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 #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 #45 || Jennifer Barclay, Associate Creative Director at Moxie

EPISODE #45 || Jennifer Barclay, Associate Creative Director at Moxie

Jennifer brings her love of gaming, geek culture, and cosplay to her role as Associate Creative Director at Moxie (and wins the award for coolest headshot, hands down!). Hear about how she kept up her portfolio and landed a job after four years out of the industry, how to translate your creative hobbies into your skillset at work, working on social media for Arby's, and her tips for those who aren't naturally vocal.

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EPISODE #40 || Rebecca Russell, Senior Social Strategist at Wieden + Kennedy

EPISODE #40 || Rebecca Russell, Senior Social Strategist at Wieden + Kennedy

Rebecca gives us a peek into the world of social strategy from her experience working on clients like Coca-Cola, Converse, and Bud Light. Hear about how the past stigma of being a social strategist has evolved, how she stays up on new platform developments, and the value of bringing your fresh perspective and understanding of youth culture to the agency.

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EPISODE #26 || Jocelyn S. Lai, Principal & Founder at jsl talent consulting

EPISODE #26 || Jocelyn S. Lai, Principal & Founder at jsl talent consulting

Jocelyn recruited talent at some of the industry's biggest agencies (like Droga5 and R/GA) before founding her own business, jsl talent consulting. Hear about how she lost everything she worked for at the start of her career, how to build a personal brand, and the biggest mistakes she sees when people apply to jobs. In the thick of internship application season, you don't want to miss this episode!

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EPISODE #9 || Adu, Associate Creative Director of Digital & Social Media at Carol H. Williams Advertising

EPISODE #9 || Adu, Associate Creative Director of Digital & Social Media at Carol H. Williams Advertising

Adu is what you'd call a creative chameleon. He's applied his interests and skills in visual art, videography, social, teaching and art direction to a variety of roles along his career path to feed his continuous desire to grow. Hear about culture fits, keeping your creative momentum, and how to engage others when networking.

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