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Mike Jones of Resound: Creating Remarkable Brands

Uncategorized Jan 27, 2020

Mike Jones is the CEO and Managing Partner of Resound, a creative agency that helps companies develop their own compelling story. MIke is a professional brand junkie who excels at strategic thinking and execution to help his clients’ brands become remarkable hence his twitter handle, @remarkamike. He was named one of Arizona’s top 35 entrepreneurs under the age of 35 by the Arizona Republic and he’s a member of the AIGA, Founder Society, Conscious Capitalism Arizona, Local First Arizona. He just got back to Arizona as co-lead of StartUp Phoenix.




Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • [1:03] Stephanie introduces her guest, Mike Jones, co-lead of PHX StartUp Week and CEO of Resound
  • [2:14] Speed round with Mike
  • [5:31] The first ask of Mike’s business
  • [7:19] MIke’s first ask for his business
  • [10:29] Mike talks about the different asks he has done for StartUp Week
  • [12:56] What works and what doesn’t work when asking
  • [15:15] The value of having brand credibility
  • [19:16] Does vision have to be part of your ask?
  • [26:10] Mike shares an example of someone who does a really good job of asking
  • [27:34] Common pitfalls of people when asking


In this episode…

How ready do you think you are in making your ask for your business? According to Mike Jones, co-lead of PHX StartUp Week and CEO of Resound, there are some things that you need to consider before making your ask because if you’re not careful, you may be leading your investors and potential clients into a promise that you may not be able to keep.

On this week’s episode of What’s Your Ask, Stephanie Sims is joined by Mike Jones where they talk about the importance of having brand credibility and the value of sharing just enough vision of where your company or brand is headed to get people excited about what you have to offer. It’s a great episode filled with insights and wisdom based on personal experiences so make sure to tune in!


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