Shapers of Influence


A Taylor podcast where we discuss the people, places, and things that influence us. We’ll dissect the integrated worlds of marketing, pop culture and everything in between—from fashion, to sports to entertainment.

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All Episodes

Taylor's Associate Director of Marketing and Business Operations and resident health nut Elizabeth Zaita, joins Marketing Coordinator Nathalie Wilson to discuss her journey to holistic health and wellness. For some useful tips on how to live a healthier lifestyle, take a listen to this Shapers of Influence episode.  

Sep 27

18 min

On this Shapers of Influence podcast, we are joined by Taylor’s newest dynamic duo: Nicky Lorenzo and Juan Pablo Dominguez, our SVP Group Creative Directors. This episode will dive into ‘what makes a great creative team’ and who’s better to talk to than our creative duo!

Sep 17

18 min 13 sec

On this Shapers of Influence podcast, AnnaRose Rubright is joined by Berkley Cohn, Taylor’s Senior Account Executive and Yvette Signore, Taylor’s Strategist. These three women discuss their love for sports, the challenges they overcome in this male-dominated sports industry and the inequalities and injustices female athletes face. Take a listen to their dynamic conversation on increasing visibility of female athletes in the media.

Jul 5

27 min 57 sec

Two baseball fanatics came together to discuss the future of the sport. AnnaRose Rubright spoke with Taylor’s COO and Managing Partner, Bryan Harris about their love for baseball, Gen Z fans, and the major changes in the game. Take a listen to their dynamic conversation… they hit it out of the park! 

Jun 3

21 min 55 sec

On this Shaper’s of Influence episode we are joined today by a very special guest, former President and CEO of the United States Tennis Association, champion tennis player, sports commentator and now author, Katrina Adams. She discusses her new book ‘Own the Arena’ and delves into the contentious US Open 2018 Women’s Finals between Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams.

Mar 16

15 min 5 sec

Over the past several years, HBCUs have seen a resurgence of interest, as one-third of HBCUs have received a record amount of applications and enrollment. To dig a little deeper into HBCUs Taylor Marketing Coordinator, Nathalie Wilson is joined by Jordyn Edwards, Assistant Account Executive and Account Intern Iyanna Tutt.

Mar 4

22 min 13 sec

Two Taylor colleagues came together to discuss Allyship. Nathalie Wilson, Marketing Coordinator, spoke with writer, author, performer, storyteller, and Senior Copywriter, Joel L. Daniels about the state of allyship across the nation. Listen to Joel’s insightful words on racial injustice, inequality and how to make an uncomfortable conversation comfortable.

Feb 12

31 min 3 sec

We’re back with Taylor’s own Sade Ayodele and Nysah Warren on their #HoldThePRess initiative. They discuss how industry professionals have responded to the ‘asks and demands’ of #HoldThePRess and 600 & Rising, and remind us that “you cannot change what you do not track”.

Oct 2020

16 min 3 sec

Taylor Account Supervisor and Wheel of Fortune winner, Ross Lipschultz, tells Nathalie Wilson of Taylor marketing all about his experience on the show. Take a listen to Ross’s familial commitment to the show as well as game strategies to get your shot at winning, too. Here's a highlight from Ross's winning appearance on the show: (

Oct 2020

19 min 19 sec

As the Taylor Team gears up for UNCF's Virtual Walk for Education, take a listen to this interview on Sirius XM's "Laura Coates Show," which aired in March. In the clip, Tony Signore, CEO & Managing Partner of Taylor and Founder of the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Scholarship Program, speaks with Coates about the importance of basic human rights, equality, and education, and especially the impact of HBCUs.

Sep 2020

9 min 29 sec

Hailing from the NYC office, Dave Finn is joined by Lauri Edwards and Maeve Hagen, President of Taylor’s Charlotte, NC office. These three long-time Taylor employees chat about #TaylorUnited’s impact on their own lives as well as virtual culture management in the world of COVID-19 and beyond. #TaylorUnited

Sep 2020

37 min 33 sec

In the latest episode of our voting series, AnnaRose Rubright and co-host Mayra Herrera chat with Emma Giles, Vice President at client partner Diageo: Guinness. Emma discusses the privilege of voting and the power of having your voice heard. 

Sep 2020

17 min 6 sec

Once citizens, Djenabou Osho and Carla Wilke gained the right to vote in the United States. In this follow-up conversation guided by AnnaRose Rubright of 47 Club Productions, these Taylor executives share what the vote means to them.

Sep 2020

16 min 21 sec

Applying for citizenship in the US is an emotional and lengthy process. Interviewed by AnnaRose Rubright, Carla Wilke and Djenabou Osho speak about the decisions they took and life changes they made on the road to becoming a naturalized citizen.

Aug 2020

36 min 34 sec

Black professionals are woefully underrepresented in the PR industry. Taylor’s own Sade Ayodele and Nysah Warren speak about their #HoldThePRess initiative and why diversity, equity and inclusion are important, especially in our industry.

Aug 2020

35 min 5 sec

In this engaging conversation between two creative professionals, Taylor senior copywriter, Joel Daniels, along with digital creator, Bo Lee, we learn about finding your voice in your work and in the spaces you inhabit.

Aug 2020

42 min 18 sec

What is the distinction between esports and gaming? Kevin Knocke, Chief Creative Officer of RektGlobal, Inc and host of Esports 30, delves deep into the subject as well as the finer points of the esports industry.

Jul 2020

21 min