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Advertising Week Global CEO Matt Scheckner sits down with Great Minds from all walks of life from across the globe.
1 day ago
EP84: Michael Imperioli, Actor, Writer, Director, Musician
From his Emmy-winning run as Christopher Moltisanti on The Sopranos to his recently released rock album with his band, Zopa, Michael Imperioli discussing his extraordinary career as an actor, scriptwriter, author, director, and musician.
1 hr 6 min
6 days ago
EP83: Anna Jones, Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of AllBright
AllBright Co-Founder Anna Jones joins Great Minds to discuss her career and the roller coaster that is being a modern entrepreneur.
1 hr 2 min
Apr 27, 2021
EP82: Lewis Black, Comedian
From his days as playwright-in-residence and associate artistic director of Steve Olsen's West Bank Cafe Downstairs Theatre Bar in Hell's Kitchen to his runs on Comedy Central, Broadway, Conan, and The Daily Show, comedy legend Lewis Black joins Great Minds to discuss his amazing career.
1 hr 11 min
Apr 22, 2021
EP81: David Fischer, Chief Revenue Officer, Facebook
David Fischer, Chief Revenue Officer at Facebook, is a long-time friend of Advertising Week. In this episode of Great Minds, David reflects on his time working at the U.S. Treasury Department, his tenure at both Google and Facebook, his work as Board Chair at the Ad Council, as well as looking ahead to what’s next.
Apr 20, 2021
EP80: Bob Costas, American Sportscaster
From his early days at KMOX to his amazing run hosting 11 different Olympic games, television sportscaster legend Bob Costas discusses his incredible life and award-winning career in this must-hear episode of Great Minds.
1 hr 1 min
Apr 15, 2021
EP79: Karen Kaplan, Chairman & CEO at Hill Holliday
From her time as a receptionist at Hill Holliday to her current position as Chairman and CEO, Karen Kaplan discusses the challenges, rewards, and successes she’s seen throughout her tenure there, including Hill Holliday’s recent initiatives to promote equality in the workplace and her favorite campaigns.
Apr 13, 2021
EP78: Marshall Chess, Record Producer (Part 2 of 2)
Marshall Chess is one of the last great record men and is an American icon. In Part Two of this special two-part episode of Great Minds, Marshall continues his story, including his time as founding president of Rolling Stones Records up to the role he played in the early days of hip-hop.
Apr 8, 2021
EP77: Marshall Chess, Record Producer (Part 1 of 2)
Marshall Chess is one of the last great record men and is an American icon. In Part One of this special two-part episode of Great Minds, Marshall tells his story learning at the feet of his Father Leonard and Uncle Phil who built Chicago’s legendary Chess Records from the ground up. Along that journey, Marshall shares incredible stories about Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Chuck Berry and many more.
Apr 6, 2021
EP76: Phil Thomas, Chairman, Cannes Lions
Season 2 kicks off with a conversation with Cannes Lions Chairman Phil Thomas discussing the history of the festival, his time in the media industry, and how COVID has impacted the events industry on a global scale.
Dec 10, 2020
EP75: Warren Jenson on Being at the Center of the Hottest Space of the Industry
LiveRamp President Warren Jenson discusses how his career experiences working for the likes of Amazon, Delta, and GE have shaped his work with LiveRamp, an industry-standard data connectivity platform.
Nov 5, 2020
EP74: Seth Matlins on Shaping Culture at Businesses
Seth Matlins is the EVP, Cultural Strategy and Insights at 160over90, where he helps brands tap into the agency's breadth of audience insights. He also leads the agency's entertainment and social impact marketing practices.
Nov 3, 2020
EP73: Dave Fano on Enabling People to Build Fulfilling Careers
Self-described serial entrepreneur and CEO of Teal discusses his tenure as WeWork's Chief Growth Officer, his experiences at CASE Design, and the inspiration and launch of his latest endeavor.
