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CMO Moves

An Adweek podcast series sharing the human side of game-changing CMOs. How did they get to the top? What rules did they have to break along the way? Who do they see as their role models? How do they inspire and grow their teams to greatness? Tune in to hear the personal success stories behind these incredible leaders. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Kara Goldin, Founder and CEO of Hint

When I first heard her story, I knew I had to have her on CMO Moves. Former AOL executive turned entrepreneur Kara Goldin founded flavored water business Hint, breaking down beverage industry barriers and selling direct to consumers before DTC was even a thing. Now, celebrating 15 years since first hitting the shelves at Whole Foods, Kara sits down with me to reflect on why she started the company, how they handled pandemic panic buying, and what she’s doing to push policy in support of clean public water. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


15 May 2020

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Tariq Hassan, CMO of Petco - Oxytocin and Lifelong Journeys Driving Transformation Priorities

Tariq Hassan, CMO of Petco, is a true “champion” of transformation in every sense of the word. Not only is he championing change within Petco in the name of pet parents everywhere, but he’s also fueling his organization with new thinking and lifting up diverse talent to be part of ongoing solutions. In fact, he was just celebrated at Adweek’s Champions’ event, as part of our inaugural class of those exceptional leaders that rise up and reach back. His recipe for success inside and out? Empowerment, engagement, incentive, inclusion, and transparency. Tune in to hear more from Tariq on how he’s thinking of pet parents, their lifelong journeys and the oxytocin that surrounds his universe to drive meaningful transformation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


10 Jun 2019

Rank #2

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Linda Boff, CMO of GE - Mastery of Storytelling

Linda Boff, CMO of GE, shares how her early experiences have shaped her approach to storytelling, how to bring together internal and external perspective into a powerful ecosystem of innovation, how to channel ideas into action, how to invest in your team with quality time and resources, how to unite employees across the globe with a brand that is human and accessible, how to turn the impossible into unimpossible. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


11 Jan 2018

Rank #3

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Antonio Lucio, CMO of HP - Reinventing Leadership

In this episode, Antonio Lucio, CMO of HP, shares his definition of what it means to be a CMO, how to lead an organization with purpose to build a brand that can stand the test of time, how to win in the Board Room, how to compete with grace, how to connect at the deepest emotional level with consumers, how to build new frameworks to measure impact, how to inspire a culture of inclusivity, how to enroll a partner ecosystem into a shared mission, and how to gain the experience needed to be a successful leader. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


11 Jan 2018

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Chris Brandt, CMO of Chipotle - Celebrating First Downs, Not Just Touchdowns

Chris Brandt, CMO of Chipotle, is on a mission to help make Chipotle a lifestyle brand versus just a food brand, which means creating emotional connections with consumers who buy into the brand, not just buy it. In this episode, Chris dives deep into the critical marketing skills required - storytelling, innovation and collaboration - to deliver exciting new ways to engage consumers every day. Chris also shares his perspective on the difference between finance and “marketing math”. Tune in to hear his incredible journey and how he’s learned to focus, measure and celebrate not just the touchdowns, but all the first downs required to deliver long-term results. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


5 Feb 2019

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Kevin Thompson, CMO of Sotheby's International Realty – Luxury Brand Psychology

With a string of exciting career moves, from launching his own boutique to Gucci to Barneys, CMO of Sotheby's International Realty Kevin Thompson has very quickly become a mastermind at luxury brand reinvention.This global luxury real estate brand associated with the iconic 275-year-old Sotheby's auction house, went from $4 billion in sales in 2014 to $112 billion in 2018, serving 72 countries with close to 23,000 agents. So when Kevin came in, his role was to step on the gas and pioneer the future with digital disruption knocking on their door, amidst the largest intergenerational transfer of wealth ever – somewhere in the neighborhood of $24 trillion that will pass to millennials.Tune in to hear more on how Kevin is leveraging his vast experience with luxury brand psychology and transformation in this latest episode of CMO Moves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


31 May 2019

Rank #6

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Julian Duncan, CMO of NFL Jacksonville Jaguars - Changing the Game

Julian Duncan, CMO of the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars, is one inspirational guy. From the first moment we started talking, I was blown away by his humble and joyous demeanor. This is someone who grew up without many role models for where he is today and managed to play professional football and create his own roadmap to CMO just by being himself, funko pop addiction and all. Tune in to hear more from Julian on his incredible journey, how he uses culture as his career guide, how he keeps himself at the forefront of marketing and how he’s become the deadliest player at Taboo. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


31 Jan 2019

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Rick Gomez, CMO of Target - Breaking Through Boundaries with Empathy and Confidence

