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Postindustrial, Pitchwerks Podcast, #156 Jim Krenn – No Restrictions

#156 – Jim Krenn – No Restrictions

/ By Kim Palmiero

Jim Krenn is the creator and co-host of the successful “No Restrictions” podcast, now produced by the team at the Pittsburgh Current. He has stayed local to his hometown of Pittsburgh and still remained successful in his entertainment career, which now spans more than 30 years. Jim Krenn will always be a comedian — many Pittsburghers think of him as the personality that put the WDVE morning show on the map, others as the backbone of Nickelodeon’s cult hit “Action League Now!”

Postindustrial, Pitchwerks Podcast, #155 Katie Dudas – Scarehouse

#155 – Katie Dudas – Scarehouse

/ By Kim Palmiero

It’s October, so let’s talk about Scarehouse, the nation’s top haunted attraction! Scot’s friend Katie Dudas – aka Dudders – is the sales and marketing director for the all of the various Scarehouse projects and attractions, and this week she opens her playbook all the way up for Pitchwerks listeners. Immersive experiences, data analytics, geography, social media, customer reviews, and what regular retailers can learn from attractions like Scarehouse and its sister properties — everything’s on the table. If you’re in the area, be sure to thank Katie for sharing her insights by checking out the Scarehouse “Scream District” in Pittsburgh’s Strip District all this month!

Postindustrial, Pitchwerks Podcast, #154 Andrew Knox – AKM Productions

#154 Andrew Knox – AKM Productions

/ By Kim Palmiero

From the individual operator working a sales or marketing job on their own, to the major ad agency or corporate brand, everyone’s in the media business right now. This week’s Pitchwerks features Andrew Knox of AKM Productions. AKM is the company behind a couple of media production toolboxes, such as Remaster Media and Kontent Core, and Andrew is the CEO and founder behind all of it. With Remaster Media, Andrew is looking to give content creators a fast way to master their products, and with Kontent Core, he provides professionally produced clips through an efficient self-service window. Andrew talks to Scot about making your own material, the complexities of licensing tracks, and what he has learned from building all of these products.

Postindustrial, Pitchwerks Podcast, #153 – Gina Vensel | Sensi Pittsburgh

#153 Gina Vensel – Sensi Pittsburgh

/ By Kim Palmiero

There was a time, not that long ago, when selling ads and sponsorships in a “pro-cannabis lifestyle magazine” would have sounded like an insurmountable challenge in Western Pennsylvania. Things are changing though, because Gina Vensel is bringing Sensi – a free, pro-cannabis lifestyle magazine – to her hometown of Pittsburgh. Gina has assembled the sponsors and advertisers necessary to make Sensi Pittsburgh successful, and this week she answers Scot MacTaggart’s questions on messaging, strategy and how Gina and her team target prospective clients as they build the Pittsburgh version of a well-known publication.

Postindustrial, Pitchwerks Podcast, #152 – Elyce Henkin | AKA NYC

#152 Elyce Henkin – AKA NYC

/ By Kim Palmiero

This week, we get a call from New York City! Elyce Henkin jumps on the line with Scot MacTaggart to talk about how marketing and advertising work in the world’s most competitive theater market. Elyce is the director of partnerships and brand experience at AKA NYC, and her firm handles the marketing for major Broadway shows like Come From Away, The Prom, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Elyce and Scot spend quite a bit of time talking about how important it is to find and use an authentic voice and approach when you’re marketing art with a specific message and point of view, and also analyze how partnerships are formed with brands like Kenneth Cole.

Postindustrial, Pitchwerks Podcast, #151 – Mike Capsambelis – Awesome Pittsburgh

#151 Mike Capsambelis – Awesome Pittsburgh

/ By Kim Palmiero

If you’re not familiar with the Awesome Foundation or Awesome Pittsburgh, then you have to check out this week’s show. If you go to an Awesome Pittsburgh pitch party, you’ll leave with a smile on your face, after seeing a bunch of locals proposing off-the-wall civic improvement ideas in search of a $1,000 grant. This week’s guest is Scot’s friend Mike Capsambelis, a founder and trustee of Awesome Pittsburgh who gets to vote on these pitches, and a very smart guy who oversees projects at Google. Mike explains what kinds of pitches they get, how they judge them, and what he thinks you should do if you want your project to be selected.

