I’m Danny Ozment — marketing consultant, brand strategist, and podcast producer.
I help entrepreneurs and businesses create podcasts that build brand loyalty and make their marketing efforts more effective.
My goal: to help you clarify your message and publish engaging content to create customers who trust you and your business before they ever buy and then can’t wait to tell the world about you.
I do this by helping you tell your customer’s story with you as their guide and creating high quality content that is aligned with your brand identity.
You’ll benefit from my expertise and the outside perspective I bring from my diverse background. I have served as a music educator, conductor, artistic planner, fundraiser, recording engineer, podcast host, and business owner. I’ve spent my entire career performing, studying, researching and creating content for audiences.
Your customer is your audience and your audience is your customer.
Where to find my best stuff?
Use Your Words
Done is Better Than Perfect
The Coach Has Failed More Times Than The Student Has Tried
While I enjoy podcasting and sharing my experience… most people benefit from working with me in person either as a client or during live workshops and event.
Ever since I can remember, I wanted to be a musician. As a kid growing up in Short Pump, Virginia, I learned how to play drums, guitar, and sing and annoyed many professional musicians to learn as much as possible about music.
I remember traveling to New York City to see a performance of Miss Saigon when I was 13. I went down to the pit during intermission and struck up a conversation with the drummers. They invited me to come backstage and take a look at their set-up and then invited me to sit in the pit during a show. It was loud and so awesome! In high school I got a job as a member of the local stage crew for the summer concert series at Kings Dominion and got to carry gear around stage for the Beach Boys. I also played in a polka band in the Festhaus at Busch Gardens and a Reggae band at Kings Dominion.
My passion for music led me to do my undergrad in music and graduate degree in Conducting (yes, the guy that waves his arm in front of the orchestra). After college I settled in for the next decade working in the arts with two different non-profits where I performed at the Kennedy Center and the Washington National Cathedral.
I’ve spent nearly my entire life studying the greatest artists, composers, and storytellers and performing and presenting those stories to audiences.
While I didn’t end up on stage at Carnegie Hall, my time in the trenches as a working musician in the non-profit arts world helped me develop a broad skill set I use to help my clients today. I did everything from developing project launches, creating shows, planning events, fundraising, branding, and and anything technical and multimedia.
My comfy life as a securely employed musician was turned upside down in 2008 when my daughter suffered a brain injury during birth.
This event changed me profoundly, knowing she would live with this for her entire life. Having never faced this type of adversity, I was no longer focused on myself but on her, and on other people in the world who needed help and did not have the ability to help themselves.
To solve the immediate need of having the flexibility to care for my daughter’s special needs, I started a recording studio that very quickly became a successful business and allowed me to work from home and set my own schedule. It also gave me the opportunity to work with artists and entrepreneurs around the world.
The relationships I built and the resulting travel broadened my perspective, ingrained a deep appreciation for culture, and served as a catalyst for personal growth and development. I love meeting new people, being in diverse settings, and creating out-of-the-box solutions.
This is also where my marketing skills began to take root and grow. I learned the basics of promotion, brand identity, content marketing, social media, and live event planning.
The Power of Podcasting
It was during this journey of growth and transformation that I discovered podcasts. Podcasts enlarged my world. They allowed me to hear stories from people I would have never met. They allowed me to walk a mile in other people’s shoes. And they further changed me and opened my eyes and mind to our vast and diverse humanity.
Realizing I could use my business leadership, marketing, recording and production skills to help podcasters and other businesses more effectively deliver their message, I shifted my business focus to consulting and podcast production.
Sharing stories helps people.
I want to help you get your story heard.
I want to help you create content that not only serves your customers but also expands their worldview.