Half his life ago, our guest Jim Joseph achieved the two primary goals he had set for himself as a teenager: to work in marketing and to be an engaged father. Which made his decision to come out in the late 1990s all the more terrifying, since he was told he would jeopardize both.
Having weathered that storm, he talks about how every marketer’s job is to understand that everyone is working hard to recalibrate their work and home lives. And as an executive at one of the largest communications companies on the planet, he has the power to set policy and make workplaces more family-friendly than ever.
Plus: How 2020 will accelerate hands-on fatherhood more than 2008, why more men are stepping forward and admitting their struggles, and would you spend a two-week quarantine with a breathtaking view of Riker’s Island?
- Fatherhood on Friday: Gay Dad Pride Is Prouder Than Ever.
- Global communications conglomerate WPP began as Wire and Plastic Products, producer of wire shopping baskets.
- And Then We Had Hamburgers, by Seth Taylor.
- Jim Joseph on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.
- His three books; his latest, The Conscious Marketer, debuted last month
- Stewart Friedman and “work/life integration.”