Hunting Influence
Why is it that some people or businesses seem to attract attention without effort while the rest of us struggle to get our message heard? I'm Aaron Kozinets, the founder and CEO of Influence Hunter, an influencer marketing agency that helps companies of all sizes scale through the use of influencers. On this podcast, we share stories from those that have it… and those that leverage it, to help you develop what we believe could be the most important skill in business right now: influence. Every two weeks, I host interviews with business leaders, individuals and industry experts that have built or leverage influence to succeed.
Mark Cuban, Closing B2B Deals & The Importance of Ops with Austin Maxwell, Co-Founder at Kanga Coolers
June 9, 2021 • 65 MIN
In this episode of Hunting Influence, Aaron is joined by Austin Maxwell, Co-Founder at Kanga Coolers. They discuss the Kanga Coolers origin story, the Shark Tank experience and their relationship with the shark that did the deal: Mark Cuban.
Selling Love, Building A Brand & Helping People with Eric Bandholz, Founder of Beardbrand
May 26, 2021 • 64 MIN
In this episode of Hunting Influence, Aaron is joined by Eric Bandholz, Founder of Beardbrand. They discuss why Beardbrand's motto is "keep on growing" which refers to both your beard and yourself... the single most impactful moment in Eric's entrepreneurial career and Eric's biggest hiring lesson.
From College to Shark Tank, How to Succeed as a Young Entrepreneur with Nick Hamburger, Co-Founder & CEO of Quevos
May 12, 2021 • 57 MIN
In this episode of Hunting Influence, Aaron is joined by Nick Hamburger, Co-Founder and CEO of Quevos. They discuss Nick’s Shark Tank experience (SPOILER: they got investment), how he managed to launch a brand whilst still in school, and how to succeed as a young entrepreneur.
How to Engage Customers with Brian Shimmerlik, Co-Founder & CEO of Vengo Labs
April 28, 2021 • 49 MIN
In this episode of Hunting Influence, Aaron is joined by Brian Shimmerlik, Co-Founder & CEO of Vengo Labs. They discuss how Brian got started on his entrepreneurial journey, the obstacles that stood in his way when creating Vengo Labs vending machine business and their Shark Tank experience.
Experimentation, Selling & Snacks with Samy Kobrosly, Chief Snack Bagger & Co-Founder of SNACKLINS
April 14, 2021 • 70 MIN
In this episode of Hunting Influence, Aaron is joined by Samy Kobrosly, Co-Founder & Chief Snack Bagger of SNACKLINS. They discuss Samy’s journey from working in a restaurant to creating his own snack business, the importance of experimentation and why “control” is not a word in SNACKLINS vocabulary.
The Competition Myth with Mariam Elghani, Founder & CEO of Mariam’s Garlic Goodness
March 24, 2021 • 38 MIN
In this episode of Hunting Influence, Aaron is joined by Mariam Elghani, Founder & CEO of Mariam's Garlic Goodness. They discuss the importance of brand ethos, maintaining a positive mindset and why other entrepreneurs should seek competition.
Shark Tank, Sustainable Products & the Importance of Tracking Ad Dollars with Wylie Robinson, Founder & CEO of Rumpl
March 17, 2021 • 49 MIN
In this episode of Hunting Influence, Aaron is joined by Wylie Robinson, Founder & CEO of Rumpl. They discuss how and why Rumpl develops products with post-consumer recycled materials, Rumpl's growth channels and Wylie's experience on Shark Tank.
From Zero to 1,000 Stores with Alex Valley, CEO & Founder of Unity Wellness Co
March 1, 2021 • 60 MIN
In this episode of Hunting Influence, Aaron is joined by Alex Valley, CEO & Founder of Unity Wellness Co. They discuss how Alex has already raised more than $1m, placed their beverages in over 1,000 stores across the US and dreams up new SKU's.
Zero to 2.3m TikTok Followers with Cosette Rinab, Creator of TikTok
March 1, 2021 • 64 MIN
In this episode of Hunting Influence, Aaron is joined by Cosette Rinab, Creator of TikTok. They discuss how Cosette has grown her TikTok following to 2.3m followers through DIY, science experience and still fashion videos.
Hunting Influence - Trailer
March 1, 2021 • 1 MIN
In this trailer, Aaron shares what to expect from Hunting Influence, and why we are doing this...