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The OMR Podcast International – Go inside the minds of the biggest names in digital and tech

From our HQ in Hamburg, Germany, we’re keeping tabs on everything and anything, and anyone who’s anyone in the European digital, marketing and tech space. OMR CEO Philipp Westermeyer and international digital marketing editor Scott Peterson, are talking shop with the biggest players and companies disrupting the European tech scene and beyond. We’ll be coming straight to your inbox every couple of weeks to keep you up-to-date on what’s up this side of the pond.A Podstars by OMR production.

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  • 10.05.2021
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    Cardmarket's Marko Schädlich and Jamin Kauf

    Today’s episode is all about one of the hottest things anywhere on the internet—Pokémon cards! Search for TCG, trading card games, and unboxing, or some combination thereof on YouTube and you will find all sorts of examples of people shelling out beaucoup bucks for boxes of Pokémon cards. The hype surrounding Pokémon plays into the larger popularity of TCGs, including Magic: the Gathering, Yo-Gi-Oh and Dragonball Z, among others and their collectability—A shadowless “Charizard” Pokémon card recently fetched over 200k in an auction, while the Black Lotus card from Magic: The Gathering typically fetches over 30k.My guests today Marko Schädlich and Jamin Kauf from Cardmarket, know all there is to know about the Black Lotus and everything else on the TCG scene, as Cardmarket is Europe’s largest resale platform for Trading Card Games. Cardmarket has over 100m items for sale on its platform and with 500k users from 30 countries Cardmarket is a fascinating case study in community building and target group segmentation. So without further ado, here are Marko and Jamin to give you the lowdown on how Cardmarket went from nichey passion project to big-time international player.

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  • 27.04.2021
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    with mmHmm founder Phil Libin

    Phil Libin joins the OMR Podcast International this week discussing all things mmHmm (save user figures) and speaks at length about remote working, revenue generation for startups, how he came to be CEO despite a complete lack of formal training and looks back at his time at Evernote, dissecting growth strategies, the role of luck in Evernote's rise and why he considers it his life's work.

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  • 15.04.2021
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    with Gorillas founder Kağan Sümer

    Based in Berlin and now present across Germany, the Netherlands, Paris and London, Gorillas is a grocery delivery service that promises to have groceries—at grocery store prices no less–at your door in 10 minutes or less for €1.80. Founder Kağan Sümer joins this episode of the podcast to discuss everything from how Gorillas has already managed to raise over $44m in capital from investors, why it could crack $100m in revenue this year and why the startup is on track for a USD 1b valuation. In addition, Sümer discusses why water polo, bikes, techno music and growing up in Istanbul are key elements of Gorillas' company culture.

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  • 31.03.2021
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    with Ashton Kutcher

    Hollywood superstar Ashton Kutcher discusses his career on and off the silver screen, including successes and failures as an investor, why even failed investments are a net positive, which social networks he currently sees potential in and why he recently reached out to a German politician on Twitter.

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  • 11.03.2021
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    with New York Times Reporter Taylor Lorenz

    As the tech and culture reporter for the New York Times, Taylor Lorenz has a knack for finding people who creatively employ apps, online tools and social media in general—oftentimes in ways that are unheard of outside of the States. A must-listen for anyone who wants to know what figures to be the next big thing.

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  • 23.02.2021
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    The OMR Podcast International - Go inside the minds of the biggest names in digital and tech

    OMR CEO Philipp Westermeyer and digital marketing editor Scott Peterson are keeping tabs on everyone who's anyone and everything that's anything in the European digital, marketing and tech space. In free-flowing talks with the biggest players and companies disrupting and shaping European tech and beyond, we keep you abreast of what’s up this side of the pond. New episodes drop every couple of weeks straight to your inbox. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

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  • 23.02.2021
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    with Sorare founder Nicolas Julia

    Nicolas Julia is the CEO and co-founder of Sorare, a platform that combines a fantasy football game with the exploding world of NFT collectables. NFT provide provable scarcity and authenticity, which make these collectable items much sought-after goods for professional collectors and investors. Nicolas joins OMR's international digital marketing editor Scott Peterson to discuss the world of NFTs, how Sorare convinced major European football (soccer) clubs to sign licensing agreements with the French startup up and how professional investors, who are driving up prices, affect the gaming aspect of Sorare.

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  • 22.02.2021
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    with Getsafe CEO and Co-Founder Christian Wiens

    Christian Wiens is co-founder and CEO of Getsafe, an insurtech based in Germany. In 2020, Getsafe secured USD 30m in Series B funding and has plans to further bolster its market share in the UK and Germany, its two primary markets. In this episode of the OMR Podcast, Christian speaks with OMR's international digital marketing editor Scott Peterson about the unique challenges that being an international insurance provider entails, overcoming fierce pushback from incumbents who’ve never had to fend off a startup and how a broken door opened up Christian to the realities of a broken system.