Postindustrial, Pitchwerks Podcast, #150 Ingrid Cook – SHzoom

#150 Ingrid Cook – SHzoom

/ By Kim Palmiero

Later this year, Ingrid Cook and the SHzoom team will bring their long-awaited “Uptime” product to market to assist fleets with minor accidents and other types of service. Uptime’s release is the latest milestone on a 10-year journey that began when Ingrid had a regular job working for someone else. Along the way, Ingrid’s team has assembled a portfolio of patents, performed extensive customer discovery and market validation, and taken a beta version of the offering to test users. This week, Ingrid comes into the Epicast Studios to talk to Scot MacTaggart and the Pitchwerks audience about self-discipline, to debate about luck, and talk about some of the other paths that SHzoom could have taken.

Postindustrial, Pitchwerks Podcast, #149 John Conturo – Conturo Prototyping

#149 John Conturo – Conturo Prototyping

/ By Kim Palmiero

Conturo Prototyping is a crazy place. They create the first few versions of new components so that inventions can be perfected and turned into new products. Right now, while you’re reading this, they’re building parts for new products that you probably haven’t even imagined, and they’re still a very young company.This week, John sits down with Scot MacTaggart to explain his company’s rapid success, the challenges of cash flow, and the business of building parts for autonomous trucks and mechanical lungs, and trying to level up so he can equip the International Space Station.

Postindustrial, Pitchwerks Podcast, #148 Kevin Kelly and Doug Reynolds – Rhabit + DDI

#148 Kevin Kelly and Doug Reynolds – Rhabit + DDI

/ By Kim Palmiero

This week we’re talking strategic investment with our old friend Kevin Kelly, CEO of Rhabit Analytics, and Doug Reynolds, EVP of Development Dimensions International (DDI), who counts technology and innovation efforts among his responsibilities there.

Postindustrial, Pitchwerks Podcast, Jason Jones Idea Foundry

#147 Jason Jones – Idea Foundry

/ By Kim Palmiero

Jason is a great guest, and Idea Foundry does important innovation and economic development work. Applications for their Equitable Entrepreneurship program (EE) are now being accepted through August 18th, and you are really going to want to tell someone about it.

Postindustrial, Pitchwerks #146 Toni Murphy, Bill Flanagan – Allegheny Conference

#146 Toni Murphy, Bill Flanagan – Allegheny Conference

/ By Kim Palmiero

This week’s guests are incredible! We have Toni Murphy, vice president of sales and marketing for Comcast, and Bill Flanagan, the iconic host of WPXI TV’s Our Region’s Business – and they’re in to talk about their work with the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.

Postindustrial, Pitchwerks #145 John Feghali – Toaster Party

#145 John Feghali – Toaster Party

/ By Kim Palmiero

Super fun show this week! Milena Roucka – who wrestling fans will know better as WWE’s Rosa Mendes – comes into the studio to talk about Totally Fit Mama, the business she started with her partner Courtney Daylong.

Postindustrial, Pitchwerks #144 Milena Roucka – Totally Fit Mama

#144 Milena Roucka – Totally Fit Mama

/ By Kim Palmiero

Super fun show this week! Milena Roucka – who wrestling fans will know better as WWE’s Rosa Mendes – comes into the studio to talk about Totally Fit Mama, the business she started with her partner Courtney Daylong.

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#143 Kurt Schnieders – DCC Executive Consulting

/ By Kim Palmiero

Kurt Schnieders has had the kind of career that most of us can only dream of.He is best known for having been the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Dick’s Sporting Goods, and before that he was the CIO of L Brands, the corporate parent of Victoria’s Secret.

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#142 Aaron Watson – Piper Creative

/ By Kim Palmiero

This week our good friend Aaron Watson, the host of Going Deep with Aaron Watson and the CEO of Piper Creative is here to demystify LinkedIn and social content strategy for all of us.Aaron and his partner Hannah Phillips have done a great job in developing their message.

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#141 Zak Slayback – How to Get Ahead

/ By Kim Palmiero

This week, Zak tells us about how he took personal definitions of success into consideration in and his collaboration with McGraw Hill Education publishing.

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#139 Comeback Capital Conference

/ By Kim Palmiero

We got an invitation to take a road trip to Youngstown, Ohio to visit our friend Robb Myer from Comeback Capital at the Comeback Conference.

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#138 Dr. Doug Nelson – Lumis

/ By Kim Palmiero

We got an invitation to take a road trip to Youngstown, Ohio to visit our friend Robb Myer from Comeback Capital at the Comeback Conference.

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