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From movers to shakers to great content makers, these are the people disrupting business, culture and life. Join host Rob Schwartz, CEO of TBWAChiatDay NY, on the Disruptor Series Podcast.

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From movers to shakers to great content makers, these are the people disrupting business, culture and life. Join host Rob Schwartz, CEO of TBWAChiatDay NY, on the Disruptor Series Podcast.

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Disrupt your thinking

By Creative18 - Nov 17 2019
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Rob’s background as a creative combined with his current role as CEO creates a rich layered portrait of his subjects and their work. Great for creative who are looking to understand business on a deeper level.

Get closer to people who are one step ahead

By MisterMomentum - Apr 12 2019
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The Disruptor Series is what got me hooked on podcasts. And now that I’ve listened to a number of others–I’m even more enthusiastic about this series. Rob Schwartz is a great host, an avid reader, and genuinely curious. Unlike many hosts who just like to hear the sound of their own voice, Rob is in a class of his own as an interviewer. The guests are thought leaders and disruptors–a number have written books and these book shares add to the podcast experience. My only complaint–need more episodes. More cowbell.

iTunes Ratings

20 Ratings
Average Ratings
15
2
1
1
1

Disrupt your thinking

By Creative18 - Nov 17 2019
Read more
Rob’s background as a creative combined with his current role as CEO creates a rich layered portrait of his subjects and their work. Great for creative who are looking to understand business on a deeper level.

Get closer to people who are one step ahead

By MisterMomentum - Apr 12 2019
Read more
The Disruptor Series is what got me hooked on podcasts. And now that I’ve listened to a number of others–I’m even more enthusiastic about this series. Rob Schwartz is a great host, an avid reader, and genuinely curious. Unlike many hosts who just like to hear the sound of their own voice, Rob is in a class of his own as an interviewer. The guests are thought leaders and disruptors–a number have written books and these book shares add to the podcast experience. My only complaint–need more episodes. More cowbell.
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Disruptor Series

Latest release on May 26, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Rosie and Faris Yakob are "Disrupting Brands"

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If you combined gypsies, intellectuals and a dash of a rock 'n' roll band on tour, you just might come up with Rosie and Faris Yakob. They are the disruptive masterminds of the itinerant pop culture and brand consultancy called, "Genius Steals." We took advantage of their moment in New York City to have a chat about the present and future of business, brands and a whole lot more.

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Theresa Howard/Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Jul 17 2017

54mins

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Rank #2: Kerry Z Feuerman is Going to “Disrupt Your Next Presentation”

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How’d your last presentation go? Did you sell the creative? Did you get a client to buy whatever you were selling? If not, listen in. On this episode of the Disruptor Series Podcast we hear from Kerry Z Feuerman, the author of the new book, “The 5 Deadly Sins of Presenting Creative Work.”  In conversation with Rob Schwartz, Kerry lays out the five sins: Blurting, Ad Whispering, Wanderlust, Telepathy and Impalement. He also gives some terrific advice on how to successfully present on conference calls. You can’t launch disruptive work in the world if you can’t sell it in the boardroom. Find out how, here. 

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Theresa Howard/Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Dan Bradbury

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Jul 23 2018

39mins

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Rank #3: COVID-19 is Disrupting Everything

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Welcome to the Disruptor Series Podcast’s first “PFH.” That’s right, a Pod From Home. COVID-19 is affecting everything from how we live, how we work, how we eat, invest and  interact (or don’t interact) with each other. Listen in as host Rob Schwartz and Disruptor Series co-founder Doug Melville unpack and discuss the top 10 Disruptions of this extraordinary crisis. 

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Host - Rob Schwartz/Doug Melville

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Mar 25 2020

30mins

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Rank #4: Iman Oubou is "Disrupting Media"

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More than just a pretty face, former Miss New York, Iman Oubou, is building a media empire. As the CEO of Swaay Media, Iman is taking on the conventions of male-leaning business publications and dude-heavy business media to create relevant content and resources with a decidedly feminine and diverse edge. On this episode of the Disruptor Series, Rob Schwartz sits down with Iman and unpacks her disruptive story from Moroccan immigrant to beauty pageant winner to soon-to-be media mogul.  

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Theresa Howard/Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Dan Bradbury

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Jul 05 2017

40mins

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Rank #5: Tim Leake is Disrupting Advertising Craft

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One of the most powerful ideas at the 2019 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity was a presentation. A presentation called, “Ugly Sells.” Created and curated by RPA’s Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer, Tim Leake, exposes the new “Ugly” movement in advertising and brand communications. Listen in and as Tim and Disruptor Series Podcast host Rob Schwartz discuss how “Ugly” is the new cool. And a true disruptive force that is challenging conventional advertising creative wisdom. 

