Disruptor Series
Tim Leake is Disrupting Advertising Craft

Tim Leake is Disrupting Advertising Craft

July 10, 2019
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. 
Maria Shriver is Disrupting Your Fourth of July Weekend

Maria Shriver is Disrupting Your Fourth of July Weekend

July 2, 2019

Maria Shriver is not only one of the greatest women of our time — she is one of the greatest women of all time. From award-winning journalist to former First Lady of California, to mother, sister, daughter and cousin, Maria Shriver has pretty much seen it all and done it all. In this special live conversation, Maria Shriver sits down with Disruptor Series co-founder Doug Melville to discuss the process of turning her weekly writings into her latest New York Times best-selling book I've Been Thinking... Maria also shares her thoughts on empathy, mental health, the women's movement and the power within us all. Recorded live at TBWAChiatDay NY on Madison Avenue. Listen in here. 

Disruptor Series Podcast Special: LIVE with the “Father of Disruption,” Jean-Marie Dru

Disruptor Series Podcast Special: LIVE with the “Father of Disruption,” Jean-Marie Dru

June 10, 2019

Jean-Marie Dru invented the idea of "Disruption" in a business context. Today it is not only one of the most powerful forces for brands, it is the theory and methodology that powers us and our clients  at TBWA. In this special live episode of the podcast, Jean-Marie discusses his new book, "Thank You For Disrupting." It's an analysis and celebration of some of the world's most Disruptive entrepreneurs from Ariana Huffington to Zhang Ruimin to all of the legends in between including Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Oprah, Sergey and Larry and Lee Clow, to name but a few. Listen in as JMD, and Disruptor Series host, Rob Schwartz unpack Disruption and hear why it's more relevant today than at any other moment in history.

Jeron Smith is Disrupting Athlete Marketing

Jeron Smith is Disrupting Athlete Marketing

May 31, 2019

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.  

George Tannenbaum is Disrupting The Youth

George Tannenbaum is Disrupting The Youth

May 17, 2019

George Tannenbaum is a true Disruptor. In a business where the average age is 31, George, at twice that age, is thriving as a working ECD and creative leader. You can read about his experiences in his wonderful blog, AdAged. A Business Insider “Most Influential” blog, AdAged chronicles the daily life of advertising today and occasionally reminds us of the magic of yore. Sometimes sardonic. Often incisive. Always heartfelt. Listen in as Rob and George reveal the secrets of longevity and relevance in advertising and life. 

Charlamagne tha God is Disrupting How You Think About Mental Health

Charlamagne tha God is Disrupting How You Think About Mental Health

May 16, 2019

To recognize Mental Health Awareness Month, we sat down with popular radio and TV personality Charlamagne tha God to discuss his new book Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me. Recorded live at TBWAChiatDay New York, Charlamagne and Disruptor Series host Doug Melville talk about disrupting the conversation around mental health, anxiety and therapy in the urban community and among young creatives. 

Eaon Pritchard Is Disrupting All That Has Gone Wrong With Advertising

Eaon Pritchard Is Disrupting All That Has Gone Wrong With Advertising

April 29, 2019

Eaon Pritchard is a writer and a practicing advertising strategist. He's written a wonderful book called, Where Did It All Go Wrong? Adventures at the Dunning Kruger Peak of Advertising. In it, Eaon attempts to find the truth and some clarity in today's chaotic, conflicting and jargon-happy advertising world. His book and this podcast are chock-a-block with wit, wisdom, musical knowledge and seemingly random references from science and pop culture. Listen in and learn where things went wrong and what it takes to make them right. 

Abhi Nangia is Disrupting How Our Kids Learn

Abhi Nangia is Disrupting How Our Kids Learn

March 12, 2019

Abhi Nangia is a social entrepreneur on a mission: he wants to help young people love learning. Even more nobly, he wants to "co-create a more peaceful, compassionate, beautiful world that we know is possible deep down in our hearts and souls." Sounds lofty? It's actually entirely pragmatic. Listen in as we unpack Abhi's unconventional, travel-happy life. Hear about the incredible content he and his team create. And learn more about his unique and disruptive educational force called BetterWorldEd.org, that is actually living up to its name by making the world better. 

 

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

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

January 28, 2019

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.

Disruptor Series Podcast Special:  Live at Advertising Week with author Sam Conniff-Allende

Disruptor Series Podcast Special: Live at Advertising Week with author Sam Conniff-Allende

November 1, 2018

 Sam Conniff-Allende will disrupt your perception of pirates and what they can teach us about 21st Century business. In fact, Sam argues that the Golden Age of Piracy pirates were the "Millennials of the sea." In fact, he's written an inspired book on the subject called "Be More Pirate: Or How To Take On The World And Win." In the book (and on stage here) Sam shows how real pirates like Blackbeard, Henry Morgan, Anne Bonny and Black Caesar wrote the blueprint for how to thrive in modern day capitalism using limited resource and unlimited ingenuity. In this live Disruptor Series Podcast, you'll learn everything you need to disrupt business as usual. As Steve Jobs once said, "I'd rather be a pirate, than join the Navy." Find out why here.