Episodes

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Episode 22: Sexual Harassment in the Wine Biz

You may have read (or heard of) the explosive report by The New York Times that reveals an ongoing culture of sexual abuse and harassment in one of the...

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Episode 21: Web Savvy in the Wine Biz

2020 has taught us many things. One of the biggest lessons learned is just how important it is to be Web Savvy in the Wine Industry. To that end,...

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Episode 20: Crisis Communications in the Wine Biz

Crisis communications is something that we rarely think about until we actually need it. If 2020 has proven anything, it’s that a crisis can and will happen any time....

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Episode 19: Marketing Automation in the Wine Biz

Marketing automation refers to software platforms and services that are created for marketing professionals to communicate on multiple channels online more effectively and automate repetitive tasks.

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Episode 18: Leadership in the Wine Biz

I asked my wife the other night how she defined leadership. You see, she and I are in similar positions. She works for Sonoma County Parks and of course,...

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Episode 17: Simplifying DTC in the Wine Biz

Welcome back, my loyal listeners. You know, I’ve been talking about marketing technology in the wine biz for several years now, and one of my biggest frustrations is the...

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Episode 16: Beverage Industry Compliance Tips and Tricks

One of the many challenges facing beverage marketers is working within a highly regulated industry. Selling Wine and Spirits can be complicated for the uninitiated. From knowing the difference...

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Episode 15: Blogging and Digital Communication in the Wine Biz

Welcome, Hit the Bottle listeners, I’m your host, Michael Wangbickler. When you have an opportunity to spend an hour with one of your respected peers, it’s a refreshing experience....

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Episode 14: Leadership and Mentorship in the Wine Biz

Welcome back Hit the Bottle listeners. I am your host, Michael Wangbickler. They say, “You should never meet your heroes.” The people that you admire may disappoint you by...

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Episode 13: Public Relations vs. Marketing

Welcome back to Hit the Bottle, I’m your host, Michael Wangbickler. I’ve been managing public relations programs for more than 25 years. During that time, the means of communication...

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Episode 12: Building Positive Emotional Experiences

Welcome back, HDB listeners. I’m Michael Wangbickler. As I mentioned in our last episode, we have about 10 episodes we recorded late last year that we are rolling out...

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Episode 11: Breaking Down Barriers in the Wine Biz

Welcome back to Hit the Bottle, I’m your host, Michael Wangbickler. So it’s been several months since we last published any episodes, we basically broke one of the cardinal...

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