We have a very exciting episode of the Ice Cream for Everyone podcast today! I had heard about Cindy Gallop a little while back and contacted her a few months ago to ask if she'd be up for participating in a conversation with me. A few months later and we managed to coordinate schedules to organise this.
For those who don't know her, Cindy famously describes herself as the Michael Bay of business; she likes to blow s**t up. She has over 30 years experience in brand building and creative communications experience, much of it with BBH, arguably one of the best advertising agencies in the world.
She was voted New York Advertising Woman of the Year in 2003, and in 2009 did a TED talk for the launch of her new business, Make Love Not Porn. We talk about it in detail during the show, and I encourage you to check out the TED talk, it's only a few minutes long.
Cindy regularly talks about the state of the creative communications industry at different events and conferences and is an advocate for diversity in business. We had a fantastic chat, and I hope you enjoy too!
If ever you're near Sydney, Australia she will be the opening keynote speaker at Mumbrella 360 Australia on the 7th June, and will also be speaking at a User Experience in San Francisco in August.
I should warn the episode has a little bit of explicit language and of course talks about sex, in case that might offend you. I apologise for the line dropping at a couple of points in the episode, I've been having trouble with my Internet Service Provider, I'm in the process of changing it to avoid this in the future.
Some of the information mentioned in this episode:
Follow Cindy Gallop on Twitter
Contact Cindy via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Make Love Not Porn
Make Love Not Porn TV
Penang and Singapore Laksa
2015 3% Conference keynote
Cannes Glass Lions
Everyman Theatre Liverpool
2003 New York Advertising Woman of the Year
The Drum: Cindy Gallop on redesigning the Business of Advertising (full talk)
Cindy's 2009 TED Talk
Cindy interviewed in The Black Apartment for StyleLikeU.com
Crowdfunding, Venture Capital & Angel Investing
Cindy on Porn, Youth and Brands
PR Week: The Future of Sex is Social, Unvarnished and Human, Cindy Gallop
Little Black Book: Why Advertising Needs to Get Over its Sex Issue
Anjali Ramachandran on the ICfE Podcast
Cannabis, Bitcoin, Fintech & #SexTech
How People Are Making Virtual Reality Porn (Kotaku)
How Pegging Can Change the World
If We Ran The World
Shared Value + Shared actions = Shared profits
Harvard Business School case study
The Black Apartment, Notorious B.I.G. music video
Speaking at public event in Sydney Australia Mumbrella 360 event - opening keynote June 7-9th
Speaking UX week in SF in August 2016
Ben & Jerry's: Cinnamon Roll, Frozen Greek Yogurt and Core ice cream flavours
Häagen Dazs Rum & Raisin ice cream
BBH Häagen Dazs advertising campaign, 1992