6 episodes

Off Mute features predominant thought leaders across a variety of verticals and industries. But they all have one thing in common - they’re disrupting the status quo and coming off mute to share their experiences with you.

Off Mute Off Mute, a Tinuiti Podcast

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Off Mute features predominant thought leaders across a variety of verticals and industries. But they all have one thing in common - they’re disrupting the status quo and coming off mute to share their experiences with you.

    You've Got Banned with Rochelle Hinds

    You've Got Banned with Rochelle Hinds

    In This Episode… Obele and Zach talk twitch streams, the future social media and Miami drivers with VP of Social Media for One United Bank and five-time awarded Xbox MVP, Rochelle Hinds.


    [01:28] Rochelle wastes no time diving right in, she relates "transparency" to the word necessary, explaining that both individuals and businesses have to be authentic, upfront and honest in order to ultimately win hearts and minds.

    [07:23] Zach flips the script and gives the bold prediction that 3 years from now social media will go back to doing more good than harm to society, and challenges Rochelle to share how we make this happen.

    [19:48] Rochelle shares the best thing she’s been a part of, a truly heartwarming story of being a part of a community of Xbox gamers who came together to give back.

    [34:18] Rochelle builds her dream creative incubator, aiming to help creatives with technology to share their work with the world, and Zach has an interesting opinion on who Rochelle's ideal partner should be.   

    [37:11] Finally, Rochelle comes off mute to remind us to be empowered. She shares how important it is to overcome imposter syndrome and fear in order to take risks and achieve your goals.


    People and Companies We Mentioned in the Show


    Rochelle Hinds was our guest today.

    Learn more about OneUnited Bank’s Bank Black program.

    Find Rochelle on Twitch where she live streams Wednesday and Friday nights (7-9pm ET) as well as co-hosting the TRIBUNAL Podcast bi-weekly on Sundays.


    Episode Length: 39:53

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    • 39 min
    Look Out and Look Up with Mary Claire Mandeville

    Look Out and Look Up with Mary Claire Mandeville

    In This Episode…

    Obele sits down with special co-host Tinuiti CMO, Dalton Dorne and CEO of Research, Technology and Customer Strategy firm Vennli, Mary Claire Mandeville for a scintillating discussion surrounding imposter syndrome in leadership, staying connected during COVID and the intersection of data, technology and communication for marketers.


    [02:21] Mary-Claire starts us off with associating the word connection to family and community, especially in these unprecedented times when we’re forced to find new ways to stay connected to friends, family and community.

    [10:14] Dalton asks Mary Claire about her transition in moving up to CEO at Vennli and how that might, in some ways be more difficult than coming into a new organization from the outside.

    [16:05] Mary Claire shares her bold prediction for 2021 and beyond that market research is on track for an evolution or revolution as the intersection of data, technology and communication becomes more and more essential and the world’s expectation of immediacy increases.

    [25:13] Mary Claire shares her best personal and professional endeavors; motherhood and a project where she was able to work on in Guatemala and how through this project she was able to learn from local entrepreneurs.

    [30:31] Finally, Mary Claire turns the tables and comes off mute to ask Dalton and Obele how Tinuiti has dealt with and learned from the extreme digital transformation that we’ve experienced in 2020.


    People and Companies We Mentioned in the Show


    Mary Claire Mandeville was our guest today.

    Learn more about research, technology and customer strategy firm Vennli here

    Dalton Dorne was our guest co-host


    Episode Length: 35:42

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    • 35 min
    Chaos is a Ladder with Caleb Gardner

    Chaos is a Ladder with Caleb Gardner

    In This Episode…

    Obele and Zach talk politics, social consciousness and rage tweeting in this episode with Caleb Gardner innovation and change expert and the former social media director for president Barack Obama.


    [03:12] Caleb plays word association with ‘disruption’ both today and in 2019 and shares the point of view that disruption is inevitable but you get what you’re willing to fight for and the risk that comes from disruption.

    [08:49] Caleb digs deep into the variety of ways that Twitter has become a reflection of our lives and a direct driver of the 24 hour news cycle.

    [12:21] In his first bold prediction Caleb shares the 18 Coffees point of view that social consciousness and technology are interrelated and that the real time feedback from consumers regarding social change is going to continue and ultimately change how business is done.