Oct 29, 2020
EP72: Kirk Fletcher on Rhythm and Blues
Kirk Fletcher is an American electric blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. To date, Fletcher has released four studio albums and one live album.
Oct 27, 2020
EP71: Sue Unerman on leadership and personal responsibility
Mediacom's Sue Unerman discusses her upcoming fourth book, her history in the industry, building an argument for innovation, and how leadership, even now, needs to take more personal responsibility for the modern values around diversity in the workplace.
Oct 22, 2020
EP70: Joe Jackman on reinvention
Joe Jackman is the CEO of Jackman Reinvents, the world’s first and foremost reinvention company. An advisor to consumer brands, retailers, B2B companies, and private equity partners for more than thirty years, Jackman has proven invaluable to leaders intent on sharpening strategy and orchestrating insight-led reinventions of their businesses.
Oct 20, 2020
EP69: Jim McCarty on the Yardbirds
Jim McCarty is an English musician, best known as the drummer for the Yardbirds and Renaissance. Following Chris Dreja's departure from the Yardbirds in 2013, McCarty became the only member of the band to feature in every lineup.
Oct 15, 2020
EP68: Claudine Revere on a life in food
Claudine Revere’s love of hospitality stems from a childhood of enjoying family meals around the kitchen table filled with great food and lots of love. After managing several high profile restaurants and catering companies in New York City, Revere started Relish in October of 2001. Claudine’s vision for Relish was to create a catering and event planning company that worked with clients to create innovative events across a vast culinary landscape.
Oct 13, 2020
EP67: Lord Karan Bilimoria On Cobra Beer and Lordship
Karan Faridoon Bilimoria, is a British Indian entrepreneur, life peer in the UK House of Lords, and a university chancellor. Bilimoria is well known for founding the popular global beer brand, Cobra Beer and currently operates as the company's chairman.
Sep 29, 2020
EP66: Lauren Sallata On Panasonic and Michael Phelps
Lauren Sallata is Chief Marketing Officer at Panasonic Corporation of North America. She leads the company’s presence at CES, using the show as a launchpad for the global brand platform as well as the company’s most recent What Moves Us campaign – which celebrates the power of purpose and passion shared by 270,000 Panasonic employees and celebrated Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
Sep 18, 2020
EP65: Barbara Eden On I Dream Of Jeannie’s 55th Anniversary
Barbara Eden is perhaps best-known for portraying Jeannie in the 1965-70 NBC-TV series I Dream of Jeannie. She was nominated twice for Golden Globe Awards for I Dream Of Jeannie, and was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Sep 14, 2020
EP64: Marissa Freeman on Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and Working Motherhood
Freeman is the Chief Brand Officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In this role, Freeman spearheaded the worldwide launch of the new HPE corporate brand. She oversees global brand marketing, advertising, media, content partnerships, sponsorships and brandexperience.
Sep 10, 2020
EP63: Jules Lund on Micro-Influencers and A Career In Entertainment
After 15 years of hosting some of the biggest TV and Radio shows in Australia, Jules took the audacious step of founding his own tech company, TRIBE. Launched in Nov 2014, TRIBE is a digital marketplace that connects social media influencers with leading brands to transform word of mouth recommendations.
1 hr 1 min
Sep 4, 2020
EP62: Latif Nasser on Wonder, Curiosity and Detainee 244
Latif Nasseris Director of Research at the award-winning New York Public Radio show Radiolab, where he has done stories on everything from snowflake photography to medieval robots to a polar bear who liked to have sex with grizzly bears.
Sep 2, 2020
EP61: Larry Charles On Brooklyn, Larry David, Seinfeld and Sacha Baron Cohen
Larry Charles is one of the seminal figures in modern comedy. Brooklyn-born, he started as a writer on the legendary sketch comedy show Fridays and moved from staff writer on Arsenio Hall to a central role on Seinfeld for its first five seasons, contributing some of the show’s darkest and most absurd storylines. He is also the longtime collaborator of Sacha Baron Cohen, having directed Bruno, Borat and The Dictator. His latest show is Larry Charles’ Dangerous World Of Comedy is breaking new ground, a hallmark of Larry’s incredible career.
