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Mike Colombo and Jason Ocker from the digital agency Maark discuss creativity and technology in a commercial world. Except it gets a lot messier than that. A weekly podcast from the agency's headquarters in Boston.

Agency on Record Jason Ocker & Mike Colombo

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Mike Colombo and Jason Ocker from the digital agency Maark discuss creativity and technology in a commercial world. Except it gets a lot messier than that. A weekly podcast from the agency's headquarters in Boston.

    Don't Build Software Unless You're Serious

    Don't Build Software Unless You're Serious

    The Iowa Caucus voting app debacle is the latest in a string of high-profile software failures that illustrate that there is still a widespread, fundamental misunderstanding of how software is built, how hard it is to build, what its risks are, and how to mitigate them. Mike and Jason just like how much fun it is to say "caucus" during a podcast.

    • 37 min
    Offshoring Digital Experience is Impossible

    Offshoring Digital Experience is Impossible

    Part two in our quest for quality software experiences finds us discussing whether or not the old "build vs. run" model applies in a world bent on constant innovation. We learn from Boeing's experience that cheap software has consequences. Mike and Jason just want jets that never leave the ground.

    • 45 min
    Front-End Engineers Make or Break Every Product

    Front-End Engineers Make or Break Every Product

    Good design has mostly been commoditized. And that's because great design is super-hard to execute on. And that falls on the front-end engineers, who are, in the end, responsible for the ultimate quality of an experience and whether it will be used or trashed. Mike and Jason just humans to be better at software.

    • 34 min
    Trust No One: Technology and Capitalism in 2020

    Trust No One: Technology and Capitalism in 2020

    The results of the latest Edelman Trust Barometer indicate that people think capitalism is harming us and technology is out of control. Probably rightly. As a business in the U.S. that focuses on tech, we have some ill-formed thoughts on this. Mike and Jason just want one of our discussion to not devolve into dystopian fears.

    • 42 min
    Is Personalization Worth Being Creepy and Annoying?

    Is Personalization Worth Being Creepy and Annoying?

    Over the past year or so, we've seen the industry shift from modernizing their web stacks to pulling value out of those stack, and first on the list seems to be personalization. Yup. It's time for that topic. Mike and Jason just want to stop being chased around the Internet by the same ads because we looked at that lamp one time on Amazon.

    • 52 min
    Martin Scorsese vs. Marvel: The Tension Between Creative and Commerce

    Martin Scorsese vs. Marvel: The Tension Between Creative and Commerce

    Movies are a fusion of art, commerce, and technology, which is the tagline of our show, so we decided to break down Martin Scorsese's comments about what is and what isn't art in the commerce-fueled craft of movie-making. Mike and Jason just want to turn Agency on Record into a movie podcast.

    • 48 min

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I don't know of any other podcast that dives so deep into agency topics like Agency on Record. It should be required listening for people in agencies in order for them to learn, get better at what they do, and stay on top of current and emerging trends.

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