One Question XYZ

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One Question XYZ will uncover success stories and failures of sales and marketing. Hosted by Dalia Strum, an educator at The Fashion Institute of Technology & Carl Radke, an industry expert in Sales and a cast member on Bravo's hit TV show Summer House. They speak with some of the most relevant and … read more

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Standing out from the competition in the luxury travel industry

August 1st, 2019


This podcast was during Women in Luxury hosted by Luxury Daily where we spoke with Deborah Calmeyer from Roar Africa.

We discussed what motivated her to take a hobby and turn it into a business, how her company stands …

Embracing culture through music and art is part of the W Hotel's DNA

July 25th, 2019


We spoke with Pablo Henderson, the Global Marketing Director at W Hotels Worldwide, about how his marketing team focuses on the connection between the authenticity of the stories and the guest experience.

He discusses …

How one company makes sure that their Sales + Marketing teams have dual experience

July 18th, 2019


This episode was recorded during The Lead Innovation Summit at The Brooklyn Expo center. We spoke with New Store and were joined by the Chief …

From Smorgasburg to opening your own stores

July 10th, 2019


We spoke with Former finance pro Ben LeBlanc who had an epiphany during his past work life which led to his food startup, Good Stock Soups.  He's a Louisiana native, who he has always loved to cook and eat and wanted …

Trends within luxury skincare

July 3rd, 2019


This episode features Elana Drell-Szyfer, the CEO of ReVive Skincare, where we podcasted live during Women in Luxury hosted by Luxury Daily. We spoke about trends and best practices within the luxury skincare industry.

The value of creating a strong network

June 26th, 2019


This episode featured Mina Fader, who is the Managing Director at the Jay H Baker Retailing Center of The Wharton School.

We discussed different …

The "How" is just as important as the "Why" during executing concepts

June 19th, 2019


We spoke with Kelly Markus who was most recently the VP of Experiential at Refinery29 and is now the CVO of Hunters Point, where she works with companies including Apartment Therapy and Lippe Taylor.

"The how you do the …

How do you apply hospitality to other industries?

June 12th, 2019


This conversation was a live podcast, which featured Lindsay Hubbard, the President of Hubb House PR and Terence Tubridy from In Good Company Hospitality. We discussed trends within the Hospitality Industry, the value …

What are Affluencers and how do we connect with them?

May 30th, 2019


During this #womeninluxury mini podcast, we spoke with Patricia Clark, who is the Senior Vice President of Ipsos Affluent Intelligence. They are a global research company and they focus on data points that support …

Communicating value and transparency within the bedding industry with Boll & Branch

May 22nd, 2019


This is another mini session during #womeninluxury conference hosted by Luxury Daily. We chatted with Missy Tannen, who is the Co-Founder and …

What is the value of building awareness?

May 15th, 2019


This is part of our Women in Luxury mini series, that was hosted by Luxury Daily. This episode features Alison Bringé, the CMO of Launchmetrics and we discuss the value of awareness as well as an interesting algorithm …

Speed dating brands before committing with Carlie from

May 8th, 2019


We spoke with Carlie Clough, who is the Director Of Partnerships from, which is a direct to consumer sampling platform and how people want …

Launching a 400 person event in 2 weekends, the Fyre Festival that worked

May 1st, 2019


We spoke with Greg Galant, CEO of Sawhorse Media which includes Muck Rack and The Shorty Awards.

We chatted about:

Voting with a tweet

Trending on Twitter

Being too early to market

Getting 400 people to attend an event …

Behind the scenes at NRF, and how they grew to 39,000 attendees

April 24th, 2019


This is the last mini session of our NRF (National Retail Federation) podcast series, we ventured out of the studio and took our podcast on the road. We stopped by the Jacob Javitz center and spoke with Ana Serafin …

Starting a company in College, Julia Haber from Wayv gives perspective on why retail is not dead

April 17th, 2019


This episode we speak with Julia Haber from wave who had an idea in college about how to connect brands with college students. 

WAYV provides brand …

Content strategies and collaboration opportunities with Lauren Mayhew

April 10th, 2019


This week we spoke with Lauren Mayhew, who's a singer, Dj, actress and content creator and influencer.

She shares some valuable collaboration …

Social and Digital best practices | Executive Producer of Digital and Social Media at Disney's ABC

April 3rd, 2019


This was a live OneQuestionXYZ episode during #DMWF at The Javits Center, we met with Bob Monek who is the Executive Producer of Digital and Social Media at Disney's ABC. He discusses the inner workings around how they …

Who fights for Apparel and Footwear brands everyday on The Hill?

