[Interview] Steven, Melissa, Alan and John Bertino do a catch up interview about the Creative Hustler season one!
[00:30] What’s up, Creative Hustlers!
[00:55] Joining us today is the more than famous, John Bertion.
[01:27] Steven & Melissa are going on a journey to Germany, and other places.
[01:50] Melissa & Steve will be listening to Journey, while on a journey to Germany.
[02:37] John Bertino was the FIRST Creative Hustler guest, almost 14 months ago!
[02:40] What’s been going on with John since Episode 2!
[03:20] John’s got a SoCal Marketing Club event, and you should join them!
[03:50] John opened a The Agency Guy office in the East Coast!
[04:16] Here’s a little about what The Agency Guy is!
[04:35] You can’t wear white socks.
[05:05] Surrounded by boxes, we’re ready to recap this amazing season!
[06:38] Hot Topic: Linkedin Metamorphosis
[07:13] Linkedin Pulse!
[07:30] How often are you posting on LinkedIn?
[08:14] Everyone is cramming B2B content on to LinkedIn, especially the upper level Execs.
[08:50] Should you get personal on LinkedIn, or conservative?
[09:40] If you’re over 25, you need to listen to this! You are too conservative.
[10:25] What is your story?
[11:20] Your thought pattern changes are you grow.
[12:10] You’ve got to push your professional identity.
[12:35] John Bertino’s example of LinkedIn content.
[13:30] What do you want to communicate with your brand?
[14:15] Don’t be the ME show.
[15:00] Corporate America will look at your social content to hire you.
[15:45] Younger people don’t know the contrast between their non-corporate jobs and how it actually used to be in corporate jobs.
[16:40] A few years ago, corporate jobs turned to crap, and that’s why we’re creative hustlers.
[17:10] One social network for the rest of your life...GO!
[17:40] Unless you’re blind, we all have to look at shit.
[18:20] Let’s discuss travel, and airplane bathrooms.
[19:30] Season 2 will be a lot more travel focused, and John’s travel tip.
[20:05] Travel Tip: Go to the bathroom right BEFORE they take the drink order.
[21:03] Travel Tip #2: Get an aisle seat if you’re always getting up.
[22:41] What’s everyone’s travel habits?
[23:10] Alan uses an iPod #OldSchool, and is a vampire, apparently.
[24:16] Travel Tip #3 for anyone who has motion sickness!
[24:40] What Melissa does on a 6 hour flight.
[25:49] Wine Break #MomentofItalian
[26:14] Melissa’s Read: “It’s a Fine Balance”
[27:49] How John Bertino travels, and what he orders to drink.
[29:30] John always buys the awful WiFi on the plane, and uses computer the whole time.
[30:50] Shout out to Spotify Offline Playlist.
[31:28] Shout out to Mike Gonsalves move!
[32:00] Is being a Marketer dead?
[33:00] Is Marketing as we know it dead?
[34:00] So many channels, so many growth hacks. #Overwhelm
[35:00] Ideology, branding, experience will never die.
[35:30] Let’s talk Crowded Top Funnel.
[36:00] How do you limit your top funnel strategy? Go to your audience.
[37:10] Best practices to determine your persona and audience
[37:50] Focus on keywords: what do you do, who do you sell to
[38:23] Apologies for the water discussion!
[39:00] Who are you selling to, and who is ACTUALLY buying your product.
[40:20] If your mobile is not optimized, call us.
[40:55] Quick anecdote from John on british accents in Marketing.
[41:00] The value of the british accent in Marketing.
[44:50] Shout out to Lee Jackson who knows we love british accents!
[46:00] Boston people have accents and mumble are confusing!
[46:30] Thanks to YOU Creative Hustlers! Here’s to Season 1, and going into Season 2!
[47:30] Join the Facebook Community, and connect with us on our website!
[47:40] Shout out to Joseph Kennedy as well!
[47:50] Find us on social media, and leave a review!
[48:12] Melissa’s Moment of Hustle
Contact Info for John:
John Bertino LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnbertino/
The Agency Guy Website: https://www.theagencyguy.com/
[Live] LIVE episode from SoCal Marketing Club: How to Scale Your E-Commerce Business Like a Badass With John Bertino, Alan Bush, Steven Picanza, and Melissa Rautenberg! We’re having a blast!
[00:30] What’s up Creative Hustlers!
[01:00] Biggie isn’t overrated…
[01:13] Live at the Loading Dock in Little Italy, in SoCal.
[01:30] This is John’s first event on his own!
[02:35] Got to chat with Josh Fechter!
[02:40] You need to join Josh’s Facebook group!
[03:30] Here’s the Interview with Josh Fechter!
[04:00] So what is Growth Hacking and BAMF Media?
[05:00] BAMF Media was built to handle clients.
[05:21] What clients for BAMF Media look like…
[06:10] Josh growth hacked his way to Mark Zuckerberg.
[06:50] Facebook’s Developer Conference in Chicago!
[07:20] Facebook is actually running a Facebook Test Group for admins of Big Facebook Groups!
[07:58] What’s in store for Live SoCal Marketing event!
[08:50] Where you can find Josh on the internet!
[09:30] Look for Josh on a future episode, hopefully!
[10:15] Steven was serious about if Josh could take down Zuckerberg.
[10:54] The next interview we had was Brian Lischer!
[11:17] Brian is great at Business to Business branding.
[11:50] It’s almost like Barbalicious!
[12:15] Brian is really cerebral, and very into psychology, mythology and culture.
[12:27] Brian is a really unique interview from the crowd at the event.
[12:50] It’s all about the internal brand!
[13:05] It’s the interview with Brian Lischer!
[13:30] Brian works at Ignyte, and Alan works with Ignite Visibility.
[14:08] What Brian does, and why Ignyte is different!
[14:50] It’s getting to the essence of the brand, and rebuilding around that.
[15:26] Branding is expensive but a LOT goes into it.
[16:03] It’s going to cost more to do a REBRAND wrong!
[16:33] Why Ignyte is different from others.
[16:55] The external brand is only ONE SIDE of the coin!
[17:40] For some companies, it’s about experience in store, and when calling support!
[18:49] Educating people on TRUE branding.
[19:05] What BRANDING is NOT!
[19:20] The craziest thing about branding…
[19:59] Branding is just chemicals in the brain.
[20:25] Brian just did a workshop in New York figuring out their Brand Archetype.
[20:57] Where you can find Brian and Ignyte on the internet!
[21:33] Tons of value at the SoCal Marketing event.
[22:12] Well done to John Bertino for the event!
[22:40] Some of the great speakers on the panel.
[23:27] Moderating a panel is hard work.
[24:40] Open mixer with SoCal Marketing Club for Entrepreneurs in San Diego.Stay Tuned for details!
[25:50] Where John and the So Cal Marketing Club live on the internet!
[26:28] John Bertino is always on the show.
[26:57] Peace Out, Creative Hustlers
[27:02] Melissa’s Moment of Hustle
Contact Info for Interviewees:
Josh Fechter Co-Founder BAMF Media
Brian Lischer - CEO Ignyte Brands