Duct Tape Marketing



Small business marketing insights from best selling author John Jantsch and business leaders around the globe.


  • The "Bonfire Moment": How to Solve People Problems for Startup Success

    03/04/2024 Duración: 23min

    Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Martin Gonzalez, a seasoned expert in startup dynamics and co-author of "The Bonfire Moment: Bring Your Team Together to Solve the Hardest Problems Startups Face." Martin Gonzalez is the creator of Google’s Effective Founders Project, a global research program that decodes the factors that enable startup founders to succeed. He also works closely with Google’s engineering and research leaders on org design, leadership and culture challenges. Martin is a frequent lecturer at Stanford, Wharton and INSEAD, and has advised leaders across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. He studied organizational psychology and behavioral science at Columbia University and the London School of Economics. Martin shares invaluable insights into transforming startup challenges by revolutionizing team dynamics through a powerful workshop known as the Bonfire Moment.   Key Takeaways Martin Gonzalez highlights the critical n

  • Inside Out: Unlearning it all and Building Leadership from Within

    28/03/2024 Duración: 25min

    Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Scott Stratten. President of UnMarketing. Scott Stratten has Co-Authored 6 best-selling business books with his business partner and wife Alison and was formerly a music industry marketer, National Sales Training Manager, and a College Professor. They ran one of the most successful viral video agencies in the world for nearly a decade before solely focusing on speaking at events for companies like Walmart, Pepsi, Adobe, IBM, Microsoft, Cirque du Soleil and Saks Fifth Avenue when they need help navigating their way through the landscape of business disruption. UnLeadership: Make Building Relationships Your Business.   Key Takeaways In this riveting episode Scott Stratten discusses the concept of Unleadership. A sequel to their practical and effective ideas on Unmarketing. Drawing from their four-page chapters book, Scott compares leadership to culture as it continues to be made of the unseen "everyday st

  • The Silent Power of Entrepreneurial Self-Exploration

    27/03/2024 Duración: 22min

    Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Rob Dubé, a seasoned entrepreneur and co-founder of Image One. A visionary and CEO of The 10 Disciplines for Managing and Maximizing Your Energy, and cofounder and podcast host of Entrepreneurial Leap. He is also the author of donothing, host of the Do Nothing retreat, and host of the Leading with Genuine Care podcast. From selling Blow pops in high school to building successful businesses, through his work, Rob challenges business leaders and entrepreneurs to look inward with mindfulness and meditation by sharing his own mindful leadership journey. Co-authored with Gino Wickman “Shine: How Looking Inward Is the Key to Unlocking True Entrepreneurial Freedom”    Key Takeaways Join Rob Dubé as he shares insights into the profound impact of inner work on entrepreneurial success. Explore how personal growth and self-awareness can transform leadership effectiveness and organizational culture. Discover the im

  • The Ultimate Recipe for Ranking

    21/03/2024 Duración: 24min

    In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Tim Brown, founder of Hook Agency, a leading SEO and web design firm specializing in home service businesses such as roofing companies, HVAC, and plumbing services. Tim shares his expertise on the ever-evolving world of SEO, shedding light on the crucial components that contribute to successful online visibility and rankings. Key Takeaways Tim Brown underscores the pivotal role of quality content and strong backlinks in SEO success, emphasizing the importance of creating original, engaging content tailored to the audience's needs while acquiring reputable backlinks. Additionally, he highlights the power of persuasive messaging and consistent collaboration between teams to drive engagement and conversions. By leveraging technology while maintaining a human touch, businesses can optimize their SEO efforts and achieve sustained growth in today's competitive digital landscape. More About Tim Brown: Connect with Ian on LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in

  • Navigating Global Relationships

    20/03/2024 Duración: 19min

    In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Andy Molinsky, a distinguished professor at Brandeis University's International Business School. With a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and a master's in psychology from Harvard University, Andy is renowned for his expertise in cross-cultural communication and global workplace dynamics. His research and writing has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine, Psychology Today, the Financial Times, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal and his latest book Forging Bonds in a Global Workforce: Build Rapport, Camaraderie, and Optimal Performance No Matter the Time Zone. Key Takeaways Join Andy Molinsky as he navigates the complexities of global relationships, emphasizing the pivotal role of cultural understanding in fostering effective collaboration across time zones. Through genuine curiosity and respect for cultural differences, individuals can transcend barriers and cultivate authentic connections. Andy highlights the imp

