Introducing Ad Block, a new Ad Age podcast. Hosted by Ad Age’s own I-Hsien Sherwood and Alfred Maskeroni, Ad Block features personal, casual chats with big names in the industry. We’ve got one rule on this show: no guests can talk about their company or their clients. Get to know the people behind the ads you love—as they talk about anything but.
Uber's VP of global marketing on winging it
Thomas Ranese, VP of global marketing at Uber, talks about how a lack of planning can sometimes blow up in your face, at least until you figure out how to make the best of it. He also weighs in on the wisdom he'd like to bring back from the mountaintop and how to avoid running into walls at work.
YouTube Gaming's global head of marketing on digital dinner parties
Elizabeth Del Valle explains how to plan and host a great gathering, even over Zoom. She also weighs in on catching up on peak TV and Caribbean coffee culture.
Xaxis' U.S president on life as a rabbinical spouse
Gila Wilensky never expected to marry a rabbi, but she's settled into duties much like those of a first lady—and adapted to long-distance religious life during the pandemic. She also weighs in on trying out for MasterChef and the lessons we'll all take from forced digital sabbaticals.
Google's VP of global marketing on loving fast food
Marvin Chow talks about his love of chains like McDonald's, Shake Shack and In-N-Out, especially outside the U.S. He also weighs in on working in his mother's 7-Eleven, being married to a chef and the social impact of brands at scale.
TwentyFirstCenturyBrand's Neil Barrie on playing in indie bands
The consultancy's global CEO spent his younger years touring Europe playing indie rock for a share of the door take. He also weighs in on disappointing The National's Matt Berninger and why drummers have so much baggage.
Lippincott's 'Carrie Dragshaw' on drag, Bake Off—and the personas we all create every day
Brand innovation and strategy partner Dan Clay talks about creating his 'Carrie Dragshaw' persona, meeting Sarah Jessica Parker and the drag we all wear every day.
The Podcast We Need!
These guys are not only hilarious, but they know what they’re talking about. Episodes are easy to listen to and truly bring incredible energy. They also get to the root of what inspires some of the most talented people in the as business. Definitely add to your must listen to list.
Such a great window on the human experience. I love that there’s no telling what the next topic will be. It’s always interesting. Plus, the perfect mix of funny and informative. So glad this show exists!
i dug it!
very much enjoyed! nice convo that's different than the typical ad topics. Loved the "you down with OTT" segment.