Martin Kihn

Martin is an ad agency veteran, serial author, former industry analyst and marketing cloud product strategist. A former journalist and head writer at MTV’s ‘Pop-Up Video‘, he went to Columbia Business School and emerged as a management consultant – an experience described in his memoir ‘House of Lies,’ which was adapted for Showtime (2012-16). Other memoirs include ‘A$$hole‘, which was a bestseller in Germany, and ‘Bad Dog (A Love Story).’ He worked at agencies in NYC and Minneapolis doing digital strategy and analytics and currently works for a large software company as SVP of strategy. His biggest regret is that he is not actually British.

Jill Royce

Jill is an ad agency expat and data-geek turned CX consultant. A U of I grad with a BS in communications, she rose through the client service and new biz ranks at top Chicago agencies as an “integrated marketer,” ending her agency tenure as the CRM practice lead for the Chicago office of DraftFCB before making her way to the tech world. Today, Jill leads the CX Consulting Practice for a large enterprise software company, helping Retail and Consumer Goods business leaders reimagine their consumer experience and harness the power of data, technology and innovation to accelerate growth. (She’s also seen every episode of House of Lies.)

Julia Douglass

Julia provides the music for the theme song and the outro, as well as occasional music throughout the program. The theme is “Get Your Name Out There” from her album “Poor People on TV.” The outro music is “Thank You” from her debut album “Fetish for the Underdog.” Julia was a fixture on the NYC indie-folkie scene starting in the 1990’s, lighting up performance spaces like the Sidewalk and the Living Room with cabaret-like solo shows combining hilarious monologues with artfully crafted and literate pop songs. In the Spring of 2003 she had her national radio debut on “Mountain Stage” (PRI, NPR) hosted by Larry Groce. Her fourth album “Black Watch Kilt” was released in 2013.