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The Output Stream Project

The Output Stream Project

By Zacchaeus Nifong
The Output Stream Project is a real-life story about the sloppy underbelly of digital agency life. Have you ever pulled an all-nighter to launch a project on time, or poured over hundreds of typefaces to nail a creative? Then this podcast is for you. Digital marketing and advertising are two of the most misunderstood career fields of all time. Your host Zacchaeus Nifong, a 10-year marketing professional, is changing all that. He takes you on a journey of sweet triumphs and biter defeats both he, and those he interviews, have faced in agency life. Come for the stories, stay for the practicals.
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