Real Famous is a real life education in making brands that people want to talk about. We’re talking to leaders in creative industries to learn from their stories - how they got started, the challenges they overcame, the work that defined their careers and what drove them to become a success. We're brought to you by Plein Air, the agency that helps brands grow through connected, shareable and useful customer experiences.
Emily Heyward - Founder & Chief Brand Officer, Red Antler
This is a conversation with Emily Heyward. Emily is the co-founder and Chief Brand Officer at Red Antler. They have developed some of the biggest startup success stories on the planet, often working with founders before product launch. Their clients have included Allbirds, Keeps, Casper, Away, Burrow, and Chime. They’ve also worked with more established brands like Clear, Betterment, Policygenius, Birchbox, Foursquare, Zillow, Google, HBO, GE, Square, and more. Emily just launched her new book called Obsessed - Building a Brand People Love from Day One. Enjoy!
Icaro Doria - Former CCO, Arnold, DDB
This is a conversation with Icaro Doria. Over his career, he’s been the Chief Creative Officer of Arnold and DDB. He was also the founding partner and CCO of Wieden and Kennedy in São Paulo, an agency he built from 2 to over 200 people. Enjoy!
John McNeil - Founder & CEO, John McNeil Studio
This is a conversation with John McNeil, the founder and CEO of John McNeil Studio. John held creative leadership roles at Hill Holiday and Ogilvy before becoming the Executive Creative Director at McCann. John McNeil Studio has worked with brands like Nest, Uber, Cisco, Google, Microsoft, Aetna, and more. Enjoy!
Rob Schwartz - CEO, TBWA\CHIAT\DAY NY
This is a conversation with Rob Schwartz, the CEO of TBWA\CHIAT\DAY New York. Rob has been with the company for more than 20 years, including roles as Global Creative President and Chief Creative Officer. He’s led work for some of the world’s most well-known brands including Nissan, McDonald’s, Pepsi, and VISA. He is also the host of the Disruptor Series podcast. Enjoy!
Jonathan Schoenberg - ECD & Co-Owner, TDA Boulder
This is a conversation with Jonathan Schoenberg, the ECD and Owner of TDA Boulder. TDA was just named 2019 Small Agency of the Year by Ad Age. Their clients include Patagonia, Justin’s, Daiya, Hormel and more. Enjoy!
Dianne Wilkins - Global CEO, Critical Mass
This is a conversation with Dianne Wilkins, the CEO of Critical Mass. Di has been with the company since 1998 when she left her previous career behind to take on the global Saab account for the then young agency. She’s since helped grow the business from 25 people to over 1,000 people in 12 offices all over the world. Enjoy!
Paul and his incredible guests shine the brightest of lights on the creative industry by painting career pictures you'll never get tired of looking at! Engaging, inspiring, and informative are just a few of the words I’d use to describe the time you’ll spend with them. Thanks so much for putting out such a spectacular show Paul - keep up the great work!
Not for marketers only...
Real Famous is a thought-provoking, interview-style podcast aimed at discovering how brands become popular. Through conversations with professionals on both the agency and client side, Paul uncovers truths about strategy, team-building, brand power, and the human experience in general. It's a fascinating peek into the industry, even for those (like myself) who aren't involved in marketing at all.