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Women In Business: Lauren Vickers on Brands, Social Media Influencers & ROI | Episode #124

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Social Media Influencer and Model Lauren Vickers joins Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! at Macleay College in Sydney.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #124 Lauren Vickers (Businesswomen, Model & SocialMedia Influencer). 

 
Brand builder, Model & Social Media Influencer Lauren Vickers joins our LIVE show and Macleay College Advertising & Media Degree lecture in Sydney on – ‘Brands, #SocialMedia Influencers & ROI’.
 
I have a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye as I realize that this is one of the proudest achievements of my life thus far… 
 
Whilst I have run global award-winning social media campaigns, with case studies on both Instagram and Twitter’s Global Business Blogs and won a Facebook Award last year and have changed the face of social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Philadelphia Cream CheesePeroni Italian Beer, Bulmers Original Cider, Cancer Council Australia & more, I do not have a university degree. In fact, I’ve dropped out of both a Bachelor of Applied Science – Biochemistry and a Masters of Entrepreneurship & Innovation degree… and yet this past month I have just become a university lecturer for the very first time. 
 
On this week’s episode of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!, entrepreneur, model and theright.fit social media influencer, Lauren Vickers joins me at Macleay College’s Sydney university campus to discuss Social Media Influencer Marketing, working with high profile brands and how both brand/social media influencers should approach partnerships and content production to drive mutually beneficial Return on Investment.
 
Our vast ranging chats cover:
  • Lauren’s evolution from career model to Social Media Influencer with a highly engaged audience of 1.2 million Facebook fans, 169K Instagram followers and 33K+ Twitter followers.
  • Driving ecommerce for brands:
    • Via video/still content and what platforms to use.
    • By partnering with the right social media influencer.
  • TheRight.Fit influencer app and how brands are using this Australian platform to drive successful social media influencer relationships and campaigns.
  • What brands should look for when seeking a social media influencer for their brand. Genuine social media influencers Vs wannabe Instagram models (both male and female). 
  • ROI and Measures of Success in the mind of the influencer and how they differ from how brand marketers view ROI?
  • Best Practice for Brands with examples from Tuscan Tan, Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate and Philadelphia Cream Cheese.
  • Top Tips for Social Media Influencers looking to generate mutually beneficial ongoing relationships with brands.
  • The Secrets of Engaging Customers Online – for both brands and social media influencers.
My ultimate in life is to get paid to do what I love for a living, whilst making a positive impact on the lives of others and so presenting to the students at Macleay College in their TV studio as part of the Social Media Strategy stream and as part of one of their 4 key assignments this first trimester of 2017, definitely ticks all of those boxes.
 
And I was determined to be able to share this knowledge and experience with as many possible, so Lauren and I (with the help of Macleay College and the right.fit) recorded this university lecture not only as a Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’s weekly iTunes podcast and Bondi Beach Radio show, but the Macleay College production team also captured the video content for me for a Hot & Delicious: Rocks the Planet! social media TV pilot, which will be online on H&D digital channels VERY shortly!
 
Exciting times ahead and I hope you love this chat as much as I do!
 
xo Dan Wilkinson 
Creator of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!, social media strategist, university lecturer and social media influencer.
 
Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!  🍻🎙✌🏻
Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet. 
Connect with Lauren Vickers online:
 
Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:
Connect with Macleay College online:
 
theright.fit today – Brand and Social Media Influencer App:
 
For social media strategy, content production, speaking engagements & social media influencer business enquiries contact:info@hotndelicious.com

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Special thank yous for everyone who had a part in making this a reality:

  • Lauren Vickers.
  • Macleay College:
    • Ian Thomson (Head of Faculty).
    • Jeremy Taylor Riley (Social Media Strategy Lecturer).
    • Alex Newall.
    • The Production Team.
      • Benjamin Sopronick.
      • Mitchell Dodds.
      • Cisco Corea 
  • theright.fit:
    • Cat Douglas (Marketing and Social Media Manager).
    • Taryn Williams (Founder & CEO – theright.fit). 
  • Grant Flannery (Strategy Director – co:collective).
Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cancer Council Australia, Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.
Lauren Vickers joins Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!) at Macleay College in Sydney. Photo: Ian Thompson.

Rebecca Coomes – Founder of The Healthy Gut & SIBO cookbook author 🎙 Entrepreneur Podcast Interview #112

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The Healthy Gut founder & SIBO cookbook author joins Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! on Bondi Beach Radio.

