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45 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Michael Brenner. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Michael Brenner, often where they are interviewed.

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45 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Michael Brenner. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Michael Brenner, often where they are interviewed.

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Priscilla and Michael Brenner Do a Double Take

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The last time Michael Brenner was on the Ponderings from the Perch, we thought it was weird that at the end of the show he said, in a spot-on Schwartzenegger voice: “I’ll be back.” But now, it’s all starting to make sense, because sure enough, he’s back as the special guest of this episode. 

Brenner is many things. He’s the CEO of Marketing Insider Group, an author of bestselling books The Content Formula and Mean People Suck, and a globally-recognized keynote speaker on leadership and marketing, and so much more. In this episode, he and host Priscilla McKinney share in a compelling conversation about the state of content marketing, inspirational figures, ways of measuring engagement, and influential writings that have shaped their views. 

About personalized experiences, Brenner says, “The need for digital transformation is because customers are demanding it. We don’t care about brands anymore. we are happy to replace one product for another based on experience. And it’s the digital platforms and the culture of the employees at those companies that are defining that.” 

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Jul 10 2020 · 32mins
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How Marketing Campaigns Waste Marketing Dollars - A Podcast with Michael Brenner

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During this podcast interview, Stop the Sales Drop CEO Eric Gruber, interviews Michael Brenner on how marketing campaigns waste marketing dollars. You'll learn why content should start with sales and the content support they need for actual selling conversations. After you listen to this podcast, join our Stop the Sales Drop Community where you can get access to Michael Brenner's session in our recent June 2020 virtual summit.

Go to https://stopthesalesdrop.com/join-our-community/

Jul 06 2020 · 33mins

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Michael Brenner, CEO @ Marketing Insider Group | Episode 4 | Inbound CEO w/ Marti Sanchez

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Michael Brenner is a globally-recognized keynote speaker on leadership, culture, and marketing. Author of the bestselling book The Content Formula, Michael’s work has been featured by The Economist, The Guardian, and Entrepreneur Magazine. In 2017, Michael was named a Top Business Speaker by The Huffington Post and a Top CMO Influencer by Forbes.

He is also the CEO of Marketing Insider Group, where they offer content marketing strategy development, roadmaps for success, content development, content re-purposing, training and workshops.

In this episode of Inbound CEO, we touch on…

- The fight between marketing & sales and how Michael has personally dealt with it

- Using your employees's personal brand as a way to grow the business

- How to effectively use SEO to promote your personal brand

Connect with Michael on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelbrenner/

Check out the Marketing Insider Group here: https://marketinginsidergroup.com/


Marti Sanchez is a world-citizen entrepreneur who loves to write about himself in third person. Listen as I invite world-leading CEOs, business leaders, and special guests to get brutally honest about content marketing & personal branding.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marti_sanchez_ig/

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/itsmarticanchez/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/itsmartisanchez/

Newsletter: https://influencepodium.com/shaken-not-stirred-newsletter/

Jun 17 2020 · 26mins
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Michael Brenner | Mean People Suck

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Michael Brenner Content Marketing expert, and author of the new book "Mean People Suck" shares how companies can build smarter more profitable businesses with a happy culture void of mean people. Empathy is fast becoming one of fastest growing business imperatives.   

He has been recognized as a top business speaker by Huffington Post and top CMO Influencer by Forbes.

He has Co Authored 2 additional bestselling books "The Content Formula" and "Digital Marketing Growth Hacks". With over 1,000 articles in The Economist, The Guardian, Forbes, and Entrepreneur Magazine he is a true titan of marketing. 

Michael is CEO of Marketing Insider Group www.https://marketinginsidergroup.com


The Groundswell Marketing Podcast


About the Host / Scott A. Martin

I’m Scott and have been a marketer for 25 years across branding, strategy, and advertising, and execution. After working with tons of high-profile national brands, I was tired of businesses without soul and that continued to throw money at advertising without measurable impact on the bottom line. I learned all the behind-the-scenes detailed execution and power of content for building attention and trust with an audience.

In 2016, I launched Groundswell Marketing to support entrepreneurs with strategic marketing: the foundational, forward-thinking, and sustainable parts of their business. I help entrepreneurs to control their marketing spend and predictably grow their business by leveraging high impact unconventional strategies with common sense.

I mentor, teach and help entrepreneurs scale business rapidly, sustainably and exponentially because short term marketing and conventional approaches fail to deliver reliable results.

I call this Groundswell Marketing.

Reach me at scott@groundswell.marketing

Groundswell Marketing

http://www.Groundswell.fm (podcast website)



May 28 2020 · 1hr 7mins

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Michael Brenner: Authors in Quarantine Getting Cocktails

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Author Michael Brenner returns to The Marketing Book Podcast for a special episode of "Authors in Quarantine Getting Cocktails."

Previously on The Marketing Book Podcast to discuss his book, "Mean People Suck: How Empathy Leads to Bigger Profits and a Better Life," content marketing visionary Michael Brenner joins the (hopefully) limited time series, Authors in Quarantine Getting Cocktails to talk about being quarantined in the Philadelphia area, why producing helpful content has always been effective but is exponentially more effective now, and why everything that is happening now was already happening before the pandemic. Cheers!

