Forward Thinking

An award-winning marketing podcast by Metigy


Feb 17, 2020

Episode 17: How to get your first sale with Rachel Bourke from SalesSPACE

“Sales is the lifeblood of any business.”

I’m exploring all things sales today with Rachel Bourke, the founder of SalesSPACE, where she has trained thousands of small business owners how to make big money by improving their sales conversation.

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Feb 06, 2020

Episode 16: Your network is your net worth – Become a LinkedIn Marketing Master with Sam Mutimer from Thinktank Social

“Your network is your net worth.”

I’ve been thinking of this quote a lot since recording this episode with my special guest Sam Mutimer, who is the founder of one of the first social media agencies; Thinktank Social.

Through breaking her leg in 2008 playing rugby, Sam became aware of the true power of social media and how it plays a role in branding and business as a whole.

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Jan 21, 2020

Episode 15: Marketing for restaurants and cafes with Mark Calabro from Hungry Hungry

Have you always wanted to start your own restaurant or café?

I know I definitely have and I’m exploring the world of food and business today with my special guest Mark Calabro

His mission is to get restaurants full again and bring back the social element of going out and dining.

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Jan 14, 2020

Episode 14: Customer retention marketing with Amber Dermoudy from General Assembly & Khoros

Fun fact: Acquiring a new customer can cost five times more than retaining an existing customer.

Can your business afford to ignore your existing customers?

That’s what I’m exploring today with my special guest Amber Dermoudy, social media strategist at Khoros and digital marketing educator at General Assembly.

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Jan 07, 2020

Episode 13: The Marketing Scientist Mike Sager talks customer success, data and all things marketing!

Today I talk to the Marketing Scientist Mike Sager.

Mike’s one of the smartest marketers I know and he’s definitely earned the marketing scientist nickname!

We discuss his extensive marketing career that started in the US and now sees him in Australia, where he founded a vets on demand startup called Pawsum and is now head of customer success at Siteminder, one of Australia’s fastest growing startups.

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Dec 31, 2019

Episode 12: How to hire like Canva – Why people are the secret to success with Mahesh Muralidhar from Airtasker and Canva

What’s the main reason behind Canva’s success?


This week, my very special guest Mahesh Muralidhar details how he led People Operations at Canva (where he was employee number 25) from a small initial team to more than 200 across three offices.

If you are looking to make your next marketing hire, this episode is a must-listen.

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Dec 24, 2019

Episode 11: Creating marketing videos on a small budget with Justin Wastnage from Vloggi

Can your business afford to exclude video content from your marketing?

That’s what I’m exploring this week with my very special guest Justin Wastnage, the founder of Vloggi and the person that coined the term Vlog.

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Dec 17, 2019

Episode 10: How to run a successful marketing competition and using drones in your business with Seb and Kirra from BIRDI

How do you run a successful marketing competition?

Sebastian and Kirra from BIRDI, a platform that enables businesses to integrate drones smoothly into their operations, dissect how their marketing competition helped them reach over 300k people and provided them with an opportunity to work with Canva.

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Dec 16, 2019

Episode 9: Ecommerce Marketing and reinventing an industry with Zoltan Csaki from Citizen Wolf

How do you reinvent an industry with only 8 employees?

That’s what I’m exploring this week with my very special guest Zoltan Csaki, who is the Co-Founder of Citizen Wolf, who simplify and automate the process of tailoring.

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Dec 15, 2019

Episode 8: How to Build your Personal Brand like Richard Branson with Fleur Brown

What is your personal brand?

That’s what I’m exploring this week with my very special guest Fleur Brown, who has worked with Richard Branson and just released her new book The Business of Being YOU – Personal Brand Secrets of Celebrities and CEO’s.

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Dec 14, 2019

Episode 7: How to become a deep listener and not neglect your existing customers with Oscar Trimboli

What is poor listening costing you and your business?

That’s what I’m exploring this week with my very special guest Oscar Trimboli, who’s aiming to create 100 million deep listeners in the world.

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Dec 13, 2019

Episode 6: Building your first digital marketing campaign with Geoff Main from Passionberry Marketing

Geoff Main, founder of Passionberry Marketing, a boutique agency that provides integrated marketing and communication strategies joins the Forward Thinking podcast to talk about all things marketing.

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Dec 12, 2019

Episode 5: How Cheryl Mack became the most connected person in Australian Business

Cheryl Mack, who built Australia’s largest Startup and Growth conference StartCon, joins the Forward Thinking Podcast to share how she grew her personal business connections to over 8,000 and how you can do the same.

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Dec 11, 2019

Episode 4: How to get your first 100 customers with Ben Wong from Academy Xi

Ben Wong, the CEO and Co-founder of Academy Xi, a future-focused education company that has trained over 5,000 people since 2016, joins the Forward Thinking Podcast to talk marketing, the future of learning and how he got his first 100 customers.

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Dec 10, 2019

Episode 3: How to build a voice first marketing strategy with Nick Myers and Brett Brooks from Redfox AI

The world’s leading voice search marketing experts Nick Myers and Brett Brooks from Redfox AI join the Forward Thinking podcast to share how to get your marketing strategy ready for the era of AI and Voice first.

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Dec 06, 2019

Episode 1: LinkedIn Marketing – How to get 14 million views in less than 12 months with Sally Illingworth

Australia’s leading LinkedIn marketer Sally Illingworth joins the Forward Thinking podcast to share how she gained over 14 million organic content views on LinkedIn in less than 12 months.

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Each week we talk to inspirational business owners, brands and marketing experts to learn from their experiences on the front line and uncover what it takes to build a world-class business.

We aim to inspire SMBs by sharing stories of driven, passionate and successful marketing professionals from around the world.

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