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The No B******t Marketing Podcast is all about living in a world free of BS marketing, and full of bold solutions. Tune in each week as Dave tells you how to cut the BS and listen to our guests discuss their Big Idea about messaging success.

The No B******t Marketing Podcast is all about living in a world free of BS marketing, and full of bold solutions. Tune in each week as Dave tells you how to cut the BS and listen to our guests discuss their Big Idea about messaging success.


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The No B******t Marketing Podcast is all about living in a world free of BS marketing, and full of bold solutions. Tune in each week as Dave tells you how to cut the BS and listen to our guests discuss their Big Idea about messaging success.






Why MASSolutions is Called "The World's Only No BS Marketing Firm"

You hear it in every podcast but yet, do you realize the importance of the statement "the world's only No BS marketing firm?" Through the passion of wanting to learn more in his academic field and the inspiration from the teachings of the Father of Marketing, Philip Kotler, Dave created a system that was built on not only creative art, but the behavioral science. Eventually, this became what we refer to as the No BS Go-To-Market System; manifesting MASSolutions into becoming the world's...


389: How You Can Avoid Information Avoidance and Make Your Story Memorable

In this episode, Dave explains what Information Avoidance is and how it impacts you. He also provides specific ways for you to avoid it.


388: What 2020 Taught us About Communication

In this episode, Dave talks about how the pandemic forced us to change how we communicate. Some leaders leveraged the power of storytelling to sustain or grow despite the difficult environment this year. Others struggled. Hear how you can communicate more and better to your key target audiences in 2021.


387: The Benefits of Adding Reading to Your Repertoire

Yes, reading is fun and reading is fundamental. You can still watch videos. You can still listen to podcasts. But, what about reading? Did you forget about that one? People read less today, especially for enjoyment. In this episode, Dave goes over the benefits of reading through enhancing your learning skills, communication, and writing.


386: How More and Better Note Taking Can Help You Grow—5 Quick Ideas You Can Do Today

In this episode, Dave outlines how you can make life easier and grow personally and professionally by taking more and better notes. Sound crazy? Listen and take advantage with these easy to follow tips.


385: The NO BS Self-Assessment on Your Storytelling

In this episode, Dave walks you through a self-assessment on your most recent emails, videos on your website or social platforms, presentation decks, and meetings to evaluate your storytelling while constructing tips to implement to take your storytelling to the next level.


384: How Today's Leaders Are Successfully Building Trust

In this episode, Dave acknowledges the difference in leadership formalities from the powerful leaders from the 1960s through the 1990s to leaders who are more inclusive. Today's leaders can successfully build trust in 3 Ways:


383: The Importance of Perspective & Recognizing Those Who Matter Most

In this episode, Dave discusses the importance of perspective in the midst of how busy we may all be. Through recognition, Dave expresses deep gratitude to his family, team members, and clients who make MASSolutions.


382: Simplifying Your Problem-Solving Processes Using Occam's Razor

As individuals, we often devalue the thought of simple solutions and unknowingly look for more complex ideas as we believe the ones with more details get more appreciated than others. It's a common problem, but we often forget less is more, simple is better. In this episode, Dave discusses using Occam's razor to become more efficient with your storytelling, leadership, and problem-solving.


381: Making Customers Happy Lowers Your Cost of Selling

In this episode, Dave discusses how building and improving the customer experience generates a lower cost of selling. About MASSolutions For No Bullshit marketing solutions, including B2E marketing, public relations, and storytelling, contact Pittsburgh Marketing Agency MASSolutions here.


380: How You Can Better Understand Your Customer to Keep the Ones You Have and Get More Good Ones

Dave gives you big-time value in only 5 minutes by showing you how you can better understand your customer and your marketing opportunity by doing more with your data collection and analysis.


379: Are You Treating Your Employees Like Customers?

Are You Treating Your Employees Like Customers? You Should Be. It’s called Business to Employee (B2E) Marketing and it was a “must do” for peak performing leaders before the pandemic but now falls under the Essential Leadership Activities category. In this episode, Dave breaks down how you can improve The 3R’s of B2E Marketing: Recruitment, Retention, and Results (productivity!). He also admits where he wants and needs to do better and takes the time to thank the MASSolutions team for all...


378: HBR Agrees: Storytelling Can Make or Break Your Leadership

As an avid reader of the Harvard Business Review, Dave came across an article that influences what he has been explaining his entire career through speaking and writing: Storytelling can make or break your leadership. That is the title of Jeff Gothelf's article in which he shares five characteristics he found most effective stories to possess. In this episode, Dave shares his insight on Jeff Gothelf's article from his perspective as a leader and storytelling expert. Jeff Gothelf works as...


377: Why Personas Are BULL$H!# and How You Can Do Better

Personas were a good concept to help explain and leverage segmentation until creating personas became more about making up names and images for each group (think Hostile Hank, Worried Wanda!). That's when it morphed into BULL$H!# Marketing instead of focusing on how real segmentation can help businesses grow. In this episode, Dave tells you why that happened and how you can avoid the BS and better leverage segmentation.


376: How You Can Leverage "The Dynasty" Traits to Win in Business, Sports and Life

Dave's from Pittsburgh and loves the Steelers but he takes the time to show you how Jeff Benedict's book, The Dynasty, about the New England Patriots' success of the last 20 years can help you succeed in business, sports, and life. Dave outlines how the book shows the unique leadership and communication abilities of the three main characters in the Patriots story: Owner Bob Kraft, Coach Bill Belichick, and Quarterback Tom Brady. Give it a listen and check out the book here.


375: 5 Questions to Ask When Interviewing Strategic Partners

Working with your outside vendors or strategic partners can get frustrating. Dave shares five questions you should ask during the discovery phase to develop clarity about which direction you want to go in. 1. How do you build your project plan? 2. Who is going to be team leader? 3. how will time be managed? 4. What is the prefer way to communicate? 5. Ask for examples of when things got off tracked and how they handled communication with the client.


374: The Ellen Degeneres Apology: What Worked, What Didn’t and Why

The premiere of the 18th season of the Ellen DeGeneres Show opened with an apology from the host. How did Ellen do? In this episode, Dave critiques Ellen's apology using references from Aaron Lazare's book called On Apology.


373: Clippers Lose, Lebron Wins—Why This Matters to Your Story

You know Dave is a big basketball guy. In this episode, he explains why Lebron’s continuing, evolving story is an example for all of us with our personal and company brands.


372: Captain Obvious: The Two Target Markets You're Forgetting

In this episode, Dave pays tribute to Captain Obvious by discussing two target markets that should be obvious yet are often neglected.


93: Meghan Speer

CUT THE BS RANT:The phrase “Content is King” has been around for a while. When Bill Gates made his Content is King speech in 1996, he was referring to how the speed of the internet allows us to find and consume content quickly, increasing the importance of Digital Marketing. The traditional way of distributing information through limited sources controlled by a few organizations was dead. We as consumers of content had the ability to choose our content. . Unfortunately, BS Marketers...