1 hr 9 min
Aug 28, 2020
EP60: Horace Panter on the Rise, Fall and Rise of The Specials
Horace Panter, aka Sir Horace Gentleman, co-founded The Specials with Jerry Dammers in 1977 in Coventry, England. For four years The Specials rose and ultimately flamed out, mirroring one of their iconic songs, “Too Much Too Young.” After a 29-year gap, the band reunited and is still going strong today. Horace traces the journey, which also included stints with General Public and Special Beat, and talks about his work in art both as a teacher and an artist.
Aug 26, 2020
EP59: Carl Fremont On Where Advertising Goes Next
To understand where advertising is going, you need to know what came before it. Carl Fremont was there. From working with the man who invented the unique selling proposition, to learning direct marketing from Lesley Wunderman, Carl Fremont’s career has spanned many years and affords him a unique glimpse into where we should be going.
Aug 20, 2020
EP58: Colin Gottlieb Won’t Quit Media and Advertising
Colin Gottlieb is one of the leading British media agency entrepreneurs of his generation. He co-founded Manning Gottlieb and headed Omnicom's media operation during 18 year-stint. He is now Chief Growth Officer at LADbible Group.
Aug 17, 2020
EP57: Tamara Conniff on Being Billboard’s First Female Editor-In-Chief
Tamara Conniff is the former editor-in-chief of Billboard Magazine. Under her leadership the magazine won Folio’s prestigious Eddie Award for Editorial Excellence. Her father, Ray Conniff was a world-renowned bandleader and arranger.
Aug 14, 2020
EP56: John Battelle On Founding Wired and Shaping Media
John Battelle is an entrepreneur, author and journalist. Best known for his work creating media properties, Battelle helped launch Wired in the 1990s and launched The Industry Standard during the dot-com boom. In 2005, he founded the online advertising network Federated Media Publishing. Most recently, Battelle launched "The Recount," which he describes as “a unique video mashup of each day’s reporting and commentary from across the broadcast, cable, and social platforms.”
Aug 10, 2020
EP55: Nicolle Pangis on Shaping the Future of TV Advertising
As Ampersand CEO, Nicolle Pangis and her team are working to build a smarter, more effective television ecosystem by partnering with and empowering brands to seamlessly connect with audiences wherever and whenever they watch content. Nicolle previously served as Global Chief Operating Officer at GroupM’s where she was responsible for global product management, strategic partnerships and technology development across the largest media investment management organization in the world.
Aug 5, 2020
EP54: Stephan Loerke on representing 900 billion dollars
Stephan Loerke has been the CEO of the World Federation of Advertisers since 2003. During his tenure, WFA has tripled its corporate membership and has extended its network to 60 countries, significantly reinforcing the WFA’s presence in the world’s fastest emerging advertising markets.
Jul 31, 2020
EP53: Samantha Nutt On Warchild and Warzones
Samantha Joan Nutt CM OOnt is a Canadian physician and philanthropist, who is the founder and executive director of War Child Canada. She has more than sixteen years of experience working in war zones.
Jul 27, 2020
EP52: Betty Liu, News Anchor to the New York Stock Exchange
Betty Liu is the Executive Vice Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange and the Chief Experience Officer of Intercontinental Exchange. Liu joined the NYSE Group after ICE acquired Radiate, the ed-tech startup she founded. Liu is a former news anchor for Bloomberg Television.
Jul 22, 2020
EP51: Joe Marchese On Advertising and Ideas In a Post-Covid World
Joe Marchese is the Executive Chairman and lead investor in Human Ventures. Joe serves as president of Advanced Advertising Products at Fox Networks Group, where he leads operations in non-linear advertising products and services for 21st Century Fox's global portfolio of channels.
