By Eric Dickmann

April 2, 2021

Marketing Podcasts, Podcasting

Podcasts are one of the best ways to learn new information, gain insights from thought leaders, and hear about the experiences of others . There are a wide variety of podcasts out there, all targeting a unique niche. In marketing, there are hundreds of options including some well establish and popular shows. But there are also others bubbling up that offer unique insights and perspectives. Here are the best marketing podcasts that you NEED to listen to in 2021! Give them a try! I can attest that they all will provide you with value.

The Virtual CMO with Eric Dickmann


The Virtual CMO Podcast

Host - Eric Dickmann

Okay, to be fair, this is my podcast. It would seem odd to leave it off the list. I hope you'll try it out. We have some amazing guests!

The Virtual CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) Podcast is designed for marketing professionals at SMB's (small and midsize companies) who are looking for strategies to grow their businesses. Hosted by Eric Dickmann, Founder of The Five Echelon Group, we focus    on what it takes to build an overall strategy and how to execute successful marketing plans. The show features interviews with marketers and industry veterans who share their real-world experiences in running campaigns.

 We discuss marketing automation tools and talk to the vendors about how their tools can improve marketing effectiveness. We talk with freelancers and agencies to learn how their services can help scale your team. And, we highlight real-world examples of marketing done right...and wrong. Join us each week for this lively conversation about marketing strategy.

Creating a Brand with Alex Sanfilippo


Creating a Brand 

Host - Alex Sanfilippo

Creating a Brand is a top 20 entrepreneurship podcast that releases weekly masterclass interviews. Join Alex Sanfilippo as he shares actionable content from successful leaders and subject matter experts on topics that help entrepreneurs make their first or next step in business the right one. If you want to grow faster both personally and professionally while saving time and money in the process, the Creating a Brand Podcast is for you. Prepare to accelerate your success!

The Marketing Report woth Russell Pearson


The Marketing Report

Host - Russell Pearson

Competitive Business Strategy, Tactics and Tips for Frustrated Business Owners.

Digital Freelancers with Michael Fleischner and Mike Hall


Digital Freelancers

Host - Michael Fleischner, Mike Hall

Welcome to the Digital Freelancers podcast where co-hosts Michael Fleischner and Mike Hall provide digital marketing freelancers the latest strategies for starting, growing, and scaling your digital marketing business.

Co-hosts Mike & Mike give practical, real-world strategies for making money as a digital marketing freelancer. Michael Fleischner is the founder and CEO of Big Fin SEO ( based in New Jersey. He is a business owner, entrepreneur, successful digital freelancer, speaker and author. He has appeared on the TODAY SHOW, ABC World News, and Bloomberg Radio.

Co-host Mike Hall is a Marketing Consultant, Freelancer, and Entrepreneur who has built and sold numerous marketing businesses. He is the founder of Quill Marketing, living in Texas with more than two decades of marketing experience.

On the Digital Freelancer Podcast, you'll discover real-world strategies for growing your side-hustle as a digital freelancer. Whether you're looking to freelance full time or generate more from your freelance business, this is the podcast for you.

Digital Marketing Masters with Matt Rouse


Digital Marketing Masters Podcast

Host - Matt Rouse

Digital Marketing Masters, brought to you by Hook SEO Digital Marketing of Hillsboro, Oregon. Actionable, tactical information you can use to immediately improve your business, sales, and marketing.

The Product Startup Podcast with Kevin Mako


The Product Startup Podcast

Host - Kevin Mako

The product development industry's #1 podcast. From invention idea to getting onto store shelves, and everything in between. Hear how inventors, product startups, & small manufacturers created their inventions and launched their physical product businesses. Learn from the industry's top industrial designers, mechanical engineers, PCB designers, consumer product managers, manufacturers, patent attorneys, hardware investors, and more. Learn about industrial design / product design, prototyping, 3d printing, additive manufacturing, product manufacturing, marketing, selling, patenting, logistics, and product business scaling. Now hosted by Kevin Mako, one of the keynote leaders of the startup product development industry in North America, founder of Mako Design + Invent, and Masters of Engineering lecturer.

