SHERMAN OAKS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ricky Ray Butler, CEO of Branded Entertainment Network (BEN), and Derral Eves, VidSummit and Creatus founder, announced a new podcast today, Creative Disruption, that will offer insights and stories from leading creators, writers, producers and marketers on how the worlds of advertising, entertainment and data science are converging. Creative Disruption will give a voice to disrupters in the entertainment industry who wouldn’t otherwise have a platform to educate their peers directly.

“I am thrilled to work alongside Derral and help others within the industry navigate this fast-changing landscape.”

Ricky Ray Butler, CEO

“I am thrilled to work alongside Derral and help others within the industry navigate this fast-changing landscape,” said Ricky Ray Butler, CEO of BEN. “Brands and creators are struggling to keep up with consumers’ rapidly evolving viewing habits. We started Creative Disruption to share ideas and experiences from the rock stars of entertainment, technology and marketing. There’s nothing else out there that explores what makes these disruptors tick, their pathways to success, and where they believe entertainment and content platforms are headed.”

Creative Disruption highlights the innovative approaches that are getting results and transforming the way both advertising and content is approved, created, distributed and consumed. Butler and Eves will speak to leaders who work both in front of and behind the camera, and will cover a range of topics from the trends and developments that are shaping the way creators and marketers reach audiences, to the balance between data and emotion in creating content, to innovative approaches and best practices for monetizing that content.

“Working with Ricky Ray to bring Creative Disruption to life has been a fantastic collaboration. The industry has evolved at a rapid pace and we both noticed the need to give those disrupting it a bigger, more prominent voice,” said Derral Eves, founder of VidSummit and Creatus. “When it comes to creating content and establishing genuine relationships with consumers, there are so many moving parts. Sharing the stories and knowledge of those on the frontlines can help us all understand what’s on the horizon and how our own messages can break through.”

Initial guests on the podcast include leading influencers, writers, producers and marketers such as:

Running on a weekly basis, full-length episodes of Creative Disruption can be found on YouTube, with shorter videos released on Facebook Watch, LinkedIn and Twitter. Audio versions of the podcast will be available on Spotify, iTunes, and wherever podcasts can be streamed.

To listen to Creative Disruption, please visit the podcast’s YouTube page.