  • How To Hire a Fractional CMO

    14/03/2024 Duración: 20min

    In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I go solo and dive into the trend in the marketing consultancy agency world that is: Fractional Chief Marketing Officers or CMOs. This episode is a must-listen for business owners, marketing professionals, and consultants seeking a game-changing approach to business growth. Key Takeaways: I explore the game-changing concept of Fractional Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs), highlighting its cost-effectiveness compared to traditional hires. Emphasizing the importance of leading with strategy, I challenge the conventional project-based approach to marketing, advocating for a transformative focus on strategic direction. By intentionally evolving the customer journey, businesses can position themselves for sustained growth in 2024 and beyond. Tune in to discover how embracing Fractional CMOs and prioritizing strategy-first methodologies can revolutionize your marketing approach and drive long-term success. Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts If you liked this

  • Remote Work Revolution: Drive Sustainable Growth with Virtual Teams

    13/03/2024 Duración: 20min

    In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Scott Cox. Scott brings a wealth of experience in the ever-evolving world of sales and marketing, with a career spanning over a decade. Scott is best known for founding Social Reach in 2017, which is a marketing agency that caters to small business owners in varying industries. Today, he provides business coaching, where he helps business owners grow and scale their businesses from 6 to 7 figures by implementing the right systems and processes, as well incorporating Virtual Assistants.  Key Takeaways Scott shares insights into leveraging remote work for sustainable growth. He highlights the importance of embracing virtual teams, navigating growth challenges, and balancing automation with human interaction. Scott also discusses the potential of integrating AI technologies to enhance productivity and creativity. By building resilient businesses through remote work and technology, entrepreneurs can thrive in today's fast-paced world.   More About

  • How to Achieve Remarkable Sales Results Every Time

    07/03/2024 Duración: 24min

    In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Ian Altman, renowned sales expert and author of "Same Side Selling." Ian grew his prior businesses from zero to over one billion dollars in value. He has since built a reputation for helping others build a culture of growth achieving remarkable results. For 5 years in a row, he has been recognized as one of the world’s top 30 Experts on Sales, and his Same Side Selling Academy is repeatedly rated one of the top 5 Sales Development Programs globally. Ian hosts the popular Same Side Selling Podcast and you can read hundreds of his articles in Forbes and Inc. In this episode, Ian shares invaluable insights into the essential components of a winning sales process. Key Takeaways With an emphasis on consistency, alignment between sales and marketing, and the wise utilization of technology, Ian Altman underscores the importance of a well-defined sales process. By implementing a common process and language, businesses can navigate meetings effectively

  • Navigating Failure in Entrepreneurship

    06/03/2024 Duración: 21min

    In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Amy Edmondson, the Novartis professor of leadership and management at the Harvard Business School. Renowned for her research on psychological safety and author of several acclaimed books, including The Fearless Organization, and the Science of Failing Well - winner of the 2023 Financial Times Business Book of the Year. Amy shares her insights on the science of failing well in entrepreneurship. Key Takeaways Amy Edmondson challenges the conventional view of failure, advocating for a shift towards intelligent risk-taking in entrepreneurship. By emphasizing the importance of clear goals, informed hypotheses, and systematic risk assessment, she guides listeners towards embracing failure as a catalyst for growth and innovation. Amy underscores the role of organizational leaders in cultivating a culture where intelligent risk-taking is encouraged and celebrated, empowering teams to experiment, learn, and adapt. Through reframing failure as a natural

  • Unlocking Your Leadership Potential

    28/02/2024 Duración: 21min

    In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Hortense le Gentil, a world-renowned executive leadership coach, speaker, and author. With over 30 years of experience across various industries, including media consulting and advertising, Hortense guides CEOs and senior executives on their journey from hero leaders to human leaders. Key Takeaways Join Hortense le Gentil on a transformative journey as she discusses the evolution of leadership in today's world. Learn to identify and overcome mental obstacles, embrace authenticity and vulnerability, and lead with empathy. Gain actionable insights into unlocking your true leadership potential and thriving in both your personal and professional life. Whether you're a seasoned executive or an aspiring leader, Hortense's expertise will empower you to inspire and connect with others on a deeper level, driving sustainable growth and success in today's rapidly changing landscape. More About Hortense le Gentil: Connect with Hortense on LinkedIn - hor

