In this week’s episode of the “Power Kid Podcast,” host Phil Albritton of Power Kid Design welcomes Spin Master Creative Director Stephanie Guo to the show. Guo oversees creative vision for key brands, including PAW Patrol, GUND, Mighty Express, Kinetic Sand, Orbeez, and Etch-A-Sketch. Guo’s internal creative and social teams create more than 1,000 pieces of content each year.
On the show, Albritton and Guo discuss the unique differences between the traditional advertising industry and the toy industry. The duo delves into 2020’s “PAW Patrol Years” marketing campaign with Dax Shepard and the core elements that have turned the PAW Patrol brand into an evergreen hit. Additionally, the conversation moves toward the rising trend of comfort toys and how Spin Master’s GUND brand plays into that. Finally, the episode closes with some insight on the evolution and current stage of influencer collaborations and creativity within the industry.
The “Power Kid Podcast” is presented by The Toy Book Podcasts by Adventure Media and Events. The long-running series presents in-depth interviews and conversations with some of the biggest names and rising stars in the toy, game, and family entertainment industries. The Toy Book Podcasts are available through all of your favorite streaming services, including Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and more. They’re also now available on Amazon Podcasts.
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