Sweathead, A Strategy Podcast

By Mark Pollard

How do you get good at strategy? Whether you’re into brand strategy, advertising strategy, digital strategy, social media strategy, or you just love doing strategy but you get frustrated at how people use the word, Sweathead will help you delve into the practices and minds of some of the world’s most wonderful strategists. We've just reached 3 years of publishing and 900,000 listens! Hit SUBSCRIBE, tell your friends, and leave a kind rating. Real-time action is @markpollard. You can find strategy classes and "Strategy Is Your Words" here: http://www.sweathead.com.

  1. 1.
    How To Use Principles, First Principles, And Problems To Have Ideas - Walk And Talk, Central Park
    56:10
  2. 2.
    10 Lessons From Some Of The World's Most Effective Advertising Strategists - Fergus O'Carroll, On Strategy Showcase Host
    45:48
  3. 3.
    How 550 Strategists Are Feeling Right Now - Part 1 (Plus The Sweathead Do-Together Speakers)
    24:30
  4. 4.
    How To Get The Advertising Industry To Understand You - Fabiola Nguembu, Account Planner
    22:53
  5. 5.
    Screenplay Techniques For Your Next Presentation - Victor Pineiro, CD & Author
    49:06
  6. 6.
    How Insights From Outsiders Are Useful - Erika Brenner, The Outsights
    40:51
  7. 7.
    If Your Research Is Boring How Can Anybody Use It? - Gunny Scarfo, Ben Zeidler, Nonfiction
    34:07
  8. 8.
    Not Starting From Scratch When You Respond to 1000s Of Marketing Briefs Per Year - Nick Susi, Complex
    44:41
  1. 9.
    How Side Projects Help You (Especially When Snoop Dogg Is Your First Customer) - Jesse Nicely, Strategist and Entrepreneur
    36:57
  2. 10.
    The Story That Wasn't Told - Why The Dark Places Are So Ripe For Research And Strategy - Lindsey Wehking, Investigative Strategist
    40:28
  3. 11.
    Missing People – Advertising Isn’t Working If The People Making It Don’t Reflect Reality, Gavin Barrett, Derek Walker
    38:47
  4. 12.
    Strategists, Can You Bake In Your Value Or Do You Constantly Have To Prove It? - Ilana Bryant, The American
    46:25
  5. 13.
    Mental Wellness Is Not An Initiative That Excuses Poor Advertising Agency Work Practices
    14:29
  6. 14.
    Do Management Consultancies Solve The Chunkiest Problems? - Michaeljon (MJ) Alexander-Scott, Fjord
    38:53
  7. 15.
    When Opportunity Knocks After You Flare Out Of An Agency - Brinn Phillips, Strategist
    37:39
  8. 16.
    Newish To Hiring? Here's How It Feels And How To Approach It - Nicole Rajesky, Senior Strategist
    39:23
  9. 17.
    Advertising Freelancers, If You're Trying To Build Your Own Business, Listen To This - Brandon Williams, Strategist
    38:22
  10. 18.
    When The Idea Counts The Most, Process Might Just Count The Least - Genevieve Grandsen, Selma Ahmed, Will Grundy from adam&eveDDB
    41:09
  11. 19.
    How Advertising Happens At One Of The World's Best Agencies - Richard Brim (CCO), Martin Beverley (CSO)
    40:12
  12. 20.
    Calling B.S. On Your Own Strategy Work - Rachel Bateast, Strategy VP
    35:49
  13. 21.
    15 Things That Need Saying After Interviewing 300 Strategists–Sweathead Third Anniversary Special
    13:33
  14. 22.
    How Feedback And Reviews Can Help Big Teams Do Even Better Work - Aly Baer, John Lee @ Twitter Next
    45:38
  15. 23.
    Turn That Observation Into An Insight–7 Ways To Stumble Your Way There
    11:49
  16. 24.
    How The M&C Saatchi Group's Employee-Led Diversity And Inclusion Network Works - Tanya Brown, Simi Nijher
    43:41
  17. 25.
    19 Trends In 19 Minutes Plus An Attempt To Make Takeshi's Castle A New Trend - Matt Klein, Director Of Strategy
    41:02
  18. 26.
    What People Who Watch The Super Bowl For The Ads Thought About Super Bowl 2021's Ads #PlannerBowl
    41:28
  19. 27.
    With Your Next Creative Brief, Linger On The Problem. Then Use It.
    12:58
  20. 28.
    30 Minutes To A Greyhound-Adoption Campaign Strategy - Cait Dorombozo, Graphic Designer
    30:18
  21. 29.
    The Power Of Provocative Thinking - Hugh Munro, Head of Planning
    45:48
  22. 30.
    Research - But Not As You Know It - Ashley Lapin, Kaitlin Moon
    1:00:52
  23. 31.
    Is It Me Or Is This Company Toxic? - Emma Siu, Thiago Bersou
    56:26
  24. 32.
    Playing Your Strategy Cards Right - Jye Smith, Strategy Card Maker
    1:03:28
  25. 33.
    The Different Shapes Of Strategy Careers - Serena Berra, Monica Duran, Matilde Ricon Peres
    59:50
  26. 34.
    A Strategist Who Writes Or A Writer Who Does Strategy? - Claire Strickett, Strategist and Author
    47:29
  27. 35.
    What Do You Want? - Libby Swan, Anjali Ramachandran, Grace Steite
    59:29
  28. 36.
    A Debrief About The Sweathead Facebook Group - Stephen Yap, CEO, Jam!Research
    1:34:37
  29. 37.
    Sonic Branding - Strategy For Your Ears - Steve Keller, Pandora
    56:05
  30. 38.
    Ladies Who Strategize - Anita Schillhorn van Veen, Director of Strategy
    49:42
  31. 39.
    How Company Culture Makes Strategy Work - Or Not - Hilton Barbour, VP Marketing
    52:31
  32. 40.
    Shifting Between Advertising And Marketing - Dmitry Grobov, Kalyan Ram
    56:38
  33. 41.
    Shaking Shit Up - How Order And Chaos Can Work Together - Chuck Welch, CSO
    41:50
  34. 42.
    When The Strategist Decides To Make A Product - George Crichlow, Product Maker
    49:52
  35. 43.
    The Paths Taken By Beautiful Thinkers - Carolyn Hadlock, ECD
    51:23
  36. 44.
    Strategy In A Large Digital Agency - Grant Owens, Strategy Boss
    54:26
  37. 45.
    Moving Around The Agency World - Jess Mireau, Strategy Leader
    43:55
  38. 46.
    Talking To People In Power - Vince Usher, Max Learmont
    53:35
  39. 47.
    Why The Advertising Industry Needs You - Vanessa Toro, Group Strategy Director
    46:56
  40. 48.
    Life After A Strategy Career - Part 1 - Ian Crocombe, Jackie Crynes, Carlos Hermida
    49:18
  41. 49.
    "I Don't Know Who I Am" - When An Advertising Career Loses Itself - Philip Slade
    40:41
  42. 50.
    Going Freelance - Where Is That Exactly? Part 2 - Tasha Prados, Lexie Perez, Greg Donnelly
    49:38

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