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Math & Magic: Stories from the Frontiers of Marketing with Bob Pittman

Math & Magic: Stories from the Frontiers of Marketing with Bob Pittman

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How do the smartest marketers cut through the noise? And how do they manage to do it again and again? Join iHeartMedia Chairman and CEO Bob Pittman as he analyzes the Math and Magic of marketing—sitting down with today's most gifted disruptors.

Latest Episodes

Dave Cote: “I benefited from second chances. I always kept that in mind”

EFor anyone struggling to lead their company through the current climate, Dave Cote has some advice for you. The legendary former chairman and CEO of Honeywell ushered his company through two big recessions while growing it from a $20 billion business to a $120 billion one. Tune in as Dave tells Bob how he marshaled his company's leadership in a storm, what he learned from Jack Welch, and how his rural New Hampshire upbringing shaped his independent streak. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

42 MIN3 d ago
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Dave Cote: “I benefited from second chances. I always kept that in mind”

“Believe in your own greatness”: Advice from Tim Cook, David Chang, Abby Wambach and more

EIn this Special Edition of Math and Magic, Bob sifts through his favorite graduation speeches fromCommencement: ThePodcast, to share lessons for aspiringleaders. Learn why Google X's Astro Teller thinks you need to embrace your inner “weirdo” to solve the world's biggest problems, what Abby Wambach thinks you need to know about teamwork, and why Tim Cook thinks reading Lincoln might be the perfect inspiration for these times. Plus, advice from Sienna Miller, Guy Raz and David Chang! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

33 MIN1 w ago
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“Believe in your own greatness”: Advice from Tim Cook, David Chang, Abby Wambach and more

Hans Vestberg: “This country relies on connectivity. My job is to empower and energize my company in these times.”

EThough the world has stopped, we've been able to text with friends, video conference relatives, check e-mails and stream content. It's easy to take for granted. But that incredible access is possible thanks to executives likeVerizon’s Chairman and CEO, Hans Vestberg. How did Hans prepare the Verizon network to respond so effectively to something so unpredictable? How has he transitioned his team to working remotely? Andhow does he manage to exercise and spend time with family while doing his job? (Spoiler: it comes down to spreadsheets!)Listen to Bob and Hans as they discuss how handball shaped Hans' leadership, what having a family of police officers means for his worldview, and why he's championed 5G from the earliest stages. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

36 MINAPR 16
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Hans Vestberg: “This country relies on connectivity. My job is to empower and energize my company in these times.”

Special Covid-19 Episode: "Market with humanity"

EThe world has changed a lot in the last week.We’re dealing with a pandemic that’s shaken us in unimaginable ways. But how should CMO's shepherd their brands through these times? Join Bob as he calls three marketing experts—and favorite former guests—for guidance.Listen to how CVS Health’s CMO, Norm de Greve led his team to “market with humanity,” learn how Amazon's culture helped them adapt quickly to the crisis from board member and former MTV CEO, Judy McGrath. And listen in as Bob chats with iHeart’s own CMO, Gayle Troberman, as she discusses"brand empathy" and the opportunity to build trust right now. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

18 MINMAR 26
Comments
Special Covid-19 Episode: "Market with humanity"

Philippe Krakowsky: “If you say you’re going to do something, do something.”

EIt's hard to imagine an exec with a more colorful background thanIPG's Chief Operating Officer and EVPPhilippe Krakowsky. Hailing from Mexico City, Philippe grew up speaking three languages. He paid for college by debugging Atari games. And though he studied linguistics and comparative lit, his first job after school wasfounding an AI startup...that he later sold to Apple! Learn how Philippe got bit by the advertising bug, how he uses data to build credibility with consumers, and why he advises his colleagues and clients to focus on 2 or 3 things, instead of "trying to boil the ocean."Plus, learn why Philippe thinks diversity and working with people you respect are two of the most powerful assets in building a team. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

30 MINMAR 19
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Philippe Krakowsky: “If you say you’re going to do something, do something.”

Shazi Visram “Finding solutions— that’s just a part of my DNA.”

EThe way Shazi describes it, she had a magical childhood. Living in themotel her family owned and operated, she had no shortage of things to keep her busy-- from hanging out with cooks to watching new customers to adopting a pet duck. But how did someonewho always dreamed of being a painter end up co-founding Happy Baby, the number one organic baby food company in the world? Shazi and Bob discuss how her parents' drive and optimismled her to believe anything was possible; how she was able to pivot once she realized her grand idea wasn't in the right supermarket aisle; and why listening to your gut really matters when it comes to VCs. Plus, Bob gets a sneak preview of the new company Shazi's about to start! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

43 MINMAR 12
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Shazi Visram “Finding solutions— that’s just a part of my DNA.”

Rich Lennox: “I came from a culture where I saw big ideas transform businesses.”

