The “Brandbuilders Podcast” has done it again! For the second year in a row, the popular podcast from The Dunstan Group has been named a Silver Winner at the PPAI Pyramid Awards. The awards recognize the best in the nation among branding and promotional product professionals. The BrandBuilders Podcast won in the technology category of blogs/podcasts/digital news.
“It’s great to be acknowledged by your peers for something whose main purpose is to reach out to the public and start conversations,” says Dunstan Group President Scott Dunstan. “We don’t do it for the awards — we do it to create a platform to tell great stories about people in the community around us, and help elevate their brands.”
Scott and co-host Brian Young have recorded more than 115 podcasts over almost two and a half years, with interesting people who have started and grown businesses or created non-profits that have made a difference in the Charlotte region and beyond. That kind of momentum takes diligence and dedication, but Scott and Brian are committed to the podcasts’ message of connecting in a real way.
“We’re reaffirming the power of being authentic, and the power of real communication,” says Brian about the reasons behind sitting down in front of a microphone and just talking to someone about how they turn their ideas into reality. “At a time when technology is taking over, where we text or email each other but rarely just sit down and talk, it’s a way to create a real conversation between people.”
The success of the BrandBuilders Podcast led Scott and Brian to build their own studio at the company’s headquarters on Morehead Street in Charlotte’s Dilworth Neighborhood in January 2019. The in-house studio allows The Dunstan Group to take this valuable platform to a new level — from a power to inform and entertain, to a superpower that can educate and connect our community for the greater good.
“To win two awards confirms for us that what we’re doing is powerful,” says Brian. “We’re sharing amazing stories and the amazing people we meet on a weekly basis, so everyone can understand their story.”
PPAI is the premier media brand covering the companies, people, ideas, and information that impact the promotional products industry. PPAI Media’s three industry publications provide timely news, expert commentary, and practical content help the branding industry. Scott and Brian attend the PPAI Expo to learn about the newest products and brands they can offer Dunstan Group clients.
The Brandbuilders Podcast with The Dunstan Group is produced in partnership with our friends at well-run media + marketing. An all-new episode of The BrandBuilders Podcast drops each Friday. Episodes can be found at http://dunstangroup.blubrry.net or anywhere you listen to podcasts.