Mon, 20 October 2014
Doug Akin, co-founder of Mr. Youth (MRY) on Advertising, Finding Yourself through Travel, Being Passionate and Winning Business
Doug Akin was the quintessential Mad Man. He co-founded the Mr. Youth advertising agency (which he later sold for millions), launched a restaurant in the West Village right near his apartment. His agency helped to define the social media revolution in the 21st century and continues making huge waves today.
These days though, Doug can be found living on a bus. Specifically, the Gratitude Bus, which is parked in the Hamptons. After he sold the agency, Doug started on a trek across the world to find himself.
He shares with Jake what he realized after he visited his twentiest country -- the key to what he had been looking for his whole life. He talks about the early days of Mr. Youth, how he won business with Nestle, JetBlue, HP and every major brand in the United States, getting the call from the Facebook co-founder asking for help and what he says propelled him to material and spiritual success.
Doug can best be reached at instagram.com/IamDougAkin
At the top of the show, Jake and Cait discuss spirituality and giving your friendship an occassional sabatical. Womp womp. Hint. Hint.
The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Jake Sasseville & Gregory Stutzer. Also: Kodi Seaton, Caitlin Engel, Vivienne Kelly and Christopher G. Keene. (c) 2014 All rights reserved.
Direct download: Jake_Sass_Terra_Ep8_Doug_Aikin_Final_.mp3
Category:interview, entertainment, advertising agency, pop culture, mr. youth -- posted at: 3:00am EDT