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The Be Herd Podcast

The Be Herd Podcast

By Blake Herder
The Be Herd Podcast is dedicated to shedding light on work challenges, promoting good people, offering helpful tips, resources and more. Host: Blake Herder, VP of Client Services at ATN Event Staffing.

If you have ideas for future episodes or would like to be a guest, please let Blake know. You can e-mail him at or DM on LinkedIn
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Go Live Together: The Anniversary Episode

The Be Herd Podcast

Employee Resource Groups with George P. Johnson’s Erica Wiggins and Cody Eastman
A must listen episode with two great humans at GPJ! We talk all about Employee Resource Groups, DEI and more. Thanks for tuning in to the BeHerd Podcast.
September 10, 2021
Diversify The Stage with Founder Noelle Scaggs
This episode is a must listen as we dive in on DIVERSITY with Co-Lead Singer and Composer of Fitz and the Tantrums, Noelle Scaggs. She founded Diversify The Stage in 2020 and is taking great strides to change the industry for the better. Tune in and learn how you can get involved yourself.  DTS Website:  More on Nicole's career: Follow me on LinkedIn for continued Free Agent Friday spotlights which will highlight the Diversify The Stage cohort over the next 5 weeks.
April 08, 2021
Go Live Together: The Anniversary Episode
If you love the live events industry and are hoping for a comeback in 2021, here's another episode just for you.  One year into the pandemic, we catch up with Sue Sung and Chris Griffin of the GO LIVE Together coalition for The Anniversary Episode.  Learn about the hard work they're doing on behalf of the entire industry.  Thanks for tuning in!   Check out the GO LIVE Together Website:  Here's some additional links mentioned on the show. The GLT video from the Orlando event highlighting the health & safety measures: And, SISO has posted several case studies of recent events that all have been held safely: The Be Herd Podcast is powered by ATN Event Staffing - your nationwide staffing solution!
March 29, 2021
Something New At 52 with Brad Penman
Regardless of your age or career situation, you need to hear the inspiring, honest and educational story about how Brad left a company he started 27 years ago (The Marketing Arm). He shares his journey, what worked for him, what didn’t and some of his strategies in finding his next and final job. Way to go, Brad! We’re all rooting for you and The Title Girl!
March 24, 2021
Experiences For The Win with TaylorMade Golf’s Shaun Rezachek 🏌️‍♂️
Imagine finding the job that’s “TaylorMade” just for you. Well, that’s what Shaun’s situation is as Senior Manager of Experiential at TaylorMade Golf. Tune in as we talk about their world class fitting experiences and what makes the company great from the employee and customer perspectives. I especially loved Shaun’s all time favorite golf memory. I’m not crying, you’re crying. 😂 Thanks for tuning in everyone!
March 18, 2021
GPS (Good People Spotlight) with Seth Freed
The GPS episodes will be a shorter episode format dedicated to spotlighting the amazing people in live events, experiential, sponsorships etc. that are looking for their next opportunity (damn you covid). Tune in for our first GPS for a delightful and positive conversation with Philly’s own Seth Freed. He had me hooked once he dropped that his first job was at a rap label. 🎤🔥🤩
March 12, 2021
Work Connectivity with Elizabeth Kinsey from Slack
Do you love staying in the loop? Are you feeling too connected some days? Zoom burn out? Where ever you fall on the spectrum, you’ll enjoy my conversation with Elizabeth Kinsey from Slack. I nicknamed her the Queen of Connectivity - you’ll see why.
March 10, 2021
I’m In Love With Experiential Marketing with guest Adam Weiss
Enjoying your career is so important to a happy life. Well, there is no career love lacking with our friend Adam Weiss. He lives for events and experiential marketing. We talk all about how he got started in events, why he loves it so much and so much more. Thanks for listening, as always!
February 25, 2021
The Long Game with our guest Tom Bogdansky
