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BRAND SECRETS AND STRATEGIES

Empowering Brands | Raising The Bar 

The Brand Secrets and Strategies podcast is an audio natural products accelerator for food startups, entrepreneurs, emerging health-focused brands and retailers. It’s radically different and raising the bar in our industry. We rise by lifting others. I remain passionate about our industry, mission-based brands, making a healthier way of life more accessible and raising the bar.

In addition to sharing my 25 years of experience, more than 60 well known industry thought leaders, CEO’s and Founders of successful industry organizations and brands candidly share their insider secrets and advice with you. Learn actionable insights and strategic solutions to grow your brand, avoid the pitfalls and save valuable time and money. Below you will find a partial list of my guests and links to the shows.

“Listening to a half a dozen of your podcasts with the breadth of them being as many as they are, you can listen to half of those and get an MBA in entrepreneurship”

-Scott Jensen, CEO of Rhythm Superfood and Stubbs Legendary BBQ Sauce

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“Dan and I talk about what retailers and shoppers really want, how to get your brand on the shelf, market changes, insights, trends, small brands and the future of the CPG industry!”

“Always a great time and discussion with Dan!!!! One of the smartest most intuitive natural food leaders in the industry – thanks for having me on!” 

– Phil Lempert, CEO Consumer Insight, The Lempert Report, SupermarketGuru, Forbes.com, Spoon Guru, host USFRA’s Farm Food Facts podcast

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“Scaling mission-based brands takes a specific playbook. Brand Secrets And Strategies podcast sheds light on getting to shelf … it’s working for HonestTea and BeyondMeat”

-Seth Goldman

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“No smoke, Daniel is all in, behind principles natural brands, elevating the game.”

-Robbie Vitrano, CEO, designer and investor trying to do the next right thing.

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Awesome to see BMC Black Belts Michael Sansolo and Dan Lohman in such a great conversation about the importance of remaining relevant at retail and with shoppers”

-Bill Bishop, Chief Architect, Brick Meets Click

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23 07, 2019

SECRETS 136 The Retail Game – What You Need To Know With Bob Burke of Natural Products Consulting

By |2019-07-23T11:21:25-06:00July 23rd, 2019|Distribution Expansion, Podcast|

Retail is pay-to-play and, like any game, you need to know the rules. The better you know the rules, the more effective your selling strategy can explode your sales and profits. Your creativity can then give you a significant competitive advantage. Welcome. Today's story impacts every brand that has or wants [...]

15 07, 2019

SECRETS 135 Marketing Success Strategies – What Every Brand SHOULD Do With Meghan Disch From GoodBelly

By |2019-07-15T21:26:49-06:00July 15th, 2019|Podcast, Sales Funnel Magnification|

A lot of brands approach marketing as an afterthought - Big mistake! Hear how one brand achieves a huge competitive edge making their customers their highest priority. Hint, it’s not rocket science, just good old fashion two way authentic communication.  Welcome. In today's episode, you're going to learn a lot about [...]

9 07, 2019

SECRETS 134 Category Review Strategies To Grow Sales And Profits With Daniel Lohman From Brand Secrets And Strategies

By |2019-07-09T09:00:03-06:00July 9th, 2019|Category Leadership, Podcast|

Category reviews are expected by most retailers. They are one of the most underutilized opportunities to differentiate your brand and explode sales. It begins with a collaborative retailer brand relationship/partnership. Maximize every opportunity! Welcome. You worked hard to create a product that will disrupt the category, that will change the way [...]

2 07, 2019

SECRETS 133 Brand Health Begins With Your Wellness Elevated With Whitney Lauritsen (Eco-Vegan Gal) And Jason Wrobel From Wellevatr

By |2019-07-02T10:45:08-06:00July 2nd, 2019|Podcast, Resource Integration|

Growing a brand is difficult and it can take a lot out of you. The constant deluge of distractions fights for your attention and can derail you. Your brand's success is a reflection of your overall health - to maximize distribution, sales, and profits.  Today's story is about you. Today's story [...]

25 06, 2019

SECRETS 132 Choosing The Wrong “Expert” Jeopardizes Your Brand With Jeff Schmidgall From Bubba’s Fine Foods

By |2019-06-23T21:57:56-06:00June 25th, 2019|Podcast, Sales/Profit Growth|

Over 80% of natural brands fail within the first year. I’m committed to changing this. Many “experts” offering advice lack the creativity to grow your brand. Your sales strategy needs to be as unique as your brand. The perils of choosing the wrong expert. Welcome. We talk a lot about brands [...]

18 06, 2019

SECRETS 131 Profitable Digital Brand Building Strategies With Josh Tabin From Wild Zora and NatchCom

By |2019-06-18T16:05:09-06:00June 18th, 2019|Brand Engagement, Podcast|

Digital strategies can add rocket fuel to your sales growth. They can give you more runway helping you compete at a much higher level. Traditional retail is expensive & it’s pay-to-play. A blended strategy makes it easier for shoppers to find your brand. We spend a lot of time talking about [...]

11 06, 2019

SECRETS 130 Compostable Packaging Solutions To Reduce Packaging Pollution With Carl Joachim And Dustin Steerman From ePac Flexible Packaging

By |2019-06-11T12:00:56-06:00June 11th, 2019|Podcast, Product Performance|

Packaging is more than just the container you put your product in. It should also amplify your brand message. It should help sell your brand. Packaging can be very confusing - we make it simple and straight forward on this episode. What you need to know. Welcome. Thank you for listening. [...]

4 06, 2019

SECRETS 129 Knowing Your Core Customer Is Critical To Your Success At Retail With Ethan Hirshberg From Ethan’s

By |2019-06-04T14:54:18-06:00June 4th, 2019|Podcast, Sales Story Optimization|

Knowing your ideal customer is at the heart of every successful strategy.  Retailers need brands to collaborate and educate them to drive shopper traffic and category growth.  It’s the foundation to build sustainable sales. One of the things that I love about being in this industry, or as I like to [...]

28 05, 2019

SECRETS 128 The Secret Compostable Packaging Strategy Your Brand Needs To Know With Kelly Williams From Futamura

By |2019-06-01T18:55:53-06:00May 28th, 2019|Podcast, Product Performance|

Your brand's packaging needs to work hard and it should sell itself. Personalize your brand with your packaging. It should align with your mission and it should be compostable. Wouldn’t it be great if it could also help pay for itself? Learn how! Packaging is a topic that is near and [...]

21 05, 2019

SECRETS 127 Your Branding Must Convey Your Promise And Commitment To Excellence With Fred Hart Of Interact Boulder

By |2019-06-01T18:53:49-06:00May 21st, 2019|Brand Engagement, Podcast|

Your branding needs to be an extension of your product. It must be memorable and install trust and confidence. It should stand out on a store shelf, be recognizable from a distance and be able to sell itself even in the absence of good copy. Today's podcast focus is about your [...]