John Galloway (Godiva) | This Brand Thing is Serious
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GODIVA CMO, John Galloway on Bringing Sweetness to 2020 [Episode 38]
Damn Good Brands
John Galloway is chief marketing and innovation officer for Godiva Chocolatier, the 95-year-old Belgian maker of premium chocolate. He joined the company in 2018 after nearly 30 years in marketing, including substantial stints at Pepsi and Hard Rock. John came to Godiva from a position as CEO of Beautiful Day, where he worked for three years to roll out the lifestyle brand startup. Before that he was with Hard Rock for eight years, handling advertising, public relations, loyalty, and social media for 208 hotels, casinos, cafés, and music venues in 75 countries. At PepsiCo, he began with the Mountain Dew brand and worked in sports marketing, integration of new acquisitions, and other areas, concluding as vice president of marketing for Gatorade. Before that, he worked for agencies including TracyLocke and Burson Marsteller. John has a bachelor of arts in marketing from Manhattan College and attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Here are some key takeaways from this conversation with John Galloway. Get your guard-rails in place to disaster-proof your brand. The past year was extremely challenging for most brands, but the brands who weathered the storm the best were the ones who had the strongest sense of who they are. The best way to respond to tragedy is with authenticity, which can only come from a brand that knows its identity, mission, purpose, and overall reason for being. Having a handle on this enables you to not only act fast in real-time, but it enables your team to do so as well. If your company has a universal understanding of your brand's identity, you can move faster and further in a crisis by giving more autonomy to your employees. This was a key to John’s ability to weather the storm of 2020 by hanging true to Godiva's north star of “opening people’s eyes to a more wonderful world.” Stick to your cause. This is an interesting, albeit controversial topic. Godiva is a very cause-oriented organization, but John recommends picking a cause and sticking to it, investing in it, and focusing on it. In a world where there's a lot of bandwagon CSR, people can spot greenwashing, or any kind of washing, a mile away. Sticking to one cause not only prevents you from watering down your company's footprint in a specific charity or cause, but it's the kind of dedication that affects real change, all while showing your customers that you're the real deal. Show your face! This is a simple one but potentially powerful. In our ZOOM-driven world, it's easy to turn the camera off and listen in on meetings, as ZOOM fatigue is a real thing. However, John claims that keeping the cameras on creates more energy, fosters community, and makes the meetings more productive. Today, a key element of retaining your staff is ensuring that they feel like they are part of a community, and having everyone see everyone else helps do that. Also, studies show that when people go through the motions of looking and dressing their best to prepare to be on camera, they're naturally more optimistic and productive, which we all could use more of.
Welcome to Tilt Radio (Sean McGinnis & John Galloway)
Tune in for the first of its kind, Tilt Radio. We're talking teams around South West Ohio with the Moeller head coach Sean McGinnis. Then we're joined by Head Coach of the Jacksonville University Men's Lacrosse team John Galloway.
Broad & Balanced Curriculum with Carol Allen & John Galloway
This week Dale is joined by Carol Allen & John Galloway to discuss the pro's and con's of a fixed curriculum. The curriculum in schools is supposed to be broad and balanced, but it often isn’t. Schools are sometimes only focusing on areas they are held to account for. One thing that has been eating away at the over the last few years is the four broad areas of need and the lack of focus on these areas in schools, in a number of ways. We will come back to this later, lets start at the beginning with children being entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum. Where is it going wrong? Carol is an education advisor for ICT and Inclusion in particular supporting the London Grid For Learning and Hartlepool LA. She was named one of the top ten educators for 2018 in the field of educational technology. This was down to all her amazing work on inclusion. John is a specialist in the use of technology to improve educational opportunities for children and young people with special educational needs. He spends the majority of his time working with Tower Hamlets LA, but also does lots of working as a writer, consultant and trainer. Useful Links:
S2/Ep 87 - John Galloway | Empower People and Just Watch How They Deliver
Thoughts That Rock
