Hosted by Qianna Smith Bruneteau & Karston ‘Skinny’ Tannis
On “Creators with Influence,” listeners will experience the intersection between the creator economy and digital culture, where entrepreneurs come to share empowered stories. Tune in to unscripted conversations that will motivate and boost your entrepreneurial mindset every Thursday across Spotify, Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and everywhere podcasts are available.
Season 1 kicks off with notable guests, including Deja Foxx, Founder of GenZ Girl Gang and former Influencer and Surrogate Strategist to Kamala Harris’ 2020 presidential campaign; Chris Lamontagne, CEO, SPRING for creators; Brian Xu, LinkedIn Senior Data Scientist and Misleading Stats TikToker; Ameer Al-Khatahtbeh, Founder of @Muslim across all social media platforms and creator of the “Muslim” channel on Snapchat Discover; and Nikita Upadhyay, author of “Roots to Radiance” and former digital head of Cosmopolitan India, and more.
The Season will also include two live shows: Creator Influence on Labor & Redefining the Digital Economy, will take place on National Entrepreneur’s Day, Tuesday, November 16, and on Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, Friday, November 19, as a roundtable conversation. The discussion will focus on the future of influencing and the economic structures needed to support the digital-first small business community in the U.S.
The July 2021 eMarketer and Insider Intelligence Podcast Industry Report estimates that the 2021 U.S. ad spend will grow “from $701.0 million in 2019 to $1.33 billion [and that] the number of monthly U.S. podcast listeners will increase by 10.1% year-over-year (YoY) to 117.8 million. Spotify specifically is projected to become the most popular podcast platform in the U.S. this year.” Podcasting is twenty years old and has surged in the last five years thanks to breakout apps like Clubhouse, Discord, Twitter Spaces, and Facebook Live Audio Rooms.