Steve Bast

Prior to starting Nucleus Marketing Lab in 2005, Steve Bast gained experience in the world of marketing from three different perspectives. He worked as a department head for one of Arizona’s leading integrated marketing firms in strategic planning and research. Then he was a Marketing Director at Cold Stone Creamery where he helped develop and name numerous products that are still sold today. And lastly, he was Professor Bast for a short time, having served as a faculty member at Northern Arizona University.

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Introducing Mixtape: A Funky-Yet-Functional Coworking Space Brand Launch

Anyone who ever made a mixtape gets it. You wanted a certain energy…the right flow…a definite feeling. You deliberately assembled a blend of artists, creators and innovators that you respected. And you absolutely wanted something that would never get old. That’s exactly what we did with Mixtape Creative Coworking, a brand we soft launched this …

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Welcoming Kristen Katzman To The Squad (or, The Tale Of The Next Stepper)

“Next-Stepper.”  I had never heard these two words used as a compound phrase to describe someone but that is what my colleague Kim Atkinson called Kristen Katzman back in 2002.  This took place at the rapidly-growing corporate marketing department of the even more rapidly-growing Cold Stone Creamery chain of restaurants. The unique description came a …

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Perfectly Put: What A Homeless Shelter Can Teach Us About Knowing Your Consumer

There is a homeless mission here in my adopted city that provides meals, shelter, clothing and job placement for the homeless. I’m not looking for a Congressional medal or anything, but we’ve tried to support them when we can over the years. Side Note: If you’re looking for a rewarding team-building activity, get your crew …

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