Megan Skalbeck

Megan traffics in words. Whether that’s spinning up a story on the blog or paring down a conversation on the podcast, it’s all elementary math in the end: She adds, subtracts, multiplies for effect, and divides for readability. When she’s not helping words live their most meaningful life, she’s usually in the woods, in the ocean, on a rock, or on the road.

Gary Swart on the Evolution of Marketplaces and the Future of Work

By Megan Skalbeck / January 12, 2022 / Comments Off on Gary Swart on the Evolution of Marketplaces and the Future of Work

Episode 90 of Yes, and Marketing Gary Swart was formerly the CEO of oDesk and led the company through its merger with eLance to become UpWork, the world’s largest online workplace.  Today Gary is an investor and mentor (including giving me some great advice as Verblio’s marketplace continues to grow) and he agreed to share…

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Strategies for a Changing Marketing Landscape with George Raptis and Emily Bibb

By Megan Skalbeck / December 29, 2021 / Comments Off on Strategies for a Changing Marketing Landscape with George Raptis and Emily Bibb

Episode 88 of Yes, and Marketing What would you learn if you spent your time connecting marketing agencies with in-house marketers all over the world? We got to find out. On this episode of Yes, and Marketing, Steve talks with George Raptis and Emily Bibb. Together, George and Emily are the founders of Breef, a…

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Streamlined Storytelling and Extreme Stunts with Director Nick Schrunk

By Megan Skalbeck / December 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Streamlined Storytelling and Extreme Stunts with Director Nick Schrunk

Episode 86 of Yes, and Marketing Nick Schrunk has been creating and capturing extreme stunts and adventures for Red Bull for over a decade, including promos for brands like Porsche and athletes like Olympian Lindsey Vonn. He also won an Emmy Award as director of the film Blood Road, which documented mountain biker Rebecca Rush’s…

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Lessons from Rock Stars and Trade Shows with Alex Ordoñez

By Megan Skalbeck / December 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Lessons from Rock Stars and Trade Shows with Alex Ordoñez

Episode 85 of Yes, and Marketing You can probably name a handful of rockstar marketers. But how about marketers of actual rockstars? Alex Ordoñez is a music industry marketer with decades of experience, and in this episode of Yes, and Marketing, he and Steve go deep on the theme of ‘build relationships with people and…

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Content as a Career and the Future of Communities with Superpath’s Jimmy Daly

By Megan Skalbeck / November 24, 2021 / Comments Off on Content as a Career and the Future of Communities with Superpath’s Jimmy Daly

Episode 84 of Yes, and Marketing What’s the fastest way to get a content marketer to pay attention to sales? Make him run the sales team. That’s what Animalz did with Jimmy Daly, and it was a wildly successful move. As VP of Growth and one of the first 7 employees, Jimmy helped turn Animalz…

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EQ, Emails, and Curiosity as a Superpower with Kait Creamer

By Megan Skalbeck / November 17, 2021 / Comments Off on EQ, Emails, and Curiosity as a Superpower with Kait Creamer

Episode 83 of Yes, and Marketing Innovation doesn’t come from following best practices—especially in marketing. But we’re not the only ones who think so: Kait Creamer is an award-winning email marketer and CRM marketing manager at Framer who believes marketers should, above all, “be weird.”  In this interview, Kait and Steve cover liberal arts, creativity,…

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