Storyhunter co-founder Alex Ragir meets with the world’s most innovative minds in media and marketing with a mission to unlock the secrets of storytelling, content strategy and video production in the digital age. Produced by Storyhunter, the leading video creator marketplace, each episode is filmed by local Storyhunter freelancers on the ground and also published by Entrepreneur.com.
Mark Little, Founder of Storyful, CEO & Co-Founder of Kinzen
Mark Little, founder of social news agency Storyful and current CEO and co-founder of Kinzen, joined Storyhunter co-founder Alex Ragir on this episode of The Rough Cut. Alex and Mark, both former international journalists, talk about the future of media, entrepreneurship in the news industry, tips on how to pitch a creative idea to a client, and what the world needs to do to combat fake news and misinformation.
Eric Korsh, President of Scout Productions & Former President of Mashable Studio
Eric Korsh, President of Scout Productions', joined Storyhunter co-founder Alex Ragir on this episode of The Rough Cut. Scout Productions is the Emmy & Academy Awarding Winning Production Company that produced Queer Eye, The Fog of War, and many more shows/movies. Alex and Eric talked about how Scout Productions has transitioned to creating video during the Coronavirus pandemic, what themes should be embedded in the content we create, the themes that are resonating, and how production companies can set themselves up to have their pitches greenlit.
Jack Teuber, PricewaterhouseCoopers' Managing Director, Creative Leader
Jack Teuber, the Managing Director and Creative Leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers joined Storyhunter co-founder Alex Ragir on this episode of The Rough Cut. Jack launched PWC’s in-house agency in 2012 and established it as a virtual agency, so he has over 100 creatives remotely throughout the United States. Alex and Jack talked about how brands should establish their tone during the pandemic, how to effectively manage creatives while working remotely and the future of in-house agencies.
Jenna Young, Weber Shandwick's Executive Creative Producer
Jenna Young, Weber Shandwick's executive creative director, and four-time Cannes Lions winner, joined Storyhunter co-founder Alex Ragir on this episode of The Rough Cut. Alex and Jenna talked about the state of the PR industry during the Coronavirus pandemic, how to safely manage video production teams, advice for young creatives who lost their jobs and how brands need to change their messaging to hit the right tone as the news cycle changes week by week during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Mosheh Oinounou, Former CBS Evening News Executive Producer
Mosheh Oinounou, the former Executive Producer of CBS Evening News and the networks 24-hour news offering, CBSN, joined Storyhunter co-founder Alex Ragir on this episode of The Rough Cut. Mosheh has been working with Conde Nast on developing shows for Quibi, and using his Instagram account (@mosheh) to provide aggregate real-time coverage of the Coronavirus pandemic on his Instagram Stories. Alex and Mosheh talked about ways that the coronavirus pandemic is forcing us to evolve as journalists, covering news on Instagram Stories, the importance of quality journalism during this particular crisis and what aspiring journalists should do to set themselves up for a career like his.
For more info on Storyhunter, visit www.storyhunter.com. To watch the full interview, head to www.blog.storyhunter.com/theroughcut.
João Pedro Paes Leme, Play9's Co-founder
João Pedro Paes Leme, the co-founder of content studio and influencer marketing agency Play9, joined Storyhunter co-founder Alex Ragir on this episode of The Rough Cut. This was filmed before the Coronavirus pandemic spread to Brazil or the US. Last year, João Pedro founded Play9 with Felipe Neto, the second-biggest YouTube star in the world. Play9 manages some of the biggest influencers in Brazil, like soccer icon Marta, influencer Bruna Gomez and Final Level, an online gaming hub. Alex and João Pedro discussed Joao’s transition from director of sports journalism for media conglomerate Rede Globo to combining entertainment with e-commerce, the rise of TikTok, and what it means to live in “The Age of Authenticity”. For more info on Storyhunter, visit www.storyhunter.com. To watch the full interview, head to www.blog.storyhunter.com/theroughcut.
I’ve been watching the video content for a while now. I love that they’ve expanded to podcast. This is an incredible insiders look at the freelance + media industry. Highly recommended.
5 star Insights on content and media
With so many tools at our disposal these days—channels, technologies, platforms, data, measurement—the most valuable are the storytellers. Not just copywriters; not just people who understand the medium or the channel. Storytellers. And Alex is one of the best storytellers out there who has a knack for drawing out the storytellers in others.
This is beyond just an industry insider podcast. Sure it covers a lot of ground in the content space, but what it also does is provide great insight in how the overall media landscape is evolving from various different layers. Looking forward to more episodes and listening to what all the influencers have to say.