Celebrity Audition Stories That Will Inspire Your Job Search Game

Celebrity Audition Stories That Will Inspire Your Job Search Game

Tune in to Episode #85: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher

Get ready to be inspired by this episode! We’re taking a cue from celebrities and their audition stories to explore how we can apply their tenacity to job hunting. We’re diving into the similarities between auditions and job searches, and uncovering practical tips that can help you stand out in a crowded job market. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned pro, this episode is packed with inspirational wisdom and valuable advice that will help you on your job search journey. So, let’s get ready to help you land that dream job!

“I didn’t tell anyone but I made a self-tape. I did five scenes as Roy. I emailed it when I left. I said: ‘Look, I’ve had a wonderful time. I’ve been thinking that I think I can play Roy. I think I really get it.'”

– Brett Goldstein about how he got cast as Roy Kent

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In this episode, we discuss topics like:

  • Celebrity auditions including Jamie Lee Curtis for Field of Dreams
  • How 2x Emmy Winner Brett Goldstein got cast to play Roy Kent on Ted Lasso
  • Kate Winslet didn’t get this role before landing Titanic
  • The audition that Chase Stokes bombed before getting cast on Outer Banks
  • How celebrities like Emma Stone and Lukas Gage auditioned via webcams
  • Rachel McAdams’ iconic audition for The Notebook that made everyone cry

 

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Watch Rachel McAdam’s audition for The Notebook here. Did you know Britney Spears and Reese Witherspoon also auditioned for the part?!

 

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Uncovering the Art of Storytelling in American Idol Auditions

Uncovering the Art of Storytelling in American Idol Auditions

Tune in to Episode #84: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher

We’re watching TV like it’s 2002! In this episode, we delve into the world of American Idol auditions to explore the role of storytelling in the competition. From heartwarming personal anecdotes to inspiring journeys of overcoming adversity, we discover how contestants use their stories to capture the hearts and attention of both the judges and the audience. We explore how the power of storytelling can make a contestant more memorable and build a deeper connection with their audience, helping them stand out from the rest of the pack. Tune in to discover the lessons in vulnerability and storytelling that you can apply in your own life and career.

“The story is one thing. Your delivery of your story was phenomenal.”

– Lionel Riche

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In this episode, we discuss topics like:

  • American Idol auditions and the importance of storytelling
  • Personal stories that help contestants connect with the audience
  • The role of vulnerability in deepening that connection
  • How storytelling can make a contestant stand out from the competition
  • Tips for applying the lessons of storytelling in your own life and career
  • A disclaimer regarding the use of clips for critique and commentary purposes

 

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“Brianne is so well researched and always knows exactly how to turn pop culture stories and topics into marketing and branding lessons! I always learn so much from her show!!

– DG

Watch Iam Tongi’s heartbreaking rendition of “Monsters” by James Blunt, which he dedicated to his father’s memory.

 

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Analyzing the Legacy of MTV’s The Real World w/ Dana Bowling

Analyzing the Legacy of MTV’s The Real World w/ Dana Bowling

Tune in to Episode #83: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher

Get ready to discuss the true stories of seven strangers… In this episode, we explore the cultural impact of MTV’s groundbreaking reality TV show, The Real World. Our guest for this episode is Dana Bowling, a former casting director, pop culture buff, and video and personal branding coach.

Dana shares her insights on why The Real World was such a successful formula for TV and how the show evolved from tackling serious issues relevant to its young adult audience to showcasing more controversial content. We also discuss The Real World’s place in pop culture, and its influence on reality TV and youth culture.

As a personal branding coach, Dana brings a unique perspective to the conversation, sharing her thoughts on what makes a good pitch or audition tape and how to stand out in a crowded field. With her wealth of experience in the entertainment industry, Dana offers valuable insights into what marketers can learn from the success of The Real World and how they can apply those lessons to their own brand strategies.

If you’re a fan of The Real World or just interested in pop culture and marketing, this episode is not to be missed! Tune in now to hear Dana’s take on this iconic show and what it can teach us about building a successful brand.

“I look at TikTok as a really great parallel to reality casting. Because we are all on TikTok scrolling short-form video. And there are certain people that you don’t know — you’re not following them, and they’re talking about something that you’re not really even that interested in. But you are watching that video because there’s something about their approach, their energy, their voice, whatever it is, that makes you want to watch.””

