Julie Marateck is a "brand storyteller." Whether through copy, social campaigns or TV commercials, Julie impacts audiences by sharing the heartbeat behind a brand. She's created work for award-winning companies, including; Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, Chick-fil-A, Glock, Inc., The Weather Channel, Chevrolet, Walmart, Kia Motors, and Gillette. Learn how Julie balances her incurable case of wanderlust with her healthy addiction to cats, coffee and stand up comedy.
Cary Caster is on a mission to help people be their best self every day. She believes that people can take their health and wellness into their own hands by incorporating the healing benefits of therapeutic quality essential oils. Cary is the founder and expert behind 21 Drops, an essential oil therapy company, and shares her devotion to healing by having sat on the board of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists for 6 years.
After being inspired by the young company founders around him, Sam left his tech job in Silicon Valley with the goal of pursuing entrepreneurship while spending more time with his dog. Sam founded Atlas Pet Company, a high quality dog product line backed with a lifetime warranty, even if your dog destroys it. He now travels the country with his girlfriend and their two dogs in a converted sprinter van connecting with influencers and fans of his pet products while running the company remotely.
AJ is the CEO of SENTIO, a software that combines artificial intelligence with psycholinguistics to build personality assessments. In this week's podcast episode of Imagine More, we learn how he built this tool from his dorm room so that businesses can analyze candidates better, faster and more cost-effectively than ever before.
From humble beginnings as a child, Matt Pfaltzgraf was once on the receiving end of charity from nonprofits. Now he empowers them as Founder and CEO of Softgiving, Inc, a payment processing expert whose mission is to revolutionize the way people can support nonprofits through passive recurring fundraising technology.
Steven Dziedzic is a New York-based entrepreneur and the Founder of Lasting, the marriage counseling company. Lasting's first product is a simple, app-based program that helps couples build healthier, happier marriages in a few minutes a day. It's the #1 marriage counseling app in America. All three apps that Steven has stewarded—Lasting, Hoppit, and The Knot—have all been featured by Apple.
Rachelle Kuramoto has worked as a brand and content strategist, writer and market intelligence professional for 20 years. She is the principal and founder of Watchword Brand, a three-year-old brand content firm specializing in branding, writing and research. Her objective in every engagement is to articulate what makes the client distinctive and sustainable in their market and with the stakeholders who matter most.
After helping build and grow the largest private agency in the Southeast, Raghu Kakarala is now the Managing Partner at FortyFour. Based in Atlanta, FortyFour is a premier place for local talent to envision and create great work for leading clients. Raghu's No. 1 tip to fellow entrepreneurs: Take stock on how you're allocating your time, your money and your resources.