The E-commerce Content Creation Podcast

The E-commerce Content Creation Podcast takes a broad look at the impact of creative production in retail and e-commerce - focusing in on specific creative production functions and roles and how they collaborate with other e-commerce functions to achieve their respective organizational goals.

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Latest Episodes

Episode 79

Studio Highlight: ShowLabs, Creative Force and Orbitvu (with Danny Effron and Polly Babcock)

Episode 78

Automated Devices for the Modern Studio (with Mark Duhaime of Orbitvu USA)

Episode 77

A Studio Origin Story (with Rob Cohen of Vizio Imaging)

Episode 76

The Golden Age of LED Technology (with Robert Magness of Aputure)

Episode 75

Managing the Complexity of Product Photos in the Field (with Kim Dirmaier of Burton Snowboards)

Episode 74

Evolving the Commercial Studio Work Force (with Tim Dalal of Lifetime Brands)

Episode 73

Building the Right Mentor Relationship (with Lauren Stefaniak of Victoria's Secret)

Episode 72

Innovation, Safety, and Social Media (with Martin Torner of Matthews Studio Equipment)

Episode 71

Talent Retention and Growth (with Josie Diamond of John Lewis)

Episode 70

Data Driven Vendor Management (with Adam Parker)

Episode 69

Beyond Shaping Light (with Patrik Bluhme of Profoto)

Episode 68

Making the Business Case (with Lauren Stefaniak of Victoria's Secret)

Episode 67

A Cultural Style Guide (with Anna Schaum of Straub Collaborative)

Episode 66

Thoughts on Remote Retouching (with Rhea Pappas of Bath & Body Works)

Episode 65

Take the Studio to the Product (with Don Reed of Saks Fifth Avenue)

Episode 64

Unlearning Fear in the Face of Changing Technology (with Conrad Sanderson of Hugo Boss)

Episode 63

Moving the Studio from Startup to Growth (with Larry Gerrard of Gymshark)

Episode 62

On Post Production Org Structure (with Ashley Snarski of Medline)

Episode 61

Photo Studio Operations Live! (with David Hice of Aritzia)

Episode 60

Zoom Out, Reconnect, Improve (with Sean Arbabi of Pottery Barn Kids & Teen)

Episode 59

A Project Management Mindset for the Studio (with David Hice of Aritzia)

Episode 58

Photo Studio Ops New York - A Preview (with Stacey Tyrell of Christie's)

Episode 57

Studio Automation 101 (with Marc Berenson & Dan, Lesley, and Rob)

Episode 56

Thoughts on Studio Automation (with Marc Berenson)

Episode 55

Has it Been a Year Already?

Episode 54

The Philosophy and Ethics of Retouching (with Mercedes Castaneda of Fabletics)

Episode 53

A Degree in Photography (with Christoper Kern of CBU)

Episode 52

Embracing a Broad Definition of Inclusive (with Jessica Lopez)

Episode 51

FLOW Los Angeles 2022 — Tales from Hudson Loft

Episode 50

Relatable Content in a Post Covid World (with Mark Stocker of The Very Group)

Episode 49

The New Era of User Generated Video (with Ajay Bam of Vyrill)

Episode 48

The Power of Positivity on Set (with Cathi Singh)

Episode 47

Taking DEI Deeper than Content (with Karen Williams)

Episode 46

What Is Customer Success (with Ryan Roberts of Pixelz)

Episode 45

Algorithms, Synths, and the Modeling Agency of the Future (with Mark Milstein of vAIsual)

Episode 44

Process Improvement 101 (with Kevin Mason of Studio Workflow Limited)

Episode 43

Conversations on Color (with Jason Wheeler and Jean Francois Ortiz of Columbia Sportswear)

Episode 42

Planning for Disruption (with Rob Regovich of Malouf Companies)

Episode 41

A Year in Review (with Tejs Rasmussen of Creative Force)

Episode 40

The Gift of Feedback (with Terence Mahone of Farfetch)

Episode 39

Efficiency (with Phillip Kirst of Spice Media Production)

Episode 38

KPIs, Planning, and Continuous Improvement - 2021 Clip Show (with James Lewis of Creative Force)

Episode 37

Social Media Marketing in the New Era of E-commerce (with JR Curley of Fab Fit Fun)

