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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Latest Podcast Episodes
Live Interviews with Leading Creative Directors & Designers Summary: In this episode of AZ Brandcast, Mike and Chris interview Jereme Clymer - Creative Director for PF Changs - and Ashley Bright - presentation guru about the power of design in defining the...read more
Episode 12 // Live Interviews from PHX Design Week 2017 – Part 3: Ashley LaRae Sampson, John Gialanella, Christina Carrasquilla
Live Interviews with Leading Design Educators & Entrepreneurs Summary: In this episode of AZ Brandcast, Mike and Chris interview fashion entrepreneur and arts activist, Ashley LaRae Sampson, and design educators, John Gialanella and Christina Carrasquilla, about...read more
Episode 11 // Live Interviews from PHX Design Week 2017 – Part 2: Melissa Balkon, Denisse Leon, & Jacinda Walker
Live Interviews with Leading Designers & Entrepreneurs Summary: In this episode of AZ Brandcast, Mike and Chris interview leading Arizona designers Melissa Balkon and Denisse Leon as well as Cleveland designer, entrepreneur, and instructor at DesignExplorr,...read more
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).