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30: Seth Kaufman focuses on culture and team to create success at PepsiCo

Seth Kauman

Seth Kaufman’s career traces a steady and seemingly unstoppable ascent at PepsiCo. As an intern, he fell in love with the people, the brands and the culture before taking on (and conquering) challenge after challenge, including brand and innovation initiatives, developing channels strategies in sales, and frontline field work on the snack side — where […]

January 25, 2017

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29: Examining the “accelerating present” and its impact on business today

Rohit Bhargava

Rohit Bhargava is a trend curator, TEDx speaker and the author of five best-selling books, including the recent 2017 edition of “Non-Obvious: How to Think Different, Curate Ideas & Predict the Future” and “Likeonomics.” When Bhargava analyzes trends, he isn’t thinking about the availability of flying cars you can control with your mind, he is […]

January 18, 2017

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27: Every product tells a story – Hiscox Insurance Encourages Courage

Russel Findlay

Russ Findlay is the head of marketing for the U.S. at Hiscox, an international specialty insurer with a 115-year history. Prior to Hiscox, he worked in consumer packaged goods with companies like Unilever, Pepsi and IHOP. In this podcast, he discusses marketing in general and his career path from CPG to the world of financial […]

January 4, 2017

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26: Marketers can’t afford to treat consumers like computers

Tom Asacker

Tom Asacker is a keynote speaker and an adviser to executives and companies, and he is the author of five books, including “The Business of Belief.” He believes many marketers operate under the false assumption that people behave like computers, expecting them to make decisions based simply on the information they supply and then choose […]

December 21, 2016

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25: For Peter Horst, it’s critical to recognize simple human truths

Peter Horst

Peter Horst is a former CMO at The Hershey Company. Prior to that, he spent 12 years at Capital One and was CMO of TD Ameritrade. He discusses here a range of topics, but he speaks at length on the inherent challenge of applying big data and analytics to human behavior. “It’s going to get […]

December 14, 2016

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24: Laurel Hodge and Imgur keep it real to connect with millennial men

Laurel Hodge

Laurel Hodge is director of creative strategy at the online image-sharing community, Imgur, which she says is “on a mission to lift people’s spirits for a few moments every day.” But there’s a lot more to it than that. Imgur has more than 150 million monthly active users, and among those, 86 percent are millennial […]

December 7, 2016

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21: For modern American luxury brand Shinola, there’s no place like home

Bridget Russo

Meaning is the new luxury. It’s not logos and labels but products that are made with thought and care — products that are authentic with great stories to tell, according to Bridget Russo, chief marketing officer at Shinola. “We’ve learned that place matters. For us, our home is Detroit. That story of provenance adds depth […]

November 16, 2016

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