11 episodes

Authentic discussions about the topics and challenges facing those in the digital agency world. With leaders in strategy, creative, tech, management and beyond from agencies, startups, and established companies. With over 30 years combined experience in brand, digital marketing and product development we will be discussing the topics that tend to fall by the wayside but that are ever important to having strong successful teams and work.

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    • Business
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Authentic discussions about the topics and challenges facing those in the digital agency world. With leaders in strategy, creative, tech, management and beyond from agencies, startups, and established companies. With over 30 years combined experience in brand, digital marketing and product development we will be discussing the topics that tend to fall by the wayside but that are ever important to having strong successful teams and work.

    Tobi Jo LeBron, UX Design Manager at Google

    Tobi Jo LeBron, UX Design Manager at Google

    We’ll be talking about….
    Differences between a team leader at an agency vs inside a large company like Google. What Googliness actually is.Pointers for someone going from an agency to big techSpeaking truth to power and moreTobi is a User Experience Design Manager overseeing UX teams for over a half a dozen Google Cloud products. She has led product and service design teams for corporate, government, and education accounts at AKQA, HUGE, Razorfish and her own small shop. Tobi is an active sponsor of accessibility in product design.

    • 52 min
    Adam Perlis, Founder and CEO of Academy - Product Design Agency

    Adam Perlis, Founder and CEO of Academy - Product Design Agency

    We’ll be talking to Adam about….
    The differences and future of the UX and design disciplines How to develop a UX portfolio and land a gig with Dream Projects The importance of design and proving it’s valueHow to implement new design processes Not compromising and holding to a high standardWorking with recruiters and moreAdam Perlis is the Founder and CEO of Academy – Product Design Agency. He also founded Dream Projects. He is the former Head of Design/UX for TIME Magazine where he oversaw the redesign of TIME, Fortune and Money.com. His award-winning work has been featured on Awwwards, The FWA, and TechCrunch. He has been a speaker at SXSW, Web Summit, Northside Festival, Fifteen Second Festival, Tech Open Air. Working as both a designer and developer his diverse skill set includes UX/UI design, front-end and back-end development, 2D & 3D motion graphics, video production. He is a Design Sprint Facilitator, User Experience Designer, and Design Thinking Expert with a passion for human-centered design.
     He also has served on the InVision Design Leadership Forum, DesignBetter.co Instructor, Working Not Working Members Board, Rutgers University Design Thinking Advisory Board, and as a guest lecturer at General Assembly.

    • 55 min
    Emily Simpson, Director, Digital Production at The Integer Group

    Emily Simpson, Director, Digital Production at The Integer Group

    In this episode we discuss....
    The pros and cons of working on the coasts and in between The importance of processWhat makes a good project managerThe varying position titles across agencies and clientsTransitioning from a practitioner to a manager Emily is a digital producer / project manager who has partnered with clients ranging from Volkswagen, Verizon, Taco Bell and KRAFT.  From social campaigns to custom apps and .com redesigns, Emily’s had the opportunity to create process and efficiencies.
    She is an agent for change who is constantly looking outside the ad industry for new and creative ideas. With her flexible style Emily has worked on both coasts and is currently operating in Denver, CO at The Integer Group as a Director of Digital Production. 

    • 57 min
    Rem Reynolds, Founding Partner of I&CO

    Rem Reynolds, Founding Partner of I&CO

    In this episode we discuss….
    Advice for starting your own agencyWork/life balanceCareer recommendations 2020 and beyond Rem Reynolds is a Founding Partner at I&CO, a business invention firm based in Brooklyn and Tokyo. He previously held leadership positions at AKQA and Digitas. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two sons.

    • 51 min
    Markus Hutchins, Group Strategy Director at R/GA

    Markus Hutchins, Group Strategy Director at R/GA

    In this episode we talk about…
    The power of brand Pushing into the consultant space Why a client needs strategy from an agencyRecommendations for those wanting to be a strategist Planners vs strategistsHolding agencies accountableMarkus is a Group Strategy Director at R/GA, where he solves complex problems to drive growth for Fortune 500 clients. He is passionate about creating authentic, relevant and differentiated brands, products and experiences. Driven by curiosity and empathy, he loves uncovering actionable insights and mentoring teams across disciplines. Most importantly, he’s all about positive vibes.   

    • 1 hr 4 min
    David Glitzer, Independent Consultant

    David Glitzer, Independent Consultant

    Starting during the infancy of the digital industry through todayCareer advice from someone with over 25 years of experienceBeing a specialist vs a generalist The best thing you can do for your career
    David started his career as a journalist, and then took a brief left turn as an attorney, he has been working in the digital space for 20+ years. He started in digital with groundbreaking cd-rom magazine Blender before moving to the agency world with roles at MF+P, RareMedium and Barbarian Group. He works currently as a digital strategy and relationship consultant. His work has included digital platform + campaign development for global 100 brands including Samsung and LG.


     

    • 58 min

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