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Hi, i'm Alex Jacobi and this is my podcast “With love and data”. It’s about humans and machines creating epic stuff together. I’m meeting the smartest marketeers, creatives and AI specialists. Together, we discuss how to marry the amazing world of data science and AI with crazy, inspiring ideas.
 
Join Executive Director Rudolf Pretorius and CEO Brendon Jones of Mauritian-based financial services group, Adansonia Holdings, as they delve into the complex world of African investment. From interviews with the movers and shakers to the latest trends and news, Invest Africa is essential listening to anyone looking to realise the potential of the world's second largest continent.
 
A&A Business Consulting (AABC) is India’s leading consulting company for Small and Medium Enterprises. Founded in 2009, AABC has completed 1500 full-fledged consulting projects assisting businesses achieve organised growth. We have presence in 7 states across India with a network of 18000+ SMEs. Our team of 300+ professionals serves clients from industries as diverse as textiles, machine tools, apparel, agriculture, engineering, chemicals, food processing, healthcare & pharmaceuticals, telec ...
 
Stella Bayles, author, speaker and director of PR technologies 'CoverageBook' & 'AnswerThePublic', hosts this direct and straight-talking podcast on PR, marketing and communications. In each episode, Stella explores an emerging topic in Public Relations and with the help of an expert dispels any myths and breaks down the jargon. Summarised in plain language, this PR podcast is informative, often amusing and always under and hour, so you can be clued up before your next Zoom call.
 
Welcome to the Equity Sahi Hai podcast brought to you buy Motilal Oswal Asset Management Company. Equities have the potential to deliver inflation-beating returns for your portfolio. But how do you assess a sector or a stock? How do you take informed decisions to invest your money? The Equity Sahi Hai podcast offers deep investment insights into sectors using Motilal Oswal AMC’s structured approach. Our podcast will help you understand the investment potential of sectors and stocks in a simp ...
 
Presenting an insight-driven digital marketing podcast to up your skills. Join us as we delve into the success stories of marketing leaders who made it big in the field of Digital Growth, SEO, Content Marketing, Business Development, Analytics, Research, Paid Ads, Social media marketing, lead generation and many more. Join host, Kaushal Thakkar (Founder - Infidigit) as he interviews marketing leaders and uncovers the tried and tested strategies that have played a pivotal role in the growth o ...
 
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Understanding how people interact with news and media sites is essential in PR planning and measurement. It has been an on-going challenge in Public Relations to understand the true volume of people arriving on news sites due to publishers' secrecy on traffic figures. There was further focus on this topic recently, when UK news site, The Guardian r…
 
Vibhuti ‘Vib’ Jain is the Regional Managing Director for the US International Development Finance Corporation in Africa (DFC). In this episode, she shares her career journey and gives insights into how the DFC operates, her general views on the market, how the US approach in Africa differs from China’s, and how things have changed since Biden took …
 
[01:10] - What did you do in your first 30, 60, 90 days of joining Monzo given the timing of your joining (May 2020) [07:42] - How did you navigate the pandemic? What are some lessons learnt? [11:18] - How did you maintain the morale of the people in these turbulent times? [15:30] - Is there anything you would do differently if you had to do it aga…
 
[01:11] Brief overview of what Aiden did and timeline of going from idea to sale to Twitter. [06:43] Do companies still need to relocate to get traction or to be noticed by potential acquirers? Has this changed post-pandemic? [08:22] Reflecting on your journey so far, if you had to write a book, what would you write about? [10:51] Is there any prac…
 
Her journey from invention to commercialization [01:19] How did you go from researching how visually impaired people use public transport to identifying the food expiry problem? [9:54] At what point does this go from being research to having commercialization potential? [13:28] Did you first get funded for your prototype by your grant and then rais…
 
It has been 2 years and I had missed Scotty Tulloch that much we got him back on the show. We chatted about what Farmer Jo has been doing as they have been going from strength to strength and are now playing in more categories that just cereal. Hear from straight talking Scott about the industry, innovation and everything else with a few swear word…
 
Growing up my dad used to take me to school, pick me up, do the cleaning and make the dinners while my mum was working full time as a teacher. It never dawned on me that this was not the norm but what also never dawned on me because like many males I had my eyes and ears closed was the discrimination that women back then and even now still receive.…
 
The business [01:00] What made you become an entrepreneur and how did you come up with this idea? [03:54] How is your product different from what other organic products are doing in the market? [05:00] Why aren’t any of the big FMCG brands doing anything like this? The process [07:55] What was your process from concept to production? [10:27] Did yo…
 
Former CEO of FNB in South Africa, banker, serial investor, entrepreneur and co-founder of Bank Zero, Michael Jordaan is a natural innovator and disruptor. In this episode, Jordaan explains the philosophy behind the new digital-only bank - soon to be launched in South Africa - how Africa can learn from Europe's one currency system and why mobile-ba…
 
