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Chris Stephenson

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What's Next with Chris Stephenson

The What's Next Podcast

ABOUT CHRIS STEPHENSONChris is Chief Marketing Officer for PHD Worldwide His role is to globally amplify PHD’s vision of enabling marketers to ‘Make the Leap’ – a call to action and reference to how the agency prioritises creativity to drive disproportionate growth for marketers, backed by its proprietary planning platform Omni Studio.Chris is a passionate believer in the mutual benefits of brands engaging people in positive and constructive ways; he believes that considered, creative, integrated, innovative communications create value for audiences, brands and businesses; that reach is not an objective; and that hope is not a strategy.His background is in strategic media and communications planning, and has delivered thought leadership for a range of clients across both Europe and APAC, working on global and regional projects for brands including Singapore Airlines, Unilever, ANZ Bank, Google, Coca-Cola, Adidas, Ferrero, HSBC, Ebay, LG and The Guardian.An industry thought-leader, Chris has co-written three books on the future of the media industry and the impact of machine learning on marketing. A regular and respected commentator on the communications industry, he has presented on stages including Cannes, Spikes Asia and Mumbrella360.Follow UsINSTAGRAM - www.instagram.com/activeintworldTWITTER - twitter.com/ActiveIntlUKKARIM - twitter.com/karimkanjiPODCAST WEBSITE - www.thewhatsnextpodcast.comThe podcast is brought to you by Active International, a global leader in Corporate Trade within the Media & Advertising industry.


15 Jun 2022

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'It doesn't have to be this way' - PHD's Chris Stephenson on the complexities of marketing in a programatic world

Unmade - media & marketing through an Aussie lens

In today’s Unmade podcast, I talk to Chris Stephenson, the charismatic owner of one of the world’s most intriguing media planning brains.During our conversation inside PHD’s London headquarters, Stephenson discusses his recent transition from APAC strategy chief to global chief marketing officer and the agency’s place within a crowded market.He also discusses some of the principles explored in the media agency’s ninth book, Shift, exploring the changing marketing landscape.PHD believes the marketing industry is undergoing the media equivalent of the Cambrian Explosion, the prehistoric moment when evolution rapidly accelerated. But, argues Stephenson, this increased complexity does not need to leave marketers overwhelmed - if they can tame them technology and make it serve them, rather than the other way round.A reminder that Unmade’s first event, Marketing in a Cost of Living Crisis, takes place at Forrester’s in Surry Hills three weeks from now, on May 24 at 5pm. Even before this week’s interest rate rise, cost of living was already a topic in every household.I’ll be moderating a panel featuring Optus CMO Melissa Hopkins, GroupM CEO Aimee Buchanan, Macquarie University’s Professor Jana Bowden, a leader in marketing research, and one of my favourite strategists, Shapeshifter founder Al Crawford.Tickets are on sale now for $69, or $10 for paying Unmade members. Click here to book.Have a great day.Toodlepip…Tim BurrowesUnmadeletters@unmade.media This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.unmade.media/subscribe


4 May 2022

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Ep.8 Chris Stephenson

We're Talkin Drums

Dherryk and Cory sit down with their Pal Chris Stephenson (Old James/ Enforcer) to chat about drums, tours, mental health and more!Check out Chris on social media!www.chrisstephensondrums.comwww.facebook.codrummerm/chris.stephensonhttps://www.instagram.com/chrisstephensondrums/?hl=en This Episode is sponsored bu Los Cabos Drumsticks.Music by Alex Snape at Nomadic Arts Studios. 

1hr 3mins

8 Feb 2021

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Episode 11: Tall Tales Goes Renaissance with Chris Stephenson

Tall Tales Pod

Tim and Jody are joined this week by Chris Stephenson, stand-up comedian and host of the podcast Around the Renaissance Table (check them out on Spotify now).  Things get heated quickly as Chris confronts Tim about his long-promised video recording of Chris's finest hour in stand-up: a rousing set performed at the last LIVE Tall Tales show at Jailhouse Brewery in Hampton, Georgia.  The guys discuss this missing video with Chris, along with negotiating tactics, family law, and politics. Check out Chris's new pod, Around the Renaissance Table, on Spotify (and wherever you get your pods), and follow him on social media now (@arthurc82 & @a.r.t_podcast on Instagram).   anchor.fm/aroundtherenaissancetable www.talltalespod.com Facebook/Instagram/Twitter: @TallTalesPod--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/talltalespod/support

1hr 26mins

5 Feb 2021

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Design Cast - Episode #43 - Chris Stephenson - The Art of the Pivot

