Garage Brand Podcast

Glen Collins

Garage Brand is a podcast about great brands and the people behind them. The co-hosts, Glen Collins and Jaime Cawyer are both partners at the branding firm, Switch. Having been in the business of branding for over 15 years, they have learned that branding, IF ANYTHING, is an interesting trade. There simply are not many other vocations that peer into business on such a deeply emotional level. Garage Brand podcast guests are a roster of individuals that have contributed incredible brands, organizations, and businesses to the marketplace. They are inspiring entrepreneurs, designers, marketers, experience makers, storytellers, and content creators. The Garage Brand hosts aspire to learn about the story behind the story. The authentic origin of how these wonderful individuals and the brands they created got their projects off the ground. Thank you for listening. ⚡️Very special thanks to Tom Bridwell and TOMCAST SOUND for the pod studio home and amazing sound engineering.

All Episodes

In this socially distant episode of the Garage Brand Pod...Tom and Glen crosstalk about Easter Weekend plans and how necessary a prescription of Margaritas and Queso is during this quarantime of our lives.We call up former MLB pitcher Jamey Wright to "The Show" where we discuss:The wild ride of being a baseball prospect and the minor leaguesIncredible and hilarious stories of a 19-year professional sports careerThe current covid emergency brake on sportsJamey's content and curriculum of passing the time in this season of the virus  Opinions on the best brand in baseball   Have a listen, WASH YOUR HANDS and please BE SAFE!  Also, please take the time to check out Tom Bridwell & TOMCAST SOUND and spread the word on his talents and services to anyone relevant.  

Apr 2020

1 hr 2 min

In this corona-palooza episode of the Garage Brand Pod...Tom and Glen recognize the great Jaime Cawyer's audio absence and wish her a happy birthday and a very safe pregnancy.     For Part 1 of the podcast we mix-up a little audio Tom Collins where we:Use this opportunity to learn more about Tom Bridwell and Tomcast Sound   \For Part 2 we welcome in Alice, Field and Cam Collins to discuss:The state of the Collins family quarantineA movie review of the cult classic film, Napoleon Dynamite     Have a listen, WASH YOUR HANDS and please BE SAFE!  Also, please take the time to check out Tom Bridwell & TOMCAST SOUND and spread the word on his talents and services to anyone relevant.  

Mar 2020

54 min 4 sec

In this episode of the Garage Brand Pod...Let's Padre! // Jaime and Glen break down Spring Break.   We probe the crazy / genius commercial real estate mind of Chad Cook, Founder of Quadrant Investment Properties. In this conversation we... Discuss how Triathlon training and competitions are the perfect catalysts for starting your own RE development firm.        Declare class is in session for a little Commercial Real Estate 101Discuss how the branding contribution to lifestyle real estate and creative office.See Chad crush the Garage Brand DFW Real Estate Music Mash-up challenge   Have a listen and then check out QIP, The Centrum and East End - San Antonio for some reference of Chad's greatness.    As always, very special thanks to: Tom Bridwell & TOMCAST SOUND 

Mar 2020

1 hr 7 min

In this episode of Garage Brand Podcast we put the needle on the record as...Glen awkwardly force-feeds High Fidelity (the TV Show) to Jaime and Tom as a relevant pre-interview snack.       We devour a life of incredible liner notes with DJ Lucy Wrubel and discuss:  The familial and friendly influences behind Lucy's musical genius    USC (Fight On!) and Lucy's L.A. Story with The Groundlings Where Lucy's DJ career launched. Grazie Italia!          Lucy's stateside DJ dominance, mix-of-the-month, and musical wallpaper     We unpack A Playlist of Questions for Lucy Wrubel     If you have an upcoming event, please do yourself and favor book DJ Lucy Wrubel...unless its a wedding or school fundraiser (sorry).  As always, very special thanks to Tom Bridwell & TOMCAST SOUND