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  • 17.12.2020
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    with Howard Lerman

    Howard Lerman is the CEO and founder of Yext, an NYC-based global data management company. Lerman and Yext are a familiar face in the OMR cosmos as regular participants in OMR events, including Lerman's appearance at the OMR Festival 2018. He's also a recurring guest in the OMR Podcast with Philipp Westermeyer. In this episode, the pair of CEOs talk shop, catch up and take stock of the current search landscape, which companies are finding success despite corona and why it’s essential for companies to provide a search alternative to Google.

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  • 25.11.2020
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    with Peleton founder John Foley

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with StockX Founder Josh Luber

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with Michiel Muller

    Picnic co-founder Michiel Muller talks about a modern rethink of the "Milkman" as a business strategy, a logistics overhaul and expanding in Germany in the OMR Podcast.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with Stefanie Giesinger and Marcus Butler

    This episode of OMR Podcast features German influencer Stefanie Giesinger and UK internet celebrity Marcus Butler drop by to discuss Instagram fame, life as an influencer in the age of corona and their new label "nu-in."

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with Scott Galloway

    In the latest edition of the OMR Podcast, the Galloway and Westermeyer discuss the impact of corona on both sides of the Atlantic, and Galloway offers up his prognosis on how the pandemic will reshuffle the economy and why his own business figures to be one of the winners of the crisis.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with Jamie Oliver

    This is a special takeover episode by Fiete Gastro the culinary podcast produced by OMR and hosted by star German chef Tim Mälzer. Mälzer, whose nickname is the German Jamie Oliver for all of his contributions to creating awareness for food, cooking and health, is joined by the REAL Jamie Oliver! Tim and Jamie are a couple of old friends who met working in a kitchen in London a couple of decades ago, met up in Berlin last week to discuss nutrition and education, how they got to where they are now, reminisce about their London days with all sorts of anecdotes from the kitchen and talk in depth about Jamie’s new cookbook "Veggies".

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with Dave Pickles

    Dave Pickles co-founded one of the biggest companies you've never heard of in The Trade. In this episode of the OMR Podcast, Dave sits down with Philipp Westermeyer to discuss what The Trade Desk does, provides insights into its business model and the future for programmatic advertising.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with Sophie Trelles-Tvede

    For Sophie Trelles-Tvede, founding Invisibobble was a headache. Literally. Invisibobble, you see, is in the business of hair ties—something that always gave Tvede splitting headaches. But thanks to a bad taste party and a university in England that really wasn't challenging her, she came up with the idea for Invisibobble.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with David Bell

    Warby Parker (glasses), Away (suitcases), Casper (mattresses) and Harry's (razors) are just a few of the feathers in David Bell's professional cap. The DTC (direct-to-consumer) guru and ex-Wharton School of business prof turned investor dropped by the OMR podcast to discuss his role in the DTC economy, why the business model’s success can be traced back to exactly three reasons and to what extent DTC brands now need local branches.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with Billie Eilish

    In a rare podcast appearance, global pop icon Billie Eilish joins Philipp Westermeyer for only her second-ever podcast appearance.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with Gimlet Media co-founder Matt Lieber

    In this episode of the OMR Podcast, Gimlet Media co-founder Matt Lieber joins OMR founder Philipp Westermeyer to discuss the recent sale of Gimlet to Spotify, what the biggest issues are facing the podcast industry and just how lucrative the podcast industry can be.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with Sir Martin Sorrell

    In the OMR Podcast, Sir Martin talks about life post WPP, his new company S4 and how companies can compete in a world of digital walled gardens.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with Mike D (Beastie Boys)

    In this special edition of the OMR Podcast, OMR founder Philipp Westermeyer caught up with founding member Mike D in Berlin to discuss the new book, the band's legacy, why print sucks and coping with the loss of Adam "MC A" Yauch.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with VICE Head of International Dom Delport

    New Head of International at VICE, Dom Delport, on balancing being brand-friendly and audience first, the pressure of justifying a USD 5 billion evaluation, potential monetization strategies and podcasts.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with Taboola founder Adam Singolda

    The past 12 months have seen some drastic changes to the world's largest content-recommendation engine. From a 25% increase to the workforce and eclipsing USD 1B in revenue, to the successful launch of several new products, Taboola certainly seems to be on the up-and-up. In this episode, Heidi Stamer connects with founder and CEO Adam Singola in his return to the OMR Podcast to discuss the challenges of scaling up in a short timeframe, the importance of investing in AI and machine learning, the impact of its latest products and why life as a CEO isn't all that it's cracked up to be.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with Girlboss founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso

    Nasty Gal and Girlboss Founder Sophia Amoruso drops by the OMR Podcast to talk personal brand, learning from failure, the challenges of switching from eCommerce to a media company and what it’s like living in the public eye as a self-proclaimed introvert.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with 9GAG Founder Ray Chan

