Meet the Podcast Ally Team

Brigitte Lyons, Founder and Strategic Consultant

During my career in public relations and media, my clients would always tell me that while TV appearances, articles, and other earned media were great, it was podcast interviews that meant the most to their businesses (and they were the most fun).  That was my light bulb moment, and I founded Podcast Ally in 2019.
After five years, we’ve booked thousands of interviews that have led to selling books, generating speaking appearances, strategic partnerships, new hires, and so much more.

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 Jason Gillikin, CEO

I started hosting and producing my first podcast in 2017, and I was forever hooked with this industry. After leaving my digital marketing job of 12 years in 2019, I founded Earfluence, a full-service podcast production company based in Raleigh, NC. Over the years, we’ve produced thousands of interviews – and seen first-hand what an impact podcast guesting can have. Now, as CEO of Podcast Ally, I’m excited to work with this team to build the most powerful podcast agency for our clients.

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Amie Thompson Podcast Ally

Amie Thompson, Client Success Lead

My passion is helping individuals and organizations thrive. By leveraging my experiences, I assist business leaders in brand growth, entrepreneurs in chasing their dreams, and organizations in financial success. Success, to me, does not come from being the loudest voice in the room but rather the right voice in the right room. Since 2018, I’ve been CEO of Creative Allies, a digital marketing agency. I’m thrilled to join the Podcast Ally team, furthering my mission to empower people through strategic branding, marketing, and PR.

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Santiago Calad

Santiago Calad, Account Lead

From my home in Medellin, Colombia, I work with our clients to find the best podcasts for them to guest on. This is PR, and what I’ve learned over the last 5 years is the most effective PR works multiple angles. Fortunately I love building client relationships plus working with podcasts hosts to secure guest features for clients according to their expertise and business needs.

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Valerie Grove, Podcast Ally

Valerie Grove, Account Lead

As a self-proclaimed uber extrovert, collaborating with clients and seeing them grow has been my favorite part of the past six years in PR and Marketing. Why podcasting? Well, it’s the perfect playground for conversations that go beyond the surface level. I love rolling up my sleeves to problem-solve and I’m your go-to person to uncover the podcast niche and story that’s tailor-made for you. Let’s turn your narrative into podcast gold 😉

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Carlos Garcia Podcast Ally

Carlos Garcia, Researcher

A rehabilitated accounts receivable expert that fell in love with Digital Marketing. With over two years of experience in PR and SEO, I turned away from the dark side to help clients spread their message to the right audience through awesome podcast interviews. Becoming their biggest fan and tuning in to every episode landed.

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More Praise for Podcast Ally

As the co-founder of a popular podcast for creative entrepreneurs, I get between 10-15 pitches per week.

Usually about 10 are complete junk. The small bit left are decent, maybe even bordering on slightly interesting. Brigitte’s pitch was AMAZING.

So much so that I not only booked all the guests she would send me as soon as possible, but a few weeks later I begged her to take me on as a client! Anyone who can win me over like that is someone I want to learn from and grow with.

Christina Scalera

Co-host, Creative Empire and Founder of The Contract Shop

We’re so grateful to have had your mindful approach to promotion on The Desire Map campaign.

You helped us look at every angle and to make choices that really fit with what we stand for.

You’re a class act.

Danielle LaPorte

Author, The Desire Map

I wanted to let you know that it’s encouraging to have someone suggest a guest for my podcast, who actually thinks about what my podcast might want before they ask.

This puts you guys ahead of a lot of the other people who pitch to me!

Andrew J Chamberlain

Host, The Creative Writer's Toolbelt Podcast