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Advancing Diversity Podcast
35 minutes | Aug 4, 2022
The Pool - Crafting Strategy and Building on Legacy with Angela Cannon, SVP Multicultural Networks and Strategy for UP Entertainment
In this conversation, Philip spends time with Angela Cannon of UP Entertainment as they explore her lengthy and celebrated career in media from her earliest inspirations to her current SVP role. Along the way they cover how despite the lack of representation Angela was able to find a home in the industry and how diversity has evolved while still facing challenges. She talks about the importance of shepherding a legacy brand while also building for the future with new talent and fresh perspectives. All the while maintaining a commitment to support and mentor new talent in the industry.
37 minutes | Jun 10, 2022
The Pool - How Nicklpass’ CEO Sumorwuo Zaza is Weaving a New Media Tapestry
In this conversation, Philip talks to Nicklpass CEO Sumorwuo Zaza detailing his career in media through the start of Nicklpass. They detail Zaza’s earliest days growing up with politically active parents and how that impacted the lens through which he saw media and particularly journalism. Zaza’s describes his life as a tapestry and he brings that perspective to solving some of the nagging and systemic media challenges including how to secure subscribers, ensure quality journalism and deliver a high impact experience for readers. All the while navigating the complex world of startups and fundraising and the cultural significance of delivering on diverse voices and perspectives.
33 minutes | May 18, 2022
The Pool - Building an Inclusion Practice w/ VMLY&R’s Myron King
VMLY&R’s Chief Integration Officer Myron King has has an enviable career in advertising. He has endeavored to take the role of Chief Integration Officer to new levels while maintaining a commitment to providing client value. In this conversation, Myron and Philip discuss his myriad leadership stops in the industry, the evolution of his current role and what it means for VMLY&R’s growth strategy and what motivates his commitment to building an inclusive and culture first environment.
28 minutes | May 3, 2022
The Pool - Clear Channel Outdoor’s Kenetta Bailey on the Power and Promise of OOH
In this episode, Philip spends time with Kenetta Bailey, SVP Clear Channel Outdoor. They discuss Bailey’s long and multifaceted career that has included some of the largest and most renowned names in consumer products, entertainment and marketing. They uncover a host of valuable insights including why being fearless matters in making career choices, how the advertising business has shifted and why there is such an incredible opportunity in the OOH vertical.
30 minutes | Apr 27, 2022
The Pool - W+K’s Jai Tedeschi’s Mandate Has Culture At The Core
In this episode of The Pool, Phil spends time with W+K’s Global Director of Culture + Operations Jai Tedeschi. They discuss, Jai’s journey from London to the US and how she frames culture through an international lens. She also shares more about her career path and what made it possible to be successful in an industry that still trends toward the conventional rather than the unconventional.
30 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
The Pool - Full Circle Journey In Culture w/ Tangie Murray SVP, 4A’s Foundation
In this conversation, Phil spends time with Tangie Murray, of the 4A’s Foundation, to discuss her wide ranging career both in advertising and arts philanthropy, and how in her current role everything comes together. As SVP of the 4A’s Foundation, which advocates for and connects multicultural talent to the marketing industry by fostering a culture of curiosity, creativity and craft to fuel a more equitable future for the industry, Tangie shares how her success in navigating disparate worlds hinged on her cultural fluency and ability to build community.
27 minutes | Apr 6, 2022
The Pool - The Diversity Journey w/ NPR’s Whitney Maddox
In this conversation, Philip spends time with NPR’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager, Whitney Maddox. Whitney shares how her unique professional and academic background prepared her to step into NPR and what she has learned and accomplished after one year in the role.
24 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
The Pool - Looking at the Future of Self Service w/ Disney’s Sylvester “Sly” Phifer
In this conversation Sylvester “Sly” Phifer details his new role as Vice President, Self Service Platform Sales at Disney Advertising and the building and launch of the Hulu Ad Manager product. They discuss the importance of this new product, what is means for underrepresented owned businesses and how automation provides value to customers and agencies.
26 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
The Pool - AspireTV Life Takes Centerstage with SVP Melissa Ingram
Philip and Melissa are back together and this time they are bringing AspireTV Life with them. Melissa shares the rationale behind the launch of AspireTV Life and how the brand extension delivers on their brand promise while also breaking new ground for their growing audience.