In this episode, we talk with JOHN GALLOWAY, who is the Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer for Godiva Chocolates.THOUGHT #1Empower People and Just Watch How They DeliverTHOUGHT #2As We are Liberated from Our Own Fear, Our Presence Automatically Liberates Others - Marianne WilliamsonCONNECT:Website: Godiva.comEmail: JGalloway24@gmail.comFacebook: @John.Galloway.739Instagram: @GodivaLinkedin: John-Galloway-Under4Twitter: @GodivaBRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS:The Greatest Love of All (Whitney Houston) - Youtube.comJergens - Jergens.comHarry Caray - WikipediaCVS - CVS.comWalgreens - Walgreens.comYoung & Rubicam - VMYLR.comUS Army - Army.MilMiller Brewing Co - MillerLite.comDuPont - DuPont.comPepsiCo - PepsiCo.comMountain Dew - MountainDew.comGatorade - Gatorade.comHumvee/Hummer - GMC.comHar Mar - HarMarSuperstar.comThe Vice - IMDB.comAndrew W.K - AndrewWK.comLive Nation - LiveNation.comHamish Dodds - LinkedinJeff Bezos - Forbes.comScott Dikkers (The Onion) - ScottDikkers.comMarianne Williamson - Marianne.comNelson Mandela - NelsonMandela.orgKelli Valade - Linkedin.comChili's Bar & Grille - Chilis.comBlack Box Intelligence - BlackBoxIntelligence.comBrene Brown - BreneBrown.comPepsi 400 (Daytona International) - Wikipedia.comJeff Gordon - JeffGordon.comCoca-Cola - Coca-Cola.comDove Chocolate - DoveChocolate.comGSC = Gas Station ChocolateHard Rock International – HardRock.comThoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.comCertified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.comCulture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.comBlack Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.comRock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.comCannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.orgBig Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.comSpectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.comJeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT KeelJOHN GALLOWAY'S BIO:John Galloway is a senior executive with a proven track record of building brands, driving growth and inspiring people. His upbringing as an Army brat, as well as his own small stint in the military, prepared him well for a career full of leadership challenges and diverse geographic assignments. John’s post college journey began with six years of dynamic agency experience working for world-class companies, including Young and Rubicam and TracyLocke and supporting premier brands the likes of the U.S. Army, Miller Brewing Company, DuPont and PepsiCo. Among his many roles, John executed photo-shoots in the jungles of Honduras and Panama with the Army Reserve, wrote copy for DuPont car- covers in Wilmington, Delaware, drove sports marketing execution and strategy out of a Miller Genuine Draft van in support of Miller Sports in New England and developed packaging and promotions on-site at Pepsi North America’s headquarters in Somers, New York. John’s agency experiences provided him with invaluable consumer insights, lessons on brand loyalty and a strong creative spark that have helped guide him throughout his career on the client-side. Jumping the wall from agency (TracyLocke) to client (PepsiCo), John began a fourteen year stint with PepsiCo that would take him (and his growing family) from Purchase, New York to London, England back to Purchase to Boulder, Colorado and finally to Chicago, for various marketing and general management assignments. Under John’s leadership at PepsiCo, Pepsi increased experimentation with non-traditional media and acquired the sponsorship rights to the NFL for the first time (still holds), Mountain Dew, expanded its reach to new consumers, created a full-length movie with Universal Pictures and launched the Dew Tour with NBC, 7UP re-framed its marketing strategy, look and investment and grew beverage share in Europe, IZZE was fully-integrated into the PepsiCo family and Gatorade rebounded from a momentary blip in its growth track. John then showcased his brand passion and traffic building skills within the hospitality trade at Hard Rock International, for what may be a record (eight years) in position as Chief Marketing Officer, where he oversaw marketing efforts across Cafes, Hotels and Casinos in 75 countries across the globe. He was a member of the executive leadership team responsible for delivering six straight years of record profit for the company. Under John’s direction, the brand step-changed digital efforts across the board dramatically increased owned and earned media through social and CRM efforts. He also launched the brand’s first-ever unified loyalty program, Hard Rock Rewards, the “largest global, multi-hospitality unit” program in world along with Hard Rock Rising, the brand’s omni-channel global battle of the bands. When not working on digital, loyalty or new openings, John kept busy driving brand relevance by signing key philanthropic partnerships with global icons including Imagine Dragons, Rihanna and Pitbull, negotiating concert deals with Live Nation and overseeing content plays with VICE Media. After leaving Hard Rock, John took up his current role overseeing Marketing and Innovation for Godiva International based in New York City. Today, he is kept busy working across multiple products, brand and channels as Godiva pursues an aggressive global growth agenda and a noble brand purpose (Open People’s Eyes To A More Wonderful World). His favorite chocolate is the Godiva Chocolate Lava Truffle. John is a long-suffering New York Jets fan, an ex-college lacrosse goalie at Manhattan College (still believes he can save any shot), a hack runner chasing an elusive under four hour marathon (personal best: Marine Corp Marathon, 2016 4:07), a proud husband to his college sweetheart and a, most-of-the-time, doting father of three to Julia (22), JJ (19) and Nicholas (12).
