get the story on what the foundation is doing around innovation. * The Bush Foundation * bushCON * Duchesne Drew on LinkedIn
Oct 22, 2019
The World of Philanthropy with Duchesne Drew
On Episode 41, we talk with Duchesne Drew, Community Network Vice President at the Bush Foundation. We get the background on Duchesne, the history of the Bush Foundation, and a look at the founder, Archibald Bush. Plus, we delved into the foundation's work in leadership development and a lot more. This is part one of our discussion with Duchesne. * Duchesne on LinkedIn * Archibald Bush * The Bush Foundation * 3M Ventures
Oct 15, 2019
Creating an Oasis with Lauren Conaway
On Episode 40, Garnet and Mark are back with Lauren Conaway, Founder and CEO of InnovateHER KC. We learn about why women need their own community spaces like IHKC, what the future holds for Lauren and IHKC, and the leadership gaps for women. And a reminder: Lauren has started her own podcast, the InnovateHER Podcast, on PodCo Media Networks. * More about Lauren * Learn about InnovateHER KC * Listen and Subscribe to the InnovateHER Podcast
Oct 8, 2019
Connecting, Empowering, and Supporting Womxn Leaders
On Episode 39, Garnet and Mark talk with Lauren Conaway, Founder and CEO of InnovateHER KC. In this first part we learn about Lauren's background and the history of IHKC. Plus, we're thrilled to share that Lauren has started her own podcast, the InnovateHER Podcast, on PodCo Media Networks. * More about Lauren * Learn about InnovateHER KC * Listen and Subscribe to the InnovateHER Podcast
Oct 1, 2019
A Systems Engineering Approach to Food
On Episode 38, we continue our chat with Jonathan Webb of AppHarvest. We learn about the technology that AppHarvest puts to work, how they turned to experts in the Netherlands, how AppHarvest is responding to the challenge presented to the earth 30 years in the future. And Jonathan says there needs to be urgency around our food.
Sep 24, 2019
Greening Coal Country
On Episode 37, Garnet and Mark talk with Jonathan Webb, Founder and CEO of AppHarvest, which is building massive greenhouses in the heart of coal country. AppHarvest is combining conventional agriculture techniques with today’s technology to grow non-GMO, chemical-free produce. In the first part of our interview, we talk with Jonathan about his background, how AppHarvest got its start, and its recently announced installation of the world’s largest array of LED lighting.
Sep 17, 2019
Copyright, Music and Innovation
On Episode 36, we continue our chat with Ryan Merkley of Creative Commons. Since our interview, Ryan has moved on to Wikimedia--we’ll definitely have him back on to discuss that. But in this second part of our discussion, we look at the tight restrictions of the Digital Millennium Copyright act a bit, we cover the ins and outs of the music business, what it’s like to manage a widely dispersed organization that has no central office and a community that operates in 70 countries. Plus, we talk about the future of Creative Commons.
Sep 10, 2019
Innovations in Copyright at Creative Commons
On Episode 35, Garnet and Mark talk with Ryan Merkley, CEO of Creative Commons. In this first part of our discussion, we learn Ryan's background, get the story on the Creative Commons mission, and find out the central challenges Creative Commons faces. Episode Notes * Creative Commons * CC Search * Ryan Merkley's Wikipedia entry * Ryan Merkley on LinkedIn
Sep 3, 2019
Pea Protein and the Future of Food
On Episode 34, we’re back with Tyler Lorenzen to continue our chat about pea protein and the future of food. PURIS is an interesting company that just drew an additional $75 million investment from Cargill to double its pea protein production. In this part of our discussion, Tyler tells us more about the peas PURIS grows, and how PURIS’s regenerative approach to agriculture helps the environment. Plus, we take a glimpse into the future of food.
Aug 27, 2019
Innovations in Pea Protein with PURIS
On Episode 33, we have Tyler Lorenzen, former college and pro football player and now CEO and president of PURIS Proteins. PURIS is focused on cultivating a regenerative food future with pea protein grown and made in the US with organic and non-GMO peas. It’s one of the key ingredients in all the new meatless burgers and sausages we hear about. Puris is at the very center of it all. And, as we found out when I talked to Tyler, the PURIS story is not an overnight success. It’s a story of decades of perseverance, against the odds in many ways. Episode Notes * Tyler Lorenzen on Twitter * Tyler Lorenzen on LinkedIn * PURIS Foods * BeyondMeat * Super Bow XLIV
Aug 20, 2019
Fairbnb and the Coop Model
On Episode 32, we’re back with Emanuele Dal Carlo of Fairbnb. This time, we learn more about the coop model that Fairbnb is employing, plus how Emanuele ended up in the coop, how Fairbnb engages with brand ambassadors, Emanuele’s marketing plans, and more. Episode Notes * Fairbnb * FC Barcelona: More than a club! * Emanuele Dal Carlo on Twitter * Emanuele Dal Carlo on LinkedIn
Aug 13, 2019
Back to Basics with Fairbnb
On Episode 31, we continue our chat with Emanuele Dal Carlo of Fairbnb. Garnet and Mark delve more into the background of FairBnB and how Emanuele thinks it brings the original idea of AirBnB back to its origins.
