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“MARKET MAKERS” Conley Fitzpatrick from Dano’s Tequila

GUEST: On this episode of “Market Makers” we chat with Conley Fitzpatrick the Chief Marketing Officer for Dano’s Tequila. Conley’s passion for marketing began on the agency side where she managed the accounts of clients like Chase Sapphire, HP, Novartis Consumer Health, and her wine & spirits clients, Pernod Ricard and Diageo.  She made the leap …

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“MARKET MAKERS” Paul Hletko from FEW Spirits

On this episode of Market Makers, I talk with Paul Hletko the founder of FEW Spirits about how he went from being an attorney and into the spirits industry. At FEW they take on timeless distilling techniques, and transcend the oft-ordinary taste we’ve all grown accustomed to. Distilled from the very best grains, aged to perfection, and bottled under their own roof, FEW remains in their own hands until distribution.

App-Based Technologies Are Transforming Promotional Events

The vast majority of the sales & marketing professionals working in the beer, wine & spirits industry are constantly challenged with having to work with unreliable data insights to manage their promotional activities and budgets. Each month they run hundreds of tasting events to educate the market about their product(s), build brand equity, and of …

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“MARKET MAKERS” Ian MacNeil from Glass Vodka

On this episode of Market Makers, we sit down with Ian MacNeil the founder of Glass Vodka about how his distillery went from producing Premium Vodka’s to producing hand cleaner and giving it away for free to help businesses and individuals in the Pacific NW who are unable to find sanitizer because of the nationwide shortage due to the COVID-19 crisis!

“MARKET MAKERS” Terry Olson from ZIMS Vodka

On this episode of Market Makers, we sit down with Terry “T.O.” Olson the founder of ZIMS Vodka and his Chief Sales Officer, Bruce Carrol while they were enjoying a little downtime while on the road.

In 2010 T.O. set out to create the cleanest, smoothest, ultra premium vodka on the planet. Well, some might just say that he’s succeeded!

After an exhaustive search he found a distillery in southwestern Poland that cherishes its centuries old processes where tradition and quality are law. Distilling since 1762, they have over 250 years of experience to work on the proprietary potato based recipes and processes for ZIM’S Vodkas.