Sweathead Podcast Episodes

Opting Out To Opt Back In - Jennifer Ekeleme, Strategist

By Mark Pollard

Opting Out To Opt Back In - Jennifer Ekeleme, Strategist

What if you know you have something to offer to the advertising industry but the advertising industry isn't set up for you?

Jennifer Ekeleme runs JennZen Co-Creation Studio. She is a brand and creative consultant as well as a diversity, equity, and inclusion facilitator.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Burnout in an early New York advertising career,
  • Depression,
  • Being a highly sensitive person, and
  • Jumping out of the industry so you can work out how to jump back in. 

Listen to this episode here:

You can find Jenn here @_jennzen_

    Caveat
    In this episode, we discuss depression. We try to make the point that everybody's experience with depression is personal and it is a complex condition with many strands. Please consult a professional if you're experiencing mental health challenges.

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    Staging A Creative Comeback - Stephanie Matthews

    By Mark Pollard

    Staging A Creative Comeback - Stephanie Matthews

    Stephanie Matthews is Partnerships Director at Creative Equals where she's helped launch their Creative Comeback Returners Programme for for people who've worked in the advertising industry but have had a prolonged period away from it and now need a hand to get back in. 

     

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    The Power of Outsider Thinking - Tamer Kattan

    By Mark Pollard

    The Power of Outsider Thinking - Tamer Kattan

    Tamer Kattan is a stand-up comedian who's plied his strategy trade at 72andSunny, TBWA\Chiat\Day, and Deutsch. He was born in Egypt, moved to the USA when he was 8, and then he had to work out how to adapt to an unhappy father and to unpredictable and sometimes violent environments as he grew up. Unfortunate for Tamer but lucky for us–because now he makes jokes about it all.

     

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