“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
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
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 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
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
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.