Barney Loehnis has a diverse rich background as a Chief Digital Officer, in digital transformation, customer experience, digital product management & integrated marketing. He gives us insight into the future of work and how data can help us make better choices in our lives.
Kim Parnell is the co-founder and Chief Evangelist of Blank – a ground-breaking technology that builds apps automatically without code, thus making app development available to everyone. She’s a social media influencer, a professional speaker, a fitness enthusiast and a startup veteran with a successful exit under her belt. Her passion for Blank comes from her frustration in finding a technical partner during the early phases of her first software startup. Alongside the team at Blank, she’s working to level the playing field so that anyone with an idea and the ambition to make it happen has the tools they need to do so.
We chat with Nico Bouchard, CEO and Founder of Sex Positive Diagnostics of Macrofluidics Ltd. His biotech product is an at-home self diagnosis kit for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Nico tells us about his experience in becoming a biotech founder from his previous profession as a teacher. He also shares with us the benefits of being part of the Rebel Bio accelerator in Cork, Ireland.
Joel Beckerman is founder and leader of MMM, Man Made Music is a strategic music and sound studio. MMM score entertainment and brand experiences by creating and curating soundtracks and sonic ids. Joel Beckerman is an award-winning composer and author and had the vision to set up MMM, when very few saw the value in sound. Fast forward to today and Joel is a leader in his field and his services employed by Global, forward-thinking brands. Joel is author of the great book ‘The Sonic Boom: How Sound Transforms the Way We Think, Feel, and Buy’. We discuss the book, the main insights and how you can use sound to transform your brand and yourself.
Shep Hyken is an author, amazer and consultant on customer service. Shep began his customer amazement at the ripe age of 12 with his magic shows and tells us how some early lessons from his parents shaped his career. We talk Amazon, Netflix, Nordstrom. Shep tells us how customer amazement is a philosophy and not a thing you just do. Packed with some great anecdotes, this is a great conversation. For more on Shep and customer amazement be sure to visit www.Hyken.com and check out Shep Hyken titles such as ‘Amaze Every Customer Every Time’ The Amazement Revolution and The Cult of the Customer, all available here and listed here. Also check out Hyken.com, Shep TV and the online courses available here.
Closer IQ CEO and Founder Jordan Wan joins us to discuss how an overarching company philosophy of customer care and a service mindset drives his company to success. Closer IQ is a modern recruitment company, which matches ideal sales candidates with the right companies. Jordan focusses heavily on his own company values to drive the company to success. In this great chat Jordan tells us about how he formed the company, how he instills values and how he sees the future of sales.
On this week’s innovation show we talk to serial entrepreneur and founder of College Times and currently
We talk about his entrepreneurial drive. His trials and tribulations with College Times and his unwavering resilience and ultimately his decision to sell College Times and move on.
In this warts and all chat we also discuss the broken model and methodologies in digital marketing.
We also talk to CEO and founder of Cognikids
You can find out more about Olwynn and Cognikids at https://cognikids.com/
We talk to co-founders of
We talk to CEO and Founder of OCREX and AutoEntry about his journey from recession to the brink of abundance. Brendan Woods is
David found that most leadership content is great, but the delivery is geared towards academics, not
David is also Editor of the great blog Leadersayswhat.
On this week’s show we talk to David about the traits of true
Robert Farrell is Director of the Digital Marketing academy and we talk Dark Social. Robert explains what it is, what the latest trends are and how
Niamh Sherwin Barry is one of the 4 founders of the Irish Fairy Door company. This is a great tale of adversity, imagination and influence. http://www.theirishfairydoorcompany.com/
We speak to Velocidi CEO David Dunne and MD Alan McNab. We hear their great back stories and how they met. We hear how and why they formed Velocidi and the ambitions behind the Marketing Automation and Intelligence Platform driven by AI. www.velocidid.com
Niamh Sherwin Barry is one of the 4 founders of the Irish Fairy Door company. This is a tale of adversity, imagination and influence. http://www.theirishfairydoorcompany.com/
Fred Jacobs is President and Founder of Jacobs Media.
