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Erika (Brown) Ekiel has been behind the stories of Silicon Valley since the dot com era. First as a respected journalist at Forbes for more than decade and subsequently in marketing and advisory roles to VC firms and startups. …


Allison Braley is an Operating Partner at Playground Global, where she brings more than 20 years of marketing, brand-building and communications expertise to the venture firm and its portfolio. …


After leadership roles at Medium, IDEO and CAA, Mixing Board community member Gabe Kleinman joined the early Obvious Ventures team five years ago to run portfolio services and marketing. …


Carolyn Penner is one of the most sought-after comms consultants for a reason. The Mixing Board community member has only worked for interesting companies in interesting moments. She joined Google in 2007 and then became Twitter’s second comms hire as head of product comms (hired by Mixing Board founder Sean…


Mixing Board community member Greg Swan is the Head of Creative Innovation at Fallon where he builds “never been done before” programs for brands like Nike, Verizon, State Farm and The Coca-Cola Company. …


Mixing Board community member Nancy Douyon discovered big, powerful companies seeking to create value for the world were saddled with misunderstandings of the world’s value created by simple human bias and the insecurities of the humans creating products.

As a human experience design trailblazer, she uncovered and strived to remedy…


Mixing Board community member Ambika Nigam has made multiple career pivots, from finance to stand-up comedy to marketing to design to product development. As she was getting ready to make her last pivot, she stopped to wonder why there wasn’t more support for people who want to make job changes…


What’s most striking about Tony Weisman is not the 30+ years of award-winning experience as a marketing leader. It’s not that he was the former CMO of Dunkin’ Brands when they went through transformational change or was the CEO of Digitas North America after nearly 20 years at famed agency…


Mixing Board community member Jeremy Briggs has had a knack for being where video has been evolving as a communications and marketing tool for the last decade-plus. Perhaps it’s a coincidence but perhaps not. …


In late January, the Mixing Board community of comms and brand experts was introduced. For the first time, organizations could tap the experience and perspective of some of the best minds in the industry — at the same time — on issues or opportunities they’re facing. …

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