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The Future State Of Podcast

danny denhard

What Is The Podcast? The Future State - Modern business & future trends explored by Nick Walter & Danny Denhard. CEO of XR business Nick Walter & Danny Denhard founder of www.focus.business and mustreads.co.uk newsletter discuss the future state of one business topic per week with deepdives and insights
The Future State of Wrap Up 2021 And The Future State of 2022 🔮
Thanks for listening this year. Nick and I return to help recap 2021 and help you think about where 2022 is going and how to shape some of your thoughts:  The 2021 Wrap Up Episode  The most listened to The Future State of podcast(s) of the year: Listen to the previous podcasts here The Future State of NFT'sThe Future State Of Social Media & Social Networks PodcastThe new email client  Nick’s app’s of 2021: Riverside - Why? For recording podcasts, webinars etcCanva - Why? Easy designFiverr - Why? For cheap resourcesApple podcast app - Why? For listening to podcasts Danny’s App’s of 2021: Product: iPad Pro 2021 - Why? Replaced my laptop and brilliant for multitasking and removing the need to have multiple devices.Apps: Podcast tool - Descript Why? Edit podcasts by word and phrases not around.co - Why? App that helps to shape an organisation around communications and effective comms, like sending notes post meetings to all attendees. The Future State of 2022  Nick’s Predictions Life: StaycationsTech: Work - Private members clubs & branded workspacesMetaverse future - Apple's AR & VR (mixed) headsetTikTok continued dominance, NFT's become usable, Improvement in NFT's, Improved audio. Danny’s Predictions Life: First super app, New UGC platform, a boom in Payless stores, contactless and innovation in online purchases, BNPL moving towards digital banks and going after food spaceWork: Consolidation (Danny's consolidation blog post referenced) In banks, food delivery, shift to third place, hybrid future of work, huge IT hacks (Danny’s brother’s IT support https://www.ittroublefree.co.uk/business/ and solutions company) Contact Nick and Danny Contact with ideas you would like Danny and Nick to record podcasts on dannydenhard+futurestate@gmail.com Contact here to apply to appear on the show as a guest
Dec 14 2021
43 mins
The Future State Of Saving & Discounts - Black Friday Special Podcast With Danny Denhard & Nick Walter
This week Danny Denhard and Nick Walter return with another instalment of the future state of podcast.  We discuss the future state of savings and discounts not just the craziness of Black Friday and cyber Monday.  The Good General savings for consumersOften makes expensive seasonal gifts more affordable The Bad The strain it places on logisticsThe work environment in many businesses becomes more stressful, creates more issues with internal teams and many businesses actually lose money rather the traditional Black Friday where businesses started to make money The Ugly Consumerism crisisThe cost of delivery on the environmentMaterial gifts at Xmas ====== We quick 5 second favour: Please do rate and review the podcast, it takes 5 seconds and it helps the podcast to spread to more people and make more people informed. Happily hit the review in your player or Rate On Apple // Rate on Spotify. ====== Important Topics Discussed:  Black Friday has been undone in the UK - The biggest retailers are all doing it differently. It’s causing confusion and chaos for consumers We saw ‘fake Black Friday’ a week early (19th) in the U.K. - devaluing what Black Friday and Cyber Monday was designed for Many are pushing Black Friday week and Black Friday month. We have seen huge year on year growth of sales for Black FridaySingles Day The West has adopted Single Day, which is traditionally an unoffical Chinese singles holiday. Singles Day in the UK is actually in MarchAmazon’s Influence Prime Day - The day(s) where Amazon drives savings across the marketplace - the biggest brands can drive attention and savings to their customers as part of their brand moat Amazon are reportedly planning to open 260+ stores over the next few years aka they truly know UK are hybrid shoppers 80% in store - 20% online so shopping in the U.K. has to be considered to have retail presence + online. We now have Prime expectations, subscription enables us to have: fair prices, quick delivery, free returns.Brands using biases against us: Cashless Effect (contactless transactions drive 8% more spend as seem like you are not spending as much money, this is why casino's use chips... seems less than