Dear Art Producer, Lisa Oropallo and a Conversation on Showing Up

In episode 7 of theDear Art Producer podcast, I speak with freelance Art Producer Lisa Oropallo who at the time of this interview was at Digitas, NY. I have always been open to sharing information, and seek to build a community of women in the advertising industry. On a deeper level, in my considerable time in the business, I have met and come to know some fascinating, wise and dear friends – Lisa is one of them.

Link Here for Episode 7 – Lisa Oropallo on iTunes

In her 18 years at Digitas, Lisa can speak to the changing times and how technology advances have reshaped the way work is done in the industry. During our conversation, I ask her opinion on photographer’s websites, her preferred bidding process, and advice for future Art Producers. Our banter is a give-and-take where not only do I ask questions, but she poses some of her own; how much time does it take for a photographer to prepare a bid for a project?

In our time together, we spent quite a bit of time sharing what it means to come prepared for a meeting or call. Art Producers and Photographers alike should do their homework, respect the other person’s time, and honor yourself too. In a nutshell, show up.

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