Marketing by the Minute Podcast

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 The Marketing by the Minute Podcast

 Season 2: On the Scene

Marketing by the Minute: On the Scene is a student-led podcast produced by the Western Washington University Marketing Program. Each episode features WWU marketing alumni who have started their own businesses, dissecting their journey into entrepreneurship, their current role, and the marketing skills they use in their everyday lives. This podcast is made specifically to connect successful alumni back to Western in hopes of inspiring current students in the marketing program. Tune in to see what you can do with your marketing degree.

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Season 2: On the Scene


 

Season 2, Episode 2

Kurt Hartmaier '04

Cofounder of the Blue Room

In this episode, Kurt Hartmaier, a 2004 Western Washington University graduate, shares his career journey to opening The Blue Abode Bar with his wife Katy. Kurt started out his career working for a running shoes company to pay homage to his other passion at the time, running, where he was a company sponsored athlete. He then joined Farmers Insurance for a while as an agent and later worked at RacerMate Inc. in sales and technical support. After these few jobs Kurt decided to go into bartending and restaurant management for a few years until he decided to combine his current role with his Marketing experience, and open The Blue Abode Bar. Kurt is the testament to the idea that interests and career changes happen, and are normal. His advice for soon-to-be graduates is to find your passion first because you can always combine your marketing degree with your passions. It also helps to have a wonderful partner alongside you.

 

Follow Kurt online

LinkedIn:Kurt Hartmaier| LinkedIn

Follow The Blue Abode Bar

Website: The BLUE ABODE Bar

Instagram: THE BLUE ABODE BAR  (@theblue.abodebar)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/THEBLUEABODEBAR/

 

Hosts: Steinar Mikkelson & Talia Aukema-Gray

Producers: Karlie Kildall & Sara Slone

Editor: Arnav SenGupta

Guest Booker: Karlie Kildall

Product Manager: Jace Gersten

Professor: Daniel Purdy


 

Season 2, Episode 1

Ben Hodson '21

Cofounder of The Blue Room

In this episode, Ben Hodson, a 2021 Western Washington University graduate, shares his journey toward becoming one of the cofounders of The Blue Room, while working for IAJ Media as their social media manager. Ben has a background in music and art, his goal was to connect these passions with his major, Marketing, to create a space that reconnected and revived the art community as society opens back up. Throughout the podcast Ben talks about his journey of opening The Blue Room in a time of risk within the economy, yet he explains to current students that now is the time to take risks. Ben says that there is no time like the present to take risks, take them when you are young. You can always get another job, but if you never dive in, you’ll never know what could happen. Ben, being such a recent graduate, shows current students that there is so much potential after graduation to combine the skills you have learned with your passions and potentially do something you really love.

Follow Ben online

LinkedIn: Ben Hodson 


Follow The Blue Room
Website: The Blue Room 
Instagram: The Blue Room (@blueroombham) 
Facebook: The Blue Room 
Twitter: The Blue Room (@BlueRoomBham) 

Hosts: Steinar Mikkelson & Talia Aukema-Gray
Producers: Karlie Kildall & Sara Slone
Editor: Arnav SenGupta
Guest Booker: Karlie Kildall
Product Manager: Jace Gersten
Professor: Daniel Purdy


 

Season 1: Marketing by the Minute

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About Season 1

“Marketing by the Minute” is a student-led podcast produced by the Western Washington University Marketing Program Media Lab. Each episode features outstanding WWU graduates sharing stories about their real life experience in the marketing industry. This podcast is made specifically for aspiring marketers who are brand new to the field and want to learn more. Tune in to explore what Marketing is, discover the impact it can have on our lives, and get inspired to make your mark.


