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Azeem Digital Asks

Azeem Digital Asks

By Azeem Digital
Hello, my name is Azeem, and this is my digital marketing podcast called “Azeem Digital Asks”.

I'm a multichannel digital marketer with several years experience in the industry, both agency side and in-house too. I'm also an international conference speaker and global marketing awards judge.

Over the course of this podcast, I’ll be releasing episodes that each come with a different theme behind what I ask.

If you're interested to learn more from some of the top marketers in the industry - then you are in the right place!
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Episode 14 - What Makes Christina Brodzky?
The absolutely awesome Christina Brodzky, founder of MediaSesh, joins me on the show this week. She has been in the industry for over 11 years, and has experience in working in corporate for a decade, supporting well-known personalities and Fortune 500 companies, before growing her own SEO consulting firm. We have a great conversation about her journey into the industry, how she views failure, and she really gives you an insight into her mindset and how she works. I even managed to put her on the spot and ask her why people should work with her, and she gives an absolutely brilliant answer right off the bat - you really don't want to miss this episode. After we finished recording this, I definitely spent some time reframing some of the ways I approach things, based on the great advice she gave. As always, please like, rate, share and subscribe - tell a friend to tell a friend about the podcast! MediaSesh Website: https://www.mediasesh.com/ Christina's Twitter: https://twitter.com/cbrodzky Podcast Anchor Page: https://anchor.fm/azeemdigitalasks My Twitter page: https://twitter.com/AzeemDigital My website: https://www.iamazeemdigital.com/
23:57
October 21, 2020
Episode 13 - What Makes Rikki Lear?
Joining me this week on the show is the fantastic Rikki Lear, Director of Digital 22, a specialist HubSpot agency, based in the UK.  To put it quite simply, you should ABSOLUTELY listen to this episode - Rikki is incredibly open, and honest - and shares all of the highs, and some of the lows that he's experienced throughout his career. He talks about the difficulties of looking after an agency during COVID, and shares some incredibly useful advice that pretty much everyone in the industry I think would benefit from. Rikki also shares the story behind how Digital 22 started, which (when I heard it) had me in tears of laughter. He's genuinely a nice guy, and I'd strongly recommend hearing his story. As always, please like, rate, share and subscribe - tell a friend to tell a friend about the podcast! Digital 22 Website: https://www.digital22.com/ Rikki's Twitter: https://twitter.com/rikki_lear Podcast Anchor Page: https://anchor.fm/azeemdigitalasks My Twitter page: https://twitter.com/AzeemDigital My website: https://www.iamazeemdigital.com/ *THAT* goal we spoke about - https://youtu.be/5y9fEjU6i08 
39:26
October 14, 2020
Episode 12 - What Makes Andrea Cruz?
My guest this week is the incredible Andrea Cruz. She's the Digital Marketing Manager at KoMarketing, a conference speaker, corgi mom, and most importantly - listed TWICE as one of the top 50 most influential PPC experts to follow by PPC Hero.  In this episode, we discuss which of her previous and current colleagues are a big source of inspiration for her, what she really values and enjoys about the digital marketing industry, which publications and podcasts she uses to stay on top of the industry daily, and much, much more. It's a real pleasure for me to have someone I look up to in the PPC industry join me on the show. As always, please like, rate, share and subscribe - tell a friend to tell a friend about the podcast! Andrea's Twitter: https://twitter.com/andreacruz92 Podcast Anchor Page: https://anchor.fm/azeemdigitalasks My Twitter page: https://twitter.com/AzeemDigital My website: https://www.iamazeemdigital.com/
27:44
October 7, 2020
Episode 11 - What Makes Sophie Gibson?
Following on from the first part of the Rise at Seven special this week, my guest on this episode is the awesome Sophie Gibson.  Sophie is an SEO Strategist at Rise at Seven, and also is the queen of penguin gifts - which she shares more about in the episode. Hear from Sophie about gaining confidence, who is an inspiration for her in the industry, and also to get a nice preview of her upcoming BrightonSEO talk.  As always, please like, rate, share and subscribe - tell a friend to tell a friend about the podcast! Sophie's Twitter: https://twitter.com/sophiegibson Rise at Seven Website: https://riseatseven.com/ Podcast Anchor Page: https://anchor.fm/azeemdigitalasks My Twitter page: https://twitter.com/AzeemDigital My website: https://www.iamazeemdigital.com/