24 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
The Pool - dentsu’s Economic Empowerment Model is Leading Change with SVP Mark Prince
In this conversation Philip spends time with dentsu’s Mark Prince discussing his role leading the Economic Empowerment practice. They discuss why dentsu has chosen to lead the charge on changing the way supplier diversity is tackled and why that matters to the larger ecosystem of Black vendors.
26 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
The Pool - Afro Pulse and the Power of Culture with Vevo's Pierre Coleman and Arthur Dansby
In this episode of The Pool, Philip spends time with Vevo’s Pierre Coleman, Director, West Coast Sales and Arthur Dansby, Manager of Ad Operations talking about Vevo’s cross-platform product Afro Pulse. They discuss the unique offering of Afro Pulse, including the origin story behind the ad product, how it supports to Black artists and what the future holds.
24 minutes | Feb 24, 2022
The Pool - USA Today’s Nichelle Smith on Flexing Journalism Might to Deliver Powerful Stories
In this conversation Philip spends time with USA Today’s Nichelle Smith as she makes the case for the power of journalism to tell important stories exploring the multitude of the Black experience. Nichelle shares her own career journey and explains why USA Today is uniquely positioned to take on the challenge of engaging with Black audiences.
25 minutes | Feb 11, 2022
The Pool - Product and Design Expertise with Effectv's John-Marcus Phillips
In this conversation Philip spends time with Effectv’s John-Marcus Phillips parsing his career in product design and how he uses his unique background to deliver for clients while striking a balance between the purely technical and creative.
36 minutes | Feb 7, 2022
The Pool - Leadership Lessons in DEI w/ Lukeisha Paul
In this conversation, Philip spends time with Lukeisha Paul, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion U.S, GroupM. They explore Lukeisha’s career and how an act of faith led to her raising her hand and assuming her new role and responsibilities as the Head of DEI, GroupM. Tracing Lukeshia’s career provides a roadmap for how to create a committed DEI program while dealing with a myriad of business and societal challenges. Lukeisha shares her best practices and outlook for the new year as diversity and corporate culture remain at the top of the business agenda.
29 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
The Pool - Davianne Harris of Sparks & Honey and the Foundational Value of Equity
In this conversation Davianne Harris, Chief Client Officer and Head of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practice shares her perspective on how Sparks & Honey uses their cultural intelligence platform to add value to clients DEI journey, how equity became a foundational value for the organization and what the future of the industry needs in order to be more inclusive.
21 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
The Pool - VMLY&R's, Walter Geer’s Creative Mission to Champion Diversity
In this conversation, Walter Geer details his driving commitment to ensure that the advertising industry live up to its commitment and potential by making its ranks truly diverse. They discuss his perspective on what is and what isn’t working and what advertising should be focused on if they want to make a lasting change.
38 minutes | Nov 5, 2021
The Pool - A Leadership Road Traveled with Ericka Riggs Chief DE&I Officer of Omnicom Specialty Marketing Group
The notion that a conventional career path exists is quickly becoming extinct. If it were ever “true” it has only been true for a privileged few. In this conversation, Philip and Ericka discuss her anything but conventional career path and the lessons she has learned from the cutting edge of the music business through leadership roles in advertising and marketing. Ericka gives a masterclass on navigating entrenched barriers while championing for diversity and inclusion across the board.
28 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
The Pool - The Power of People w/ Ci Ci Holloway
In this episode of The Pool, Philip talks to Ci Ci Holloway, Chief People & Diversity Officer, leading Intersection’s HR and Facilities teams. Together they discuss, how organizations across industries can leverage a diverse workforce and create a lasting impact for their respective businesses.
24 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
The Pool - Building a Best in Class DEI Practice w/DK Bartley
In this episode of The Pool, Philip talks to DK Bartley, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Moody’s. In their conversation they discuss DK’s commitment to connecting organizations with “best in class” talent and the best practices he has surfaced that have created a winning DEI strategy.
27 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
The Pool - American Family Insurance & the Diversity Journey with Sherina Smith
In this episode of The Pool, Philip talks to Sherina Smith, Vice President of Marketing at American Family Insurance. In their conversation they discuss Sherina Smith’s acceptance of the induction of American Family Insurance in the Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors. They cover the commitment that American Family Insurance has to diversity in its marketing and how the organizations focus on inclusion is a long term strategy.
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