Midwest Digital Markrting Conference 2018

February 7, 2018

In this podcast, we are discussing the Midwest Digital Media Conference (MDMC), which is the largest digital marketing conference in the region. It boasts speakers annually from companies such as BuzzFeed, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google.

In 2013, the MDMC was held for the first time at the University of Missouri- St. Louis as a free, half-day event conducted in the university’s JC Penney Conference Center. As the success of the conference continued to evolve, the conference has eventually transformed into a full, two-day event, and changed its venue to St. Louis’ Union Station. In 2017 the MDMC set attendance records of a remarkable 2,000 marketers and friends, and trended for 8 hrs on Twitter both nationally and internationally.

Host: Samuel Nelms

Produced: Brian Borgstede, James Brandt, Taylor Caputo, Khadijah Johnson, Blake Rudloff and Gus Wehmeier

Guests: Dr Perry Drake and Brianna Smith

About the Speakers: Dr. Drake is a professor of digital and social media marketing at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, and Brianna Smith is an adjunct professor at UMSL and an Integrated Marketing Manager at TeraRecon.

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Anheuser-Busch Hall: Past, Present and Future

February 1, 2018

In-depth interview with Dean Charles Hoffman, Dr. Thomas Eyssell, and Mr. Stan Freerks.  In this podcast, we discuss Anheuser-Busch Hall – the new building of the College of Business Administration at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, which opened its doors to UMSL students in August 2017. We dive into the past, present, and future of this new building, and highlight its benefits to the students and faculty.  

Host: Brendan Goodwin and Tom Fitzgibbons

Produced: Joe Bamberger, Tom Fitzgibbons, and Brendan Goodwin

Guests: Dean Charles Hoffman, Dr. Thomas Eyssell, and Stan Freerks

About the speakers: Charles Hoffman is the Dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Missouri – St. Louis and also an UMSL Alum. Dr. Thomas Eyssell is the Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Studies, and a Co-Director of the Doctor of Business Administration Program at UMSL. Mr. Stan Freerks is the Area President of Risk Placement Services of St. Louis, the Leadership Council Member, and the donor of the new Anheuser-Busch Hall building.

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The Benefit Of Taking Business Classes For Students of Different Majors

January 1, 2018

A thorough interview with Dr. Carl Hoagland and Tyler Beffa. In this podcast, we discuss the importance of business classes in relation to other majors, in partucular education majors. Dr. Hoagland and Tyler Beffa highlight the knowledge and skills one can learn from business classes and how to apply them in other areas.  

Host: Joe Bamberger

Produced: Joe Bamberger, Tom Fitzgibbons, and Brendan Goodwin

Guests: Dr. Carl Hoagland and Tyler Beffa

About Dr. Carl Hoagland and Tyler Beffa: Dr. Carl Hoagland is a former Emerson Electric Company Endowed Professor in Technology and Learning. He is also a Director of Technology for the College of Education and Co-Director of the Bachelor of Educational Studies Program. Tyler Beffa is a student in the Bachelor of Educational Studies Program, who is also taking some business courses at the College of Business Administration as part of his degree. 

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Study Abroad

December 1, 2017

Extensive interview with Dr. Ekin Pellegrini, Dr. Joseph Rottman, and Cassie Filip. In this podcast we discuss the Study Abroad Program available for UMSL Business students. We discuss the many benefits this program can have for business students, while also brushing over the future of the program. 

Host: Joe Bamberger and Tom Fitzgibbons

Produced: Joe Bamberger, Tom Fitzgibbons, and Brendan Goodwin

Guests: Dr. Ekin Pellegrini, Dr. Joseph Rottman, and Cassie Filip

About Dr. Pellegrini, Dr. Rottman, and Cassie Filip:  Dr. Rottman is the Director of the International Business Institute, Department Chair, and a Professor of Information Systems at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Dr. Pellegrini is an Associate Professor of Global Leadership and Management at the College of Business Administration. Cassie Filip is a student at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, who is majoring in accounting. Cassie also took part in the Study Abroad program at UMSL. 

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UMSL Accelerate: Entrepreneurial Podcast

November 1, 2017

In-depth interview with Dan Lauer, Chris Miller, and Alex Zwibleman, who are all part of the UMSL-Business entrepreneurial program. We talk about the basics, history, future, and what this program can do for business students alike.

Host: Joe Bamberger and Tom Fitzgibbons

Produced: Joe Bamberger, Tom Fitzgibbons, and Brendan Goodwin

Guests: Dan Lauer, Chris Miller, and Alex Zwibleman

About Dan Lauer, Chris Miller, and Alex ZwiblemanDan Lauer is the founding Executive Director of UMSL Accelerate and Founder of his company, Water Baby’s. Chris Miller is the founder and CEO of The Mission Center L3C and serves as Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Alex Zwibleman is a student at UMSL and a Business Management major who took part in the UMSL Accelerate Entrepreneurial Program. 

