Northwest Arkansas-Produced Podcast is Top Flash Briefing in Business Category on Amazon Alexa Skills

Business Leadership Series Reaches Top Spot in Business Category on Amazon Alexa Skills

The Business Leadership Series, a popular podcast and radio show hosted by Derek Champagne, Northwest Arkansas business owner and entrepreneur, is the #1 Amazon Alexa Skills series in the business category. The series airs daily on, iTunes, Amazon Daily Flash Briefing and, weekly, on ESPN 99.5 FM.

The Business Leadership Series is the top result when “business” is searched in Amazon’s Alexa Skills section. In part, because of the series’ five-star rating, fresh content and meaningful reviews, it lands even higher than Fox Business, Harvard Business Review, NPR's Business Story of the Day and Business Insider.

The Alexa Flash Briefing platform provides bite-sized, daily content tailored to each listener's interests, which can be initiated at users convenience.

"There are over 50 million Alexa devices in homes, but only 7500 Flash Briefings,” said Jeffrey Smith, founder of Alexa Guy, a service which, in part, optimizes client briefings for discoverability (more than 3 percent of Alexa Flash Briefings are clients of Alexa Guy). “This is a new content platform that's growing fast. Companies and individuals who get in now are positioning themselves to succeed in the new ‘Voice-First’ world."

"Derek and his team always provide great content to their listeners, and that's the key to succeeding on Alexa,” said Smith. “These Flash Briefings are not advertisements, they're a new kind of content that is quick, daily and actionable."

The Business Leadership Series is a popular podcast and radio show, broadcast on ESPN regionally, which hosts entrepreneurs, celebrity personalities, industry leaders and those who offer valuable insight and anecdotes. Guests have included: John Oates (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee), George Maloof (former Sacramento Kings owner), Michael Levin (Shark Tank, Politico), Nick Friedman (Oprah, Millionaire Matchmaker, Shark Tank), Shuly Oletzky (Huffington Post), Devin Thorpe (Forbes Magazine), Mike Caprari (The Profit), Henry Ho (Field Agent) and many other influencers.

Champagne is a Northwest Arkansas resident, entrepreneur, marketing consultant, and local business owner/CEO of The Artist Evolution (TAE), an aspirational agency helping marketing directors of growing companies reach their growth objectives through a strategic marketing playbook and three-phase implementation program. Champagne’s book, "Don't Buy A Duck: Stop Wasting Money" & "Only Do Marketing That Works!", became an Amazon #1 Bestseller. "Don't Buy A Duck" centers on everything from small business marketing to more advanced insight on bigger-budget marketing. Champagne has led TAE to work with local, regional and national brands in an array of fields and industries; from small local businesses to publicly-traded brands.

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Derek Champagne is a frequent guest lecturer at business conventions and college business marketing classes covering marketing and social media subject matter. Champagne is endorsed by the ASDA as a trusted marketing resource and he is an advisory board member and guest contributor for the national publication, Dental Entrepreneur Magazine. Champagne is also a nationally published musician who has made musical contributions to the soundtracks of television shows on ABC, MTV, Bravo, Oxygen and the E! Channel. When he's not making music or marketing strategy, he enjoys volunteering at Northwest Arkansas nonprofit organizations, spending time with his wife and two children, playing guitar, enjoying the occasional game of golf and staying involved with his church.

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Source: The Artist Evolution