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Mike Votava

Three Podcasts Every Marketer Should Listen To

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Listening to podcasts has been a great way for me to continue my marketing education. They keep me up to date on the marketing world and also inspire me to take the necessary actions to ensure that a successful marketing career will always be in my future. If you jump on the podcast bandwagon I know that the listening experience could do the same for you too.

There are a lot of podcasts out there – A LOT. And although my needs as a listener are continuously shifting as my learning priorities change, there is a small handful of shows that I make sure never to miss.

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I’m Coming to America: A Neil Diamond Cover

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I love Neil Diamond and I love America. It was quite an honor to be asked to perform this song at The Bushwick Book Club Seattle’s event: original music inspired by Howard Zinn’s The People’s History of the United States. If I remember correctly, this performance closed out the show. I was accompanied by my good friends Wes Weddell on guitar and Ben Mish on piano. What a night. God bless America.

Poster For An Upcoming Bushwick Book Club Seattle Event

By design, posters, The Bushwick Book Club Seattle

Take a look at this poster for an upcoming Bushwick Book Club Seattle event. Guess who designed it?  That’s right, I did! My favorite part is when the bird stands on the stack of books and doesn’t move. He just stands there, completely still, forever…

I brought up an interesting point – stillness. In a world full of video games, and television, and professional wrestlers, and cats, all constantly on the move, whirling all around us everywhere we go, there is something poetic about having to intentionally stop moving to fully appreciate something. So even if that something is just a poster of a bird standing on some books, the combined stillness of both the image and the viewer set to the busy background of the outside world helps make the overall visual experience more interesting.

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