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29 Podcast Episodes

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Missing People – Advertising Isn’t Working If The People Making It Don’t Reflect Reality, Gavin Barrett, Derek Walker

Sweathead, A Strategy Podcast

Black, indigenous, and racialized minorities are barely visible in the advertising industries in North America, which is where we are going to situate this conversation.We’ll situate it here because Derek Walker (USA) and Gavin Barrett (Canada) are on a mission to help more people become visible to and in the industry and North America is where they’re plying their trade.Gavin Barrett is Chief Creative Officer at Barrett and Welsh in what Canada claims to be the “most multicultural city in the world”, Toronto. He’s also Co-Founder of People of Colour in Advertising and Marketing (POCAM). Gavin is here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gavinbarrettbw/Derek Walker is CEO of advertising agency brown and browner. A prolific writer and truth-speaker, Derek has been writing daily profiles about Black American advertising talent for several Black History Months. Derek is here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/derek-walker-8741578/**Find the book "Strategy Is Your Words" and 100 strategy classes at Sweathead here: http://www.sweathead.com

38mins

30 Mar 2021

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Has The Quality Of Advertising Gone Down In The Last 20 Years? With Derek Walker

The Overthinkers

This week we're joined by one of the industry's best straight shooters, Derek Walker, to discuss his perspective on whether the quality of our industry's work has gone done or up (hint: Derek is not mincing words). A great opportunity to hear from a veteran who has seen it all, and to discuss pretty openly the dynamics at play, from client agency relationships to the growth of specialist shops, of holding companies and the focus on profit making.

50mins

1 Mar 2021

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The Courageous Podcast Episode #33: Derek Walker (Founder of advertising agency Brown & Browner)

The Courageous Podcast

4:09 - "This is how we never solve anything"6:26 - "The worst thing that could happen to advertising was..."9:13 - What scares Derek about today12:11 - The power of values15:21 - Being a believer in the Constitution15:32 - Derek's concern with the Jeep Super Bowl commercial.18:54 - Should we be united here in America?21:04 - The need to address bad behavior of bad apples.23:41 - Standing together for one single principle27:27 - Where have the leaders gone?29:55 - Being more diverse starts with the CEO30:15 - "They are bosses; they are not leaders."31:59 - Why Derek left NYC...34:04 - Placing your people over clients35:36 - Firing bad clients38:29 - In business, courage is a competitive advantage. In life, being courageous makes us happier.39:50 - Derek shares what he loves the most42:07 - Safe is now unsafe.45:06 - If you don't grow you're dying.45:17 - We need to overcome the fear of talking about our differences46:09 - Do white men see black people?46:34 - "I move through a store differently just because of how the world perceives me."48:35 - "No one is talking about Black Lives Matter anymore"49:06 - Derek shares he was quoted a different price to speak at an event than a white colleague51:52 - Some problems need conversation to get to solutions53:55 - "We need to understand that we see things differently"56:12 - Derek profiles talented Black creatives during Black History Month

1hr 2mins

18 Feb 2021

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Episode 7 - Derek Walker, Founder & CEO of Brown & Browner

The Bad Podcast

Derek Walker is a badass. If the creators of Mad Men were to write a biopic about Derek Walker, they wouldn’t need multiple rounds of feedback to spice it up. The founder of Brown and Browner in Columbia, SC has seen a lot throughout a career that harkens back to a time when ad execs would occasionally punk out CMO’s in meeting rooms; A career that he has forged in the face of the baggage and bullshit that comes with being black in America. Somehow his love for the industry is stronger than ever. And it is precisely because of this love that he is an outspoken critic of the industry as well as an active force for change. The stories alone make this episode worth the listen, but it’s also chocked full of insights from his deep well of wisdom. You can follow him at @dereklwalker on Twitter. Enjoy the episode!

1hr 46mins

8 Feb 2021

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Derek Walker: New Sheriffs on Climate Action

Sea Change Radio

Which of the Trump-era environmental transgressions made your heart hurt the most? Was it when they loosened CO2 emission restrictions on power plants, removed protections from wetlands, or expanded drilling in all sorts of delicate ecosystems? Or perhaps it was the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Change Agreement that wounded you most deeply? It’s hard to choose, really. But chin up, there’s a new sheriff in town. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with Derek Walker, the VP for US Climate at the Environmental Defense Fund, about what we can expect from the new Biden Administration. We talk about specific environmental policies, some of the heads of key environmental agencies, and the importance of the US rejoining the Paris Agreement. This article and podcast Derek Walker: New Sheriffs on Climate Action appeared first on Sea Change Radio.

29mins

26 Jan 2021

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"The Disneyland Suicide Pact" by Derek Walker

Schugzy's Storytime

Schugzy's Storytime - Episode 208--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schugzy/support

20mins

23 Oct 2020

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Rapture Debate (David Pawson v Derek Walker)

Oxford Bible Church - Living in the Last Days

When is the Rapture of the Church? David Pawson says Post-Tribulation and Derek Walker says Pre-Tribulation. This may seem an incidental issue, but it has a big impact on how we understand end-time prophecy, and on our Christian life. Should we be preparing for the antichrist or looking for Christ's imminent Return?

54mins

23 Jul 2020

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Rapture Debate (David Pawson v Derek Walker)

Oxford Bible Church - Living in the Last Days (audio)

When is the Rapture of the Church? David Pawson says Post-Tribulation and Derek Walker says Pre-Tribulation. This may seem an incidental issue, but it has a big impact on how we understand end-time prophecy, and on our Christian life. Should we be preparing for the antichrist or looking for Christ's imminent Return?

54mins

23 Jul 2020

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Episode 328: Derek Walker, Owner of brown and browner

Don’t Get Me Started

The ongoing struggle with race in advertising, how to talk about bias, learning the craft in the Covid era, and squeezing the lemon

59mins

8 Jul 2020

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Derek Walker is Disrupting the Ad Business with his Passion, his Persistence and his Kumite

Disruptor Series

Derek Walker is the founder of ad agency Brown and Browner. As he says, "It's not a Black agency. It's an agency owned by Black people." Derek has been fighting to do the best work for clients throughout his career. His latest idea is the "Kumite." A creative competition that assembles the most diverse and inclusive talent to solve big challenges on behalf of brands. (If you're a CMO or brand manager, this is a must-listen.) Derek is a truly disruptive thinker. His perspective and experience will open your mind. And give you some powerful ideas on how to move your business and brands forward. Host - Rob Schwartz Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett Executive Producer - Sean Riojas Audio Engineer - John Cabrera

40mins

23 Jun 2020

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