4 episodes

Digiday is proud to present The Return, a podcast about what the return to the office can look like as corporate America adapts to the new, not quite post-pandemic normal. The Return follows the staff at one Atlanta-based advertising agency through Covid outbreaks, as well as the highs and lows of transitioning to hybrid work after two years of pandemic lockdown and working remotely. While the future of work is still under construction, employees across the country are forging their own paths to determine what that future looks like amidst parenthood, corporate mandates, long commutes and an ever-looming pandemic. The Return is hosted by Kimeko McCoy, senior marketing reporter at Digiday, and produced by Digiday audio producer Sara Patterson.

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    • 4.4 • 11 Ratings

Digiday is proud to present The Return, a podcast about what the return to the office can look like as corporate America adapts to the new, not quite post-pandemic normal. The Return follows the staff at one Atlanta-based advertising agency through Covid outbreaks, as well as the highs and lows of transitioning to hybrid work after two years of pandemic lockdown and working remotely. While the future of work is still under construction, employees across the country are forging their own paths to determine what that future looks like amidst parenthood, corporate mandates, long commutes and an ever-looming pandemic. The Return is hosted by Kimeko McCoy, senior marketing reporter at Digiday, and produced by Digiday audio producer Sara Patterson.

    The People Doing The Work Suffered

    The People Doing The Work Suffered

    Over the last two years, a lot has changed for Atlanta-based advertising agency Fitzco. Like the rest of the world, the agency has weathered the Covid-19 pandemic. At the top of this year, the agency started return to office plans, grappling with what in-office work looks like today.
    On the first episode of The Return, host Kimeko McCoy talks with Fitzco’s staff about everything from disappearing lines between work life and home life to how they’re now managing expectations ahead of their first day back to in-person work. All while the pandemic rages on.
    The Return is hosted by McCoy and produced by Digiday audio producer Sara Patterson.

    • 32 min
    Sunday Scaries and The First Day Back

    Sunday Scaries and The First Day Back

    Atlanta-advertising agency Fitzco has officially returned to the office. That third Tuesday in February was something like the first day of school–colorful balloons, reuniting with old friends and the feeling of a fresh start in the air. 
    But that first-day-of-school feeling comes after two years of fear and loss and the nagging sensation that things won't ever be the same and the future of being an employee, or an employer, is very much uncertain.
    In the second episode of The Return, senior marketing reporter and host Kimeko McCoy joins the Fitzco staff for their first day back to in-person, in-office work. After two years apart, the agency grapples with anxiety and excitement, new Covid-19 safety protocols and even a few technological hiccups. 

    • 30 min
    In The Office With Covid

    In The Office With Covid

    Fitzco sees its first positive case. While the team is disappointed, there are no active plans of turning back the clock to pandemic lockdown. Meanwhile, future of work experts talk workplace protections and how they’ve evolved to face Covid-19.

    • 30 min
    Introducing The Return

    Introducing The Return

    Digiday is proud to present The Return, a podcast about what the return to the office can look like as corporate America adapts to the new, not quite post-pandemic normal. The Return follows the staff at one Atlanta-based advertising agency through Covid outbreaks, as well as the highs and lows of transitioning to hybrid work after two years of pandemic lockdown and working remotely. While the future of work is still under construction, employees across the country are forging their own paths to determine what that future looks like amidst parenthood, corporate mandates, long commutes and an ever-looming pandemic.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

mikill marfo ,

Phenomenal

This gets me started on my work day. It’s is well written, packaged, produced and presented. I couldn’t recommend it highly enough! A solid 5 star!

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