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Heard your inner “Marketing Voices”?

Well, I had a chance to chat with Jeremiah‘s future colleague and fellow “Podtech”nologist — Jennifer Jones, earlier today. For those of you, who haven’t heard, Jennifer runs Podtech’s Marketing Podcast Series titled “Marketing Voices“. It’s a unique blend of marketing speak with podcast interviews of a broad range of marketers (corporate and otherwise).

As a marketing blogger focused on corporate marketing, I’ve always felt that Jennifer’s podcast talks to marketing audiences in much the same way as Marketing Nirvana does. I’m sure that everyone who reads my blog will definitely enjoy the podcasts crafted by Jennifer and team.

My favorite marketing podcasts from Jennifer are her interviews with Steve Rubel, Debbie Weil, and James Druckrey (explaining Seagate’s Social Media Strategy).

Some of my suggestions to Jennifer were to:

1. Start a Blog
2. Transition to video blogging
3. Interview my favorite marketers. Here’s the first set (there are so many more…)

* Guy Kawasaki (Marketing/Evangelism)
* Seth Godin (Internet Marketing)
* Eric Kintz (Corporate Marketing)
* David Armano (Advertising)
* Ann Handley (Marketing Journalism)

Actually, this is a great segue to Ann’s last post on podcasting “Podcasting as Child’s Play“, which she ends with:

I guess my take-away from the West El podcast was that voice has the capacity to stir the soul and engage an audience to a far greater degree than even I realized. And if organizations can find a way to harness the power of the podcast (that makes sense, given their marketing goals), they should consider it.

Jennifer definitely makes Podcasting seem like Child’s Play. I eagerly await her entry into the marketing blogosphere and the community!

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11 Responses

  1. Mario: I enjoy reading your blog and will definitely approach some of your favorite marketers. I was on Guy’s advisory board for many years at Garage so i know him well. He is definitely one of the best innovators and marketers I know. If any of your readers has other suggestions for Marketing Voices please email me: Thanks!


  2. CK says:

    Mario: Having met you I have a suggestion for you–I think you should videoblog. Your readers see how smart you are, but they don’t know how engaging you are. I’ve met you and think you’d knock us dead (and, as you know, I possess not only smarts, but excellent taste).

    You meet so many cool people you could ask ’em a question or two. I just think you’d be great at vlogging.

    I too will look into it. Right now I’m working up another program so maybe after I can turn to it.


  3. Mario Sundar says:


    Please do continue reading the blog. As I mentioned earlier, I’d love to see you start your own blog. It’d also be great to see you interview my all-time favorite — Guy Kawasaki and the rest.

    Wishing you and your talented team the very best!


  4. Mario Sundar says:


    Good to see you again. Thanks for your kind words!

    I truly believe in this age of citizen marketing, each of us is called to be a video blogger. As you and I have briefly discussed, it’s got its inherent challenges but it’d be great to definitely try.

    I’m hoping to purchase a new camera with some video capabilities and it’d definitely be great to attempt creating some cool marketing content – fit for YouTube!

    And then we can maybe do a Coast-to-coast Marketing Show with reporting from our community of marketers!


  5. CK says:

    I’m all over that one baby! I will start to vlog–like I said (but can’t share just yet),I’m focused on a knowledge-share program first.

    But I would love to vlog alongside you…from the left coast to right.


  6. […] I’m going to echo Mario Sundar, who wants more of Jennifer Jones, my future colleague at Podtech. […]


  7. Mario Sundar says:

    Way to go, CK!

    Probably we can work something out pretty soon.

    Thanks, Jeremiah, for a great write-up on Jennifer and her awesome Marketing Voices program.

    Wishing you the very best, at your new stint at Podtech!


  8. Great blog with good information, thank you!


  9. Mario Sundar says:

    Thanks, Brent, for swinging by.

    I look forward to your increased participation.


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  11. […] on Marketing Profs today. I remember the first feedback I gave Jennifer when I met her was — start a blog, start video blogging and please interview Guy! (all of which she’s been kind enough to incorporate) And, with the unique marketing voice she […]


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