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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Nancy Hill. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Nancy Hill, often where they are interviewed.

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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Nancy Hill. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Nancy Hill, often where they are interviewed.

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Commemorating the 1918 Flu Pandemic with Mütter Museum Organizer Nancy Hill

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What do you do when you’re fighting for survival and balancing grief on a societal level at the same time? This is a question many of us are facing now and asking ourselves in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

One of the historical reference points we can access are stories from the 1918 Flu Epidemic. Dubbed the Spanish Flu, the deadly pandemic killed at least 50 million people worldwide, including a half a million in the United States. These numbers can sound abstract, or worse, like cold statistics.  It is hard to fathom such loss.

We also know that the 1918 pandemic coincided with World War I and deeply impacted military operations worldwide. More American troops died from the virus than in combat. But there are few monuments and memorials to victims of the Pandemic in the United States. No statue, no historical marker even in Philadelphia, one of the hardest hit cities in the U.S., where 20,000 people died of the Flu. This includes my great-great-grandmother.

Our guest on this episode, Nancy Hill, one of the Philadelphia-based organizers of the Mütter Museum’s exhibition on the 1918 pandemic, Spit Spreads Death. She shares insights with us about how the pandemic is and is not remembered.

“People could either choose to celebrate the armistice or they could choose to grieve not only the flu dead, but the military dead, the war dead. And they chose to celebrate the armistice instead and try to move on with their lives because it was just too much. And hopefully, we've gotten enough distance from this that we can start to commemorate those people because their families are still talking about them today, there are experiences that they survived and that they remembered have shaped their family for generations whether or not they knew it at the time.”

This episode, we speak to Hill about cultural memory and timely lessons from the 1918 pandemic. The parallels between then and now are astounding, informative, and troubling. 

She shares stories of vulnerable communities – immigrants, African American migrants – who were hard hit by the virus and society’s response. She also unpacks how the ways everyday residents stepped up to help one another to care and commemorate in urgent ways. She also helped me shed light on my great great grandmother’s story, how she and her community may have experienced the 1918 pandemic.

Hill closes with her hopes for greater understanding about viruses, and science behind them, as ways we can cope and look ahead.

May 07 2020 · 50mins
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Episode 13 Guest - Nancy Hill

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My guest, Nancy Hill, is the founder of Media Sherpas, and a former President and CEO of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A's) We talk diversity and gender inclusion, agencies weathering the storm and keeping sane during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 18 2020 · 25mins

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EP 188: A look at the modern-day agency with Nancy Hill

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For 95% of all agencies, referrals and word of mouth are the #1 method of gaining new clients. On the one hand, that’s great. It means your clients, friends, and peers love and trust you enough to introduce you to their friends and colleagues.

From staffing challenges to constant client demands, agency life can be bumpy. Our industry is in a state of constant change and that’s not going to let up anytime soon. For some owners, that’s exhilarating and challenging. For others, it just makes them bone tired.

Right now, most agencies are enjoying healthy profits, lots of new business opportunities, and a very difficult hiring season. Our employee base is changing and many owners struggle to find and retain talent that will help them grow and strengthen the agency. Clients are demanding more on tighter timelines and budgets.

How do we thrive in this ever-shifting environment?

In this episode, I talk with someone who has seen it all – Nancy Hill. She is a veteran of big box agencies, former president and CEO of the 4As, and, more recently, has started her own consultancy, Media Sherpas. This broad range of experiences has given her important insights into the current climate – the challenges and opportunities we face every day, especially when it comes to staffing and client relationships.

What You Will Learn in this Episode:
  • How to think differently about your agency’s staffing challenges
  • How to get more creative with your benefits package so that you retain younger employees
  • How to establish mutually beneficial expectations with agency employees
  • Negotiating with clients about scope instead of lowering prices
  • Managing just-in-time staffing
  • Why independently owned agencies need to be nimble in their decision-making
  • How to boost your agency’s ability to say no
  • How to thrive in an environment of constant change
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May 13 2019 · 57mins
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25: Facing the Challenges That Create Successful Independent Agencies w/ Nancy Hill

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You don’t become one of the most influential marketers in the country without a great deal of formative experience.

That’s what Nancy Hill, former President and CEO of The 4 A’s turned Agency Founder, is widely considered. Her reach into the agency world is deep and profound from years of experience and success.

From seeing the first mobile phone to her more recent consultancy, Nancy is changing the way agencies do business.

She talked with me about the attributes of success indicative of a long and ongoing successful agency career on this episode of The Innovative Agency Podcast.

Feb 28 2019 · 1hr 1min

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Advertising Under Pressure - Nancy Hill, Former 4As President

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Nancy Hill became President and CEO of the 4As in 2008. The 4As is the American Association of Advertising Agencies. It is the main advertising agency body in the USA. In 2008, the economy tanked, middle-management roles disappeared, salaries didn't disappeared, and the misbehaviors of agency leaders started going public. Many people set up their own agencies as a way to do work they liked and to regain a sense of control over their careers. Nancy now consults with some of these small and mid-sized agencies in her company The Agency Sherpa.

We discuss:

- How diversity requires public numbers

- Trade publications and whether they are too cozy with their topics

- Where money goes in holding companies (i.e. not to you)

- New York arrogance and titles

- Does planning even work in the USA?