  • From Generalist to Specialist: The Blueprint for Vertical Market Domination

    27/02/2024 Duración: 23min

    Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Corey Quinn, former CMO of Scorpion and now a dedicated agency coach, Corey specializes in guiding agency founders to scale with vertical market specialization. At Scorpion, he played a pivotal role in growing the agency’s revenue 8x in 5 years to a remarkable $150M. Corey is also the author of 'Anyone, Not Everyone,' a comprehensive guide for agency founders looking to move beyond founder-led sales. He is currently on a mission to empower 1,000 agencies to become vertical-market specialists, leveraging his extensive experience and insights. In this episode Corey provides a comprehensive blueprint for agency founders looking to transition from being generalists to specialists in their field, paving the way for vertical market domination and sustained growth. Key Takeaways Corey Quinn underscores the significance of vertical market specialization in transitioning from founder-led sales to scalable growt

  • Unlocking the Secrets to Premium Pricing in Professional Services

    22/02/2024 Duración: 15min

    In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I uncover the intricate world of pricing for professional services. Pricing in the realm of professional services can often feel like a nebulous task, as unlike tangible products, services are intangible and the value they provide can vary greatly from client to client. Join me as we explore the secrets to unlocking premium pricing in professional services by crafting messages that sell solutions, not services. In this episode, you'll learn: 1. The importance of messaging: Before even considering pricing, it's crucial to nail down your messaging. Communicating the problem your services solve and how you uniquely understand your clients' challenges is the first step towards charging a premium. 2. Differentiation is key: Standing out in a crowded market isn't just about being different; it's about showcasing how your unique approach directly addresses your clients' pain points. 3. Building trust through personalized interactions: In today's competitive landsc

  • Navigating the Challenges of Scaling

    20/02/2024 Duración: 23min

    In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Jason, the CEO of ActiveCampaign, a leading platform for intelligent marketing automation. A lifelong entrepreneur, Jason has been named to Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40 list and was named EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Midwest. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and The Economic Club of Chicago. Jason also serves on the board of the Future Founders Foundation, a Chicago-based organization that empowers the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs. He is also a regular contributor to Fast Company and Forbes. Having founded ActiveCampaign as a means to fund his education, Jason pursued a degree in fine arts until shifting his focus entirely to growing the company. He is a self-taught software engineer and technologist. Our conversation dives deep into the challenges that businesses face when scaling up, offering valuable insights and strategies for navigating this crucial phase of growth.   Key Takeaway

  • Mastering SEO in the Age of AI

    15/02/2024 Duración: 25min

    In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Stephan Spencer, an acclaimed SEO expert and founder of net Concepts, an interactive agency specializing in search engine optimization. Stephan is also a bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, and host of two popular podcasts, "Get Yourself Optimized" and "Marketing Speak." With a wealth of experience in the field, In this episode Stephan and I uncover the evolving landscape of SEO in the age of AI, sharing invaluable insights and strategies for success.   Key Takeaways Embark on a transformative journey with Stephan Spencer as he discusses the intersection of SEO and artificial intelligence. Learn how to leverage AI to optimize your website for search engines and stay ahead of the competition. Discover the importance of adapting traditional SEO tactics to accommodate the advancements in AI technology, from content creation to technical optimization. Unlock the secrets to mastering SEO in the age of AI, and position your business for sustaina

  • Boss Beauty Unveiled

    14/02/2024 Duración: 24min

    In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Lisa Mayer, an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and co-founder and CEO of Boss Beauties, a media and entertainment brand with roots in digital collectibles that inspires women and girls to be everything they want to be through impact programs, content, and consumer products.  With a mission to inspire women and girls worldwide, Lisa shares insights into the power of women's empowerment and the strategies for fostering it in today's world.   Key Takeaways Lisa Mayer, CEO of Boss Beauties, shares actionable strategies for women's empowerment in this episode. Drawing from her book: Boss Beauty: Inspiration to Be Everything You Want, we uncover embracing the fearless pursuit to cultivating confidence and kindness. In this girl powered episode listeners gain insights into the Boss Beauty mindset. Through mentorship and taking proactive steps towards empowerment, women and men can make a meaningful impact in their lives and communities. Join us on this

