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The Importance Of Networking | The Breakdown

In this episode, the StrixMedia team is joined by fellow creator and entrepreneur, Matt Alt. The group discusses networking and why it is so important for creatives, entrepreneurs, business owners, and basically anyone to get out of their comfort zone and network with new people. The trio covers topics such as networking etiquette, Facebook groups, referrals, paid work vs. free work, and much more. If you are looking to grow your business and expand your network this episode definitely has...


Creators Empowering Creators | The Vision Room

In this episode, we are joined by the creative minds behind The Vision Room, a creative collaboration space that seeks to help artists pursue their dreams and achieve their goals. The tight-knit group is made up of bloggers, photographers, editors, podcasters, influencers, and entrepreneurs who work tirelessly to create relevant content focused around what is happening locally and worldwide. Tune in to this episode of The Creative Collective Show to hear how the group chases their dreams by...


The Booming Business Of CBD | True To Life

In this episode, Tom Pellegrino, Max Karasev and Josh Blanco from True To Life join us to talk about the awesome things CBD can do for people. This trio is incredibly passionate about CBD and has great stories to share about how it can transform lives. They also discuss their business and how their passion for helping others manifested itself into the company that they are now trying to expand from just a CBD business to an overall wellness brand. Tune into this episode of The Creative...


Forming Wellness Warriors Through Diet And Exercise | CJ Train

In this episode, we are joined by CJ Horan, a dietician at Nutrition For Longevity and a trainer at Ride + Reflect. CJ is all about healthy lifestyles and promotes them however she can. As a registered dietician, she helps people make better decisions when it comes to what they are putting into their bodies, and as a fitness consultant, she teaches her clients how to improve their wellness through exercise. CJ loves what she does because she gets to help people achieve personal goals and...


Singer, Songwriter, Video Editor | Josh Liberio

In this episode we are joined by Josh Liberio, a talented singer/songwriter. So talented in fact that he made it on to the popular signing competition show “The Voice” and has performed alongside artists like Justin Bieber! His career as a musician has brought him all over the country and given him opportunities he wouldn’t have gotten to experience otherwise. When he’s not chasing his dreams, we are lucky enough to have him work as a video editor at StrixMedia. Tune in to his episode of The...


Coast To Coast Muarlist | Bunnie Reiss

In this episode of The Creative Collective Show, we are joined via phone by Bunnie Reiss, a hard-working artist living out in LA. Bunnie is a super talented artist with installations all over the place. She used to work at NPR, but after spending a good portion of time painting on the side she made the switch to be a full-time artist and hasn’t looked back since. She has developed her own personal style for a long time and lives a true LA lifestyle, paying the bills with her passion. Tune in...


Jammin' With Lady Marmalade | Original Music School

In this episode, we speak with the guys from The Original Music School located in Morristown, NJ. The Original Music School is the home of alt-rock band Lady Marmalade who played at our third Engage Collab Create event. These guys rock both instrumentally, and by being super awesome people. Every day they teach young musicians how to hone their craft in order to be able to do what they love, jam together in their band. These guys' tactics of getting their name out there and marketing the...


Medical Marketing Masters | Unleash Marketing

In this episode of The Creative Collective Show we are joined by Joe Mercadante and Brittany Fortner from Unleash Marketing. Unleash Marketing is a digital agency that focuses on the medical field and creates strategically arranged websites which are designed to convert a visitor into a patient. They have over 10 years of digital media experience and have a proven ability to help medical practices/businesses grow their number of patients and increase revenue for these companies. Check out...


Jersey Juicer Growing His Dream | Green Point Juicery

In this episode we are joined by Eugene Onishkevich, the owner of Green Point Juicery, a juice shop with locations in Morristown, Verona and Maplewood. He and his business partner Sandy Ayesh joined us on The Creative Collective Show to tell us the story of how Green Point Juicery was born. After working long hours at a popular Italian restaurant, Eugene would often come home with little motivation to cook a meal for himself. Luckily, he found juicing and was able to get the much needed...


Branding Businesses In Tech & Manufacturing | Aviate Creative Agency

In this episode we are joined by Paul Kiesche, an awesome graphic designer from the area! He is passionate about design and has built a career teaching others his craft as a professor at the Morris County College and as the owner of the Aviate Creative Agency. He came on The Creative Collective Show to tell us about his design & branding agency, Aviate Creative Agency, which specializes in design for technology and manufacturing brands. His agency offers services for branding, graphic...


Content Creators Coming Together | Postcreatives

In this episode, StrixMedia owners Dan Gianfrancesco and Zack Ryan are joined by Tom Ranieri, the owner of Postcreatives, another digital media agency in the local New Jersey area. In this episode the trio discusses the world of digital media, including everything from photography, to video production, to digital advertising and everything in between. Tom shares the story of how he started off in the wedding industry and worked his way into broadcast television and then to the film industry...


