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WOMEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF Fashion, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability + Tech.

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130: Talking Chat Bots, AI, Sustainability & the Future of Fashion with Epytom's Anastasia Sartan & Marianna Milkis-Edwards

2/20/2018
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Chat bots don't sound inherently stylish, but today's guests are betting these conversational marketing tools can use artificial intelligence to change the face of personal styling. If that weren't interesting enough on its own, learn from the co-founders on this episode of the Spirit of 608 podcast just how sustainability prompted them to begin exploring a tech-enabled way to cut waste from the consumer shopping experience and build a solution for brands at the same time. Plus, hear...

Duration:00:55:45

129: Building Fast Fashion’s Ethical Virtual Factory of the Future with Soko’s Gwendolyn Floyd

2/13/2018
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When is a jewelry business not really a jewelry business at all? Today on this episode of the Spirit of 608 podcast when we get to know a stylish startup company whose underlying technology and way of working with over 2,500 artisans in Africa is almost more eye-catching than the on-trend jewelry the site now sells online and in partnership with more than 400 retailers around the world. Almost. We dare you not to fall in love with their collections of ultra-giftable earrings, necklaces and...

Duration:00:47:49

PressDope Minisode: The Art of the Bite-Sized PR Pitch

1/25/2018
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If there’s one thing that’s classically entrepreneurial, it’s the idea of more. More ideas, more customers, more press, more growth, more reach, more everything. While that hunger for and drive toward more so often serves business owners well, there are times when focusing on the more can actually detract from your most pressing goals. You’ve likely heard about choosing one thing, the lean approach to business building and entrepreneurial minimalism in books like this one and this one and...

Duration:00:12:32

PressDope Minisode: How to Find a Journalist's Email Address

1/23/2018
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Have you ever found *exactly* the right journalist or influencer - someone you're dying to tell about your brand - but you can't for the life of you find a reliable email address to use when reaching out? While most bloggers and influencers with online personas should be relatively easy to contact (after all, their business depends on connecting with others), many members of the media and especially staffers at national media outlets with large audiences make their email addresses...

Duration:00:09:50

128: Solo Episode

12/26/2017
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What does a year talking to FEST founders, creating a media startup and heading in an entirely new direction from your previous professional day-to-day teach you? A lot. For the final Spirit of 608 podcast episode of the year, I'm sharing a solo episode with 10 takeaways I wrote down in recent weeks that sum up what I've learned in 2017. These aren't your typical lifehacks. Because life is messy and strange and full of hard decisions, especially when you're trying to build your own thing....

Duration:00:32:56

127: Live Media Strategy Session with Althea Simons of Grammar

12/19/2017
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Where do you go next after getting great press? Getting solid coverage in national media outlets - in the case of this week's guest, we're talking WWD and Fashionista - is difficult for a new, independent brand to do. It's all the more impressive if you nabbed that coverage during your crowdfunding phase, which is one of the hardest times for an early stage business to convince journalists and fashion writers to publish a story. But say you pulled that off. What then? How can you sustain...

Duration:01:14:45

126: Knowledge Drop with The Brightly Co's Laura Alexander Wittig on Successful, Sustainable Side Hustling + Productive Productivity

12/12/2017
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So you want to side hustle, but you're struggling to balance a budding fashion business with your main gig? Whether that's a full-time job, family commitments or both, this week's guest is here to talk about how she conceived, built and launched not one but two FEST-ive brands while... The post 126: Knowledge Drop with The Brightly Co's Laura Alexander Wittig on Successful, Sustainable Side Hustling + Productive Productivity appeared first on Spirit of 608 - Media Strategy & Fashion...

Duration:00:59:35

125: Three Different Looks at Fashion Entrepreneurs Fighting Human Trafficking & Modern Day Slavery

12/5/2017
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Can entrepreneurship and the business of fashion make headway in the complex web of injustice fueling the global engines of human trafficking and modern day slavery - a dark and dangerous industry thought to generate some $150 billion a year? The post 125: Three Different Looks at Fashion Entrepreneurs Fighting Human Trafficking & Modern Day Slavery appeared first on Spirit of 608 - Media Strategy & Fashion Business Podcast.

Duration:01:21:33

124: Melissa Gonzalez of Lionesque Group on Parting Ways with Her Past Career to Become Pop-Up Retail’s Leading Lady

11/28/2017
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Nearly a decade after bursting onto the scene as retail's latest innovation, pop-up shops have become the standard way for fashion brands and independent businesses to test new markets, new products and product-market fit... The post 124: Melissa Gonzalez of Lionesque Group on Parting Ways with Her Past Career to Become Pop-Up Retail’s Leading Lady appeared first on Spirit of 608 - Media Strategy & Fashion Business Podcast.

Duration:00:33:16

122: Digital Marketing 101 for FEST Brands with Jay Stampfl of Blackbird PPC

11/9/2017
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Befuddled by Facebook ads? Scared of SEO? Listen in for a special episode of the Spirit of 608 podcast featuring a digital marketing expert who's worked with some of the most FEST-ive brands around, including Cuyana, The RealReal and Sephora... The post 122: Digital Marketing 101 for FEST Brands with Jay Stampfl of Blackbird PPC appeared first on Spirit of 608 - Media Strategy & Fashion Business Podcast.

