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FiredUp! is the show for marketers working in early and late-stage startups. Each week, we walk through fresh strategies and tactics to build brand and drive demand for your startup. Featuring interviews with marketing leaders, our take on the latest trends, and practical tips about PR, content marketing and growth marketing, we promise plenty of signal with some noisy fun along the way. FiredUp! is hosted by the team at startup marketing agency, Firebrand. Learn more at firebrand.marketing ...
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Traditionally, out-of-home advertising has been limited to brand awareness rather than direct response campaigns as it has been difficult to measure. Advancements in technology have created the opportunity for more specific and scientific measurement approaches. Ty Tinker, Head of Analytics at AdQiuck joins us to break down how we can use new techn…
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Marketing in an online world can feel challenging when trends, algorithms, and our ideal audience are changing faster than we can keep up. You may be wondering, ‘What are the best practices when it comes to email marketing, video content, and AI? How many blog posts should I be putting out a week? Should I start a podcast?’ We have the answers to a…
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The topic of programmatic advertising is complex and with the increase in privacy regulations and removal of third-party cookies, the landscape is only becoming more challenging to navigate. Sean Crawford, Founder and CEO of Rhebus, joins us today to provide clarity on the future state of programmatic advertising and how companies are adapting to c…
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It’s no surprise to PR professionals out there that starting in PR can open doors in marketing and communications across a multitude of industries. So while the path from PR professional to CMO is one that few people travel, today’s guest Ronnie Manning shares the journey that brought him into his role, highlighting the ways that a PR background pl…
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Although we recognize that AI tools cannot completely replace the human touch, it is becoming increasingly important for professionals to adapt to its evolution, leveraging AI while adding their unique value. Today’s guest Katie King, CEO of AI in Business, joins us to discuss the current state of AI, what we can expect to see, and how you, as a pr…
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In our work, we run into quite a few common questions about PR best practices, industry trends, and strategies for startups. That’s why this week, on episode 26 of the FiredUp! podcast we’re answering your burning PR questions! Download the Multiplier Marketing Megapack today. Exclusive offer for all our listeners — get all our Startup Guides in on…
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A lot of startups avoid thinking about their brand positioning in the early stages, finding themselves driving the car before they’ve finished building it, so to speak. But brand positioning IS your brand. It is the north star that drives business focus and resonates with your customers. Today, we are joined by Bill Chiaravalle, Co-author of the bo…
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A brand archetype helps define the personality and voice of a business. Identifying your brand archetype guides the PR team in crafting the messaging and content that reinforces the brand’s image to better resonate with your target audience. This week, episode 24 of the FiredUp! podcast is about how to use brand archetypes for PR. Download the Mult…
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ABM (account-based marketing) is not for everyone and you might find yourself deep in the trenches at the start of implementation. Today’s guest, Bill Odell brings a behind-the-scenes look at how he transitioned a business towards an ABM approach from initial pilots to scaling efforts and the successes and mistakes made along the way. This week, ep…
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Cold email can feel daunting for startup marketers. It is marketed as this ‘set it and forget it’ method, which is great for people who are serious about doing it the right way. But, like anything, it is a skillset that takes attention to do it well. Luckily, today’s guest, Dan Englander, Founder and CEO of Sales Schema quite literally wrote the bo…
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In marketing, we often talk about building on momentum but when you’re just starting out, you don’t have momentum. You need a jump start and frankly, a lot of founders don’t know where to begin. Today’s guest Scott Schwarzhoff, Operating Partner at Unusual Ventures, joins us today to discuss how early-stage startups can get leverage the relationshi…
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Open source can be seen as a marketing strategy more than anything else. And when you don’t always know who your end user is and what they’re using the product for, it can prove to be challenging. Luckily, today’s guest knows just how to market in this unique landscape. This week, episode 20 of the FiredUp! podcast is about marketing in the open so…
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Building and maintaining a strong brand community is crucial for companies in today’s digital landscape. Today’s guest, Nuri Djavit, CXO of EMOTIV, shares his secrets for building an engaged community that allows brands to create deeper connections with customers and develop brand loyalty over time. This week, episode 19 of the FiredUp! podcast is …
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A product marketer truly sits in the middle of the marketing team, the sales team, the product team, and the customer. They must be able to speak everyone’s language while also understanding the positioning of the product, audience, and competitors so that they can get the appropriate exposure and stand out. Today’s guest, Kristine Newman, VP of pr…
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The difference between content creation and content marketing is the strategy behind the content. Anyone in your company can create content in their area of expertise but it is the intentionality behind the content that takes the consumer on a journey through your funnel, ultimately bringing them to the intended outcome. Today we are joined by Nico…