Jul 20, 2020
EP50: Eddie Micone on A Career In Showbusiness
In addition to his work with a diverse roster of entertainers ranging from Tony Bennett and k.d. lang to Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand, Micone was also an original producer of such landmark events as Billy Crystal’s smash Broadway hit “700 Sundays,” the North American debut of Riverdance at Radio City Music Hall and an unprecedented six Super Bowl half-time shows. In his earlier career as an agent at ICM, Micone was personally responsible for guiding the careers of Billy Crystal, Robin Williams and Dana Carvey.
Jul 17, 2020
EP49: Steve Van Zandt on Apartheid South Africa and the Sopranos
Steven Van Zandt is an American singer, songwriter, musician, producer, actor, and activist. He is best known as a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, in which he plays guitar and mandolin. He is also known for his roles on television drama series, such as Silvio Dante on The Sopranos (1999–2007).
Jul 15, 2020
EP48: Chris Macdonald On Global Agency Networks
Chris was promoted to Global President, Advertising & Allied Agencies of McCann Worldgroup in 2018. Chris has a track record of developing effective and lauded communications in virtually every marketing category and for many of the world’s most famous brands.
Jul 13, 2020
EP47: Chris Hirst On The Leadership Industrial Complex
Chris Hirst is Global CEO for Havas Creative Network, a multi-disciplinary marketing services network. He was previously CEO at advertising agency Grey London. Once an engineering graduate working in a glass factory, his career path has taken him to the boardroom via Harvard Business School and Oxford University.
Jul 10, 2020
EP46: Paul Venables on Building Venables Bell and Partners
If Paul were here talking with you right now, he would surely point out that the agency’s big, sweeping, trademark-able philosophy has nothing to do with buzz generation, media agnosticism or content creation, but is simply “our intentions are good.” Those good intentions – doing right by its clients and people – have helped Paul and his partners attract about 180 of the nicest, most talented people you will find in advertising as well as blue chip brands including Audi, Reebok, REI, Celebrity Cruises, Starwood Hotels and MillerCoors.
Jul 6, 2020
EP45: Claudia and Richard Edelman on Coronavirus and Global Sustainable Development
Richard Edelman is the CEO of Edelman, a global communications firm and is on Great Minds with returning guest Claudia Romo Edelman, a Mexican-Swiss diplomat who is a Special Adviser at the United Nations and the We Are All Human Foundation, whose mission is to advance an agenda of equity, inclusion and representation. They also happen to be husband and wife.
Jul 3, 2020
EP44: Mike Ruiz On Fame and Photography
Mike Ruiz is a Canadian photographer, director, television personality, former model, spokesperson, creative director, and actor.
Jul 1, 2020
EP43: Ken Sunshine on A Career In Politics and Publicity
Ken Sunshine is an American public relations consultant, co-CEO and founder of Sunshine Sachs Consultants. He began his career in New York City politics, including serving as chief of staff for Mayor David Dinkins
Jun 29, 2020
EP42: Paul Woolmington On Solving Problems and Building Canvas Worldwide
Paul Woolmington has held leadership positions at the highest levels both globally and domestically in management, media, integrated business, brand, digital and communications strategy at holding companies including IPG, Y&R Inc, WPP and MDC Partners. He co-founded Naked Communications Americas, founded The Media Kitchen, and was named one of the ten most creative/innovative people in marketing and advertising by Fast Company. Paul is currently the CEO & Chief Agitator of Canvas Worldwide.
Jun 26, 2020
EP41: Fiona Carter on AT&T and Covid Crisis Response
Fiona Carter was the Chief Brand Officer of AT&T, and is now CMO at Goldman Sachs. We spoke about the British ads that inspired her career, her extremely old Oxford College and the strategy behind shaping the AT&T's covid crisis response.
Jun 24, 2020
EP40: Manisha Tank on covering events that shaped the 21st Century
Manisha Tank is an award winning Journalist with more than 18 years of experience in the industry. For the last 8 years she has worked with CNN International in both Hong Kong and London, covering global and business news as an Anchor & Correspondent.
