Disruptor Series
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. 

Disruptor Series Special: Andrew Loog Oldham

Disruptor Series Special: Andrew Loog Oldham

September 26, 2018
A funny thing happened on Rob's way to doing legendary music producer and genius impresario Andrew Loog Oldham’s new podcast, “Sound + Vision.” We wound up creating a Disruptor Series Podcast at the exact same time. Listen in as Andrew and Rob discuss Rock ‘N’ Roll, The Rolling Stones and all manner of disruptive stuff. 
 
You can check out Andrew's podcast out on the below platforms & social channels.
 
Allison Kluger is “Disrupting Your Favorite Brand: You”

Allison Kluger is “Disrupting Your Favorite Brand: You”

August 6, 2018

 

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.