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Meet Amanda Brinkman
Amanda is currently the Chief Brand Officer of Deluxe. She is also the creator, producer and host of their hit series “Small Business Revolution,” which streams on Hulu and Prime Video. The series was even named among Inc. Magazine’s top shows for entrepreneurs.
Amanda is a sought-after public speaker, sharing her “Do Well By Doing Good” philosophy on stages around the USA. She demonstrates how both companies and individuals can make a meaningful and positive difference in people’s lives, while fostering their own success in the process.
Through her work, Amanda has defined what it looks like for brands to truly act “as publishers” creating movements through their content strategy.
Amanda is a nationally renowned brand expert, Forbes contributor, and frequent on-camera personality for national news outlets and celebrity interviews, ranging from LL Cool J to Peyton Manning. She has appeared on CNBC’s “Cleveland Hustles,” in addition to hosting the online “Small Talks” series that features successful entrepreneurs across the United States of America. That’s all while charting an acclaimed career that spans groundbreaking campaigns for brands like BMW, Reebok and Sony, in addition to her role as an inspiring female executive at Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies, such as United Health Group, Allianz, General Mills, and Deluxe.
Amanda’s current and former board service includes the Children’s Cancer Research Fund, Make-A-Wish, the Children’s Theatre Company, the Ordway Performing Arts Center, Ad Council, ANA (Association of National Advertisers) and the Women’s Business Development Center. She also passionately volunteers for causes such as Special Olympics, Feed My Starving Children, Habitat for Humanity and more. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband (who happens to be her best friend), her daughter (who is a small but mighty force of nature) and their puppy (who is, of course, adorable).
But to describe this episode as only about brand purpose is doing the entire conversation a disservice.
What’s so beautiful is the way the episode frames the importance of brands doing well by being good. Yes, that means companies need to focus less on content that interrupts, is sponsored or talks AT people. Instead, brands should be investing more in content that makes people WANT to spend time with their brand.
By the end of this episode, you’ll be left astonished, in awe, and feeling inspired. And maybe that’s the exactly what you need to reach your customers in an authentic way.
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Radically Transparent, is a podcast geared towards the modern-day B2B marketer. Guests are a mixture of renowned marketing and sales leaders from B2B marketing organizations around the globe.
Each episode shines a light on the inner workings of B2B leadership– including what keeps successful CEOs, CMOs, VPs and social media teams up at night, professionally. The conversations are real, raw and authentic all while revealing to listeners the unfiltered, not-so-known truths of today’s most interesting marketers.
Quickly becoming one of the Oktopost’s most popular original podcast shows on the internet, new episodes air every Thursday.
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