Pitcher This! Podcast

Brewing up stories + business advice with leading manufacturers and cpg brands.

On the Pitcher This! Podcast, we talk to founders and marketing managers about how they got into the industry and their brand origin stories. We cover everything from success in manufacturing, leveraging digital for business growth to what marketing tactics are needed to compete in CPG. We’re excited to discuss the inspirations, challenges, and memorable moments along the way.

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Meet the Host, Darren Fox

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I’m an entrepreneur with 20+ years of marketing experience and I like to approach to business differently. I’ve been a keynote speaker on various marketing topics and enjoy being a guest on other podcasts. I was born and raised in the Chicago area. I met my wife at a high school volleyball game and we’ve been together ever since, we have one daughter that is just as crazy as me.

Audience

Our listeners are consumers, cpg brands, distributors, suppliers, and manufacturers. The featured guests on our podcast are leaders who not only share their stories, but have become active listeners as well. With a monthly reach in the thousands and quickly growing, it is a great way to connect with those invested in the manufacturing and cpg industry. Each podcast episode is between 20-25 minutes and available on all major networks as well as shared across multiple social channels.

Founders + Marketing Managers

Our guests are business leaders within the manufacturing space and cpg industry. From early startups featured on Shark Tank, to mid market dominating retail chains, as well as exits and acquisitions. This allows for the best perspectives and inspiration for our listeners.

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In this episode of the Pitcher This! Podcast, Darren Fox discusses work environments with Esther Weinberg, the Founder and Chief Leadership Development Officer of The Ready Zone, and how they can be improved. The two go through the common pitfalls that many companies make, the importance of trust within organizations, and the growing emphasis on mental health. They also touch on how to maintain social relationships despite the difficulties of remote work. Stay tuned for more!

How To Grow a Sustainable Brand With Liz Skalla of GIVN

Darren Fox takes some time to interview Liz Skalla, the EVP of GIVN, to talk about what it takes to grow a sustainable brand. They start with the company’s story and how they found success early on. They then shift into the specific marketing strategies they used to survive their greatest trials. Outside of GIVN, they also discuss topics such as B Corporation certification, brand development, and how to reach an audience.

How To Boost Your Digital Content and Marketing on LinkedIn With Steven Jack of BuildingPoint

In this episode of Pitcher This!, Darren Fox talks with Steven Jack, the Director of Business Development and Strategy at BuildingPoint Midwest and Gulf Coast, to talk about marketing on LinkedIn. They discuss the key ways to build and maintain a social media presence along with which kind of content thrives on the site. Steven also touches on digital and print media and the significant differences between the two.

Growing Profitable Businesses Through Sales Enablement With Jason Kammes of Brand Wings

Darren Fox interviews Jason Kammes, the CEO of Brand Wings, to discuss sales enablement and how to market your brand. On this episode of Pitcher This! Podcast, they talk about Jason’s own career and what led him to start the company. They also discuss the best marketing tactics for growing your business, the challenges presented by different industries, and finding inspiration through challenges. Stay tuned!

Breathing New Life Into American Manufacturing With Jason Azevedo of MRCA

In this episode of the Pitcher This! Podcast, Darren Fox has a detailed conversation with Jason Azevedo, the CSO of the MRCA, to go over manufacturing in America and how they are revitalizing the industry. They talk about why Jason and his brother started the MRCA and the work they do in plants. They also discuss how they make their employees happy and ultimately help them be more productive.

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