Conversations With Giants

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In this visit, Corinna Falusi, Chief Creative Officer of Mother New York, sits down with John to discuss international differences in advertising, how fast-moving trends keep you creative, and how diversity in the workplace directly correlates
What’s it like being trapped under the Titanic? Richard Garriott, gaming industry pioneer, astronaut and deep-sea explorer joins John on risk-taking and how fear can be the ultimate motivator for creativity and entrepreneurship. Subscribe to C
How does imagery help document our reality? Join John and Debbie Millman, renowned graphic designer and podcast host of Design Matters as they talk all things design, the courage needed in collaboration and how creativity is fueled by failure a
Can great writing be taught? John Immesoete and Tin House literary magazine Editor and Co-founder, Rob Spillman talk about the mechanics of writing, the importance of cultural inspiration and how rejection is inevitable but important. Subscri
Independent consultant and former CMO Maureen McGuire joins John Immesoete in NYC to talk about the art of management, creating compelling campaigns and how diversity in cultures, backgrounds and experiences can build a great company. Subscri
How do you create content that people will not only embrace, but share? CEO and Co-founder of, Duncan Mitchell, sits down with John Immesoete to explain how a passion project based on funny, insightful content turned into a multi
From Nike to Vaseline, gyro GCD Kash Sree has tapped into human experiences to create compelling creative storytelling for big brands. Join John and Kash as they talk dedication to the craft and fearless creativity.
Join John in NYC as he sits down with Jason Harris, CEO and founder of Mekanism. They talk entrepreneurial spirit, adaptability and the profound impact social media has on marketing and the world at large. Subscribe to Conversations with Giant
As Chief Strategy Officer of TBWA\Istanbul, Toygun Yilmazer knows data. He sits down with John to discuss the importance of knowing your consumer, using data insights to elevate the conversation and how to use creativity for the good of society
Jeffrey Bowman, Founder and CEO of REFRAME: The Brand™, joins John to talk management consulting, what Jeffrey calls the new majority opportunity, and why he thinks marketers should re-evaluate the standard agency model. Subscribe to Conversa
As VP of Marketing for YETI Coolers, Corey Maynard is passionate about connecting his products with the people who love them. Join John Immesoete as he sits down with Corey and talks authenticity, the importance of creating a compelling narrati
Creating purpose-driven work that ends the objectification of women in advertising is Madonna Badger’s pursuit. Watch as the CCO of Badger & Winters joins John to discuss personal growth through tragedy and why and how we should raise the stand
Microsoft CMO Lead, Jeff Marcoux sits down with John to discuss the future of data-driven marketing and how data and creativity work together to create better consumer experiences. Subscribe to Conversations with Giants:
Advertising legend and New York Times Bestselling author Ted Bell sits down with John to discuss the importance of fostering fresh ideas, perseverance in the face of failure and being brave enough to take creative risks. Subscribe to Conversa
COO of the 3% Conference, Lisen Stromberg, joins John to discuss women in leadership, the future of the work/life balance and the importance of diversity in pursuit of better business solutions.
John Immesoete and Josh Dean, CMO of Tommy John strip down to the branding basics. Watch and discover the importance of having an authentic, provocative and engaging brand identity in the ever-evolving world of ecommerce. Subscribe to Convers
Shabnam Mogharabi, CEO of digital entertainment media company SoulPancake, joins John at #sxsw to discuss the evolution of online content and how telling stories can impact the hearts and minds of people. Subscribe to Conversations with Giant
By now you’ve probably seen the “Fearless Girl” statue in front of the famous bull on Wall Street. John sits down with Sean Bryan and Tom Murphy, Co-CCOs at McCann NY to hear how she almost didn’t happen — and discovers the secret question they
Paul O’Brien is an entrepreneur, startup consultant and founder of MediaTech Ventures. Why he says the future is now – and how his secrets could be the key to getting your next big idea funded. Whether it’s VC, sponsorship or grant, Paul breaks
Photographer Robert Whitman has always had a passion for reinvention. Don't miss John's chat with Robert as they cover everything from shooting Prince to the evolution of photography in advertising and the freedom inherent in pursuing creativit
Lee Nadler knows cars. Which makes sense since he’s the Marketing Communications and Launch Manager for MINI. John’s visit with Lee covers the ins and outs of marketing for such an iconic brand. Plus how thinking like a sherpa can help you in l
John Immesoete visits with Monique Nelson, CEO of multicultural ad agency, UniWorld Group. With clients like Ford, The Home Depot and the U.S. Marines, her experience as a leader in advertising (not to mention a well-traveled equestrian) is sur
When it comes to politics, Jon Reinish, SVP at SKDKnickerbocker, has seen it all. Jon has spent his career working on political campaigns ranging from education to healthcare reform to marriage equality. He’s advised Fortune 50 corporations and
Heidi Schoeneck is the EVP and Executive Creative Director of Geometry Global where she leads the Unilever Shopper Team. She’s also a mother, wife and noted blogger of “Surviving Marketing in Heels: A Woman’s Perspective on Kicking Ass in a Mad
You’ve probably heard Ira Antelis’ work in over 30 years of writing and producing music for commercials, records and movies with artists like Patti LaBelle, Christina Aguilera and Cheap Trick. Don’t miss his fascinating insights on the music an
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