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Wagner Live is a weekly podcast produced by The Wagner Agency and hosted by its CEO / Chief Strategy Officer, Wágner dos Santos. In each episode and together with a special guest, expect to hear fresh perspectives on what's hot in business right now.

Wagner Live is a weekly podcast produced by The Wagner Agency and hosted by its CEO / Chief Strategy Officer, Wágner dos Santos. In each episode and together with a special guest, expect to hear fresh perspectives on what's hot in business right now.


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Wagner Live is a weekly podcast produced by The Wagner Agency and hosted by its CEO / Chief Strategy Officer, Wágner dos Santos. In each episode and together with a special guest, expect to hear fresh perspectives on what's hot in business right now.






Episode 111: The Resurgence of Virtual Office Spaces

Approximately 30 years ago virtual office spaces made a splash through the US and around the world with flexible space suitable for startups and entrepreneurs on the move. Also known as executive suites, the first such office was launched back in 1962 but did not gain mass popularity at that time and was limited by the lack of technology that was yet to come. About 15 years ago, co-working spaces we launched everyone and become the new hip trend for startups and enterprise companies looking...


Episode 110: The Reshaping of a City's Economic Future Amidst The New Normal

Orlando, Florida is not only where Wagner Live is located but it is also a growing market. It has been called one of North America's up-and-coming tech markets. In a recent study of the leading large, mid-size, and small metros throughout the country, Orlando ranked #9 out of 299 metros studied and #2 in the Southeast. The study evaluated such things as economic strength, prime workforces, year-over-year growth, and mid-term (5-Year) growth. In this episode, we discuss how a city that has...


Episode 95: The Reality of Virtual Offices

In this episode, Wágner discusses how offices have evolved from the traditional models to fully functional mobile offices and coworking spaces. What's the future of the office and should you even consider one?


Episode 98: Free Wi-Fi is Good For Business

In this episode, Wágner shares the value in businesses offering free Wi-Fi to their customers. Some of the benefits may not seem as obvious as one may think.


Episode 92: Hustle is a Dirty Word

In this episode, Wágner dos Santos discusses a word that has arguably taken on a new meaning over the last couple of years - hustle. Do you do the hustle or should you be a hustler? What does it all mean and should you even care?


Episode 99: You May Be Talking About Yourself Too Much

In this episode, we discuss how brands often get stuck on the “me me me” syndrome and forget that it’s not all about them. In fact, very little of it should be.


Episode 94: Marketing Agencies Must Think Like Consultants

In this episode, Wágner dos Santos discusses how today's marketing and advertising agencies need to be part business consultants as well. What's the point of sending customers to your clients if they are not prepared to handle or keep them?


Episode 97: The Future of Retail

In this episode, Wágner dos Santos discusses how retail is evolving beyond brick and mortar and the rise of mobile shopping.


Episode 96: The Danger For Women in Creative Jobs

In this episode, Wágner discusses how women in creative jobs are often victims of sexual harassment, sexism, demoralization, and sexual assault. The Harvey Weinstein scandal has reopened a very sad yet important dialogue regarding how women are victimized in the workplace by men. Wágner examines the problem as it specifically relates to the creative industry and what can be done to make it stop.


Episode 91: Why Some Businesses Succeed While Others Fail

This episode reveals the reasons why some businesses succeed while others fail with expert commentary.


Episode 101: Special Guest Michael Heinrich

In this episode, we are joined by Michael Heinrich, President of Joon, a national business communications company that delivers cloud-based solutions catered to the individual needs of small to enterprise level businesses. With more than 20 years of experience and a strong background and expertise in telecommunication's software products and services segments, Michael founded the company back in 2005 when it was known as Voice Ring. His first company, Touch-Talk, Inc., was the first...


