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The Manly Men of Advertising


What does the recent trend of tongue-in-cheek bravado in advertising say about masculinity today? Does Ron Burgundy have anything in common with the Marlboro Man? Listen to this interview with Dr. Simon Hawkins, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for the answers. Some of the answers, at least! These… Read more >>

Know Your Production Crew

Tommy D. Walker (dolly grip), Daryn Okada (Director of Photography), Sean Bean (Actor)

There are many people working on the set of a production and you may have wondered what they all do. Every person there plays a key role. Today I talked to Emily about just some of the people that are working to make the video look great: Gaffer Best Boy Electric Electrician Key Grip Best… Listen now >>

An Oscar Recap

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Many of us here at the agency watched the Oscars last night, but we were each watching from our own perspectives, looking for different things. Today, Emily and I talk about the highlights and lowlights of the night, me as a film-maker and Emily as a digital communicator. Listen to the discussion below, or subscribe to our… Listen now >>

The @SXSW Preparation

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In just a couple of weeks, Emily Reeves and I will be heading to the big South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, TX for a five day extravaganza of learning with 30,000+ other people from around the world. It will be my first trip, and Emily’s fourth, so I cornered her to see what… Listen now >>

Can I Have Award with You?

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I am obsessed with all things film and TV. That roughly translates to I have the three-DVD option on Netflix. So catching all the Oscar nominations before the ceremony in February each year becomes a fun little quest for me. Five or six years ago this was a pretty tough task with only one halfway… Listen now >>

Video Production On the Move


When it comes to video production, there are a lot of people, there is a lot of equipment and there is a lot of planning. And moving and coordinating all of that production around unfamiliar locations can be a major ordeal. Today I talk with Emily about how we manage productions not just across the state,… Listen now >>

Respect the Checklist

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On today’s podcast, Lindsey Ingram and I talk about the book The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande. As a project manager at Stone Ward, Lindsey knows the value of a good checklist and she shares her learnings with us today.  Listen to our discussion below, or subscribe to our podcast in iTunes.