Two Marketing Moms

Two Marketing Moms

You are not alone! Navigate the jungle gym of marketing and advertising career advancement with two pros (and moms) that have decades of work + life strategy to share. With hosts Kelly Callahan-Poe and Julia McDowell.

Episodes

February 13, 2024 24 mins

There are times when you feel stuck in your career and need a boost! Carli Sidoti, a brand and marketing strategist, talks about how she was able to get unstuck in her career with a big transition. Learn five ways to get unstuck in your career.

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Colette Fortin, a divorce mediator turned business coach provides a framework for having difficult conversations that may change your perspective on how to view tough conversations. Learn the types of difficult conversations, different ways to view them, and how to get to the zone of yes using the model and continue the path forward.

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Layoffs are a fact of life if you work in marketing or advertising. Marketing leadership coach and consultant Elizabeth Coluby shares her personal experience and tips on how to survive and thrive after a layoff.

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In this episode, Kelly Callahan-Poe and Julia McDowell provide 5 entry-level interview tips for marketing and advertising jobs. Today employers take an average of 6-8 seconds to review a resume. While hard skills make up the majority of a resume, it’s the soft skills that make or break your ability to get hired. Learn the top 5 ways to sell yourself with a bonus 5 at the end of the episode.

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July 22, 2023 33 mins

In this podcast, Kelly Callahan-Poe chats with Sara Madera, a career coach for working moms about motherhood and ambition. They discuss the impact of kids on your career, tips for how to create success across work, life, and family, and why Sara has so many clients from the marketing/agency world. 

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In this episode, Kelly talks to Opeyemi Oluwole, Senior Vice President, Consumer Engagement at Teledoc Health and a Board Member at Stride. Opeyemi and Kelly discuss their mutual passion for mission-driven marketing and how marketers can be a force for good in the industry. 

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In this episode, Kelly talks to Cary Hatch, former CEO of MDB Communications about her 40-year passion as an advertising evangelist advocating for the power of communications to elevate the profile and stature of brands, causes, and organizations. Cary talks about her rise to become CEO and Owner of MDB Communications, provides her input on the state of the industry, and gives advice for women wanting to follow in her footsteps.

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Alan Brown the Founder and Chair of DNA, an LGBTQ+ and minority-owned advertising agency, highlights the Project 47 Pledge, a vehicle for advertising agency leadership to commit to mentoring LGBTQ+ talent to aid in career advancement. Alan talks about the challenges workers face in finding sympathetic mentors and provides strategies for employers and employees alike to foster a culture of inclusiveness for LGBTQ+ employees.

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In this episode, Kelly interviews Taylor Adams & Khendra Lucas from Mental Health America on workplace mental health. Taylor and Khendra share Mental Health America stats on the state of the mental health crisis in America and how COVID-19 has impacted mental health in the workplace. They share strategies on how to support colleagues who may be struggling and provide resources on how employers can create a mentally healthy and ...

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As an intern with Williams Whittle, Imogen Stephens shares the skills she learned on the job and her advice on how to get the most out of your internship.

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 In this episode, Julia interviews her life-long friend Keri Shull, successful entrepreneur and founder of the Keri Shull Team, the top-selling real estate team in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area, about the power of vision boarding. Keri gets into the details of how you can create a vision board, apply it to all aspects of your life including your career, and make it manifest your accomplishments. 

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In our first episode with a marketing Dad, Julia and Kelly talk to Jason Teitler, Special Olympics Senior Vice President of Global Communications and Brand. Jason talks about his career on both the agency and client-side and shares his perspective on the importance of alignment in marketing and communications. 

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In this episode, Julia & Kelly talk about the most overused words in marketing and vote on which words are still relevant and which ones need to go. All marketing professionals have words and phrases that grate on them from the marketing funnel and flywheel to integrated and multi-channel marketing to digital.

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March 22, 2022 47 mins

 In this episode, Kelly shares with Julia the story of her 2020 commitment to read a business book a week and shares her favorite authors, books, and quotes for inspiration. 

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March 9, 2022 47 mins

In their 30th episode, Kelly and Julia are tackling the age-old question for marketing and advertising professionals – what’s better, agency side or in-house? There are pros and cons for both sides, so join in on the conversation to figure out what’s your best next move.

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In this high energy episode, Julia & Kelly talk with Andrew Lawless, a certified High Performance Coach. Andrew guides us through the top five mistakes people make with their LinkedIn profile, the three guidelines to finding your niche, and the key information that should be highlighted in the ideal profile. 

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In this episode, Kelly & Julia chat with agency Creative Director Eva Day to learn How to Light Your Creative Spark. As a 30-year advertising agency vet, Eva shares how she manifests ideas with her creative posse, a sense of humor, and some good deeds as sprinkles of inspiration. 

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November 16, 2021 35 mins

In this episode, Julia & Kelly discuss the four categories that affect productivity; focus/clarity, organization, time management, and pace, and provide tips, tools, and hacks for each one.

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November 2, 2021 35 mins

In this episode, Julia & Kelly discuss the 5 ingredients for success in a client-agency relationship and how to navigate change when you know it's inevitable. They also talk about what to do when you have been sent in to "right the ship."


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