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"There's a lot of talented people out there. A lot of smart people. A lot of great writers. A lot of great editors. You gotta work... [Ben on side projects & growth]."
Having been a subscriber of SLAM since 1994, Adam geeks out with Ben on the founding and history of the magazine, as well as how it worked to gain credibility in the world of sports journalism.
The two discuss the publication's swagger and its role in pioneering sneaker culture. As well as SLAM's long-time existence as a thorn in the NBA's side as it regards to portraying players as who they are, rather than who the league wanted them to be leading them to many epic cover shoots.
Ben elaborates on his role as Editor-in-Chief, design's importance to the magazine and Adam even reads a letter he wrote to the magazine that was published in 2006 reflecting on how SLAM shaped much of who is he today.
Lastly, Ben discusses some of his many side projects and how important it is to have such creative outlets.
- Ben Osborne on Twitter
- SLAM Magazine
- SLAM on Twitter
- Scoop Jackson
- Dennis Page, SLAM founder
- Dan Wetzel, Yahoo Sports
- Michael Bradley, SLAM writer
- Lang Whitaker
- Russ Bengston, SLAM writer
- Ryan Jones, former EiC)
- Melissa Brennan Medvedich, former creative director
- SLAM Kicks book by Ben Osborne
- Swee' Pea Daniels Documentary
My next guest is going to be Jeremy Darlow. As digital brand marketer for Adidas football and baseball, Jeremy works with numerous college athletics programs around the U.S., including some professional Adidas athletes such as RGIII and Lionel Messi. He is also the author of Brands Win Championships, a book educating college athetic departments on the importance of brand strategy and marketing.
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