cash),Brands that don’t discount might actually win the long game, brands include - Apple, Peloton, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co, LululemonUnsung Heroes - Forums and groups Many saving related forums are super popular Thousands of Facebook groups dedicated to it The science behind why Aldi and Lidl surprise aisle Many groups dedicated to how to gain an extra saving, use certain points schemes, leverage the best deals Watch the Decarbonising The Art World Video Nick mentions. Tell Us What You Think: Let's us know what you think of the future state of saving on twitter... @dannydenhard or @nickwalter23  Or Connect with us  Danny on LinkedIn == Nick On LinkedIn
Nov 28 2021
50 mins
The Future State Of Meta Aka Facebook 👍 or 👎
TLDR: Why Facebook is moving to Meta and its quest to the Metaverse?  For full insights and analysis sign up at www.thefuturestate.co.uk Nick and Danny dive into the Meta brand, the Facebook rebrand that has a wave of memes (here is the Iceland Tourism example https://www.facebook.com/inspiredbyiceland/videos/182101337445400/), the PR machine created quite a buzz but as many questions trying to understand what it means.Danny takes you through the history of the brand, the reason why its journey is so important and why the fights and bets made by Facebook’s leadership team have led to one of the biggest rebrands in history.Danny answers Nick’s question of why the rebrand was so important and the other potential it had Important notes: You have 4 master brand types you can: monolithic (FedEx), endorsed (Virgin), free standing (unilever with dove, wall's etc), hybrid (coca cola company, coca cola - diet coke - coke zero + sprite, fanta etc) What is Meta? Group of businesses - Facebook (big blue), Instagram, WhatsApp, - VR and experimental. Money making (facebook app, instagram) vs money losing (whatsapp, VR, metaverse building). Is comparable to Alphabet (Google's parent) Nick dives into the metaverse and the VR and AR side of the rebrand and repositioning (well worth watching the haptics ​​https://twitter.com/boztank/status/1460668829789351936Danny and Nick answer a listener question: From James Sinfield @ Nestle“In your honest opinions, will Facebook (Meta) succeed with their aim of building a new version of Internet? Is there a flaw in their thinking?”Then comes the future state of Facebook and Meta (including the breakdown of the metaverse) 6 Ways To Help Shape Your Thoughts Facebook has turned into email 2.0 - necessary evil for manyFacebook was the gateway to the internet for millions of users - particularly in Asia and AfricaFacebook isn't a social network it's an ad's network - Facebook's biggest challenge is their algorithms and controlling how content spreads. This is not under control and they struggle to do so, so why will people rush to the new Meta products, software or hardware drivenMeta has to shape and control the next generation of platforms. They never shaped the iPhone or any android device."Our biggest competitor by far is iMessage" - Mark Zuckerberg on 31st Oct 2018Meta is a brand rebuild alongside a new ten year mission What do you think, let us know @dannydenhard and @nickwalter23 on Twitter
Nov 17 2021
1 hr 4 mins
The Future State Of Social Media Pitch Edition - Commentary Based Social Media Site ✅
Danny pitches (Nick) his latest idea of improving social media to improve social media with a dedicated commentary and reaction based social media site.  A teaser of the full idea - read the full breakdown on newsletter and site.   The What A social network based on communication and commentary, with an ability to reply with video, loom style videos, screenshots, mock ups, commentary (like in notion and Google docs) and scores of relevancy.Think slack or discord with threading and interactive timelines.Reddit on steroidsAllows you to embed or bookmark links and play natively could - what twitter should have offered The Why The current options have existing users who are used to using the platform as it is, almost all networks are very basic Many people want to discuss with people with similar or importantly differing views We are getting bored of influence based social networks like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or being filtered by algorithmsIt's time we found a different way to express ourselves The How New mobile and desktop experiencePrivate vs public --- Private for invite only and communities (Trust) --- Public for bigger reach and conversation (Reach & Fame)Built on an idea you are sharing, a piece of knowledge or an insight nugget you want to share —The Business Side— TAM - 💰💰💰💰 (Large)Difficulty - 👎👎👎👎👎 (Very Hard)How to make money - Subscriptions & contextual advertising &/or charge brands to interactCompetition - 9️⃣/🔟 - social networks, YouTube, Medium & blogs