The Team, the Technology and the Teaching with Carol Allen & John Galloway
In this week's show Dale is joined by Carol Allen and John Galloway to discuss utilising modern technology to enhance the class room experience. Carol is an education advisor for ICT and Inclusion in particular supporting the London Grid For Learning and Hartlepool LA. She was named one of the top ten educators for 2018 in the field of educational technology. This was down to all her amazing work on inclusion. John is a specialist in the use of technology to improve educational opportunities for children and young people with special educational needs. He spends the majority of his time working with Tower Hamlets LA, but also does lots of working as a writer, consultant and trainer. Useful Links: Carol Allen on Twitter - @caroljallen John Galloway on Twitter - @Johngalloway
Hunter Forbes: Getting his Shot at Playing Pro Lacrosse and Joining Jacksonville Coach John Galloway on Chrome LC (Pro Lacrosse Talk Podcast)
Pro Lacrosse Talk Podcast
In this episode of the Pro Lacrosse Talk podcast, Hutton Jackson and Adam Moore are joined by Chrome LC faceoff specialist Hunter Forbes. They discuss his time growing up in Georgia, committing to Jacksonville University, playing under John Galloway and joining Galloway on Chrome LC for the 2020 PLL Championship Series. He also discusses why the PLL rule set fits his style, his reaction to getting the email from Coach Soudan that told him he was selected from the waiver wire and what he's looking forward to most in becoming a pro lacrosse player. --- The Pro Lacrosse Talk podcast is the first and only lacrosse podcast covering all four professional lacrosse leagues (MLL, NLL, PLL, WPLL). Each week throughout the season we'll recap the games, provide analysis on the teams and feature exclusive postgame and off-the-field interviews with professional lacrosse players, coaches and executives. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: Pro Lacrosse Talk - @prolacrossetalk (Twitter/Instagram) | Hutton Jackson - @huttonjackson (Twitter), @thehuttonjackson (Instagram) | Adam Moore - @adammooreplt (Twitter/Instagram) | Support us by supporting these brands: Try 1 month of Stitcher Premium for free by using the code "LACROSSE." | Get 20% off your Tomahawk Shades order by using the code "PLT20." | Check out our DSGN Tree store for our exclusive lacrosse apparel.| Get 10% off your Live Polarorder by using the code "PROLACROSSETALK." | Get 15% off your FNX supplements order by using the code "PROLACROSSE." | Get 10% off your Lacrosse Jewelry order by using the code "PROLACROSSE." | Get 20% off your Parkside Collectibles order by using the code "PLT." |--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
CPD For Inclusion with Carol Allen & John Galloway
In this week’s podcast Dale Pickles from B Squared is joined by Carol Allen and John Galloway to discuss CPD for Inclusion. Apart from this obviously amazing podcast, we are discussing where can teachers go to access the information and support they need in order to improve their inclusive practice. Carol is an education advisor for ICT and Inclusion in particular supporting the London Grid For Learning and Hartlepool LA. She was named one of the top ten educators for 2018 in the field of educational technology. This was down to all her amazing work on inclusion. John is a specialist in the use of technology to improve educational opportunities for children and young people with special educational needs. He spends the majority of his time working with Tower Hamlets LA, but also does lots of working as a writer, consultant and trainer. Teaching is one of the professions that is always changing and there is always a need to continue to learn and develop. As well as CPD directed by schools, many teachers will find their own ways to learn and keep up to date with the latest changes and information. There needs to be a lot more CPD around SEND for all teachers, not just for SENCOs and those working in special schools. With pressures on time and money, it is not easy to achieve. In the podcast we discuss ways teachers can access CPD around SEND, including informal training like Teachmeets. We also discuss the impact COVID will have on CPD going forward and how schools will need to adapt. Useful Links TES SEN Show - https://www.tessenshow.co.uk/ Training for Education - https://www.trainingforeducation.com/ Teachmeets - http://teachmeet.pbworks.com/w/page/19975349/FrontPage To TeachMeet or not? - https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/teachmeet-not-teachmeet-networking-essential-good-teaching-practice/ Carol Allen on Twitter - @caroljallen John Galloway on Twitter - @Johngalloway