Jun 22, 2020
EP39: Blake Ross and The Kindness Of Strangers
Blake Ross is the former longtime Editor in Chief of Playbill. She served as content coordinator across all mediums for Playbill — online, print and mobile — as well as managed all new media development. During the pandemic, Blake set up a charitable organization called The Kindness of Strangers, where she connects people’s skills with those who need it most. Volunteer your time and sign up at www.akindstranger.com.
Jun 19, 2020
EP38: Town Hall For Change: Systemic Racism
The Mandela Institute for Humanity and National Urban League invite you to A Town Hall for Change - as an esteemed group discussing the global need for new frameworks and new thinking around systemic racism.
1 hr 4 min
Jun 17, 2020
EP37: Susan Smith Ellis on (RED), combatting AIDS and a $42 million auction
Susan Smith Ellis was the CEO of (RED), a global marketing company whose partnerships help combat the AIDS pandemic in Africa. She helped produce one of the largest grossing contemporary art auction in, which raised more than $42 million for (RED). Prior to joining (RED), Ms. Smith Ellis served as an Officer and Executive Vice President of the Omnicom Group of Companies (www.omnicomgroup.com), the world’s largest advertising and marketing services corporation. She has extensive marketing and management experience and has lived and worked in London, Paris, Sydney and Hong Kong.
Jun 15, 2020
EP36: Keith Reinhard on Bill Bernbach and creating Omnicom
Advertising Age has referred to Keith Reinhard as the advertising industry’s “soft-spoken visionary” and in 1999 named him one of the top 100 influentials in advertising history. He is Chairman Emeritus of DDB Worldwide. As a working creative director, Keith was responsible for McDonald’s “You Deserve a Break Today.” Teams under Keith’s direction created award-winning campaigns for Anheuser-Busch, Volkswagen, PepsiCo and others.
Jun 12, 2020
EP35: Tunji Adeyinka on Being a Pastor and African Advertising
The CEO of Republicom Group Tunji Adeyinka discusses growing marketing firms like Connect Marketing Services, Image & Time, Integral, Quore Media, and Neukleos, as well as bringing Advertising Week Africa to South Africa.
Jun 10, 2020
EP34: Maria Bartiromo On Becoming A World Class Business News Anchor
Maria Bartiromo has been a pioneer in financial news television. In 1995, she became the first journalist to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on a daily basis. She is host of Mornings with Maria and Maria Bartiromo's Wall Street. She worked at CNN for five years before joining CNBC, where she worked for 20 years. In 2013, she joined Fox Business and Fox News, and she’s also the anchor of Sunday Morning Futures on FOX News. In 2009, the Financial Times named her one of the “50 Faces That Shaped the Decade."
Jun 8, 2020
EP33: Alvin Bowles on Diverse Voices and Facebook’s Covid-19 Response
Currently, Alvin Bowles holds the position of Vice-President-Global Marketing Solutions at Facebook. He leads Facebook's audience networking department. It is the technology that makes advertisements more viable for small business owners and directs them toward the proper audience.
Jun 4, 2020
EP32: Michael Ventura on Applied Empathy
Michael Ventura is the CEO and founder of Sub Rosa, a strategy and design firm that has worked with some of the world's largest and most important brands—from Johnson & Johnson, Pantone, and Adobe, to the TED Conference, Delta Airlines, and The Daily Show.
May 28, 2020
EP31: Ido Aharoni On A Career of Diplomacy
Ambassador Ido Aharoni serves as a global distinguished professor at New York University’s Program of International Relations in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Ambassador Aharoni is a 25-year veteran of Israel’s Foreign service, a public diplomacy specialist, founder of the Brand Israel program, and a well-known nation branding practitioner. Ambassador Aharoni, who served as Israel's longest-serving consul-general in New York and the tri-state area for six years, oversaw the operations of Israel’s largest diplomatic mission worldwide.
