Insight On Business the News Hour

A Marketing Tip - The Wrong Messenger

Every once in a while I offer up a marketing tip from our advertising and marketing agency, Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. Why? Well, it's an effort to help small to medium size businesses better understand how to advertise and market...better. Here is something I call "The Wrong Messenger" a quick look at one of the segments in my presentation "Five in 24". Go ahead...click through and thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Business Networking & Education Events with Laura Kinnard

It's getting close to the end of the year but, there is always time to get smarter and meet new people. Each week Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com joins us for a rundown of business events in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Today we're chatting up AMA-IA, The Women's Resource Center, Mainframe Studios the West Des Moines Incubator and more. Click through and get out there. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Business News 29 November 2018

Yesterday was...yesterday. Today we just don't know about that U.S. and China "deal". It's the Business News Hour coming up today:

  • So, who did you say was going on that G-20 trip?;
  • More job cuts in the news today;
  • Payless Shoes gets customers to buy their shoes at up to $600 a pair;
  • Housing appraisers, we don't need no stinkin' housing appraisers;
  • New jobless claims are up and that has some folks concerned;
  • A fashion re-branding coming to Des Moines, Iowa;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

We're talking cookies and charity with our favorite foodie, Beau Fodor. Coming up on 13 December is the Annual Cookie Exchange. This year at at new swanky venue and with a new charity. Always fun to have Beau on with us.

We'll also present this encore conversation with Melissa Ness the President/CEO of Aureon HR. It's all about worker productivity and how that is impacted by workplace culture. This is seriously good stuff. 

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Business News Headlines 27 November 2018

We're back with some of the top business news stories of the day and we bring them to you on YOUR time. Listen when you want and learn more about what's going on.  Today we're talking about:

  • President Trump warns GM that they will lose government dollars;
  • Papa John's can't find a buyer and it's stock sinks;
  • Will there be a deal with China?  Who knows;
  • Speaking of China Google employees don't want to throttle information;
  • So what went on in the world of retail sales on Cyber Monday? We've got details'
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Plus, for The Interview, we picked up something we recorded last summer but failed to air. It's a conversation with Mat Greiner and Teva Dawson about their company, Group Creative. They work with communities and non-profits in a very unique way to garner attention and public relations all by using...art. It's a neat story so listen...OK?

Thanks for coming by! 

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Meet Teva and Mat from Group Creative

We sat down with Mat Greiner and Teva DawsonT several months ago and then, in our busy world, we lost track of the conversation...right? Tune in as we talk about their business Group Creative and how they help non-profits and communities use art to market themselves. Do not miss the conversation about the Sputnik that "landed on a car". Good stuff ahead and worth your time. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Rackhouse Whiskey Club Is On!

We love telling startup stories and this one is a little different. Meet Dannie Strable and Sam Hoyle the founders of Rackhouse Whiskey Club. Here you'll learn where this idea came from, what they do to help small batch distillers gain traction and how they help you get your hands on some unique tasting whiskeys. Click through and get into Rackhouse...

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Business News Headlines 21 November 2018

For awhile today we thought the Dow was going to pull out of negative territory but that didn't happen. Click through to hear these stories on YOUR time.

  • Could this be the last holiday season for Sears;
  • Wells Fargo says not all the folks are going to get paid;
  • Slower economic growth ahead...some say yes;
  • Oil OPEC and West Texas;
  • An Amazon "Tell All" and it ain't pretty;
  • John Deere missed expectations;
  • Speaking of expectations what happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus we'll introduce you to Rackhouse Whiskey Club. Small batch distillers from all over the country get some help from Dannie Strable and Sam Hoyle. We think you're going to enjoy this.

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines 19 November 2018

We feared that the markets would open down today and they did...but then they kept marching downward. It's the business news headlines for Monday and here is what is just a click away:

  • A former Goldman Sachs VP is asking for $1.5 million said she was fired while on pregnancy leave;
  • Fast food companies are going to great lengths to find workers;
  • David's Bridal asking for Chapter 11 protection;
  • One of the reasons for the tech meltdown on Wall Street was...Apple;
  • The U.S. Canada, Mexico trade deal...could be in trouble;
  • Those stories and what the heck happened on Wall Street.

Also today we'll feature Cat Rocketship and the 10th Anniversary of Market Day Iowa which happens in downtown Des Moines this Friday...and yes, it's cool.

We'll also chat with Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com about Small Business Saturday tips and marketing idea.

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Business Networking and Education with Laura Kinnard

Each Monday we invited our networking and business education contributor to our studios to talk...well, business networking and education opportunities in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. Laura, from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com has lots of things going on as people push to get programming in before the holiday rush. We're talking Denim, the Social Media Club of Des Moines, Des Moines International Airport (no...there are no direct international flights coming from here) and Michael gets "testy" about business and blogging...  Have a listen: 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Business News Headlines 7 November 2018

It's the day after the Midterms and we've got some business news. Some of the stories you'll hear tonight include:

  • The Markets go crazy after the president signals he will work with the Democrats;
  • The Girl Scouts have sued the Boy Scouts and we'll tell why;
  • Farmers are unhappy with trade issues but not that unhappy to change anything;
  • Barnes and Noble kicks off a new marketing campaign for the holidays.

Also we'll climb into our Way-Back Machine for a conversation that is critical to Thanksgiving. We'll chat with Chad Hitsman from Edgetech a mobile knife sharpening business that we think is just too cool...and besides we want to be helpful as you prepare your Thanksgiving Dinner. Gotta have the tools you know.

Thanks for listening! 

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