“What song are you listening to?”
“It’s a podcast.”
Just because we have our headphones in, doesn’t mean we’re listening to the newest Top-40 bop. At Hawkins International, when we’re tuned out from the conversation, it’s more often than not because we’re tuned in to one of our favorite podcasts.
Whether it be a real crime podcast for suspense, a Q+A informational interview, or an industry expert giving the insider insight, podcasts are the new frontier when it comes to reaching consumers in a personal, smart fashion. There’s a theme for every listener and for us, it’s hospitality and entrepreneurship. We’ve compiled a few of our go-to listens!
“In the evolving media landscape, we’re always looking for new mediums to connect with travelers and consumers. Podcasts tap into listeners in a fresh and innovative way, and the storytelling has a more personal touch.Jennifer Hawkins, Founder and President of Hawkins International PR
Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast
Anyone working in the hospitality industry will want to tune into this podcast for hoteliers and hotel enthusiasts. Wil Slickers gives the down-low on industry changes, breaking news, and his predictions for the future. Recent Guests: Victor from AllTheRooms; Emily Peterson of The Graystone Castle; and Drew Glover the CEO and Co-Founder of Welcome
A Call to Lead
Jennifer Morgan takes you inside the room for authentic, candid conversations with some of the world’s top executives, biggest thinkers, and boldest change agents. Recent Guests: Jennifer Rubio, Chief Brand Officer, Away; Arianna Huggington, Richard Brandson, Gary Vaynerchuk, Simon Sinek, Bobbi Brown
Hospitality Design: What I’ve Learned
Hospitality Design magazine’s editor-in-chief Stacy Shoemaker Rauen chats with top hotel and design leaders on their journey, what drives them, and their biggest lessons learned from the industry. Recent Guests: Jay Stein (CEO of Dream Hotel Group); Charlie North (Design Director at Ennismore); and Bobby Berk from Queer Eye
Yahoo Finance Presents
For the biz-savvy listener, Yahoo Finance Presents provides the inside scoop through special interviews across the business landscape. The conversations offer behind-the-scenes insight into the most timely news. Recent Guests: Ex-Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers; Property Brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott; PayPal co-founder Max Levchin; Betaworks CEO John Borthwick
NPR – How I Built This with Guy Raz
We love a good success story and Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best-known companies. Recent Guests: Jennifer Rubio, Chief Brand Officer, Away; Andy Puddicombie and Rich Pierson of Headspace; Katrina Lake of Stitch Fix; Curt Jones of Dippin’ Dots; James Dyson of Dyson.