1. The Art of Authentic Brand Messaging with Jonny Holsten 27:15

Have you ever pondered the weight of words in shaping a brand’s destiny? We sit down with Jonny Holsten of South Mountain Messaging, a Storybrand Certified Marketing Guide who shares his transformative journey from the athletics management arena to the nuanced craft of brand messaging. His story is a testament to the power of human-centric content in an age where AI threatens to overshadow the authenticity only a true expert can bring.

Throughout our chat, Jonny divulges the intricacies of tailoring messages that resonate on a personal level across varied industries. For those navigating the complexities of a diverse client base, Jonny’s approach to empowering teams to find their unique voice is nothing short of revelatory. His personal venture into entrepreneurship, driven by a passion for projects over routine, reveals a profound satisfaction in delivering bespoke solutions that align with his clients’ distinct needs.

Closing with a heartfelt discussion on living with purpose, Jonny illustrates how his work at South Mountain Messaging is a reflection of his core values, including faith, and his dedication to contribute positively to the world. His insights serve as a beacon for entrepreneurs and businesses alike, championing the fusion of authenticity and excellence in brand strategy. Join us for a riveting conversation brimming with inspiration for anyone eager to leave an indelible mark on the branding and marketing landscape.

Anika Jackson Creative Strategist, Podcaster

Anika is a mother, community volunteer, philanthropist, marketing and communications strategist and podcast host. As a marcom executive, she has done it all including experiential marketing/ event production, launch marketing, public relations, digital, and influencer throughout her multiple decade career.

She is a member of the Quickbooks Small Business Council, as well as on the Advisory Board for the Women in Leadership program for UCSB’s PaCE; advisor for Junior League of Los Angeles’ 2022 – 2023 President; Co-founder and board member of Learn Grow Lead; and Ballona Wetlands Philanthropy Chair for National Charity League’s Pier Chapter.

In Anika’s newest role, she is an adjunct professor at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, teaching graduate students in both the Masters of Public Relations and Advertising as well as the Masters of Digital Media Management programs.