You can find Nancy here https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancy-hill-advertising/

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Jan 16 2019 · 45mins
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EP46: Creating Meaningful Moments through Ceremony with Nancy Hill

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In this episode, I welcome back one of my regular guests to the show, Nancy Hill, to share her wisdom on the importance of bringing back ceremony to our modern day culture and just how easy it is or us to do that. She shares with us the three types of ceremony and how the practice brings us into the present, creates an awareness and acknowledgment to what is happening in our inner life while we are in the midst of a transition in our outer life. She talks about how we can tend to get so busy in our day-to-day pursuits that we run the risk of missing out on the meaningful soul connection that is made when we create ceremony and move consciously from one stage of life to another.  

Nancy shares how ceremony can help us take back our own ability to be in touch with the divine and remind us that we are a part of something much bigger than just ourselves.  

We explore some of the most important elements of ceremony including the honoring of those who have been a part of our journey and the healing balm of story telling. Nancy encourages us to ask ourselves “is there a passage happening in my life right now that would be richer if I slowed down and dropped in to discover deeper connection? You will walk away from our chat with the 6 questions you need to answer as you consider how to incorporate ceremony into your life and equipped to experience your first ceremony as soon as you’d like to! Join us now as we begin to create space... 

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Apr 02 2018 · 1hr 2mins
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MUSIC IS... EPISODE # 2 - Aaron & Nancy Hill

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In EPISODE #2, Jeremy talks with Aaron and Nancy Hill. This is a story about an electrician-philosopher-bass player connecting with a pop star to foster a musical experience that is far greater than the sum of its parts. Aaron met Nancy in Los Angeles through a collaborative arts project called The Law Band. A mutual respect for each other's creative process grew into further collaborations, and a livelong partnership that goes deeper than music.

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Dec 01 2017 · 1hr 2mins
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EP20: Daring the Edge with Nancy Hill

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In this episode, I’m delighted to have Nancy Hill, pioneer in life and women’s work, back on the show and this time we talk specifically about Mothers and navigating the love of motherhood and marriage alongside the pursuit of our passions outside these realms. Nancy shares how she came to decisions she made as a younger woman in response to the realization she was losing something of her identity and the need to keep her soul alive. We discuss how 'what a women should and should not be doing' runs deeply within the fabric of our culture and her advice in 'daring the edge' of what we know and don’t know and what feels safe or unsafe is where we find the aliveness of life. We consider the importance of keeping our own fire alive and touch on reconciling the knowing that we, as caregivers, may be the cause of pain for those we love when we make choices that are true to ourselves. Nancy shares, in hindsight, that living her dream carried an invaluable lesson for her daughter and positively affected both her posture as a mother as well as relationships among her family members. She shares how not living our dream creates a dangerous space for our children and our marriages. This is a topic that pokes at a lot of emotions - I invite you to join us as we get curious whether we, as women, give up our right to explore our gifts and talents when we become a mother’? Join us now as we begin to create space...

Oct 02 2017 · 1hr 6mins
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Exceptional Women of the World: Nancy Hill, president and CEO, 4A’s

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As Nancy Hill, CEO of the 4A’s can attest, nine and a half years as leader of the organization, in the trenches through years of change, disruption, ups and downs yields some fairly important wisdom and perspective. Her profile is high and contributions during her tenure are many, but the 35-year veteran of the industry had a profound moment early on that set her foundation.

Being told that she was “too ethical and honest” to be successful in the industry, Hill made it a point, and has spent her career, proving that those words are not only hollow, but untrue — fuel for the fire.

Like a good number of those in advertising, her path was not linear. But Hill’s “North Star” has always been creativity. Opportunities presented themselves and took her on a career walkabout that landed her within the halls of the 4A’s as CEO in 2008.

Baltimore, St. Louis, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York have been ports of call — but Hill, raised in a small town in Western Pennsylvania, has deep appreciation for what the world can offer. Very well-traveled, she speaks several languages and has engaged with many cultures, which is one of the many reasons she appreciates and can empathize with the opportunities that diversity presents in the industry, an issue she has championed for decades.

A proponent of getting out of one’s comfort zone, Hill’s fearlessness, a trait that is often cited by others, is something that she forced herself into in the early days of her career and has served her well. Intuitive by nature, she has shown grace, kindness and generosity to the industry, even in the face of great challenges.

As she leaves her role as 4A’s leader, there is no question that Hill will continue to imbue the agency and brand worlds with wisdom that has been built from a foundation of honesty and hope that the industry, even as it calls out bad behavior and perception, is willing and able to celebrate itself just as much.

“We are better than that,” is the rally cry that opened 4A’s Transformation in Los Angeles. And it is a worthy way forward.
Apr 04 2017 · 20mins
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#105: Nancy Hill - Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Advertising

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As CEO of the American Association of Advertising Agencies, Nancy Hill gets a birds eye view of the world's most dominant for force behind the world's greatest economy... advertising. From Madison Avenue, to Silicon Valley to the White House, Nancy and the 4A's deal with everything from educating future leaders, to political policy change, to regulating ethical business practices, to tackling diversity issues and probably a whole bunch of other top secret things we'll probably never know about. As the first female CEO of the 100 year old organization, she has faced many challenges, and at the same time has created a slew high-five worthy successes for the industry as a whole. On Innovation Crush, Nancy, talks about her own sense of integrity, how growing up in a small town molded her leadership style, technology's affect on the industry, and the future of the advertising industry.

Nov 10 2015 · 48mins