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Real Famous - Stories about the people who make brands famous

Real Famous is a real life education in making brands that people want to talk about. We’re talking to leaders in creative industries to learn from their stories - how they got started, the challenges they overcame, the work that defined their careers and what drove them to become a success. We're brought to you by Plein Air, the agency that helps brands grow through connected, shareable and useful customer experiences.
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Jul 9, 2019

This is a conversation with Eric Yang, the Founder and Editor in Chief of Gear Patrol. What started off as a hobby turned into a career as Eric built his blog into a multi-channel publishing business with more than 4 million readers per month. Last year, they took on a significant investment from Hearst magazines and are now building their own in-house branded content studio. Enjoy!

Jun 19, 2019

This is a conversation with Heather LeFevre. She is a strategist and the author of the fantastic Brain Surfing the top strategy minds in the world. She has held senior strategy roles at BBDO, Mullen, The Martin Agency, CPB, Tribal DDB, Strawberry Frog. Enjoy!

May 14, 2019

This is a conversation with Scott Trattner. Most recently, he was the VP and Executive Creative Director at Facebook. Before that, he spent years working at the Media Arts Labs for Apple, eventually becoming their ECD as well. Scott is behind some of the most well-known campaigns in Apple’s history, including Mac vs. PC. Enjoy!

Apr 11, 2019

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!

Mar 19, 2019

This is a conversation with Jayanta Jenkins. He’s held leadership roles including Global Executive Creative Director at Twitter, Global Creative Director at Beats by Dre, and Global Creative Director at TBWA\Chiat\Day. He started his career at Martin and then worked on the Nike business at Weiden & Kennedy. In 2016, he co-founded Saturday Morning, an organization that’s bringing awareness to racial bias and injustice. He recently became the Global Executive Creative Director and Head of Brand for HP. Enjoy!

Feb 27, 2019

This is a conversation with Natalie Lam. Most recently, she was Executive Creative Director at Google. Before that, she was the ECD at Razorfish, McAnn, OgilvyOne Asia, and a Creative Director on the Nike account at RGA. Enjoy!

Feb 5, 2019

This is a conversation with Tiffany Rolfe. Tiffany is the EVP, US Chief Creative Officer at RGA. Before that, she was a partner and Chief Creative Officer at Co:Collective and spent 10 years with Crispin Porter Bogusky, eventually becoming a VP and Executive Creative Director. She’s won just about every major award in the business including Best of Show at One Show, a Grand Clio, and the Grand Prix and Titanium Lion at Cannes. Enjoy!

Jan 29, 2019

This is a conversation with Dave Burg. He is a co-founder of Shepherd, a strategic consultancy based in Austin, TX. Prior to launching his own agency, he held strategic leadership roles with RGA, CPB, Roundhouse and WK. Enjoy!

Jan 16, 2019

This is a conversation with the Bud Caddell, the founder of NOBL. Bud was the SVP of Invention and Digital Strategy Director at Deutsch and the West Coast founder of Undercurrent. In 2014, he launched NOBL. They are a new style of organizational consultancy operating in LA, NY, London, and Vancouver. They just launched Workhub, which they call the Github for work. Enjoy!

Jan 8, 2019

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!

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