The Kula Ring podcast is essential listening for manufacturing marketers who want to grow their digital presence and compete online.
Sponsored by Kula Partners—an agency committed to helping leading B2B manufacturers craft digital experiences that transform how they engage buyers, serve customers, and outpace their competition—The Kula Ring podcast features conversations about marketing, sales, and technology with top manufacturing executives from across North America.
The Kula Ring podcast is co-hosted by Kula Partners principals, Carman Pirie and Jeff W. White, both of whom are frequently sought after for their digitally-focused B2B expertise. They regularly share their insights with audiences including conferences like B2B Online and HubSpot’s INBOUND, the Gardner Manufacturing Marketer blog, and other podcasts focused on B2B marketing and technology.
Driving Results: Practical Lessons For Mid-Sized Manufacturing Marketers
Featuring Scott Holstein, Marketing Manager at Computrols, Inc.
In this episode of The Kula Ring, Jeff and Carman talk with Scott Holstein of Computrols, a New Orleans-Based hardware manufacturer and software company. They discuss how to drive results by aligning the sales and marketing teams, the value of social selling, the challenges of marketing two different business units, and what it takes to go up against goliath competitors.Listen Now
What it Takes to Be a Marketing Leader in the Digital Age
Featuring Nikki Kapilevich, Director of Global Marketing at MTS Sensors
In this episode of The Kula Ring, Jeff and Carman talk with Nikki Kapilevich, Director of Global Marketing at MTS Sensors. Nikki shares her experience leading two B2B manufacturers through the branding challenges of a merger/acquisition, and discusses the skills required to be an effective leader in the digital age.Listen Now
5 Steps to Successfully Protect Your Brand Through Online Seller Enforcement
Featuring Daren Garcia, Managing Partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease
In this episode of The Kula Ring, Jeff and Carman get some valuable strategic advice on brand protection through online seller enforcement with topic expert Daren Garcia, managing partner of the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease law firm. During the podcast, Daren walks listeners through five steps to successfully grow your B2B brand in a protected way in ecommerce and online marketplaces.Listen Now
Why Mid-Market Manufacturers Must Change Their Mindset for Long-Term Growth in Industry 4.0
Featuring Andrea Olson, podcast host at Women and Manufacturing and CEO at Prag'madik
During this episode of The Kula Ring, Jeff and Carman talk with Andrea Olson, podcast host of Women and Manufacturing and CEO of Prag’madik, a Customer-Centric Operations Consultancy. They chat about the customer-driven changes mid-market manufacturers must adopt in order to achieve long-term growth in Industry 4.0.Listen Now
The New B2B Buyer is Here
Featuring Mike Powers, B2B E-Commerce & Digital Marketing Manager at Hill and Markes, Inc.
During this episode of The Kula Ring, Jeff and Carman talk with Mike Powers, B2B E-Commerce & Digital Marketing Manager at Hill and Markes, Inc. They discuss the differences and similarities between the millennial B2B buyer and the baby boomer B2B buyer.Listen Now
Modern Marketing for Traditional and Technical Organizations
Featuring Jeff Smeltzer, Marketing and Communications Lead at MetOcean Telematics
Carman and Jeff talk to Jeff Smeltzer, Marketing and Communications Lead at MetOcean Telematics, in this episode of The Kula Ring. They discuss how to get buy-in for digital initiatives at traditional organizations, the role of trade shows in the marketing mix, and how to approach content creation in a way that’s driven by technical resources yet curated by marketing.Listen Now
Is Your Marketing a Cost Center or a Revenue Generator?
Featuring Chris Schmitt, Senior Director of Strategic Development at the National Association of Manufacturers
In this episode of The Kula Ring, Jeff and Carman chat with Chris Schmitt, Senior Director of Strategic Development from the National Association of Manufacturers. They discuss the importance of using the data from new tools and technology to prove that marketing departments in manufacturing organizations are revenue generators, not just cost centers.Listen Now