Sept. 14, 2020

Thea Neal - Pursuing Innovation & The Future of Cruise Lines


Thea Neal is a Talent Marketing Manager for Royal Carribean, one of the world's largest cruise line operators committed to creating ships that astound and experiences that amaze. As a right-brained creative with a left-brained metrics attitude, she has utilized her skills in branding, marketing and social media to revamp iconic brands, earning her a spot on Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 for her work with Hallmark Cards (2018).

To learn more about Thea and follow her journey, check out the links below!

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nealthea/

Forbes Article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexandrasternlicht/2018/05/12/meet-the-under-30-leading-hallmark-stores-social-media-strategy-this-mothers-day/?utm_source=FBPAGE&utm_medium=social&utm_content=1528094213&utm_campaign=sprinklrForbes%2520Under%252030#5e2d497a262e

Lowe's Article: https://www.homeworldbusiness.com/marvin-ellison-lowes-2/

Chapter Markers

  • 00:00 - Introduction - Thea Neal
  • 01:46 - How did your journey start?
  • 05:50 - Innovating Hallmark (200 followers to 25k)
  • 14:30 - Politics in corporate culture
  • 19:19 - Job offer at Royal Carribean
  • 26:05 - Networking and motivators
  • 32:00 - Thea's responsibilities at Royal Carribean
  • 36:13 - Living on a cruise ship
  • 41:38 - Future of cruise lines
  • 48:50 - Lasting thoughts and diversity

 *Intro/Outro Music (Causmic): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCptYdIghPgmOl8opbjZrcuA

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