8 episodes

Welcome to our brand new podcast.

A dedicated exploration of the creator space. Here we uncover captivating stories from industry professionals and look at what the future of social holds. Join us on the journey.

This... is Status Update.

Status Update Disrupt

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Welcome to our brand new podcast.

A dedicated exploration of the creator space. Here we uncover captivating stories from industry professionals and look at what the future of social holds. Join us on the journey.

This... is Status Update.

    From TV to MD: Lessons Learned from Leading an Agency, Podcasting, and Parenthood (Bonus Episode)

    From TV to MD: Lessons Learned from Leading an Agency, Podcasting, and Parenthood (Bonus Episode)

    Welcome back to Status Update! In today's bonus episode, Jake takes the lead as Stevie is in the hot seat as he delves into what life was like after reality TV, sharing insights into why he ultimately decided to leave the show, and how he eventually made his way to be an agency leader, influencing from the inside at Disrupt Marketing.

    Outside of agency life, Stevie has joined parenthood which he touches on in this episode. Status Update hosts discuss the podcast journey so far, how they’ve found the process of creating the show and highlights. We also look to the future of our industry and discuss what trends we’ll see in 2024.

    In this episode, Stevie, and Jake delve into: 


    Jake and Stevie's cringiest status updates

    Life after reality TV - How Stevie found his career path

    Lessons learned since becoming an agency leader

    Which side of the influencer marketing coin Stevie prefers

    Creativity vs Charisma - the key ingredient to success in today's creator economy.

    Status Update so far, how the hosts have found the process.

    How life has changed since joining parenthood.

    Trend predictions in the world of social and influencers for 2024.


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    • 37 min
    Gelling with Gen-Z: Jay Richards’ insights into Connecting with Gen-Z (LIVE)

    Gelling with Gen-Z: Jay Richards’ insights into Connecting with Gen-Z (LIVE)

    Welcome back to Status Update! Today’s episode comes to you LIVE from the Influencer Marketing Show Europe! In this episode, Stevie and Jake are joined on stage by Imagen Insights' co-founder, Jay Richards. 

    Working with some of the biggest and most well-known companies on the planet, Jay and his team deliver valuable qualitative insights into Gen-Z demographics and beyond.

    Tune in now to hear this insightful episode. This is Status Update.

    In this episode, Stevie, Jake and Jamie delve into: 


    Jay’s Cringiest Status Update


    How he found his passion for investing in underrated talent


    Founding Imagen Insights


    Conveying the importance of Gen-Z’s values to big companies


    Imagen Index: Developing a new way of Social Listening


    B2B Influencing: As important as B2C?




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    • 35 min
    Giving Zero F*cks, Embracing Strangeness and Being Heard in Business with Amy Kean

    Giving Zero F*cks, Embracing Strangeness and Being Heard in Business with Amy Kean

    Welcome back to Status Update! In today’s episode, Stevie and Jake sit down with Author, Creative Sociologist, CEO and Creative Director of Good Shout, Amy Kean!

    Amy has had a hall-of-fame career. From being recognised as one of LinkedIn's top global voices in media and marketing as an advertising strategist, to her role as a university lecturer, bestselling author of the feminist fairy tale "The Little Girl Who Gave Zero F*cks," a playwright, poet, and trailblazing CEO & Creative Director at Good Shout. There are a lot of incredible accolades and titles which could define, but she chooses to go by one - creative sociologist.


    The catalyst behind Amy's decision to leave the agency space.


    Good Shout's mission to change the corporate narrative for those who don't fit in.


    The significance of storytelling and why we should all be doing it more.


    Embracing your strangeness for personal and professional growth.


    Why 'The Little Girl Who Gave Zero F*cks' is a great read for all.


    The intriguing question of whether we can predict social media trends.


    Speculation on whether Stevie Johnson will ever release a single.




