Connecting With Media



Karina Nova is an Emmy winning journalist serving as the weekend anchor and a general assignment reporter for 10TV News. During this episode, Karina gives examples of what makes a good and bad media pitch, along with ways that new and established businesses and nonprofits can start building relationships with their local media stations.


Creativity and Coffee



Twin passions for coffee and entrepreneurship have driven Greg Ubert’s career for 25 years. As the owner of Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea, Greg speaks to the importance of thinking beyond a retail coffee shop to better connect with his community, creating opportunities along with new specialty coffee and tea flavors.


Establishing a Personal Brand



Mike Rudd, partner with Hutchison Media Consultants and creator of Hashtag 59, discusses how to create and maintain an authentic personal brand both online and in the community. Mike gives takeaways on how to market your personal brand, manage your social media accounts and ultimately make connections by being yourself.


Servant Leadership



Shannon Lee, the Executive Director of Relā, defines “Servant Leadership” and how leadership training can make all types of professionals lead better, happier lives both at home and in the office. This episode gets to the root of most negative leadership behaviors, and gives an easy step you can take today to start improving your leadership skills!


Building Strategic Partnerships



Hillary Bates, Strategic Partnership Director with the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, is responsible for the Zoo’s corporate sponsorship strategy, business development, partner activation and more. On this episode of BBB Sparkcast, we establish a strategic approach for building partnerships that both nonprofit and for-profit organizations can use to help further their mission and reach their target audience.


Create Your Own Podcast



Learn the basics to creating your own podcast from Brett Johnson, owner of Circle270Media Podcast Consultants and the local sales manager with North American Broadcasting Company. Brett discusses affordable platforms, content strategy and equipment to help you get started. Interested listeners can email podcast@circle270media.com for access to a quick start guide, equipment recommendations, apps, publishing platforms and more!


Finding Work-Life Balance



Justin Moodley is a marketing strategist at LASANAN, a digital agency located in Columbus, Ohio, and a father of two. In this episode, we dive into work-life balance strategies that both entrepreneurs and employees can use to better focus 100% on what is at hand – be that a project for your job, or dinner with your family.


Traditional Media in a Social Media World



Jim Pontius, owner of Hutchison Media Consultants, has a history working with traditional media in Central Ohio. Jim talks about the “pillars of advertising”, many of his marketing influences and the importance of utilizing both traditional and social media when advertising your company.


Holiday Giving



Beth Fetzer-Rice is the Executive Director of The Homeless Families Foundation, a Columbus, Ohio charity founded in 1986. With #GivingTuesday and the holiday season right around the corner, Beth speaks on the importance of researching a charity before donating – for your own protection against untrustworthy organizations, and to be able to help the charity in the best way possible.