Episode 100: Special Guest Fernando Pena

In this 100th episode of Wagner Live, we are joined by Fernando Pena, SVP, Digital Marketing & Experience at Seacoast Bank. He brings over 20 years of experience in banking, insurance, and investment industries focusing on monetizing and increasing growth within digital channels, deployment of innovative marketing technology platforms, and improving the digital user experience. Together we discuss how digital is affecting the banking industry, what it means to be a community bank today, and...


Episode 109: The Future Outlook for Small Businesses in the New Normal

The new normal, which is a result of the pandemic's effect on the market and economic instability, didn't come with an instruction manual. Expert analysts and economists have been hesitant to commit to providing any forecasting data. In this episode, we discuss the current state of affairs for small businesses throughout the U.S. and how they have been managing despite mandated lockdowns and restrictions. To help unpack this important topic is Thomas Sullivan, Vice President, Small Business...


Episode 108: Growing Your Business in a Virtual World

In this episode, Ross Brand of Livestream Universe joins Wagner Live in a discussion about the rise of live video in 2020, driven in part by the recent shift to home offices. Will live video and virtual meetings become the new normal for businesses? At a time when in-person meetings encounters pose a potential health risk, how can businesses leverage live video to grow their brand? A former radio on-air personality and reporter, Ross is a pioneer in the livestreaming field as both a...


Episode 107: Special Guest Kerry Feuerman

In this episode, we are joined by Kerry Feuerman. He is a Creative Director and author of The Five Deadly Sins of Presenting Creative Work. Kerry's past experience includes creative director at Fallon Minneapolis, Vice Chairman and Group Creative Director at The Martin Agency, and Global Creative Director at TBWA\Chiat\Day. He's been deservingly celebrated with awards from the One Show, CA, Cannes, Clios, Art Directors Club of New York, London International Awards, Kelley Awards, Obies,...


Episode 106: Special Guest Jennifer Crittenden

In this episode, we are joined by Jennifer Crittenden. She has appeared on CNBC Power Lunch and has been interviewed by Bloomberg Businessweek, and several other media outlets. Jennifer is also the author of What's A Guy To Do? How to Work with Women. Learn more at discreetguide.com. Together we will discuss what's trending in business and marketing and learn more about Jay in the process.


Episode 105: Special Guest Robert Solomon

In this episode, we are rejoined by Robert Solomon who makes his second appearance on our podcast. He is is the world’s leading authority on how to improve creative work by forging and sustaining trust-based relationships with clients, and is the author of the classic guide, The Art of Client Service, recently re-issued by John Wiley & Sons as a substantially revised third edition. Robert runs Solomon Strategic, a firm he founded to provide marketing counsel to advertising agencies, client...


Episode 104: Special Guest Jeff Tippett

In this episode, we are joined by Jeff Tippett who is a speaker, author, and entrepreneur. Jeff considers himself a motivational teacher. Jeff actively writes blogs and is working on his second book which he plans to publish soon. His first book, Pixels Are the New Ink: 3 Steps To Digital Domination in Your Industry, teaches thought leaders how to make money by sharing information already in their head – online. His second book, slated for late Fall 2018, is tentatively titled: Unleashing...


Episode 103: Special Guest String Nguyen

In this episode, we are joined by String Nguyen who, for the last three years, has been pioneering videos on social media. Recently she was recognized as a “Top Voice” on LinkedIn and nominated for 30 under 30 Forbes Asia. She produced the award-winning Snapchat channel “Women In Tech”, and amassed over 350 interviews with entrepreneurs and startup founders, like Gary Vaynerchuk, Holly Liu (Kabam) and Hugh Forrest (SXSW). You can learn more about String at stringstory.co. Together we will...


Episode 102: Special Guest Morissa Schwartz

In this episode, we are joined by Morissa Schwartz, owner of DrRissysWriting.com - a marketing and writing company and GenZPublishing.org - a publishing company, which has produced six Amazon bestsellers. She is currently earning her doctorate in literature at Drew University and has a Masters in Communication. Morissa broke a Guinness World Record for creating the World’s Longest Chain of Bracelets, has sung on MTV, speaks professionally about inspiring others through words and...