Download the show free on iTunes – #112 Rebecca Coomes (founder of The Healthy Gut & SIBO cookbook author).

 
A highly successful marketing and brand communications professional who has worked with a number of high profile businesses, today’s guest on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet on Bondi Beach Radio, Rebecca Coomes, is a friend of mine whom I’ve known for about 20 years and is now the owner and founder of The Healthy Gut and author of the new series of SIBO Cookbooks.
 
Before we get into the thick of things of show I wanted provide people with context as to the subject matter today and what SIBO is for those of you who haven’t heard of it before. I must admit to feeling a little confronted bringing this topic to radio as it is not easy subject matter to bring up in a public sphere, but that in itself is exactly why I decided that it was important to do it. 
 
Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is caused when excess number of bacteria enter the small intestine. Some of the symptoms associated with SIBO include abdominal cramping, bloating, food sensitivities and diarrhoea and/or constipation. 
 
Though not well known in Australia, SIBO is potentially a very common condition as it is estimated that up to 80% of IBS sufferers may actually have undiagnosed SIBO. 
 
Author Rebecca Coomes suffered from chronic health issues her whole life. After years of frustrations seeing GPs and her health not improving, she turned to a Naturopath who diagnosed her with SIBO and recommended a new clean eating plan restricting all grains, all sugars, fermentable fibres and processed foods amongst a wider list of gut troubling foods.
 
It means so much to me to promote the wonderful projects and businesses that my friends and people that inspire me are creating and if I can’t utilise my own platforms to not only celebrate their hard work, but raise awareness for important topics that quite often go unnoticed and can make a massive impact on people’s lives in the process, then what is the point in doing what I do.
 
And the best part? The recipes are 100% gluten-free and include dairy-free and sugar-free recipes too.
 
Bec Coomes, you are a legend! Let’s get into the show!
 
Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!  🍻🎙✌🏻
Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet. 
Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:
Twitter 
https://twitter.com/hotndelicious
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hotndelicious/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HotnDelicious
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
https://www.youtube.com/user/HotnDeliciousRecords
‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
 
For social media, photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com
 
Stream Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! LIVE on Bondi Beach Radio every Tuesday at 9am AEST (in Australia) or  Mondays 2pm PDT/5pm ET(in the USA) right here:
Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.
 
Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!):
I recently wrapped my position as Social Media Lead for SapientNitro Australia, transforming the face of social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Peroni Italian Beer, Bulmers Original Cider & more, to focus on freelance clients and my own business, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!, a travel, entertainment & lifestyle brand, business, blog & podcast.
 
My portfolio from the past 12 months alone includes speaking at Social Media Week – Miamicase studies featured on both the Instagram and Twitter Global Business BlogsAPAC winner at the 2016 Facebook AwardsShortyAwards finalist in NYC just last month & much more.
 
If you need help with one of or a combination of the following then give us a call:
  • Set-up of Agency/Client Systems, Processes & Documentation.
    • Social Media Audit.
    • Social Media Playbook creation.
      • Content Production.
      • Community Management
    • Reporting (incl. Data, Insights & Analytics) 
    • Issues Management, Crisis Management & Escalation.
    • Monthly Content Calendars.
    • Social Media Training & Education.
      • Clients.
      • Internal Leadership/Senior Management.
      • Internal Teams.
    • Internal Teams – Ways Of Working.
    • Social Media Strategy.
    • Content Production.
      • Photography.
      • Video content.
      • Social media copywriting.
      • Blogging.
      • Podcasting.
    • Monthly Social Media Reporting & Analytics.
    • Thought Leadership – writing for organization blogs/external media.
    • Speaker – Conferences, Festivals & Events.
We already work with clients in Melbourne, Sydney and London, so no matter where you are around Australia or the world, we can either work in your city or remotely. It’s totally up to you. 

To find out more drop us an email at: info@hotndelicious.com or fill in the contact form below.

Let’s get started today! 

123 Agency founder Damo Costin – Kingswood, Tash Sultana & changing the game in the Australian Music Industry 🎙 Podcast Interview #111

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Damian Costin (123 Agency founder + Nighthawk drummer) joins Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! on Bondi Beach Radio

Download the show free on iTunes – #111 Damian Costin (123 Agency founder + Nighthawk drummer).

