‘Meet the Mentors’ Episode 3, with Shanice Mears.


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‘Meet the Mentors’ Episode 3, with Shanice Mears.

Welcome to episode 3 of the Hype Collective Podcast – we’re already halfway through the season! In this instalment, we’re joined by special guest host and managing director of Hype Collective, Simon Lucey. Be sure to listen to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud and more.

Co-founder and talent manager of creative agency The Elephant Room, creator of The Guestlist, and fantastic Hype Collective mentor, Shanice Mears joins us this week. We discuss how to manage your time, your budget and your life while “doing the most” in the creative industries.

Shanice takes us through her roles in a large variety of organisations; from creative agency The Elephant Room, to managing online email group The Guestlist, being a member of the Race Disparity Audit Advisory Group, her former role at GUAP Magazine. It is safe to say she does a lot.

As a trailblazer who does so much, Shanice sometimes find herself working from home, juggling her responsibilities whilst preparing for her other engagements the next day. Flexibility of work is very important to Shanice, especially as she lives with narcolepsy, a topic she speaks openly about in this episode.

‘Your network is your net-worth’ is a phrase I learned from Shanice, and it was great to touch on this point when discovering how she got to where she is not. Working smart is key for her – making connections with the right people at the right time, being helpful and fostering those relationships allowed her to grow and flourish in the advertising space.

There are many other key take-homes from this episode, so be sure to listen and share with your networks.

To keep up with all that Shanice is doing, be sure to follow her on Twitter and Instagram. To keep up-to-date with all Hype Collective Podcast episodes, and more amazing content we create, be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and like our page on Facebook.

In-episode mentions:

Girls in Film – a platform representing female-identifying creatives in the film industry. Check them out here.

FIZZY MAG – women’s media magazine covering fashion, music, art and more. Check them out here.

Mollie Mills – director and filmmaker. Check her out in Dazed here.

Sally Campbell – founder of SOMESUCH, a production company. Check her out here.

Nights Global – London-based pup up cinema. Check them out here.

Abigail Adeoti – founder and creative director of RONIEBOND. Check her out here.

Mikai McDermott – owner of Cipher Beauty. Check her out here.

Enea Tanku – Co-founder of Link Up TV. Check him out here.

Hardy Caprio – 22-year-old rapper and first-class degree holder. Check him out here.