July 29, 2020

Whether you are new to marketing or looking to refine your processes, you’ll want to hear from this panel of marketing professionals – from within the industry – on what you should be doing now to thrive during this pandemic.

In just 45 minutes, you’ll learn the:

  • Rea...

May 4, 2020

As the host of two podcasts (Talking Industrial Automation and My Smart and Funny Friends), I'm used to being behind a microphone. 

As a long-time journalist and writer, I am used to interviewing people, asking questions and teasing out the best stories and lines.

What I...

March 8, 2020

Today’s headlines are full of gloomy examples of robots and automation replacing humans. Take this recent story in USA Today about how one Sin City resort chain is installing automated beverage systems and displacing service workers. Or this video of Ford’s eerily...

March 8, 2020

With more and more channels competing for marketing dollars – and higher ups demanding data-driven decisions – marketers are challenged with evaluating their marketing mix.

In fact, 41% of modern marketers have turned to marketing attribution modeling to evaluate ROI, a...

December 8, 2019

Meet Dr. Marianne Schaefer, a Chicago dentist who also happens to be an award-winning poet and writer as well as a former Las Vegas performer. If that’s not enough, Marianne also serves as a dental forensic odontologist for Cook County in Illinois and has served in  th...

September 29, 2019

Physical therapist turned medical marijuana consultant Rhea Jacobson takes a deep dive into the benefits of CBD oil and marijuana based on the latest research in this episode of My Smart and Funny Friends.

The following is a partial transcript of the episode. To hear th...

July 14, 2019

What does it take to grow and audience and earn “influencer” status? 

To find out, I talked with Taren Denise, a beauty and fashion vlogger with more than 13,000 YouTube subscribers and over 1 million views. 

In addition to revealing how she juggles a full-time job as a...

June 20, 2019

TV news reporter/YouTube beauty and fashion influencer Taren Denise gets real about what it takes to build an audience of 13,000 subscribers and earn more than a million views on a major search platform. Plus, you'll get a glimpse into what makes her tick, how she orga...

May 5, 2019

A former dancer who currently owns a Pilates studio, Tim Foster is a true anatomy geek and one of those rare individuals who truly lives what he loves. In this Episode of My Smart and Funny Friends, you'll hear  how he came to parlay his love of physical movement into...

February 24, 2019

Meet Mary Henderson a top-notch writer and strategic thinker who has the smarts and quick-thinking to interview the toughest PhD or CEO and translate complex ideas into lively, relatable, journalism. In this episode of My Smart and Funny Friends, you'll learn how she c...

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