    In this episode of the OMR Podcast, Ray Chan sits down with Heidi Stamer to candidly discuss 9GAG’s story, it’s strategy for the present and its outlook for the future.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with Kevin Kelly, founding editor at Wired Magazine

    In today's episode of the OMR Podcast, founding executive editor at Wired, Kevin Kelly talks with OMR's Heidi Stamer about the invisibility of successful technology, offers up predictions on where tech is headed and why he hopes the West and the US is wrong and China is right.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with Superphone CEO Ryan Leslie

    In this episode of the OMR Podcast International Edition, tech entrepreneur and Grammy-nominated recording artist Ryan Leslie joins Heidi Stamer in the OMR Podcast. He talks about graduating Harvard at 19, his career as a first-mover on Youtube and its impact on building his brand and on his new project, Superphone.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with FiveThirtyEight Founder and number cruncher Nate Silver

    In this episode of the OMR Podcast International Edition, professional numbers guru Nate Silver, founder and Editor-in-Chief, talks data and numbers with guest host and Hamburg, Germany-based entrepreneur Erik Siekmann. The pair talked about misconceptions between predictions and forecasts, the similarities and differences between sports and politics, and why Silver’s “greatest failure” was no failure at all.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with 'Wait, but Why' Founder Tim Urban

    In episode 13 of the OMR Podcast, Tim Urban from “Wait, but Why” joined OMR Editor-in-Chief Roland Eisenbrand during the OMR Festival for a talk on the importance of quality content in audience building, catering to nerds and what it’s like working with Elon Musk.www.omr.com

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with Facebook's Mark Rabkin

    In episode 12 of the OMR Podcast, we welcome Facebook VP of Ads, Mark Rabkin to the show for a sit down with a pair of seasoned Hamburg tech pros on the future of ads, the evolution of user behavior on mobile, Rabkin’s preferred style of leadership, as well as what Facebook has learned in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.www.omr.com

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with Scott Galloway

    In this edition of the OMR Podcast, best-selling author and NYU professor Scott Galloway sits down with OMR founder Philipp Westermeyer. It’s an off-the-cuff discussion on current market dynamics, the state of digital in Germany, why the Four need to be broken up, as well as advice to up-and-coming entrepreneurs and why he feels Germany should be churning out more unicorns.www.omr.com

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with Founder & CEO of Yext Howard Lerman

    with Founder & CEO of Yext Howard Lerman.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with Taboola Founder Adam Singolda

    Adam Singolda spent 7 years in the Israeli Army as a tech analyst. In 2007, not even a year after getting out, he founded Taboola, a content discovery startup and just a few months after that, he packed up and set off for New York. A decade later, Taboola has expanded its global workforce at its 14 locations to 800 and is projected to hit over USD 1 billion in revenue this year. In this episode of the OMR Podcast, he talk about the industry is changing to accommodate ads at the end of articles, why Facebook is his company’s biggest competitor and why an IPO doesn’t make sense at present.www.omr.com

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with R/GA Founder Bob Greenberg

    Bob Greenberg, R/GA founder is a legend among ad agencies—although he could give a sh$t. Bob sat down with guest host and Thjnk founder Michael Trautmann on the OMR Podcast to find out why he likes repositioning the company once every nine years, his thoughts on Gary Vaynerchuk and which companies could make the leap and join the likes of Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with Youtube-Star Casey Neistat

    The OMR Podcast with YouTube star Casey Neistat at a glance:If you happen to not know who Casey Neistat is, this is who he is in his own words. (1:20) How did he start with YouTube and when did he first taste success? (2:40) What did Casey learn about himself in his YouTube vlog? (5:16) Why didn’t Casey begin advertising on his YouTube channel until very late on and why awareness is more important than money? (7:05) Who is the typical Casey fan on YouTube? (9:40) Why are Casey’s followers so loyal? (12:30) Why he doesn’t think the comment function on YouTube is unnecessary? (14:50) Are there any brands he thinks delivers excellent content on YouTube? (17:20) What is Casey’s role at CNN? (19:30) What are his storytelling tips for YouTube videos? (21:45) This is how much Casey works each day—and how is his first child is responsible for it? (22:30) Why does he make spots for products if he’s not getting paid? (24:20) Casey made a video for Samsung that ran during the Oscars. This was the inspiration for it. (27:32) Lightning Round on life’s big little questions—and Casey’s answers. (29:15)

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with Andrew 'Boz' Bosworth of Facebook

    with Andrew 'Boz' Bosworth of Facebook by Philipp Westermeyer, founder and CEO of OMR

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with Sean Ellis of GrowthHackers.com