EAs a kid, Macy's CMO Rich Lennox had two dreams: to be the next Chuck Yeager, or to be a veterinarian. But after a “bizarre series of accidents,” he took a different path: joining J. Walter Thompson before leading a series of incredible brands. Listen to Rich as he discusses why hypnotizing a focus group might be a good idea (spoiler: it helped him crack an entirely new diamond market for De Beers!); why he's been so effective at turnarounds at places like Zales("you have to be the type who runs towardsfires rather than away"), and what it means to be responsible for not only the Macy's brand, but also one of America's most beloved traditions: the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

38 MINMAR 5
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Rich Lennox: “I came from a culture where I saw big ideas transform businesses.”

Fan Favorite: Judy McGrath: “I didn’t know anything about TV; I didn’t even like it!” (rebroadcast)

EAll Judy McGrath wanted to do when she grew up was to write for Rolling Stone. Instead, the storied CEO of MTV Networks now sits on the board of Amazon. Discover how the creative giant got seduced by management, why she learned to love a P&L (spoiler: it was to make room for wildly creative programming like Rock the Vote, and South Park), and how she convinced advertisers to get behind The Daily Show. Plus, learn why you probably need to recruit a knife thrower/improv comedian to your staff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

46 MINFEB 27
Comments
Fan Favorite: Judy McGrath: “I didn’t know anything about TV; I didn’t even like it!” (rebroadcast)

Bonus Episode—How They Made It

EFrom The Breakfast Club to Nickelodeon, Bobbi Brown to CoverGirl, there’s no question these brands and personalities have shaped culture. But how did they get their big breaks? And how did they turn opportunities into success stories? Tune in to learn why Charlamagne tha God’s passion for radio probably saved his life; how Gerry Laybourne transformed Nickelodeon into the top network for tweens -- while proving herself as one of TV’s first female executives; and how makeup industry mogul Bobbi Brown created her own luck. Plus, hear Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer of Proctor & Gamble, discuss how his daughters helped him realize the importance of keeping your marketing true to your core values. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

25 MINFEB 20
Comments
Bonus Episode—How They Made It

Ken Auletta: “My task is to understand them”

EBusinessWeek once called him “the James Bond of the media world.” The Columbia Journalism Review declared “No other reporter has covered the news communication business as thoroughly.” And the truth is, there’s a lot about the world that we wouldn’t understand if it wasn’t for journalist Ken Auletta—from his profiles of powerful people to his keen instincts for industry reporting. But how did working in politics lead him to journalism? Why does he think the press can be such a motivator for good? And what’s his trick for landing so many high-profile interviews? Tune in as Bob and Ken discuss. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

37 MINFEB 13
Comments
Ken Auletta: “My task is to understand them”

Latest Episodes

Dave Cote: “I benefited from second chances. I always kept that in mind”

EFor anyone struggling to lead their company through the current climate, Dave Cote has some advice for you. The legendary former chairman and CEO of Honeywell ushered his company through two big recessions while growing it from a $20 billion business to a $120 billion one. Tune in as Dave tells Bob how he marshaled his company's leadership in a storm, what he learned from Jack Welch, and how his rural New Hampshire upbringing shaped his independent streak. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

42 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Dave Cote: “I benefited from second chances. I always kept that in mind”

“Believe in your own greatness”: Advice from Tim Cook, David Chang, Abby Wambach and more

EIn this Special Edition of Math and Magic, Bob sifts through his favorite graduation speeches fromCommencement: ThePodcast, to share lessons for aspiringleaders. Learn why Google X's Astro Teller thinks you need to embrace your inner “weirdo” to solve the world's biggest problems, what Abby Wambach thinks you need to know about teamwork, and why Tim Cook thinks reading Lincoln might be the perfect inspiration for these times. Plus, advice from Sienna Miller, Guy Raz and David Chang! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

33 MIN1 w ago
Comments
“Believe in your own greatness”: Advice from Tim Cook, David Chang, Abby Wambach and more

Hans Vestberg: “This country relies on connectivity. My job is to empower and energize my company in these times.”

EThough the world has stopped, we've been able to text with friends, video conference relatives, check e-mails and stream content. It's easy to take for granted. But that incredible access is possible thanks to executives likeVerizon’s Chairman and CEO, Hans Vestberg. How did Hans prepare the Verizon network to respond so effectively to something so unpredictable? How has he transitioned his team to working remotely? Andhow does he manage to exercise and spend time with family while doing his job? (Spoiler: it comes down to spreadsheets!)Listen to Bob and Hans as they discuss how handball shaped Hans' leadership, what having a family of police officers means for his worldview, and why he's championed 5G from the earliest stages. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

36 MINAPR 16
Comments
Hans Vestberg: “This country relies on connectivity. My job is to empower and energize my company in these times.”