Aug 6, 2019
Fairbnb: A New Vacation Rental Platform
On Episode 30, we're talking with Emanuele Dal Carlo, co-founder of Fairbnb.coop. It's a cooperative vacation rental platform that gives back 50% of its revenues to support local community projects. Cities like Amsterdam, Venice and Bologna are beautiful and a huge draw for tourists. fairbnb.coop is a community-centered alternative to online apps like Airbnb. The key difference? Fairbnb.coop prioritizes people over profit and offers the potential for authentic, sustainable, and intimate travel experiences. We wanted to get the origin story, and an inside look into the innovative vision Emanuele has. This is the first of a few episodes. Episode Notes * Fairbnb * Inside Airbnb
Aug 5, 2019
Special: First Episode of Mondays with Roger
PodCo Media Networks is thrilled to be sharing the first episode of Mondays with Roger, with renowned telecom expert Roger Entner. In this episode, Roger deconstructs the events of the past week, including the DOJ's approval of the T-Mobile/Sprint merger and the resulting divestiture to Dish of Sprint's pre-paid business. Lots of moving parts here and Roger goes beyond the headlines to get the real story--something you can expect every week. Episode Notes FierceWireless: Entner: The skinny on the T-Mobile/Sprint/Dish deal
Jul 30, 2019
Never Work With A**holes
On Episode 29, Garnet and Mark are back with Mark Friedler to continue the discussion. This time, we talk about building a business—and that you never build something to fall in love with it. We also learn what Mark is doing in blockchain, and we get some predictions from him about the future of work and have a spirited discussion about open offices—and some societal challenges that need innovation. The overwhelming theme that emerged from the three episodes with Mark is the title: Never Work With A**holes. Episode Notes The Truth Machine, by Michael Casey, Senior Adviser to the Digital Currency Initiative Blockchain
Jul 23, 2019
Timing Is Everything
On Episode 28, Garnet and Mark are back with Mark Friedler to learn about his experience as a chocolate chip cookie impresario in Sweden and how he handled being acquired by AOL. The key lesson? Timing, which is how Garnet started the chat. Cover image from Flickr public domain.
Jul 16, 2019
The FedEx of the Internet
On Episode 27, Garnet and Mark talk with early internet innovator Mark Friedler about his career, the companies he's been involved in, and what it was like at the birth of Silicon Alley. Plus, we discuss VCast--an early news ticker, and how that evolved into a way to move large files around for video games. Plus, Mark shares a story about an early pay-per-click attempt. Cover image from Flickr, public domain.
Jul 9, 2019
Peering Into the Future
On Episode 26 of #theipod, Garnet and Mark look at what's to come on the podcast, with previews of some of the interesting discussions they have planned. Plus, they share plans for the launch of their new venture, PodCo Media Networks, and the kinds of podcasts that new company will launch in the weeks and months ahead. Episode Notes * Chris Merkle - Founder of MIME, Inc. * Mark Friedler - Blockchain expert * Mark Gallagher - Founder of Performance Insights Ltd and F1 expert * PodCo Media Networks
Jul 2, 2019
One More Look in the Rearview
On Episode 25, we continue our look back on the first batch of episodes of #theipod. We rhapsodize about our chats with Larry Frank, Francesca Gino, Bruno Aguiar, and more. The main thread running through all of these discussions? It's great to talk with smart people. Oh, and data. Data is everywhere.
Jun 25, 2019
What Have We Learned?
On Episode 24, Garnet and Mark look back on the first 23 episodes of #theipod, starting with thoughts about the chats at CES and the Etergo scooter. Then we discuss what we learned from James Kern and Chris Clegg--and we agree that experiential marketing is the future of brands. We then review our chat with Geralyn Breig and her site AnytownUSA and connect it with our chat about opportunity zones with Peter Stuart. Finally, we dissect our chat with Kai Stinchcombe of True Link Financial.
Jun 18, 2019
The Future of E-Sports
We’re back with more of our chat with Bruno Aguiar, VP Commercial Management & Analytics at ESL/Turtle Entertainment, as we delve more into the e-sports landscape and the future investments that ESL is making, along with the importance of data. Garnet starts this part off with a question about sponsorships.
