Think About This

A podcast that challenges you to think differently about business, money, culture, technology, media, marketing, and more. Hosted by Shelly Palmer and Ross Martin. The more you listen, the less you know!

Think About This

A podcast that challenges you to think differently about business, money, culture, technology, media, marketing, and more. Hosted by Shelly Palmer and Ross Martin. The more you listen, the less you know!

Shelly and Ross chat with Tami Erwin, EVP & CEO, Verizon Business Group about the programs and products available to help small businesses get through the pandemic and beyond. Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

“When everything is at stake, all of us are stakeholders.” Shelly and Ross speak to Linda Yaccarino, Chairman of Advertising and Partnerships for NBCUniversal, about the marketing industry’s unique opportunity to rapidly evolve, what real transformation looks like, and how much the launch of new streaming service Peacock changes things. Plus: a round of everyone’s favorite game: Ross’s Rapid Fire Questions! Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

Baron Davis, two-time NBA All-Star, chats with Shelly & Ross about his career on and off the court. Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

Shelly and Ross talk with Google AI’s Barak Turovsky about inherent AI bias and what is being done to correct it. Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

Actor, writer, producer and activist Orlando Jones joins Shelly and Ross to face the injustice of racism — and what we can actually do about it. (S3EP06) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

Shelly and Ross talk with Samantha Maltin, CMO of Sesame Workshop. (S3EP05) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

Shelly & Ross chat with Dave Kenny, CEO of Nielsen -- one of the world's largest media and marketing research firms -- about TV ratings during the pandemic and more. Plus: does Ross really have an ice cream window? Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

Shelly & Ross chat with Chris Brandt, CMO of Chipotle Mexican Grill, about the organization's billion dollar digital business and how they made it happen. Plus, we get the answer to the most pressing Chipotle question: Why is Guacamole extra? (S03EP03) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

Shelly and Ross talk with Col. John Fenzel (Ret.) about pandemic scenario planning, why we were not prepared, and what we can do now. America is about to "reopen." But where's the playbook? Some say we haven't been here before... but we have. Col. Fenzel worked in the White House (during previous administrations) on strategic forecasting and scenario planning that is eerily prescient. So why does all of this seem so new? (S03EP02) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

Shelly and Ross talk with Pastor Mike McBride, chair of The Black Church Pac and the national Live Free campaigns, and internationally recognized peacemaker and co-founder of Life Camp, Erica Ford, about the “Masks for the Masses” campaign and how they are mobilizing their networks to save lives. Plus, a marketing lesson from the “butter maiden.” Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

As we move into another month of staying at home, Shelly and Ross thought we could use some levity and inspiration. Today, we meet Ross's mentor, Harry Oppenheimer. Plus, staying sane by playing music and building nature trails. (S02EP13) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

Shelly and Ross talk with Rachel Tipograph, founder of MikMak and Gina Bianchini, founder of Mighty Networks, about using the right tools to pivot and grow your business. Plus, how you can get more of your money back from the government. (S02EP12) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

Shelly and Ross talk about the economic impact of the pandemic, how their biggest clients are fighting back, and how businesses large and small can prepare for the new economy. Plus, insights and advice to help you position yourself for post-pandemic success. (S02EP11) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

Ever been to a virtual holiday dinner in the middle of a pandemic? How about an online wedding, funeral or religious circumcision? Last week’s episode inspired a firestorm of anti-Semitism, so on this episode we’re “doubling down” with one of the most influential religious leaders in America, Rabbi Andy Bachman. Will religious faith bring us together, or will it kill us faster? Will your faith make you immune from the virus? Plus, learn how to host an awesome online Seder. Will you find the virtual afikomen? (S02EP10) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

Is our self-quarantine bringing us closer together, or tearing us further apart? How can technology help us to combat hate? This week, we’re talking to Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the ADL (Anti-Defamation League), to get those answers and to learn what his organization is doing to curb hate around the coronavirus. (S02EP09) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

How does a commercial behemoth overcome the challenges of our new global reality? If the digital reckoning has truly arrived, is it time for us to rethink... everything? We are eating a whole lotta Choco Tacos and talking to Rob Master, VP Media and Digital Engagement at Unilever, to get these answers. Also: can’t find any hand sanitizer in stores? Here’s how to make your own at home. (S02EP08) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

We’re cooped up at home, practicing social distancing and self-quarantining, yet the world goes on. How do you keep up? Shelly & Ross explain how to work from home like a badass while maintaining your productivity (and your sanity). Also: What’s in the “secret sauce” of a truly bingeable show? How do you define “premium content”? Shelly talks to The CW Network’s Mark Pedowitz, (Chairman and CEO) and Rick Haskins (President, Streaming and Chief Branding Officer) about the future of TV. (S02EP07) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

What’s the ideal gift for a two-year-old’s birthday? How can you repurpose that Amazon box you just got delivered? What’s your creativity quotient? Shelly and Ross talk to Nirvan Mullick, the filmmaker behind the viral short film “Caine’s Arcade” about a boy who’s definitely thinking outside the box. Also: Shelly admires a new phone, Ross admires a paper bird, and the guys wonder... is the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal good for baseball? (S02EP06) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