CEO Campfire Chat with Rob Rostagno


CEO Campfire Chat

Host - Rob Ristagno

Recorded before a live audience of leading executives, CEO Campfire Chat teaches you how to accelerate your revenue growth by learning from others who have been there. CEOs of mid-size companies share the inside story behind strategies and actions that drove substantial growth. If you’re an executive of a middle-market, PE-backed company and need proven processes and strategies to reliably grow your revenue now, within your limited time and resources, this is the show for you.

Running the Bases with Small Businesses with Randy Rohde


Running the Bases with Small Businesses‬

Host - Randy Rohde

I have a passion to work with small businesses and I love baseball - I thought, “Let’s blend them together”. So, Every episode I sit down with local entrepreneurs, business builders and small business owners to talk about their wins and whiffs, their “tools of the trade” and to give actionable tips - you could call them “business signs” to other business-builders.We’ll cover business stats such as Entrepreneurship, Operations, Sales, Digital Marketing, Innovation - Plus a little fun baseball talk.

The Biz Reveal with Craig Sawyer


The Biz Reveal

Host - Craig Sawyer

With a focus on the needs of business owners and entrepreneurs, we give you the business tips to successfully start and run your business so your business doesn’t run you. And more importantly, we provide personal development tools to create a better version of yourself to provide a solid foundation for your life and your business to stand upon.

Engage Video Marketing Podcast with Ben Amos


Engage Video Marketing Podcast

Host - Ben Amos

The Engage Video Marketing Podcast is a weekly show exploring the power of online video to move people to take action. Each week your host, leading video strategist Ben Amos will share world-class guest interviews, video strategy training, latest social video trends, case studies tips and tactics to help grow your business through effective video marketing.

The Brand on Zone with Brandon Seay


The Brand on Zone

Host - Brandon Seay

Welcome to The Brand On Zone, hosted by entrepreneur, digital marketer, Brandon Seay. On this podcast you'll find marketing and business information as well as important self development advice.

Absolute Marketing Podcast with Elizabeth Pampalone


Absolute Marketing Podcast

Host - Elizabeth Pampalone

Absolute Marketing Podcast is a 2 min byte that provides marketing and business tips to entrepreneurs.

Above the Fold with Jeff Baker and Francis Ma


Above the Fold - Marketing and Laughs

Host - Jeff Baker, Francis Ma

Do you wanna talk marketing and have a few laughs? Good, because Jeff and Francis think marketing should be fun first, educational second, and lecturing never. We interview eclectic guests ranging from dating coaches to mushroom experts, all in an effort to find the most interesting conversations that make marketing fun and creative.

Sure, we'll occasionally get into some educational stuff, but it's mostly by accident. We do zero half hour learning sessions. NOPE. Come have a beer, glass of wine, or whiskey with us and have a couple laughs.

Betafy Audio Startup School with Stephen Olmon and Jeevan Betigeri


The Betafy Podcast

Host - Stephen Olmon, Jeevan Betigeri

The Betafy Podcast serves as an audio startup school for entrepreneurs and those who are considering starting their own company.

CFO Thought Leader with Jack Sweeney


CFO Thought Leader Podcast

Host - Jack Sweeney

CFO THOUGHT LEADER is a podcast featuring firsthand accounts of finance leaders who are driving change within their organizations.

We share the career journey of our spotlighted CFO guest: What do they struggle with? How do they persevere? What makes them successful CFOs? CFO THOUGHT LEADER is all about inspiring finance professionals to take a leadership leap. We know that by hearing about the successes — (and yes, also the failures) — of others, today’s CFOs can more confidently chart their own leadership paths across the enterprise and take inspired action.

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About the author

Eric Dickmann is the Founder / CMO of The Five Echelon Group, host of the weekly podcast "The Virtual CMO" and YouTube series "Work-Life" and a fractional CMO for a variety of small and midsize companies. An executive leader with over 30 years of experience in marketing, product development, and digital transformation, he has worked with large, global companies and small startups to develop and execute marketing strategies to bring innovative products to the market.

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