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Office Hours, a weekly podcast about culture and connections based on the newsletter of the same name, is hosted by Ernest Wilkins.

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    • Society & Culture

Office Hours, a weekly podcast about culture and connections based on the newsletter of the same name, is hosted by Ernest Wilkins.

    The Office Hours Interview: Andrew Hampp

    The Office Hours Interview: Andrew Hampp

    Andrew Hampp is a brand partnerships specialist, copywriter and journalist who founded consultancy 1803 LLC in 2018. Andrew currently works with a wide range of brand, agency and media clients to help them achieve their goals within the music and advertising industries. Prior to forming 1803 LLC, Andrew spend three years with MAC Presents as a VP-Brand Strategists where he focused on helping blue-chip brands and A-list artists build industry-leading music strategies and experiences. He also spent a decade as a full-time music and marketing journalist at spots like Billboard and Ad Age. We talk about how media has changed since the start of the decade (6:00), trends he sees in the partnership space in 2020 and beyond (26:00), brands he thinks are doing cool stuff in the partnership space (33:00) and why Mariah Carey is still somehow underrated as a songwriter (40:00)

    TUNES:

    "Wit Da Team" - Genesis Owusu
    "Stay Long Love You" - Mariah Carey feat. Gunna

    • 46 min
    The Office Hours Interview: Chris Classick

    The Office Hours Interview: Chris Classick

    Chris “Classick” Inumerable discovered his love and talent for music at a young age. The native Chicagoan comes from a musically-inclined family and in 2006 built a small recording studio in his parents’ basement. Chicago being the big small town that it is, his clientele list quickly grew via word-of-mouth. Classick quit his bank job and transferred from DePaul University to Columbia College Chicago to study Audio Arts & Acoustics.creative output from Classick Studios this decade has gone worldwide, with Classick’s studio being the home of some of the biggest releases from the city. Classick now manages two of the brightest talents the city has produced in years: St. Louis native Smino and producer Monte Booker. He’s one of a very small list of Chicagoans who have their finger on the pulse of what’s going on culturally in 2019 and I’m sure you’re going to enjoy this.

    • 58 min
    OFFICE HOURS LIVE!!!!

    OFFICE HOURS LIVE!!!!

    Last week at the new Working_From The Hoxton space in Chicago, I did a live taping of the podcast. We attempted to solve a problem that I believe a lot of creators struggle with. How do we communicate our cultural expertise to a new audience?

    Brands and creators out here don’t make it to the next level without being able to take their cultural context — for the folks new to Office Hours go back and read the newsletter How to Build A Creative Movement for an explanation of what that is — and being able to communicate it to people who don’t share the same culture.

    Corey Mays and Larry Legend are my guests on this week’s podcast and both have applied their cultural context to new audiences and have seen success by being able to translate their day-to-day experiences to people who will never walk in their shoes.

    • 56 min
    Love Thy Neighbor(hood)

    Love Thy Neighbor(hood)

    Project Nande is a $5/month membership club that gives its members access to curated neighborhood guides spotlighting cool stuff going on in Chicago. The guides are curated by an editorial team comprised of Chicagoans who got tired of SEO-driven listicles that felt phony compared to their daily experiences. Founder Andrew Tran stopped by the podcast to talk about how Project Nande came to life, what he feels is missing from nightlife coverage and who exactly is responding to those concierge texts. Really insightful stuff in this episode, even if you don’t live in Chicago.

    • 28 min
    The Office Hours Interview: Phil Chang

    The Office Hours Interview: Phil Chang

    Phil Chang is a Brand Strategist and Creative Director based in NYC who has worked with Nike, Apple, Netflix, Samsung, MTV, The Museum of Modern Art, SSENSE, Bottega Veneta, Dropbox, Mandarin Oriental, Rodarte, adidas, and Calvin Klein. He also wrote one of the most influential pieces of business/culture writing I've ever read. Listen to his thoughts on advertising, marketing, why creatives shouldn't have to be in the office and a LOT more.

    • 1 hr
    The Office Hours Interview - Carly Fisher

    The Office Hours Interview - Carly Fisher

    Carly Fisher is an award-winning journalist who’s byline has appeared in publications like GQ, Fodors Travel, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, High Times, Leafly, Wine Enthusiast, Brides, Saveur, Edible and NBC. Her work on CNN's "Family Meal" earned her a prestigious James Beard Award nomination in 2018. She’s one of the people in my life who I have to clear my schedule to hang out with because we will talk for hours about anything. This episode, we discussed how legalized cannabis is going to make things boring (3:32), why nobody should aim for the “local experience” while traveling (21:00), media and her forthcoming new book, Easy Weekend Getaways to the Hudson Valley & Catskills: Short Breaks from New York City!!!

    • 1 hr 1 min

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