Real conversations. Real people. No filters.
We’re back for Season 2 and we’re louder than ever. Off Mute is a podcast for marketers that’s bigger than marketing (and never, ever boring.)
Every other Wednesday, hosts Obele and Zach sit down with some of the most influential players in CPG, Tech, Media, and D2C to get them to open up about what’s really on their minds. We may be Performance Marketers, but you won’t hear us talking about CTR, PPC or CPC.
Instead, you’ll get bold predictions, like VP of Social for One United Bank Rochelle Hinds’ ideas about how social media will one day do more good than harm. And you’ll be privy to insider tips like where Infatuation co-founder Andrew Steinthal gets the best burritos in San Francisco.
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Meet The Hosts
An award-winning, best-of-list frequenting, conference-keynoting, multi-hyphenating marketer, Obele shares her digital media wisdom both on and off stage and now through your new favorite podcast. Leading national and global brands to market share victory, she has spearheaded successful marketing initiatives with Fortune 100 and 500 companies like TracFone Wireless, United Airlines, Cars.com and Mattel Brands.
A founder of the largest independent digital marketing agency, industry visionary, philanthropist, and emphatic commentator, there isn’t much Zach doesn’t have a thoughtful opinion about. As the CEO and board member of Tinuiti, he regularly pops up in publications like Forbes, USA Today and Wall Street Journal.
SVP, Marketing Partnerships at Chicago Sky WNBA
This week, Obele and Zach have one of the most candid conversations to date with Watchen Nyanue, the SVP, Marketing Partnerships at Chicago Sky WNBA and the Founder and CEO of I Choose the Ladder. In a rare moment, Zach is left speechless by Watchen’s response to what she would need to start a new business. Listen in as the conversation covers supporting black women, the challenges of brand marketing, and the need for work-life balance.
Chief Marketing Officer, Sprinkles Cupcakes
This week, Obele and Zach are breaking all of the rules with the new CMO of Sprinkles Cupcakes, Michelle Wong. Join us as they discuss everything from how the voice of advertising will continue to change to liver Pâté, Zach’s secrets to success and beyond.
Founder & CEO, Red Clover Associates
WTF is Privacy anyway? This week, Obele and guest co-host, Marketing Technologist Nirish Parsad are joined by privacy practitioner Jodi Daniels for a conversation on IOS14, the future of cookies and why data privacy should be top of mind for every marketer.
Producer, Academy of Television Arts and Science.
This week, Obele and new guest co-host AVP of Addressable Media Kolin Kleveno sit down with media veteran and film producer Justin Begnaud to talk about everything entertainment from the future of the film industry with day and date releases to Hamilton and an Off Mute first look at Justin’s desert island TV show.
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Levi Strauss & Co.
In this episode, Obele and Zach sit down with Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for Levi Strauss and Co. Elizabeth Morrison to discuss intersectionality, the future of workplace diversity and how brands can take meaningful and measurable actions to address social issues beyond the Instagram black square.
Group Chief Executive Officer, Strong Roots
We’re back for Off Mute Season 2! This week, Zach and Obele are joined by founder and CEO of vegan CPG brand Strong Roots, Sam Dennigan. Sam keeps Obele and Zach on their toes, talking satirical marketing, the importance of agriculture, and sharing bold predictions including a future with no stores, and the wild card prediction of food evolving to be entirely in pill form.
Co-Founder & Chief Partnerships Officer, The Infatuation
Obele and Zach talk strategic partnerships, the future of restaurant reviews and editorials, the restaurant industry post-covid, and their favorite burritos with the Co-Founder and Chief Partnerships Officer of The Infatuation, Andrew Steinthal.
Head of Digital Marketing and eCommerce, Avocados from Mexico
Dalton and Obele sit down and discuss everything from the evolution of traditional television ads to OTT and streaming, the importance of creative freedom and how to disrupt Super Bowl ads in a year with a very untraditional Super Bowl, nothing is off limits with the experiential and innovative Head of Digital Marketing & eCommerce for Avocados from Mexico Ivonne Kinser.
Obele and Zach sit down with Veronica Marshall, brand strategist and founder of The Humanity Lab, to get real about current events ranging from social justice to brands and the challenges they face in mastering their narrative during a time when transparency is key