Kristi Piehl from Media Minefield

Just when you thought your company had mastered the secrets of online branding, suddenly GenZ swoops in and demands social media interactions from your executives! Kristi Piehl from Media Minefield lays out all the twists, turns, and advantages that have been laid at our feet in the age of New Media. Watch now!

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Griffin Severson from Twin Cities Orthopedics

Back in the good old days, having a Facebook page MEANT something, y’know? But the world of marketing evolves fast, and as Griffin wisely says, “You can’t fake it anymore.” Nothing about this game is easy, so it takes dedicated, authentic people working to make you brand ring true to the consumers. Tune in now to hear more of this SAM Sessions-superfan’s truisms!

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Ripley Smith from Bethel University

Is this a new golden age for media?

How are communities creating the news of the moment?

Are we amusing ourselves to death?

Ripley Smith, professor of communications at Bethel University, takes us to school to answer all our questions in this SAM Session.


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Dave Berggren from Medtronic

Big brands are becoming content producers, even if only by necessity. But what does that look like? And what are the best practices in our current age? Dave Berggren from Medtronic tackles these big questions and plenty more in this episode of SAM Sessions.

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Bridget Smith from Innovative Office Solutions

Nonprofit and for-profit, sales and charity, digital and personal, Bridget Smith from Innovative provides key insights into how they’ve been so successful in a variety of fields. The important part, she says, is the people. In our second interview she explains the value of risk, experimentation, and, yes, being innovative with marketing. To see where she goes from there, just watch!

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Craig Key from Bite Squad

This episode with Craig Key from Bite Squad is a serious food mood! Even better, it’s a great dive into how a quickly growing brand is expanding their marketing and learning as they go. Stories, social media leveraging, and more await.

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Stephen Tisch from Activate Writing

How can you ever know that your company is saying the right thing? Finding the right words takes a lot of thinking and planning, and Stephen Tisch from Activate Writing has plenty of suggestions on how to do both of those well.

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Paul Maccabee from Maccabee

PR crisis’ seem like they’re a dime a dozen these days. How can you protect your brand from being yet another controversy-driven headline? Paul Maccabee from Maccabee has great ideas about this delicate subject.

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Joe Cecere from Little & Company

Before you even start in on deliverables (like, say, video), you need the answers to two questions: what is the purpose and how can the audience been reached most effectively? Little & Co’s Joe Cecere wants to help you find those answers.  

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Tyler Van Eps from MATTER

Ever wonder about your purpose? The big 'why' of being? We'll, we can't help you with that, BUT Tyler has important points to make about the purpose of your company. Here's a hint: it isn't purely profit. And that should turn your marketing upside-down. 

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