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What2Know - a Marketing and Communications Podcast

The What 2 Know podcast explores best practices, innovation and latest trends with industry experts with an eye toward helping you, the listener, stay ahead of the ever changing marketing and communications landscape.
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Apr 23, 2020

W2O recently acquired Symplur to strengthen and scale data for smarter healthcare decision making. Our own Adam Cossman, Audun Utengen, and Seth Duncan discuss what this looks like for our clients, how we've partnered to combat COVID-19 and the power of social data within the industry.

Apr 15, 2020

During COVID-19, it's essential for organizations to communicate effectively to their key stakeholders, particularly their employees. Ellen Gerstein, Head of Content & Employee Advocacy at Pfizer, and Managing Director of W2O, Wendy Carhart, discuss best practices for organizations to follow.

Apr 2, 2020

There are actions our leaders and society can take to combat the coronavirus. Dilawar Syed, President & CEO of Lumiata, discusses steps to fight COVID-19, he shares the role government is playing, plus he unpacks how AI can be part of the solution.

Mar 12, 2020

Dr. Angela Rasmussen, Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, discusses misconceptions around the corona virus, the importance of investment in public health, and what we all can do about COVID 19.

Feb 27, 2020

We took a short break, but we’re back! This week, Rob Butcher, President & CEO of Swim Across America joins the show. He shares the importance of funding cancer research, discusses how his organization raises money to support research, plus he gives two solid book recommendations.

Dec 24, 2019

Conducting clinical trials properly is essential for participation. Ken Getz, Deputy Director & Research Professor at Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, discusses how to design clinical trials well and he shares how technology has changed the industry.

Dec 19, 2019

Nikole Hannah Jones, Investigative Reporter at The New York Times Magazine and Creator of The 1619 Project, discusses racial inequities within healthcare and shares her perspective on what it will take to reverse these biases.

Dec 12, 2019

Investing in medical devices involves a critical eye for innovation and a passion for making the world a healthier place. Dennis McWilliams of Santé Ventures and SparkMed Advisors dives into this, he predicts the future of healthcare, plus he gives his 6,200-page book recommendation.

Nov 21, 2019

WSJ Women in the Workplace is an event that brings together business leaders to have a real conversation about how managers, executives and companies can be better at building inclusive workplaces. Brooke Bullen, Group Director of W2O, Abby Hayes, Managing Director of W2O and Jennifer Shaugnessy, Managing Director of W2O, share key learnings from the event.

Nov 14, 2019

Ready to get to know the man behind the mic? Host of What2Know and W2O CMO, Aaron Strout is this week's guest. He chats with Lisa Kalfus, VP of Marketing at Wente, about all things marketing and about the mentors who have impacted him profoundly. Plus, he shares two stellar book recs.

Nov 7, 2019

Delaney Tarr, Lauren Hogg, Co-Founders of March For Our Lives, and Board Member, Ariel Hobbs join us this week. They chat about leveraging social media to create a movement, they open up about the challenges of activism, plus share some of their favorite albums.

Oct 31, 2019

Making space for diversity and inclusion is critical in every industry. Dr. Michael Lomax, President & CEO of the United Negro College Fund, discusses this, the impact of UNCF’s work, and his affinity for bel canto-style opera.

Oct 17, 2019

Meeting patients where they are, through actionable and personalized healthcare experiences, is essential for both them and their caregivers. Carina Edwards, CEO of Quil Health, dives into this, the power of tech within health, and her life as a secret introvert.

Oct 10, 2019

This week's guest, Diana Kapp, discusses her book "of Girls Who Run the World", unpacks how we all can contribute to real progress for women, and delves into the purpose behind her recent open-letter to Forbes.

Sep 19, 2019

Establishing health citizenship is critical for better health outcomes, according to this week’s guest. Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, Author, Health Economist & Advisor of THINK-Health discusses key trends in health consumerism, health economics, and her latest book.

Aug 22, 2019

Building the World's Greatest Internship requires collaboration and creativity. Paulo Simas, Chief Creative Officer of W2O and Trevor Hubbard, CEO & Executive Creative Director of Butchershop, discuss building the ideal internship.

Aug 15, 2019

Being an elite executive demands bravery. Author and CEO & Founder of Toft Group, Robin Toft, unpacks how execs can learn to be fearless. Plus, she shares why diversity and gender inclusion is sound for business, and discusses her latest book.

Jul 31, 2019

This week on What2Know, Katie Couric, award-winning Journalist and Cancer Advocate, joins the show to cover an array of topics. During this episode she discusses her company, her passion for supporting cancer caregivers, and even examines the evolution of news.

Jun 23, 2019

Cancer has afflicted all of us in some way, shape or another. Dr. James P. Allison, Nobel Prize Winner and Jill O-Donell-Tormey, CEO of Cancer Reasearch Institute, dive deep into the past, present and future state of immuno-oncology – a form of cancer treatment that uses the body’s own immune system to fight this horrible disease.

Jun 13, 2019

Giving youth their moon shot is best for our future. Nancy Conrad, Founder and Chairman of the Conrad Foundation, discusses the role the Conrad Challenge plays in helping youth design the future, she discusses her late husband, Pete Conrad, former NASA Astronaut, plus she shares her life motto.

 

Jun 7, 2019

Relevance is the new reputation. Gary Grates, W2O's Principal, dives into the importance of relevance, he dissects the unique position it plays in healthcare, and he discusses how W2O is partnering with clients to prioritize their organizational relevance. 

May 30, 2019

We recently announced our partnership with New Mountain Capital. This partnership will accelerate the continued growth and scale of the firm, so we're able to continue to meet the evolving needs of our clients. On this week's episode, Jim Weiss, Founder & CEO of W2O, Jennifer Gottlieb, President of W2O, and Brian Murphy, VP of New Mountain Capital, share how we are working together to make the world a healthier place through marketing communications. 

May 23, 2019

Looking beyond treatment is key to improving the cancer care journey. This week Entrepreneur Bill Rancic and Astellas Pharma's Oncology SVP Mark Reisenauer, discuss the challenges of being a caregiver and why they are excited about Astellas Oncology’s C3 Prize, a global challenge that aims to address the complexities of the cancer journey by funding the best ideas in cancer care beyond medicine.

May 9, 2019

Part of creating better healthcare outcomes requires lowering drug costs. David Henka, CEO at ActiveRADAR, shares the role his company is playing in this, discusses the importance of reference pricing, plus he shares his connection to The Happiest Place on Earth.

May 2, 2019

Creating a patient experience that is instant, ongoing, and relational is the future of healthcare. Blake McKinney, MD, Chief Medical Officer of CirrusMD and President of CirrusMD Provider Network discusses telemedicine, the future of industry, and Les Miserables.

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