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Sweathead with Mark Pollard - A Strategy Podcast

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How do you get good at strategy? With over 500,000 listens, Sweathead tries to answer this question. Each episode helps thinkers realize they're not alone and that thinking takes practice. And, when your brain practices, it sweats. Hence, Sweathead. Hit SUBSCRIBE, tell your friends, and leave a kind rating. Real-time action is @markpollard. The Sweathead Strategy Summer Camp is on now: http://courses.sweathead.co The book "Strategy Is Your Words" launches this July 2020: http://www.strategyisyourwords.com

How do you get good at strategy? With over 500,000 listens, Sweathead tries to answer this question. Each episode helps thinkers realize they're not alone and that thinking takes practice. And, when your brain practices, it sweats. Hence, Sweathead. Hit SUBSCRIBE, tell your friends, and leave a kind rating. Real-time action is @markpollard. The Sweathead Strategy Summer Camp is on now: http://courses.sweathead.co The book "Strategy Is Your Words" launches this July 2020: http://www.strategyisyourwords.com

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United States

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How do you get good at strategy? With over 500,000 listens, Sweathead tries to answer this question. Each episode helps thinkers realize they're not alone and that thinking takes practice. And, when your brain practices, it sweats. Hence, Sweathead. Hit SUBSCRIBE, tell your friends, and leave a kind rating. Real-time action is @markpollard. The Sweathead Strategy Summer Camp is on now: http://courses.sweathead.co The book "Strategy Is Your Words" launches this July 2020: http://www.strategyisyourwords.com

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@markpollard

Language:

English

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9177448292


Episodes

Young, Broke, And Hungry - The Advertising Industry And Its Juniors - Mickey Jones, Copywriter

5/29/2020
Mickey Jones is a graduate from the University of Lincoln. Like many of her peers, she's trying to get into the advertising industry. In England, this can mean trying to get a job in London. But, before you can move to London, you need to be able to afford to visit it and stay in it to meet possible hirers. You also need to get on their radars. London is no mean feat if you didn't go to the right schools or grow up with the right connections. In this episode, we discuss the challenges...

Duration:00:44:33

Practicing Insights With Movies - Charlie Quirk, Strategist

5/27/2020
Charlie Quirk is a strategist at Google in San Francisco. Recently, he published a deck that looked at 50 movies as a way to practice insights. You can find the deck here: http://charlie-quirk.com/hollywood/ Charlie is here: https://twitter.com/charliequirk Sweathead strategy class is in session http://courses.sweathead.co

Duration:00:50:31

“Right” Isn’t Useful - Walk And Talk, Central Park

5/25/2020
Summer Camp! http://courses.sweathead.co

Duration:00:43:00

Planning In Paris - Sabastien Genty, Strategy Boss

5/23/2020
Sabastien Genty is Head of Strategic Planning at DDB in Paris. Recently, he cofounded CPS, an organization to support planning and planners (but not just planners) in Paris. In this chat, we discuss what planning is like in Paris and the work of CPS. You can find Sabastien here http://linkedin.com/in/sebastien-genty-9b4563b - the CPS is here: https://www.collectifplanningstrategique.org Sweathead strategy class is in session: http://courses.sweathead.co

Duration:00:32:47

5 Tech Trends That Interest Gracie Page, Emerging Tech Director

5/20/2020
Gracie Page is Director of Emerging Technology at VMLY&R in London. In this episode, we discuss five technology trends that Gracie is currently studying - augmented reality, just walkout technology, voice, visual search, and gaming. Oh, and Gracie's mean knitting tech stack. You can find Gracie here: https://twitter.com/gracietech Sweathead class is in session http://courses.sweathead.co

Duration:00:43:15

Employee Engagement And Employer Brand Strategy - Rhiannon Stroud, Strategy Boss

5/18/2020
Rhiannon Stroud is Head of Strategy at McCann Synergy in Bristol. She works with companies on how they interact with their employees. It's an interesting field to work in, a field we don't hear much about because... no Superbowl ads. It can be a very meaningful field, too. We discuss all these things. You can find Rhiannon here https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhiannon-stroud-50787a75 Sweathead strategy class is in session: http://courses.sweathead.co

Duration:00:55:52

All Of Your Experience Is Valuable - Simeon Coker, Creative Consultant

5/14/2020
Simeon Coker is a Creative Director. He also makes a podcast called Mixed Company. A big part of Simeon's work is helping brands and agencies make creative work that is inclusive and that doesn't offend people with stereotypes. We discuss the business benefits and politics of inclusive work. You can find Simeon here https://www.indigoxpyrite.com/ Sweathead strategy classes are in session: http://courses.sweathead.co

Duration:00:47:35

A Little Shit On The Internet - @Femalcopywriter

5/12/2020
@Femalcopywriter is an anonymous Internet presence. It’s funny. The person who writes it is funny. And, in this episode, we talk about what’s funny about advertising. But we also discuss some serious issues including sexual assault. @Femalcopywriter’s voice has been altered. Female Copywriter is here http://www.twitter.com/Femalcopywriter Strategy class is in session http://courses.sweathead.co

