SPOS #377 – Marc Ecko Builds Brands That Sell But Don't Sell Out

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Welcome to episode #377 of Six Pixels Of Separation – The Twist Image Podcast. Marc Ecko is one of the most fascinating people that I have ever met. I was asked to interview him live and onstage in Toronto earlier this year. I knew that he was the creative and fashion genius behind Eck? Unltd. (which has become a billion dollar fashion and lifestyle company). I also knew that his marketing antics have been well documented (remember the tagging of Air Force One?). I figured that I was going to meet an older gentleman in their late fifties (like a Tommy Hilfiger or Kenneth Cole type of persona). It turns out that Ecko and I are almost the exact same age (I need to start working harder!). Ecko is still semi-actively involved in the multiple fashion brands that he created (Eckored, Marc Ecko Cut & Sew and Zoo York), but spends the bulk of his current time working on Complex Media. As if that’s not enough, he is one of the most generous philanthropists out there, and recently released a stunning business book called, Unlabel – Selling You Without Selling Out. He is, simply put, an amazing individual who is very real, practical and friendly. Enjoy our conversation… 

Here it is: Six Pixels Of Separation – The Twist Image Podcast – Episode #377 – Host: Mitch Joel.

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  1. Great conversation with Marc, Mitch. I wasn’t as aware of him as a person/his philosophies as I was as the brand owner. Bright guy – no nonsense.
    I liked the story of how he came up with his idea to write Unlabel. it is always good to peer around corners, especially the ones you have a tendency not to.
    I also thought his comments on the “straight line” were relevant to the “squiggle” conversation from Reboot Your Life. Nice live case study …

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