    [19:22] Caleb teaches us about the return trip effect and explains why we’ve been experiencing such a warped sense of time in 2020.

    [28:56] Caleb shares the story of his best working experience - his time working on President Obama’s social team during the first open enrollment of the affordable care act.


    People and Companies We Mentioned in the Show


    Caleb Gardner was our guest today.

    Learn more about consulting firm 18 Coffees here.

    Learn more about the Community Partnership network here.


    Episode Length: 38:46

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    • 38 min
    Hustling for Change with Veronica Marshall

    Hustling for Change with Veronica Marshall

    In This Episode...

    Obele and Zach sit down with Veronica Marshall, brand strategist and founder of The Humanity Lab, to get real about current events ranging from social justice to brands and the challenges they face in mastering their narrative during a time when transparency is key. Veronica shares future predictions on Super Bowl winners, a third political party in 2024 and beyond. She also shares why she thinks humans will side for human connection over social media once the pandemic is over and the impact it could have.


    [4:06] Veronica admits that although she’s not a huge fan, she sees TikTok as a form of escape, whether that’s giving kids a creative outlet or keeping some couples together; ultimately the platform has brought levity to a year that we all wish would end.

    [9:05] Zach digs deep, asking where this digitally first world goes? Veronica goes bold, sharing who she thinks will take home the Super Bowl ring in 2021 and she predicts that by the 2024 election we might see the first independent party for Black Americans.

    [17:18] Veronica shares an example of when she helped Walmart reinvent themselves and become the masters of their own ship through their narrative and media relations.

    [24:13] Veronica discusses her struggle with the idea of how she could contribute to social justice and how to give back during this pivotal time in history and challenges the listeners to ask themselves the fundamental question ‘what is my protest.’

    [31:17] Veronica tells us that the best project she’s worked on was Audi of America and that it started from her being a fan.  She didn’t see representation in their marketing which led her to launch a survey and eventually a full-blown marketing strategy of sending “some love and hate mail” to Audi execs.

    [41:26] Zach leaves us with the poignant message to ‘give yourself a break and smile... the world is literally and figuratively on fire’.


    People and Companies We Mentioned in the Show


    Veronica Marshall, M.S. Founder at The Humanity Lab

    Learn more About The Humanity Lab

    Audi Brand Love


    Episode Length: 44:57

    Thanks for tuning in.  Join us again next week for another episode when we hear from former digital director for President Barack Obama, Caleb Gardner

    • 44 min
    The Spirit of Entrepreneurship with Jeff Nicholson

    The Spirit of Entrepreneurship with Jeff Nicholson

    In This Episode…

    We talk to Jeff Nicholson, Founder and CEO of marketing data platform Tracer and advisory board member for Pinterest, Roku and NextDoor.  Jeff doesn’t hold back from siding with Apple in the Epic Games controversy, musing why the education ecosystem is going to absolutely implode” and sharing his predictions for the future social media and what he’ll be working on in 2023.


    [06:45] Jeff makes a bold prediction on the value of education, the changes we’ll see and the education system’s overall efficacy.

    [12:21] Will we see a new type of generational social media network emerge?

    [16:33] Zach and Jeff connect over their first jobs and how those traditional corporate experiences shaped their development as leaders and entrepreneurs.

    [25:49] Jeff steps into the role of CMO and gives his advice on how to go to market and become the latest and greatest.

    [31:04] Jeff turns the tables and asks what’s going on in today’s environment, and what changes will sustain.


    People and Companies We Mentioned in the Show


    Jeff Nicholson was our guest today.
    Learn more about marketing data platform Tracer here.
    Hear more of Obele's Off Mute musings on twitter @FreshyOB or Linkedin.
    See what else is on Zach's mind on Linkedin


    Episode Length: 38:46

    Thanks so much for tuning in to Off Mute. Join us again next week for another episode where we’ll be talking to visionary and marketing activist, Veronica Marshall!

    • 38 min
    Introducing Off Mute, a Tinuiti Podcast

    Introducing Off Mute, a Tinuiti Podcast

    Off Mute is here for the unfiltered insights and industry hot topics. Never shy, the hosts dive into bold predictions and offer listeners a unique glimpse of what's really on the mind of industry leaders.

    Find out more information at tinuiti.com/offmute

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