Ever see a new product in a store and say, wow, I wish I would have thought of that? What does it really take to create a great marketing campaign, or why do some companies just do things better than others? Sure, there are times when all the stars align to create an overnight sensation, but typically nothing takes the market by storm without research, planning, and professionals with a road map to making it all happen. So, let’s Brandstorm.

RECENT EPISODES

Episode 81: Fuel Your Business Using Testimonials with Michael Gass

Our guest says if you aren’t using testimonials, you’re missing out on a simple, but great tool for new business. Michael Gass is the founder of Fuel Lines Business Development, a firm which provides business development resources, training and consulting services to businesses like Platypus Advertising + Design. His blog, “Fuel Lines” has been rated among the top 100 marketing blogs in the world, according to Ad Age’s Power 150, and he is considered one of our country’s foremost authorities on social media.

read more…

Episode 80: Finding the Right Exhibit House with the Booth Mom

Candy Adams, aka the Booth Mom, was on our show earlier this year to talk about best practices for putting on a profitable trade show. On this episode, she is back to talk about exhibit houses and what they need from you, the exhibitor, to create and build your display the way you want it and within budget.

read more…

Episode 79: What the Secret Sauce to Chick-fil-A’s Success?

You may already know that Chick-fil-A is the third largest fast-food restaurant chain in the U. S. and that it ranks #1 in customer satisfaction. But did you know this year, the fast-food restaurant chain entered the ranks of the country’s most respected and revered companies at #51, ahead of Amazon at #54?  This according to the Reputation Institute, a reputation measurement and management services firm. Kyle Bartz is one of the newest owners of a local Chick fil-A in Pewaukee, Wis. He joins #Brandstorm to talk about this great brand story.

read more…

Episode 78: Tourism Destinations Use Podcasting for Rich, Digital Content

Today’s guests today have been podcasting with Platypus for nearly two years. Mary Motiff is the Director of Tourism for Bayfield County, which is located in Northern Wisconsin along the southern shore of Lake Superior, and Pam King is the executive director of the Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce, located just 20 miles north of Milwaukee. Both destination marketers have been using podcasting to share digital content about the goings-on in their communities.

read more…

Episode 77: Uncovering, Expressing & Amplifying Your Brand’s Personality Traits with Prentice Howe


How can you get noticed when your brand is in a crowded space and you are just a small fish in a really big pond? Our guest today says you can play that to your advantage. Prentice Howe is the owner and CEO of Door Number 3, an Austin ad agency and author of the Empowered Challenger Playbook, a book that looks at how brands can change the game, steal market share and topple giants.

read more…

Episode 75: Creating Valuable Niche Audiences for Advertisers with Industry Dive

In a time when trade or business news publications are struggling to survive, one company is killing it. Industry Dive publishes business news and analysis for executives through dedicated sites and email newsletters. What Industry Dive does may not sound sexy, but its revenue stream is turning heads. On this episode of Brandstorm, Industry Dive’s Robin Re, VP of Marketing, talks about Industry Dive’s successful business model.

read more…

Episode 74: Tanya Abreu on Healthcare Marketing to Women


Our guest today is a healthcare evangelist and international healthcare industry expert. Tanya Abreu pioneered the planning of the first network of freestanding breast health centers in the greater Pittsburgh area and the establishment of more than 75 model women’s health education and primary care clinics around the world. As a healthcare marketing innovator, Tanya is also a successful speaker, author and workshop leader.

read more…

Episode 73: Creating an Experiential Brand with Punch Bowl Social’s Scott Sibley

Work is supposed to be fun and games at Punch Bowl Social. The company calls its experiential food and beverage brand a “delectable collection of unequaled music, food, games, and beverages.” While in Milwaukee for the grand opening of Punch Bowl’s 16th location in the U.S., the V.P. of Marketing, Scott Sibley, chatted with #Brandstorm about its unique concept.