Duration:01:01:31

121: Live Media Strategy Session with Sharmon Lebby of Ethical Fashion Brand Blessed Designs

11/9/2017
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Have you been thinking about your media strategy in the busy weeks leading up to the holiday season? On this week's episode of the Spirit of 608 podcast, we hear from a FEST founder whose burgeoning brand is about to launch product after a successful crowdfunding campaign. What next steps should she take and how can she manage doing her own small business public relations and media outreach while holding down a full-time job in a scientific field... The post 121: Live Media Strategy...

Duration:01:09:47

120: Investing in the Next Billion Dollar Female-Led Businesses with XFactor Partner Aubrie Pagano of Bow & Drape

11/9/2017
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Billion dollar businesses, anyone? That's what this week's guest and a cohort of female entrepreneurs are on the lookout for as part of a new microfund aiming to seed promising startups with at least one female co-founder... The post 120: Investing in the Next Billion Dollar Female-Led Businesses with XFactor Partner Aubrie Pagano of Bow & Drape appeared first on Spirit of 608 - Media Strategy & Fashion Business Podcast.

Duration:01:03:30

119: The Power of Doing Your Own Thing with TARA's Annette Lasala Spillane

11/9/2017
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In our noisy-beyond-belief world, it's unusual to find an emerging brand truly doing things differently. But every once in a while, we find a founder with a radically out-of-the-box approach that challenges the fundamental assumptions at play in an age-old industry. The post 119: The Power of Doing Your Own Thing with TARA's Annette Lasala Spillane appeared first on Spirit of 608 - Media Strategy & Fashion Business Podcast.

Duration:00:55:39

118: Creating A Cutting Edge Career with Futurist and Biodesigner Natsai Audrey Chieza of Faber Futures

11/9/2017
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The fashion trend of the future? Microbes. That's if our latest featured guest has anything to say about it. In today's conversation, you'll hear from a multidisciplinary designer whose unconventional path has landed her at the intersection of fashion, sustainability and science in the most fascinating way. The post 118: Creating A Cutting Edge Career with Futurist and Biodesigner Natsai Audrey Chieza of Faber Futures appeared first on Spirit of 608 - Media Strategy & Fashion Business...

Duration:00:55:41

122: Digital Marketing 101 for FEST Brands with Jay Stampfl of Blackbird PPC

11/7/2017
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Befuddled by Facebook ads? Scared of SEO? Listen in for a special episode of the Spirit of 608 podcast featuring a digital marketing expert who’s worked with some of the most FEST-ive brands around, including Cuyana, The RealReal and Sephora. With so many independent brands... The post 122: Digital Marketing 101 for FEST Brands with Jay Stampfl of Blackbird PPC appeared first on Spirit of 608 - Media Strategy & Fashion Business Podcast.

Duration:01:01:31

121: Live Media Strategy Session with Sharmon Lebby of Ethical Fashion Brand Blessed Designs

10/31/2017
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Have you been thinking about your media strategy in the busy weeks leading up to the holiday season? On this week’s episode of the Spirit of 608 podcast, we hear from a FEST founder whose burgeoning brand is about to launch product after a successful... The post 121: Live Media Strategy Session with Sharmon Lebby of Ethical Fashion Brand Blessed Designs appeared first on Spirit of 608 - Media Strategy & Fashion Business Podcast.

Duration:01:09:47

120: Investing in the Next Billion Dollar Female-Led Businesses with XFactor’s Partner Aubrie Pagano of Bow & Drape

10/24/2017
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Billion dollar businesses, anyone? That’s what this week’s guest and a cohort of female entrepreneurs are on the lookout for as part of a new microfund aiming to seed promising startups with at least one female co-founder. Meet this week’s guest, Aubrie Pagano Founder of... The post 120: Investing in the Next Billion Dollar Female-Led Businesses with XFactor’s Partner Aubrie Pagano of Bow & Drape appeared first on Spirit of 608 - Media Strategy & Fashion Business Podcast.

Duration:01:03:30

119: The Power of Doing Your Own Thing with TARA’s Annette Lasala Spillane

10/17/2017
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In our noisy-beyond-belief world, it’s unusual to find an emerging brand truly doing things differently. But every once in a while, we find a founder with a radically out-of-the-box approach that challenges the fundamental assumptions at play in an age-old industry. Meet this week’s guest,... The post 119: The Power of Doing Your Own Thing with TARA’s Annette Lasala Spillane appeared first on Spirit of 608 - Media Strategy & Fashion Business Podcast.

Duration:00:55:39

118: Creating A Cutting Edge Career with Futurist and Biodesigner Natsai Audrey Chieza of Faber Futures

10/10/2017
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The fashion trend of the future? Microbes. That’s if our latest featured guest has anything to say about it. In today’s conversation, you’ll hear from a multidisciplinary designer whose unconventional path has landed her at the intersection of fashion, sustainability and science in the most... The post 118: Creating A Cutting Edge Career with Futurist and Biodesigner Natsai Audrey Chieza of Faber Futures appeared first on Spirit of 608 - Media Strategy & Fashion Business Podcast.

Duration:00:55:34

117: Meet the Filipino Beauty Brand Fighting Poverty, Supporting Startups and Winning Eco Awards with Human Nature’s Camille Meloto

10/3/2017
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You don’t need us to tell you that true beauty comes from far below the surface. With this week’s podcast guest, we’re seeing that old adage played out in business with a family-owned beauty brand whose entire structure is set up to deliver organic and... The post 117: Meet the Filipino Beauty Brand Fighting Poverty, Supporting Startups and Winning Eco Awards with Human Nature’s Camille Meloto appeared first on Spirit of 608 - Media Strategy & Fashion Business Podcast.

Duration:00:47:00

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