Today we are to with one of our SMARK Board Of Advisors member, Josh Rzepka, speaking today about “Branding on a Budget”
Josh is a Chicago based musician, author, and educator who specializes in self-production, branding, and marketing. He’s passionate about sharing what he’s learned over many years of bootstrapping his own career as a professional musician and turning his knowledge into actionable strategies to help entrepreneurs build and bolster their brand without paying a fortune. There’s a lot you can do with the creativity and tools you already possess!
Josh has toured all over North America with retro rock sensation Under the Streetlamp, and has been featured on NPR, PBS, and has been heard on jazz radio across the world. His self released albums have reached the #9 position on the JazzWeek radio chart and the #5 position on the CMJ Jazz chart. He released his first book with co-author Roger Ingram, titled The Versatile Trumpeter: Duets Vol. 1 (2019), a collection of 16 original duets with supporting text and play along recordings.
Recently Josh created an online series about trumpet mutes called #mutemonday, which has reached over 45k views in just over four months and has established him as a leading expert in trumpet mutes. He’s also a co-founder of one of the fastest growing, largest, and most popular trumpet groups on Facebook, Positive Trumpeters Worldwide.
BIGGEST TAKEAWAY: "Rush to secure your brand name when a new social media platform is released, even if it's unclear how it can benefit your business."
You can follow Josh on Instagram @JoshRzekpa
Josh Rzekpa will be teaching our 3 Day course, "Branding on a Budget"