May 27, 2020
EP30: Jeff Goodby on Strong Personalities, Rejection and Creativity
Jeff was the guy who originally wrote “got milk?”. He is among the co-founders and serves as co-chair of Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco. Goodby is also a director and illustrator whose work has appeared in Time and Mother Jones.
May 22, 2020
EP29: Mathew Knowles On Music and Destiny’s Child
Mathew Knowles is an American record executive, talent manager, and businessman. He is best known for being the manager of Destiny's Child. He also managed the solo careers of his daughters Beyoncé and Solange Knowles.
May 20, 2020
EP28: Verizon Media’s CEO On Building Product Ecosystems
Guru Gowrappan is CEO of Verizon Media, a powerhouse of trusted media and technology brands, including Yahoo, HuffPost, and TechCrunch. Prior to this role, he was Global Managing Director of Alibaba where he focused on international expansion and e-commerce for key consumer and enterprise products
May 19, 2020
EP27: Jordana Abraham On Building Betches Media
Betches is a digital media company started by Aleen Kuperman, Jordana Abraham, and Samantha Fishbein. Originally started as a website, the company now includes a webpage, social media accounts, podcast, a national comedy tour, merchandise, and three best-selling books.
May 15, 2020
EP26: Patricia Corsi on Lifelong Learning and Curiosity
Patricia has over 20 years’ experience in consumer goods, she was previously Heineken’s CMO/SVP in Mexico and is now CMO of Bayer, based in Switzerland. Prior she was Marketing Vice President and board member for Unilever’s UK & Ireland business. During lockdown she is attempting to learn to play the ukulele.
May 13, 2020
EP25: Emilio Castillo On Tower of Power and the Funk Revolution
Emilio "Mimi" Castillo is an American saxophone player and composer, best known as the founder of the band Tower of Power.
May 11, 2020
EP24: Sarah Kate Ellis On Advocating for the LGBTQ Community
Sarah Kate Ellis is an American media executive, journalist, and author, most widely known for launching and turning around media brands within magazines such as New York, InStyle, Real Simple, and Vogue. She is now president and CEO of GLAAD.
May 8, 2020
EP23: Chuck Porter On Brand Building
Chuck joined the Crispin Agency in 1988 as creative director and partner, after a long career as an award-winning freelance copywriter. The agency was renamed Crispin & Porter, and within three years, it doubled in size and was named one of the top 15 creative shops in the country. Under his leadership, CP+B has become one of the most awarded agencies in the world and was honored as Agency of the Decade by Advertising Age.
May 6, 2020
EP22: SAP’s Global CMO: Humor and Purpose Driven-Change
Top marketing strategy and branding expert Alicia Tillman is responsible for the creation and acceleration of SAPs marketing and brand recognition on a global scale. The Chief Marketing Officer at SAP, Alicia Tillman has continued building the brand around how SAP is helping the world run better and improving people’s lives.
May 4, 2020
EP21: Darlene Love
Darlene Love is widely recognized as one of the most distinctive and powerful voices ever in popular music. She received worldwide attention in 1962 for her hit single “He’s a Rebel”. She has performed with and backed up artists such as Sam Cooke, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, Sonny & Cher, Aretha Franklin and The Rolling Stones.
Apr 29, 2020
EP20: Christena Pyle
Christena J. Pyle is the executive director of Time's Up Advertising. Previously, she served as director of diversity and inclusion at Omnicom and director of Adcolor.
Apr 27, 2020
EP19: Steve Cropper
Steve Cropper is an American guitarist, songwriter and record producer. He is best known as the guitarist of the Stax house band, Booker T. & the M.G.'s, and has backed artists such as Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas and Johnnie Taylor, also acting as producer on many of these records. He later gained fame as a member of the Blues Brothers band. Rolling Stone lists him 36th on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Mojo ranks Cropper as the second-best guitarist ever.