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    • 39 min
    Founding an Agency, Finding Sobriety with Dom McGregor

    Founding an Agency, Finding Sobriety with Dom McGregor

    Welcome back to Status Update! In today’s episode, we travel to Manchester to sit down with Entrpenueur, Co-Founder of Social Chain and founding partner of Fearless Adventures - Dom McGregor.
    Dom’s path to a career in social and digital started with a drunken tweet whilst at university. What followed would be founding Social Chain alongside Steven Bartlett, finding sobriety, winning the coveted EY Entrepreneur of the Year award and realising his passion for helping new businesses succeed.
    Tune in now to hear this insightful episode. This is Status Update.
    In this episode, Stevie, Jake and Dom delve into: 
    - The drunken university tweet that started it all.
    - The early days of founding Social Chain alongside Steven Bartlett.
    - Recognising each other strengths.
    - The struggles of growing a social media business.
    - Finding sobriety, finding himself.
    - Dom’s digital trend predictions for 2024.
    - And more.

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    • 40 min
    Creativity & Accidental Activism: Jamie Klingler’s Mission to Reclaim The Streets

    Creativity & Accidental Activism: Jamie Klingler’s Mission to Reclaim The Streets

    Welcome back to Status Update! This week’s creative podcast episode welcomes Jamie Klingler to the studio to hear her valuable insights into the world of creativity and the story behind how she became the ‘accidental activist’ and co-founder of Reclaim These Streets.

    Jamie Klingler has over 20 years working in some hugely creative roles for both brands and media. She knows exactly how to inject creativity at scale and in this episode shares the secrets behind her career being underpinned by creativity and how marketers, brands and beyond can go about finding creativity of their own. An expert insight into how to be creative and boost creativity.

    In this episode, Jamie also shares the emotional story of how she became the ‘accidental activist’ through a single tweet following the tragic loss of Sarah Everard in March 2021. She shares the battles she’s faced for her human rights to process, the monumental victories she’s achieved against all odds and her ongoing mission to reclaim safety for all women through Reclaim These Streets.

    Tune in now to hear this incredible episode. This is Status Update.

    In this episode, Stevie, Jake and Jamie delve into: 


    Reclaiming herself: Finding sobriety and shedding 7 stone.


    Accidental Activism: How a single tweet changed her life.


    Fighting the police in court for her human rights to protest.


    Creativity at scale: Navigating the Creative Process and Embracing 'No'.


    Gaining confidence through weirdness.


    The importance of recognising and nurturing talent in others


    Being a rampant Philadelphia Eagles fan.


    Thoughts on the Elon Musk's Twitter



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    • 36 min
    Capturing The Future: Misan Harriman's Journey from Photographer to Web3 Visionary

    Capturing The Future: Misan Harriman's Journey from Photographer to Web3 Visionary

    Welcome back to Status Update! In today's episode, Stevie and Jake have the privilege of sitting down with the multi-talented Misan Harriman, a world-renowned photographer, Activist, the visionary founder of Culture3, and the newly acclaimed filmmaker behind the award-winning short film 'The After,' now available on Netflix.



    Having captured portraits of some of the biggest names on the planet, we learn the story behind how and why he came to pick up the camera for the first time just five years ago. We hear about his profound connection with the internet & gaming, a lifeline that guided him through the challenges of his formative years, and discover his visionary perspective on the future of Web3, how this cutting-edge technology is reshaping our current digital landscape and propelling us into a metaverse future.



    Tune in now and discover the future.



    This... is Status Update.



    In this episode, Stevie, Jake and Misan delve into:


    The extraordinary journey of unlocking feelings through culture.
    How it was love that led Misan to become the artist he is today.
    Why Youtube is a great teacher, for all.
    The power of NFTs and Web3, reshaping the world of art, content and beyond.
    The brands embracing Web3 and doing it RIGHT.
    The Future of the Metaverse: Valuable advice for marketers and brand leaders entering the new realm.





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    • 43 min

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