274 episodes

How do you get good at strategy? With over 500,000 listens, Sweathead tries to answer this question. Each episode helps thinkers realize they're not alone and that thinking takes practice. And, when your brain practices, it sweats. Hence, Sweathead. Hit SUBSCRIBE, tell your friends, and leave a kind rating. Real-time action is @markpollard.

The Sweathead Strategy Summer Camp is on now: http://courses.sweathead.co

The book "Strategy Is Your Words" launches this July 2020: http://www.strategyisyourwords.com

Sweathead with Mark Pollard - A Strategy Podcast Mark Pollard

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

How do you get good at strategy? With over 500,000 listens, Sweathead tries to answer this question. Each episode helps thinkers realize they're not alone and that thinking takes practice. And, when your brain practices, it sweats. Hence, Sweathead. Hit SUBSCRIBE, tell your friends, and leave a kind rating. Real-time action is @markpollard.

The Sweathead Strategy Summer Camp is on now: http://courses.sweathead.co

The book "Strategy Is Your Words" launches this July 2020: http://www.strategyisyourwords.com

    Discovering Yourself - If A Self Is A Thing

    Discovering Yourself - If A Self Is A Thing

    It’s been a minute but here’s a ramble from an Upper West Side bedroom about discovering yourself. PS My book just came out - http://www.sweathead.com

    • 1 hr 16 min
    How Advertising Bro Culture Hurts Non-Bros - Megan Averell, Boss (Republish)

    How Advertising Bro Culture Hurts Non-Bros - Megan Averell, Boss (Republish)

    Megan and I had this chat in the middle of 2019. I'm republishing it along with other episodes that tackle difficult topics because 2020 seems to have woken up a lot of us. But there's still work to do.   

    Megan Averell runs The Insight Inn, a research and strategy consultancy.
    You can find her here https://theinsightinn.com



    "Strategy Is Your Words" and 100 strategy classes are now live at http://www.sweathead.com

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Getting Interviewed When You’re A Background Player - Zac Martin, Strategist

    Getting Interviewed When You’re A Background Player - Zac Martin, Strategist

    Zac Martin is a senior planner at Ogilvy in Melbourne. We discuss getting. interviewed and being in the spotlight when you’re not used to it and how Australian culture is suspicious of it. 

    You can find Zac here: http://www.twitter.com/zacmartin 

    "Strategy Is Your Words" and 100 strategy classes are now live at http://www.sweathead.com

    • 2 hrs 19 min
    Get In Where You Fit In (Or Make A Thing To Fit You) - Zoe Scaman, Strategist (Republished)

    Get In Where You Fit In (Or Make A Thing To Fit You) - Zoe Scaman, Strategist (Republished)

    Over the summer, I'm going to republish a few episodes from over a year ago. This one features Zoe Scaman. It's direct, honest, and vulnerable, and delves into the challenges many creative minds face as they try to fit into themselves and then the advertising industry.

    You can find Zoe here: https://twitter.com/zoescaman



    Sweathead strategy classes are now in session: http://courses.sweathead.co

    • 45 min
    The Soft Skills Of Brand Strategy - Stef Hamerlinck

    The Soft Skills Of Brand Strategy - Stef Hamerlinck

    Stef Hamerlinck runs the podcast Let's Talk Branding in which Stef publicly documents his own journey to learning about brand strategy in a deeper way while coming from a design background. In this chat, we discuss Belgium and the soft skills that help brand strategy happen. 

    You can find Stef here http://stefhamerlinck.be/ and Let's Talk Branding here: https://www.letstalkbranding.be/

    Sweathead strategy class is in session: http://courses.sweathead.co

    • 45 min
    What's Happening To My Career? - Colin Lewis, CMO

    What's Happening To My Career? - Colin Lewis, CMO

    Recently in Marketing Week, Colin Lewis wrote, "Careers won’t pick up where they left off."
    Colin believes the recruitment process is broken, age discrimination will continue to rise, employers talk soft skills but buy hard skills, and job stability is a myth.
    Colin is CMO of OpenJaw in Dublin and organizer of Ireland's largest marketing event DMX.
    You can find Colin here: https://twitter.com/colinalewis
    You can read a new piece "Seven tried and tested strategies for getting back into work" by Colin here: https://www.marketingweek.com/seven-tried-tested-strategies-getting-back-work/
    * This episode was recorded as a livestream in Sweathead on Facebook on May 8, 2020. 
    Sweathead strategy class is in session: http://courses.sweathead.co

    • 55 min

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IphoneographyAddict ,

Essential listening for any comms/marketing person

As someone whose hybrid role straddles client services and strategy, I’ve learnt so much from sweathead. Mark has such a wide range of guests and it’s opened my eyes up to career possibilities down the track, whilst making me better at explaining my thoughts to my team and clients day to day. A must listen for anyone in comms/marketing/advertising.

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5/5

Essential podcast for any strategist. Huge breadth of topics and incredible insight.

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