What 2 Know

What 2 Know

The “What 2 Know” podcast explores best practices, innovation and latest trends with industry experts with an eye toward helping you stay ahead in digital marketing and communications.

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Allowing People to Bring their Authentic Selves to Work: Marcia Windross, Head of DE&I, W2O

Creating a workplace where people can bring their authentic selves to work leads to creativity and innovation. Our Head of DE&I, Marcia Windross discusses the importance of DE&I for companies and highlights National Mentoring Month and the impact of mentorship.
January 21, 2021

Standing Up Sanitizing Stations & Meeting a Need: Kelsey Carroll, Founder of Stand Up Stations

Necessity is the mother of invention — this certainly holds true for Kelsey Carroll, Founder of Stand Up Stations. Kelsey joins the show to discuss how her business launched during COVID-19 and how they've evolved their company over time.
December 17, 2020

Preventing, Detecting & Treating Colon Cancer: Brooks Bell, Colonoscopy Enthusiast & Board Member of the Colorectal Cancer Alliance

Colonoscopy Enthusiast & Colorectal Cancer Alliance Board Member, Brooks Bell, joins the show to share her colon cancer story. Plus, she discusses the importance of advocacy and ways we can all prevent, detect, and treat the third most common type of cancer.
December 10, 2020

Distinguishing Digital from Data: Jon Iwata, Executive Fellow at Yale School of Management & Former IBM SVP & Chief Brand Officer

Being digital and being data-driven are often conflated as the same, but they're not. This week's guest, Jon Iwata, Executive Fellow at Yale School of Management & Former IBM SVP & Chief Brand Officer, distinguishes between them. He also highlights the value both digital and data bring to the table and reaffirms the importance of the golden rule.
December 3, 2020

Giving Gratitude & Pausing to Reflect: Aaron Strout, CMO of W2O & Host of What2Know

Happy Thanksgiving eve! Aaron Strout, Host of What2Know & CMO of W2O, reflects on the topics, guests, and intentions of this year's episodes with the content producer of the podcast, Maya Ollie. Plus, you’ll hear, which guest is at the top of his wish list.
November 25, 2020

Giving Up Screens One Day a Week to Get Back Connection: Tiffany Shlain, Emmy-nominated Filmmaker, Founder of The Webby Awards & Author

Prioritizing mental health is important to your overall well-being, productivity, and happiness. Tiffany Shlain, Emmy-nominated Filmmaker, Author & Founder of The Webby Awards, shares the power of giving up screens one day a week.
November 19, 2020

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About What 2 Know Podcast

Our "What 2 Know" podcast explores best practices, innovation and latest trends with industry experts with an eye toward helping you, the listener, stay ahead in digital marketing and communications. Popular Guests include: celebrity chef, Tyler Florence, former CEO of Citi Ventures, Debby Hopkins and Grammy nominated rapper/entrepreneur, Ryan Leslie. Topics include: leadership, audience architecture and engagement, entrepreneurship, content marketing and business development.
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Aaron Strout

Aaron Strout

Aaron is the CMO of W2O, an analytics-driven, marketing and communications firm focused on the healthcare industry. He is a seasoned, strategic marketer who grew up in digital. During his 25+ years in the industry, he has been a pioneer in mobile and location-based marketing. Throughout his career, he has focused on client success, building high-performance teams and profitable revenue growth. Prior to joining W2O, Aaron spent time as the CMO of Powered Inc. (now part of Sprinklr), VP of social media at online community provider, Mzinga, and as director of digital marketing at Fidelity Investments. Aaron is the co-author of Location Based Marketing for Dummies (Wiley) and current host of the award-winning What2Know podcast (iTunes) which features industry leaders talking about innovation and best practices.

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