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Rising - Conversations with Leaders On Their Way Up

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There’s a lot of focus in our industry on those already at the top, but change is driven at all levels. Rising highlights the builders, the shapers and the doers across marketing, media, and innovation — the ones tagged to be our future leaders. Each episode showcases a leader rising up and what they see ahead. Hosted by Josh Boaz and Mat Zucker, we talk to guests about career trajectory, the people who helped them, skills gained along the way, and the trends they're watching. Episodes will be released bi-weekly. Original music by Movers+Shakers. Don't forget to rate, review & subscribe
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Chieh Huang is CEO of Boxed. Chieh takes us through his journey through law school and his escape from the traditional 9-5 job. Along the way, Chieh has learned key leadership lessons, from understanding the long path of success to fostering a people-focused culture. Hosted by Josh Boaz and Mat Zucker, Rising is produced by Direct Agents and Prophet, with original music by Movers+Shakers. Visit us at rising-podcast.com and please subscribe to never miss a show. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/risingpodcast/message
Paul Suchman is Chief Marketing Officer at Audacy, Inc. Paul takes us through his long and wide career—from advertising to digital, and from agency to client-side. Along the way, Paul shares his lessons about building a successful team and building world-class brands. Hosted by Josh Boaz and Mat Zucker, Rising is produced by Direct Agents and Prophet, with original music by Movers+Shakers. Visit us at rising-podcast.com and please subscribe to never miss a show. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/risingpodcast/message
Mat Zucker is a Senior Partner and co-leader of Prophet's global marketing and sales practice, as well as co-host of Rising. In this special episode, Josh turns the mic on Mat to hear about his career path and what he learned putting it all down in his new memoir Bronze Seeks Silver. Mat shares his rise from secretary in a creative department to agency creative director and management consultant. An entrepreneur and hustler from day one, Mat believes luck is what you make it. Find Mat's new book of lessons along the way on Amazon or via bronzeseekssilver.com. Hosted by Josh Boaz and Mat Zucker, Rising is produced by Direct Agents and Prophet, with original music by Movers+Shakers. Visit us at rising-podcast.com and please subscribe to never miss a show. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/risingpodcast/message
Tony Ambroza is the Chief Brand Officer at Carhartt. Tony takes us through his journey to Carhartt, from attending graduate school to his passion for sports. Learn from his career advice, including how to be the champion for the idea, connecting the dots within the organization, and always keeping an open and curious mindset. Josh and Mat are excited to share Tony's path to Carhartt. Hosted by Josh Boaz and Mat Zucker, Rising is produced by Direct Agents and Prophet, with original music by Movers+Shakers. Visit us at rising-podcast.com and please subscribe to never miss a show. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/risingpodcast/message
Emily Smith is the Founder & CEO of Chorus, a matchmaking app where friends swipe for friends. After attending business school for Social Entrepreneurship, Emily discovered her interest in non profits and social impact. What started as a “by the books” career matured into a path rooted in her passions. Tune in to to hear about her shift from consulting to startups and her life advice to focus on what matters. Hosted by Josh Boaz and Mat Zucker, Rising is produced by Direct Agents and Prophet, with original music by Movers+Shakers. Top Picks: Emily: Insecure - TV Show Maddie: Bob Iger Autobiography Josh: Economist Radio Podcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/risingpodcast/message
Julie Purser is Vice President of Marketing, Loyalty & Partnerships across Asia Pacific for Marriott International. In this episode, Julie shares her path from consulting to the client side, as well as taking the leap and moving her family overseas. Josh and Mat are excited to share Julie's journey through her MBA program, her careers learnings, and life advice along the way. Hosted by Josh Boaz and Mat Zucker, Rising is produced by Direct Agents and Prophet, with original music by Movers+Shakers. Visit us at rising-podcast.com and please subscribe to never miss a show. Top Picks: Mat Zucker: The Playground App Julie: Nice White Parents - Podcast Josh: Out School - eLearning Website, Bonvoy App --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/risingpodcast/message
