Faces of Marketing

Faces of Marketing

The Faces of Marketing podcast, hosted by Ryan Buchanan explores the human stories, careers, and lives of different people and their perspectives at all levels of the marketing + creative profession. The interviews dive deep into how people grew up and the formative experiences that shape who they are today.

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    Faces of Marketing with Tim Goldsmid, VP Marketing of Jack Link's

    I had the chance to interview an old friend who I nearly killed (youthful bravado + inexperience) in a mountaineering climb up Mt. Hood 20 years ago - Tim Goldsmid, VP of Marketing at Jack Link's, the largest and tastiest beef jerky company in the country. Tim shares his story of a life turning point in college where he took a year off during college to work in Crested Butte, Colorado. From that point onwards, his career has taken off! Tim shares his take on how major consumer brands will need to adapt to hyper-personalize their marketing efforts to be relevant in the near future.

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    Faces of Marketing with Jill Nelson, founder of Ruby Receptionists

    Learn how one of Oregon's top entrepreneurs, Jill Nelson - founder/CEO of Ruby Receptionists, overcame some significant challenges in high school to run a 500 employee company that is one of the nations' Best Companies to Work. Jill was highly influenced by her Mom who was an artist + forbid Jill and her brothers to play by the rules and her Dad was an engineer and creator of systems. Jill herself is this beautiful melding of Accountant / Creative / Rule-breaker / Entrepreneur.

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    #13 Faces of Marketing with Kim Malek, founder of Salt + Straw

    Kim Malek, founder/CEO of Salt + Straw - the most iconic artisan ice cream company in Portland + the country, talks about overcoming a seemingly insurmountable challenge of her father's business + the family going bankrupt her freshman year in college. Kim worked her way through college at tiny coffee company called Starbucks + eventually lived her dream of starting an ice cream company. Oh, and Kim is a state champion Synchronized Swimmer, too.

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    #12 Faces of Marketing with Su Embree, President of DHM Research

    Su Embree has this unique skill of listening to anyone talk and getting a profound insight that even the presenter doesn't know. Su 'Data Queen' Embree became President of DHM Research 20 years ago and recently co-founded a non-profit called Emerging Leaders that is creating pathways to leadership for professionals of color from college to company executives. When Su was 10 yrs old, she wanted to be 3 things - a Spy, an owner of a B and B, and a CEO. She's on her way!

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    #11 Faces of Marketing with Sadie Lincoln, founder of barre3

    Intentions become Thoughts become Things. After moving 13 times in the first 8 yrs of her life, Sadie Lincoln grew up on a commune in Eugene, Oregon. At 21 yrs old, she had a vision of becoming a teacher of teachers in the fitness + wellness world. A dozen years later, that vision became barre3 - creating a movement of 100,000+ women in 98 countries around the world.

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    #10 Faces of Marketing with Jenelle Isaacson, founder of Living Room Realty

    As a kid, Jenelle Isaacson wanted to be a Punk Rock Nun when she grew up. Part of her wish came true as the lead singer of punk rock band Spread Eagle which naturally led her into being a real estate agent + starting Living Room Realty. Jenelle created a niche with clients who didn't fit the "perfect image" mold.

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    #8 Faces of Marketing with Julie Sullivan, co-founder of Ground Up PDX

    Living in Uganda at 22 yrs old + managing 200 women workers brought Julie Sullivan face-to-face with labor strikes + advocating for women's safety. She matured decades in just a couple years and came back to Portland, Oregon to start Ground Up PDX - an almond + cashew butter company that is all about social good, too!

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    #7 Faces of Marketing with Rebecca Armstrong, NORTH agency Managing Director

    Growing up in the England, Rebecca Armstrong learned when to go with the flow and when not to. In the creative agency world, it's adapt or die. On a whim, she decided to hop the pond all the way to Portland, Oregon in 1992 and has been here ever since. She runs a bad ass branding agency called North.

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    #6 Faces of Marketing - with Eli Caudillo & Ryan Buchanan

    As an 8 yr old boy, Eli Caudillo moved from Mexico to a tiny town in Washington called Trout Lake, near Mt. Adams. He was the first in his family to go to college and figured out from a standardized test that he was always meant to be a Designer!

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