Jun 11, 2019
More About E-Sports
Garnet and Mark are back with Bruno Aguiar, VP Commercial Management & Analytics at ESL/Turtle Entertainment, to explore more about betting and e-sports, the background of ESL, the key innovations of ESL, and how brands are seeing the value of esports. Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast service (we're on most of them). Special Guest: Bruno Aguiar.
Jun 4, 2019
We have Bruno Aguiar, VP Commercial Management & Analytics at ESL/Turtle Entertainment. Of course, ESL is the trailblazing e-sports brand. We were thrilled Bruno agreed to sit down with us. To kick off the first of three episodes, we heard about Bruno's background and learned about the difference between e-sports and real sports (hint: there isn't one). We had a few laughs along the way, too. Cover and header image from 123rf, standard license.
May 28, 2019
Workforce Development, Economic Development, and the Future
We're back with our final session chatting with Larry Frank, president of LA Trade-Tech College. This time, we discuss the connection between workforce development and economic development, the kinds of training partnerships that LATTC has forged, and a look at the future. Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast service (we're on most of them). Cover and header image from Flickr, public domain.
May 21, 2019
Training Students for the Workforce
We're back with part two of our chat with Larry Frank, president of LA Trade-Tech College. In this episode, we discuss the similarity in nomenclature between LATTC and incubators and accelerators in the early stage venture world. Larry also shares what it means to train students for the workforce, plus, a lot more about the role of community colleges. Cover and header image from Flickr, public domain.
May 14, 2019
Innovation in Education
We are honored to kickoff three episodes with a very special guest--Larry Frank, president of Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, part of the largest community college district in the country. Larry notes that LATTC, with innovative pathways and programs, is at the center of lifting students into the middle class. Larry has a storied career in business, politics, law, and education. We have a broad-ranging discussion about the role of education, innovation, and business. This is essential listening. Cover and header image from Flickr, public domain.
May 7, 2019
More on Innovations in Elder Tech
Kai Stinchcombe is back with us to delve more into elder tech. We hear about the True Link business model, how True Link also helps people with disabilities, the size of the market, and lots more.
Apr 30, 2019
Elder Tech and More, Part 1
Kai Stinchcombe, founder and CEO of True Link Financial, joins us to discuss elder tech, blockchain and surviving in Silicon Valley. He came to our attention because of the focus of True Link--mainly helping older adults remain independent while protecting them from scams, then people with special needs, and those recovering from addiction. We had a great, wide-ranging discussion, covered (or uncovered) stupid venture capitalists, and might have dissed companies and VCs that are chasing millennials.
Apr 23, 2019
We're talking with Francesca Gino, the Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. She has been honored as one of the world’s top 40 business professors under 40 by Poets and Quants. And she has a new book out called Rebel Talent—Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work and In Life. What do rebels have to do with innovation? Lots! From the dust jacket of Rebel Talent: "Instead of clinging to what is safe and familiar, and falling back on routines and tradition, rebels defy the status quo. They are masters of innovation and reinvention, and they have a lot to teach us.” Francesca is one of the most engaging people we know, so listen and learn.
Apr 16, 2019
Innovation at Ultimate Guitar
How do you create, bootstrap, innovate and keep going at a startup based in Kaliningrad, Russia? We were curious, so we talked with Daniel Ray, director of the innovation labs at Ultimate Guitar and MuseScore. Daniel has a fascinating background in music that led him from playing bassoon and contra bassoon in symphonies, to rocking out with bands, then into the tech world, and finally combining his love of tech and music at Ultimate Guitar. Join Garnet and Mark to hear the story behind it all, and where UG is headed.
Apr 9, 2019
The Politics of Opportunity Zones
Back with Lane Jost of PwC’s national Responsible Business Leadership team. Garnet and Mark probe more about the investment possibilities in opportunity zones, and the political, social and economic effects. Plus, we confuse litigation and legislation, which might have been subconscious.
Apr 2, 2019
Beyond the Redline: Opportunity Zones Up Close
We're focused again on Opportunity Zones--this time with Lane Jost. Lane is an expert in both corporate social responsibility and corporate sustainability, having held leadership roles over the last 10 years in the consulting, financial services and food service sectors. He currently serves as part of PwC’s national Responsible Business Leadership team, helping the firm and its clients leverage human capital capacity to drive social and environmental impact. This is the first of two-parts, as we zero in on Opportunity Zones. Plus, we discuss redlining--the systematic denial of services in racially diverse neighborhoods and communities.
