Famed Photographer Ophelia Chong returns to Into The Weeds along with genius marketing consultant, Chris Husong
On episode 69 of Puff Digital’s Into The Weeds Podcast hosts Ben Rispin and Bubba Nicholson sit with friend-to-the-show, Ophelia Chong. Along with Ophelia, Rispin and Nicholson meet genius cannabis marketing and investor consultant, Chris Husong. The episode is part of the Vegas Sessions recorded in December 2019. Ophelia and Chris discuss their new endeavour Green Sky Strategy and how Husong “got into the weeds”.
Watch: Ophelia Chong and Chris Husong on Into The Weeds
This mark Ophelia Chong’s second time appearing on Puff Digital’s seminal podcast. Her first appearance during the Into The Weeds original, Venice Sessions.
Listen: Ophelia Chong and Chris Husong on Into The Weeds
ITW:69 Episode Description
On episode 69 of Puff Digital’s Into The Weeds Podcast Ben & Bubba welcome photographer Ophelia Chong and marketing consultant, Chris Husong. The group get reacquainted with Ophelia, who first appeared on ITW during the Venice Sessions, and learn how Chris got into the weeds.
You can find Ophelia on Instagram at @opheliaswims and Chris @chrishusong
About Ophelia Chong
High Times Women 50 of 2019. Top 15 Women in Cannabis /Forbes Sept. 2019.
After graduating from the Art Center College of Design in 1989, she traveled the world for a few years and found her calling in photography. She began her career as the photographer for David Carson at Raygun Magazine and then moved on to Sony Music, Mercury, Epitaph, and Interview Magazine. Her next career phase began with the leap from music to the creative director at Strand Releasing, distributing over 50 films to Sundance, Toronto, New York, Venice, Berlin, and Outfest film festivals. As creative director for Slamdance Film Festival for 10 years, she never got to ski once at Park City. Later, she took on the stock and assignment photography business, beginning as the creative director at Workbook and Workbookstock. From 2005 to the present, she has specialized in marketing and designing for photographers, photography monographs, and photography agencies. Ophelia teaches Marketing and Self-Promotion to photography students at the Art Center College of Design and has been an art director in the MFA writing program at CalArts since 2008. Chong founded StockPot Images in 2015. StockPot images are the first and only stock photo agency to specialize in cannabis, hemp and psilocybin. As well, she founded Asian Americans for Cannabis Education in 2015 with Monica Lo and Tiffany Wu.
Famed Photographer Ophelia Chong returns to Into The Weeds along with genius marketing consultant, Chris Husong.
About Chris Husong
Chris Huson prides himself on being a specialist in results driven brand management, sales leadership, and marketing executive with a proven ability to develop record-setting strategies in both e-commerce and relationship sales in highly regulated industries & CPG through creativity, strategy, and mobilizing international teams.
Husong excels at working with cross-functional team executives including finance, investor relations and public relations to supersede organizational business objectives.
As a sales and marketing authority, Chris draws on his entrepreneurial and executive experience in cannabis, creative, and financial fields to develop universally over-performing outcomes for investors and brands. Chris’ strategies have established startup brands and brought companies through oversubscribed IPOs. His brands have been featured in national lifestyle and business outlets including Forbes, Business Insider, Now This, Quartz and many more.
As a public speaker, Chris speaks with passion about emerging trends, inventive solutions to industry challenges and case studies on universally successful marketing, branding, and advertising strategies.
As a motivational leader, Chris helps people overcome the psychological, creative and strategic barriers that hold people back from achieving their professional, personal and creative goals.
About Puff Digital’s Into The Weeds Podcast
Puff Digital’s Into The Weeds (ITW) is an hour-long podcast known for its conversational flow and notable, intriguing quests. ITW features hosts Ben Rispin, Efrem Martinez-Shulz (Death By Stereo, Voodoo Glow Skulls), and industry-expert Bubba Nicholson (Thrive Cannabis). Every episode finds hosts discussing the state of the cannabis marketplace and its various nuances. Tastemakers from across the entertainment and cannabis landscape share how they “got Into the Weeds”.