Six Pixels of Separation - The Podcast
August 19, 2018 5:36 AM

SPOS #632 - Rishad Tobaccowala Is The Oracle of Advertising

Welcome to episode #632 of Six Pixels of Separation

Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #632 - Host: Mitch Joel. He is, without a doubt, the smartest thinker (and doer) in advertising. Over the years, I have been fortunate to call Rishad Tobaccowala a friend. Some know him best for calling advertising agencies "cockroaches," while others appreciate his mentorship (he prides himself on helping advertising professionals in their professional development). For over 35 years he has held a myriad of roles at Publicis Groupe. Currently, he holds the title of Chief Growth Officer and member of the management board at Publicis. With that, he is an active investor and advisor in a range of startups and venture capital firms. If that were not enough, he also actively runs The Tobaccowala Foundation. I could not wait for the opportunity to talk with Rishad about the current (and volatile) state of advertising, the agency model, the holding companies and the many disruptions this industry now faces. Rishad was also a key figure in the recently published book, Frenemies by Ken Auletta, which all about the ad business (and an incredible read). Editorial note: we had some Skype challenges with this recording. I did my best to edit the audio and clean it up. Please stick with this. It is worth it. Enjoy the conversation... 

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August 12, 2018 5:26 AM

SPOS #631 - Growth IQ With Tiffani Bova

Welcome to episode #631 of Six Pixels of Separation

Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #631 - Host: Mitch Joel. It's very exciting to welcome Tiffani Bova back to the show (her last appearance can be checked out here: SPOS #578 - Defining Innovation With Tiffani Bova). Tiffani is the global customer growth and innovation evangelist at Salesforce and author of the brand new business book, Growth IQ - Get Smarter About the Choices that Will Make or Break Your Business. Tiffani is a specialist and thought-leader in customer experience, digital transformation, the future of work, and sales mastery. She has her own (excellent) podcast, What's Next! with Tiffani Bova, that is also ranked as one of the top business and marketing podcasts on Apple Music. She has delivered over three hundred keynote presentations to over 300,000 people around the globe. Prior to working with Salesforce she was a VP, Distinguished Analyst and Research Fellow at Gartner. It's a pleasure to welcome her back to discuss Growth IQ. Enjoy the conversation...

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August 5, 2018 5:08 AM

SPOS #630 - Agile Strategy And Epic Brands With Marty Neumeier

Welcome to episode #630 of Six Pixels of Separation

Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #630 - Host: Mitch Joel. Some of the most insightful and smart books on branding and marketing strategy have been written by Marty Neumeier. Zag, The Brand Flip, The Brand Gap, The 46 Rules of Genius and countless others. They're small is size, beautiful in design and mindful in content. They are always a pleasure to read and marinate on. For his latest book, Marty wanted to do something different. He wanted to write a book about how brands who can develop and deploy an agile strategy would be the ones that become epic brands. He wrote it as a thriller (not joking), and it's a great read. The book is called Scramble. Marty started as a graphic designer and copywriter in the 1970s. In 1984, when the Macintosh launched, he moved to Silicon Valley to help companies like Apple, Netscape, HP, Adobe, and Google build their brands. In 1996 he started Critique, the first magazine about design thinking. He then launched Neutron, a design think tank focused on brand-building processes that drive organizational change. Marty later merged Neutron with Liquid Agency, where he currently still works. Enjoy the conversation...

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July 29, 2018 5:49 AM

SPOS #629 - The Creative Curve With Allen Gannett

Welcome to episode #629 of Six Pixels of Separation

Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #629 - Host: Mitch Joel. Everybody is curious about creativity and the creative process. Are some people just more creative than others? Is there a true difference between those who use the left and right parts of their brain? Can creativity be learned and turned into a business process? Allen Gannett is the founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a marketing insights platform whose clients have included Microsoft, Marriott, Saks Fifth Avenue, GE and more. He has been on the "30 Under 30" lists for both Inc. and Forbes. He is a contributor for Fast Company where he writes on the intersection of technology and human nature. Previously, he was a co-founder and General Partner of Acceleprise Ventures, the leading SaaS startup accelerator. He was also once a very pitiful runner-up on Wheel of Fortune. Now, he's an author. His first book, The Creative Curve, overturns the mythology around creative genius, and reveals the science and secrets behind achieving breakout commercial success in any field. Enjoy the conversation...

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July 22, 2018 5:17 AM

SPOS #628 - The Startup Playbook With Rajat Bhargava

Welcome to episode #628 of Six Pixels of Separation

Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #628 - Host: Mitch Joel. He's had many exits as a startup founder (over five!). This includes two IPOs, two trade sales and more. He's been in the technology and services space for a long while (and he's seen it all). Maybe you have heard of some of his companies... but maybe you haven't. Rajat Bhargava doesn't care that much, because he likes to build companies (not, necessarily, sexy big brand name companies). It's hard to have a beautiful house without plumbing... the saying goes. This graduate of MIT (with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) isn't just a successful entrepreneur, but he's also an investor. With over twenty years of experience (he's currently the CEO of JumpCloud), Rajat and his business partner, Will Herman, decided to distill their knowledge, wisdom and mentoring startegies into a book. The Startup Playbook is a great read from these two business veterans. If you're in a startup, thinking of launching one, or if you're trying to get your bigger company to think like a startup, this book is for you. Enjoy the conversation...

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July 15, 2018 5:03 AM

SPOS #627 - The Domain Name Game With Bill Sweetman

Welcome to episode #627 of Six Pixels of Separation.  Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #627 - Host: Mitch Joel. A strong brand and corporate name is critical to demonstrating your uniqueness in the marketplace. The competitive... Read more

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July 8, 2018 5:16 AM

SPOS #626 - Daniel Pink Puts The Science Into Timing

Welcome to episode #626 of Six Pixels of Separation.  Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #626 - Host: Mitch Joel. It's hard not to be a fan of the work that Daniel Pink does. He is the author... Read more

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July 1, 2018 4:59 AM

SPOS #625 - Building Invincible Brands With Melissa Agnes

Welcome to episode #625 of Six Pixels of Separation.  Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #625 - Host: Mitch Joel. I've had the pleasure of having countless coffees and breakfasts with Melissa Agnes. This happened long before... Read more

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June 24, 2018 4:23 AM

SPOS #624 - Stand Out Brands With Nick Westergaard

Welcome to episode #624 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Mirum Podcast.  Here it is: Six Pixels Of Separation - The Mirum Podcast - Episode #624 - Host: Mitch Joel. He's one of the nicest and good-hearted people that I... Read more

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June 17, 2018 4:43 AM

SPOS #623 - Unsafe Thinking With Jonah Sachs

Welcome to episode #623 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Mirum Podcast.  Here it is: Six Pixels Of Separation - The Mirum Podcast - Episode #623 - Host: Mitch Joel. It was the early 2000s and viral marketing was just... Read more

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