Derrick Daye on the building blocks of brand.

Today we get back to basics to talk about some fundamentals of brand. Derrick Daye from The Blake Project and Brand Strategy Insider joins us to talk about what separates companies from brands, and the limits some just aren’t willing to cross.

Show update and a special request

TLDListen: We’re changing the intro music and some things about the show. Adam Singer, who was a guest last season, told me the music was ridiculous and he wasn’t wrong. So we’re updating that.

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Learning strategy with Kevin Rothermel

On this episode, we welcome VCU professor Kevin Rothermel. He’s at the front lines with students of advertising and seeing the challenges, the growth and the promise. In this conversation, we look at how strategy is taught, and what breaks through.

Shannon Pfeffer knows how to help

give back, mentor

This episode was a real treat. I was joined live and in person for a conversation with Shannon Pfeffer, Lead Brand Strategist at Midnight Oil. She is one of the few guests that I didn’t find on Twitter. In fact, I saw her post an open offer to listen to people who felt they were in need of mentoring on LinkedIn. In speaking with Shannon, I learned she is doing much more than that.

If you are a woman in advertising or marketing looking for someone to listen, Shannon wants to try to help you. Schedule a chat here

Aaron Dignan Sees the Way Forward in Brave New Work

Brave New Work

Founder of The Ready and two-time author joined Adam to talk about his insightful new book Brave New Work. He’s helped large and small companies develop plans for becoming more productive, faster or whatever they felt they needed to become to create companies that satisfy their teams, customers and stakeholders.

Ana Andjelic on brands in retail, digital and luxury

Ana Andjelic is a formidable thinker on brands, retail, digital and as a doctor of sociology, behavior. She also has an amazing understanding of the luxury market having spent years working in and studying luxury categories and consumers. She joins Adam today to talk about the confluence of digital, retail, luxury and brand when behavior is swirled together.