23:39
September 30, 2020
Episode 10 - What Makes Luke Cope?
To mark hitting episode 10, I'm doing a double release this week, and it's a Rise at Seven special! First up, my guest is the absolutely brilliant Luke Cope. Luke is a the Head of Digital Strategy at Rise at Seven (having just been promoted yesterday - CONGRATULATIONS LUKE!), and he shares a lot of knowledge from his years in the industry. You won't want to miss this episode, because he shares about how he met Carrie and Stephen from Rise, and quit his job as Head of Digital at another agency THE NEXT DAY, to (in his own words) "guilt trip" them into hiring him. Luke is very open and honest in this episode, and shares some of his successes, and failures, and talks quite candidly about impostor syndrome too.  As always, please like, rate, share and subscribe - tell a friend to tell a friend about the podcast! Luke's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Copozade Rise at Seven Website: https://riseatseven.com/ Podcast Anchor Page: https://anchor.fm/azeemdigitalasks My Twitter page: https://twitter.com/AzeemDigital My website: https://www.iamazeemdigital.com/
23:02
September 29, 2020
Episode 9 - Azeem Digital Asks X SEO SAS Podcast
When podcasts collide! In an absolute first for the podcast, I'm joined by TWO guests, the incredible Sarah and Hannah, co-hosts of the wonderful SEO SAS Podcast. We have a great conversation about how they began their podcast, how they feel about becoming co-workers, and they also share some really useful tips that can help you become better marketers. We also get to the bottom of why one of them had their eyebrows done - for a podcast - you read that right. It was an absolute pleasure to record this with two brilliant people who have a lot to share about their past experiences and how it helped them to become who they are today, this episode (I think!) is guaranteed to brighten up your day.  As always, if you enjoyed this, and other episodes - please like, share, rate and subscribe - it really helps! SEO SAS Twitter: https://twitter.com/seo_sas? Listen to their podcast here: https://seo-sas-podcast.captivate.fm Podcast Anchor Page: https://anchor.fm/azeemdigitalasks My Twitter page: https://twitter.com/AzeemDigital My website: https://www.iamazeemdigital.com/
51:17
September 23, 2020
Episode 8 - What Makes Phil Drinkwater?
This week, I'm joined by the fantastic Phil Drinkwater. Phil has over 20 years in the industry and brings a unique approach to SEO, which he shares more about during this episode. There's also some fantastic advice for those who are looking to start a business too. This is a very insightful episode where Phil really shares everything he's picked up over the years that he has been in the industry. As always, please like, rate, share and subscribe - tell a friend to tell a friend about the podcast! Phil's website: https://phildrinkwater.com/ Phil's Twitter: https://twitter.com/phil_drinkwater Podcast Anchor Page: https://anchor.fm/azeemdigitalasks My Twitter page: https://twitter.com/AzeemDigital My website: https://www.iamazeemdigital.com/
37:50
September 17, 2020
Episode 7 - What Makes Phil Gregory?
In this episode, I'm joined by the brilliant Phil Gregory. Phil describes himself as "a mixed race SEO business owner, in the all white peak district..labelled a failure most of my life, i'm a militant and a fighter, passionate about improving the web." He's been in the industry for many years and has seen a lot of change. Hear how he approaches SEO, who he draws inspiration from in the industry, and what his thoughts are on diversity in the industry too - a great episode. Phil's website: https://peakdistrictseo.co.uk/ Phil's Twitter: https://twitter.com/AskPhilSeo  Podcast Anchor Page: https://anchor.fm/azeemdigitalasks My Twitter page: https://twitter.com/AzeemDigital My website: https://www.iamazeemdigital.com/
31:47
September 9, 2020
Episode 6 - What Makes Areej AbuAli?
Another episode, another great guest. In this episode, I'm joined by the incredible Areej AbuAli - founder of Women in Tech SEO, conference speaker, and Tech SEO wizard. Genuinely one of the nicest people in this industry who I'm proud to be able to call a friend. Learn about her background, what led her to start Women in Tech SEO, how COVID has affected her professionally, and her future plans for world domination. Women in Tech SEO Website: https://www.womenintechseo.com/
31:47
September 2, 2020
Episode 5 - What Makes Rebecca Roberts?
