#12 – Design, storytelling and leadership, with William Villalobos

November 25, 2018

William Villalobos of The Futures joins Shaun Weston on the Media Will Eat Itself podcast to talk about architecture, design, and running a business.

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#11 – Technology and entrepreneurial startups, with David Kelly

November 11, 2018

David Kelly of Storm Consultancy joins Shaun Weston on the Media Will Eat Itself podcast to talk about entrepreneurial startups, technology and marketing.

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#10 – Social media, modern marketing and fudge, with Sian Holt

October 28, 2018

Shaun Weston talks to Sian Holt, founder and managing director of Fudge Kitchen, about modern marketing vs old school. Also, how is Instagram helping Sian market her business for new fudge fans, and what exactly is it like to run a successful confectionery business? Enjoy the show!

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#9 – Why I made 30 videos in 30 days, with Kym Hamer

October 14, 2018

Shaun Weston talks to Kym Hamer, who describes herself as a marketing director, property investor, school governor and blogger. Kym and Shaun first met when he was editor of a food and drink website, and Kym was working for a well-known packaging company. Her skills have led naturally to independent consultancy, which this interview will cover. Hope you enjoy the show!

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#8 – Zapier, entrepreneurialism and marketing, with Andrew Davison

September 30, 2018

In this episode, Andrew Davison joins me to talk about his focus on Zapier, a service that helps people connect web apps to harness the power of automation. Our conversation also covers Andrew’s background as an entrepreneur, having founded Teacher Finder, and as a marketing manager and business development manager.

Andrew is a man who wears many hats, and I try to tap into this positive restlessness to find out what motivates him, what nuggets of wisdom he can pass on to others, and what he thinks the likes of Zapier will do to help us be more productive media professionals.

You can find out more about Teacher Finder at WeAreTeacherFinder Dotcom, and Andrew’s Twitter handle is AndrewJDavison. You can find out more about me at ShaunWeston DotCoDotUk, and you can follow me on Twitter at ShaunWestonWork. I love to hear from you, so feel free to get in touch to suggest future guests, or simply to say hello, and don’t forget to leave a rating on iTunes or whatever podcast service you use, if you’re enjoying this series.

EPISODE LINKS:

Music is by Bensound, a track called Jazzy Frenchy, which you can find here.

 

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#7 – How social media empowers PR and marketing, with Drew Benvie

July 1, 2018

On today’s show, I talk to Drew Benvie, founder and MD of communications agency Battenhall, and an early adopter of social media in mainstream marketing and PR campaigns. He wrote the first few Wikipedia entries for social media, and went on to explore the full potential of social media in empowering PR and marketing. Our chat will cover how social media has changed over the last decade or so, what it means to be an authentic influencer, and what clients look for in a modern communications agency.

EPISODE LINKS:

Music is by Bensound, a track called Jazzy Frenchy, which you can find here.

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#6 – How to start a graphic design business, with Christian Day

June 17, 2018

Today I’m talking to Christian Day, who runs Knight Studios, a digital brand, content and experience agency. Clients include the NBA, Adidas, Chelsea Football Club and Google. He describes the the design agency as “intentionally small”, and I opened our conversation by asking him about the philosophy behind this statement. He has worked closely with Neighbourly.com, and has also worked with JESS3 and Future Publishing. With so much experience to tap into and questions to ask, let’s crack on with the show …

EPISODE LINKS:

Music is by Bensound, a track called Jazzy Frenchy, which you can find here.

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#5 – Modern photography, with Joby Sessions

May 27, 2018

Joby has also made the transition to videography by virtue of his understanding of his craft, but also of the changing landscape of freelance opportunities.

He recently leapt into the exciting world of freelancing, starting his own company with his partner Louise, called One Twenty Pictures. I visited Joby at his home in Bath on a particularly rainy day, and with the newest member of his family listening in: Redg the Jack Russell puppy.

Today’s episode is about discovering Joby’s journey into photography, how he adapted to the advances of technology and the changing demands of the job, and how his advice might help you find your own way in the world of photography.

EPISODE LINKS:

Music is by Bensound, a track called Jazzy Frenchy, which you can find here.

 

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#4 – From journo to internal comms guru, with Rachel Miller

May 13, 2018

Rachel Miller is an internal communications professional who runs her own consultancy helping people and organisations improve their ability to communicate. You would think that our ability to communicate is a given, but this is something we overlook on so many levels. In my own experience, I’ve worked for small companies and huge companies who suffer from the same malady: poor communication.

Rachel’s job is to go in, recognise what’s wrong, suggest fixes and plan ahead for the long-term strategy. Sounds a bit like The A-Team, actually.

And today’s conversation is all about revealing some of the ins and outs of internal comms I bet you didn’t know about. I mean, what’s it actually like to work in internal comms? Hope you enjoy the show!

EPISODE LINKS:

Music is by Bensound, a track called Jazzy Frenchy, which you can find here.

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Ep #3: Power presenting, with Russell Anderson-Williams

April 29, 2018

Russell Anderson-Williams is a professional presentation design expert, and is particularly invested in training people how to make the most out of Prezi and PowerPoint. He’s even more passionate about the fact that even the best Prezi and PowerPoint users will fail if they continue to use bullet points!

The idea behind his approach to delivering good presentations is the ability to tell a story, which is something we tackled in the last episode with Rachel Morrissey. I ask Russell about the importance of storytelling, and we delve into his own journey from training consultant to a leading voice in the world of presentations.

If you don’t come out of this with a head full of new ideas and enthusiasm, then play it back. You missed something!

Episode links:

Music is by Bensound, a track called Jazzy Frenchy, which you can find here.

 

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