Oct 21 2021
31 mins
The Future State of NFT's Podcast with Danny Denhard, Nick Walter & Alex Moss 🖼THE Brand New Email Client To Fix Work - The Future State Of Podcast Pitch Edition 📧The Future State Of Mobile Phones Podcast 📱
Nick and Danny discuss the future of mobile phones, whether they will be something we have in our pockets or bags or whether it might be an on head or over head device or could it be smaller and something embedded in us?  The Mobile Phone Story:  History & Journey  HandsetsPhone callsText messagesCamerasAppsLocationChat apps / food apps / VoiceVideo and front face camera first activitiesDevices evolution from large phone to glasses to watch Important Stats 1b iPhone users2-4b android usersThe average usage of mobile is well over 3hours per day - some suggesting their usage is over 10 hours per day Think about: Every year Apple updates a core set of features and millions update every year and the brilliant job Apple Product people and Marketers have done in convincing millions to upgrade every 12-18 months. Why Listen Today:  With the latest iPhone releases & latest iOS updates, we are seeing devices become more useful and more personalised, we are looking at the best ever devices and they are getting smarter for us as users and for the businesses connected to them. Huge Milestone Hit! TikTok hitting 1b users in record time - it wouldn't have ever been possible without the smartphones and the addiction engines that they are to us now. As we previously discussed, is AR / VR the future? Is it feasible really? There has been a lot of talk around the metaverse and the future of living in a metaverse, but will a mobile device be essential in this always on digital world? Jack Dorsey (Twitter & Square CEO) only uses his mobile device never uses a PC or laptop  Links From This Episode The future of VR / AR podcast episode The newsletter to sign up to - The Future State Of Podcast NewsletterDanny's presentation fan clubs, community, tribes and herds  Steve Jobs & Apple changing the face of computing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7qPAY9JqE4 Chat To Nick & Danny  Want to talk to Danny or Nick or provide feedback? @dannydenhard @nickwalter23 on Twitter
Oct 2 2021
43 mins
The Future State Of Food - Food AI Bot Pitch Episode 🤖The Future State Of Social Media & Social Networks Podcast - With Danny Denhard & Nick Walter
The Future State Of Social Media  For full notes and insights jump over to the newsletter - where Nick and I share our research, analysis and deeper insights.   Social media dictates so many things about our lives and for many it dictates how we interact, how we are portrayed and how we communicate with friends, family and strangers.  Facebook's strong hold on social media might just be loosening but their user numbers are incredible:   We see over 2.9 billion (that’s 50% of the world’s adult population) use Facebook monthly,Over 2b MAU's on WhatsApp,1.3billion MAU on messenger (the product)And over one billion active users on Instagram. The latest App Annie report shows you how social media has evolved over the last decade and there is a new powerhouse taking over our phones and therefore our time and that is TikTok, the most popular downloaded app over the last 9 months and been riding the way of fun and entertaining shorter form videos for the last three years. Nick and Danny go through:  Tthe good, the bad and the ugly of social media How social media has changed in recent yearsHow social media is now social-tainment and not based on graphs anymore (and everyone is changing the way their algorithms work to pull more time and attention from you Why innovation and new social networks struggle to be built and gain traction Email was the first and still one of the most powerful social networks  Should new platforms like only fans be considered social media? Spoiler Nick doesn't agree with the social element to it   Stay tuned for Danny's rants on: Why Marketing departments are ruining their own efficiencies by spray and praying across all of the social networks  Examples used in the podcast  The NFL Carolina Panthers Mixed Reality  Ancestry.com plan for social Twitter communities - changing how twitter works for private invite only groups  Connect with:  Danny on LinkedIn or sign up to his weekly newsletter  Nick on LinkedIn