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Jul 10 2019

44mins

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Rank #6: Michael Farmer is "Chronicling the Disruptions of the Advertising Business”

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Michael Farmer, the author of the best-selling book “Madison Avenue Manslaughter,” is deeply well-versed in the crisis that agencies and brands face today. It’s a crisis of growth. Trust. And money. Listen in as Michael lays out the problems and offers up practical and powerful solutions to agencies and CMOs.

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Theresa Howard/Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Dan Bradbury

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Feb 26 2018

56mins

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Rank #7: Michael Fanuele is Disrupting What It Takes To Be Inspiring

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If you think only special people can be “inspiring,” Michael Fanuele will inspire you to think again. On this episode of the Disruptor Series Podcast, the former General Mills marketer and ad agency Chief Strategy Officer sits down with host Rob Schwartz to discuss how anybody can become inspiring. It’s all drawn from his disruptive new book, “Stop Making Sense: The Art of Inspiring Anybody.”

This is a must-listen-to episode for anyone on the brand side, the agency side or anyone who simply wants to make something extraordinary.

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Producer - Natalie Zeller

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - John Cabrera 

Sep 24 2019

44mins

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Rank #8: Jonathan Elias is Disrupting Your Ears With Sonic Branding

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We are at the beginning of a revolution in sound — for brands. Jonathan Elias has seen this coming for 25+ years. He’s the “Mozart of Madison Avenue.” And on this episode of the Disruptor Series Podcast, we sit down with the legendary composer, arranger and producer and discuss his “earconic” work from the original MTV sting up through his work for Yahoo, Liberty and more. If you want to understand the disruptive power of sonic branding, listen here.

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Producer - Natalie Zeller

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - John Cabrera

Oct 08 2019

44mins

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Rank #9: Allison Kluger is "Disrupting Your Favorite Brand: You"

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Allison Kluger teaches at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. She's also creator and Lecturer of “Project You: Building and Extending Your Personal Brand,” a course she teaches with model and TV Personality Tyra Banks. On this episode, she and Rob unpack what it takes to be a leader in this day and age. How to have presence in a room. And how to disrupt your personal brand. Allison has 25+ years of experience in broadcast media, entertainment, and digital platforms. She’s been nominated for an Emmy four times and was an original producer on the popular ABC show, The View. In other words, listen, and learn. 

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Theresa Howard/Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Dan Bradbury

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Aug 06 2018

38mins

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Rank #10: Matt Rotondo is Disrupting Brand Content

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Matt Rotondo thinks brand content should be bigger and more focused. Bigger in that he prefers to guide his clients to the IMAX movie experience. More focused in that he believes there s a secret weapon to get people to fall in love with your brand -- education. That's right, as the Executive Producer of Cosmic Picture, Matt is doing disruptive things in the brand content space -- especially with his latest project Superpower Dogs in collaboration with Mars PetCare. Listen in as he and Rob look at brand content from a more disruptive point-of-view.

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Feb 18 2020

34mins

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Rank #11: Viv Rosenthal is "Disrupting the Future"

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 When I first met Designer, Entrepreneur and Futurist, Viv Rosenthal in 2009, she seemed like she was already living in 2014. And when I chatted with her for this recent Disruptor Series Podcast, it was clear she's already hanging out in 2020. Join Viv and I as we talk about technology, communications and all kinds of things that are disrupting the world of today and life tomorrow.

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Theresa Howard/Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Dan Bradbury

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Apr 10 2017

39mins

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Rank #12: Snoop is “Disrupting Pop Culture”

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If you think Snoop Dogg is just a rapper then you’re in for a surprise. Snoop is creating music and so much more. He’s curating and producing award-winning shows like “Get Out” and “Atlanta.” He’s creating and starring in content like “Pot Luck Dinner Party" with Martha Stewart, he’s making documentaries for Netflix and creating bits for Jimmy Kimmel. Also, with close to 20 million followers on Instagram, Snoop is a force of social media nature. And he’s not just posting on social media, he’s owning pieces of these platforms. And this is only half of it. On this special edition of the Disruptor Series Podcast, recorded live at the 2017 ADCOLOR Conference, Snoop sits down with Disruptor Series co-founder, Doug Melville and Ryan Ford the Chief Creative Officer of Snoop’s ad agency, Cashmere. As Snoop says, he’s “Disrupting to push the culture forward.” Listen and be inspired.