Duration:00:52:16

Healthcare Planning Through COVID-19 - Eric L Hu, Strategist

5/11/2020
Eric L Hu is VP Strategy and Customer Experience at H4B Chelsea, a healthcare agency that's part of Havas. In this episode, we discuss what strategy work is in healthcare and what clients are asking of their agencies right now. You can find Eric here https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericlhu/ and here: https://www.instagram.com/ericlhu Sweathead strategy school is in session: http://courses.sweathead.co

Duration:01:00:33

Applying Football Strategy Concepts To Non-Football Strategy - Alex Stewart, Strategist

5/8/2020
Alex Stewart is a Senior Content Strategist at The Athletic, which recently acquired Tifo Football. Tifo Football is a football/soccer channel for nerds. It painstakingly breaks down football tactics, history, and business. In this chat, we go through some of the better known ways to approach strategy on a football field and try to make sense of them off the field. You can find Alex here: https://twitter.com/AFHStewart You can find Tifo Football here:...

Duration:00:43:06

Real Agency Salaries - Cole Habersham

5/7/2020
Cole Habersham is an account manager at Droga5 in New York. In late 2019, he published a spreadsheet asking for people to anonymously share their salaries so that he could help friends work out their worth. Not their worth as humans but as salaries. You know what I mean. This is the story of how it all happened. You can find Real Agency Salaries http://www.realagencysalaries.com/ You can find Cole here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/colehabersham/ Strategy class is in session:...

Duration:00:34:04

The Full-time Freelance Creative Life - Rebecca Rowntree, Creative Director

5/5/2020
Rebecca Rowntree hosts the podcast This Way Up and is a freelance Creative Director. She's judged D&AD and Cannes. She's worked at BBDO, R/GA, and The Elephant Room. And, at the time we spoke back in March, Rebecca was contemplating her freelance life. So that's what we discussed. You can find Rebecca https://www.rebeccarowntree.com/ And here https://twitter.com/rebeccarowntree * This episode was recorded on March 12, 2020, the day NYC started locking down but still early days for...

Duration:00:43:15

When Creatives And Strategists Can Work Together - Greg Hahn, CCO

5/1/2020
Greg Hahn is one of the world's most prolific and best known creative leaders. Chances are that if you've lived in America–yet alone worked in the advertising industry here–you've seen his work. Or his team's work. Greg started at Fallon in Minneapolis then moved to BBDO in New York where he rose to Chief Creative Officer. He spent fourteen years at BBDO. But he's not there now. In this interview, we discuss how Greg is thinking through his future, how strategists and creatives can work...

Duration:01:01:02

How Much Can You Learn In 100 Days Of Strategy Training? - Strategy Summer Camp Starts May 4

4/29/2020
Join hundreds of strategists from around the world as a Founding Member of Sweathead. You'll get access to the Sweathead Strategy Summer Camp. It will be weird. http://courses.sweathead.co/

Duration:00:12:10

How To Help Marketers Battle Fear During COVID-19 - Nathan Young, Strategist

4/28/2020
Nathan Young is Group Strategy Director at Periscope in Minneapolis. Like the rest of us, he used to make a rap blog and, like the rest of us who've made rap blogs, at some point Nathann realized he had bills to pay. So again, like the rest of us who've faced these turbulent rap blog decisions, he moved into advertising. In this chat, we discuss research that he and his team at Periscope have just published. It focuses on COVID-19 and how America is feeling about it and responding to it. It...

Duration:00:53:25

Collecting The World's COVID-19 Reports In One Place - Ci En Lee, Strategist

4/25/2020
Ci En Lee is a media strategist at PHD Media in Singapore. With the help of friends, Lee has been gathering reports about COVID-19 and storing them in a Google Drive for others to access. He first started coming across reports in group chat with friends in China. We discuss how these reports have worked their way around China and then what's stuck with him having read many of them. You can find Ci En Lee here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lee-ci-en/ You can find his round-up of COVID-19...

Duration:00:34:15

Solutions Or Self-Righteousness? - Tom Goodwin, Writer

4/24/2020
Tom Goodwin is Head of Futures at Publicis. We live-streamed this chat into Sweathead on Facebook on Saturday, 11 April, 2020. We mostly discuss sharing ideas in public - the privilege that often enables it, the perils of doing it, and what the point of it is anyway. You can find Tom here: https://twitter.com/tomfgoodwin Sweathead strategy classes are in session: http://courses.sweathead.co

Duration:01:00:24

What If You Could Make An Agency From Scratch? - Lucy Jameson, Uncommon

4/23/2020
Lucy Jameson has had massive roles - CEO, CSO, and ESD. And she's had these roles at massive London agencies - Grey and DDB. But, despite these massive roles in these massive places, in 2017 she founded Uncommon with Nils Leonard and Natalie Graeme. In this interview, we discuss the different ways creative agencies can make money and what really matters once you're out of the holding company beast if you want to create an agency that is both profitable and constantly doing good work. You...

Duration:00:43:59

You. Are. Allowed. Your. Emotions.

4/21/2020
In this episode, I run through what strategists are sharing about their lives and emotions in the Sweathead Facebook group. Sweathead strategy classes are in session: http://courses.sweathead.co

Duration:00:41:45

The Bedhead Edition - Quarantine Dreams

4/17/2020
@ me -> http://www.instagram.com/markpollard Sweathead strategy classes are in session: http://courses.sweathead.co

Duration:00:12:44