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In every episode we have asked our guests to share their trend predictions for the upcoming year. Trend prediction is a practice we at Firebrand look forward to as well so on this special episode of the podcast, the team is sitting down to look back on the trends we predicted for 2023 and what we expect to come out of 2024. This week, episode 16 of…
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So many startups share the common dream of starting their own category and it's not hard to see why. It sounds so much more appealing to strike out on your own and define a new space instead of fighting for attention in a crowded field. But, is category creation all it's cracked up to be? Today’s guest, Kashif Mahbub has experience in creating mult…
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While the landscape of tech news is changing, there are some things that remain consistent in their ability to work effectively. Today’s guest, Travis Van, founder of Tech News, shares actionable insight into what we should be focusing on and what to avoid through the lens of tech PR to keep up with the times. This week, episode 14 of the FiredUp! …
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Name a bigger challenge than marketing to an audience that rejects the very idea of marketing. Engineers are known for sniffing out the BS and blocking unwanted marketing efforts from even entering their stratosphere, creating roadblocks for startups that sell to developers. Today’s guest, Erik Dietrich, CEO of Hit Subscribe joins us to share the “…
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PR measurement has evolved from the early days of media clippings to industry recognized frameworks and best practices. And measurement tools are advancing in a way that allows companies to holistically evaluate outcomes of their efforts for awareness, reputation, and lead generation. Richard Bagnall, Co-managing Partner of CARMA and board director…
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As a startup, data is one of the things that you’ve got in your toolbox that can help you level up and drive consistent coverage. On episode 11 of the FiredUp! podcast, our own Ian Lipner, Senior VP of Firebrand breaks down the basics of data storytelling! Download A Startup’s Guide to Attribution. Learn how to track the performance of each of your…
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The first 90 days are arguably the most important for a new CMO as it sets the tone for the type of leader they’re going to become. Often new marketing leaders are met with a laundry list of tactical ideas that if the focus is on checking off the boxes instead of gaining awareness and driving revenue, the role will quickly turn into a tactical rath…
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Finding an agency already established in the market you’re looking to enter into or expand into is key to the success of your business. That's why Firebrand has partnered with CommsCo to help US and UK startups and scaleups launch in each other’s markets as seamlessly as possible. On episode 09 of the FiredUp! podcast, Ilona Hitel, founder of Comms…
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Creativity is essential when it comes to standing out with your marketing. It will help your startup cut through the noise and quickly capture your customer’s attention. On episode 08 of the FiredUp! podcast, Doug Zanger, founder of Creative Bohemian shares the importance of incorporating creativity into your marketing! Download A Startup’s Guide t…
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Attribution tools help us provide a complete picture of the customer journey and the precise touchpoints that lead to sales. On episode 07 of the FiredUp! podcast, Jamie Hallitt, Head of Growth at Ruler Analytics shares how using attribution can help us quantify the success or failure of our marketing efforts. Download A Startup’s Guide to Attribut…
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Building and managing a marketing team for a late-stage private company is a high wire act. It takes a skilled marketer to conceive and manage campaigns that project the energy and ambition of a startup and the maturity of an established brand. Today, Thomas Been, CMO at Domino Data Lab provides valuable advice for early-stage marketers on building…
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Branding is so much more than a logo, it is your company’s entire identity that touches every part of the customer and employee experience. Today, Kate Harris, co-founder and Creative Director of SIREN shares why defining and articulating the soul of the brand is what separates great companies from everyone else. This week, episode 05 of the Fired …
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No one knows the tech PR industry like today’s guest Sam Whitmore. For thousands of PR pros, Sam Whitmore’s Media Survey is a must-read for its practical advice about newsmakers and publications, and its close attention to the ever-changing media landscape. What mistakes do PRs need to stop making? What publications should they pay more attention t…
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In many cases, fractional CMOs come into play when a CMO leaves a company and there is a gap to fill for someone that can continue leading the team and directing the strategy. The roles and responsibilities of a fractional CMO largely depend on the needs of a company and although intended to be a temporary fill, often lead to companies adopting a n…
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Most people interact with out-of-home advertising daily. From ads on the metro to billboards on the highway, brands leave their mark and get their messages out wherever they can. Today, Rick Robinson of PJX Media is here to tell us why startups should take advantage of out-of-home advertising and when they should get started. This week, episode 02 …
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Naming your brand should be an easy task, but if you’ve ever tried it, you know how there’s so much to consider to land on the right thing. Today, we’re chatting with Anthony Shore about naming products and brands, along with an eye-opening discussion on Twitter’s new “debrand” into X. This week, episode 01 of the Fired Up! Podcast is about the bra…
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Aaand we're live! Well almost. Meet the hosts of startup marketing podcast, FiredUp! and learn about the show in this two-minute trailer. The show will launch on September 28, 2023 for free across all major podcasting networks. FiredUp! is the show for marketers working in early and late-stage startups. Each week, we walk through fresh strategies a…
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