Caroline’s Journey [1:00] How did you go from founding a mobile development company to founding Apricity? [15:08] What were some of the challenges you faced when you started this company? Apricity [16:34] Do you cover the entire fertility process or only parts of it? [17:08] How do you measure success in a company like yours? [18:51] Where all is A…
 
There seems to be an unspoken rule in the start up world that the number of social media followers you have equals the level of success of a business. Having watched for years numerous brands chasing likes, pay influencers and sponsors posts it makes me wonder if they are making any profit. It’s always good to know early that likes don’t pay the bi…
 
Intro to Product marketing[1:26] What is product marketing?[4:51] How can product marketing and product management work better together?[6:57] What is the role of product marketing across the three stages of a company - early, growth and multi-product? Product marketing during the stages[10:15] Early Stage[10:23] What should product marketing at th…
 
Tina Banerjee, co-founder of Userpeek, interviews Sven Engelmann of OMQ on topics such as the role of artificial intelligence in customer service scenarios, OMQ's "100% Project" and language meta models in the AI context. Sven Engelmann is Co-Founder and COO of the Berlin based company OMQ which offers AI-driven technology (chatbots) for the CS and…
 
Understanding your audience is the most important stage in developing PR strategy. It’s impossible to influence and change opinion without a full understanding of who you are talking to and how they feel. And with more data available than ever before, where on earth do you begin that kind of research? Step forward Alex Judd, Alex is the head of Imp…
 
The stuff that goes through my head gets very interesting at times. This week I realised being a category manager is like playing tinder with businesses. It’s been a few years since I did some serious swiping right trying to find the “one” but what I love is that category managers are playing this tinder every day. Hear my reasons why in todays epi…
 
[1:34] - Background of how they came up with the idea. [3:48] - What does Klaus do [6:30] - What are the trends in the market you are trying to capitalize on and why now? [12:53] - What is your advice to founders who are not technical and need to find a technical founder? [14:46] - How do hackathons work? [15:17] - How did you get your funding? [16…
 
Today I talk about my breakfast with the co-founder of Catch.com.au, Menu Log, Scoupon and Luxury Escapes. It was great to sit down and absorb learnings from a individual who was created one of the best online stores in Australia. I also discuss my 2021 Goals that I have finally locked in and ready to tackle, they are mainly business but a also hav…
 
[1:45] - What were the events or people that shaped your journey to starting Unreasonable Group. [15:44] - What is Unreasonable Group and what is it not? [18:15] - What do you provide the entrepreneurs that their investors can’t? Can you share some examples of companies in your portfolio and how do you find them [31:16] - How has covid impacted you…
 
Former CEO of Goldman Sachs in Sub Saharan Africa and, until recently, a senior lecturer and fellow at Yale University, Colin Coleman delivered a speech entitled “China vs USA: A Battle For Africa’s Future,” in 2020, outlining his thoughts on the continents economic future. In this episode the team get a fascinating insight from an experienced bank…
 
The breakfast category has had a bit of a crap time over the last few years and it is not going to be all rainbows and butterflies in 2021 either. We are on the cusp of another diet fad. Offices around the country will be talking about "Intermittent Fasting" or "IF, 16/8, On and Off Diet" if you want to give it a cooler name. In a nut shell all it …
 
Human Layer Security [1:7] - What was your journey going from being a financial analyst with no background in security to founding Tessian? [6:50] - What does Tessian do, how is it protecting people in the remote working environment and what are some of the top security threats your customers are worried about? [13:05] - How does Tessian and what i…
 
Tina Banerjee, co-founder of Userpeek, interviews Alice Ruddigkeit of TIER Mobility on topics such as user research in the e-mobility sector, innovation research and how to test the usability and user experience of hardware products. Alice Ruddigkeit works as a UX researcher and "Urban Mobility Detective" for one of the leading e-scooter rental com…
 
Back history of Einblick [1:28] - Your journey from professor to entrepreneurship [6:45] - At what point in your research did you feel you can commercialize your IP. What was the trigger for starting the company? [8:44] - What does Einblick’s product do? What need is it full filling in the market today? Process of commercializing academic research …
 
Josh Howard created the brand, Single Use Ain't Sexy around 8 months ago and it has already stormed to the top of my "Brands to watch out for in 2021". He is getting rid of standard plastic hand soap dispensers. Single Use Ain't Sexy has dissolvable tablets that consumers add with water in their dispenser to create non-toxic hand soap. The amount o…
 
In this episode Stella interviews Brendon Craigie, the co-founder and managing partner of Tyto. A global PR agency that uniquely has a team working across multiple communications disciplines and international borders, without physical offices. Brendon shares his experience in setting up and running a completely remote global PR agency, not because …
 
[1:18] - Overview of the Baltic startup scene[10:14] - What are some of the interesting findings and highlights from the Baltic startup report that surprised you?[14:18] - Given much of the funding for the Baltics startups came from UK or US, what does that say about the Baltics funding scene?[16:21] - What are some of the trends or niches you see …
 