  • Crafting Your Leadership Story: Lessons Around the Campfire

    13/02/2024 Duración: 21min

    In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Tony Martignetti, a leadership advisor, coach, bestselling author, podcast host, and speaker. With over 25 years of business and leadership experience, Tony brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. Our conversation dives into the intricacies of crafting a compelling leadership story, drawing inspiration from the metaphor of traditional campfire stories.   Key Takeaways Key Takeaways: Embark on a transformative journey with Tony Martignetti as he emphasizes the power of storytelling in crafting compelling leadership narratives. By overcoming self-limiting beliefs, fostering a culture of continuous learning, and embracing remote work dynamics, leaders can navigate challenges, drive innovation, and build resilient organizations. Tony's insights empower leaders to unlock their true potential, unite teams, and thrive in today's ever-evolving business landscape. More About Tony Martignetti: Connect with Tony on LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/tonymart

  • The Future of Remote Work

    08/02/2024 Duración: 24min

    In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Rob Levin, a seasoned entrepreneur and co-founder of WorkBetterNow, a company specializing in providing talent from Latin America & The Caribbean for US-based businesses. Prior to that he started and built a media company serving small businesses in the NY area. Rob has served as a CEO and CFO of several fast growing businesses and began his career as a CPA. He lives in NYC, plays guitar, has seen over 1000 concerts and even promoted big rock acts while in college. Our conversation delved into the future of remote work, addressing the challenges of the talent crisis, harnessing diversity, and the role of AI upskilling. Key Takeaways Embark on a transformative journey with Rob Levin in this Duct Tape Marketing Podcast episode as he unveils strategies for navigating the talent crisis, harnessing diversity, and implementing AI upskilling in remote work environments. Discover the importance of accessing a wider pool of talent, integrating remote t

  • How To Produce Better Content With Collaborative AI

    07/02/2024 Duración: 24min

    In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Kate Bradley Chernis, former rock and roll DJ turned founder and CEO of a revolutionary content AI tool, Lately AI. With over two decades of experience in media and marketing, Kate brings a unique perspective to the table and shares her insights on the evolution of content marketing and the intersection of aesthetic versus functional answers. Key Takeaways In this episode, Kate and I chat about useful strategies for cutting through the content clutter, leveraging AI to boost engagement, and understanding the symbiotic relationship between humans and machines in content creation. You'll learn how to harness the power of collaborative AI to enhance your marketing efforts, navigate the challenges of data privacy, and stay ahead of the curve in an ever-changing digital landscape. Kate's expertise provides a roadmap for marketers to adapt, evolve, and thrive in the dynamic world of content marketing. More About Kate Bradley Chernis: Connect with

  • Understanding Research Engine Optimization and Its Impact on SEO with Shama Hyder

    06/02/2024 Duración: 22min

    In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Shama Hyder. Shama is a visionary strategist for the digital age, a web and TV personality, a bestselling author, and the award-winning CEO of Zen Media – a global marketing and digital PR firm. Shama is the bestselling author of The Zen of Social Media Marketing, now in its 4th edition and Momentum: How to Propel Your Marketing and Transform Your Brand in the Digital Age. Key Takeaways Our conversation covers the intriguing realm of digital marketing, exploring the shift from traditional Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to the evolving landscape of Recommendation Engine Optimization (REO). Shama sheds light on the significant changes in how people discover brands online and the impact of dark social on this transformation and emerging media such as voice and AI platforms. Shama addresses the complexities of privacy concerns, artificial intelligence, and generational shifts in attitudes towards data sharing, providing valuable perspectives on

  • Crushing the Founder's Curse: Unlocking Business Value Beyond Yourself

    01/02/2024 Duración: 24min

    In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Ryan Deiss, a serial entrepreneur, author, and the founder of digitalmarketer.com. Our discussion begins with his latest book, "Get Scalable: The Operating System Your Business Needs to Run and Scale Without You." and pivots to invaluable insights on breaking free from the Founder's Curse and unlocking business value beyond yourself. Key Takeaways Embark on a transformative journey with Ryan Deiss in this Duct Tape Marketing Podcast episode, where he unveils strategies unlock scalable business growth, gain insights into the power of value engines, strategic rhythms, and high-output teams. Learn the art of overcoming founder indispensability, mapping value creation flows, and implementing a meeting rhythm that actually works. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting, Ryan's actionable insights will empower you to build a thriving business that stands the test of time. More About Ryan Deiss: Connect with Ryan on LinkedIn - linke

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