A Podcast about Marketing Struggles and Creative Solutions

Join co-hosts Jake Braun and Mirela Setkic, who own and operate Kapok Marketing, as they discuss business owners’ marketing struggles and solutions, and other business-related topics. They share their own stories and advice about running a local business, and interview other entrepreneurs and influencers in the Tampa Bay area.

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May 14, 2019 - Episode 27

Top 7 Digital Marketing Tools To Succeed in Business

Digital marketing encompases a lot of different marketing efforts. Being an expert in them all is tough. Having the right tool for the job is an important first step. It’s one of the easiest ways to maximize your digital marketing efforts. Jake and Mirela discuss the top seven tools they use on a daily basis and recommend to clients and other marketers. The tools will help improve your online presence including both SEO and the content you produce. Plus, learn how to get organized and sound smarter online.

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April 30, 2019 - Episode 26

What is Branding and Why is it Important?

Branding is one of those areas of marketing that a lot of business owners and other people overlook or undervalue. The reality is that branding does matter. Customers judge businesses based on how they portray themselves online and offline. To discuss this and more, we’re joined by Teresa Mandala from Bella Designs Studio. We discuss what branding is, why it’s important, and how it’s more than just a logo. Learn how if you don’t drive the messaging, customers will take the lead and define you instead.

April 16, 2019 - Episode 25

Top 7 Things You Need To Know About Blogging as a Business

Blogging can be a great digital marketing tool for a business. Jake and Mirela discuss the top seven things they think are important for all businesses to consider when blogging. First, they explain that anyone can blog. Learn how blogging helps shape your brand, improve SEO, and helps to connect with customers. We’ll also explore how its a good omnichannel strategy. Discover how to take control of your digital marketing with blogging and get a positive ROI.

April 2, 2019 - Episode 24

Top 7 Ways To Not Waste Money on Digital Marketing

There are a lot of ways a business can waste money on digital marketing. Like with everything else in business, you need to spend your money wisely to get the best results. Jake and Mirela discuss the top seven ways they’ve seen businesses waste money on digital marketing. Learn some of the basic pitfalls of digital marketing basics like website design, search engine optimization (SEO), and paid online advertising. We’ll also explore a few of the most subtle, yet even more dangerous, ways poor digital marketing execution can have dire consequences. Discover how strategy, trackability, opportunity cost, and even reliance […]

March 19, 2019 - Episode 23

How Traditional and Digital Advertising Can Work Together

We often hear from businesses who don’t understand why digital marketing is important. We also run into a lot of people who think traditional advertising is dead. The truth is both can help maximize your ROI from marketing. To discuss this and more, we’re joined by Ashley Sica from Green Bench Monthly, a local full-color magazine here in St Pete. Learn about how traditional advertising, like direct mail and print advertising, are far from dead. Ashley tells us about how a print magazine works, how they market themselves, and how their website is also important. We’ll also discuss how print […]

March 5, 2019 - Episode 22

Everything a Small Business Needs to Know About Websites

Every business needs a website, but all websites are not created equal. Jake and Mirela explain why you need a website and how it helps your business grow. We’ll discuss what information you must have your website to maximize your online marketing. Learn how to get a website, who to hire depending on your budget, other resources, and requirements. We’ll also go over how website pricing works, break down the different ranges, and how to get a website at any cost. Basically all of the most important information a business owner needs to know about websites is in this episode.