Podcast Episodes

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Episode 16 // Eric & Kayla from Resound talk Super Bowl Ads and Superb Owls

Episode 16 // Eric & Kayla from Resound talk Super Bowl Ads and Superb Owls

Eric & Kayla from Resound talk Super Bowl Ads and Superb Owls

Summary: Mike and Chris discuss the 2018 Super Bowl ads, brands and their agencies, and of course superb owls with Resound’s Eric Myers (Director of Creative Services) and Kayla Izard (Brand Strategist).

A highlight from this episode:

  • Eric emphasizes the role of candor and how that plays with the typical agency/client dynamic and Kayla thinks advertising strategies need to grow up!

Contact: Eric Myers at Resound. Kayla Izard on Twitter. Chris at chris@chrisstadler.com and Mike at mike@resoundcreative.com

Discuss at https://www.facebook.com/azbrandcast/

Recorded at the enviable MAC6 coworking space in ever-sunny Tempe, Arizona (the 48th and best state of them all).

Episode 15 // Denis and Diann from Truce talk CPGs and investment in AZ

Episode 15 // Denis and Diann from Truce talk CPGs and investment in AZ

Growth in AZ for Consumer Packaged Goods from Truce Natural Products

Summary: Mike and Chris interview Denis Declerc and Diann Peart from Truce, makers of natural cleaning products, about the good and bad of doing business in Arizona. And then we get off on a wonderful tangent, admitting all of our biggest addictions!

A highlight from this episode:

  • Denis and Diann found that there was little talent to be found in AZ and agree that the weather sucks!

Contact the co-hosts: Chris Stadler at chris@chrisstadler.com and Mike Jones at resoundcreative.com

Discuss at https://www.facebook.com/azbrandcast/

Recorded at the industrious MAC6 coworking space in ever-sunny Tempe, AZ

Episode 14 // Live Interviews from PHX Design Week 2017 – Part 4b: Alex Center

Episode 14 // Live Interviews from PHX Design Week 2017 – Part 4b: Alex Center

Interview with Alex Center – Designing for vitaminwater and smartwater at Coca-cola

Summary: In this episode of AZ Brandcast, Mike and Chris interview Alex Center – former Design Director at Coca-cola and now a New York-based freelance designer.

Some highlights from this episode:

  • Alex gets excited about eating Arizona tacos…and the realities of moving from designing for one of the largest beverage brands in the world to starting his own design studio.

This is part 4(b) of 4 in a series of interviews recorded live at the 2017 Phoenix Design Week conference – Method+Madness.

Contact the co-hosts: Chris Stadler at chris@chrisstadler.com and Mike Jones at resoundcreative.com

Discuss at https://www.facebook.com/azbrandcast/

Recorded live at the Phoenix Convention Center, in partnership with AIGA Arizona at the Method+Madness Phoenix Design Week conference.

Episode 13 // Live Interviews from PHX Design Week 2017 – Part 4a: Jereme Clymer and Ashley Bright

Episode 13 // Live Interviews from PHX Design Week 2017 – Part 4a: Jereme Clymer and Ashley Bright

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 identity of the Arizona brand.

Some highlights from this episode:

This is part 4(a) of 4 in a series of interviews recorded live at the 2017 Phoenix Design Week conference – Method+Madness.

Contact the co-hosts: Chris Stadler at chris@chrisstadler.com and Mike Jones at resoundcreative.com

Discuss at https://www.facebook.com/azbrandcast/

Recorded live at the Phoenix Convention Center, in partnership with AIGA Arizona at the Method+Madness Phoenix Design Week conference.

Episode 12 // Live Interviews from PHX Design Week 2017 – Part 3: Ashley LaRae Sampson, John Gialanella, Christina Carrasquilla

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 the power of design in defining the identity of Arizona.

Some highlights from this episode:

  • Ashley LaRae gets excited about the accessibility of design to empower everyone to create and communicate.
  • John talks about the shift in perspective of Arizona from a resident to an outside observer.
  • Christina gets passionate about what ASU’s up to launching a User Experience Design program.

This is part 3 of 4 in a series of interviews recorded live at the 2017 Phoenix Design Week conference – Method+Madness.

Contact the co-hosts: Chris Stadler at chris@chrisstadler.com and Mike Jones at resoundcreative.com

Discuss at https://www.facebook.com/azbrandcast/

Recorded live at the Phoenix Convention Center, in partnership with AIGA Arizona at the Method+Madness Phoenix Design Week conference.

