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Marketing Showrunners

Helping you make your podcast more central to your brand and to your audience's life. Make a show that makes a difference.

By: Jay Acunzo on August 25th, 2020

Breaking Brand: Dissecting Buffer’s Big Bet on Podcasts and the Gin Lane Pivot to Pattern Brands

Most brands make podcasts that sound like everyone else’s. Something better doesn’t require massive budgets or decades of experience. Instead, we can start our process by addressing four core challenges: say something that matters, get listeners to the end, deepen relationships, and reinvent the show.
Today, 3 Clips host and Marketing Showrunners founder Jay Acunzo is joined by Ash Read from social media tech vendor Buffer. Ash was the visionary behind a 2019 series, Breaking Brand, which followed the pivot of one of the world’s most successful branding agencies, Gin Lane, into a home goods company, Pattern Brands. While the story itself is worth your time, the rationale behind Buffer making this show is even more worth it — IF your goal is to make a truly resonant podcast for your brand.



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Founder of Marketing Showrunners, host of 3 Clips and other podcasts and docuseries about creativity, and author of Break the Wheel. I’m trying to create a world where people feel intrinsically motivated by their work. Previously in content marketing and digital strategy at Google and HubSpot and VP of brand and community at the VC firm NextView. I write, tinker, and speak on stages and into microphones for a living. It’s weird but wonderful.

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