Episode 4: Form Impactful Relationships with Unrelenting Generosity Feat. Andy Crestodina of Orbit Media Studios

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Our guest in Episode 4 is Andy Crestodina, the founder of Orbit Media Studios, a Chicago based—#1 Google Ranked—web design and development company, and a leading expert in content marketing. Orbit takes a unique approach to connecting with people with events like their monthly Wine & Web and their annual conference for marketers called Content Jam. Tune in to our interview to learn more about how Andy makes waves through unrelenting generosity.

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Interview Notes

8:19 – Just give ’em the book!

10:05 – Wednesday’s at The Longroom

12:32 – It’s all about taking care of people.

14:32 – G.L.U.E. (Giving Little Unexpected Extras)

15:06 – We build cars, and teach driver’s ed.

16:04 – Not waiting for the call, I’m making it in advance.

18:03 – Attention and Retention: Cut the crap!



Andy Crestodina

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Brian Burkhart

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Brian is on faculty at Northwestern University and is Founder of SquarePlanet Presentations in Chicago. Through his work with TED speakers, Shark Tank contestants and business leaders around the globe, Brian’s mission is to help bring innovative ideas to life through the power of communication.

Making Waves Co-Host

Derek Rudel


As SquarePlanet’s Curator of Growth + Marketing Solutions, Derek leverages his unique combination of creative, design and technical skills to lead the charge on all things marketing, community engagement and workflow optimization. He is also the co-host of the Maximizing Opportunity Podcast, and hates the taste of cilantro.