 
Damian Costin has been in the music industry for over 20 years. Starting out as the drummer of Australian rock band Motor Ace in the late 90’s performing shows with bands including the Foo Fighters, Oasis and Blink 182, Damo switched to the other side of the fence and hit the ground running as one of the top bookers in the Australian industry and a few years back founded his own artist booking agency and corporate business called 123 Agency. 
 
123 Agency boasts an super impressive artist roster that is testament to the hard work of Damo and his 123 Agency team. There’s a whole BUNCH of my favourite Australian artists and bands including Kingswood, Tash Sultana, Ash Grunwald, Harts, Pierce Brothers, Clairy Browne, The Delta Riggs and shitloads more.
 
He’s also back behind the kit in Aussie band Nighthawk. We have SUCH much to talk about and get through including the evolution of 123 Agency, some of your artists including Kingswood and Tash Sultana… so let’s get into it. 
 
Enjoy the show!
 
Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!  🍻🎙✌🏻
Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet. 
 
Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:
Twitter 
https://twitter.com/hotndelicious
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hotndelicious/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HotnDelicious
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
https://www.youtube.com/user/HotnDeliciousRecords
‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
 
For social media, photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com
 
Stream Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! LIVE on Bondi Beach Radio every Tuesday at 9am AEST (in Australia) or  Mondays 2pm PDT/5pm ET(in the USA) right here:
Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.
 
Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!):
I recently wrapped my position as Social Media Lead for SapientNitro Australia, transforming the face of social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Peroni Italian Beer, Bulmers Original Cider & more, to focus on freelance clients and my own business, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!, a travel, entertainment & lifestyle brand, business, blog & podcast.
 
My portfolio from the past 12 months alone includes speaking at Social Media Week – Miamicase studies featured on both the Instagram and Twitter Global Business BlogsAPAC winner at the 2016 Facebook AwardsShortyAwards finalist in NYC just last month & much more.
 
If you need help with one of or a combination of the following then give us a call:
  • Set-up of Agency/Client Systems, Processes & Documentation.
    • Social Media Audit.
    • Social Media Playbook creation.
      • Content Production.
      • Community Management
    • Reporting (incl. Data, Insights & Analytics) 
    • Issues Management, Crisis Management & Escalation.
    • Monthly Content Calendars.
    • Social Media Training & Education.
      • Clients.
      • Internal Leadership/Senior Management.
      • Internal Teams.
    • Internal Teams – Ways Of Working.
    • Social Media Strategy.
    • Content Production.
      • Photography.
      • Video content.
      • Social media copywriting.
      • Blogging.
      • Podcasting.
    • Monthly Social Media Reporting & Analytics.
    • Thought Leadership – writing for organization blogs/external media.
    • Speaker – Conferences, Festivals & Events.
We already work with clients in Melbourne, Sydney and London, so no matter where you are around Australia or the world, we can either work in your city or remotely. It’s totally up to you. 

To find out more drop us an email at: info@hotndelicious.com or fill in the contact form below.

Let’s get started today! 

Lisa Clark (Lifestyle Blogger & Social Media Strategist) joins Hot & Delicious on Bondi Beach Radio – #ChooseYourOwnAdventure.

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Lifestyle Blogger Lisa Clark joins us on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! on Bondi Beach Radio.

Download the show free on iTunes – #109 Lisa Clark – Lifestyle Commentator, Blogger & Social Media Influencer.

 
My life & career is well past more than a little surreal…
 
Studying biochemistry the 1st time around at university, travelling the world over for Emirates Airline for 6.5 years as a flight attendant based in Dubai, putting a 900 square metre ice rink on the sands of Bondi Beach, creating a role music supervisor on Ballistyx Snowboard Show music supervisor and a swag other roles in the music industry and now I have a business and career in an field that didn’t even exist 15 years ago… Finger on the pulse and yep, I’m making it all up as I go along!
 
And this is a MASSIVE part of why I’m filled with the most amazing energy when I catch-up with self-starters like Australian lifestyle commentator, blogger, social media strategist & influencer, Lisa Clark. Very much like myself, Lisa Clark has created a career for herself that she loves by following a #ChooseYourOwnAdventure-style approach to life – choosing to pursue roles based on gut instinct, passion and curiosity.
 
