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In this episode Derek Champagne interviews Rick Cesari. Rick is the Founder and CEO of Cesari Media one of the top brand building, response generating agencies in North America.

Pioneer in the direct response industry since the early 90’s he has used brand response techniques to build many iconic brands. Products like The Juiceman, Sonicare, The George Foreman Grill,and OxiClean. Rick has helped companies like GoPro grow from startup to over $1 Billion in sales. He is the author of two books, “Buy Now” and coming soon, “Building Billion Dollar Brands – Spectacular Successes and Cautionary Tales: The lure of Transactional Branding from both sides of the fence.”

His newest company Cesari Ignite focuses on working with Business owners and CEO’s on creating strategies, structure and accelerated growth for their businesses.

Claim your free guide to The 5 Keys to Building a Great Brand at: cesariignite.com


In this episode Derek Champagne, CEO of The Artist Evolution, chats with Vincent Pugliese. Vincent is an author, entrepreneur, and one of the top sports photographer in the United States. Vincent has photographed top sporting events such as the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Championship, and even WrestleMania! However, Vincent didn't always have clear direction and success did not come easily. Listen as Vincent shares his early struggles, lessons he learned about freedom, and how he found success along the way.

Vincent's new book, Freelance to Freedom, the roadmap for creating a side business to achieve financial, time and life freedom, releases with Morgan James Publishing to stores Nationwide in early 2018. His ebook is currently available on Amazon (and other online bookstores). This book is a roadmap to achieving a life of freedom with time, money and location.

Learn more at: http://vincentpugliese.com


In this episode Derek Champagne interviews Shark Tank Veteran Catharine Arnston.

Catharine, the Founder and CEO ENERGYbits® Inc, shares her inspiring entrepreneurial journey. Her journey is a case study for passion in action as she shares insight for building a category. "Are you building a pup tent or a sky scraper", shares Catharine.

This is a must listen to episode as Catharine shares many value bombs about purpose, passion, and patience in building a successful business.

Learn more at www.energybits.com


In this episode Derek Champagne interviews Krista Anderson. Krista Anderson is the founder and CEO of ESSTAR, a Nashville-based natural food brokerage company. ESSTAR makes healthy snack foods accessible through their "Krista's Healthy on the Go" food stations in convenience stores.

Called to action by a long but victorious battle with stage 2 cancer in 2007, and stage 4 cancer in 2009 when she was given three months to live, Krista became passionate about healthy eating. Her mission is to make healthy food accessible to the public, both to help fight disease and to encourage and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Prior to founding ESSTAR, Krista worked in marketing for Nestle Professional, assisting in building the foodservice beverage portfolio.

Learn more at http://www.esstar.us/


In this episode Derek Champagne shares his interview as a guest on the Lance Tamashiro Show (www.lancetamashiro.com/). Derek talks about his experience as an entrepreneur, success and failures, and how to stop wasting money and only do marketing that works. Derek also shares stories of guerrilla marketing from his days as a Hollywood musician and Sunset Blvd marketer.

Learn more about Derek's book at www.dontbuyaduck.com

Learn more about Derek's online marketing course at www.champagnemarketingcourses.com


In this episode Derek Champagne interviews Pamela Gold. Pamela grew up on her family’s apple farm in upstate New York, graduated from Yale University, and then entered the business world in NYC where she was the point person on an IPO at the age of 24.

Leaving the workforce to start a family, she co-founded West Village Parents and went on to pursue her passion for fitness and wellness. It was through this pursuit that she discovered yoga, which connected her love of philosophy, science, psychology, and wellness and eventually led her to discover her life’s work: teaching inner peace as the key to our greatest evolution and ultimately, world peace.

Her book, Find More Strength: 5 Pillars
to Unlock Unlimited Power and Happiness is full of tragedy to triumph personal stories, along with actionable tools to help increase power and happiness in life.

Learn more at www.goldevolution.com


In this episode Derek Champagne interviews Shark Tank veteran Evan Delahanty. Evan is the Founder and Lead for Peaceful Fruits LLC, a social good startup that produces premium dried fruit snacks from sustainably-sourced acai. Evan shares his entrepreneurial journey, his approach to community engagement, and his experience on the hit ABC television show Shark Tank.

Learn more at www.peacefulfruits.com


In this episode Derek Champagne, CEO of The Artist Evolution, talks with Bill Troy. Bill Troy is an Inc. 500 CEO and a natural-born contrarian who, for 25 years, has helped global brands like Sony, Disney and Nestle see the world from a different perspective.

Bill’s forthcoming book, ClickSand: How The Pitchmen of Online Marketing Suck You In and Ruin Your Business, is an explosive wake-up
call and warning for business owners about the dangers and hypocrisy in online marketing. In ClickSand, Bill compares giant firms like HubSpot, Google and LinkedIn as well as local agencies and consultants in towns
big and small to snake-oil pitchmen of the 1800s. Bill’s crusade these days is to help business owners avoid or escape the
ClickSand trap before it’s too late.

Learn more at: http://www.clicksand.net/


In this episode we feature Shark Tank Veteran Elena Petzold, The BreastFeeding Stylist & Creator of Mama's MilkBox. Elena talks with Derek Champagne about her entrepreneurial journey as well as her experience in "The Tank".

Elena is the owner of Mama's Milkbox, a breastfeeding apparel subscription service that provides high quality breastfeeding fashion to Moms who want to look good, feel good, & easily breastfeed or pump breastmilk for their babies.

Learn more at www.mamasmilkbox.com


in this episode Derek Champagne interviews Don Hutcheson. Don is a lifelong entrepreneur, inventor, author and coach. He hosts the daily podcast: “Discover Your Talent—Do What You Love,” which he created to help you find your true talents and use them to build a career of success, satisfaction and freedom. He’s never had a “boss” and has created 6 innovative companies in advertising, publishing, coaching and career planning—and now on the Internet—over the last 40 years.

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