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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
87 Episodes
Molly Pittman, the Media Buyer and CEO of Smart Marketer, joins the show to share her journey from bartending in Kentucky to managing over 14 million dollars of Facebook Ads from Amsterdam. Hear how to grow your business with Facebook Ads, how much money to spend on Facebook Ads, how many people to target with Facebook Ads, Molly’s verbal emojis, and her favorite foods in Amsterdam. Connect with Molly on Instagram and Facebook at @MollyPittmanDigital and at
This episode is dedicated to Grandpa Henry. Adam Shepard, the Documentary Executive Producer, Author, and Speaker, joins the show to share what he’s learned from his unconventional life experiments. Hear how he survived off 25 dollars in Scratch Beginnings, how he visited 17 countries on 4 continents in One Year Lived, his blindfolded surprise in American Dream, and his self-publishing journey in Word Slingers. Connect with Adam at
Kat and Jethro Gilligan Toth, the Co-Hosts and Creators of The Box of Oddities, join the show to share the weird stories behind the weird stories now heard by millions on their podcast. Hear how being weird and unique can help grow your brand, how to find fascinating stories to tell, how to grow your podcast, their favorite stories from The Box of Oddities, and how they got fired while wearing costumes. Connect with Kat and Jethro at
Tiffani Bova, the Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce, joins the show to share her journey from growing up in Hawai’i to becoming the Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of Growth IQ. Hear how to grow your business, the growth strategies used by top companies, what we can learn from Kylie Jenner, why Salesforce is so successful, and Tiffani’s hotel room key collection. Connect with Tiffani on Twitter at @Tiffani_Bova and social media at @TiffaniBova and subscribe to her podcast What's Next!
Jordan Harbinger, the Host of The Jordan Harbinger Show, joins the show to share his journey from getting kidnapped twice to being named Best of 2018 by Apple. Hear how to get the most out of your podcast guests, how to interview famous people, how to reconnect with those you’ve lost touch with, how to reinvent yourself, and the podcast guest who surprised Jordan the most. Subscribe to The Jordan Harbinger Show and connect with Jordan on Instagram and Twitter at @JordanHarbinger
Gerry Hays, the award-winning Kelley Professor, Serial Entrepreneur, and Investor, joins the show to share his journey from childhood paper route to launching Doriot, the Fantasy Startup game. Hear the value of smaller Venture Capital investments, how Doriot works, how to come back from being exhausted as an entrepreneur, the entrepreneurial approach to cooking, and why Gerry intimidates people. Sign up for Doriot at or and connect with Gerry at
Viveka von Rosen, the LinkedIn Expert, Chief Visibility Officer, and Co-Founder of Vengreso, joins the show to share how to grow your business through LinkedIn. Hear how to optimize your LinkedIn profile and About section, how often and how long to post content to LinkedIn, how to use LinkedIn advanced search, her crazy hang gliding stories, and the best sneeze you’ll ever hear. Connect with Viveka at,, and @LinkedInExpert on LinkedIn
Andréa Jones, the Founder of OnlineDrea and Social Media for Podcasts, joins the show to share her journey from meeting her husband on YouTube to becoming the go-to expert on social media for podcasts. Hear how to share your podcast or content series on social media, what platforms to share it on, how to attract new listeners, the creative power of tactile hobbies, and some choose your own adventure. Connect with Andréa at, @OnlineDrea on Instagram, and her Savvy Social Podcast
Andrew Askins, the Founder and CEO of Krit, joins the show to share his journey from aspiring teacher to designing and developing apps for non-technical founders. Hear how Krit brings tech to life through consulting, the importance of accountability, how to curate a newsletter like Andrew does with Startup Watching, how to start a business in college, and the most creative creators on YouTube. Connect with Andrew on Twitter at @AndrewAskins and at,, and
Larry Edelson, the Chairman of Delray Medical Center and Serial Medical Entrepreneur, joins the show to share his journey from growing up in a 1-bedroom apartment to becoming the Chairman of an award-winning hospital. Hear how he had so much success in the medical field without going to med school, his role in growing 1-800 Contacts, his biggest life lessons, why retirement isn’t what you should dream of, and the best spring break story of all time. Connect with Larry at
