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Wild Business Growth Podcast

Wild Business Growth Podcast

Author: Wild Business Growth Podcast Presented by Hippo Direct - Entrepreneurs and Innovators Unleashing Creativity

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How entrepreneurs and innovators unleash creativity to grow bigger and better businesses. Hear from an exciting new guest every single week who's turning wild ideas into wild growth. Guests include startup founders, product inventors, social media influencers, and much more. Presented by Hippo Direct - Let your business Run Wild! Hosted by digital marketing dude Max Branstetter. Theme Song: Freestyle Percussion Magik - Jungle Tribe - provided by Jamendo
44 Episodes
Kim Kaupe, the Co-Founder of The Superfan Company, joins the show to share her journey starting her business and getting on the hit TV show, Shark Tank. Hear behind-the-scenes of Shark Tank, the business impact after being featured on the show, why creativity comes outside of work, and how The Superfan Company works with A-list clients including Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Dolly Parton, and Bob Dylan. Connect with Kim on Instagram at @KimKaupe, at, and
Mark Friedman, the Chief Marketing and Digital Officer of AmeriMark, eCommerce Expert, and Mentor joins the show to share lessons from his experience as President of eCommerce at Steve Madden, CMO of Brooks Brothers, and more. Hear how eCommerce has skyrocketed while traditional retail has met the Retailpocalypse, how to succeed with eCommerce, what the future of eCommerce will look like, and the perks of being a mentor or mentee. Connect with Mark on Twitter at @mbf61, LinkedIn at @MarkBFriedman, and Facebook
Stephanie Liu, the Live Video Expert, Agency Founder, Social Media Strategist, and Speaker joins the show to share how she created the Facebook Live show and course Lights, Camera, Live. Hear how to grow your brand with live video, create a community through a closed Facebook group, the type of music that unlocks the doors to your creativity, and the best Girl Scout Cookies of all time. Connect with Stephanie at,, and
Mark Schaefer, the Globally-Recognized Keynote Speaker, Marketing Consultant, College Educator, and Bestselling Author joins the show to share why most of the things marketers do don’t work – and what you can do to change that. Hear the concept behind his new book Marketing Rebellion, examples from companies that are successfully connecting with customers, lessons from studying under Peter Drucker, and how cruises lead to creativity. Connect with Mark at for his blog, books, and The Marketing Companion Podcast
Wendi Weiner, The Writing Guru, Attorney, Career Branding Expert, and Resume Writer joins the show to share how she transitioned from a decade-long law career to her own writing business. Hear why Wendi chose writing and entrepreneurship over law, the importance of personal branding, tips to improve your resume and LinkedIn profile, and how running the NYC Marathon changed Wendi’s life. Connect with Wendi on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook at @TheWritingGuru and at
Jay Baer, the Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker, New York Times Bestselling Author, 7th-Generation Entrepreneur, and Founder of Convince and Convert joins the show to share how you can intentionally spark Word of Mouth for your business. Hear the concept behind his new book Talk Triggers and The Talk Triggers Show, the best examples of Word of Mouth, how he founded 5 multimillion-dollar companies, and even the tequila that tastes like angel tears. Connect with Jay on social media at @JayBaer and at,, and
Stephanie Goldman, the CEO and Founder of Map2Next, joins the show to share her journey from the worlds of investment banking and private equity to launching a trip planning app. Hear the ups and downs of building an app, how to pivot your career, the value of customer feedback, and the creative power of commencement speeches. Connect with Stephanie at, on LinkedIn, on Instagram at @x_steph_0 (zero), and download Map2Next on the App Store
Ben Sturner, the CEO and Founder of Leverage Agency, joins the show to share how he built one of the top sports marketing agencies in the world. Hear how he grew his agency from his apartment to an office on Madison Avenue, what the future of sports will look like, and how Ben facilitated sponsorships for multiple Triple Crown winners, brought cricket to America, college hockey to Madison Square Garden, and more. Connect with Ben at, on Instagram at @BenjaminSturner, and on Twitter at @LeverageAgency
Chelsea Krost, the Marketing Strategist, LinkedIn Instructor, Speaker, and Influencer joins the show to share her journey from teenage radio host to America’s Leading Millennial Expert. Hear how to best market to millennials, why influencer marketing is so effective, the power of your personal brand, and how to turn failure into growth. Connect with Chelsea on Instagram, Twitter, and more at @ChelseaKrost and at
Kate O’Neill, the Futurist, Author, Keynote Speaker, Fortune 500 Advisor, and Founder of KO Insights joins the show to share her journey from being one of the first 100 employees of Netflix to writing Tech Humanist and speaking at the UN. Hear what Netflix was like in the early days, how to align your company to make lives better, whether privacy even exists anymore, and why completely unplugging isn’t necessary. Connect with Kate on Twitter at @KateO and at
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