EPISODE #80 || Alicia Buford, Associate Design Director at Instrument

EPISODE #80 || Alicia Buford, Associate Design Director at Instrument

Alicia Buford, Associate Design Director at Instrument, speaks her truth about her winding career path (with stops of frog and SapientNitro) and her struggles with Portland. Hear about why she might not get a master's degree if she could go back and do it again, being active and mindful about the type of education you're receiving, being bullied by an ECD early in her career, and the reality of being talent of color in a city that isn't known for being diverse. 

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EPISODE #79 || Jessica McGlory, Director of Paid Social Media Marketing at Bombas

EPISODE #79 || Jessica McGlory, Director of Paid Social Media Marketing at Bombas

Jessica McGlory, Director of Paid Social Media Marketing at Bombas, is an award-winning paid social evangelist and data enthusiast who gives fantastic advice. Hear about what she did that contributed to her rapid rise, how to think about awards and recognition, why your work has impact (no matter where you work), the story of her very public coming out on the ADCOLOR stage, and being an openly gay black woman in the industry.

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EPISODE #78 || Kat Gabrielle, CEO & Co-Founder of 2050Work

EPISODE #78 || Kat Gabrielle, CEO & Co-Founder of 2050Work

Kat Gabrielle, CEO & Co-Founder of 2050Work, isn't afraid to speak openly about the challenges she's faced in her career, while providing actionable advice and solutions for the industry. Hear about having nine odd jobs her first year in NYC, why Operations roles in creative companies are misunderstood, how 2050Work connects diverse talent with the creative and tech industries, her experience being the only black person at every company she's worked at for the past 10 years, and throwing imposter syndrome out the window. 

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EPISODE #77 || Lisa Balser, Creative Director, Certified Diversity Executive, and Director of SheSays Atlanta

EPISODE #77 || Lisa Balser, Creative Director, Certified Diversity Executive, and Director of SheSays Atlanta

Lisa Balser, Creative Director, Certified Diversity Executive, and Director of SheSays Atlanta, is working to help tackle some of the industry’s most pressing issues. Hear the best advice she gives to her Creative Circus students, including everyone in conversations about diversity, inclusion, and equity, finding ways to make portfolio school more accessible to students, the Atlanta ad scene, and why the 3% Super Bowl Tweet-up is important (and why it’s not just for women!).

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EPISODE #76 || Kate McElroy, Associate Director of Strategic Planning at Swift

EPISODE #76 || Kate McElroy, Associate Director of Strategic Planning at Swift

Kate McElroy, Associate Director of Strategic Planning at Swift, shows us the beauty in knowing there's not one right answer or one way to do things. Hear about the pressure for strategists to have all the answers, why there's no manual for putting together a creative brief, the evolution of social media, and how to get the most out of a mentor relationship (pulled from her involvement in Swift's For The Women program).

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EPISODE #75 || Kevin Green, Creative Director at RAPP

EPISODE #75 || Kevin Green, Creative Director at RAPP

Kevin Green, Creative Director at RAPP, shares his inspirational career path, practical advice for asking for what you need, and how he gives back via the Marcus Graham Project. Hear about how he turned his internship into a full-time job, becoming a Creative Director at 30 and how to accelerate your own growth, co-running the day-to-day operations at the Marcus Graham Project, and his advice for those who feel beat down by the industry. 

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EPISODE #74 || Bekah Nutt, UX Lead at Zambezi

EPISODE #74 || Bekah Nutt, UX Lead at Zambezi

We're starting off 2019 with Bekah Nutt, UX Lead at Zambezi! Hear about how her experience in musical theater (she performed in over 900 performances of Mamma Mia!) has been useful to her agency career, advice for those wanting to switch teams within their agency, a breakdown of what UX entails and the opportunities within the industry, how creatives and strategists can use UX in their own work flows, and why it's important for you to understand an agency's parental leave policy (even if you're not a parent).

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EPISODE #73 || Julie Lubbers, Brand Strategist at Droga5

EPISODE #73 || Julie Lubbers, Brand Strategist at Droga5

Julie Lubbers, Brand Strategist at Droga5, brings her unique perspective as young, female, and foreign talent to the podcast. Hear about tips for reaching out for informational interviews (the way Julie did to land at Droga5!), how her identity as a woman and a foreigner has influenced the way she presents herself, learning to sit at the table, her honest take on the visa process, and her approach to being a leader at any level.

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EPISODE #72 || Seth Feingersh, Audio Engineer for GaryVee

EPISODE #72 || Seth Feingersh, Audio Engineer for GaryVee

Seth Feingersh, Audio Engineer for GaryVee, breaks down the world of content creation from his experience producing Gary Vaynerchuk’s daily podcast, The GaryVee Audio Experience, and assisting with client projects at VaynerMedia. Hear about his decision to take an "adult internship," learning how to tell stories through audio, branded content and applying content best practices to your own personal brand, and his advice for starting a podcast. 