Feb 2020

1 hr 22 min

In this special VALENTINE'S DAY episode of the Garage Brand Podcast...Jaime and Glen walk back Valentine's Day (or Valicetine's Day) memories from yesteryear.  A very rosy convo with Sarah Brice, winner of season 7 of The Bachelor and (current) women's healthcare powerhouse.  In this podcast recording we discuss:  Participation in a season of The Bachelor, and the life and love thereafter.  How Sarah's personal brand organically grew out of The Bachelor experience and led to being the LA's very own CELEBRITY NURSE TO THE STARS. And, led to...   Tattoo Removal and other stuff to do with lasers (specifically to Neil Patrick Harris)       An in-depth, gloves off, crackerjack deconstruction of The Bachelor production.The latest and (by far) greatest career stop for Sarah and her crusade for all women to achieve THE BIG O!     Please enjoy this lovely episode and please visit the Cliovana website to see how Sarah's career has climaxed.  As always, very special thanks to Tom Bridwell & TOMCAST SOUND

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Feb 2020

1 hr 12 min

In this episode of the Garage Brand Podcast...Jaime and Glen cross-talk about girl scout cookies and a pep rally for Cam Collins' spelling bee team.  An insider conversation about outdoor media with Scott Reynolds & Pat Sutton of Reynolds Outdoor.  In this podcast recording we discuss:  The significance of Oui-Oui, the (somewhat lewd) 3-inch tall hero of the French Resistance.  The creatively pioneering outdoor media career of Scott ReynoldsHow Pat Sutton went from Ralph Lauren prairie dog to Reynolds Outdoor closer.  How RO is creating an outdoor media portfolio that is authentic, innovative and unexpected.       Happy Hour, Date Night and the grim reaper also known as Brunch.Please enjoy this episode and please visit the Reynolds Outdoor website to get your brand everywhere.  As always, very special thanks to Tom Bridwell & TOMCAST SOUND

Jan 2020

1 hr 14 min

In this episode of the Garage Brand Pod...Jaime shares some Garage Brand bambino news.    A newsworthy conversation with Grant Moise, Publisher and President of The Dallas Morning News where we discuss:  Grant and Glen's basketball barnstorm first meeting     Grant's dynamic career in media  How the Dallas Morning News is going to make Dallas the greatest city in the country.DMN's current brand campaign they are rolling out     Discussion of some great shows and movies anchored in journalism.     Have a listen and consume The Dallas Morning News in print, digital, audio, video...etc as soon as you possibly can.  Dallas' rise to #1 depends on it!    As always, very special thanks to Tom Bridwell & TOMCAST SOUND 

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Jan 2020

54 min 29 sec

In this episode of the Garage Brand Pod...Jaime and Glen declare Happy New Year to Garage Brand and give praise for some unexpected traction while dark for the holiday season.  A flippity floppity convo with Jeremy Stewart, founder of Hari Mari where we discuss:  Jeremy's politico blueprint for entrepreneurial successThe highs and lows of the Hari Mari brand and product launch    How Hari Mari is battling pediatric cancer one pair of flops at a time  Hari Mari's all-day, all-year, all-gender product evolution (hello sandals and shoes!) Stories of Hari Mari's unparalleled customer service with a PROMISE to return all pairs of lawnmower ravaged flip-flops  Have a listen and check out the Hari Mari website to get your footwear square.  As always, very special thanks to Tom Bridwell & TOMCAST SOUND 

Jan 2020

51 min 23 sec

In this episode of the Garage Brand Pod...Jaime and Glen catch up after Thanksgiving break and discuss the big fish pod guest that got away.  No matter though, because......because, this podcast features a conversation with the ever-delightful Meredith Vachon who is co-founder and Chief Culture Officer of Bread & Butter where we discuss:  What a company devoted to the love of eating, drinking and sleeping looks like.    PR 101  Meredith & Glen's Restaurant Server Story BATTLE ROYALEHave a listen and check out Bread and Butter's website to see their amazing service offering, incredible client roster and trigger hunger pains.  As always, very special thanks to: Tom Bridwell & TOMCAST SOUND 

Dec 2019

1 hr 10 min

In this episode of the Garage Brand Pod...Pod FeedbackFascination chat with Brady Wood, Principle at Woodhouse and the man behind amazing ventures such as: JosePark HouseCoyote Drive-InPilgrimage Music FestivalCowboys ClubHave a listen and then hit up Jose for that tequila we keep talking about.   As always, very special thanks to: Tom Bridwell & TOMCAST SOUND 

Nov 2019

1 hr 9 min