Rank #1: S3E10 with Rory Sutherland
This is a conversation with Rory Sutherland. Rory is the Vice Chairman of Ogilvy UK, the founder of their behavioral psychology arm, Ogilvy Change, a former President of the IPA and famed TED speaker with talks including Life Lessons of an Ad Man and Sweat the Small Stuff. Enjoy!
Feb 28 2018
Rank #2: S1E12 with Faris Yakob
Oct 04 2016
Rank #3: S5E1 with Alex Bogusky
This is a conversation with Alex Bogusky, Adweek’s Creative Director of the Decade and Chief Creative Engineer at Crispin, Porter, Bogusky. Alex was employee 16 at Crispin Porter, a company he and his partners would transform into one of the most well-known and influential shops in the world. He left advertising in 2010 to work with startups like Lyft and non-profits like Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. Last year, he came back to CPB to reimagine what a modern agency can be. Also, a special thanks to the amazing folks at Coupe Studios in Boulder for hosting our conversation. Enjoy!
Jan 08 2019
Rank #4: S2E11 with Martin Weigel
This is a conversation with Martin Weigel. Martin was the Global Planning Director at JWT and the Planning Director for Leo Burnett before taking on his current role as the Head of Planning at Wieden & Kennedy in Amsterdam. He also writes at MartinWeigel.org, which is one of those must-reads for anyone who likes to think deeply about the business. In this interview, we’ll walk through Martin's awesome career that took him to leadership roles in London, NY, Sao Paulo and now Amsterdam. Enjoy!
May 24 2017
Rank #5: S2E8 with Russell Davies
This is a conversation with one of the godfathers of planning on the internet, Russell Davies. Russell has had a massive career including leadership roles at Leo Burnett, Wieden + Kennedy, Nike, Ogilvy, R/GA, the UK Government Digital Service and now BETC London. He is also a founder of the Newspaper Club and a contributor to Campaign and Wired Magazine.
May 05 2017
Rank #6: S1E7 with Gareth Kay
Aug 23 2016
Rank #7: S4E16 with Gareth Kay, Faris Yakob, & Rosie Yakob
On this season finale of Real Famous, we have a conversation with Rosie Yakob, Faris Yakob, and Gareth Kay. Rosie was a Senior Social Strategist at Cake, led social strategy at Saatchi NY, and was also a Senior Strategist at 360i. Faris was the Chief Innovation Officer at MDC Partners, the EVP, Chief Technology Strategist at McCann, and is the author of Paid Attention. Together, they are the brains behind the consultancy Genius Steals. Gareth was the head of planning at Modernista!, the Chief Strategy Officer of Goodby, and the founding partner of Zeus Jones SF. He is now a co-founder of Chapter SF. Enjoy!
Sep 13 2018
Rank #8: S5E7 with Jon Steel
This is a conversation with Jon Steel. He is one of the most well-known and respected strategists in the history of advertising. He started his career at BMP, which is one of the agencies that pioneered the concept of account planning. He became the first head of planning for Goodby back when they were 30 people and eventually took on the role of partner and Vice Chairman. He spent the rest of his career with WPP as Global Planning Director. He also led the WPP Fellowship, an elite global graduate recruitment and training program that was designed to create future leaders for the company. In 1998, he wrote one of the bibles of account planning, Truth, Lies and Advertising, and he followed up with Perfect Pitch, the art of selling ideas and winning new business, in 2006. Enjoy!
Apr 11 2019
Rank #9: S4E14 with Ben Jones
This is a conversation with Ben Jones, Global Creative Director and founder of Unskippable Labs at Google. Before joining Google, he was the EVP, Group Creative Director at Hill Holliday, SVP, Creative Director at Digitas and a Creative Director at Agency.com. Enjoy!
Aug 30 2018
Rank #11: S3E5 with Rob Campbell
This is a conversation with Rob Campbell, the Chief Strategy Officer and a Partner at Deutsch. Rob founded two agencies, was the regional head of planning at Y&R Asia, and the head of strategy at Wieden & Kennedy in Shanghai, among other roles. He also writes one of the most popular planning blogs on the web, Musings of an Opinionated Sod. Enjoy!
