A weekly podcast focusing on advertising, marketing, branding, traditional media, digital and new media alternatives, sales and customer relations. Co-hosted by Brad Forsythe and Ray Schilens, the show features guest interviews with national and international industry leaders. The program highlights late breaking industry news and discusses advertising issues, marketing trends and contemporary brand strategies. As advertising professionals, Brad and Ray have seen firsthand how companies struggle with developing a successful marketing and advertising program. The Advertising Show helps inform listeners to make more accurate decisions for their business in an educational and entertaining presentation.
Striking A Balance Between Your Profit Mission and Your Social Mission is Explained by Cause-Alliance Marketing CEO Jeff Klein
Co-hosts Brad Forsythe and Ray Schilens interview Jeff Klein, CEO of Cause Alliance Marketing. At Cause Alliance Marketing, Jeff designs and facilitates collaborative cause-related marketing programs. He currently serves as President of the Conscious Capitalism Alliance and Conscious Capitalism, Inc.—a nonprofit dedicated to “liberating the entrepreneurial spirit for good” co-founded by John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market. Jeff was one of the visionaries and driving forces behind...
Online Marketing to Boomers Isn’t Your Father’s Marketing Strategy
Co-hosts Brad Forsythe and Ray Schilens interview David Weigelt, co-author of Dot Boom: Marketing to Baby Boomers Through Meaningful Online Engagement . The leading authorities on the mature markets online, David Weigelt is the co-founder and partner of Immersion Active, the only Internet marketing agency in the United States focused solely on the baby boomer and senior markets. David has worked in the online marketing industry since 1995, crafting his expertise in developing interactive...
Author and NY Times Columnist Randall Stross Talks About Everything On the Planet Related to Google
Co-hosts Brad Forsythe and Ray Schilens interivew Randall Stross, author of Planet Google. Randall also writes the New York Times column, “Digital Domain,” and is a professor of business at San Jose State University.
He is the author of several books, including The Microsoft Way and eBoys. He lives in Burlingame, California.
For entertaining advice join hosts Ray Schilens and Brad Forsythe for a lively and informative discussion.
Publicist to the Stars Howard Bragman Shares the Limelight and Explains How to Draw Attention to Your Company, Your Social Cause or Yourself
Co-hosts Brad Forsythe and Ray Schilens interview Howard Bragman, Author of Where’s My Fifteen Minutes: Get Your Company, Your Cause, or Yourself the Recognition You Deserve. Howard has been a communicator, educator, entrepreneur, writer and lecturer for more than two decades. Howard founded a strategic media and public relations agency, Fifteen Minutes, in 2005, which represents a broad yet focused client base in a diverse range of areas: personality, corporate entertainment, special events, consumer products, gay/lesbian market, media training and crisis management. He has media trained hundreds of people including actors, CEOs, physicians, elected officials and attorneys.
Howard's book, Where's My Fifteen Minutes: Get Your Company, Your Cause, or Yourself the Recognition You Deserve, is set for release in January 2009. Published by The Penguin Group, the book contains insight and advice from Howard's years in the business of public relations, as well as accounts of his numerous experiences dealing with Hollywood celebrities and major corporations.
In addition to founding Bragman Nyman Cafarelli Public Relations and Marketing (BNC) in 1989, Howard was also an adjunct professor of Public Relations at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communications for six years. He has been honored for his teaching excellence by his students and the University.
Howard is a nationally respected crisis counselor and has provided litigation support for a significant number of high-profile cases and individuals. These include: Joseph Steffan who was kicked out of the US Naval Academy for his sexual orientation; The Lewinsky Family; and Sharon Smith in Smith v. Knoller, a high-profile civil rights and justice trial involving a tragic dog mauling death.
He has written bylined articles for publications including: Advertising Age, The Advocate, The Los Angeles Times and Playboy. A frequent television guest on issues involving the entertainment industry and popular culture, Howard has appeared on local and network news programs more than 100 times including Oprah, The Today Show, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox and E, as well as in hundreds of national magazines and local newspapers. He has been a featured speaker for numerous groups including The US Conference of Mayors; The UJC Youth Congress; and many others.
Howard Bragman was born and raised in Flint, Michigan and graduated with a B.A. from The University of Michigan, in Journalism and Psychology in 1978. Previous to starting his agency he was a vice president in the Chicago and Los Angeles offices of Burson-Marsteller Public Relations. He resides in Los Angeles with his partner, Chuck O'Donnell, a nationally-respected horse trainer, two dogs and a parrot.
CEO of GSDM Idea City Roy Spence Explains How He Found Purpose For Writing His New Book, It’s Not What You Sell, It’s What You Stand For
Co-host Brad Forsythe interviews Roy Spence, co-author of It’s Not What You Sell, It’s What You Stand For. Roy is chairman and CEO of GSDM Idea City, a leading national marketing communications and advertising company that has helped grow some of the world’s most successful brands.
In 1971, Roy and a group of friends founded the agency just after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin. Roy led an effort to build an environment where ideas are destined to flourish and making a difference was a priority from day one. Under Roy’s leadership, the agency flew with Herb Kelleher and Southwest Airlines and helped grow the most successful airline in aviation history and rode with Sam Walton and Wal-Mart and helped build the largest company in the world. They cooked with Norm Brinker and Chili’s and helped serve up the most successful casual-dining restaurant in America and delivered for Ed Whitacre and AT&T and helped produce the largest telecommunications company in the world. And they declared “Don’t Mess with Texas,” creating one of America’s favorite advertising slogans.
