Steve reached out a couple of months ago with an interest to be on the podcast, he seemed like he was up to a lot of interesting things so we organized meeting up for chat.
We ended up unexpectedly talking about rap and hip hop, Steve's circuitous journey to becoming a planner working in advertising and marketing, his involvement with soccer, the non-league he launched, and many other fascinating stories.
Steve is a compelling proof that a planner can come from all sorts of different background and succeed in the creative communications industry and it was a delightful conversation, I hope you enjoy it as well.
"If you have a vision, stick with it. Just pursue that vision and don't put so much stock in the maxims you get from industry luminaries, because I took that Jon Steel thing of 'Be interesting and be interested' to so much heart that it probably added years on to my circuitous journey."Steve on breaking into the advertising industry as a planner.
Thank you to the True Star Foundation in Chicago who let us borrow a room in their facility to record this conversation, we talk about it during the podcast, it's a fantastic program supporting Chicago youth in gaining media and marketing experience through a range of after school courses, activities, programs, and job internships.
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