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 #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 #19 || Lalita Salgaokar, Senior Copywriter, Journalist at Campaign US, and Teacher at Miami Ad School

EPISODE #19 || Lalita Salgaokar, Senior Copywriter, Journalist at Campaign US, and Teacher at Miami Ad School

Lalita's trifecta of titles means she's chock full of useful advice to share from her unique perspective. Hear about how to vent your frustrations while avoiding the negativity swirl, the importance of a Fuck Off Fund, and what it's like being a contributing writer to some of the industry's biggest trades (and how you can be one too!). 

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EPISODE #18 || Brian Hathaway, Director of Business Development at Canvas United

EPISODE #18 || Brian Hathaway, Director of Business Development at Canvas United

Brian gives us a look into the world of new business in an interview recorded during our NYC trip. Hear about his career shift from investment banking, why relationships and timing are everything, and the best pitch techniques he's picked up over the years. You'll find that there are a lot of parallels between winning new business and landing a job!

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EPISODE #5 || William Yu, Freelance Senior Strategist (formerly at TBWA\Chiat\Day & SapientNitro)

EPISODE #5 || William Yu, Freelance Senior Strategist (formerly at TBWA\Chiat\Day & SapientNitro)

William Yu is a Freelance Senior Strategist (formerly at TBWA\Chiat\Day and SapientNitro), who recently leapt into film making and writing full-time. You may know him from his impactful project #StarringJohnCho, which garnered over 1 billion impressions worldwide and continues the conversation of how Asian-Americans are perceived in society today. Hear William's advice on getting new initiatives off the ground at your agency, pursuing strategy, and applying strategic thinking to your own side projects.

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