We have an honest no holding back chat about radio, the blockers to its future and indeed some ways it can survive in the future.
Fred has emerged over the past two decades as one of radio’s leading visionaries. He founded Jacobs Media in 1983, when he had the notion that Album Rock could be fragmented by the creation of the Classic Rock format.
Prior to launching the company, Fred spent the majority of his time designing and managing research projects as the Director of Research for the Radio and Publishing divisions for Frank N. Magid Associates, a leading research and consulting firm. Later, Fred became Director of Radio Research for the ABC-FM Owned and Operated Radio Stations. From there, Fred gravitated to the station side, becoming program director for legendary WRIF-FM in Detroit, before forming Jacobs Media.
You can find Fred and his blog on http://jacobsmedia.com/
We also talk to Rory O’Farrell about his startup www.melosity.com. Melosity.com us the easiest way for musicians to collaborate online. Rory is ably support and mentored by Fred Karlsson, founder of Donedeal.ie.
We get an insight into the product and Fred’s mentorship.
We talk to Niklas Jansen, co-founder of the awesome app Blinkist. Blinkist summarises top books in audio and text format so you can try before you buy. It is a must have app at a very affordable price. www.blinkist.com
We have a very special guest with Robert Scoble, co-author of “The Age of Context” and “The Fourth Transformation” with Shel Israel. The Scobleizer tells us about what is coming down the track in the MR space. He tells us about Apple’s game changing moves, acquisitions. The Futurist with Upload VR also tells us about the great uses he has seen for AR, VR and MR. He talks Magic Leap, Hololens, HTC and much much more, worth a listen. Please forgive the crappy sound as we did this at a conference. https://uploadvr.com/
We also talk to Niklas Jansen, co-founder of the awesome app Blinkist. Blinkist summarises top books in audio and text format so you can try before you buy. It is a must have app at a very affordable price. www.blinkist.com
This week we talk habits, from habit-forming products to positive habits to corporate habits, even down to your gym routine we have it on the show.
We talk to the author of ‘Habit Factor’ (and ‘Pressure Paradox’) Martin Grunburg. Martin is also founder of the top productivity (iOS and Android) app sharing the very same name The Habit Factor’. The book laid the important foundation; the ideas about habit development and habit alignment for more efficient goal achievement, and the app supplied the readers a real-life tool that enabled them to apply those ideas. http://www.thehabitfactor.com/
We are also rejoined by the Prophet of Habit forming products Nir Eyal. Nir discusses the ethics around habit forming products, gives us a recap of his Hook model and tells us about his great upcoming summit, the Habit Summit in San Fran on April 4th and 5th 2017 http://habitsummit.com/.
We talk to No.1 Global “Digital Marketing Influencer”, 2016 and Forbes “Top 20 Influencers of CMO’s” in 2017, Jeff Bullas. As an influencer Jeff tells us how to engage an influencer to excel in influence marketing. He also lets us know a bit about his mindset and what drives him.
We talk to Gisela Hausmann, author of nine books, including award-winning “Naked Determination” Gisela is an email evangelist, and an expert Amazon reviewer and review coach.
Finally, we talk to Lisa Marie Clinton, founder and CEO of Avail (Assisted Visuals Achieving Independent Living). Avail is a portable, discreet virtual assistant. It works as an e-learning app and web portal for children and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The app and site deliver smart prompts based on the person’s ability, so it is personalised to the user.
We talk to 2 wonderful guests. Scott Galloway talks about the 4 horsemen, Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon. We talk about a future for traditional media, we talk retail and we talk voice.
Gene Fein is a serial entrepreneur, inventor and innovator. He tells us about his illustrious career from organizing gigs with Bob Dylan to developing a miracle product with CBD called Therajoy. We also talk about the pitfalls of innovation and change.
We talk to Ian McClean, founder of Flow Group, a specialist Leadership and Organisational Development consultancy working for change across global organizations for the past quarter century. We talk corporate culture and how culture can lead to profound success.