Portia Mount is Vice President/Head of Marketing at Trane Technologies and a business leader with more than 20 years of experience in marketing and corporate communications. Portia is also the author of "Kick Some Glass: Ten Ways Women Succeed at Work on Their Own Terms" and host of her own new podcast called “The Manifesta.” Tune in to this episode to hear her global career trajectory as well as hard-earned lessons, including the three things you need to do to be successful. Hosted by Josh Boaz and Mat Zucker, Rising is produced by Direct Agents and Prophet, with original music by Movers+Shakers. Top Picks: Portia: Calm - App Mat: ShesThatWoman.com Josh: trends.co --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/risingpodcast/message
Gino Luci is Vice President of Marketing at YSL Beauté. Gino chats about his 16 years of marketing and brand management experience, his work on various iconic brands, and the digital revolution at YSL Beauté. Host Mat Zucker and Josh Boaz are excited to learn from his stories and share his insights.  Top picks: Gino: 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do by Amy Morin Josh: Farenheit 11/9 - Netflix documentary Matt: The Tight Knit Podcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/risingpodcast/message
John McDonald is Senior Vice President, Global Integrated Marketing and Communications at Mastercard. In this episode he shares his path starting at Ogilvy, shifting to the client side at British Airways and other moves. Josh and Mat are excited to share his story, advice, and learnings. Hosted by Josh Boaz and Mat Zucker, Rising is produced by Direct Agents and Prophet, with original music by Movers+Shakers. Visit us at rising-podcast.com and please subscribe to never miss a show. Top Picks: John: DeckofBrilliance.com and The Talking Politics Podcast Mat: Lunchclub --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/risingpodcast/message
Holly Mason is Senior Partner at Prophet and talks to us about her career from her start in social work hacking her way into programming at Andersen Consulting and later into leading agencies designing customer Top Picks: Holly: 10% Happier Podcast & Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Joe Dispenza Mat: Literary Journal of the Month Subscription Josh: Michael Jordan's Last Dance Documentary  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/risingpodcast/message
Sam Martin is Director of North America Grooming at BIC. In this episode, he shares his journey from finance to marketing, building critical pieces of expertise, sharing advice including what to volunteer for (everything), about choosing to go to business school part-time (yes), and the important part of the job (below the title). It’s no wonder Sam has received Brand Innovators 40 under 40 recognition and is closing in on 20 marathons over the past 7 years. Josh and Mat are excited to share his story. Top Picks: Sam: Eric Larson: The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz  Mat: RedBubble Josh: Audm App --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/risingpodcast/message
Barron Caster is the Senior Director of Product Management at Rev.com. In this episode, Barron takes us through his journey of leaving the mechanical engineering world to pursue his interest in startups. His decision to follow his passion gives him a unique perspective on switching career paths. He offers great advice from journaling and the importance of mentorships. Don't forget to subscribe! Top Picks Maddie: Steve Jobs Biography by Walter Isaacson Barron: The Libby App Mat: Netflix Documentary, American Factory --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/risingpodcast/message
This episode was recorded on May 21st. Ashley Laporte is the Director of Integrated Marketing at Seventh Generation. In this episode, Ashely shares her career journey discussing the challenges she faced at her first job out of college to working at Burton Snowboards to Director of Integrated Marketing at Seventh Generation. She also explains what it was like creating a successful campaign that launched directly after the State of the Union in 2019. Ashley offers great advice on the importance of learning while doing and to always consider all the possibilities. Don't forget to subscribe! Top Picks: Mat Cameo App Ashley NYT Podcast, Rabbit Hole with Kevin Roose Josh Seveneves- Neil Stevenson --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/risingpodcast/message
Jason Anello is the Vice President of Brand Experience and Design at Booster Fuels. In this episode, he discusses his non-traditional journey from creative to marketing in a variety of different industries, and what lead him to where he is today. He also shares his experience of turning his passion hobby into a community of food lovers and travel enthusiasts, Forking Tasty. Jason's diverse background offers a unique perspective into what is like to switch industries and the importance of growth and change.  Listen Today! Top Picks: Jason: “Eddie Travels” and “ Luke finds a home”- Facebook Messenger Bots. (Eddie Travels helps you book travel & Luke finds a home helps you find an apartment) Brave New Work- both a book and a podcast. Complimentary Mat: The Countdown App Josh: The Mandalorian on Disney+ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/risingpodcast/message
