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The Top Advertising and Marketing Podcasts

Podcasts have become one of the biggest trends of the 2020s, and it doesn’t look like the upward trend will stop anytime soon. All of your favorite celebrities and influencers are hopping on the bandwagon for creating their podcast. From Barack and Michelle Obama to social media influencers like Emma Chamberlain, fans cannot get enough content. There is a massive hype around podcasts because it’s a way for the audience to learn while being a part of the conversation. The podcast speakers talk directly to the audience in hopes to bring insight and form a sense of community.


As one of the easiest and most entertaining ways to learn new information, it is just as relevant to listen to podcasts in your professional area of expertise. There are dozens of podcasts specializing in Advertising and Marketing, and here are a few you should follow.


Creative Pep Talk


The Creative Pep Talk Podcast helps you build a thriving creative practice.


Through PEP & STRATEGY soaked monologues and interviews with creative powerhouses like Joseph Gordon Levitt, Abbi Jacobson, and Morgan Harper Nichols, CPT is designed to help you reach your creative potential.


Illustrator and Public Speaker Andy J. Pizza is the founder and host of The Creative Pep Talk Podcast. Andy has illustrated for the likes of The New York Times, The Washington Post, Google, Amazon, Nickelodeon, YouTube, and Warby Parker.


Being Freelance


Freelancing? Being the boss of your own life and business can be tough and isolating. But it can also. Be totally rewarding. Pick up tips, advice, and thoughts on how to make it as a freelancer by hearing other freelancers share their experiences. You are not alone being. Freelance.  


Steve Folland, the owner, and creator of Being Freelance started the Being Freelance podcast in January of 2015. He started the podcast to share his years of experience as a freelancer and as a way for other freelancers to share their experiences.


The DCDG-The Deeply Graphic Design Cast  


The ultimate podcasts for creatives. Hosted by Nick Longo, Mikelle Morrison, and Jordan Wilson. A unique team of creative professionals, united together to bring unique inspiration and uncommon perspectives. We help creatives continually improve their careers and endeavors with in-depth interviews, round table discussions, and instructional lessons.


Design Matters with Debbie Millman


The world’s first podcast about design and an inquiry into the broader world of creative culture through wide-ranging conversations with designers, writers, artists, curators, musicians, and other luminaries of contemporary thought


As the founder and host of Design Matters, the first and longest-running podcast about design, Millman has interviewed nearly 300 design luminaries and cultural commentators, including Massimo Vignelli, Milton Glaser, Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Pink, Barbara Kruger, Seth Godin, and more. In the 11 years since its inception, the show has garnered over 5 million downloads per year, a Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, and—most recently—iTunes designated it one of the best podcasts of 2015.


 Resourceful Designer


The Resourceful Designer Podcast offers you insight into running a successful design business. You don’t need to do it alone. Join me in each episode and allow me to help you grow your business. Don’t miss a single episode. Subscribe to the podcast below.


Mark Des Cotes shares knowledge and experience with you via the Resourceful Designer podcast and blog. There are so many great resources online that teach us various design techniques but few that teach us what it takes to remain lucrative while employing those skills. That’s why he chose to focus on the aspects of running a graphic design business.


The Design Show Business


The Design Business Show shows freelance designers how to go from frustrated freelancer to ‘Designer CEO’. Learn what works (and what doesn’t!) and get the tools, strategies, and inspiration you need to grow your business. I’m Melisa Burkheimer, Designer and CEO of Melissa Burkheimer Studios, a design studio that helps entrepreneurs increase conversions and sales through using design.