Mar 26, 2019
Opportunity Zones, Part 2
This week, Garnet and I continue our chat with Peter Stuart of Outlier Capital about Opportunity Zones -- we learn the three most important things to know about them, how Peter is capitalizing on them at Outlier Capital, some common mistakes, and we get a broader understanding of opportunity zones in general.
Mar 18, 2019
Opportunity Zones, Part 1
Opportunity Zones were legislated into existence in 2017 as part of the tax overhaul. The intention is to revitalize economically distressed parts of the country with private investments. We were really interested in learning more, so we called on Peter Stuart (https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-stuart/), Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer at outlier Realty Capital (https://outliercap.com). Peter has been on the leading edge of Opportunity Zones, and has an interesting background as an entrepreneur and innovator. He started his career flipping houses in DC and has been going full-steam ahead ever since. Here, we have the first part of our discussion with Peter. Enjoy!
Mar 13, 2019
InnoNation - Houston
We have a short but sweet episode of #theipod this week as a way to introduce you to a new feature we’ll have occasionally: We call it InnoNation. It’ll be brief profiles of the innovation and entrepreneurship environment in cities and regions. Today, we start with Houston--introduced to us by last week's guest, Panos Moutafis (https://www.linkedin.com/in/pmoutafis/).
Mar 4, 2019
Facial recognition is taking the world by storm. So we found the most innovative mind in the business--Panos Moutafis, who founded Zenus Biometrics in Houston--to tell us what he and his company have been up to. Zenus has a unique technology, which Panos describes in our chat, focused on facial recognition for event check ins. The company heralds it as the world's fastest checkin, which requires no ticket scanning or wearables.
Feb 26, 2019
Opportunity Zones and E-Sports (Don't Worry, It All Makes Sense)
Garnet and Mark chat about two things that have been on their minds: opportunity zones and e-sports.
Feb 18, 2019
AnytownUSA and the Future
We're back with Geralyn Breig (https://www.linkedin.com/in/geralynbreig/), founder of AnytownUSA (https://anytownusa.com). In the first part, we talked about Geralyn’s back ground and career. In this episode, we get into her new venture—something Garnet knows well, and then we take a peek at the future.
Feb 12, 2019
A Made-In-America Success Story
In this episode, the first of two parts, we interview Geralyn Breig, founder and CEO of AnytownUSA.com, which launched in June 2018. Geralyn has a storied career. She was President of Clarks, Americas from 2014 to 2016. Geralyn's career in consumer products spans 35 years in executive, marketing and omnichannel business development roles. In this part of our discussion, Garnet explores the early days of Geralyn's career and all the stops along the way to her current venture.
Feb 3, 2019
The Future of Experiences
In the second part of our chat about experiential marketing, we get into the future with James Kern and Chris Clegg. Garnet noted something he read in Ad Age recently about companies, in the wake of the data backlash, deemphasizing digital marketing and focusing on real-time face-to-face experiences. No people better than Chris and James to chat with about the implications of such a trend. Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast service (we're on most of them).
Jan 28, 2019
In this episode, we chat with James Kern of XISM and Chris Clegg of Portma about experiential marketing. It's the first part of a two-part chat. 2018 was the year of experiential marketing and the notion of engaging through experiences. Garnet frames the discussion with a quote from Stacy Martinet, VP of marketing strategy and communications at Adobe, that was in CMO Magazine. Martinet posits that, "It’s all about refocusing your strategy around experiences and an ongoing relationship with your customer, rather than just vying for a single transaction."
Jan 15, 2019
CES Day Three
We visit again with Laura Haykel of Language Line, in a chat recorded at the Connected Home, Transport Innovation Space. Garnet asked Laura what she really liked at CES this year. Then Garnet reconnected with CES Insider James Kern, Founder and CEO of XISM, to see what the highlights were for him. James and Garnet strolled over to chat with Bart Jacobcz Rosier, the guy behind the scooters we mentioned in the first episode. He’s CEO of Etergo—the Tesla of scooters.
Jan 15, 2019
CES Day One
Garnet goes on location to CES and chats with with Flo Miniscloux (https://www.theinnovationpodcast.co/guests/flo) from Extraordinary Events in Los Angeles, the company that designed the Indiegogo Space about what she liked and what she expected from CES this year. Then, he moves to the Medialink opening night party, that legendary event that hosts dealmaking between old media giants from Hollywood, Inc. and new tech from Silicon Valley. He was joined there by Bill Westcott of Medialink, our friend James Kern of Xism and Laura Haykel of Language Line—who started off by describing the Lamborghini massage chair.
Dec 31, 2018
Special Preview Episode
Garnet and Mark share their plans for the Innovation Podcast--the subjects, the guests and the discussions to come.