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Joe Yakuel on The Marketing Playbook Podcast with Mark Friedman: Founder and CEO of WITHIN

Ok! Welcome back to my podcast: The Marketing Playbook with Mark Friedman! Presented by Details Interactive. Here, you’ll take away 3 game-winning marketing plays every episode to take back to your team. I’m your host, Mark Friedman, and my career has been focused on direct-to-consumer marketing; direct mail, physical retail, and digital commerce.

This is Episode #19 and today’s guest is Joe Yakuel. He is the Founder and CEO of WITHIN. Listen to the episode on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, and your other favorite podcast spots – subscribe and leave a 5-star review if you have your playbook!

What is The Marketing Playbook with Mark Friedman?

Mark Friedman (that’s me) knows direct-to-consumer marketing. The 30+ year industry veteran has served as the President of eCommerce at Steve Madden, Chief Marketing Officer of Brooks Brothers, mentor to dozens of startups, and even youth sports coach. You’ll take away 3 fundamental tips every episode to help your team knock it out of the park, and draw up strategies for digital marketing, eCommerce, customer monetization, and pivoting with the brightest all-stars in business. Do you have your playbook?

Podcast Episode #19: Joe Yakuel – Founder and CEO of WITHIN

Joe Yakuel, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of WITHIN, adds his page to the Marketing Playbook. Hear how to be open to failure, deliver quick solutions during challenging times, get a handle on customer acquisition cost and customer lifetime value, what Joe learned from his early startups, and how his parents started their business as immigrants who barely spoke English. This episode covers everything from entrepreneurship lessons from Joe’s parents to how he’s been able to build a fast-adapting company. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • What were the first companies Joe started
  • Why did he go to Quidsi
  • How was his transition to a bigger company
  • What does Performance Branding mean
  • What is WITHIN’s differentiator
  • How does WITHIN measure attribution and adjust marketing spend
  • Should brands be stressed about Google phasing out third-party cookies
  • If Joe had one superpower what would it be

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Let’s open the playbook. Ready? Break! Check out the episode, show notes, and pictures below for much more detail.

Show Notes

Joe Yakuel on The Marketing Playbook Podcast with Mark Friedman Founder and CEO of WITHIN

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That’s it! Today’s game ball goes to Joe Yakuel. Thank you, Playbook Marketers, for listening. If you want to check out more pages of The Marketing Playbook, make sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast spot and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. You can also follow us on Twitter at @DetailsInteract and learn more at Until next time, The devil is in the details.

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