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  • Oakley's Cultural Marketer Embraces Change, Grit & Balance
    "I realized very quickly that in order to go up and move up the food chain that I was going to have to become more of an operator and more strategic." "Moving up the food chain" meant Reggie Casagrande had to sacrifice some of her creative endeavors, but the head of strategy, global sports marketing at Oakley realized it also provided many career benefits as well. In this episode of Brand Insider: BTS, Reggie talks with me about the value of calling the shots with an insider's perspective, the importance of choosing a career that matches your passions and her …
  • Learn, Pivot & Snack! A Hostess Exec's Recipe For Success
    "It's in those moments where it's okay to say, okay, time to move on, time to find something else that really gives you joy and gives you meaningfulness." Lisa Mathison has moved on a time or two in her career, and in this episode of Brand Insider: BTS, the head of brand activation at Hostess talks with me about the importance of finding the right fit. Since we spend so much time working, Lisa advises seeking a place you can thrive and find value. She also believes in being open to possibilities, seeing roadblocks as more of a detour, and …
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