[2:25] - What is leadership and how does it differ from management? [5:29] - How did you influence and get support for your ideas at Siebel where you were responsible for a product that made insignificant revenues compared to CRM, their flagship product? [12:02] - What is important - leadership or management for a founder? [16:25] - What is your ph…
 
In episode 17, Divya Dixit, SVP, Marketing, Analytics, and Direct Revenue at ALTBalaji shares the success story of making ALTBalaji one of the most popular OTT platforms in India. Additionally, she talks about the customer retention strategy that helped the brand increase its subscribers in less than three years. About The Growth Genius From UTV Ne…
 
Tina Banerjee, co-founder of Userpeek, talks with Tim Schneidermeier of Diffferent, a strategy and design consultancy in Berlin, Germany. As Director of User-Centred Innovation, Tim helps companies discover, understand and translate human needs into innovative products, services and outstanding experiences.…
 
Tina Banerjee talks to Christoph Eikmeier, Lead Product Owner at real.digital (now Kaufland.de) one of Germany's leading FMCG online retailers residing in Cologne, Germany. Christoph is responsible for the product teams shaping the checkout and aftersales processes.
 
[0.49] - Your journey to founding Too Good To Go? [2:19] - Background on the food wastage problem [9:06] - How can businesses be more sustainable? [11:59] - What is a B Corp, who can get it, and what is its value? [12:58] - What are the trends you see from one city to another based on app downloads and transactions? [18:27] - How does Too Good To G…
 
Ugly Mr Covid has hit few business areas within our publishing company, dfv Media Group, harder than our Conference Group division. Another prominent victim of the pandemic was the annual Insights Congress of our market research & marketing magazine, planung&analyse, this autumn.But never underestimate the resilience of the female species. Sabine H…
 
At the end of this tedious coronavirus year, let's have a look around the global village and see how the world's retailers are celebrating Christmas. All you need to do is click the link embedded in each company name and watch the commercial they have designed to promote sales during the festive season. If the birth of Christ was re-enacted today, …
 
In episode #16, Raam Nayakar, the Director - Marketing: Customer Loyalty & Marketing Science at Myntra shares trusted growth retention strategies for business sustainability and revenue growth of a business. About the Growth Genius: Raam is a Masters degree holder in Consumer Psychology with Business, which has helped him in creating the biggest cu…
 
[1:33] - Why did you get into music tech? Why are there so many music tech businesses coming out of Sweden? [5:05] - How has the transition from B2C to B2B business been for you given all your earlier startups were in the B2C space? [7:56] - What did you need to do to go from a field sales go-to-market model to a fully self serve model. What did yo…
 
The US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and the UK Bribery Act are pieces of legislation that prohibit the paying of bribes to further business deals. However, the legislated reach extends far beyond US and UK companies. We speak to Cameron Dunstan-Smith, Director in the Corporate Crime and Investigations practice at Herbert Smith Freehills L…
 
RTC foods were one of the first suppliers I met in my starting career in the FMCG world. We worked on one of my favourite projects however it took nearly 3 years to launch. Todd and Jackson have moved a lot quicker with other projects and in this episode we also talk about their new range of flexitarian meat range, +Plant which has just launched in…
 
Market [2:45] - Why did you decide to build an automation solution for crypto trading? Why that asset class? [4:47] - What is the current state of crypto trading? [8:12] - What is the maturity of crypto trading today? [11:37] -What is the geographical landscape for crypto trading? On Coinrule [13:32] - Who is this platform for and what problem does…
 
Thrive Collective is a boutique FMCG consulting group who caught my attention at the start of the year. George and Christian work with start up and medium size brands to help them get shelf presence and their product in front of buyers. They currently represent brands such as Bae Juice who just got national distribution in Woolworths, plus Zero Foo…
 
On Crane [1:12] - What was the gap in the VC market you were addressing when you started Crane Venture Partners? [4:48] - Talk about a few of Crane’s portfolio of companies and why Crane invested in them. GTM [10:28] - How would you go about helping a company with their go-to-market strategy? [15:30] - The 3 pillars of go-to-market: CS, Marketing a…
 
Alphamin’s Mpama North mine in the DRC is the world’s highest grade tin mine but to establish the venture took years of relationship and infrastructure-building; working with both National and local Government. Alphamin CEO Maritz Smith explains how it all happened, the current operations, future exploration, life of mine extension and what Alphami…
 
For better or for worse, everyone knows Amazon. But Alibaba? China's leading e-commerce player is still relatively unknown in the West. For many consumers the name probably still conjures up 40 thieves rather than an online retailer with global ambitions.Our readers, of course, know that Alibaba is a digital giant and a bit like Amazon, PayPal and …
 
On becoming an entrepreneur and Talkdesk [1:15] - What were some people or events that influenced you in your early days before Talkdesk to become an entrepreneur? [4:04] - What was the hardest growth stage of Talkdesk and why? [6:57] - What advice would you give founders who are thinking of stepping down from something they started? Cleverly.ai [1…
 
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