Rick Gomez, CMO of Target, shares his journey to become the marketing leader of the beloved Target brand, the success factors of Retail, his dedication to empathy as the key for leadership, the source of his confidence, how to break through boundaries and have a positive impact on culture. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


26 Jul 2018

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Bozoma Saint John, CMO of Endeavor - Being the Campfire and Living Life Urgently

Bozoma (Boz) Saint John, CMO of Endeavor (aka @badassboz) has had an exciting career leading brands like Uber, Apple Music, Pepsi and now Endeavor. In this episode, we dive deep into her unique superpowers– which sit squarely amidst the magic of pop culture– and how she added skills along the way to help her do “the full job.” Despite creativity being her leading strength, Boz has leaned into “the math” to underscore her achievements. A skill, she says, she was criticized for not mastering early on in her career. Find out what Boz is up to now at Endeavor from movie stars to athletes to brands to Miss Universe and Professional Bull Riders. This episode is filled with heart, excitement and great life advice. As Boz shares her experience of losing her husband at such a young age, she reminds us all to live life urgently. She describes her own life as a campfire, where you need lots of different kinds of logs to really make the fire blaze. There is no denying, she’s on fire in the best way. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


12 Dec 2019

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Jeff Jones, President & CEO of H&R Block - Legendary Moves from CMO to CEO

Jeff Jones, President and CEO of H&R Block, shares his perspective on what it takes to move from a CMO role into a CEO role, how to be an effective “Connected Leader”, how to role model behavior that shapes innovative cultures and how to plan your career in meaningful increments. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


27 Mar 2018

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Seth Freeman, CMO of Buffalo Wild Wings - Death to Domestication

When Seth Freeman, CMO of Buffalo Wild Wings, reached out and asked if I wanted to talk Sports, Bars, Wings and Beer, I mean come on, how could I resist? His ferocious excitement around how he was rejuvenating the Buffalo Wild Wings brand to become the Great American Sports Bar had me completely intrigued. The former Wall Street darling brand seemed to have lost its way and Seth is on a mission to bring it all back with ROAR. Literally, tune in and you’ll hear Seth ROAR. Join us in this fun adventure through how Seth created a new brand architecture and is actively tearing down old walls while opening up new spaces with his marketing and agency teams and the 80,000+ employees, aka brand ambassadors, to bring back free-spirited camaraderie. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


18 Mar 2019

Rank #11

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Kellyn Smith Kenny, CMO Of Hilton - Innovate in Service of the Customer

Kellyn Smith Kenny leads global marketing for Hilton, which includes 15 different trading brands, nearly 900,000 rooms, almost 400,000 team members and operates in over 100 countries all around the globe. Having come from Uber after building their marketing team from the ground up, Kellyn knows what it takes to revolutionize an industry. Tune in to hear more from Kellyn on how she’s changing the game for hospitality, her leadership style, how to use both your head and your heart and how she is living up to the pioneers before her - the same ones who invented the Brownie, the Martini and the Pina Colada, just to name a few fun factoids about Hilton. Did you know that? I sure didn’t. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


30 Nov 2018

Rank #12

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D&I Summit Series: Marcel Marcondes interviewed by Bozoma Saint John on Company Culture

In this session from the Adweek D&I Summit, Endeavor CMO Bozoma Saint John interviews Anheuser-Busch U.S, CMO Marcel Marcondes on the key Ingredient to company culture. Be sure to check out the other 10-minute conversations in this special series focused on Diversity, Inclusion, Equality and Equity for all. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


29 May 2020

Rank #13

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Elisabeth Charles, CMO of Rodan + Fields - Becoming The No. 1 Skincare Brand that Nobody's Heard Of

Elisabeth Charles, CMO of Rodan + Fields is not only a serial big-brand CMO (formerly of Petco, Athleta and Old Navy), she’s already earned her stripes as a GM for Old Navy Outlets before taking on her role leading marketing for the No. 1 skincare brand in North America. Rodan + Fields is a new format for Elisabeth too, with 300,000 consultants representing the skincare brand direct with their own built consumer base. What’s equally interesting is that Elisabeth now reports to CEO, Diane Dietz, who is the former CMO of Safeway. Tune in to hear more from Elisabeth on how she approached her first interview with Diane and why she took the job. Also, find out about the exciting world of Rodan + Fields, and why this brand, once owned by Estee Lauder, decided to go direct. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


10 Oct 2019

Rank #14

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Gail Tifford, Chief Brand Officer of WW International - The World Still Needs Champions