Some of us can’t imagine working at one spot for more than 28 weeks, or days even. How about 28 years for our new friend Tom! He’s a 40 year industry vet with amazing stories and infectiously positive attitude. You’ll be on the edge of your seat listening to him tell us how he landed his first event job... and how he found himself backstage for Van Halen and Springsteen. What are you waiting for? Stop reading this description and get listening why don’t ya?
February 05, 2021
Sports Marketing with David Meslar at Under Armour
You’ll be glued to this inside look at sports marketing with Under Armour’s David Meslar.  He's giving away (3) UA SPORTSMASKS to lucky listeners.  Details on Blake Herder's LinkedIn Page here: 
October 05, 2020
All Things Sales with Jay Menashe
Annoying sales people are just about the worst, am I right? Sometimes it’s difficult to know where the line is between supportive and stalker, but Jay definitely has the balance figured out. Tune in to hear all about his candy selling days, tips on LinkedIn and so much more. Thanks for listening!
September 02, 2020
The TRUTH about working from home with Bradley LaPaugh
You definitely don’t want to miss out on this episode where we talk all about the highs and lows of working from home. Thanks for tuning in!
August 27, 2020
Staying Positive During Uncertain Times with Robin Kleban
Having trouble keeping yourself in a positive mindset these days? You’re not alone. Hear what Robin and GPJ have been doing to keep everyone informed and as positive as they can be during this difficult time.
July 24, 2020
Teamwork Makes The Dream Work with Will Hoven
What a fun and educational conversation with Will Hoven in NYC. We talk all about teamwork, communication, networking and much more. Great dude, I know you’ll agree with me on that. Thanks for tuning in.
July 24, 2020
LinkedIn, Networking and a Positive Outlook on Covid Times with Joey Catrino
You don’t want to miss episode 10!! Joey Catrino and I went from strangers to fast friends. Lots of helpful tips on how to navigate LinkedIn, word clouds and so much more. Thanks for tuning in!
July 17, 2020
Networking: No Payne, No Gain
On episode 9 we chat with Jennifer Payne, Account Director and all around class act. You don’t want to miss our conversation!
July 14, 2020
Brand Marketing Insights with Laura Bishop
On episode 8 we interview brand marketing hot shot Laura Bishop.  
July 07, 2020
True Story: Covid-19 Job Search Success
Ashley Gullickson speaks about her covid lay-off and how she battled back and secured a new role.
June 01, 2020
The Human Side of HR (and recruiting) with 25 year veteran Maria Agostinelli
On episode 6 we answer all your burning questions on the screening and hiring process.  Job search tips, resume no-no’s, thank you notes and more! The Be Herd Podcast is powered by ATN Event Staffing.  Check out our website at!! Stay safe everyone.
May 15, 2020
Covid-19 Job Search 101 (Part 2) with Experiential Pro Jon Anderson
Episode 5, we speak with Jon Anderson and his current approach to landing a new opportunity post Covid-19. A must listen to anyone who has been effected or might become effected.
April 22, 2020
Covid-19 Job Search 101 (Part 1) with Brand and Agency black belt, Alex Querna
On Episode 4, we chat with Alex Querna who joins us from Los Angeles.  Alex has had an outstanding event career on both the brand and agency side.  Unfortunately, Alex was laid off due to Covid-19.  Alex provides insights on how he's navigating the process, offers up tips, job resources and more!
April 13, 2020
Tour Life with 18 year veteran Kevin Tichenor
On Episode 3,  we speak with Kevin Tichenor who is an 18 year professional Tour Manager.  There's not much Kevin hasn't done or seen out there.  Listen in on what it's like to be a Tour Manager (challenges, tips, travel hacks and more).  Thanks for tuning in to the Be Herd podcast! 
April 10, 2020
New Agency Ownership with Matt Black at GEAUX Experiential
On Episode 2,  we speak with 20+ year industry veteran Matt Black about new agency ownership.  Matt recently started GEAUX Experiential based in Atlanta, GA.  Tune in to hear how Matt/GEAUX are navigating these difficult times. 
April 08, 2020
Freelancing 101 with 10 year freelancer pro Paulina
On Episode 1,  we speak with Paulina about all things freelancing. She’s been in the event/experiential industry for over 15 years, 10 of which were freelancing for a variety of different agencies. Hope you enjoy!
March 28, 2020