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Service Automation and the Robot Age in Business

October 1, 2017

In-depth interview with Dr. Mary Lacity, a distinguished academic who most recently co-authored Robotic Process Automation and Risk Mitigation: The Definitive Guide and Service Automation: Robots and the Future of Work. Take a look at how these systems are impacting business and what they will mean to the future.

Host: Hal Deane

Produced By: Hal Deane, Sean Gabris, Marc Wanninger, Jerry Strutynski, Chanti Harris-Walker and Curtis Hoffman.

Guest: Dr. Mary Lacity

About Dr. Lacity: Dr. Mary Lacity, a Curator’s distinguished professor at UMSL and Visiting Scholar at MIT CISR. She has held visiting positions at the London School of Economics, Washington University, and Oxford University. She is also a Senior Editor on editorial boards of multiple high profile trade publications on information technology, and most recently co-published “Service Automation: Robots and the Future of Work" along with Leslie P. Willcocks from the London School of Economics.

 

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Interview With Owner of Strange Donuts and UMSL Alum - Jason Bockman

September 15, 2017

Description including participants:

Live interview from the University of Missouri - St. Louis with Jason Bockman, entrepreneur and owner of Strange Donuts and Alumni of the University of Missouri - St. Louis.  This podcast episode takes a look into the "strange" business Jason Bockman has gotten himself into along with thoughts and education on how to become an effective entrepreneur.  Jason also gives us an inside look into new strategies and disruptive tactics that he is implimenting into his business from a marketing standpoint.

Produced By: Hal Deane, Sean Gabris, Marc Wanninger, Jerry Strutynski, Chanti Harris-Walker and Curtis Hoffman.

Host: Marc Wanninger

Guest: Jason Bockman

About Strange Donuts: Strange Donuts opened its doors in October of 2013 and hasn’t slowed down since. Collaborating with local restaurants, artists, makers, and recently national brands, Strange has quickly become a staple of St. Louis culture and its own unique way of life. Our from scratch menu rotates monthly to reflect in season fruits and available ingredients. 

About Jason Bockman: with an upbringing in St. Louis that offered no silver spoon in his mouth, Jason has learned to how to run a business through his own life experiences and early startups as a hotdog vendor.  Jason has used his life experiences to give his business new and innovative ways to market to their unique and diverse customer base, of course, who doesn't like donuts?  Recently Jason helped form 501(c) nonprofit Strange Cares, which focuses on empowering kids throughout their community. With 3 locations in 2 markets, Strange looks to expand further with plans for new stores and new markets in the works. Be Nice. Stay Strange.

 

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Interview with Van Liu - Snow Factory Owner and UMSL Alum

September 1, 2017

Description including participants:

Live interview from the University of Missouri - St. Louis, Sean Gabris interviews entrepreneur Van Liu on his recent business success of Snow Factory in St. Louis' University City/Delmar Loop.

Produced By: Hal Deane, Sean Gabris, Marc Wanninger, Jerry Strutynski, Chanti Harris-Walker and Curtis Hoffman.

Host: Sean Gabris

Guest: Van Liu

About Sno Factory: Opened in Fall of 2016 and has been operated by Van Liu and team as they have gained hype in the culturally diverse 

About Van Liu: Is a current student at the University of Missouri - St. Louis majoring in Business Administration and he will be a graduate as of May 2017.  Liu's passion is graphic design but he also enjoys making ice cream in a way St. Louisians and others have never experienced before.  As the window of Snow Factory reads, "We love to make ice cream for the city that loves to eat it."

 

 

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The Digital Disruption

August 15, 2017

Technology, and specifically mobile technology, is advancing so quickly today that is it causing positive disruptions in how we do most anything from driving our cars, to ordering cabs to communicating with customers. In this podcast, Professor Perry Drake along with two of his Marketing Advisory Board Members Steve Bauer (a partner at FleishmanHillard), and Rick Spiekermann (the Digital Lead at Purina), discuss this disruption and how it is affecting, specifically, the field of marketing and communications and why it is imperative that colleges are properly preparing students for the new business world that is emerging ever so quickly.

Hosted By: UMSL business students Randy Thorburg and Jordan Fletcher and produced by Kathy To, Shante Gordon, Jordan Fletcher, Randy Thornburg, Emina Dizdarevic and Annie Mbale

Guests: Professor Perry Drake, Steve Bauer, and Rick Spiekermann

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The Importance of Students Obtaining Internships Prior to Graduation

August 1, 2017

Today’s business world is changing quickly. Silos at most companies are coming down. To stay competitive, businesses are becoming much more entrepreneurial in their processes and operations. To ensure students are ready for this quickly changing environment and hit the ground running as fast as possible, internships are almost a must. In this podcast, we chat with Lisa Fikki (the Intern Director within the College), Taylor Ernst, (a senior in the College who is now on his third internship), and Spenser Schmitt (an alumnus who graduated in 2014 but did not pursue an internship). The importance of internships and how to land a great intern opportunity are discussed from all three perspectives.

Hosted By: UMSL business students Shante Gordon and Annie Mbale and produced by Kathy.

Guests: Lisa Fikki, Taylor Ernst, and Spenser Schmitt 

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