Apr 24, 2020
EP18: Crazy Legs Conti
Crazy Legs Conti is a top-ranked competitive eater with Major League Eating. He holds world records in buffet food, French cut string beans, and corn on the cob. He has eaten his way out of an eight-foot box of popcorn, The Popcorn Sarcophagus, earning him the moniker the Houdini of Cuisini. He has eaten 459 oysters on David Letterman and consumed cannoli on “The Sopranos.” He is the subject of the documentary, “Crazy Legs Conti: Zen and the Art of Competitive Eating,”
Apr 23, 2020
EP17: Joanna Coles
Joanna Louise Coles is a British-born media executive, producer, editor, and author. The inspiration for the hit TV show The Bold Type, she currently has a development deal across the ABC Studios Disney platforms. She served as the first ever Chief Content Officer for Hearst Magazines globally in 2016. She has won numerous awards for journalism and leadership, including, when she was editor-in-chief, Cosmopolitan’s first national magazine award in its 50 year history.
Apr 20, 2020
EP16: Wavy Gravy
Hugh Nanton Romney Jr., known as Wavy Gravy, is an American entertainer and peace activist best known for his role at Woodstock, as well as for his hippie persona and countercultural beliefs. Romney has founded or co-founded several organizations, including the activist commune, the Hog Farm, and later, as Wavy Gravy, Camp Winnarainbow and the Seva Foundation. He was also the official clown of The Grateful Dead.
Apr 16, 2020
EP15: Lisa Gilbert
Lisa Gilbert is currently CMO at IBM Japan. Lisa has also served as Vice President of Marketing responsible for IBM's Growth Markets based in Shanghai, China. Lisa led a team of professionals managing marketing from strategy through to execution for all of IBM's Enterprise and SMB clients. She also led the marketing strategy for IBM's Geo Expansion initiative where the company opened over 140 new sales offices across 40 countries in less than 12 months.
Apr 15, 2020
EP14: Giles Martin
Giles Martin is an English record producer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist. His studio recordings, stage shows, TV and film works have been critically acclaimed and commercially successful around the globe. He is the son of Beatles producer George Martin, Head of Audio and Sound for UMG, Sound Experience Leader at Sonos and was the Music Director for 2019 film Rocketman.
Apr 14, 2020
EP13: David Freeman
David Freeman is the Co-Founder and Co-Head of the Digital Media department at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Prior to joining CAA, Freeman served as General Manager of MATTER, Edelman Sports and Entertainment Marketing. In 2003, he co-founded MATTER to forge and develop marketing partnerships for brands, entertainment companies, and content creators.
Apr 13, 2020
EP12: Maryam Banikarim
Maryam Banikarim shows organizations how to shift mindsets and build themselves through the lens of purpose. Known as a fearless force for change with a track record of creating and leading successful brands such as Hyatt, Gannett, NBCUniversal, and Univision, she demonstrates how to define your purpose, differentiate your brand, make the case for change, rally the troops internally and share it with the world. Banikarim is now Head of Marketing at Nextdoor, a social network for your neighbourhood.
Apr 10, 2020
EP11: Andrea Sullivan
Andrea is a business leader, feminist, activist, professor, dancer, flutist, board member, mother and wife. She was CMO at Interbrand, part of the Omnicom Group for 16 years - and now the first ever Chief Client and Marketing Officer at VaynerMedia. She is responsible for scaling VaynerMedia's full service agency business globally. She is in charge of its client teams, thought leadership, new business and brand reputation.
Apr 8, 2020
EP10: Werner Herzog
Werner Herzog was born in Munich on September 5, 1942. He grew up in a remote mountain village in Bavaria and studied History and German Literature in Munich and Pittsburgh. He made his first film in 1961 at the age of 19. Since then he has produced, written, and directed more than seventy feature- and documentary films.
Apr 6, 2020
EP9: Rory Sutherland
Rory is the Vice Chairman of Ogilvy in the UK, an attractively vague job title. He works with a consulting practice of psychology graduates who look for ‘unseen opportunities’ in consumer behaviour - these are the very small contextual changes which can have enormous effects on the decisions people make - for instance tripling the sales rate of a call centre by adding just a few sentences to the script. Before founding Ogilvy’s behavioral science practice, Rory was a copywriter and creative director at Ogilvy for over 20 years, having joined as a graduate trainee in 1988.
