Disruptor Series
Bennett D. Bennett Is Disrupting Madison Avenue

Bennett D. Bennett Is Disrupting Madison Avenue

July 22, 2020

Days after the death of George Floyd, Madison Avenue was put on notice by Bennett D. Bennett and his partners. In a well-crafted, impassioned letter, Bennett and his team laid out a 12-step plan for agencies to dramatically improve the workplace for black employees. In this episode, hear the incredible story of the “Open Letter” and learn how this former copywriter and journalist launched a lightning rod for real, disruptive change. Only on the Disruptor Series Podcast.

 

Host - Rob Schwartz

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

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

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

June 23, 2020

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

Geren Lockhart is Disrupting the COVID19 Crisis with Underwear

Geren Lockhart is Disrupting the COVID19 Crisis with Underwear

June 16, 2020
People make statements with t-shirts, tote bags and face masks. Well, now to disrupt all of that — underpants. That’s right, designer and entrepreneur Geren Lockhart is celebrating the political heroes of the COVID19 crisis with a line of...intimates. Listen in is as she unpacks how she made headlines with the article of clothing people typically don’t see. Only on the Disruptor Series Podcast. 
 

Host - Rob Schwartz

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer - John Cabrera

Elaine Welteroth is Disrupting Self Worth

Elaine Welteroth is Disrupting Self Worth

May 26, 2020

Before she was a New York Times best-selling author, and before she was editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, Elaine Welteroth was in Advertising. Listen in as Elaine sits down with host Doug Melville to talk about coming into your own – on your own terms. Live at TBWAChiatDay NY, Elaine also lays out her journey to find her voice and how that led to the inspiration behind her popular book, “More than Enough.”

Podcast Credits

Host - Doug Melville

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

From The Vault: Gabrielle Hamilton at TBWA\Chiat\Day NY LIVE

From The Vault: Gabrielle Hamilton at TBWA\Chiat\Day NY LIVE

May 19, 2020

Before Covid-19 hit, we had the brilliant chef, restaurateur and author Gabrielle Hamilton at a Disruptor Series live event. And while the virus and lockdown has forced her to shut down her beloved NY restaurant, Prune, the  wisdom she shared that evening still provides food for the soul. Have a listen on this special, from-the-vault episode. 

Podcast Credits

Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Jordan Goldstein is Disrupting Your Post-COVID Work Life

Jordan Goldstein is Disrupting Your Post-COVID Work Life

May 11, 2020

Jordan Goldstein is an award-winning architect at Gensler. After decades of thinking about all manner of architecture and design, he’s been laser-focused on what life will be like as we emerge from this Coronavirus crisis. What will walking into a building be like? What’s the fate of the open office? Can we ever feel optimistic again? Hear the answers to these questions and more. Only on the Disruptor Series Podcast.

Also, check out Goldstein's article on how architecture may change in a post-pandemic society:

https://www.gensler.com/research-insight/blog/an-architecture-of-optimism-for-a-post-pandemic-society

Podcast Credits

Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

 

Giles Edwards is Disrupting your COVID19 Isolation

Giles Edwards is Disrupting your COVID19 Isolation

May 4, 2020

Feeling alone and anxious during this crisis? Giles Edwards has an idea to provide you with some company -- and importantly -- some inspiration and knowledge. You see, Giles and his collaborators have created ISOLATEDTalks.com. Emphasis on "TED." It's a nod to TED Talks as the website serves up some presentations, talks and stories from some of the Advertising industry's most inspiring people. All with a mission to help you get through this crisis. On the pod, Giles talks about how ISOLATEDTalks came about. The charity it's supporting. As well as a host of other topics like his creative company, Gasp! and his role in bringing the best-selling book, "Delusions of Brandeur" to life. Only on the Disruptor Series podcast. 

Podcast Credits

Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Tito Melega is Disrupting The Coronavirus

Tito Melega is Disrupting The Coronavirus

April 27, 2020

While the government and scientists can't agree when we can open the economy back up, one thing everyone agrees upon is that covering your nose and mouth with a mask helps keep you and others healthy. The problem? There's not enough quality masks. Enter Tito Melega. Tito's a creative director, art director, content producer and now, a mask entrepreneur. He's applying his "Ideas That Do" approach by working with a small team of collaborators from places like Germany and Nashville to use a network of 3-D printers to make a quality mask available to everyone with his new initiative: AMaskForAll.com. Hear the story -- only 4 weeks in the making -- and how it's disrupting the wrath of the Coronavirus with good old-fashioned human ingenuity and human cooperation. Only on the Disruptor Series Podcast. 

Podcast Credits

Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

David Burn is Disrupting The Ad Trades

David Burn is Disrupting The Ad Trades

April 20, 2020
David Burn is the founder of AdPulp -- an advertising publication with a difference: it’s for practitioners, by practitioners. For 15 years, AdPulp has been providing news and perspective from the trenches. Listen in as he and host Rob Schwartz discuss the current state of the advertising industry, where it’s been, and the future of writing and writers. Only on the Disruptor Series Podcast. 
 
If you are interested in more advertising industry news, check out https://www.adpulp.com/
 

Podcast Credits

Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Tiffany R. Warren is Disrupting Diversity

Tiffany R. Warren is Disrupting Diversity

April 15, 2020

When did you realize there were differences amongst people based on their race or ethnicity? For Tiffany R. Warren, it happened when she was very young. But the differences she experienced inspired her to find ways to bring us all together. Today, Tiffany is Omnicom's Chief Diversity Officer and Founder of ADCOLOR. Listen in as she sits down with host Doug Melville -- live at TBWAChiatDay NY -- to talk about the importance of rising up and reaching back. 

Podcast Credits

Host - Doug Melville

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

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