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 #61 || Nathalie Con, VP, Strategy Director at Giant Spoon

EPISODE #61 || Nathalie Con, VP, Strategy Director at Giant Spoon

Nathalie Con, VP, Strategy Director at Giant Spoon, joins us to talk about owning and branding your weirdness. Hear about the importance of asking why and the kind of work Giant Spoon is known for, being a culture add vs. a culture fit, and translating your non-advertising and non-work related interests and passions into relevant skills on your resume/in an interview (with lots of specific examples!).

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EPISODE #49 || Thas Naseemuddeen, Partner, Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Director at Omelet

EPISODE #49 || Thas Naseemuddeen, Partner, Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Director at Omelet

Thas Naseemuddeen, Partner, Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Director at Omelet, brightens the podcast with her genuine love of what she does and useful takeaways from her career. Hear about the innate traits of strategists, one of the biggest conversations about talent development that no one is talking about, why brand positioning today is anything but "traditional," and the art and science of getting to an insight (without getting formulaic about it).

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EPISODE #43 || Matt Johnson and Jay Kamath, Founders of HAYMAKER

EPISODE #43 || Matt Johnson and Jay Kamath, Founders of HAYMAKER

Ever wonder what it's like to start your own agency? Co-founders of HAYMAKER—Matt Johnson, Chief Strategy Officer and Jay Kamath, Chief Creative Officer—give us a peek into what's on their minds as they prepare for their first interns. Hear about the collaboration that inspired the agency (and how you can be a better partner to your creative or strategy teams), how to start forming your POV as junior talent, and why you shouldn't be afraid to make mistakes. Plus, lots and lots of sports metaphors!

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EPISODE #38 || Nika Rastakhiz, Strategy Director at Anomaly

EPISODE #38 || Nika Rastakhiz, Strategy Director at Anomaly

Nika Rastakhiz, Strategy Director at Anomaly, shares especially insightful advice and her love of planning in a conversation about all thing strategy. Hear about her hypothesis on why strategy is especially hard to break into, why you don't necessarily need a strategy portfolio, qualities of stand-out interns she's worked with (who got hired!), the stigma surrounding LA and why she’s never worked harder in her career.

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EPISODE #30 || Leif Eng, Associate Brand Manager - Esports at Riot Games

EPISODE #30 || Leif Eng, Associate Brand Manager - Esports at Riot Games

Leif started his career when he joined Natalie's team as a Strategy Intern at Firstborn. A few years later, he's moved up and over to the brand side in the explosive world of gaming and Esports. Hear about the perception of advertising and what we actually make for clients, realizing there's no perfect answers in strategy, and how to leave an agency the right way.

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