 

SEASON 1, EPISODE 4

Nick Weaver '15

Product Owner and Business Analyst, Customer Systems

In this episode, Nick Weaver, a 2015 Western Washington University graduate, shares his journey toward becoming a Product Owner and Business Analyst of Customer Systems at the financial technology company, InDebted. Nick had a background in business and a focus on digital marketing when he started pursuing his degree from WWU. His drive for learning relevant skills and embracing new technology resulted in earning his first job and led to the pivotal moment when he was offered his current position. Nick says he broke barriers in the FinTech realm using knowledge he acquired from the WWU Marketing Department. His advice for potential and current marketing students is to retain what they learn in college and try new things, even allowing themselves to fail, so they can continue growing throughout their career. Nick is currently working on updating communication systems for InDebted by finding solutions that will unify the company’s global communication strategy. Nick’s story is an excellent reminder that when we take advantage of every opportunity and push ourselves to continue growing at every level, we can enjoy a career full of meaning and excitement.

Follow Nick online
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholas-weaver-0a318558/

Hosts: Claudia Webster and Clay Ashworth
Producer: Nicole Shive
Production Team: Jerry Manzano & Jace Gersten
Editors: Jace Gersten & Bianca Slamet
Guest Booker: Bianca Slamet
Managing Editor: Riley Hewitson
Professor: Daniel Purdy

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SEASON 1, EPISODE 3

Elisabeth Jackson '14

Systems Strategist, Consultant

In this episode, Elisabeth Jackson AKA "The Afro Coach"- 2014 Western Washington University Marketing graduate, dives into the world of operations management and strategizing. With her extensive experience in creating personalized business systems, Elisabeth knows how to streamline a business to make it sustainable, scalable, and successful. For her, being able to run a business without exhausting yourself is key to being successful and long-lasting. Elisabeth currently runs her own business, The Afro Coach, she is a System Strategist & Operations Consultant. Listen in to hear all of her tips for organization, management, and growth as it all stems back to her early days at Western Washington University.

Follow Elisabeth online
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/lizzijackson/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elisabethjackson/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Just_Lizzi

Hosts: Claudia Webster and Clay Ashworth
Producer: Nicole Shive
Equipment and Set Manager: Jerry Manzano
Editors: Jace Gersten & Bianca Slamet
Guest Booker: Bianca Slamet
Managing Editor: Riley Hewitson
Professor: Daniel Purdy

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SEASON 1, EPISODE 2

Ashley Hann '12

CEO, Ashely Hann Branding & Consulting

In this episode, Ashley Hann - 2012 Western Washington University Marketing graduate with incredible experience in the marketing & branding industry - shares her Marketing journey and how she has launched and maintained her career as a branding and marketing strategist, coach, podcast host and a mission-driven entrepreneur. In her experience, accurately reflecting you or your brands message will make you the most money. Ashley can do it all, from entering the online space as a Marketing Director for ABC Shark Tank Mark Cuban Company to founding her own company, Ashley Hann Branding & Consulting.

Follow Ashley online
Website: https://www.ashleyhann.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashley.hann/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashley-hannawacker-6a1ab336/ 

Hosts: Claudia Webster and Clay Ashworth
Producer: Nicole Shive
Equipment and Set Manager: Jerry Manzano
Editors: Jace Gersten & Bianca Slamet
Guest Booker: Bianca Slamet
Managing Editor: Riley Hewitson
Professor: Daniel Purdy

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SEASON 1, EPISODE 1

Lizzie Rice '19

UX Designer, Nordstrom

In this episode, Lizzie Rice - 2019 Western Washington University Marketing graduate with a rich portfolio in product design - shares her Marketing journey and how she launched her career in UI/UX design. For her, product design is the intersection of creativity, data, people, and business. Lizzie is a UX designer at Nordstrom and has previously worked at T-Mobile, Boeing, and PitchBook Data.

Follow Lizzie online
Website: https://www.lizziekayerice.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lizzie-rice/

Hosts: Claudia Webster and Clay Ashworth
Producer: Nicole Shive
Production Team: Jerry Manzano & Jace Gersten
Editors: Jace Gersten & Bianca Slamet
Guest Booker: Bianca Slamet
Managing Editor: Riley Hewitson
Professor: Daniel Purdy

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