CMO Moves

CMO Moves

An Adweek podcast series sharing the human side of game-changing CMOs. How did they get to the top? What rules did they have to break along the way? Who do they see as their role models? How do they inspire and grow their teams to greatness? Tune in to hear the personal success stories behind these incredible leaders.

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November 22, 2021 39 min
Carl Loredo always had aspirations, not expectations, of becoming CMO when he joined Wendy’s six years ago, having previously been in the chief marketing seat for furniture brand KraftMaid. In addition to leaning into its core values, Loredo claims the brand’s other key ingredient is built on trust and cross-collaboration to bring people along. Listen to get Loredo’s candid advice for aspiring CMOs and why problem-solving goes han...
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For TJ Abrams, every career move he’s made has been based on people and purpose. In their first ever brand campaign, Exos is aiming to restore a sense of community within the health and wellness space with a suite of digital products that with encourage consumers to perform at their best. CMO Moves host Heide Palermo sat down with Abrams to discuss some fun ways in which he’s engaging his team virtually and his perspective on whet...
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In Kenny Mitchell’s return to the CMO Moves podcast, he reflects on the past two years in his role with a heavier focus on the future of AR. Serving as the lead for both the B2B and B2C business, Mitchell discusses the “magic” behind the platform’s most recent campaign, Open Your Snapchat, where consumers can open unique and localized AR experiences across major cities. Listen to this episode to learn what tools today’s marketers ...
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When Steven Tristan Young decided to take on the role of the first-ever CMO for the digitally native fashion marketplace Poshmark three years ago, he knew he had a big opportunity to make a mark on a lesser-known category that was ripe for adoption. And he was no stranger to taking on such a task, having served as VP of Growth for Grubhub at a time when the concept of food delivery was just starting to catch on. In this episode, Y...
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When Amina first started, her career building consisted of iconic brands such as Pantene and Pampers at Proctor and Gamble. After 12 years, Amina set out on an important life journey that would determine her next big move to be CMO of the world’s first climate positive grocery store. Tune into this episode to learn more about Thrive Market’s shoppable cookbook launch and hear all about her journey to CMO!
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For the sports-fuel brand Gatorade and video game software company Electronic Arts, entertainment has been blurring the line between the business and their audiences. From partnerships with Snoop Dogg and Keyshawn Johnson to bringing sports to digital via Twitch like having Marshawn Lynch and more athletes recreate the Pro Bowl during the pandemic, both brands have seen an incredible digital transformation in the past years. Disco...
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With a long and exciting history in the retail space, Lisa Pillette is pioneering the mattress industry with authenticity and warmth. After spending time at some of the world’s most exciting brands such as Ralph Lauren, Lacoste, and HSN, it’s no wonder the young direct-to-consumer brand, such as Casper, is thriving. Tune into this special guest-hosted episode of CMO Moves to hear Lisa talk about tapping into the creative process a...
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Special Edition: The Business of Marketing Season 2! Adweek’s Chief Innovation Officer, Toby Daniels sits down with Hulu President Kelly Campbell to discuss her role managing Hulu’s suite of on-demand and live streaming businesses, as well as, overseeing Disney’s digital media and Movies Anywhere business. They also dive deep into Kelly’s extensive career, which includes serving as Hulu’s CMO where she led the brand’s overall marke...
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After 12 years of experience in the New York dating scene and now married with children, Melissa Hobley is currently in 32 different dating apps—and so is her husband. But that shouldn't come as a surprise since Melissa acts as the current Global Chief Marketing Officer for OKCupid, so she must keep a close eye on what the digital dating landscape looks like. Tune in to the latest CMO Moves episode to discover how OKCupid is u...
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Jeff Jenkins is no stranger to working for exciting brands. His impressive career history includes Yum! Brands, Taco Bell, and even NASA to name a few. Jeff’s decision to take on a new role at Carter’s came easy saying he found a deep emotional connection with the brand as a parent of two young children. Tune in to this CMO Moves episode as Jeff Jenkins talks about mentorship, brand history, and advice for recent graduates.
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To continue our guest-hosted series of CMO Moves, Kate Gunning, CMO of IEX sits down with Nathaniel Ru, Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Sweetgreen to discuss healthy fast food at scale and their love for summer salads. It all started in college for Nathaniel Ru where he met his business partner Jonathan Neman in their first day of accounting class freshman year of college. Nathaniel and John bonded over their passion for foo...
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Kelly Cook has a reputation for three things: a straight-shooting, big-hearted leadership style, a laser focus on what the customer needs, and the ability to turn around marketing departments that are ready for digital transformation. After leadership roles at DSW, Waste Management and others she took on the CMO gig at David's Bridal in 2019, just as the company was recovering from bankruptcy and right before the global Covid p...
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Kicking off the guest-hosted CMO Moves episodes is an incredible duo: Eric Toda, global head of social marketing at Facebook, sits down for a chat with eos Products' first-ever CMO, Soyoung Kang. Tune in to this very special episode of CMO Moves on how you can learn just as much from your failures as you can from success, how having an appetite for risk to keep up with fast-paced consumers can reshuffle your campaigns, how hav...
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While most would find changing roles and marketing strategies during a pandemic challenging, Away’s CMO Selena Kalvaria saw it as a perfect opportunity. “We brought everything in together. We redeveloped our processes, how we work together, and we just moved in lock step. It's been a fantastic journey. The company has had explosive growth even as a pandemic has set us back. I feel like in many ways it's driven us forward.” ...
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Her current position at fintech start-up Happy Money may be Sadira Furlow’s first-ever CMO role (and this her first-ever podcast!) but don’t let the rookie façade fool you. The 2020 Brand Genius honoree has a string of noteworthy career achievements under her belt, including viral Superbowl campaigns like Mountain Dew’s “PuppyMonkeyBaby” and one of her proudest career wins in building from the ground up, PepsiCo’s first premium wat...
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Hyundai’s CMO Angela Zepeda never anticipated becoming a brand CMO, having spent the majority of her career on the agency side. And while she always saw herself going down the path of a COO role, it was that operational expertise and ability to solve real business problems through creativity that caught the eye of the Hyundai leadership team which led to the offer (on a Wednesday morning she recalls so well). In this episode, the c...
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When William White took on the role of chief marketing officer at Walmart, he considered it not only an honor to be working for the No. 1 Fortune 500 company, but also a dream job at a brand that comes with much responsibility. Not to mention, he just so happened to start his first-ever CMO role right at the start of a global pandemic. In this episode, William discusses the power and potential of the brand’s membership program Wal...
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Minjae Ormes took on the role as CMO of a start-up within a Fortune 15 company for one main reason—and that reason was based on her own criteria. “I was ready for more meaning—ready to take a bigger chance on myself, ready to take on a bigger risk and just go for something where I could really drive impact for the business,” Minjae said. Tune in to hear how her team is leveraging consumer behavior insights to activate campaigns—lik...
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This episode marks a first for CMO Moves. We turned the tables on host Nadine Dietz as she joins as a guest for the very first time. CMOs Vineet Mehra and Musa Tariq take the hosting reigns to put Nadine in the hot seat to dish on the new adventure she’s taking on, as well as her new roles with Adweek. Nadine takes us back to her upbringing, her early career and some of the most personal and pivotal times in her life that have shap...
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I first was introduced to Sophie Bambuck last year when a few folks in our community kept mentioning her name as someone we just had to know. As promised, Sophie turned out to be a delightfully humble leader and mentor who views marketing in such a refreshingly simple way. The French-born (listen at :55 seconds in to hear how to say her last name right!), Portland-based leader spent most of her career in brand marketing at Nike, b...
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