It's No Fluke – An Original Podcast


Guy Kawasaki, Yvette Nicole Brown, AJR’s Adam Met, Million Dollar Listing’s Ryan Serhant, Dr. Marcus Collins, and brands such as Dove, TED, Fanatics, Adobe, ShopRite, Comic Relief all have one thing in common - It’s No Fluke they found success. How, you ask? Listen and subscribe to our podcast to find out!

It’s No Fluke is a weekly original podcast from the Shorty Awards, about the untold stories and uncharted waters in culture and creativity. We explore the big ideas, the ups and downs in creative work and life, the inner workings of storytelling, through thought-provoking and culturally relevant conversations with the most prominent and diverse voices, from creators to brands and the greatest minds of our time.

Episodes drop each Tuesday morning. Stay tuned!

Jeff Barrett

About the Host

A Shorty Award winner and Real Time Academy member, Jeff Barrett works with major influencers and brands like Adobe, Experian, Oracle, FIS and more on communications and influencer strategy. He spent three years traveling to almost every state in the country writing about startup ecosystems for Inc and Entrepreneur. After years of talking for a living, he's ready to listen and amplify the voices of amazing people, stories and ideas. Email us at [email protected] or DM us on Instagram if you have feedback or topic/guest recommendations for the pod.

Latest Episodes


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E83 Jake Hay: Never stop being curious

Jake Hay is a Partner and the Head of Business Development at PopShorts, a leading influencer marketing agency. He also holds the role of Co-President at the American Advertising Federation Austin chapter where he actively fosters industry growth and innovation within the community.

Recognized on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Austin, Jake and his team have propelled PopShorts to receive more than 50+ industry awards and deliver billions of views on social media.

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E82 Marissa Kraines & Ashlyn Remillard: How Salesforce builds global social for B2B

Marissa Kraines is the Vice President and Head of Global Social Media at Salesforce. With over a decade of experience at the company, she has led innovation across the content and platform portfolio, crafting captivating narratives that resonate with the Salesforce audience and beyond. Marissa has established and empowered a team of 30 social media marketers, overseeing brand social, influencers, employee advocacy, operations, analytics, and the core center of excellence for all of Salesforce. Under her leadership, her team's efforts have been recognized with prestigious honors such as The Webby’s and The Content Marketing Awards.

We are also joined by Ashlyn Remillard, Director of Global Social, Influencer & Content Strategy at Salesforce. With a deep agency background she was previously VP of Social Strategy for Moxie.

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E81 Poppy Delbridge: Tapping Into Our Best Self

Poppy Delbridge is a mind coach and tapping expert. She has worked with major networks, including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Netflix, and was named 'one of the most powerful women in TV' by Glamour. By sharing her unique Rapid Tapping® methodology, Poppy has helped chief executives of Fortune 100 companies, CBEs and CEOs upgrade their ordinary to move effortlessly into extraordinary success.

The writer of Tapping In, Poppy is redefining success and happiness as the “the go-to for public figures” (VOGUE) and “The Tapping Queen“ (ELLE). She splits her time between London and the Cotswolds.

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E80 Jeffrey Wisenbaugh: Making something people want to share

Jeffrey Wisenbaugh is the Director, Social & Content at Meta where he oversees the social and content channels for Facebook, Instagram, Threads, WhatsApp, Messenger, Creators, MR (Meta Quest), AR (Ray-Ban Meta), and Metaverse (Meta Horizon).

Prior to joining Meta in 2019, he was Sr. Director, Development & Social Studios at Group Nine Media (NowThis, The Dodo, Thrillist, Seeker), led the Originals & Live Programming team for E! News, was a writer & reporter for Ryan Seacrest Productions, and got his digital video start on YouTube under the username "KoolJeffrey" (Yes, he knows it's lame.).

Jeffrey graduated with a BS in Psychology from Michigan State University and currently lives in San Francisco with his wife, two kids, and their pup, Bane.

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E79 Tania Rahman: Building a brand voice

Tania Rahman is the Social Media Director at Fast Company, where she oversees the intersection of social strategy and business. She has worked across B2B, advertising, and editorial industries, and previously led social at Yext and IBM Watson. She is also the Director of Communications and a board member at the South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA).

Outside of her career, Tania is committed to building community and empowering underprivileged groups. She actively works with nonprofits like iMentor, Bengali Mental Health Movement, and advocates for social justice and mental health. In her free time, she loves to read, run, write, rave, and sleep.

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E78: Oliver Lewis: How to work with creators

Oliver Lewis is Founder and CEO of THE FIFTH, an award winning social creative agency based in London and LA. Originating in influencer marketing, they leverage this expertise to create 360° influential social thinking.

Anyone who participates in society from a fringe or “outsider” position is part of the Fifth Estate. It refers to those who use the power of instant, widespread communication to influence society. Today, that’s bloggers, vloggers, activists, artists and social media content creators and influencers.

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E77 Joanne Tombrakos: Crafting your pitch

Joanne Tombrakos has been calling herself a Storyteller before it was the trendy thing to do. A Digital-First Marketing and Business Strategist, Assistant Professor of Marketing at NYU and above all a writer she is considered a SME in personal branding, pitch-perfecting, content marketing and social media . She is the author of four books, including the newly released Crafting Your Pitch, A Storytelling Framework and the host of the podcast - Marketing, Mindfulness and Martinis.

In a previous life Joanne held senior management positions in media advertising and marketing at CBS Radio, Time Warner Cable and NY1 News. While she currently resides on the other side of the Hudson she is and always will consider herself a New Yorker.

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E76 Amber Coleman-Mortley: Never stop being curious

Amber Coleman-Mortley is the Senior Director of Community and Culture for The Female Quotient, an accomplished podcaster, champion for diversity in the workplace and an intersectional approach to gender issues. It’s true and not a flex she can figure out anything.

The Female Quotient is the largest community of women in business focused on closing the gender gap, and advancing equality in the workplace through programming, media and in-person Equality Lounge® events at global industry conferences. They will be the talk of Cannes.

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E75 Milana Vayntrub & Sandeep Parikh: Your Mom Is A Podcast

Comedians, former roommates and new parents (not with each other) Milana Vayntrub and Sandeep Parikh have the kind of chemistry that decades of friendship and performing will build. Their new podcast Your Mom Is A Podcast adds a twist. They interview interesting people, but first they interview their Moms to understand more. Part podcast, part game show, 100% hilarious. We talk about being new parents, where to find time for the important things and a long con that ended in used sandals.

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E74 Daniel Mancini: Have the courage to walk in with a pan of meatballs

Daniel Mancini, co-founder of MamaMancini's, has a fascinating story to tell. He traces his culinary roots back to his grandmother Anna Mancini's kitchen in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, where he learned the art of Italian cooking from a young age. Inspired by his grandmother's timeless recipes, particularly her renowned meatballs, Daniel embarked on a journey to revive the tradition of family dinners. One day he pivoted from a successful career in apparel and showed up to the store with a pan of meatballs and a vision. In 2023 their revenue was $93.2M.


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