Gail Tifford, Chief Brand Officer of WW International, formerly known as Weight Watchers, has had a very exciting and unusual career! From lawyer to assistant brand manager on Q-Tips (her parents “loved” that moved) to leading global brands at Unilever and now Chief Brand Officer of WW – but wait, there's more. While at Unilever, Gail co-founded #SeeHer with Shelley Zalis, CEO & Founder of The Female Quotient. #SeeHer has already had monumental impact on how women are portrayed in media and has catapulted industry-wide reform in partnership with the ANA and The Alliance for Family Entertainment. With all this momentum and impact, there is no question why we at Adweek tapped Gail Tifford to be Chairwoman of the new Women Trailblazers Council. Tune in to hear Gail’s heart-stopping personal challenge which almost made her pass on the role of Chief Brand Officer of WW International 20 years later. Hear how she’s stayed true to her gut, her 3 critical career tips and how she is now impacting lives across the globe by empowering everyone to make healthier choices with better food products, technology, accountability, community and support. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


18 Apr 2019

Rank #15

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Mary Beth Laughton, EVP Omni Retail Sephora - Reimagining Retail

Mary Beth Laughton, EVP of Omni Retail at Sephora, has one of hottest new roles in the industry geared to reimagine the customer experience across the physical and digital worlds. Find out how she came into this newly created role, what she is trailblazing and how she continuously evaluates “Just Do It” with “Just Enough” to keep balance across work, family and health. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


3 Jul 2018

Rank #16

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Lara Hood Balazs, CMO of Intuit - How To Compartmentalize Technology And Design For Delight

Lara Hood Balazs, CMO of Intuit, has worked for several of the world’s top companies: Amazon, Visa, Nike, Gap Inc., General Mills and now, Intuit. What does this serial B2C marketing leader take with her in every role? Scrappiness. Something she learned when she first graduated with honors and couldn’t find a job. Instead of being dismayed, Lara designed her own job where she pushed herself to try new things on a daily basis in order to build out her skills. From that point forward, Lara has always stayed on top of her game by never settling for the status quo and by learning from the experiences she creates in every role that allows her to push the boundaries. Join us as we dive deep into how Lara is thinking about technology at Intuit, where AI and ML become part of the equation, how she creates diverse teams and ensures that everyone has a full voice at the table to drive growth for Intuit, and how she’s stayed scrappy throughout her career to rise to top, consistently. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


24 Jun 2019

Rank #17

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Jill Gregory, EVP and CMO of NASCAR - Going Off Track To Engage A More Diverse Fanbase

When I sat down with Jill Gregory, NASCAR’s first female CMO, and asked her what’s it’s like being a woman in a male-dominated industry, she said it “isn’t something that really occurs to me.” And after hearing how NASCAR has the most diverse fanbase today than it’s ever had, it’s no wonder why. Jill is hyper-focused on embracing that diversity to grow the more than 70-year-old brand. In this episode, we dive into behind the scenes of NASCAR sponsorships, how Jill’s team trying nontraditional methods and the best career advice she's ever heard. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


14 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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Target’s Rick Gomez and Viacom’s Pam Kaufman on Pushing D&I Forward Through Pushback

I’ve been waiting (im)patiently to release this amazing podcast ever since we recorded it a few weeks ago. As you walk around this Halloween evening, you may see something magical. Pirates sailing their ships, Princesses in their carriages – which happen to be special costumes for children in wheelchairs to feel part of the pack. There are even adaptive costumes to help kids needing medical devices feel included as well. And, you may even see children carrying around their favorite doll or action figure that represents the diverse world we live in.These exceptional moments of diversity and inclusion for all are driven by committed leaders like Rick Gomez, Chief Marketing and Digital Officer of Target and Pam Kaufman, President of Viacom/Nickelodeon Global Consumer Products, who have championed inclusion for their teams, with their partners and, most importantly, for the consumers they serve.Tune in to this very entertaining and insightful conversation with Pam and Rick. Be ready for some big laughs and maybe even a few tears. You’ll learn what keeps Pam fueled for her day and what color brings out the best in Rick. And most importantly, find out what it’s like to lead inside-out transformation for the greater good across the massive organizations of Viacom and Target. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


1 Nov 2019

Rank #19

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Carla Hassan, Chief Brand Officer of Citi - Putting Yourself in Someone Else’s Shoes

Just last week, Citi announced that Carla Hassan would be joining them as their new global Chief Brand Officer. I had the great honor of sitting down with her the next day to dive deep into her new role, what she’s excited to take on and where she plans to start. We also cover some incredibly personal topics that have shaped her leadership style along the way. Most notably, Carla is a working mom who has previously struggled in dealing with painful harassment for being a Lebanese immigrant in the U.S. and overcoming cancer that threatened her daughter’s life. If you ever had any doubt on the value of empathy or why that needs to be a business imperative, you must listen to this incredibly honest, raw and wonderful episode with Carla. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


14 Nov 2018

Rank #20