TGJ#25: The Wonky Sanctuary

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By Kerry and Norts
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TGJ#29: Creative Bravery Go 1
It's the first in an occasional series within the Tiny Giant Jams podcast family where we discuss what Being Brave actually means. In this lively opener we meet up  with Paul Mellor and Cookie Tabinor of London agency Mellor&Smith to discuss their unique approach to creativity. Make no mistake, it's a high-octane listen. (For those of a sensitive disposition, be warned: there is the occasional swear word.) More bravery podcasts very soon. 
August 19, 2019
TGJ#28: Powering Up The PR Machine
Say hello to our latest TGJ podcast guest, the awesome Kerry Sheehan of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. She's on a mission to spread the word across the PR landscape, inspiring PR types to understand the rapid advance of machine technology and its consequences. Not only as means to offer better solutions to clients, but also as valuable tools to use within the industry.  We love her. Her enthusiasm is infectious. And she has so many wise things to say. If you're in the biz, you'd better get your scribble pad out.  Want to get in touch? You can find Kerry on Twitter right here. You can also follow the conversation by typing the hashtag #AIinPR.  One last thing: Kerry will be speaking at our monthly event I'll Be Back South West in Bristol on Tuesday 15 October. Grab yourself a ticket if you're in town. It's gonna be a beautiful night.
August 10, 2019
TGJ#27: Tasty Slice Of Bacon
Yes, you're cool. Inestimably cool. But that still only makes you 1% of 1% as cool as our guest on this episode of Tiny Giant Jams: Ricky Bacon.  Ricky is Group Technology Director for Critical Mass in NYC. He works with some of the world’s largest brands to create engaging digital experiences in an increasingly technically inter-twined world.  We get to talk AI, AR, VR, big brands and much more. We also touch on Ricky's passion for experimental side projects. They are OUT THERE and immensely fascinating.  Guess what? You can find out more about one of them right here.   Thanks for coming on the show, Ricky. 
August 7, 2019
TGJ#26: How Not To Be Blockbuster'd
It's an honour, pleasure and privilege to welcome Sandeep Roy of SMEinnovation onto The Jams. He helps businesses take advantage of disruptive innovation. Safe to say, we had a fascinating conversation that could have rattled on for hours, but we kept to a pragmatic 30 minutes or so. There is much to be gained from Sandeep's wise words. 
July 26, 2019
TGJ#25: The Wonky Sanctuary
Artist and philosopher Steve Chapman was recently in Bristol to give a talk at a Bristol Media event. We - in the form of the mighty Kerry Harrison - caught up with him and enjoyed a lively, inspiring conversation about creativity, the human condition and a myriad of other fascinating subjects. It's time to unlock your beautiful wonkiness.  Here is Steve awesome website: https://canscorpionssmoke.com - do dive in.
July 19, 2019
TGJ#24: A Man For All Reasons
Finally! Finally! Yes, we've managed to persuade Derek Ahmedzai, the Tiny Giant Technical Director, and Co-Founder of Bristol-based crowdfunding platform Fundsurfer to give us some quality podcast time.  Besides being the nicest guy in the world, Derek is a dab hand at using his time supremely well to play and prosper in a myriad of experimental digital ways. There is NO-ONE in the world who knows more about Twitter Bots. Plus he's also a full-stack web developer and much, much more. Head to Sharpshooter Digital for the full story. How does he do all this? Perhaps he's built a time machine on the QT. We should ask. Enjoy!
July 8, 2019
TGJ#23: One Heck Of A Guy
In this  episode of Tiny Giant Jams,  Norts sits down to chew the fat with the super-welcoming Guy Parker, Chief Executive of the Advertising Standards Authority. We tackle many fascinating matters including the ASA's avatar monitoring initiative and what might happen to advertising in the age of deep fakes. Dive on in - you'll be rewarded!  Here's a link to the ICO report about ad tech mentioned in the conversation. Do take a read. Discover more about the ASA's avatar monitoring here.  
June 26, 2019
TGJ#22: We Can Dirk It Out
Oh boy! This is a humdinger. Kerry H. has a marvellous conversation with Dirk Knemeyer, a highly acclaimed Social Futurist based in Massachusetts, USA.  Dirk is a Producer and Co-Project Lead at Creative Next. His aim? To future-proof creatives and enlighten them with the technological leaps that are happening right now which will shape the years ahead. If you're in the creative industry and you want to know how the world is changing, do dive into this episode. Dirk is mega-inspiring. You should also check out as many Creative Next podcast episodes as is humanly possible. They are so good. (By the way, Massachusetts translates from the Native American as "At The Great Hill". So now you know.) Enjoy this episode. We've got plenty more where this came from. Better subscribe then. 
June 19, 2019
TGJ#21: Bruce Almighty
He walks amongst us. That's right! This latest TGJ episode features Bruce Daisley, VP of Twitter EMEA, host of the acclaimed podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat and author of The Sunday Times No 1 business bestseller: The Joy Of Work. Bruce was in Bristol giving a talk on workplace culture for BIMA and Bristol Media, so Tiny Giant took the liberty of catching with him. It was a treat for us and hopefully a wow for you. Enjoy! Here be a brace of handy Bruce Daisley links should you wish to learn more (and you will): Eat Sleep Work Repeat: https://play.acast.com/s/eatsleepworkrepeat The Joy Of Work: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/111/1116519/the-joy-of-work/9781847942388.html
May 23, 2019
TGJ#20: Tiny Giant Jim-jams
To champion Mental Health Awareness Week, Kerry meets Michelle Morgan, founder of Pjoys - a pyjama company with purpose. Settle in for a stack of truth, wisdom and insight from an entrepreneur who has a profound, hard-hitting story to tell.  Michelle came up with the idea for Pjoys after experiencing first hand what it’s like to mentally burn out and sink into anxiety and depression. During her recovery, the pyjamas that had held her back became her inspiration. A chance to positively help people and remove the stigma around mental health. At the end of TGJ#20, Kerry returns with the Tiny Giant Takeouts featuring the key hints and tips from Michelle - make sure you stick around for that!
May 19, 2019
TGJ#19: A Ploy Named Sue
Welcome to this nineteenth Tiny Giant Jam. Glad you could make it. Today we meet Annalisa Checchi, a solicitor at Foot Anstey LLP in Bristol. Annalisa and Norts caught up to talk about creative AI and the law. The dos and donts. The complexities of copyright and intellectual property in this new age of machine-generated creativity. This follows Annalisa's recent talk at March's I'll Be Back South West. She offers a wealth of valuable advice in what is a thoroughly fascinating subject. Many boundaries have yet to be tested. Perhaps this episode will help keep you out of court! No doubt, we'll do a lively follow-up in the not-too-distant future.
May 11, 2019
TGJ#18: Knight's At The Profound Table
Hello! We're back after a tiny spring sojourn with a spiffing meet-up with Stephen Knight, Founder and Team Lead at Pimento. Kerry caught up with him at FutureSync 2019, and the two talked modern marketing, agency models, the Pimento proposition and a whole lot more. As we always say, do dive in! Note: there are a couple of micro sound glitches - just after the 5-minute mark - we blame the seagulls. Nothing to spoil your enjoyment, mind you. In fact, they give the entire episode an extra layer of raw authenticity. Remember, if you'd like to join us on TGJ and chew the fat, do get in touch: norts@tinygiant.io is a good place to start.
April 28, 2019
TGJ#17: You, Me, Them, Uslan
In this episode of Tiny Giant Jams we meet Uslan Cevet: artist, photographer, content expert and all-round good guy. We met him in the Barbican and had an absolute blast. In fact, he's got so many stories and is into so many things, we're sure to have back at some point in the future. We barely scratched the surface of Uslan. He can found here (LinkedIn), here (Instagram) and here (Twitter). Do dive in and have the best time.
