( ( ( Podcast 33 ) ) ) Martin Pazzani

Martin Pazzani is a seasoned global executive – a classically trained Chief Marketing Officer in consumer lifestyle brands who became an entrepreneurial CEO – and the former Chairman/CEO of Elias Arts, the commercial music and audio branding pioneers. As a marketing executive, he’s used music as a marketing tool for Smirnoff Vodka, Jose Cuervo Tequila, Bally Total Fitness, and others. As an advertising executive, he’s worked on many accounts using music and sound with great effect, like US Postal Service, Volkswagen, Kraft, SC Johnson and many others.

As a member of the Audio Branding Award Jury, he told us how he got involved in audio branding, about his general thoughts on the use of sound and music in marketing, and his personal criteria for excellent audio branding among others.