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The Godmother of the Metaverse and a look into the future with Cathy Hackl

Season 

04

 Episode 

04

In this episode (S4:E4) of Loud and Clear we talk to Cathy Hackl as she explains her perspective on the evolution of the internet, specifically VR in the form of the Metaverse. Cathy is a futurist, author, and speaker who has collaborated with brands like Adobe, AT&T, Amazon, Microsoft, Nokia, Oculus, and others to build and understand the Metaverse. Her most recent book titled “Navigating the Metaverse” is an easy-to-read guide to the limitless possibilities of the WEB3. She is known as the “Godmother of the Metaverse”.

Do you speak Gen Z? Understanding a generation with Quim Gil

Season 

04

 Episode 

03

The Dallas, Texas-based advertising agency LERMA/ has published several white papers that give a unique point of view on the market and consumers based on research done in conjunction with The University of Texas. These studies range from generational differences and highlights, sexual orientation and self-identification, digital and analog trends, and the impact of COVID on groups not limited to the general population. The LERMA/ Brand Planning team, led by Quim Gil has brought fresh thinking into what a multicultural audience is in America. Quim, has been talking for over 10 years about how to reframe the thinking of culture into what he calls Omniculturalism as the reality of what American culture is today. Join us in this conversation with Quim about Gen Z and get to know this up-and-coming amazing generation. They might walk into your shop today, physically or virtually through the Metaverse.

Influence is Your Superpower with Zoe Chance

Season 

04

 Episode 

02

Do you know how to use your superpower of influence as a force for good? On this episode of Loud And Clear join us on a conversation with Dr. Zoe Chance. Zoe is a writer, teacher, researcher, and climate philanthropist obsessed with the topic of interpersonal influence. Her work has been published in The New York Times, BBC and The Economist. She has appeared on CNN, written for Harvard Business Review and has a Ted Talk called How To Make a Behavior Addictive. Zoe has helped Google on how to define food policy and helped multiple companies untangle internal and external problems with the use of influence and persuasion. She talks about the power of NO in order to say YES.

A Diversity, Equity and Inclusion tool for Marketers.

Season 

04

 Episode 

01

In the past few years, the buzz in the advertising and marketing industry has been loud, but not entirely clear to all. It has caused conversation, tension, and in some cases, even notable consequences as more and more groups start to speak up. We are talking about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Under its various acronyms, the intention to address the issue is good, how can we become more inclusive as an industry, especially if we are an industry that at any given point needs to connect and some say, even represent, the reality of the markets we sought to bring our messages and products to.

Marketing With Purpose: A Simple Truth by Jan Van Mossevelde Global President of icebreaker.

Season 

03

 Episode 

06

The Global President of VF Corporation icebreakerJan Van Mossevelde, talks about how having a simple truth guide you allows this New Zealand clothing brand to bring ad agencies and partners into a well-defined strategy and reason to exist that moves this brand to be positioned from an activist brand in the early ’90s to today, a brand that leads the mainstream trends in the world. By creating a community and a movement, the product is the story. A natural story that can be told by many in unique and different ways.

If Advertising is dying, for Ben James the Industry appears to be Ripe for Resurrection.

Season 

03

 Episode 

05

On this 5th episode of the third season of the Loud and Clear Podcast, Award-winning Creative Director, Inventor & Storyteller, Ben James joins in a conversation about the future of the Ad Agency structure and how to build teams that deliver work that is empathetic and powerful from the ground up. As a true advocate for the industry, he recognizes that the way to improve is by being in constant motion and change, challenging the status quo, and recognizing what sucks about it, but also what is great. He understands what the industry “wants” but tries to focus on what the industry “needs” in tune with consumers, culture, and people’s personal life experiences.

Carl Jones talks Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Decolonization of Advertising.

Season 

03

 Episode 

04

Is advertising racist? Even worse, is the industry of advertising based on a foundation that discriminates against certain groups of people? This is still a very hot topic a year after the killing of George Floyd and it is a world problem that is not limited to the United States.

On this episode of #LoudAndClear produced by multicultural advertising agency LERMA/ we speak to Carl Jones. Carl is an advertising creative guru that has shared his talent in Canada, Mexico & Europe and he is on a mission to decolonize advertising. We speak of the power of advertising and the process of bringing ideas to life. We start doing an analysis of how ad agencies operate today within an ever-evolving ecosystem that fights to earn the protagonism in the role to bring the story of brands to consumers.

Jeff Kauffman talks WEB3 and the future of ad agencies in a tokenized world powered by Blockchain.

Season 

03

 Episode 

03

Where were you when Google Launched? What was your first post on Facebook? The first Youtube video you remember? Join Jeff Kauffman, the entrepreneur adman who recently founded Parachute, a WEB3 platform for brands and agencies. He’s also the creator of $JUMP, the first tokenized industry association for agency professionals and brand marketers. In this episode of Loud And Clear by LERMA/, we cover the theme of Tokens (Blockchain), WEB3, and what the future of the ad agency business will look like as consumers are quick to embrace a different currency and approach to life in general. Listen to Jeff’s vision of the future and how he plans to bring it to life. Jeff talks “brands”, but also decentralized social media, product innovation, trends, sports, and much more.

Empathy Marketing, a conversation with Kathy Hines from VF Corporation (Dickies).

Season 

03

 Episode 

02

The United States marketing scene is going through unprecedented changes that demand brands to connect with consumers by recognizing their diversity. That might be the word on the street and the highlight of the trending topics you see today, but Kathy Hines has been a marketer driven by empathy with consumers way before this became THE WAY. As Global Vice President of Marketing and Licensing of VF Corporation, Kathy has led teams that adopt this approach, generating outstanding results for their brands.

Join us in an open conversation with Kathy on how she went from South Texas to Europe and Asia and how, now back in Texas, she’s running what is one of the most purpose-driven casual fashion powerhouses by putting the consumer first. Season 3 is ramping up and we are excited!

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