Passing Your Passion On To Others | Fred Astaire Dance Studio

In this episode, Dan Gianfrancesco, Zack Ryan and Sean Kelly from StrixMedia sit down with Natalie Duke, a dance instructor at the Fred Astaire Dance Company in Morristown. Natalie has been a dance her entire life and is incredibly passionate about her role as a dance instructor, finding comfort in teaching others something that she loves and seeing how it affects them. Tune in to this episode of The Creative Collective Show to hear how this lifelong dancer is able to live her passion...


A Photography Podcasting Pioneer | Jenna Martin Photography

In this episode, Dan Gianfrancesco, Zack Ryan and Sean Kelly from StrixMedia are on the phone with Jenna Martin, a not-so-local photographer who hosts ANOTHER podcast for creators called Creative Chaos. Jenna has a unique photography style that has garnered lots of attention online and made her and her podcast a go-to resource for photographers looking to improve their skills, broaden their horizons, and experiment with new styles of shooting. Jenna shares some awesome insights in this...


Wearing Your Heart On Your Sleeve | Emo Nite LA

Happy Halloween 🎃👻🎃 In this episode, Dan Gianfrancesco and Zack Ryan are joined by Rocky Rinaldi, a staple in the Emo Night community. Rocky moved here from California a couple years ago to return to his home state, but left behind a community he was a big part of. Luckily, Emo Night has East Coast events as well, and the hair stylist was able to rejoin others who share his interest. Tune in to this episode of The Creative Collective Show to hear Rocky’s story and see how this creator...


A First Person View Of The Future | Beagle Drones

In this episode, Dan Gianfrancesco, Zack Ryan and Ben Boxer from StrixMedia learn about the rise of the drone racing industry from Dwight Neptune and Keelan Gayle, who are trying to use miniature "racing" drones for other purposes. The two college students are the founders and owners of Beagle Drones, a company that produces FPV racing drones. FPV (or First Person View) drones are growing in popularity and even have leagues formed around them where competitors race over courses and through...


Live Podcast With KeepItBasement | Engage Collab Create III

In this episode, the hosts of KeeptItBasement take the lead and go LIVE from Engage Collab Create III, a networking event for creators. This is our first episode in front of a live audience and it went AWESOME! Check out this episode to hear KeepItBasement talk with guests at the event and learn about their hustles, social media strategies and motivations. Shoutout to Mike Sweeney, Tom Zappia, and Alex Nicholas from KeepItBasement for hosting while we ran the event, we can't wait to do...


A Contractor You Can Count On | Blue Nail Roofing and Siding

In this episode, Dan Gianfrancesco and Zack Ryan from StrixMedia are joined by John Hogan, the owner of Blue Nail Roofing and Siding. John tells the team about starting Blue Nail and the personal experiences that drove him to the construction business in the first place. His personal story is one that many people can relate to when it comes to working with untrustworthy contractors that take advantage of homeowners. Tune in to this episode of The Creative Collective Show to find out what...


Professional Podcasters Popping In | KeepItBasement

In this episode, Dan Gianfrancesco and Zack Ryan from StrixMedia are joined by fellow podcasters Mike Sweeney and Tom Zappia, the hosts of KeepItBasement. KeepItBasement is a local podcast that focuses on energy surrounding hip-hop, pop culture, entertainment, comedy, business, creativity, and inspiration. Mike and Tom are full-time podcasters/comedians and have seen some success with their show after it was listed under the popular Barstool podcast, "Call Me Daddy". There are no boundaries...


Music Producer Extroadinare Conquers All Genres | Drunk Girl

In this episode, Dan Gianfrancesco and Zack Ryan of the StrixMedia team get a chance to interview Andy Hogarth, the musical genius behind Drunk Girl, who created a song that is featured in the video game Rocket League. Andy not only DJ's and produces music under the name Drunk Girl, but he also raps, plays multiple instruments, and leads the band Back Out Now. Tune in to this episode of The Creative Collective Show to hear how a talented individual continues to chase their dream in the...


Former NFL Player "Jetting" Into Digital Marketing | Today's Business

In this episode, Dan Gianfrancesco, Zack Ryan and Sean Kelly from StrixMedia sit down with former Jets player Tom Ottaiaino, the owner/founder of Today's Business. Tom started his full-service digital marketing agency with his college roommate the day after being cut from the Jets lineup and hasn't looked back since. Tune in to this episode of the Creative Collective Show to hear how this former athlete was able to incorporate his love of sports into a new career that helps others with...