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Is there a brand or person whose brand lights you on fire? Jill and Brad talk about Mazda, Katy Perry, and whether you like either brand or not, you'll be surprised to hear that your co-hosts have opinions about both of them. Lots of opinions. There's a brilliant iTunes review by Lisa Lehman read in a brilliantly bad accent by Jill and a recap by the glorious Andy Crestodina. They also talk about the Top 5 Ways To Improve Your Branding in this episode and they welcome skeeball master Mike Fraser to the show. Listen in! »

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Do you remember your first cell phone? How large and unwieldy was it, and more importantly: Do you miss it? What about answering machines: Did you have one?  Brad and Jill walk down memory lane rehashing what life was like with very public voicemails and whether they appreciate the privacy of leaving someone a voice message now as opposed to yesteryear. They also talk about the Top 5 Reasons To Never Leave A Voicemail Again in this episode and they welcome Inside Edge PR’s Matt Baron to the show.  Listen in! »

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What do you do — away from work — to get your creative juices flowing? How do you dig yourself out of that ditch of monotony? Jill showers. Brad communes with leaves. They talk about their creative juices and juicing their creativity and hope that you call in to share what you do to relieve that work stress and potentially do better at work overall. They also talk about the Top 5 People To Learn From in this episode and they welcome Boot Rescue’s Tracy Sloga to the show. Listen in! »

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What's something creative that you do away from work? If you love to cook, play music or go for a run, does it make you more creative when you're back to work? Jill and Brad talk about what they love to do outside of their work lives and Jill takes a moment getting quite upset after learning that Brad loves to cook and has never cooked for her. They also talk about the Top 5 Things That Boost Your Creative Output in this episode and they welcome Brad's sister (!!) Cheryl Moore to the show. Listen in! »

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Have you had a great customer experience lately? Ever experience a personalized thank you note, social media shout-out or extra mile move that a business has done for you? Let's hope you've thought about doing the same for your customers and clients. Jill and Brad think about it all the time (spoiler alert: This is an overstatement.) They also talk about the Top 5 Ways To Show Your Customers Some Love in this episode and they welcome social media diva Marisa Lisse to the show. Oh! And Michelle Humphrey is back to talk about the birth of her Twitter existence. Listen in! »

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Are you familiar with the Google+ stuff? Do you use it to grow your business? Jill has no idea how to do this so Brad educates her -- and the rest of us -- about how you can dive into Google+'s bounty of communities to reach more folks and market your business better. They talk about the Top 5 Google+ Communities For Business Owners in this episode and they welcome junk master Danny Goldberg to the show. Oh, and Team Pete is back. Duh. Listen in! »

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Do you work in different places? Do you like to change it up to get the brainwaves moving in a different direction? Jill and Brad sure do. They banter about where they like to work and why certain places are better than others. (You'll have to listen to get a glimpse of their favorite spots!) They also talk about the Top 5 Places To Work That Are Not Your Office in this episode and they welcome publicity maven Jenny Shepherd to the show. Listen in! »

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Has anyone ever called you with an opportunity that you needed right at that moment? Ever have the experience where someone else's outreach worked? You know you have. Brad and Jill talk all about how following up with leads really does work -- and of course, they shout a lot. They also talk about the Top 5 Ways To Warm Up Your Leads in this episode, they welcome Sales Drummer Tony Lenhart to the show, and Team Pete is back for more goodness. Listen in! »

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