A BRAND STRATEGY PODCAST
Shining a light on remarkable Arizona brands, one episode at a time.
WHAT THE HECK IS AZ BRANDCAST?
What does it mean to be a brand in AZ? What is Arizona’s unique essence? What are principles of great brands that we can apply to brands in Arizona?
Join two brand strategists as we explore these and other important questions. And don’t be surprised if there’s some whiskey sipping and tomfoolery along the way.
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Summary: Is Arizona the wild west, with just a bunch of people doing whatever they want? Or is it a place where free people can turn freedom into prosperity? Phil Haasnoot, an engineer with his own startup (Salted Earth), inventing dry-fire gun training platforms, has...
“Plans are useless, but planning is essential.” -Douglas MacArthur How do you lead from your strengths? You discover them using a living SWOT analysis. But SWOTs take time, thinking, honesty and discipline. But when you want things to turn from vague to convincing,...
“Nothing interesting can come out of your brain unless it goes in first.” —Verne Harnish Why do brands fail? There are a few key components of brand success, and they all surround leadership and process. Chris and Mike talk about their experiences helping brands to...
MEET THE PODCAST HOSTS
Student of Brand Leadership
“Most branding is just decoration. Brands needs process and discipline to turn internal ideas into market leadership.”
Chris focuses on the leadership part of branding…that leader and the surrounding group of the inside, that really cares about the right things…and builds that into truthful communication that differentiates the brand.
Black coffee, lean workouts, deeper meanings.
Higher purpose: be a challenging influence on those around me, so they become strong.
Drop Chris a line at email@example.com
Remarkable brands require authenticity and a deep commitment to values and purpose. Mike passionately pursues these beliefs with clients as the Managing Partner at Resound – a brand agency. In recognition of the work he’s done for clients and building Resound, he was named one of Arizona’s top 35 entrepreneurs 35 and younger in 2014.
Over the last 12 years he’s built experiences for hundreds of global and local brands including some awesome ones that call Arizona home (Infusionsoft, AppointmentPlus, Shamrock Farms, and Henry+Horne, to name a few).
Marrying his passions for branding, design, and history, Mike co-founded a niche apparel brand – Taftly – that celebrates the lesser-known people and events of the United States’ political history. Apparently, their shirts are all the rage with high school history teachers.
Mike lives in very sunny Mesa, AZ with his wife and two kids. When he’s not working his ass off or hanging with his family, Mike’s usually found sipping a cup of home-roasted coffee and reading a history book (or…watching history videos on YouTube).