read more…

RECENT EPISODES

Episode 81: Fuel Your Business Using Testimonials with Michael Gass

Episode 81: Fuel Your Business Using Testimonials with Michael Gass

Our guest says if you aren’t using testimonials, you’re missing out on a simple, but great tool for new business. Michael Gass is the founder of Fuel Lines Business Development, a firm which provides business development resources, training and consulting services to businesses like Platypus Advertising + Design. His blog, “Fuel Lines” has been rated among the top 100 marketing blogs in the world, according to Ad Age’s Power 150, and he is considered one of our country’s foremost authorities on social media.

read more…

Episode 80: Finding the Right Exhibit House with the Booth Mom

Episode 80: Finding the Right Exhibit House with the Booth Mom

Candy Adams, aka the Booth Mom, was on our show earlier this year to talk about best practices for putting on a profitable trade show. On this episode, she is back to talk about exhibit houses and what they need from you, the exhibitor, to create and build your display the way you want it and within budget.

read more…

Episode 79: What the Secret Sauce to Chick-fil-A’s Success?

Episode 79: What the Secret Sauce to Chick-fil-A’s Success?

You may already know that Chick-fil-A is the third largest fast-food restaurant chain in the U. S. and that it ranks #1 in customer satisfaction. But did you know this year, the fast-food restaurant chain entered the ranks of the country’s most respected and revered companies at #51, ahead of Amazon at #54?  This according to the Reputation Institute, a reputation measurement and management services firm. Kyle Bartz is one of the newest owners of a local Chick fil-A in Pewaukee, Wis. He joins #Brandstorm to talk about this great brand story.

read more…

Episode 78: Tourism Destinations Use Podcasting for Rich, Digital Content

Episode 78: Tourism Destinations Use Podcasting for Rich, Digital Content

Today’s guests today have been podcasting with Platypus for nearly two years. Mary Motiff is the Director of Tourism for Bayfield County, which is located in Northern Wisconsin along the southern shore of Lake Superior, and Pam King is the executive director of the Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce, located just 20 miles north of Milwaukee. Both destination marketers have been using podcasting to share digital content about the goings-on in their communities.

read more…

Episode 77: Uncovering, Expressing & Amplifying Your Brand’s Personality Traits with Prentice Howe

Episode 77: Uncovering, Expressing & Amplifying Your Brand’s Personality Traits with Prentice Howe


How can you get noticed when your brand is in a crowded space and you are just a small fish in a really big pond? Our guest today says you can play that to your advantage. Prentice Howe is the owner and CEO of Door Number 3, an Austin ad agency and author of the Empowered Challenger Playbook, a book that looks at how brands can change the game, steal market share and topple giants.

read more…

Episode 75: Creating Valuable Niche Audiences for Advertisers with Industry Dive

Episode 75: Creating Valuable Niche Audiences for Advertisers with Industry Dive

In a time when trade or business news publications are struggling to survive, one company is killing it. Industry Dive publishes business news and analysis for executives through dedicated sites and email newsletters. What Industry Dive does may not sound sexy, but its revenue stream is turning heads. On this episode of Brandstorm, Industry Dive’s Robin Re, VP of Marketing, talks about Industry Dive’s successful business model.

read more…

Episode 74: Tanya Abreu on Healthcare Marketing to Women

Episode 74: Tanya Abreu on Healthcare Marketing to Women


Our guest today is a healthcare evangelist and international healthcare industry expert. Tanya Abreu pioneered the planning of the first network of freestanding breast health centers in the greater Pittsburgh area and the establishment of more than 75 model women’s health education and primary care clinics around the world. As a healthcare marketing innovator, Tanya is also a successful speaker, author and workshop leader.

read more…

Episode 73: Creating an Experiential Brand with Punch Bowl Social’s Scott Sibley

Episode 73: Creating an Experiential Brand with Punch Bowl Social’s Scott Sibley

Work is supposed to be fun and games at Punch Bowl Social. The company calls its experiential food and beverage brand a “delectable collection of unequaled music, food, games, and beverages.” While in Milwaukee for the grand opening of Punch Bowl’s 16th location in the U.S., the V.P. of Marketing, Scott Sibley, chatted with #Brandstorm about its unique concept.

read more…