April 7, 2019
TGJ#16: What's The Birss That Can Happen?
We love this episode! Norts gets to hang and converse in the cultured confines of The Barbican Theatre with the awesome Dave Birss, man of books, media, public speaking, unrivalled creativity and a whole bunch more. Dave's recent tome "How To Get To Great Ideas" has been picking up plaudits aplenty and doing bloomin' decent business on the Amazon and other book retailers. Dive in and listen well as DB waxes lyrical on a multitude of creative matters. It's fun dialled up to 1 more than 11. 
March 31, 2019
TGJ#15: Gentleman Geoffrey
Holy motherboard! This is a humdinger of a TGJ episode. Kerry and Norts reach all the way over to Puget Sound to hear from Microsoft disruptor-in-chief Geoffrey Colon. As Head of Microsoft Advertising Brand Studio, Geoffrey works at the intersection of innovation, marketing, tech, design, media, human behaviour, popular culture and trends. (Heck, that's a pretty big intersection.) He is brilliant, so listen well and you will learn. Thank you, GC. Some handy links. Geoffrey the website. His acclaimed podcast. Trends studio on YouTube - discover what's a-comin'
March 26, 2019
TGJ#14: Austin Powers
Saddle up, listener! This episode of Tiny Giant Jams is hotter than the high Texas sun on a sultry summer's day. That's because it features Ann Hiatt (ex Google and Amazon) and Chris Thurling (Chair of Bristol Media). They've just jetted back to Europe from SXSW 2019 in Austin and were kind enough to share  their views and observations of what they saw and experienced. Ann was also a keynote speaker at SXSW - her third time in front of the SXSW festival crowds. In this episode, you'll find out what rocked. What shocked. And what Chris thinks about electric scooters. (They were everywhere.) Don't stand back - dive on in for some rootin' tootin' inspirational insight. See you at SXSW 2020! Some handy links for inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/sxsw https://www.sxsw.com/ https://soundcloud.com/officialsxsw/tracks https://www.bristolmedia.co.uk/ https://armadillocrm.com/
March 20, 2019
TGJ#13: Tazz Mania
In this episode of Tiny Giant Jams, we meet serial entrepreneur Tazz Gault, Director and Co-Founder of StateZero Labs - the world's first solution-led Blockchain Lab for startups. 
March 13, 2019
TGJ#12: What's In Your Wallet?
In this episode, we meet Irfon Watkins, CEO/Founder of DOVU - an exciting startup based in Bristol and London that is transforming global monetisation of data in the transport sector. Words like cryptocurrency, Ethereum and Blockchain are used by Irfon and Norts, but there's no need to fear such language. In fact you'll exit this episode suitably inspired about the possibilities of crypto tokens and what can help achieve. To find out more, head to https://dovu.io/
March 9, 2019
TGJ#11: Are We Not Ben?
In this episode, we meet Ben Byford, an expert in developing principles and practices to promote ethical behaviour in autonomous systems. Ben recently spoke at I'll Be Back South West to great acclaim, so we were thrilled when he agreed to come on to TGJ. Enjoy.  Some useful BB links for you: https://benbyford.com https://benbyford.com/works/ethical-by-design/ https://www.machine-ethics.net/
February 28, 2019
TGJ#10: Make Mine A Memorable Moment
Say hello to Paul Bailey, Strategy Director at We Launch. Norts caught up with him to talk about his work with brands to create memorable moments through using the right tech at the right time. The time flew by and many interesting matters hurtled into the conversation. Massive thanks to DeskLodge on Temple Way, Bristol for lending us a nifty, soundproof pod to record in. It was small but perfectly formed! Listener, enjoy. I'm sure we'll have PB on again. (It's our longest podcast to date.)
