WVU Marketing Communications Today

Marketing in an Age of Disruption

January 2, 2019


Our host for this episode of West Virginia University's Marketing Communications Today is Nathan Pieratt. His guest is Joseph Jaffe, CEO and Co-Founder of Evol8tion. Some of the topics they may be covering in this interview include: 

  • What is Survival Planning? Why do you believe everyone is in the survival business?
  • You mention 4 reasons why companies are “Built to Suck.” Can you list and describe them?
  • Why do companies struggle so much with the concept of “failure”?
  • A real interesting approach is this idea of embracing your heresy? What does this mean? Can you give some examples of “heresy marketing”?

About our guest, Joseph Jaffe - CEO and Co-Founder, Evol8tion

One of the most sought-after consultants, speakers and thought leaders on innovation, marketing, new media and social media, Joseph Jaffe is Founder and CEO of Evol8tion, LLC, an consultancy that helps corporations with digital innovation and transformation. Evol8tion’s clients include Nestle, Purina, Steelcase, Colgate-Palmolive, Mondelez International and Doctor Pepper Snapple Group. 

In 2006, Joseph founded and ran strategic consultancy, crayon, until it was acquired by Powered in January of 2010. crayon's clients included The Coca-Cola Company, Panasonic, Kraft Foods and H&R Block. Powered’s clients included Target, Verisign, Anheuser-Busch InBev and General Motors/Onstar. Before that, Joseph was Director of Interactive Media at TBWA/Chiat/Day and OMD USA, where he worked on Kmart, ABSOLUT Vodka, Embassy Suites and Samsonite.

Jaffe’s popular blog and audio podcast, "Jaffe Juice”, provides daily and weekly commentary respectively on all things new marketing. You can join the conversation at jaffejuice.com. His podcast was voted a Readers’ Choice Award as “Best Marketing Podcast” by MarketingSherpa. You can subscribe via iTunes. In 2009, he launched his first foray into video in the form of JaffeJuiceTV, in an effort to prove once and for all that he does not have a face for radio.

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