In this vast ranging episode of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!, Lisa and I enjoy candid discussions about knowing, staying true to and building your own personal brand, blogging for Skillsroad (an initiative set-up to help the youth of Australia who aren’t sure what they want to do in life to discover what kinds of careers will suit their personality type and they might actually enjoy), our respective journeys to living in Bondi Beach and falling in love with this beach community, life growing up in the Western Suburbs of Sydney, Lisa’s love for the Penrith Panthers & early dreams of being a Panthers cheerleader, the support of her dad & best friend Kevin, the challenges of dealing with family members with depression, her mum’s epilepsy and so much more. Lisa Clark is hilarious, independent, ambitious and inspiring. Easily one of my favourite shows of 2016. I was buzzing afterwards!
 
To me, the secret to happiness is all about learning how to be present and in the moment, soaking up the journey that is life and pursuing what makes you happy.
 
Pull the trigger. Try this shit on for size!
 
Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!  🍻🎙✌🏻
Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet. 
Connect with Lisa Clark online:
Check out Lisa Clark’s latest blog articles for Skillsroad:
 
Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:
Twitter 
https://twitter.com/hotndelicious
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hotndelicious/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HotnDelicious
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
https://www.youtube.com/user/HotnDeliciousRecords
‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
 
For social media, photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com
 
Stream Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! LIVE on Bondi Beach Radio every Tuesday at 9am AEST (in Australia) or  Mondays 2pm PDT/5pm ET(in the USA) right here:
Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.
 
Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!):
I recently wrapped my position as Social Media Lead for SapientNitro Australia, transforming the face of social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Peroni Italian Beer, Bulmers Original Cider & more, to focus on freelance clients and my own business, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!, a travel, entertainment & lifestyle brand, business, blog & podcast.
 
My portfolio from the past 12 months alone includes speaking at Social Media Week – Miamicase studies featured on both the Instagram and Twitter Global Business BlogsAPAC winner at the 2016 Facebook AwardsShortyAwards finalist in NYC just last month & much more.
 
If you need help with one of or a combination of the following then give us a call:
  • Set-up of Agency/Client Systems, Processes & Documentation.
    • Social Media Audit.
    • Social Media Playbook creation.
      • Content Production.
      • Community Management
    • Reporting (incl. Data, Insights & Analytics) 
    • Issues Management, Crisis Management & Escalation.
    • Monthly Content Calendars.
    • Social Media Training & Education.
      • Clients.
      • Internal Leadership/Senior Management.
      • Internal Teams.
    • Internal Teams – Ways Of Working.
    • Social Media Strategy.
    • Content Production.
      • Photography.
      • Video content.
      • Social media copywriting.
      • Blogging.
      • Podcasting.
    • Monthly Social Media Reporting & Analytics.
    • Thought Leadership – writing for organization blogs/external media.
    • Speaker – Conferences, Festivals & Events.
We already work with clients in Melbourne, Sydney and London, so no matter where you are around Australia or the world, we can either work in your city or remotely. It’s totally up to you. 

To find out more drop us an email at: info@hotndelicious.com or fill in the contact form below.

Let’s get started today! 

Stefanie Turner – Singin’ In The Rain (dancer, actress & singer) | Podcast Interview

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Stefanie Turner of Singin' In The Rain on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast.
Stefanie Turner of Singin’ In The Rain on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #90 Stefanie Turner – ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ (dancer, actress & singer).

 

How do you define success? You yourself reading this right now… What does success look like to you? It’s a question that we so rarely ask ourselves and often I think that we all lose sight of the bigger picture. These days the answer for me is simple, living for the now, driving for the future, constantly reassessing and adjusting my goals, both career & personal. 

This is just one of the many topics we touch on in today’s wonderful podcast with Australian dancer, singer & actress, Stefanie Turner, who’s currently appearing in Australian Tour of the musical ‘Singin’ In The Rain’.
 
We chat about being selected as dance fitness and pilates instructor for Nike, life on the road touring Australian with ‘Singin’ In The Rain’, Broadway, New York versus L.A., Go Karting and top tips to drive you forward when you’re struggling for motivation or don’t know where to start when pursuing your dreams.
 
And then to top it off we finished up with a hike along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk. What a way to spend a Friday afternoon & super inspirational chats! 
 

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #90 Stefanie Turner – ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ (dancer, actress & singer).

Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!  🍻🎙✌🏻
Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet. 
 
Connect with Stefanie Turner online:
 
Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:
Twitter 
https://twitter.com/hotndelicious
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hotndelicious/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HotnDelicious
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
https://www.youtube.com/user/HotnDeliciousRecords
‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
 
For social media, photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #90 Stefanie Turner – ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ (dancer, actress & singer).

Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

TheRight.Fit tech co-founder & CEO, Taryn Williams, kickin’ ass & taking names! | Podcast Interview

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Taryn Williams (Founder Wink Models + TheRight.Fit) on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! in Sydney.
Taryn Williams (Founder Wink Models + TheRight.Fit) on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! in Sydney.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #89 Taryn Williams (Founder Wink Models + TheRight.Fit).

 
Founder of WINK Models and Co-founder/CEO THERIGHT.FIT, Taryn Williams, is truly an inspiration!
 
Have you ever left a conversation with someone you’ve just met and you’re literally buzzing for hours afterwards? Well, this is one of these.
 
We chat about the excitement of raising $750,000 in seed funding from AirTree Ventures to help further develop TheRight.Fit influencer platform, getting a pilot’s licence & learning to fly at a young age, starting her first company at 21, being an female influencer & inspiration in the tech industry, Taryn’s favourite project management tools to keep both companies humming, the patterns & differences that enable entrepreneurs to thrive and much, much more.
 
If you’ve ever wanted to start-up your own business, but don’t know where to begin, then this podcast with Taryn Williams is the chat for you. 
 
Energy +++. Let’s get into it!
 

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #89 Taryn Williams (Founder Wink Models + TheRight.Fit). 

Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!  🍻🎙✌🏻
 
Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet. 
 
Connect with Taryn Williams (Founder Wink Models + TheRight.Fit) online:
Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:

Twitter 
https://twitter.com/hotndelicious
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hotndelicious/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HotnDelicious
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
https://www.youtube.com/user/HotnDeliciousRecords
‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
 
For social media, photography & influencer business enquiries contact:
info@hotndelicious.com
 
Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

Nick Bracks (underBRACKS biz founder & entrepreneur) – Podcast Interview

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Nick Bracks (underBRACKS biz founder & entrepreneur) drops by our castle in the sky.
Nick Bracks (underBRACKS biz founder & entrepreneur) drops by our castle in the sky.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

Interview #29 – Nick Bracks (underBRACKS biz founder, Headspace brand ambassador, TV celebrity and entrepreneur).  

Born in country-Victoria, Australian businessman, TV celebrity, model, aspiring actor, Headspace brand ambassador and underBRACKS founder, Nick Bracks is quite clearly never bored.

Discovered by American Crew in 2009, Nick Bracks has a modelling portfolio that includes Australian retail giants Myer, David Jones and GQ magazine. He’s a former restaurant/cafe owner, has been on Dancing with the Stars in front of millions of people, launched underwear label underBRACKS in 2013 and more recently co-founded superfood supplement, Activated Nutrients.

Drawing from personal experience in his youth with depression and anxiety, Nick has worked with wonderful organisations such as Headspace, Beyond Blue, En Masse and Movember. During today’s chat we share our personal experiences struggling with depression at a young age, finding our focus in our early twenties to pull through and the hunger of wanting to love yourself and achieve in life.

Now regular subscribers to the podcast will know that I’ve had many different career permutations in my short lifetime – Crown Casino bar guy, Emirates Airline international flight attendant, running music festivals & events around Australia, TV show music supervisor, photographer, biochemistry back in the day and now along with this podcast, I’m guiding social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Peroni Nastro Azzurro Italian beer, Bulmers Original cider, Philly Cream Cheese, Kraft Nuts Spreads and many more. One of the key lessons that Nick and I discuss and have both learned is to not be afraid to have a go…

“There’s nothing to fear, but fear itself” is never more true than in Nick’s case – we chat about the motivations of delving into different career opportunities, testing the waters of career paths that you think you might like and how it gets you closer to knowing who you are/what you want to do in life… oh and Nick Bracks shares with us the key to marketing yourself as your own brand. Very, very cool.

Oh yes, I’ve got three words for you. “Inspiring” and “Fingers pies.”

Get amongst it!

Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet is weekly podcast where we interview inspiring individuals and successful entrepreneurs from around the planet across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, fashion, travel, comedy and more) about what makes them tick as people and drives their hunger for success.

Follow @NickBracks on Twitter/Instagram and check out his website and Facebook page by heading here to underBRACKS.com

Hit us up on social media here:

Twitter @hotndelicious 
Instagram @hotndelicious
Facebook.com/HotnDelicious
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.

Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.