For the season finale of CMYKC, we invited Clifton Alexander and Chase Wilson of Reactor back for a second episode. Reactor has sponsored our show for the last few episodes, so it seemed only fitting to celebrate the end our our two-year season by talking with some of our favorite folks in the industry!
We had the pleasure of meeting Aaron Weidner at the FBOS event that AAF-KC hosted a few weeks ago. Aaron dazzled us with his quick copy critiques and on-the-spot thinking. The more we got to know him, the more intrigued we became. Aaron is a painter turned copywriter, and now works freelance while constructing custom pieces of furniture from reclaimed materials.Read More
After working with some major clients like Playstation, Expedia, and Coors Light, Jason Elm moved from California to Kansas City, MO as the Executive Creative Director for Barkley. After a quick tour of their downtown office, we talked with Jason about his career and the move to KC. With fantastic moments of insight like "they can take your execution, but they can never take your idea," we're pleased to present Episode 19 of CMYKC with Jason Elm.Read More
Justin Watkins is one of our favorite KC creatives. His mind for business and marketing constantly blows us away. It was an absolute pleasure to sit down with him for this week's episode to discuss his career and the recent evolution of Native from a running list of interviews with some of the coolest people in town into a complete marketing strategy. Listen to the episode to find out how you can get involved with the revamped Native!
And here is the Notebook to Native video Justin mentioned towards the start of his interview: http://nativekc.com/our-story/
From New York to Hollywood, Ron Greenfield has an incredible background in the entertainment scene. From his career as a senior creative with CBS/FOX to his work with the legendary Aaron Spelling as Vice President of Marketing and Creative Services at Spelling Entertainment, he has concepted and worked on the marketing campaigns for many films such as Star Wars “The Empire Strikes back” & “Return of the Jedi,” “Freeway” “Rocky II” and many many more.
Not only that, but he also held the position of Chief Marketing Officer at Software Magic, where he worked with companies such as Electronic Arts, Dreamworks Interactive, and Lucas Arts on game development and online projects.
He has done some amazing work, and he continues to write about the industry through his website: Aspectsofentertainment.com. He writes articles, creates videos, and is kind enough to appear on blogs such as ours. His site really is a goldmine for anyone wanting to either break into the industry or immerse themselves in the creative world.
Along the lines of writing, Ron is also currently offering his ebook, "A Sneak Peek Behind the Curtain" free on his site, so be sure to check that out. It has great insight to different aspects of the industry through different professions.