    Growth hacking: it’s a concept as elusive among marketers as existence is among existentialists and umami among foodies. For marketing professionals, it’s a term that generates a myriad of meanings seemingly as varied as the people you ask.If there is one person who knows the ins and outs of growth hacking, it’s Sean Ellis.Not only did Sean invent the term, but his subsequent work has served to further pinpoint its meaning. In this week’s OMR Podcast, he delves into the finer points of how he defines growth hacking, how he helps companies, like Dropbox, achieve massive growth and what he recommends to marketers.The topics of discussion in this week’s OMR Podcast with Sean Ellis from GrowthHackers.com at a glance: What is growthhackers.com? (1:40) Is it true that Sean invented the term Growth Hacker? (2:31) How did Sean get his start in marketing during the first Internet boom? (3:53) Sean’s path via seveal billion-dollar companies to Growthhackers.com (9:57) How did he initially assist Dropbox boost their growth? (11:39) How does he locate the first users of a product to be able to learn form them? (13:18) What was the biggest growth driver for Dropbox? (14:38) What is the key success factor in growth hacking? (19:33) Does every Silicon Valley start up have a growth hacking team? (21:04) What has Sean observed in the new big players, like Uber, Airbnb and Netflix? (26:49) Is growth hacking harder to implement for smaller brands like Casper and Dollar Shave Club? (31:57) What is the common growth strategy at present for successful start ups? (40:41) Which German companies are on his radar? (45:27)

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with Brian Morrissey Digiday Editor-in-Chief

    Digiday Editor-in-Chief Brian Morrissey talks about the latest marketing trends in the OMR Podcast.2:43 Brian Morrissey’s first point: Paid content is the most important model for publishers in the future. 3:45 What are some examples of publishers who’ve already enjoyed success with paid content? 5:38 How is Google’s new content strategy setup? 7:00 What role will Snapchat play in the upcoming platform battles? 9:46 A question about Vice: How are they able to generate so much revenue with such little reach? 12:50 How has the Business Insider deal with Axel Springer been received? 15:16 Is display advertising already past its prime? 18:59 How does the agency model at Gary Vaynerchuk’s agency Vaynermedia work? 21:15 As a CMO at a major brand, which channel would Brian Morrissey invest his money in? 21:56 Why are influencers able to command so much money right now? 25:30 Brian’s take on some successful subscription models. 28:05 Why Brian Morrissey doesn’t get the way Tim Ferriss and Gary Vaynerchuk work. 32:25 Why did Brian stop attending CES or SXSW? 33:55 Is Donald Trump’s presidency a story of successful marketing? 36:25 Is it reasonable to say that Trump was elected through the assistance of companies like Cambridge Analytica and the clever use of Facebook ads helped get? 40:00 What does Brian Morrissey think about adblock plus? 43:46 Are there old school media companies that continue to produce quality work?

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with Gary Vaynerchuk

    CEO of a $100-million digital media agency, angel investor, author of bestsellers and entrepreneur. Despite all that, most people know Gary Vaynerchuk as a social media personality with 1.4 million Facebook fans. In the new OMR podcast, he took the time to tell us how he built up his personal brand, how much time he invests daily in social media and what his primary goal in life is.Gary Vaynerchuk’s journey from a child of Ukrainian immigrants to a champion marketer and investor with dreams of owning the New York Jets (2:27) How did he build his brand on social platforms? (4:51) How does Gary monetize his reach on various platforms? (7:39) How does he use his personal brand to boost other businesses? (9:12) How much time does he invest on his brand each day? (11:08) How would he describe what he does? (12:30) Did his celebrity help him acquire a large number of shares in Facebook and Twitter? (13:48) How did he generate the money he used to purchase such shares? (16:49) Why it’s important to be present on new platforms early on. (18:22) Platforms: How are things on musically, Snapchat and Instagram? What could be the next big thing? (19:23) What role do his books play? Is writing books still worthwhile? (21:02) Why is it important not to outsource social media activities?(21:53) How does he plan on reaching his goal of one day buying the New York Jets? And what does that say about his character? (22:51) Is it risky having his companies dependent on his name and energy? (24:25) “Planet of the Apps:” Along with Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow and Will.i.am (Black Eyed Peas), Gary is a panelist on a reality TV show. (26:13) What are the current “quick wins” in marketing? (26:42) What’s it like walking through New York as Gary Vaynerchuk? (28:22) What can people in attendance look forward to hearing at the Online Marketing Rockstars Conference on March 3? What will Gary be sharing on stage? (30:13) Who are some of Gary’s influences? Who are some speakers we need to know? (31:18)

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with Sourcepoint Founder Ben Barokas

    with Sourcepoint Founder Ben Barokas by Philipp Westermeyer, founder and CEO of OMR

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  • 12.11.2020
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    with LinkedIn Ad Chief Russell Glass

    with LinkedIn Ad Chief Russell Glass by Philipp Westermeyer, founder and CEO of OMR

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