Dec 19 2017
Rank #12: S1E8 with Marty Neumeier
Aug 30 2016
Rank #13: S2E14 with Adrian Ho
Welcome to the Season 2 Finale! This is a conversation the co-founder of Zeus Jones, Adrian Ho. Adrian started his career in the mailroom at Lord, Denstu & Partners before working his way into planning. Since then, he's been a Planner at JWT, a Planning Director at Goodby and the Director of Account Planning at Fallon. In 2007, he and his partners launched Zeus Jones, part of a new breed of creative companies that are looking beyond advertising for growth. Their clients include General Mills, Nestle and 3M. Enjoy!
Jul 05 2017
Rank #14: S2 BONUS with Stefan Sagmeister
This is a conversation with Stefan Sagmeister. Stefan is the founder of the New York design studio Sagmeister & Walsh. He has collaborated with the likes of the Talking Heads, Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, David Byrne and Jay-Z on their album covers, winning 2 Grammy Awards along the way. In 2008, he released the fantastic book Things I Have Learned In My Life So Far. He created the Happy Show, an exhibition that’s gained over 350,000 visitors globally. And now, he launched his directorial debut, The Happy Film. Wired magazine called it “A highly entertaining confessional that is as much a reality show as experimental art piece.” You can download it on iTunes today. Enjoy!
Jul 25 2017
Rank #15: S1E6 with Will Schafer
Aug 16 2016
Rank #16: S3E2 with Chris Riley
This is a conversation with a true giant of our industry, Chris Riley. He was the first strategist hired at Wieden and Kennedy in 1991 and was a part of the leadership team that grew the company from a small shop in Portland to the global creative agency it is today. He was the head of strategic planning for Apple as it launched the Mac vs. PC campaign, apple.com, the iPad, and the iPhone. Now, he leads Studioriley, which works with some of the worlds most innovative companies to bring them insight into the world. Enjoy!
Nov 28 2017
Rank #17: S3E6 with Mark Earls
This is a conversation with Mark Earls, an author and brand pioneer. Mark was the Head of Planning at Bates Dorland and St. Luke’s Communications before becoming the Executive Planning Director and the Chair of the Global Planning Council at Ogilvy. He is also the author of Welcome to the Creative Age, Brand New Brand Thinking, Herd, and Copy Copy Copy. He is also the founder of the Herd Consultancy. Enjoy!
Jan 08 2018
Rank #18: S4E7 with Catherine Heath
This is a conversation with Catherine Heath. She has been a strategist at M&C Saatchi and Y&R, Global Creative Planning Director on Red Bull for Kastner & Partners, SVP and Group Planning Director on Microsoft for McCann, Global Chief Strategy Officer for Modernista!, Worldwide Group Planning Director on Visa for Chiat, Executive Strategy Director for M&C Saatchi, Head of Strategy, West Coast for Huge, and EVP, Head of Strategic Planning for Edelman. She is now running her own global consultancy called Once Upon a Time Brands. Enjoy!
Jul 11 2018
Rank #19: S2E10 with Kelly Nyland
This is a conversation with the head of marketing for Spectacles by Snapchat, Kelly Nyland. Kelly has spent her career educating consumers about new technologies including leadership roles for Parrot, Sphero and Roli. She joined Snapchat in February of 2016 to lead the global launch for Specs. That included a new storefront in Venice, CA, a pop-up store in NY, googly-eyed vending machines, the ecommerce experience and a splash out-of-home campaign in major markets. We talked about her career launching everything from drones to Star Wars toys, and got a behind the scenes look at the launch of Spectacles. Enjoy!
May 17 2017
Rank #20: S4E13 with Justine Bloome
This is a conversation with Justine Bloome, the Chief Strategy Officer at Vaynermedia. Over her career, she’s spent time in publishing and the entertainment business, cut her teeth on strategy at Jack Morton, owned her own distributed agency called the Village Agency, and was the EVP, Head of Strategy and Innovation at Carat USA. Vaynermedia is one of the fastest growing agencies on the planet with close to 1,000 employees after less than 10 years of business. Enjoy!
Aug 21 2018