EPISODE #108 || Bella Ibrahim, Marketing Director at Kerning Cultures

EPISODE #108 || Bella Ibrahim, Marketing Director at Kerning Cultures

Bella Ibrahim, Marketing Director at Kerning Cultures, spent five years as an art director at Digitas before joining a podcast network start-up. Hear about why not getting hired isn't always about you, learning to manage up when it came to promotions, the power of hearing stories from the Middle East and the mission of Kerning Cultures, what it's been like to move to a start-up environment, and podcasts as an advertising medium.

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EPISODE #94 || Zoe Kessler, Creative Director at Barton F. Graf

EPISODE #94 || Zoe Kessler, Creative Director at Barton F. Graf

Zoe Kessler, Creative Director at Barton F. Graf (at the time of recording), joins us to talk about embracing what makes you different in the industry. Hear about how to make the most of your job even if it’s not your ideal position, why we should grill the person interviewing us, working with other agencies on the pro bono campaign Donate:60, and learning to accept recognition as a female creative.

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EPISODE #83 || Jose-Guillermo Diaz, Co-Founder and Director of Miami Ad School Punta Cana

EPISODE #83 || Jose-Guillermo Diaz, Co-Founder and Director of Miami Ad School Punta Cana

Jose-Guillermo Diaz, Co-Founder and Director of Miami Ad School Punta Cana, joins us to talk about building an ad program that creates global creative talent in the Central American and Caribbean region. Hear about transitioning from editorial design in publishing to being a creative in advertising, why he began teaching over 19 years ago and how ad students have changed over the years, the goal of Miami Ad School Punta Cana and how the program differs from other campuses, and how to position yourself as international talent. 

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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 #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 #48 || Erin Holcomb, Copywriter at Rodgers Townsend & Angela Bode, Art Director at Rodgers Townsend

EPISODE #48 || Erin Holcomb, Copywriter at Rodgers Townsend & Angela Bode, Art Director at Rodgers Townsend

Erin and Angela, creative team at Rodgers Townsend, reflect on how they got their starts (very differently!) and careers to date, including last year's Gold Cannes Young Lions win and trip to the festival. Hear about why there are no real missteps when navigating your career, how they get to their best ideas, their experience entering and winning a Gold Cannes Young Lions award, and why we shouldn't be afraid to start over. 

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EPISODE #15 || Kathryn Kvas (Senior Copywriter at BBDO) & Vignesh Seshadri (Art Director at Droga5), Founders of Young Shits

EPISODE #15 || Kathryn Kvas (Senior Copywriter at BBDO) & Vignesh Seshadri (Art Director at Droga5), Founders of Young Shits

In a special two-person interview, we sat down with Kat and Vig to get to know the creatives behind Young Shits. Hear about how they overcame their introverted natures to land a job at Droga5 through networking, their advice as former international students, and tips on entering student ad competitions.

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