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.
Seth Gaffney Returns
This is a conversation with Seth Gaffney. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Preacher, the agency that’s “Spreading the Good Word” as they say. They've won Small Agency of the Year from Ad Age and support clients like Coca-Cola, the Container Store, ESPN, Sports Clips, and Foot Locker. Enjoy!
Anselmo Ramos Returns
This is a conversation with returning guest Anselmo Ramos, the Co-Founder and Creative Chairman at Gut. In 2023, they became Adweek’s Breakthrough Agency of the Year, and killed it at Cannes with wins for Independent Network of the Year and Agency of the Year for the Buenos Aires office among 35 Lions. They closed 2023 with a surprising sale to tech giant Globant. Enjoy!
Bonnie Wan - Partner, Head of Brand Strategy, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Welcome Bonne Wan. Bonnie worked with some of the most creative agencies in the world including Chiat, Hal Riney, and FCB. She is now a Partner and Head of Brand Strategy for Goodby Silverstein, and was Chief Strategy Officer of the Year in 2022 for Ad Age. On January 16th, she officially became an author with her new book, The Life Brief, A Playbook for No-Regrets Living. Enjoy!
Clay Parker Jones Returns
Clay Parker Jones returns to an all new Real Famous. In his past life, he was Managing Director at Undercurrent, Co-Founder at August, and Executive Director of Organization Design at R/GA. He is now Managing Partner and Chief Strategy Officer for one of Fast Company’s most innovative companies of 2023, Black Glass.
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Catherine Heath Returns
Real Famous returns with a conversation with Catherine Heath. She recently left her role as the Head of Brand for Instagram. She is now on the board of the innovation consultancy Spikes and the Museum of Modern Art while running her own global consultancy called Once Upon a Time Brands.
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!
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.