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EPISODE #71 || Keith Stoeckeler, VP/Group Director, Digital at MKTG

EPISODE #71 || Keith Stoeckeler, VP/Group Director, Digital at MKTG

Keith Stoeckeler, VP/Group Director, Digital at MKTG, is here to answer all your questions on being a digital strategist. Hear about switching from account management to strategy, the evolution of the role of a digital strategist, what he's learned from working in experiential at MKTG, why self-reflection is crucial to your job search, and how he learned to speak up and navigate meeting culture. 

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EPISODE #70 || Amy Rangel, Director of Human Resources at RAPP

EPISODE #70 || Amy Rangel, Director of Human Resources at RAPP

Amy Rangel, Director of Human Resources at RAPP, gives us a look into the perceptions and realities of HR. Hear about the state of HR in the industry today, how to get the most out of your relationship with HR, how her identity as a queer woman of color has shaped her career, how she's applying takeaways from ADCOLOR to her D&I work at RAPP, and understanding your own strengths.

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EPISODE #69 || Live From The 3% Conference, Part II

EPISODE #69 || Live From The 3% Conference, Part II

Speakers Jen Ostrich, President and Founder of Ostrich Coaching & Consulting, and Gary J. Nix, Founder and Chief Strategist at the BRANDarchist, Adjunct Professor, and Diversity & Inclusion Advocate, join us at the 3% Conference to drop gems from their talks. Hear about understanding your strengths, how to ask your manager for the right kind of feedback, understanding an agency’s reputation and the options available to you in the industry, and how to maintain hope and drive in your career.

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EPISODE #68 || Live From The 3% Conference, Part I

EPISODE #68 || Live From The 3% Conference, Part I

Heide Gardner, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Interpublic Group, and Nick Childs, Chief Creative Officer, most recently at IPG Mediabrands, sat down with us at the 3% Conference to discuss how the most pressing issues the industry faces are applicable to the beginning of your career. Hear about how to get a sense of an agency’s D&I practices, advocating for yourself, how to be an ally to all underrepresented voices, and more.

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EPISODE #67 || Rachel Mercer, Executive Strategy Director at R/GA

EPISODE #67 || Rachel Mercer, Executive Strategy Director at R/GA

Rachel Mercer, Executive Strategy Director at R/GA, helps us see the bigger picture in our jobs and careers in this week's episode. Hear about how she handled rejection while getting her start, the importance of understanding what's going on in business (and the email newsletters she uses to do so), how to reach out to someone in the industry most effectively, the result of having the most diverse team at Deutsch, creating a structure for training strategists, and how to be your own best advocate.

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BONUS || Jenny Hudak, Talent Director at Anomaly

BONUS || Jenny Hudak, Talent Director at Anomaly

Recorded at our event, The Job Search Struggle is Real: Breaking Into Advertising, we got super specific and tactical with Jenny Hudak, Talent Director at Anomaly. We talked about what to include (and not include) on your resume/portfolio, building industry connections online and in-person at recruiting fairs, the ingredients of a stand-out interview, how to follow up with a recruiter, and more. 

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EPISODE #66 || Vann Graves, Executive Director of the VCU Brandcenter

EPISODE #66 || Vann Graves, Executive Director of the VCU Brandcenter

Vann Graves, Executive Director of the VCU Brandcenter, brings stories, learnings, and vision from his highly-awarded career working with some of the world's biggest brands. Hear about how being asked to create a Christmas card for (then CCO and Chairman of BBDO) Phil Dusenberry's dog taught him a lesson about being a great creative, his enormous goal for making Brandcenter more accessible to students and diversifying the pipeline to the industry, what the industry should know about the next generation of advertising, and why you shouldn't "fake it 'til you make it".

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EPISODE #64 || Vanessa Toro, Vice President of Creative Strategy at Digitas

EPISODE #64 || Vanessa Toro, Vice President of Creative Strategy at Digitas

Vanessa Toro, Vice President of Creative Strategy at Digitas, speaks to all the outliers in the industry who don’t come from an advertising background. Hear about why it’s important to be out participating in the world, navigating the cultural and social norms of working at an agency, how her identity as a woman of color influences her leadership style, and why she’s not here for strategy jargon.

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EPISODE #63 || Sandy Greenberg and Terri Meyer, Co-founders and CEOs of TERRI & SANDY

EPISODE #63 || Sandy Greenberg and Terri Meyer, Co-founders and CEOs of TERRI & SANDY

Legends Sandy Greenberg and Terri Meyer, Co-founders and CEOs of TERRI & SANDY, share wisdom from their years of navigating the industry as creative and business partners — and they aren't afraid to tell it like it is. Hear about the difference between starting your career at a big vs. small agency, how to build resilience in your career, mindfucks to look out for and how to deal with them, and more.

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EPISODE #62 || Jewell Donaldson, Writer at Flagrant Creative

EPISODE #62 || Jewell Donaldson, Writer at Flagrant Creative

Jewell Donaldson, Writer at Flagrant Creative, helps other creatives project themselves into the world and secure the bag. Hear about how she turned an internship into a full-time role, things to watch out for when you go freelance, building your tribe, and how to get a real sense of an agency's culture—especially when it comes to diversity & inclusion. 

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