NMEU 06 – Mark Asquith – Solutions For Digital Entrepreneurs

Mark Asquith talks about helping digital entrepreneurs by providing answers and solutions to specific problems and his other new media ventures....

Mark AsquithMark is a digital entrepreneur who still feels like a pretender to the crown. He is the founder of DMSQD, a design and digital agency serving some of the world’s biggest brands; Excellence Expected, the podcast that provides solutions from the world’s greatest experts to solve the biggest issues facing entrepreneurs; and, along with John Lee Dumas, co-founded PodcastWebsites.com, the all-in-one WordPress platform made just for podcasters. He likes a strong cup of Yorkshire tea with milk and no sugar. Please.

[bctt tweet=”There just isn’t anything like it in the UK. – @MrAsquith on #NMEU”]

Top Quotes from Mark Asquith:

  • “Everyone kind of does it and everyone does use it so, so much, but wow when someone asks you, you can’t answer.” [on using new media]
  • “I interview very specific entrepreneurs about very specific problems and how we can overcome them.”
  • “We help people basically make more money through design and digital streams. Things are changing so, so much and new media is right at the forefront of that. I just use it to try things out and give them the best service I can.”
  • “There are so many people that kind of only just waking up to new media, and waking up to digital marketing on the whole.”
  • “It’s fantastic because I can ask so much about very specific problems… bringing these experts on to talk about very specific problems, and helping people take action on the back of that. I’m loving that.”
  • “Even up until probably April last year, I was kind of ignorant to the power of podcasting as a marketing tool and suddenly my own life’s been turned upside down just by sitting in front of the microphone and talking about what I actually like. It’s just amazing.”
  • “The video side of things – I find really distracting.”
  • “One of the interesting problems that blogging brings as well when you’re consuming that content is it’s a very active pastime. You have to be looking at the blog to read it.”
  • “It’s kind of passive, so you can do it whilst you’re driving… whilst you’re working on something else… you can listen to podcasts in a passive manner.” [podcasting]
  • “We all work kind of visually with productivity these days.”
  • “It is ridiculously simple in terms of a decision for me.” [on attending the New Media Europe conference]
  • “There just isn’t anything like it in the UK.” [on NMEU]


Key Timestamps:

  • [spp-timestamp time=”00:28″] – Host Mike Russell introduces the guest, Mark Asquith
  • [spp-timestamp time=”01:13″] – Mark’s preference for tea over coffee
  • [spp-timestamp time=”01:40″] – How Mark is using new media for his businesses
  • [spp-timestamp time=”02:03″] – On his Excellence Expected and what it’s about
  • [spp-timestamp time=”02:31″] – Using new media for his clients at DMSQD
  • [spp-timestamp time=”03:15″] – On introducing new media to other people
  • [spp-timestamp time=”03:53″] – Why Mark loves working on Excellence Expected
  • [spp-timestamp time=”05:13″] – Mark talks about the start of his podcasting journey
  • [spp-timestamp time=”05:58″] – The top blogs and podcasts Mark cannot miss
  • [spp-timestamp time=”08:06″] – Why Mark now prefers podcasts over blogs and videos
  • [spp-timestamp time=”09:55″] – Tools that Mark frequently uses
  • [spp-timestamp time=”11:25″] – How Mark uses Trello for creating his podcasts
  • [spp-timestamp time=”13:37″] – What made Mark decide to go to the New Media Europe conference
  • [spp-timestamp time=”15:20″] – New Media Europe Conference as Mark’s opportunity to network and meet people in the podcasting industry
  • [spp-timestamp time=”16:05″] – People that Mark is looking forward to seeing at the New Media Europe conference
  • [spp-timestamp time=”17:02″] – Other places to find Mark online
  • [spp-timestamp time=”18:13″] – Mike thanks Mark and closes the show

More places to find Mark!

Head over to Excellence-Expected.com. You can also follow Mark on Twitter: @MrAsquith.

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Mike is co-founder of New Media Europe - obsessed with everything new in media and technology. He's also a founder of audio production company Music Radio Creative.