– Dana Bowling

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In this episode, we discuss topics like:

  • Memories of watching The Real World and why the show’s concept was so successful
  • The evolution of the show’s reputation from addressing contemporary issues to showcasing immaturity and irresponsible behavior
  • The importance of vulnerability in creating compelling content and how The Real World’s focus on personal struggles and growth contributed to its popularity
  • The show’s place in pop culture and its influence on reality TV and youth culture
  • The casting process for the show and what might have been involved in selecting the right candidates
  • What makes a good pitch or audition tape from a personal branding perspective, and how to stand out and showcase one’s unique personality and experiences

Sponsored by VNYL

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“I love how Brianne takes a look back at 90s pop culture (and examines today’s trends) to gain insights into branding and marketing. This podcast is a great mix of fun and practical insights!”

– Jeanette

You also can watch a video version of this interview on YouTube!

 

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From Wannabes to Icons: The Marketing & Strategy Behind the Spice Girls

From Wannabes to Icons: The Marketing & Strategy Behind the Spice Girls

Tune in to Episode #81: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it’s impossible not to think about the Spice Girls and the impact they had on women and girls everywhere. They burst onto the scene in the ’90s with their bold personalities, catchy music, and empowering message of Girl Power.
They quickly became role models for young women, encouraging them to be confident and pursue their dreams. Their impact on pop culture and society was undeniable, and their legacy lives on to this day.
In this podcast episode, we explore the enduring influence of the Spice Girls and how the strategies that helped them become the best-selling girl group of all-time.

“It’s about spreading a positive vibe, kicking it for the girls… It’s not about picking up guys. We don’t need men to control our life. We control our lives anyway.””

– Mel B on the meaning of Girl Power

Making the Brand is the perfect fusion of your favorite marketing and pop culture podcast. Listen to the episode below:

 

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In this episode, we discuss topics like:

  • How the Spice Girls formed, all thanks to a want-ad
  • Ginger Spice’s unforgettable Union Jack dress and its coverage in the press
  • The lasting impact of Girl Power and how it empowered young women everywhere to be themselves and pursue their dreams
  • How Girl Power aligns with brand purpose
  • The importance of embracing your unique personality as your biggest advantage in a world of fierce competition.

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“Brianne’s podcast is amazing and so relatable! So many golden nuggets of marketing knowledge to walk away with, but the best part is taking a trip down memory lane and experiencing the nostalgia her and her guests create! Highly recommend you give this one a listen! Even if it’s just an excuse to think about all your favorite boy bands and TGIF sitcoms.”

– Lindsay

Hear the Spice Girls explain the meaning of Girl Power in this vintage radio interview on YouTube!

 

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Marketing Taylor Swift Dance Parties w/ Victoria Morton

Marketing Taylor Swift Dance Parties w/ Victoria Morton

Tune in to Episode #79: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher

Is there anything Swifties can’t do? In this episode, I chat with Victoria Morton — a marketer by day and Taylor Swift dance party host by night. She co-founded TSwift Dance Party CA and offers a safe space for Swifties to scream the lyrics on the dance floor.

Hear the story of how Victoria turned her passion for Taylor’s discography into a community of fellow fans.

“With Taylor, we’ve had sort of eras to our branding, so our initial branding was very much based off the Red album. It was like red and gold. And then for the summer we sort of transitioned into our cool summer era where we had a lot of pastel, pink and blue, and then as soon as midnights came out, we were like, redoing everything.”

– Victoria Morton

Making the Brand is the perfect fusion of your favorite marketing and pop culture podcast. Listen to the episode below:

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In this episode, we discuss topics like:

  • How TSwift Dance Party CA planned their first event
  • The ins-and-outs of promoting sold-out dance parties
  • How the team has used timely Taylor Swift news to market and update their events
  • The times Taylor Swift reacted to TSwift Dance Party content on TikTok
  • The surprising difference between marketing on TikTok vs. Instagram
  • How TSwift Dance Party CA is supporting various causes

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How to Subscribe

Want more marketing and pop culture fun in your life? The best thing you can do is subscribe to Making the Brand so you’re up to date on the latest episodes, released every Wednesday! Making the Brand is sure to become your favorite marketing podcast!

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Here’s why Making the Brand is everyone’s favorite marketing podcast:

“Brianne is honestly goals when it comes to podcasting. Not only is she able to come up with consistently entertaining and unique topics, but she approaches it through a fresh perspective and is clearly extremely knowledgeable and well researched! Thank you for always cranking out entertaining content Brianne!.”

– Mary

Prefer to watch this interview on YouTube instead? Check out this episode on my YouTube channel!

 

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