Design Cast Podcast

On this episode of Design Cast I had the awesome opportunity to chat with my friend Chris Stephenson. Chris is an MYP Development Consultant with Toddle, and “Lead Learner” and Founder of Atlantic Isle Consulting.  We have a great discussion about how being able to ‘pivot’ is important now more than ever.  Chris has had many chances to do just that.  We recorded this episode as the weather was changing where I live so my allergies were in full swing, so please forgive my congestion! Enough of me talking!  Now, sit back, relax and enjoy this chat with Chris! Follow Chris on Twitter: @geographywee www.toddleapp.com & www.atlanticisle.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/design-cast-podcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/design-cast-podcast/support


22 Jan 2021

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Episode 31: The Impact of Technology on Marketing with Chris Stephenson

Talking Marketing

In this episode of Talking Marketing, we sit down with Chris Stephenson, CEO and Co-founder of Topos Labs. Chris talks about the role of technology in modern marketing and why marketers need to be technologically curious. He also shares how marketers can use A.I. and machine learning to speed up marketing efforts and have a positive impact on their jobs, as well as where the future of A.I. and tech is going and what this all means for marketers.  


21 Jan 2021

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Episode 17: Chris Stephenson and 4th of July!

Blow The Horn

Happy 4th of July people! My buddy Chris and I were traveling back from Alabama to Georgia and decided to record a podcast. I hope the sound is alright as we recorded while driving. Happy 4th of July and keep dodging that Rona!

1hr 29mins

4 Jul 2020

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Episode #11: Chris Stephenson and The Rona

Blow The Horn

We're back baby! My first return guest, my brother from another mother, Chris Stephenson joins me via Skype to talk everything Coronavirus. Check it out!

1hr 11mins

24 Mar 2020

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Humanitec with Domile Janenaite and Chris Stephenson

Google Cloud Platform Podcast

Jon Foust and Mark Mirchandani are joined today by Domile Janenaite and Chris Stephenson of Humanitec. Humanitec, a German startup, helps developers run their code easily and smoothly in various environments. Chris and Domile start off by explaining why Humanitec was founded and what sets it apart from competitors, especially in the way it streamlines devops integration. Later, we learn how Humanitec is helping developers get the most out of cloud development by not only easily running deployments but also aiding in environment management. Developers can spend more time writing code and less time worrying about how they’ll get it to run. Chris also expands on how they built Humanitec, the reasoning behind their development decisions, and the challenges they faced. Domile goes on to describe the types of teams and companies that Humanitec is best suited for and why. Domile Janenaite Domile Janenaite is a product manager at Humanitec, focusing on developer experience in cloud-native development. Her team’s goal is to help developers escape scripting hell and smoothly enter the world of continuous delivery. In 2014 while studying she dove into Lithuania’s tech hub seeking to promote IT education nationwide. After finishing her studies she landed in Berlin’s tech scene and began working with 200+ dev teams across Europe analysing their processes and helping to improve workflows. During this period Domile became fascinated by the struggles that tech teams face working with cloud technologies. She envisioned building a product that helps developers optimize their workflows and reduce cognitive load. In 2018 she joined Humanitec in its early stages and currently she is working on an Internal Developer Platform which is pushing the industry to live in a “you-build-it, you-run-it” mindset. Chris Stephenson Chris Stephenson is VP of Product at Humanitec. He has worked in Engineering or Product across industries as diverse as Waste Management, HR-tech and Insurance but in recent years has been focusing on building platforms that enable development teams to implement and quickly scale applications. This has included running the High Performance Computing Group at Lloyd’s of London focusing on designing and implementing a platform to allow Engineers and Actuaries to quickly iterate on internal models at Lloyd’s of London, building a platform to allow for very fast development of “Partner Front-End” applications at Google (think the partner facing admin interfaces for Google Transit search or managing inventory for Google Play Movies) and currently at Humanitec building an Internal Developer Platform that can be used by all engineering teams to speed up their development of Cloud Native Apps. Cool things of the week Showing the C++ developer love with new client libraries blog New GCP Essentials video “GCP vs. Firebase — Part 1” blog GCPodcast Episode 180: Firebase with Jen Person podcast Here to serve Korea’s businesses with a new GCP region in Seoul blog Interview Humanitec site CNCF site GKE site Cloud SQL site Weaveworks site Harness site Question of the week How do you prevent exposing API keys in source code? Where can you find us next? Mark will be traveling and working on a video series for the Google Cloud YouTube Channel. Jon will be at GDC in March.


26 Feb 2020

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Chris Stephenson And Darren Discuss Innovation And Effectiveness In Marketing

Managing Marketing

Chris Stephenson is the head of Strategy and Planning for APAC at PHD Media and talks about the importance of defining and delivering effectiveness. He shares the paradox for marketers of the desire to be innovative and groundbreaking and at the same time delivering the results required and how the two are a balancing act that can lead to conflict. He also shares his insights into the increasing role for strategy in a world that is focusing on short term results.https://www.trinityp3.com/2020/02/innovation-effectiveness-in-marketing/


11 Feb 2020