Episode 013: A Marketing Chat, with Dannie Fountain

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Today, KT Speetzen is joined with Dannie Fountain, who is a marketing strategist and a Googler. Dannie has had her hands in the creative entrepreneurship area for years and has done amazing things. In addition to being a three time author, she helps mentor people through The Rising Tide Society, a mentor 1871 in Chicago, and a member of the advisory board at Creative Women’s Co. KT loves how she puts business in such a tangible way.


  • Learn a bit about Dannie from KT [0:00:40]

  • How Dannie and KT know each other [0:02:06]

  • Does Dannie sleep [0:02:55]

  • How did Dannie achieve her goals [0:03:36]

  • When does she recommended an outside prospective on marketing [0:06:35]

  • How being a digital nomad influenced her business [0:08:12]

  • How to choose a strategy that works for your business [0:11:35]

  • Why mentoring is an important part of her business [0:14:13]

  • Who her creative character alter ego is [0:15:42]

  • Your impact is louder than your followers [0:16:59]

As soon as you have consistent revenue, I would bring someone [who is in marketing] in.
— Dannie Fountain
Figure out where your people hangout and focus on one platform.
— Dannie Fountain

Get to Know Dannie Fountain

Dannie Lynn Fountain is a marketing strategist and whip-smart whiskey drinker currently working at Google. She has ten years of experience as an entrepreneur and strategist. Today, she works with entrepreneurs and corporate clients alike to brainstorm, strategize, and implement strategic marketing processes to better their business and increase their sales, with a focus on passionate storytelling. Beyond strategy, Dannie is the author of four books on entrepreneurship and a regular speaker on marketing and entrepreneurship worldwide. Work she's been involved with has been recognized by Cannes Lions, the Effies, Forbes, Bustle, Cosmopolitan, and more.

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Meet the Host:

KT Speetzen is the CEO of Mother Cluckers Comedy, LLC. By day she teaches everyone from entrepreneurs, politicians to corporations the power of comedic storytelling for branding and engagement. By night she’s the and the Creator and Producer of Chicago’s The Mother Cluckers Comedy Troupe. In previous lives, KT has worked behind the scenes in documentary television for A&E, The History Channel and National Geographic, in addition to earning her Masters in Education and her National Boards Certification while teaching for the Chicago Public Schools. KT loves David Bowie, her crazy family, and is slowly starting to understand Twitter.