166: Brands and the PewDiePie Dilemma

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PewDiePie has been in the news as of late for insensitive videos he created off the backs of a partnership with Disney and as part of the Google Preferred Advertiser Program. With both brands dropping him, many have asked: "how can brands be safe from influencers?" In this riveting discussion Rob Hix and Vincenzo Landino are joined by Roberto Blake and Chris Brogan as they discuss this with a live audience. Articles of reference: Washington Post Forbes Chris Brogan About Chris Brogan Chris Brogan is CEO of Owner Media Group , providing strategy and skills for the modern business. He is also a highly sought after professional speaker and the New York Times bestselling author of nine books and counting. His latest is called Find Your Writing Voice. Chris has spoken for or consulted with the biggest brands you know, including Disney, Coke, Google, GM, Microsoft, Coldwell Banker, Titleist, Scotts, Humana Health, Cisco, Sony USA, and many more. He's appeared on the Dr. Phil Show, interviewed Richard Branson for a cover story for Success magazine, and once even presented to a Princess. People like Paulo Coelho, Harvey Mackay, and Steven Pressfield enjoy sharing their projects and best ideas with Chris, because they know he'll share them with you. Tony Robbins had Chris on his Internet Money Masters series. Forbes listed Chris as one of the Must Follow Marketing Minds of 2014, plus listed his website as one of the 100 best websites for entrepreneurs. Statsocial rated Chris the #3 power influencer online. Most importantly, Chris provides education and tools to help you make your life and your business thrive, by teaching you which actions will get you what you want. Through books, speeches, courses, and workshops, Chris is dedicated to helping you grow your capabilities and connections and to getting you to that next level of success, no matter where you are in the process right now. About Roberto Blake Roberto Blake is the CEO and Creative Director of Create Awesome Media, LLC., where he develops and produces digital content and online media properties. Currently he is the host of a popular Creative Education Channel on YouTube, "Always Be Creating". Roberto also host and co-produces the "Create Something Awesome Today Podcast", in partnership with Liebsmedia. As a practictioner in video marketing, Roberto has a background in advertising, marketing and brand development based in a long career in the creative services industry. Leveraging skills in Graphic Design, Photogaphy and Video Editing, Roberto uses his versatility as and advantage in social media platforms and content that rely on these advanced skills. As a Public Speaker he covers a variety of topics that fall within his wheel house such as: video marketing, personal branding, entrepreneurship, career development, and social media. He has attended various events as a speaker including PePCon, AdobeMax, Vloggerfair, and HOW Desigm LIVE. About Rob Hix Lifetime small business owner with a passion for live video production, commercial audiovisual systems, and broadcasting. I'm an employer, employee, executive and janitor all wrapped into one amazing career. Innovation and outside-of-the-box solutions are my "sweet spot". I live my life in my own self-interest, to the benefit of my employees and clients. I work best with those who place a premium on their lives and exchange value-for-value to achieve their goals. Enlightened Audiovisual is a comprehensive A/V design, installation and live video production firm serving the commercial and federal markets. We are a partner-based company that provides embedded expertise in the field of video conferencing, collaboration and livestreaming systems. We specialize in enterprise-level deployments throughout North America that are centrally-managed and maintained, with expertise in Cisco TelePresence, Polycom, Crestron, Skype for Business and many online livestreaming platforms. About Vincenzo Landino Vincenzo Landino is an entrepreneur, speaker and host of the Brand Boost Podcast. He is the the co-founder and Creative Director of Aftermarq, video content consultants, specializing in brand amplification and digital storytelling. With experience as a brand correspondent, Vincenzo's portfolio includes a 1 billion impression campaign launch for Applebee's as well as work for Mazda, Kia Motors, Paul Mitchell Schools, Barilla Pasta, DC United, Tinder, and Zoomph.