Disruptor Series
Jonathan Elias is Disrupting Your Ears With Sonic Branding

Jonathan Elias is Disrupting Your Ears With Sonic Branding

October 8, 2019
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.
 

Credits

Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Producer - Natalie Zeller

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - John Cabrera

Michael Fanuele is Disrupting What It Takes To Be Inspiring

Michael Fanuele is Disrupting What It Takes To Be Inspiring

September 24, 2019

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.

 

Credits

Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Producer - Natalie Zeller

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - John Cabrera 

Rich Siegel is Disrupting Washington

Rich Siegel is Disrupting Washington

August 29, 2019

Rich Siegel is a legendary copywriter/creative director and the author of a new book, "Mr. Siegel Writes to Washington." His book is a collection of letters he's written to over 50 GOP Senators and the Vice President himself. Rich demands action. And he demands it in his inimitable style: a combination of clarity and hilarity. Yes, this book is damn funny. Listen in as Rich and Rob talk about disrupting the status quo in D.C., Madison Avenue and Hollywood. 

Credits

Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

 

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. 
 

Credits

Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

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. 

 

Credits

Host - Doug Melville 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

 

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.

Credits

Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

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.  

Credits

Host - Doug Melville 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

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. 

Credits

Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

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. 

Credits

Host - Doug Melville 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

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. 

Credits

Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman