Author Archives: Brent Bowen

In this seventh episode of CultivatED Marketer, hosts Brent Bowen and Matt Tidwell, PhD, chat with Mike Swenson — part two of a two-part conversation. A veteran communication professional, Mike has enjoyed a multifaceted career as a broadcast journalist, a governor’s press secretary, and founder and leader of a successful public relations firm that has produced ground-breaking work. His next act includes some voice and on-camera acting work. We’ll chat the evolution of marketing communications and the skills needed to advance in the industry.

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In this sixth episode of CultivatED Marketer, hosts Brent Bowen and Matt Tidwell, PhD, speak with veteran communication professional and leader Mike Swenson in what’s part one of two conversations with Mike. In this first part, they chat cause marketing and the origins of Lee National Denim Day, how working on “cool” projects and the coasts don’t have to be synonymous and the state of marketing communications as a profession. Watch for part two with Mike where we discuss skills required for professionals and thoughts on who sees advancement in their career.

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In this fourth episode of CultivatED Marketer, hosts Brent Bowen and Matt Tidwell, PhD, wrap up their discussions from the 2020 Kansas City IABC Business Communicator Summit (BCS). They chat with Angie Pastorek, University of Kansas Program Director and Lead Faculty member for the master’s degree in organizational communication. Her teaching and research interests center around organizational culture and communication practices, membership negotiation, and organizational change.

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In the third episode of CultivatED Marketer, hosts Brent Bowen and Matt Tidwell, PhD, release one of their series of three discussions from 2020 Kansas City IABC Business Communicator Summit (BCS). They chat with LandaJob’s Kathryn Lorenzen about the importance of networking and obtaining a master’s degree because of the rate and degree of change in marketing.

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In this second episode of CultivatED Marketer, hosts Brent Bowen and Matt Tidwell, PhD, kick off a series of three discussions from 2020 Kansas City IABC Business Communicator Summit (BCS). They chat with conference keynote speaker, author, and Co-founder of Calendar.com John Hall about staying top of mind and building authentic relationships.

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In the first episode of CultivatED Marketer, hosts Brent Bowen and Matt Tidwell, PhD, introduce themselves and the show. They talk about why they started the podcast: to help other marketers and themselves with the ever-changing world of marketing professional development. In addition, they’ll regularly bring on guests to showcase exceptional individuals and work being done in the new Midwest of Kansas City and beyond.

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