Rules of networking: listen to learn, not to respond. – Podcast Ep. 43

Rules of networking: listen to learn, not to respond. – Podcast Ep. 43

Networking is the lifeblood of your brands reach. Without it you’ll experience stagnation, and find yourself struggling to meet people. Businesses need connections for more than making money.

Video Chapters: ——- 00:00​ – Intro 01:00​ – Jason Metz Introduction 03:50​ – Show Topic Intro 04:44​ – Mitch’s Tidbit: Coca Cola can customization promo 19:20​ – Jon’s Eh… Are Superbowl ads effective? 28:08​ – Rules of Networking. Listen to learn, not to respond

What is networking good for?

Networking is needed for your brands support. It can benefit it financially, advertise it, emotional connections, and when the synergy is right, it’s fuel for creativity.

Ideas for networking:

  • Listen, really – it’s about “them” not you. It’s like the movie Hitch. You come 90, and I’ll go 10. – talk about them more not you.
  • Its not about experience – No one cares how many years you’ve done xyz. Focus on what you are doing now.
  • Use humor (but be discerning with it) – in this time, it’s critical to read the room.

About Our Guest: Jason Metz

Jason has been helping companies transform into brands for over 17 years, empowering almost 100 clients to create more meaningful engagement and connection with their most important audiences – clients including P&G, Coca-Cola, Adidas, Porsche, Anheuser-Busch, ESPN and many more.

As the Head of Business Development for enterprise SaaS platform TINT, these days Jason helps clients tap into culture and improve performance across every conceivable metric through adoption of user-generated content and authentic influencer marketing at scale.

Twitter: @mktginfluencers

I'm the Co-founder and CEO at NerdBrand. I've spent over 12 years in digital advertising providing strategic direction for businesses to build better websites, brands, and messaging, with an eye for improving online presences and laying a foundation for future growth.