"Netflix's Branding Genius: Keeping Us Hooked" — Usman Sheikh, Marketing CEO

Branding Love Letters

Feb 14 2023 • 22 mins

Netflix is an American subscription streaming service and marketing CEO Usman Sheikh's favourite brand. Usman has been with Netflix from the DVD rental days of the early 2000s all the way up to the present. It's the company's boldness that compels him: a brand unafraid to step into the unknown, leading the way and disrupting the status quo. And, he believes, it all comes back to good storytelling.

EPISODE TRANSCRIPT: www.pilgrimage.design/7-netflix

Usman's website: www.webworxlabs.com

What is this podcast?

Your brand + an emotional connection with your audience = success. But that middle part is tricky. I'm here to equip you to achieve it, through personal stories of individuals who have emotionally resonated with branding. I'm Sam, a brand designer and your host. In each episode, released on the 14th of the month, a top guest picks their favourite brand. I then invite them to unpack why it means so much. As they share, we gain invaluable insights into what makes audiences tick. Not with strategy or theory, but through that undeniable proof of successful branding: emotion. Whether you're a business wanting to better connect, a charity struggling to garner support or a branding professional needing encouragement, this is the podcast for you.

Podcast artwork created with the help of Canva AI.

AI policy: ⁠www.pilgrimage.design/ai-policy⁠

Who am I?

I'm Sam Thorogood. Hi! I'm a brand designer for startups, creators, charities, eco projects and church plants. I'm on a mission: equip these pioneering brands to bring others onto their journeys.

My website: ⁠www.pilgrimage.design⁠

Final thing (I promise)!

Every other Tuesday, I share succinct advice on how to integrate design techniques and philosophy into your brand. Encouraging, empowering... and totally free. Welcome to the journey towards better branding.

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