Anne Talley is a Global Brand Leader with an extensive background in beauty and intimate apparel. In this episode, she discusses her journey from starting an intimate apparel brand for Ralph Lauren to becoming vice president of two major beauty brands. Anne also shares her predictions on the future of the beauty industry, and advice on the importance of challenging roles.  Top Picks: Mat: Jay Acunzo’s Podcast, 3 Clips Anne: Made in America, by Sam Walton Josh: The Next Pandemic, by Ali Khan --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/risingpodcast/message
Marsha Askins is the Chief of Staff for UBS Global Wealth Management and UBS Americas with an extensive 35-year background in financial services. In this episode, she discusses how her current position is a compilation of everything she’s done in her career, from starting as a systems analyst right out of school in the back office of a bond department to working in major banks, and a startup. Marsha shares defining leadership skills she’s learned through the years such as listening and understanding employees as they could be the best or worst advocates for a firm. Top Picks: Marsha: 1) Video clips on  https://www.themakersconference.com/ 2) The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table, by Minda Harts 3) Being Black in Corporate America by the Center for Talent Innovation, a nonprofit group Maddie: Think Dirty App Josh Convenience Store Woman, by Sayaka Murata --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/risingpodcast/message
Molly is the Head of Student Loan Refinancing at First Republic Bank with a diverse, yet nontraditional background. Molly attended Yale University and sailed for the collegiate team. She continued to sail after graduation for the US Sailing Team.  In this episode, Molly discusses how her experiences being an athlete have shaped her into the leader she is today. She shares lessons on the importance of a team and to appreciate what different people bring to the table.  Be sure to listen to how a sailer campaigning for the Olympics became the Head of Student Loan Refinancing in a major bank.  Top Picks Maddie: Book - When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi Molly: Podcast - HBS After Hours Josh: App - Tech Top 10 by The Information --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/risingpodcast/message
Evan is CEO of Movers+Shakers, a creative studio focused on spreading joy, and breaking engagement records. Evan's team set the record for the most viral TikTok campaign in history, with e.l.f. Cosmetics. They also created Rising's original theme music. With an MBA from Harvard Business School, Evan has spent 20 years as a marketer, including P&L ownership with Samsung, consulting to the CEO of Macy’s, and even marketing microchips and political campaigns. In this episode, Evan shares his journey, including advice working at big companies as well as starting your own business.  Hosted by Josh Boaz and Mat Zucker, Rising is produced by Direct Agents and Prophet. Find Evan at www.MoversShakers.co and https://www.linkedin.com/in/evanhorowitz/. Visit us at rising-podcast.com Top Picks: Evan- Trader Joe’s Podcast Mat- NeuralCam App Josh- Klook App --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/risingpodcast/message
Eunice Chi is the Director of Subscription Marketing at Business Insider, with a diverse background including finance, marketing, and a Masters in Education. In this episode, she discusses starting from the ground up in marketing, including the acquisition and retention at Time, Inc. for Sports Illustrated. She shares parallels and differences across jobs within the same organization, as well as advice for company politics. She finishes up with a special shout out to a career shaper from her past.  Top Picks: Mat: Tile Trackers Eunice: Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations, by Thomas Friedman Josh: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/risingpodcast/message
Joe Meyer is the Founder & CEO of ExecThread, a premium job-sharing network that has exploded in the past few years. Joe was previously the CEO of HopStop, which was acquired by Apple (where Joe worked post-acquisition on what led to Apple Maps). Joe was also a VP at AOL (which acquired one of his earlier start-ups), a GM in the early days at eBay, a manager in PWC’s Technology Strategy Practice, and even sold wine for Gallo right out of college! Take a listen to this episode, and hear what Joe has to say about immersing himself in an industry in which he never thought he would end up. Top Picks:  Mat: IA Writer Program Josh: Google Nest Hub Joe: ExecThread --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/risingpodcast/message
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