Sep 14 2021
51 mins
The Future State Of Meditation - Pitch Edition 2 - The Meditation Station Podcast 🧘‍♀️The Future State Of Reality TV Podcast 📺The Future State Of Coffee Pitch Podcast ☕️ 🛻The Future State Of The High Street PodcastThe Future State Of VR PodcastThe Future State Of Voice 🗣The Future State Of Work Podcast
The Future State Of Work 👩‍💻 The future of work has been a hot topic for the past three years, the pandemic has really shifted how many businesses operate and highlighted how slow some companies have been to change their old ways of working. The future state of work is going to be led by a few but followed by many, even the big companies are struggling to keep staff engaged let alone happy. This week Nick and I discuss: The future state of workWhy micromanagers are going to have to changeWhy so many managers have been shown upWhy HR isn’t the right team to leadThe impact of a new hire - the culture community managerWhy hybrid is going to be a tougher choice for employees and businessesThe challenge for old school managers to change with the timesThe investment required for businessesSome future thinking hot takes that you will want to hear including company currencies, the importance of mental & physical health being equal& Why part-timers & side hustles might be the choice for many Supporting Podcast Links  Company Culture Links Are you creating the right company cultureWhat is company cultureThe Hybrid office e-bookDesigning the hybrid office guide ✚ Why you should listen to feedback - Funny TikTok New tools to improve hybrid around.co - campfire video tool with integrated notes that send after the meeting and is floating head based so can work and conference call at the same timeButter.us - a way to ideate, brainstorm or present in a better waygatheround.com - better way to bring people together based on Q&A  Basecamp Issues Original Story (link)Follow Up with 1/3 of senior workforce taking buyout (link) Open letter from ex member of the Basecamp team Summarised on this week in startups (YouTube link) A Reminder: What Is The Podcast? The Future State - Modern business & future trends explored by Nick Walter & Danny Denhard.
May 8 2021
51 mins
The Future State Of ConferencesThe Future State Of Football - European Super Football League Business Breakdown
Apr 22 2021
56 mins
The Future State of Brand Endorsements & Brand Partnerships
This week’s podcast Nick Walter and Danny Denhard discuss the future state of brand partnerships and brand endorsements aka Why Revolut and Anthony Joshua's recent brand partnership made us 🤔 The AJ ad  We Cover: The fascinating area of marketing and advertising business and is an area to continue to explode. We talk about the power of international superstars with challenger brands The opportunity The threat for brands and celebrities Why celebrities are going to build out their own brands not have to endorse in the future How smart brands are turning into media brands Why some brands are desperate Why we might see a blend & What the future of brands is product placement, advertising and influencer and celebrity-based endorsements and promotion And our future state aka hot takes on the brand partnerships and brand endorsement Nicks The Future State Authenticity & relevancy - authenticity key and forcing has to be stoppedBrand alignment to brand valuesVR - continued raise of avatar influencers (eGaming, Miquela example)Paid brand placement (& forced ads) - Netflix coca cola Danny’s The Future State 1. Brand cannot bandaid brand issues anymore with influencers. Brands have to be future seers to understand this 2. Value of content creators to platforms - creators create their own platforms (website, apps, platforms etc) 3. Art vs content - feed driven disposable content vs art that lasts for years 4. Platforms - masterclass unbundling & cameo (embracing quick, paid promotion) 5. Influencers have been around since the 1920s (Pepsi) - smarter ways of using influencers (issues with the likes of Monster energy drinks) Important Links Discussed  Link to the chartable list, the sheer volume of Barstool Sports Podcasts is impressiveBarstool sports day trading (link to story on founders day trading journey)Mike Tyson love of Jack Paul’s movement into boxing. Mike Tyson reference to Jake Paul and impact on Triller & Boxing Youtube Video LinkPaige VanZant contract issue with UFC and having to join Bare Knuckle Fighting (and have “exclusive content” via her site)"Joe Hart social media error” - Link
Apr 14 2021
58 mins

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