NerdBrand Podcast

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The NerdBrand podcast is the intersection of nerd culture, branding, and advertising. Nerd culture is no longer an isolated subculture; it’s THE culture of the day and makes its way into our daily lives through the entertainment we seek and the technology we rely upon. Listen as we discuss our views on visual design, branding, and advertising for movies, comics and novels, video games, technology, and other nerdy passions. read less

EP123: Brand in crisis.
Sep 2 2022
EP123: Brand in crisis.
On this episode of the NerdBrand Podcast we welcome Savannah Cherry back from Slingshot!Before we get into it, What do you get when you cast  Leslie Grace as Batgirl, alongside J. K. Simmons, Jacob Scipio, Brendan Fraser, and Michael Keaton?A HBOMax never to be seen in a Batgirl Film. WITH MICHAEL KEATON reprising as Batman!? WTF DC?When a brand is in crisis.You’ve probably heard in comics and movies “Crisis on Infinite Earths?” Well, on this episode of the NerdBrand Podcast we’re discussing what a brand in crisis looks like in our universe.Welcome back to the show, we’re discussing what a brand in crisis looks like in our universe.Why did I mention DC? Well that’s the brand I love, but man, they’re making it harder. If you did not know DC and HBO Max are intertwined. But now under new ownership from the people who own Discovery. The network that brought you Naked and Afraid, and Shark Week now own HBOMax and the fate of DC Streaming has been determined, but what about the CW? Comics? Feature films? (BatGirl and other streaming shows were cancelled.)Kevin Smith actually had something to say about this at length on Hollywood Babylon Podcast, I’ll leave a link below to the YouTube clip. So… Main topic - What defines a brand in crisis, and what should you do?Support the showABOUT NERDBRANDNerdBrand is a branding, design, and advertising agency based in Louisville, KY. From establishing your brand identity to guiding your day-to-day marketing strategies, we bring the "why" of your business to life. Learn more at more of the podcast at
EP117: Google’s AI is Sentient
Jul 22 2022
EP117: Google’s AI is Sentient
Ask the internet, and you shall receive. I struggled with this episode. What to talk about…. Hmm…. then a news article came up.Google’s AI retained a lawyer.Yep, you read that right. On this episode of the NerdBrand Podcast we’re discussing how Google has succeeded in creating the terminator.  According to Google,  always had a soft spot for language at Google. Early on, we set out to translate the web. More recently, we’ve invented machine learning techniques that help us better grasp the intent of Search queries. Over time, our advances in these and other areas have made it easier and easier to organize and access the heaps of information conveyed by the written and spoken word.But there’s always room for improvement. Language is remarkably nuanced and adaptable. It can be literal or figurative, flowery or plain, inventive or informational. That versatility makes language one of humanity’s greatest tools — and one of computer science’s most difficult puzzles. LaMDA, our latest research breakthrough, adds pieces to one of the most tantalizing sections of that puzzle: conversation.”Well. Thanks Google, but your robot hired an attorney.We're not Artificial Intelligence, but we're nerds passionate about brands, the showABOUT NERDBRANDNerdBrand is a branding, design, and advertising agency based in Louisville, KY. From establishing your brand identity to guiding your day-to-day marketing strategies, we bring the "why" of your business to life. Learn more at more of the podcast at