Marketing on Tap

a podcast about all things digital marketing

Episode 20

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29th Nov 2018

5:58am

Episode 20: Ice Cream, Startup Disruptors, & Big Corporations Becoming Nimble

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When it comes to disrupting an industry with innovative products and marketing, the ice cream industry may not be high up on your list of usual suspects. Yet that's exactly what's happened as giants like Häagen-Dazs found out when small, agile newcomers started eating into their profits with lifestyle-themed ice cream. In this week's episode of Marketing on Tap, we look at how the little ice cream guys took on the giants at their own game, forcing the bigger corporations to start thinking like disruptor startups. Settle back and enjoy this week’s topic, brought to you in the usual unscripted manner that you’ve come to expect when Sam and Danny take the mic.

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Episode 19

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23rd Nov 2018

6:03am

Episode 19: Social Influencers or Media Buying - Has Influence Marketing Lost Its Way?

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In a recent Facebook discussion between marketers, the question was asked if social media influencers are just the equivalent of traditional media buying. The point being made was, with all the paid influencer programs being used to shill product, has the role of the influencer been reduced to a simple ad platform? In this week's episode of Marketing on Tap, we look at how paid influence programs are impacting both influencers and brands that use them, and what your business should do to get real and tangible results from your influence marketing campaigns. Settle back and enjoy this week’s topic, brought to you in the usual unscripted manner that you’ve come to expect when Sam and Danny take the mic.

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Episode 18

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16th Nov 2018

6:46pm

Episode 18: Turning Social Media Haters into Brand Advocates

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How do you turn social media haters into brand advocates? KFC did exactly that when they took a customer's negative tweet about their fries and turned it into a win for the brand nationally. It's a great example of brands that take social media haters at more than face value, and not only improve their services and products, but create brand advocates at the same time. In this week's episode of Marketing on Tap, we look at how KFC and others like them created this advocacy, and how you can take the lessons learned and apply to your business. Settle back and enjoy this week’s topic, brought to you in the usual unscripted manner that you’ve come to expect when Sam and Danny take the mic.

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Episode 17

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8th Nov 2018

7:08am

Episode 17: Uber Eats, Free COD, and Holding Your Pee

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Recently in the UK, fish and chip shop chain Harry Ramsden's partnered with Uber Eats to run a promotion around the new Call of Duty: Black Ops video game. Customers who bought a fish and chips meal from one of three participating outlets would receive a free copy of the game. With Call of Duty: Black Ops being one of the most anticipated games of the year, this seemed like an offer too good to be true. And it was. In this week's episode of Marketing on Tap, we look at gimmicky marketing, and how offers that seem great at the ideation stage turn out to be a marketing nightmare in execution. Settle back and enjoy this week’s topic, brought to you in the usual unscripted manner that you’ve come to expect when Sam and Danny take the mic.

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Episode 16

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1st Nov 2018

6:53pm

Episode 16: YouTube Influencers, Brand Responsibility, & Mental Health Burnout

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In recent weeks, there's been a spate of YouTube influencers taking to their channels to say they're feeling burned out, and that their mental health is suffering. Much of the criticism from these influencers is that they're feeling the pressure to "always be on", regardless of how they feel and what's happening in their lives at the time. In this week's episode of Marketing on Tap, we ask if the pressure to perform by these influencers is creating lasting damage, and what role brands play in the well-being of the influencers they use. Settle back and enjoy this week’s topic, brought to you in the usual unscripted manner that you’ve come to expect when Sam and Danny take the mic.

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About the Podcast

Marketing on Tap
tips and insights on digital marketing
In this popular digital marketing podcast, marketers, authors, and craft beer enthusiasts Sam Fiorella and Danny Brown enjoy a hoppy discussion about all things digital over a cheeky pint – or two.

Topics on the menu include influence marketing, social media, brand advocacy, and a taste testing of real world digital marketing campaigns (some are smooth, others don’t sit so well).

Don’t forget to stick around for last call, where the boys will serve you up one final marketing takeaway that you can go out and apply in the real world.

The Marketing on Tap digital marketing podcast is a great primer before the weekend.

About your hosts

Danny Brown

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Over the last 20 years in the Marketing field, Danny has delivered results for some of the biggest organizations in the technology, digital and consumer industries including Ontario Lottery Gaming Corporation, BlackBerry, British Telecom, Orange, Microsoft Canada, IBM, Ford Canada, FedEX, Scotiabank, Vodafone, Dell and LG Electronics. He is the co-author of “Influence Marketing: How to Create, Manage, and Measure Brand Influencers in Social Media Marketing” from Que/Pearson, as well as the author of three other books including “The Parables of Business”. Danny holds an Associate of Marketing degree from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK and is a multiple award-winning marketer and blogger; voted one of Canada’s Top 50 Marketing Blogs; and won the Hive Award for Best Social Media Blog at the South by Southwest festival.

Sam Fiorella

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With almost 30 years senior sales and marketing experience under his belt, having lead the strategy and development for over 1800 digital projects for some of the world’s largest companies and marketing agencies, Sam heads up the digital & customer experience practice here at Sensei. During this time, he has developed and managed interactive marketing campaigns for AOL America, Sears Travel, Intrawest Resort Properties, GM/Saturn, American Idol, Snyder’s of Hanover, Kraft Foods, and hundreds more, including work for dozens of leading agencies around North America. Further, Sam has designed/developed many “world-first” web-based platforms including the world’s first web-based campground reservation system, the world’s first web-based airport crisis communication platform, and the world’s first interoperable suite of marketing technologies for advertising agencies. Sam has co-authored Influence Marketing: How to Create, Manage, and Measure Brand Influencers in Social Media Marketing, published by Pearson Publishing and takes time to teach advanced digital and social marketing strategies as an adjunct professor at Rutger’s Center for Management Development and professor at Seneca College in Toronto. Sam is also a regular Digital and Social Media commentator on CBC Radio.