About Sia Spaulding
Director of Advertising, Farmers Insurance
Sialoren Spaulding is a marketing & advertising professional who has spent over a decade crafting award-winning work that is not only effective but efficient. As a former ad woman turned client with both an Honors BA and MA in Communication Management, she has a breadth of experience in a variety of verticals, but is particularly well-versed in QSR, e-commerce, and financial services. She is the Director of Advertising for Farmers Insurance by day and an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication of Journalism by night.
Farmers Insurance x Sia Spaulding: Reimagining the Tried and True
Even the best marketers would be nervous about furthering the creative vision and campaign success of a brand as memorable and beloved as Farmers Insurance (admit it, the jingle is already stuck in your head). But for self-proclaimed neophile Sia Spaulding, reimagining the tried and true is what advertising is all about — and there’s nothing more exhilarating. In this episode of the podcast, Sia discusses her journey from an English and philosophy major at UCLA to Farmers Insurance Director of Advertising, along with the collective knowledge she’s gained along the way. Tune into this action-packed and entertaining episode to hear some of Sia’s favorite quotes, her advice on “sleeping when you’re dead,” and why taking a hypothesis-focused approach is the key to success for everything from creativity to company culture.
We discuss why going “back to basics” and evolving what works for new channels, consumer habits, and challenges is the heartbeat of the advertising industry.
Think insurance isn’t “sexy”? Think again! Sia talks us through her strategy for keeping brands like Farmers relevant and fresh.
We dive into the benefits of starting your advertising career on the agency side.
Sia shares insights from her book, Treading in Toxicity, and ways to establish a company culture of trust and continuous growth.