Mike Allton, the Blogging Brute and Brand Evangelist at Agorapulse, joins the show to share his journey from failing English class to becoming an award-winning blogger. Hear how to increase your site traffic and sales through blogging, how to know what to blog about, how long and frequent your blog posts should be, the creative power of photo walks, and how Aviation Gin cleverly responded to Peloton. Connect with Mike at and on social media at @BloggingBrute
Andrea Sager, the Legalpreneur and Founder of Andrea Sager Law, joins the show to share her journey from a big law firm to starting her own virtual law firm for small business owners. Hear the difference between trademarks and copyrights, how to apply for trademarks and copyrights, examples of infringement, how she won a bowling national championship, and her crazy crawfish story. Connect with Andrea on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook at @AndreaSagerLaw
Justin Delaney, the Founder of Menguin and CEO of Buff City Soap, joins the show to share his journey from bartender and travel blogger to disrupting both the tuxedo rental and soap worlds. Hear how he sold Menguin to Generation Tux in just a few years, the nontraditional approach of Buff City Soap, how to excel as both an intrapreneur and entrepreneur, stories from working with Mark Cuban, Scott Dorsey, and George Zimmer, and why Justin doesn’t like jeans. Connect with Justin on Instagram at @JustDela and on LinkedIn
Jon MacDonald, the Founder of The Good, joins the show to share his journey from computer science student to starting a conversion rate optimization (CRO) firm that helps the world’s largest online brands, including Nike, Adobe, and Xerox. Hear how to convert more website visitors into buyers, tools to understand the clicks and movements of your site visitors, why you shouldn’t use email newsletter pop-ups, the differences in the websites of massive brands and small businesses, and Jon’s stories from being 6’7”. Connect with Jon at and
Nathan Ross, a Producer of Big Little Lies, Dallas Buyers Club, Sharp Objects, and other major projects joins the show to share how he produces award-winning films and series. Hear how to capture heavy drama, how to decide what stories to tell, the impact of the changing entertainment industry, tales from the Oscars, Emmys, and Golden Globes, and what it’s like working with Meryl Streep, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, and Amy Adams. Connect with Nathan at
Kris Ward, the Time Management Expert, joins the show to share her journey from overworked agency owner to Bestselling Author of Win the Hour, Win the Day! Hear how to get better at time management, why you should get rid of your to-do list, how early you should wake up, the best tools for productivity, and the time Kris almost got electrocuted. Connect with Kris at, Facebook, LinkedIn, and her podcast NOW! Your Business
Chris Strub, the Giving Day Guy, joins the show to share his journey from aspiring journalist to the first person to livestream and Snapchat in all 50 states. Hear the best marketing strategies for nonprofits, how to get better at livestreaming, how to prepare for a Giving Day, when it’s okay to yell in public, and the most powerful hug of all time. Connect with Chris on Twitter and Instagram at @ChrisStrub and at
JoAnn Branstetter, the CFO of Hippo Direct, joins the show for a very special family edition during Thanksgiving week to be interviewed by her son and our podcast host, Max Branstetter. Hear her entrepreneurial roots prior to Hippo Direct, how to achieve work-life balance when working from home, how to build your business while raising young kids, how puzzles can increase creativity, and what she would name her band. Connect with JoAnn on Facebook as JoAnn Zucker Branstetter and at
Kate Erickson, the Creator, Engager, and Implementer at Entrepreneurs on Fire, joins the show to share her journey from aspiring college English professor to award-winning podcast entrepreneur with her partner John Lee Dumas (JLD). Hear the best way to save time with your business, the best project management tools, why you should focus on one task at a time, Kate’s favorite part of living in Puerto Rico, and the most beautiful town she’s ever visited. Connect with Kate at
Andrew and Pete, the Co-Founders of Andrew and Pete, join the show to share their journey from just Andrew and just Pete to the award-winning business growth duo behind ATOMIC and ATOMICON. Hear the best way to grow your business, how to decide which income stream to focus on, how to start a membership community, why boredom motivates great marketing, and Andrew’s favorite Avril Lavigne lyrics. Connect with Andrew and Pete at and their YouTube show at AndrewAndPete.TV
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