Episode 47: Brandstorm Talks to Erik Olsen About His Whirly Board Invention


People who enjoy board sports like skateboarding, snowboarding or wakeboarding are always looking for ways to up their game. Bored with the limitations of most balance boards, our guest on this episode of Brandstorm, Erik Olsen, invented the Whirly Board out of his garage.


Episode 46: Minocqua’s Krystal Westfahl Talks About Beef-A-Rama


Where’s the beef? On the last Saturday in September, it’s in Minocqua, Wis. On this episode of Brandstorm, Co-hosts Dan Trzinski and Nancy Christopher talk to Krystal Westfahl, executive director of the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce, about Beef-a-Rama and the event’s impact on the local economy. The signature Northwoods event attracts four times the town’s normal population.


Episode 45: Chris Jacke Talks about his Company, Packer Alumni Resources


Placekicker Chris Jacke shares what he’s been up to since he left the Green Bay Packers and the NFL on this episode of Brandstorm.  Jacke talks about his company, Packer Alumni Resources, his new team of players and how to sign up a Packers legend for your next event.


Episode #44: Brandstorm Talks to North America’s Leading Virtual and Augmented Reality Expert


Ready for a reality check? This week’s episode of Brandstorm features XR Futurist Alan Smithson. Alan talks about the differences between Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR) and Extended (XR), what they can do, what you will need to participate, and how it is changing how companies market brands.