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Host - Doug Melville

Intro/Outro Voiced by Theresa Howard/Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Dan Bradbury

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Oct 23 2017

54mins

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Rank #13: Jeron Smith is Disrupting Athlete Marketing

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Jeron Smith is the CEO of Unanimous Media, a company he cofounded with business partner and NBA superstar, Stephen Curry. 

Together they develop and produce cross-platform media on TV, theatrical and streaming platforms, around the core brand tenets of Steph. 

Listen in as Disruptor Series Cofounder Doug Melville unpacks Jeron's journey from UCLA to Nike to the Obama White House, and how life is as a 30-something CEO.  

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Host - Doug Melville 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

May 31 2019

55mins

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Rank #14: The Moth is "Disrupting Storytelling"

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Imagine a sultry summer evening. A couple of friends are gathered around when someone pipes up and says, "Did I ever tell you the story about..." And then a great yarn is unfurled. Well, that moment, that feeling, was exactly what poet and novelist George Dawes Green wanted to create in 1997. Only with a stage. And nothing but a storyteller. A microphone. And an audience. Twenty years later, The Moth is now one of the world's most successful, influential, and entertaining cultural forces. Have a listen to this special LIVE Disruptor Series with Moth storyteller, Liel Leibovitz and a conversation with Artistic Director Catherine Burns.

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Theresa Howard/Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Dan Bradbury

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Sep 19 2017

48mins

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Rank #15: Maria Ross is Disrupting business with a super power called, empathy

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Maria Ross is the author of a new book called, “The Empathy Edge.” In it she lays out the case for empathy in business and life. And on this episode of the Disruptor Series Podcast Maria unpacks the power of empathy. And reveals how you can make your company or business more empathetic and ultimately more successful.

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Feb 11 2020

34mins

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Rank #16: Jayanta is "Disrupting the Landscape"

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Jayanta Jenkins is the Global Group Creative Director of Twitter. Coming off his Cannes Lion Grand Prix-winning campaign, Jayanta sits down to discuss new media, old media, brand-agency relationships and the artistic and business lessons of Prince. Looking to hear from a truly disruptive and creative mind? Tune in here.

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Theresa Howard/Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Dan Bradbury

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Aug 01 2017

40mins

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Rank #17: Ryan Wallman is Disrupting the advertising business with a very funny book

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The advertising business is crazy. And lately, things have gotten even crazier. It’s more complex. With more platforms. More jargon. More acronyms. And more opportunities to poke fun at all of it. Creative Director and copywriter Ryan Wallman has done just that. His new book is called “Delusions of Brandeur.” And it’s a wonderful antidote to all that ails the ad business. Listen in as he and Rob unpack the inspiration and some of the hilarious content that fills its pages.

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Feb 25 2020

34mins

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Rank #18: Shingy is "Disrupting Prophecy"

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There's Cher, there's Madonna and there is Shingy. David Shing, known to all far and wide as "Shingy," is the Digital Prophet for the newly formed media holding company, Oath. And by the way, that's his actual title, "Digital Prophet." A graphic designer by trade, Shingy has been clarifying and proselytizing the power and wonder of all things digital for well more than a decade. Listen in as Rob and Shingy unpack a variety of topics from the quality of work at Cannes Lions to the future of wearables to the nature and possibility of brand fame in our ever-connected age. Want to know more about the future? Hear Shingy today. 

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Theresa Howard/Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Dan Bradbury

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Aug 30 2017

48mins

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Rank #19: Adam Pierno and Rob Schwartz are “Disrupting Podcasts.”

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This is the first Pod2Pod. On a single day, in the same studio, Adam Pierno, author of the new marketing strategy book “Under Think It,” appeared on the Disruptor Series with Rob Schwartz. And in the same session, the tables were turned and Rob was a guest on Adam’s show, “The Strategy Inside Everything.” Both episodes are here for you now, back to back, Pod2Pod, and allow you to listen in on the state of the advertising business from two of its sharpest minds. From two different ways in. 

Here's the link to Adam's episode interviewing Rob.
https://instilstrategy.com/podcast/2018/6/24/rob-schwartz-is-a-creative-in-the-c-suite

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Theresa Howard

Executive Producer - Dan Bradbury

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Jun 28 2018

33mins

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Rank #20: Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson are Disrupting Hollywood and Points Beyond on this Disruptor Series LIVE Special

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On this special episode, you can here award-winning comedians, show-runners and writers Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson live at TBWAChiatDay in New York. Here the hilarious duo sits down with Disruptor Series co-founder Doug Melville to talk about their rise through the rough and tumble world of comedy. And all about the ways their Comedy Central series Broad City disrupts the classic Hollywood model. They'll make you laugh, too. Listen in right here.

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Host - Doug Melville

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Jan 28 2019

52mins

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