Brand New

Brand New

Tune in for insider insights and lively banter between two of the most dynamic and well-connected business leaders: Marisa Thalberg and Steven Wolfe Pereira. The co-hosts, award-winning c-suite executives and close friends, keep it real as they tackle the most important and timely topics in marketing, media, tech, culture, careers, and more, particularly through the lens of brands, and the people powering them.


September 19, 2023 34 mins

In a conversation that will have meaning for just about everyone, Marisa and Steven invite on a long-standing industry friend Lisa McCarthy, whose coaching company, Fast Forward Group, has helped over 100,000 professionals take ownership of their entire lives. This one is about how to have a brand new perspective on our ambition, our fears and our careers. This one is about the stories we tell about ourselves… to ourselves. Take th...

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As heated conversations ensue about what the “right” work environments should be in this post-pandemic era: remote, in-office, hybrid: Marisa and Steven look at this issue through the lens of how these decisions can impact corporate and brand reputation. In their most highly charged hot topic yet, the two talk about companies that were absolute in their directive to employees that they could be remote and then did a total reversal:...

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Picking up on last episode’s theme of continuous learning, Marisa and Steven debate understanding Gen Z as this rising generation becomes increasingly important as consumers… and employees. Joining them for the conversation is a true Gen Z wunderkind: 24-year-old social entrepreneur Ziad Ahmed, Founder and CEO of JUV Consulting and an inaugural Obama USA Leader via the Obama Foundation. Stay to the end for “What’s on YOUR Minds,” w...

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August 8, 2023 26 mins

On this episode, Steven and Marisa talk about each of their recent work trips, which spins into a conversation or why “brand” matters and needs to be measured better, why “short term-ism” is a problem, and how their industries have an uncommon magic of “community.” Then the hot topic: in honor of Back-to-School, the co-hosts discuss the importance in this dynamic business world of being continuous learners. (And teachers… and learn...

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July 25, 2023 37 mins

In a world where so much of our information come through our social feeds and the brands that provide us with that information are in frequent turmoil, we wanted to know: what does it take to launch a new brand, in NEWS, from scratch, especially one looking to bring back a more transparent, global view? Steven and Marisa chose this topic to welcome their first guest (friend?) to the conversation: Justin Smith, former CEO of Bloombe...

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Tune in as Steven and Marisa give their first take on Threads… and then move into a big Hot Topic of business during the summer yet one that rarely gets discussed externally: managing current business while immersing in planning for the upcoming year. They cap it off by taking on a great (and hard) listener question!

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June 29, 2023 26 mins

Marisa and Steven kick off the Brand New podcast with the first episode!  They share why they came together to host this new podcast, and then dive into the show’s “Hot Topic” with a candid post-mortem on Cannes Lions. Was it really all about AI or was there something more to the festival this year?  Plus, they answer the “What’s On Your Mind?” question and share valuable advice for early career professionals. Send us your question...

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June 26, 2023 3 mins

Welcome to Brand New, a podcast from two of the most dynamic and well-connected leaders in business: Marisa Thalberg and Steven Wolfe Pereira. The co-hosts, award-winning c-suite executives, and close friends keep it real as they tackle the most important and timely topics in marketing, tech, culture, careers, and more, through the lens of brands, and the people powering them.

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