Soul & Science : #38: Uber VP of Marketing David Mogensen | Soul Informed by Science


David Mogensen, VP of Marketing at Uber, oversees a global team of marketers responsible for building the Uber and Uber Eats brands across more than 70 countries. Before Uber, David held leadership positions at Google, YouTube, and BMW, giving him extraordinary insight into marketing, brand positioning, and advertising, which he shared with us.

In this episode you’ll learn:
  • In marketing, good communication is key. And internal communication is at least as important as external communication.
  • Know the user, know the magic, and connect the two. It’s a Google mantra, but it works across the board.
  • Good management is ultimately planned obsolescence. Set your team up to work so well, that they don’t even need you.
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Soul & Science
Does marketing live in the heart, or in the head? Should you trust your instinct, or your integers? If the answer is both, should you lead with one more than the other? As an independent creative agency, Mekanism has been asking these questions of ourselves and our clients for over 10 years. Join co-founder and CEO of award-winning creative agency Mekanism, Jason Harris, on his quest to answer these questions with the world’s leading marketers from the brands we’ve all come to love. Named CEO of the Year by The Drum Magazine, Jason will draw from his experience during these easily digestible 20-minute episodes to explore the Soul of these famous brands and the Science of staying relevant, exploring how they’ve become culture defining emblems in our modern world.
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