Rank #1: Pitchwerks #158 - Jared Raszewski | Dissolves
If you’re tired of measuring and scooping powdered drink mix, this week’s guest will interest you. Jared Raszewski is the founder of Dissolves, and he has invented the Tide Pod of drink mixes. Like the name says, the pod dissolves in your drink! It’s completely safe for all diets, and solves a lot of different problems of measuring, mixing, and cleanup. Jared talks to Scot about what he learned in the University of Pittsburgh’s Blast Furnace, Founder Institute and AlphaLab Gear, the decisions he has made along the way, and where he sees things going from here.
Oct 23 2019
Rank #2: Pitchwerks#157 - Anessa Fike | Fike and Co
Whether you call it “people operations”, “human resources”, or something else entirely, you have to admit that there seems to be a lot more marketing floating around in the department that deals with people and talent and such lately. This week’s guest is Anessa Fike, the founder and CEO of Fike and Co, and she’s here to tell Scot MacTaggart all about that marketing mindset that has taken hold, and is now called “employer branding”. Anessa was once in charge of recruiting for The Motley Fool, one of the best-loved employers in the country, and has shared her knowledge with employers of all sizes ever since.
Oct 16 2019
Rank #3: Pitchwerks #164 - Bill Peduto | City of Pittsburgh
This is our last episode of the year, and we’ve brought in a big guest for it! Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto is in the studio, telling Scot MacTaggart about how he and the city are working to attract top businesses and individual talents with a “4P” strategy that goes above and beyond the usual thinking. Mayor Peduto shares his ideas of how the city will further promote entrepreneurship, and cites Andrew Moore of Carnegie Mellon and Google fame in his argument for clean air and clean water as key tools to bring the best employers and opportunities to the city.
Dec 04 2019
Rank #4: Pitchwerks #163 - Leah Jakaitis | Tulco Labs
In honor of Thanksgiving, we’re giving you a giant feast of information to sink your teeth into! Leah Jakaitis is the head of marketing science at Tulco Labs, which uses data science to help their companies to compete in certain targeted industries. This week, Leah tells Scot MacTaggart all about the accountability and “janitorial work” of her job, and the ways in which she sees marketing - online and offline - getting better at serving everyone involved.
Nov 27 2019
Rank #5: Pitchwerks #162 - Jordon Rooney | NFBD
When it comes to telling stories by producing videos and other types of content, very few people can match Jordon Rooney, just in terms of sheer numbers alone. Whether you’re talking about impressions, conversions, engagement, or clients, Jordon has an incredible track record. He started off as a young guy making positive content for younger audiences, and now he’s a slightly-older young guy who makes content for all kinds of people, including well-known brands that take in billions in revenue each year. This week, Jordon shares tons of insights and observations with Scot MacTaggart and the Pitchwerks audience.
Nov 20 2019