Hello and welcome to another episode of the Azeem Digital Asks podcast. In this episode, I’m joined by the founder of Thread and Fable, the brilliant Rebecca Roberts. She’s a chartered marketer with over 16 years of experience in the industry, with a great background in high performance sport as well as the higher education sector. She’s really passionate about youth marketing, and she regularly talks at events, delivers workshops, as well as sharing great content about youth marketing which is really insightful - if you don't follow her on social media, you really should. Sit back, relax, and enjoy learning about Rebecca’s journey and tips to succeed. Find out more about Thread and Fable here: https://threadandfable.com/ Rebecca's Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebecca7roberts Podcast Anchor Page: https://anchor.fm/azeemdigitalasks My Twitter page: https://twitter.com/AzeemDigital My website: https://www.iamazeemdigital.com/
24:23
August 26, 2020
Episode 4 - What Makes Anu Adegbola?
In this episode, I got to pick the brains of the brilliant Anu Adegbola. She's got over 10 years experience in the industry, is a conference speaker, she's founded her own company, and she's also kind enough to do a podcast roundup of the weekly #ppcchat on Twitter - a busy woman! She also has a big announcement to confirm on the podcast which you may have missed if you didn't catch the press release recently - tune in to find out what it is! I know I say this with every guest but I do really enjoy recording these episodes and learning about some of the top names in the industry. Podcast Anchor Page: https://anchor.fm/azeemdigitalasks My Twitter page: https://twitter.com/AzeemDigital Anu's website: https://www.mindswan.com/ Anu's Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindswanppc My website: https://www.iamazeemdigital.com/
33:00
August 19, 2020
Episode 3 - What Makes Hannah Butcher?
In this episode, I'm joined by the brilliant Hannah Butcher. She is an agency owner, and a mentor. We have a great conversation around her journey into the industry, how COVID-19 affected her professionally, what led her to start her own business, and most importantly - how she got into mentoring and what the benefits are. Really interesting conversation, and enjoyed recording this one. I hope you enjoy it too. As always, if you enjoyed this episode, please like/share/leave a rating. Podcast Anchor Page: https://anchor.fm/azeemdigitalasks My Twitter page: https://twitter.com/AzeemDigital Hannah's website: https://www.belong-digital.co.uk/ Hannah's Twitter: https://twitter.com/HannahFButcher
21:39
August 12, 2020
Episode 2 - What Makes Maret Reutelingsperger?
In this episode, I had the pleasure of talking to the brains behind Mobe Digital, Maret Reutelingsperger. Maret describes herself as a natural story teller, and that really shines through in the way she comes across when she talks - it's no surprise she is asked to speak at conferences and webinars. We have a great conversation about what she's learned from her previous marketing roles, and her transition into forming her own company, as well as some tough lessons that she's had to learn the hard way. We had a lot of fun recording this one. I hope you enjoy it too. As always, if you enjoyed this episode, please like/share/leave a rating.  Podcast Anchor Page: https://anchor.fm/azeemdigitalasks My Twitter page: https://twitter.com/AzeemDigital Maret's website: https://www.mobedigital.com/
25:39
August 5, 2020
Episode 1 - What Makes Luke Carthy?
In this episode, I had the pleasure of talking to the incredible Luke Carthy.  Luke describes himself as an eCommerce growth consultant specialising in strategy, search & conversion. I describe him as "Mr. Ecommerce" - he's always sharing really useful knowledge online, or even at in person events too. We have a great conversation about how he got to where he is today, who inspires him in the industry, what he's succeeded and failed at, and even BLM too. Luke gives us a sneak preview into a project he's working on at the moment, amongst other things. We had a lot of fun recording this one. I hope you enjoy it too. As always, if you enjoyed this episode, please like/share/leave a rating.  You can find more information on this podcast here.  Podcast Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/AzeemDigiAsks   My website: https://www.iamazeemdigital.com  My Twitter page: https://twitter.com/AzeemDigital Luke's website:  https://lukecarthy.com/
33:20
July 28, 2020
Azeem Digital Asks - The Podcast Trailer
Hello, my name is Azeem, and you’re listening a trailer for my upcoming podcast called “Azeem Digital Asks”. Over the course of this podcast, I’ll be releasing various episodes, each with a different theme behind what I ask. The first few episodes I’ve named as – “what makes a marketer”, where I find out how some of the industries top tier marketers got to where they are today, and their journey into marketing.
00:35
July 23, 2020