What is the best way for brands to get the most out of Twitter? Shelly and Ross take flight with Stacy Minero, Global Head of Twitter ArtHouse and Sarah Personette, VP Global Client Solutions at Twitter for the answer. Plus, what we can do about COVID-19 and more. (S02EP05) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

Is this your first rodeo? What happens when a company gets knocked to the ground and comes back stronger than before? Shelly and Ross get the answer from Dubsmash co-founder Suchit Dash. Plus, how can you have a trade show during a coronavirus pandemic? (S02EP04) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

How do kids know the difference between good and bad marketing? Join Shelly and Ross as they break down what makes Encantos Media such an award-winning juggernaut, with their CEO, Steven Wolfe Pereira. Plus, who is watching your kids build Legos? (S2EP03) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

The candles are lit, the champagne’s on ice and... the love of your life isn’t human? Join Shelly, Ross and Alexa on a Valentine’s Day journey to make sense of deep fake sex and the new sex tech that brings private joy to millions. Westworld? Her? EX Machina? Nope, it’s all real. Or is it? (S02EP02) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

Can you sign an AI to a recording contract? Should you? How about hiring an AI recording engineer? Is its work Grammy-eligible? Shelly and Ross talk about the Grammys and how AI-models are starting to impact the music we hear. Ross’s son Theo shows off his cello chops and we chat about talking Teslas. (S02EP01) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

We’ve got some exclusive, “breaking” news about Taco Bell. But first, we’ll get you thinking outside the bun as we enjoy an immersive consumer experience with Jennifer Arnoldt, Taco Bell’s Sr. Marketing Director, Retail Engagement + Experience and Rob Poetsch, their Senior Director, Global Communications and Engagement, the marketing and communications geniuses behind the Taco Bell Hotel & Resort in Palm Springs. (S01EP13) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

Gary Shapiro, CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, lit a firestorm when he chose Ivanka Trump to keynote at CES, the world’s largest trade show. On this episode, he defends Ivanka, takes on China, and shares his views on the future of work, technology and our democracy itself.​ (S01EP12) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

A deep conversation with Carolyn Everson, VP Global Business Group at Facebook, recorded live on stage at the Shelly Palmer Innovation Series Summit, the toughest ticket at CES 2020. We explore the reality of autonomous vehicles and reveal a bit of a marketing secret as we think back on CES 2020. (S01EP11) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

Think about this… We are at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, learning all about what’s next in the world of consumer electronics. This got us thinking… what did people in the past think the future would look like? Strap yourselves into your (self-driving, of course) DeLorean as we go “back to the future” to review the craziest future tech ideas ever. (S01EP10) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

Think about this… We’re chatting with Karen Chupka, who runs CES, about what’s new, what’s next, and what makes CES the biggest, most exciting tech show in the world. We’re thinking about the best (and worst) tech gifts ever, the words that should be banned from every business meeting, and how it is possible for someone to take a nap in their Tesla while doing seventy-five in the fast lane. (S02EP09) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

Think about this... Are you at the top... but just getting started? Are your best years still ahead of you? We talk to legendary former NBA Commissioner David Stern, who left the biggest sports league in the world to become the most experienced intern in venture capital. Get ready, y’all: the robots are coming for our jobs, and you need to be wearing the right-sized socks. (Pete Hunsinger helps us explain.) (S01EP08) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

Think about this... It’s the end of a decade and the start of the holidays. The kids may have no clue about channel surfing, but they know the car of the future... is a truck? Your holiday gifts won’t buy themselves, so what can you buy that won’t totally suck? (That rhymed.) Tell Alexa to start packing your bags for CES because the Internet of Things is here and you don’t want to be left out in the cold. (S07EP07) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

Thank about this... How do you turn personal tragedy into game-changing impact? Who are the most generous people that nobody knows about? St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has the worst business model ever... but, somehow, they’re saving the most lives. This Thanksgiving, join us as we go beyond gratitude and into action. (S01EP06) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

Think about this... Does 5G give you cancer? Would you genetically engineer your kid? Are you ready to be your own doctor? Google now has 2.1 billion reasons to care about your health… will you let them? We asked the CEO of the largest pain relief company in the world to make us feel better (about the future of healthcare, at least). (S01EP05) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

Think About This... Did a drone from a spaceship just deliver your pizza? Did a sugar pill just take away all of your pain? How many trees could you plant in a day? How many ear wiggles could you do in 30 seconds? You may win a lot of cash if you stay off your smartphone for a year, but how would you get through dinner with your mom and dad? (S01EP04) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

Think about this... is Facebook responsible for fake ads by Donald Trump and Elizabeth Warren? We grilled their very own Carolyn Everson. Should you be mad at Verizon for deleting Yahoo! Groups? And, who’s to blame for your stomach turning into a micro-brewery? What are you actually responsible for, and who are you responsible to? (S1EP03) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →

Think About This... because you don't actually have time for the truth. Do you believe your eyes and ears? Do you know that’s not a real human? Is science true? Does it matter? Come on in: Morgan Spurlock’s serving up a crispy chicken sandwich that’s terrible for you, but you’re still gonna eat it all... and want to come back for more. (S01EP02) Now available on video http://thinkaboutthis.tv Follow Shelly @shellypalmer Follow Ross @RossMartin1 Follow Think About This @thinkaboutthis Learn more at https://thinkaboutthis.fm/ Listen to Episode →