Episode 36

Holiday Gift Guide 2021 - Book Club

Episode 35

Swinging the Pendulum of Cost & Quality (with Mark Stocker of The Very Group)

Episode 34

Physical Studio Space Considerations (with Kevin Mason of Studio Workflow Limited)

Episode 33

360s, AR/VR, and Virtual Influencers (with Rick Allen of Hogarth Australia)

Episode 32

Studio Nightmares Vol. 1

Episode 31

Overcoming the Unexpected with Your In-House Creative Team (with Doug Wallstrom of Vera Bradley)

Episode 30

Photo Studio Ops Forum 2021 - A Recap

Episode 29

Thoughts on Video Strategy (with Danny Rickard of Cella)

Episode 28

Deep Cuts: Photo Studio Ops Forum Edition

Episode 27

Metrics That Run Your Studio (with Todd Schweikert of Rue Gilt Groupe)

Episode 26

A Bird's-eye View of Editorial Production (with David Iscove of Cella Inc.)

Episode 25

Content Strategy in 2021 and Beyond (with Clair Carter-Ginn of Forecast Agency)

Episode 24

Process vs Product (with Scott Willson of Patagonia)

Episode 23

Brand X Builds a Video Studio (with Shanna Ferris of Creative Force and Benjamin Grimes of Samy's Camera)

Episode 22

An Approach to Elevating Imagery and Becoming More Agile (with Heather Johnson of Rent the Runway)

Episode 21

Reporting For Your Production Studio (with Adam Parker of Creative Force)

Episode 20

Mission Sustainability Part 2 - Building a More Sustainable Studio (with Lindsey Di Ruscio of Trove)

Episode 19

Mission Sustainability Part 1 - Studio Production for Re-Commerce (with Lindsey Di Ruscio of Trove)

Episode 18

Growing Up with Our Customers, Part II (with Thomas Kragelund & Tejs Rasmussen)

Episode 18

Growing Up with Our Customers, Part I (with Thomas Kragelund & Tejs Rasmussen)

Episode 17

Opening Up Your Studio to External Stakeholders (with Tracey Smith of Zumiez)

Episode 16

Demystifying Post-Production (with Rob DiCaterino of Square)

Episode 15

A Lean Approach to Technology in Your Studio (with Curren Calhoun of Gap Inc.)

Episode 14

Video Production for Your Content Studio (with Shanna Ferris)

Episode 13

Trust, Transparency, and Fluency in Your Creative Team (with Ali McLeod of Saks 5th Avenue)

Episode 12

The Adaptable and Agile Studio (with Colleen Devanie of REI)

Episode 11

The New Era of Agile Imagery (with Lindsay More Nisbett of The Line Studios)

Episode 10

Guiding a Studio through Hyper Growth (with Carrie Crow of HelloFresh)

Episode 9

Making the Case for Continuous Improvement (with Terence Mahone of Farfetch)

Episode 8

Casting in the New Age of E-commerce (with Clair Carter-Ginn of Forecast Agency)

Episode 7

Networking for Creative Production (with Kaylah Key of The Producers Agent)

Episode 6

Advocating for Your Creative Team in Difficult Environments (with Jen Bakija of Grainger)

Episode 5

The Next Generation of E-commerce Content with Jason Hamilton of Bed Bath & Beyond

Episode 4

Understanding and Supporting your Creative Teams (with Tony Baker of Stitch Fix)

Episode 3

Managing Relationships in Your Creative Teams (with Linda Wallace formerly of Nordstrom)

Episode 2

Successful Outsourcing for Your Lean Creative Studio (with Brian Guidry of Pixelz)

Episode 1

KPI Best Practices for Your Photo Studio (with Adam Parker)

About the host

Daniel Jester

Daniel Jester

Chief Evangelist at Creative Force

Daniel Jester is an experienced creative production professional who has managed production teams, built and launched new studios, and produced large-scale projects. He's currently the Chief Evangelist at Creative Force but has a breadth of experience in a variety of studio environments - working in-house at brands like Amazon, Nordstrom, and Farfetch as well as commercial studios like CONVYR. Creative-minded, while able to effectively plan for and manage a complex project, he bridges the gap between spreadsheets and creative talent.


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