So I feel like I should start this podcast by singing “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” because today I get to talk to Deborah Marquardt who is the Chief Marketing Officer of The Diamond Producers Association. This is a new association that started in 2016 and their mission is to protect and promote the integrity and reputation of diamonds and the diamond industry. The thing that I was most fascinated with was how Deborah was able to help start a conversation shift around diamonds going from the traditional fairytale to more authentic storytelling.
Today, I get to talk to Lisa Schoder who is currently the lead on Ford’s US Integrated Marketing and Media team. Before that, she was an engineer. How often do you hear that story? After 11 years as an engineer in the engineering department at Ford, she made a shift and worked her way up through the marketing department. It’s a really fascinating story.
Want to hear what it’s like to go from a huge brand to an innovative, burgeoning start-up? Take a listen to Tressie Lieberman who’s currently the Chief Marketing Officer at Snap Kitchen where she joined in 2016 to take the start-up brand to the next level. She was formerly at Taco Bell and Pizza Hut leading all of their digital efforts and did an amazing job leading these social-first brands. She’s now bringing all of that energy and excitement to what I believe, is the future of healthy eating, using Snap Kitchen. You’re going to be blown away.
There’s a lot about community in social media . There is so much about the beauty of people connecting and having conversations. And to our next guest, that’s very important but it’s also important to use social media to actually drive business. I loved interviewing Keira Krausz who is the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Nutrisystem. She gave some great insights into how they’re using social media and how they’re cutting through the clutter to drive business and to surprise and delight customers.
I am so excited to bring you this next guest because I have admired her fashion, her fun and her social media savvy for a long time. I’d love to introduce you to Thea Neal. She’s the social media leader at Hallmark Cards where she manages Instagram for Hallmark Gold Crown stores. She does a terrific job and she’s also the host of a video series that they do which, I watch religiously.