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Host Alan Quarry on Life at an Ad Agency

In this special episode, chief learning officer at Quarry Integrated Communications and host of AQ's Blog & Grill, Alan Quarry, puts himself in the hot seat as guest host Angela Pause asks him questions on branding, advertising and company culture. Alan believes that there is no future for marketing, and instead companies should focus on branding and “customering”. 

Alan provides advice for startups, and also suggests that all companies must think like a startup by being agile and willing to fail. With a MadMen spirit, Alan touches on the history of advertising and the glory years of creativity. Angela gets Alan to share what makes his company, Quarry Integrated Communications, so successful. 

About Our Guest

Along with being the host of AQ’s Blog & Grill, Alan Quarry is the chairman of Quarry Integrated Communications. He is an entrepreneur, a mentor, and a startup coach at Communitech and the Accelerator Centre in Kitchener-Waterloo. Alan teaches marketing at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, and is also vice chairman of the board BPA Worldwide in NYC.