They went on to work with Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton to encourage Americans to make a difference with disaster relief efforts. They work with the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative in making a difference around the world. And they brought perspective and unity to a damaged country after 9/11 with the moving “I Am an American” pro-bono ad campaign. Through their philosophy called Purpose-based Branding,™ GSD&M Idea City and their Purpose Institute division help organizations identify, simplify and articulate their purpose— the fundamental difference they’re trying to make in the world and their reason for being beyond making money. Through purpose and visionary ideas that make a difference, GSD&M Idea City is in the business of growing clients’ businesses.
The agency’s roster of purpose-based clients includes: Southwest Airlines, MasterCard, BMW, John Deere, L.L.Bean, Kohler, American Legacy Foundation, AARP, Hallmark, Lennox, Norwegian Cruise Line, PGA TOUR, American Red Cross, World Market, AT&T, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Marshalls, the United States Air Force, Cancer Treatment Centers of America and Compass Bank.
Roy Spence has been named Ad Man of the Year, Idea Man of the Century and University of Texas Distinguished Alumnus, among other accolades.
In September 2006, The Amazing Faith of Texas, a book by Roy Spence and the People of Texas was published, and in 2007 he was named to the board of directors of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation. Roy has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, U.S. News & World Report, Esquire, Fast Company, INC. and FORTUNE. A popular keynote speaker, he regularly addresses audiences from throughout the business, government and nonprofit communities. Roy and his wife, Mary, have three children.
An Hour with Legendary Ad Man and Hall of Fame Art Director George Lois
Co-hosts Brad Forsythe and Ray Schilens interview the legendary George Lois who is the most creative, prolific advertising communicator of our time. Running his own ad agencies, he is renowned for dozens of marketing miracles that triggered innovative and populist changes in American (and world) culture. In his twenties he was a pioneer of the landmark Creative Revolution in American Advertising. He introduced and popularized the Xerox culture; he created the concept and prototype design for the New York supplement for the Herald Tribune (the forerunner of New York magazine); made a failing MTV a huge success with his “I Want My MTV” campaign; helped create and introduce VH1; created a new marketing category, Gourmet Frozen Foods, with his name Lean Cuisine; and (by inventing yet another new marketing phenomenon) persuaded America to change their motor oil at thousands of Jiffy Lube stations. He made the totally unknown Tommy Hilfiger immediately famous with just one ad; and saved USA Today from extinction with his breakthrough singing TV campaign. In 1994, almost overnight, he changed the perception of ESPN from a Demolition Derby sports channel to the number one sports network with his dynamic “In Your Face” campaign. Additionally, he created the winning ad campaigns for four U.S. Senators: Jacob Javits (R-NY); Warren Magnuson (D-WA); Minority Leader Hugh Scott (R-PA); Robert Kennedy (D-NY). His list of breakthrough ad campaigns goes on and on. Additionally, the only music video he created, Jokerman by Bob Dylan, won the MTV Best Music Video of the Year Award in 1983.
George Lois is the only person in the world inducted into The Art Directors Hall of Fame, The One Club Creative Hall of Fame, with Lifetime Achievement Awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, The Herb Lubalin Award (Society of Publication Designers), CLIO (presented by Tommy Hifiger), as well as
a subject of the Master Series at the School of Visual Arts. In 2013, Lois was voted The Most Influential Art Director of the Past 50 Years by Graphic Design USA.
He is the author of George, Be Careful (Saturday Review Press, 1972), an autobiography; The Art of Advertising (Abrams, 1976), praised as “the bible of mass communications”; What’s the Big Idea? (Doubleday, 1991), used as a text book in college communications courses all over the world; “Covering the 60s” (The Monacelli Press, 1996), presenting his iconic Esquire covers during that turbulent decade; $ellebrity (Phaidon, 2003), a brilliantly reviewed book dealing with his extraordinary campaigns using celebrities in fresh and outrageous ways; Ali Rap, The First Heavyweight Champion of Rap (Taschen/ESPN, 2006), a compilation of over 300 rap rhythms, witticisms, insults and wisecracks from Muhammad Ali, wittily and powerfully visualized; and Iconic America (Rizzoli/Universe, 2007), a roller coaster ride through the eye-popping panorama of American pop culture; George Lois on his Creation of The Big Idea (Assouline, 2008), a mind-boggling archeological dig revealing the influences on 100 of his Big Ideas. In 2008 the Museum of Modern Art installed 38 of the iconic Esquire covers in its permanent collection, celebrated by a year-long exhibit and book; George Lois: The Esquire Covers @ MoMA (Assouline 2010). George’s latest book is Damn Good Advice (for people with talent) (Phaidon, 2012), 120 no-holds-barred, in-your-face lessons, explaining, demonstrating, and ultimately teaching how to unleash your potential in any creative-driven industry, published in seven languages and is an iBook. Additionally, George is in the process of designing Lois Logos, and a revised e-book version of George, be careful called An Autobiography of the Real Mad Man: George, be careful. Both to be released in 2014.
For additional information, go to www.georgelois.com.