Apr 1, 2020
EP8: Ken Auletta
Ken Auletta began contributing to The New Yorker in 1977 and has written the Annals of Communications since 1993. He is the author of twelve books, including “The Underclass” and five Times national best-sellers: “Three Blind Mice: How the TV Networks Lost Their Way,” and “Googled: The End of the World As We Know It.” He has profiled the leading figures and companies of the information age, including Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Rupert Murdoch, and two former editors of the Times. His 2001 Profile of Ted Turner won a National Magazine Award as that year’s best profile.
Mar 30, 2020
EP7: Lubomira Rochet
Lubomira Rochet is a French-Bulgarian national, economist by training and graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Sciences Po Paris and College of Europe in Bruges. She began her career in 2003 at Capgemini as Director of Strategy and Development for the Sogeti entity. In 2008, she joined Microsoft to manage its relationships with start-ups and the innovation ecosystem. In 2010, she became Deputy CEO of the digital marketing agency Valtech and Managing Director for Southern Europe zone. Lubomira Rochet joined L’Oréal in March 2014 as Chief Digital Officer and member of the Group’s Executive Committee.
Mar 25, 2020
EP6: Susie Essman
Susie Essman is an American stand-up comedian, actress, writer, and television producer. She is best known for her role as Susie Greene on Curb Your Enthusiasm and the voice of Mittens in Bolt. She’s travelled around the world performing for the past three decades. Essman told The New York Times that by the third season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, she couldn't “walk down the street anymore without people stopping her and begging her to say (her character’s catchphrase)’You fat f**k.'”
Mar 23, 2020
EP5: Frank Abagnale
Frank Abagnale’s transformation from one of the world’s most notorious con men to a highly sought-after international cyber security consultant is truly fascinating. He is one of the world's foremost authorities on fraud and identity theft. Mr. Abagnale's life was depicted on the big screen by Leonardo Di Caprio in the classic film "Catch Me If You Can." He now travels the world sharing lessons he's learned whilst working with the FBI.
Mar 20, 2020
EP4: Sir Martin Sorrell
Sir Martin Sorrell was CEO of WPP for 33 years, building it from a £1 million “shell” company in 1985 into the world’s largest advertising and marketing services company. When Sir Martin left in April 2018, WPP had a market capitalization of over £16 billion, revenues of over £15 billion, profits of approximately £2 billion and over 200,000 people in 113 countries. Now Sir Martin Sorrell is Executive Chairman of S4 Capital, which is building a new age, new era, digital advertising and marketing services platform for global, multi-national, regional, local and millennially-driven clients.
Mar 18, 2020
EP3: Ndaba Mandela
Ndaba Mandela is Nelson Mandela’s Grandson. He is passionate about the Mandela legacy and motivating young people to get involved in community development. He is passionate about Africa, its people and is concerned about its future. Although the continent faces many problems, there are many positive things that the global community does not know about Africa and Mandela wants to capture these and share them with the world.
Mar 16, 2020
EP2: Mark Boyd
Mark Boyd is the Co-Founder of Gravity Road, an agency bringing together the best of the advertising, communication and entertainment sectors in new ways. Mark joined from Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) where he was Creative Director/Head of Content and Partner.
Mar 4, 2020
EP1: Claudia Romo Edelman
In 1985, on the 19 September at seventeen minutes past seven Mexico City was struck by an earthquake of 8.0 magnitude. In just one minute - 100,000 houses crumbled, 5,000 people died and roughly five million residents were left without electricity or water. People took to the streets, helping those injured - but the residents, including Claudia Romo Edelman was overwhelmed by the scale of the damage. What Claudia learnt from the tragedy, would impact her for the rest of her life and shape her career.