Episode 11 // Live Interviews from PHX Design Week 2017 – Part 2: Melissa Balkon, Denisse Leon, & Jacinda Walker

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, Jacinda Walker, about the power of design for brands and their experiences with the identity of Arizona.

Some highlights from this episode:

  • Melissa shares about her love for our state…and how that’s led her to design and sell Arizona-centric products on Etsy.
  • Denisse chats about her unique experience designing from different cultural and historical perspectives.
  • Jacinda gets excited and passionate about mentoring future generations about design thinking…and an all-call for mentors to come help her at DesignExplorr!

This is part 2 of 4 in a series of interviews recorded live at the 2017 Phoenix Design Week conference – Method+Madness.

Contact the co-hosts: Chris Stadler at chris@chrisstadler.com and Mike Jones at resoundcreative.com

Discuss at https://www.facebook.com/azbrandcast/

Recorded live at the Phoenix Convention Center, in partnership with AIGA Arizona at the Method+Madness Phoenix Design Week conference.

Episode 10 // Live Interviews from PHX Design Week 2017 – Part 1: Matt Adams, Jeremie Lederman, & Eric Torres

Episode 10 // Live Interviews from PHX Design Week 2017 – Part 1: Matt Adams, Jeremie Lederman, & Eric Torres

Live Interviews with Leading Arizona Designers & Marketers

Summary: In this episode of AZ Brandcast, Mike and Chris interview leading Arizona designers Matt Adams, Jeremie Lederman, and Eric Torres about their experiences designing for brands in Arizona. 

This is part 1 of 4 in a series of interviews recorded live at the 2017 Phoenix Design Week conference – Method+Madness.

Contact the co-hosts: Chris Stadler at chris@chrisstadler.com and Mike Jones at resoundcreative.com

Discuss at https://www.facebook.com/azbrandcast/

Recorded live at the Phoenix Convention Center, in partnership with AIGA Arizona at the Method+Madness Phoenix Design Week conference.

Episode 9 // Interview with Adam Goodman, CEO of Goodmans Interior Structures

Episode 9 // Interview with Adam Goodman, CEO of Goodmans Interior Structures

Leading ChangeAdam Goodman - CEO of Goodmans Interior Structures

Summary: Mike and Chris interview Adam Goodman (CEO of Goodmans Interior Structures) who talks about the tough decisions involved in leading change in his company. Find out what he thinks is needed in Arizona to push change and why he mails handwritten letters to employees.

Contact Adam Goodman at www.goodmans.com

Contact the co-hosts: Chris Stadler at chris@chrisstadler.com and Mike Jones at resoundcreative.com

Discuss at https://www.facebook.com/azbrandcast/

Recorded at the impeccable offices of Goodmans Interior Structures.

Episode 8 // Interview with Phoenix Design Week Organizers

Episode 8 // Interview with Phoenix Design Week Organizers

Phoenix Design Week 2017“Brand isn’t just a logo. Brand is the whole personality of the company. And just an aspect of it…Design isn’t necessarily a picture, it’s everything you do.” —Kathy Morgan

Summary: Mike and Chris interview Phoenix Design Week executives Liz Magura, Kyle Larkin and Kathy Morgan about how design supports brand, industries that AZ should be leading, and the importance of Phoenix Design Week (or PHXDW for all you acronym-lovers out there).

Our Guests:

Liz Magura - Director of Phoenix Design Week

Liz Magura – Director of Phoenix Design Week

Kyle Larkin - President of AIGA Arizona

Kyle Larkin – President of AIGA Arizona

Kathy Morgan - Finance Director/Treasurer of AIGA Arizona

Kathy Morgan – Finance Director/Treasurer of AIGA Arizona

Episode 7 // The Meaning of Freedom and the Arizona Brand

Episode 7 // The Meaning of Freedom and the Arizona Brand

Summary: There’s nothing quite like post-July 4th to get us in the mood to talk about freedom and liberty. On this episode, Chris and Mike tackle freedom and what it means for the brand identity of Arizona. Some questions they look to answer:

  • What’s the meaning of freedom?
  • Is character necessary for people to be free?
  • Can you be free and self-serving? A hedonist? A Spartan or Stoic?
  • What tool helps us to earn our freedom?

Contact us: chris@chrisstadler.com and mike@resoundcreative.com

Discuss at https://www.facebook.com/azbrandcast/

Recorded at the amazing co-working space of MAC6.