Special Covid-19 Episode: "Market with humanity"

EThe world has changed a lot in the last week.We’re dealing with a pandemic that’s shaken us in unimaginable ways. But how should CMO's shepherd their brands through these times? Join Bob as he calls three marketing experts—and favorite former guests—for guidance.Listen to how CVS Health’s CMO, Norm de Greve led his team to “market with humanity,” learn how Amazon's culture helped them adapt quickly to the crisis from board member and former MTV CEO, Judy McGrath. And listen in as Bob chats with iHeart’s own CMO, Gayle Troberman, as she discusses"brand empathy" and the opportunity to build trust right now. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

18 MINMAR 26
Comments
Special Covid-19 Episode: "Market with humanity"

Philippe Krakowsky: “If you say you’re going to do something, do something.”

EIt's hard to imagine an exec with a more colorful background thanIPG's Chief Operating Officer and EVPPhilippe Krakowsky. Hailing from Mexico City, Philippe grew up speaking three languages. He paid for college by debugging Atari games. And though he studied linguistics and comparative lit, his first job after school wasfounding an AI startup...that he later sold to Apple! Learn how Philippe got bit by the advertising bug, how he uses data to build credibility with consumers, and why he advises his colleagues and clients to focus on 2 or 3 things, instead of "trying to boil the ocean."Plus, learn why Philippe thinks diversity and working with people you respect are two of the most powerful assets in building a team. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

30 MINMAR 19
Comments
Philippe Krakowsky: “If you say you’re going to do something, do something.”

Shazi Visram “Finding solutions— that’s just a part of my DNA.”

EThe way Shazi describes it, she had a magical childhood. Living in themotel her family owned and operated, she had no shortage of things to keep her busy-- from hanging out with cooks to watching new customers to adopting a pet duck. But how did someonewho always dreamed of being a painter end up co-founding Happy Baby, the number one organic baby food company in the world? Shazi and Bob discuss how her parents' drive and optimismled her to believe anything was possible; how she was able to pivot once she realized her grand idea wasn't in the right supermarket aisle; and why listening to your gut really matters when it comes to VCs. Plus, Bob gets a sneak preview of the new company Shazi's about to start! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

43 MINMAR 12
Comments
Shazi Visram “Finding solutions— that’s just a part of my DNA.”

Rich Lennox: “I came from a culture where I saw big ideas transform businesses.”

EAs a kid, Macy's CMO Rich Lennox had two dreams: to be the next Chuck Yeager, or to be a veterinarian. But after a “bizarre series of accidents,” he took a different path: joining J. Walter Thompson before leading a series of incredible brands. Listen to Rich as he discusses why hypnotizing a focus group might be a good idea (spoiler: it helped him crack an entirely new diamond market for De Beers!); why he's been so effective at turnarounds at places like Zales("you have to be the type who runs towardsfires rather than away"), and what it means to be responsible for not only the Macy's brand, but also one of America's most beloved traditions: the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

38 MINMAR 5
Comments
Rich Lennox: “I came from a culture where I saw big ideas transform businesses.”

Fan Favorite: Judy McGrath: “I didn’t know anything about TV; I didn’t even like it!” (rebroadcast)

EAll Judy McGrath wanted to do when she grew up was to write for Rolling Stone. Instead, the storied CEO of MTV Networks now sits on the board of Amazon. Discover how the creative giant got seduced by management, why she learned to love a P&L (spoiler: it was to make room for wildly creative programming like Rock the Vote, and South Park), and how she convinced advertisers to get behind The Daily Show. Plus, learn why you probably need to recruit a knife thrower/improv comedian to your staff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

46 MINFEB 27
Comments
Fan Favorite: Judy McGrath: “I didn’t know anything about TV; I didn’t even like it!” (rebroadcast)

Bonus Episode—How They Made It

EFrom The Breakfast Club to Nickelodeon, Bobbi Brown to CoverGirl, there’s no question these brands and personalities have shaped culture. But how did they get their big breaks? And how did they turn opportunities into success stories? Tune in to learn why Charlamagne tha God’s passion for radio probably saved his life; how Gerry Laybourne transformed Nickelodeon into the top network for tweens -- while proving herself as one of TV’s first female executives; and how makeup industry mogul Bobbi Brown created her own luck. Plus, hear Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer of Proctor & Gamble, discuss how his daughters helped him realize the importance of keeping your marketing true to your core values. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

25 MINFEB 20
Comments
Bonus Episode—How They Made It

Ken Auletta: “My task is to understand them”

EBusinessWeek once called him “the James Bond of the media world.” The Columbia Journalism Review declared “No other reporter has covered the news communication business as thoroughly.” And the truth is, there’s a lot about the world that we wouldn’t understand if it wasn’t for journalist Ken Auletta—from his profiles of powerful people to his keen instincts for industry reporting. But how did working in politics lead him to journalism? Why does he think the press can be such a motivator for good? And what’s his trick for landing so many high-profile interviews? Tune in as Bob and Ken discuss. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

37 MINFEB 13
Comments
Ken Auletta: “My task is to understand them”
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