March 27th, 2019


This episode features Rick Helfenbein who's the CEO and President of the AAFA, the American Apparel and Footwear Association. They represent world famous brands and they fight for them on the hill everyday. They talk …

#notaninfluencer Campaign for World Water Day

March 22nd, 2019


In honor of world water day - we spoke with Chris Schortgen from They are launching their #notaninfluencer campaign to focus efforts and awareness on raising funds for a million days of clean water to …

Robotics changing the supply chain | Tompkins Robotics

March 15th, 2019


This is the second mini episode of our NRF mini series. We spoke with Mike Futch who is the president of Tompkins Robotics where he created a show stopping display to make robotics more attainable to SMB’s. They were …

How to get people to stop at your booth during trade shows? | Discount Bandit

March 14th, 2019


This is the first of our NRF podcast series, we ventured out of the studio and took our podcast in the road. We stopped by the Jacob Javits convention center and spoke with Payton Aragon from Discount Bandits about some …

Securing deals by doing things differently with Patrick Peters from Jump 450

March 6th, 2019


'Our first client as an agency was Boxed, we went up against 15 of the biggest agencies. We weren't an agency before but we had a track record so we went in there and did things completely differently and their mind was …

Lauren Berlingeri | HigherDOSE

February 27th, 2019


Imagine being able to burn calories, detox, relieve pain, and relax all while sitting in a sauna listening to music or meditating.

This episode featured the co-founder of HigherDOSE (the caps stand for Dopamine, …

Paul Cowan | Shutterstock

February 20th, 2019


This podcast is a great example of why I love going to live events. It gave us an opportunity to catch up with Paul Cowan who is the VP of Enterprise …

Cindy Barshop | VSPOT Medi Spa

February 13th, 2019


This week we're chatting with Cindy Barshop, the founder of VSPOT Medi Spa. She share's her expertise on women's health, Carl and Cindy discuss their experiences of being part of the Bravo world and she also shares some …

Kalle Simpson | Discover Night

February 7th, 2019


Talk about powerhouse entrepreneur, Kalle Simpson is the founder of Discover Night (the most comfortable pillows with sexy black silk pillow cases) and we discuss user behavior - people typically buy things that they …

Tara Bodt | Supply Lab

January 30th, 2019


This episode features Tara Bodt from Supply Lab, and some of my favorite takeaways was her story about how she get started, right down to how …

The Future of Food Live Event

January 23rd, 2019


This episode was a live event hosted at the Elsie Rooftop in Time Square during NRF. We featured thought leaders within the food vertical including …

Why is Pleasantville Farmer's Market so successful?

January 16th, 2019


During this Podcast we sat down with Peter Rogovin, head of the Pleasantville Farmers’ Market and discussed the intentional layout, surprise and …

Alyssa Amoroso | Publyssity

January 9th, 2019


We sat down with fellow influencer Alyssa Amoroso, founder of Publyssity blog and podcast. She shares everything from working in PR to launching her blog and crushing the influencer game along with best practices. This …

Jennifer Kyvig Kasper - Fashion and Luxury | Instagram and Facebook

January 2nd, 2019


This weeks podcast is from our live launch event at The RealReal in NYC. For those who don’t know the store, they are a high end luxury consignment shop and have some amazing pieces in store and online. We had a …

Ritesh Gupta | Vayner Media

December 27th, 2018


During this episode, we chatted with Ritesh Gupta from Vayner Media.  We discussed thumb stopping content and the power of storytelling (how even a few seconds make such a big difference). Don't forget to subscribe and …

Jordan Verroi | Founder of CapGenius

December 19th, 2018


During this episode we spoke with Jordan Verroi who is a good friend of Carls and also the founder of CapGenius, a creative content keyboard.

We focused on Data, market research, relationship-building and even ketchup.

Discussion around The Future of Retail

December 11th, 2018


This podcast was recorded live at CRE tech venture conference, a conference which connects commercial real estate to tech companies - there were 1000 people in attendance so if you can power through the background …

Lindsay Hubbard | Founder of Hubb House PR

December 11th, 2018


We chatted with Lindsay Hubbard | Founder of Hubb House PR about various PR strategies and things that have and haven't been successful.

Tim Fullerton from WeWork - Social and Collaboration Strategies

December 11th, 2018


The episode was recorded live at #DMWF, the Digital Marketing World Forum Conference at the Javits Center on November 7th 2018 where we discussed …


November 19th, 2018


Each week, The One Question XYZ Podcast sits down for real talk with real industry experts to bring you an insider’s perspective on everything related to both marketing and sales—because you can’t have one without the …

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