This week we dust off the cobwebs and officially start our second season. After a leisurely break battling our respective extreme weather conditions, we’re back with a renewed sense of purpose and clarity after tinkering under the hood of the podcast and slightly reconfiguring how we do things around here.
Over the coming weeks and episodes, you might notice a few changes.
Firstly, we’re making an effort to make our episodes shorter. Now that every man, woman, and child and pet has their own podcast, we know that your time is more valuable than ever to squeeze all that content into your ear-holes, so together with our superstar producer Areej, we’re working extra hard behind the scenes to get things tighter and leaner so you only get that nice top creamy layer of Jacky Winter aweseomness that you have grown to love.
Secondly, we’re going to be introducing more interviews with people who have absolutely nothing to do with the advertising or design community, but still have valid lessons and experiences to share regarding production or the sheer experience of making things and putting them out into the world.
As I’ve spoken about here previously, I’ve learned most of my greatest lessons in business from being a client and patron of businesses myself. From architects to cafe owners, we hope to really expand the professional scope of individuals from all creative corners, in hopes that we can really broaden the discussion on the thoughts, processes, and systems that people from all professions use to Make Their Thing.
Fear not! We’ll still be bringing you stories and people from our favourite agencies and brands, but we’ll just be adding a bit of new blood to the mix.
Between both honing and broadening our focus with our guests, we’ll be breaking things up a bit with some more extended discussion between the three of us on some of the most exciting and thought-provoking articles and announcements from our ‘Mini-Links’ feature, the part of the show where we crap on about things we read on the internet from our #professionaldevelopment slack channel.
All in all, our focus hasn’t changed - We’re still determined to be a platform and voice for those individuals and processes behind the scenes that help creative projects come to life and we hope you like what we have in store!
One thing that we’ve really relied on to help us get this far is your feedback and support. From suggesting interview and discussion topics, to reviewing and rating the podcast on iTunes, it’s been so encouraging to hear from so many of you. To help get us to the next season, we really need this to be a 2-way conversation, so please drop us a line and let us know what you think! Do you have a question, a suggestion, or a suggested person to interview? Don’t be shy, we REALLY love an email. It makes our day, so go on and drop us a line at email@example.com.
We are currently looking for new interview subjects! Know a PM, producer, studio manager, art buyer, etc etc who is amazing at their job? Dob them in to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can hit them up!
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Intro Links! : How brands secretly buy their way into Forbes, Fast Company, and HuffPost stories / No one makes a living on Patreon / The writing's on the wall' - 36 creative predictions for 2018 - AdNews
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Jacky Winter Gives You The Business is produced by Areej Nur
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