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From movers to shakers to great content makers, these are the people disrupting business, culture, and life. Join host Rob Schwartz, CEO of TBWAChiatDay NY, on the Disruptor Series Podcast.

Disruptor Series TBWA Chiat Day NY

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 21 Ratings

From movers to shakers to great content makers, these are the people disrupting business, culture, and life. Join host Rob Schwartz, CEO of TBWAChiatDay NY, on the Disruptor Series Podcast.

    Dave Merheje of "Ramy" is Disrupting The Sit-Com

    Dave Merheje of "Ramy" is Disrupting The Sit-Com

    Imagine the trials and tribulations of a Muslim-American family featuring an all Middle-Eastern cast. Oh, by the way, it’s a comedy. If that’s not a disruption on the American sit-com landscape, we don’t know what is. That’s why we invite you to listen in as actor and comedian Dave Merheje of the Emmy-nominated series, “Ramy” talks comedy, pop culture, ethnic culture and even the value of being Canadian on this special episode of the Disruptor Series. Also, we’re disrupting ourselves as the newest member of our hosting team takes the mic. Please welcome Asha Davis. Asha is a strategist, comedian and writer. Only on the Disruptor Series Podcast.  
     
    Host - Asha Davis
    Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett
    Executive Producer - Sean Riojas
    Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman
     
     

    • 52 min
    Bennett D. Bennett Is Disrupting Madison Avenue

    Bennett D. Bennett Is Disrupting Madison Avenue

    Days after the death of George Floyd, Madison Avenue was put on notice by Bennett D. Bennett and his partners. In a well-crafted, impassioned letter, Bennett and his team laid out a 12-step plan for agencies to dramatically improve the workplace for black employees. In this episode, hear the incredible story of the “Open Letter” and learn how this former copywriter and journalist launched a lightning rod for real, disruptive change. Only on the Disruptor Series Podcast.
     
    Host - Rob Schwartz
    Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett
    Executive Producer - Sean Riojas
    Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

    • 48 min
    Derek Walker is Disrupting the Ad Business with his Passion, his Persistence and his Kumite

    Derek Walker is Disrupting the Ad Business with his Passion, his Persistence and his Kumite

    Derek Walker is the founder of ad agency Brown and Browner. As he says, "It's not a Black agency. It's an agency owned by Black people." Derek has been fighting to do the best work for clients throughout his career. His latest idea is the "Kumite." A creative competition that assembles the most diverse and inclusive talent to solve big challenges on behalf of brands. (If you're a CMO or brand manager, this is a must-listen.) Derek is a truly disruptive thinker. His perspective and experience will open your mind. And give you some powerful ideas on how to move your business and brands forward.
    Host - Rob Schwartz
    Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett
    Executive Producer - Sean Riojas
    Audio Engineer - John Cabrera

    • 40 min
    Geren Lockhart is Disrupting the COVID19 Crisis with Underwear

    Geren Lockhart is Disrupting the COVID19 Crisis with Underwear

    People make statements with t-shirts, tote bags and face masks. Well, now to disrupt all of that — underpants. That’s right, designer and entrepreneur Geren Lockhart is celebrating the political heroes of the COVID19 crisis with a line of...intimates. Listen in is as she unpacks how she made headlines with the article of clothing people typically don’t see. Only on the Disruptor Series Podcast. 
     

    Host - Rob Schwartz
    Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett
    Executive Producer - Sean Riojas
    Audio Engineer - John Cabrera

    • 41 min
    Elaine Welteroth is Disrupting Self Worth

    Elaine Welteroth is Disrupting Self Worth

    Before she was a New York Times best-selling author, and before she was editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, Elaine Welteroth was in Advertising. Listen in as Elaine sits down with host Doug Melville to talk about coming into your own – on your own terms. Live at TBWAChiatDay NY, Elaine also lays out her journey to find her voice and how that led to the inspiration behind her popular book, “More than Enough.”
    Podcast Credits
    Host - Doug Melville
    Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett
    Executive Producer - Sean Riojas
    Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

    • 55 min
    From The Vault: Gabrielle Hamilton at TBWA\Chiat\Day NY LIVE

    From The Vault: Gabrielle Hamilton at TBWA\Chiat\Day NY LIVE

    Before Covid-19 hit, we had the brilliant chef, restaurateur and author Gabrielle Hamilton at a Disruptor Series live event. And while the virus and lockdown has forced her to shut down her beloved NY restaurant, Prune, the  wisdom she shared that evening still provides food for the soul. Have a listen on this special, from-the-vault episode. 
    Podcast Credits
    Host - Rob Schwartz 
    Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett
    Executive Producer - Sean Riojas
    Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Creative18 ,

Disrupt your thinking

Rob’s background as a creative combined with his current role as CEO creates a rich layered portrait of his subjects and their work. Great for creative who are looking to understand business on a deeper level.

MisterMomentum ,

Get closer to people who are one step ahead

The Disruptor Series is what got me hooked on podcasts. And now that I’ve listened to a number of others–I’m even more enthusiastic about this series. Rob Schwartz is a great host, an avid reader, and genuinely curious. Unlike many hosts who just like to hear the sound of their own voice, Rob is in a class of his own as an interviewer. The guests are thought leaders and disruptors–a number have written books and these book shares add to the podcast experience. My only complaint–need more episodes. More cowbell.

dougpresident ,

Insightful + Inspiring

Happy to have found a podcast that goes down the wormhole of the creative minds of disruptive thinkers!

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