Aidan Connolly recounts his tale of starting from scratch and the blockers to data driven company adoption.
Ron Immink, PJ Fitzptrick, Andrew Keogh and Eileen Byrne MD Clanwilliam Health
Book Buzz, Educate4health, Aristo & Clanwlliam Health
Kathy Troy Strategy Director at MCCP tell us all about Gen Z and more
Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.”
Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products.
In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir’s writing has been featured in The Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today.
Nir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. Some of his past investments include: Eventbrite, Product Hunt, Pantry, Marco Polo, Presence Learning, 7 Cups, Pana, Symphony Commerce, Worklife (acquired by Cisco) and Refresh.io (acquired by LinkedIn).
Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University.
TVadSync co-founders Pieter Oonk and Ronan Higgins discuss the business of innovation and how they developed TVadSync to where it is now.
Simon Cocking – Co-Founder Irish Tech News on Digital Media, Social Distribution, Content Marketing and loads more.
David talks Chatbots, Digital and much more.
Larry Bass – CEO Shinawil Productions talks to us about his foundations, his philosophies, his growth mindset and his desire for innovation in his company and sector.
CEO and founder of Happy Marketing and Media Fergal O’Connor takes us through his journey through industries as he went from Radio to Press to TV to Digital and now enters the world of Innovation and startups with buymedia.
We talk about innovation at Uber, marketing, mapping, Data and the future of driving.
Kieran Harte, MD, Uber Ireland and N.I. John Dennehy, CEO & Founder, Zartis. Fergal O’Connor, CEO & Founder Happy Marketing and Media and buymedia.ie
We talk about driverless cars, maps, innovation, empowering workforces, fostering innovation, skills gaps, working locations, digital marketing, new selling and media buying.
Séamus Byrne is a pioneer of UX in Ireland, he tells us all about UX and its importance and the UX festival he co-founded here in Ireland.
Dubliner. Designer @Graphic_Mint Co-Founder @UXIreland and Speaker about #UX #CX #IxD & #Storytelling by Day. Singer and Musician by Night.
Check out the festival here http://uxireland.net/
Stephen founded Olytico in 2009, having developed his early career in journalism, software and sponsorship. He is a World Economic Forum Young Global Shaper, serves on the Dublin Chamber of Commerce Council and is a director of the Irish Internet Association.
Stephen is a highly regarded conference speaker, having addressed audiences at numerous events including the Sport and New Media Conference in Paris, the Dublin Web Summit, DMX, The MBA Conference and the National Digital Media and Marketing Summit. When he’s not analysing data, Stephen also lectures in Online Journalism in Griffith College Dublin.
Stephen has never seen a sunrise or sunset that he didn’t Instagram and now boasts an impressive online collection.
Larry Bass, CEO of Shinawil Productions on the Future of Content and the road ahead.
Stephen O’Leary, CEO of Olytico on Social Listening and data.
Karen Hennessey CEO of DCCoI on the importance of design.
Séamus Byrne, co-founder of UX Ireland on UX.
We talk to Naughty America’s Ian Paul on Digital Publishing and Innovation in the Adult Industry with a ton of lessons for anyone in the content business.
Naughty America’s Ian Paul on Innovation in the Adult Industry, James Corbett on VR and Simvirtua, Garry Connolly on Host in Ireland and Collaboration.
Founder and CEO of Saastock and Saascribe tells us his story from Saas salesman to Saas leader.
We talk to the great Seth Godin in a warts and all chat about the state of the nation. We talk about his mindset, we discuss how his books have not dated and how they are as relevant today as they were ten years ago.
We talk about parenting, digital marketing and how the product IS the marketing in today’s world.
Well worth a listen.
The guys tell us about how they met, found common interest, built a company and create a culture of play and innovation.
Seth Godin gives us some tips on Innovation, The Challenges of parenting, outliers, heretics, mavericks and how being different is good. Pete Dice tells us all about the art of the Hackathon. vStream founders Niall O’Driscoll and Andrew Jenkinson tell us about their company and how they foster a culture of Innovation.