Joining us today are Darren Jackson and Jon Alexander, founders of Creo Agency. Darren is the visionary Executive Producer. Jon is the Chief Creative.
Creo Agency wants to work with minority and underrepresented creatives to tell stories through their lens and create experiences that speak their language.
They are a collection of creative directors, journalists, filmmakers, photo journalists, designers, social engineers, influencers, and makers.
In this episode:
How to build social influence.
Where philanthropy become part of Creo’s story.
How they create and bring their voices and perspectives to life.
Creo’s approach to solve unemployment and other social and economic challenges.
What touring across the country as an Independent HipHop/Soul Artist contributed to Darren’s narrative.
What does Darren most want underground urban creatives to know and have.
Why does Creo focus on underground in particular?
What has been their greatest surprise/discovery of entrepreneurship.
How Jon came into film production and creative media originally.
What it means to be “Chief Creative”.
What changes does Jon seek to strike with his audiences?
What this community looks like through Jon’s lens.
What did Jon learn from his work with the Nine Network of Public Media and as an adjunct professor at Webster University?
Why Jon transitioned into entrepreneurship from work that supported his passion.