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May 21 2020 · 47mins
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Content Marketing Myths You Need to Know with Michael Brenner

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Listen to Shane Barker and Michael Brenner talk about content marketing. In this episode, Michael speaks about his bestselling books, and some things marketers get wrong in content marketing. He also elaborates on his speaking career and some of his favorite content marketing tools.

Listen to their conversation now: https://shanebarker.com/podcast/michael-brenner

Looking for strategies and tactics to make content marketing work for you? Check out my ebook: https://shanebarker.com/content-marketing-ebook/

Apr 09 2020 · 55mins
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Michael Brenner, Author of Mean People Suck + Work From Home Isn't Here To Stay

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Michael Brenner is author of Mean People Suck and explains why jerks do damage. I also ask him how to get everyone on board with content strategy and why organic traffic beats paid for traffic. + Even though people like working from home, I don't think it's here to stay. + Conferences are going to change forever, and I hope your marketing crew is ready.

Show Notes Page: https://justinkbrady.com/notes/4-8-2020/
Apr 08 2020 · 1hr
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Mean People Suck | Michael Brenner

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Listen in as Michael Brenner and Alan Quarry chat about everything from Champion Leadership to the LEGO brand, the kindness rule to the Pelaton scandal before the holidays.  And the underlying theme that ties all of these things together - empathy. If you can think and feel like the customer, you win.
Jan 20 2020 · 33mins
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Mean People Suck: How Empathy Leads to a Better Life with Michael Brenner (ep. 208)

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What is the hard-to-define, touchy-feely idea of empathy and why is it so important?   Business expert Michael Brenner joins us to share how empathy, kindness + self-reflection can save us both professionally and personally.   You will leave today’s conversation understanding how being kind, cool + being yourself is the best path to happiness + success.


  • Is society meaner? A recent University of Michigan study shows a 40 point drop in empathy in the last 20 years.
  • Michael's parents were ultimate examples of empathy and it teaches him to be the same way with his kids.
  • Of his 53 jobs, Michael shares about being let go from one, only to be hired back weeks later. 
  • Bullseye: What's in it for the customer or person we are serving?
  • "Bureaucracy kills good ideas."
  • Break down the walls that divide us by using Michael's Pushback method: Who is this for? What is the impact it's going to create for them? How do we measure it?
  • "Behind every bad idea is an executive that asked for it."
  • "The customer is not always right, but they should always be heard."
  • "Be kind. Be cool. Be you."
  • Microsoft is focusing on a cultural shift to demonstrate more empathy, and it's leading to more innovation.
  • Jørgen Vig Knudstorp turned the fate of Lego around by focusing on the mission rather than profits.
  • "Do you champion your employee's ideas?"
  • Pivot from being the victim: Develop a personal mission statement by asking who are you serving, where is your passion, and how can you measure that result?
  • "We have a choice."
  • Check out the Mean People Suck Companion Guide here, which includes my favorite: the Bullseye organizational chart.
  • Get a copy of Michael Brenner's Mean People Suck here.

Did today's episode inspire you? 

  • Listen to Liz Fosslien shares the importance of embracing our emotions, and simple tips to be the best versions of ourselves at work and in life. Listen to ep. 122 here.
  • Hear Andre Norman share his journey from juvie to jail to Harvard and how choosing empathy led him to find forgiveness. Listen to ep. 95 here.


1. What is the best book you’ve ever read? The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell.

2. What is a characteristic or trait that you possessed as a child that you wish you still exhibited today? Fear. There is a lot to learn from the things we're afraid of.

3. Your house is on fire, all living things and people are out. You have the opportunity to run in and grab one item. What would it be? A picture of my wife and I walking down the aisle on our wedding day.

4. You are sitting on a bench overlooking a gorgeous beach. You have the opportunity to have a long conversation with anyone living or dead. Who would it be? Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm completely inspired by the environment he grew up in, the person he became and the fight that he led with such compassion and empathy. What allowed him to turn what must have been rage into such an effective form of change?

5. What is the best advice you’ve ever received? A piece of paper from my dad's workbench that said, "quityerbellyachin'"

6. What advice would you give your 20-year-old self? It's going to be okay.

7. It’s been said that all great people can have their lives summed up in one sentence. How do you want yours to read? Focusing on others is the counterintuitive secret to success.


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Dec 05 2019 · 48mins
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Michael Brenner on Mean People Suck

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In this Marketing Over Coffee:
Marketing Insider Group CEO Michael Brenner talks about his latest book!

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The Book: Mean People Suck

Looking back on more than 50 jobs!

We all think we’re awesome. We’re not.

The Great Idea Cycle of Death

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Resisting the urge to leave

Worse than 80/20 – Behind every idea is an executive that asked for it

Special for MoC Listeners – The Mean People Suck Audiobook Companion Guide

The Bull’s Eye Org Chart

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