February 25, 2019
TGJ#9: Curiosity Thrilled The Cat
In this episode, Tiny Giant's Kerry Harrison meets Cat Fraser, creative data innovator and management consultant. She is endlessly excited by the nature of the world. You can find out more about Cat and her work on the links below:  www.catsocialIntel.com www.re-imagineers.co
February 24, 2019
TGJ#8: We Are All Scientists
In this episode, Kerry meets Dr Marieke Navin, Head of Programming at the acclaimed Cheltenham Science Festival. Marieke and her team are making final preparations to launch the 2019 festival. The auspices are strong! For more details about the festival head to: https://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science
February 18, 2019
TGJ#7: Super Ways To Save The World
In this episode of Tiny Giant Jams, Kerry and Norts meet up with Sam Applebee, founder of Super Global. We talk about his inspiring work to use tech to make the world a better place.  Make no mistake, we loved our Sam time! He got us thinking rather profoundly about a myriad of social issues and the way he approaches them. By the way, don't forget the Tiny Giant Takeouts at the end!  A huge thanks to Tazz Gault and team at State Zero for helping make this podcast happen. You're all really super!
February 3, 2019
TGJ#6: Muse And Views
In this episode, Kerry and Norts of Tiny Giant discuss augmented creativity - bringing machines and humans together to create new and better things. It definitely has a role to play in marketing 2019.  You'll hear talk of football coaching, cupcakes, cocktails, neural networks and a whole lot more. Creativity in collaboration. So maybe A.I won't steal all the jobs. In fact, it might be about to make yours even better. Don't forget to check out the Tiny Giant Takeouts at the end. Enjoy!
January 26, 2019
TGJ#5: My Other Robot's A Writer Too...
In this episode, Tiny Giant co-founder Kerry meets Robert Van Den Bergh, MD of Scribeless, a stellar-cool Bristol business using A.I and robotics to create handwritten communications at scale.  At the end of this episode, listen out for a nifty new feature whenever we have a guest onboard: Tiny Giant Takeouts. It's where we speedily run through all the ideas and insight covered within the conversation with our respective guests.  Hopefully it will get you scribbling down your own thoughts and inspiration. (Though not perhaps with a robot arm.) Either way, fill your listening boots.
January 21, 2019
TGJ#4: What Happens In Las Vegas...
Kerry and Norts of Tiny Giant cast their eye over all the shiny new things paraded at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.  From Alexa embedded in pretty much everything to hamster wheels for cats - how weird is that? - join us in a frolicsome romp through a cavalcade of the extraordinary.
January 15, 2019
TGJ#3: Sleep Perchance To Dream...
Norts of Tiny Giant meets Helen Powell, founder of Mode Beds.  What makes a Mode Bed special? It's a smart bed, a hybrid of technology and comfort that you can control with your phone. They talk of sleep issues, entrepreneurialism, slumber tech, advertising and memory foam. It's a heady mix. Want to check out all the nifty super-cool features and benefits of Mode Beds? Here you go! https://modebeds.co.uk
January 14, 2019
TGJ#2: Short Back And Sighs...
Your hosts, Kerry Harrison and Richard Norton of Tiny Giant, provide a pithy podcast pointer or three to their regular monthly meet-up in Bristol: I'll Be Back South West. This free event explores the intersection between creativity, AI and advertising. Expect ideas, innovation and inspiration. If you've seen it publicised on the wires, but wanted to know more about it before you commit, this is the podcast for you. Kerry and Norts are joined on this episode by IBBSW regular, Melissa Sharpe, who was in no way paid to say nice things. If you're suitably inspired, grab yourself a ticket for I'll Be Back South West Go 5 that's happening on 13 Feb at the Square Club in Bristol. You won't regret it!
January 14, 2019
TGJ#1: The One And Only...
Kerry Harrison and Richard Norton of Tiny Giant fling themselves bodily into the podcast universe.  It's time for banter and bonhomie as they bravely slash their way through the endless jungle of new and shiny marketing technology. Things will never be the same again. Again. This opening episode serves an intro as to what might happen on Tiny Giant Jams (in an audio sense) in the coming weeks and months.  Please note: no ribbon was harmed in the launching of this podcast.
January 11, 2019
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