WaterCooler TV is a collaboration
between story marketing agency, TELL YOUR STORY and visual storytellers, FUNGI MEDIA.
Co-Creators and Co-Producers George Rafeedie and Matt Cornelison created WaterCooler TV to bring the stories of interesting marketers, entrepreneurs, executives and fun people to life. In an interesting way. (We think.)
We talk, goof around, uncover marketing tips, and drink water. All in a snack-able 3-5 minute format. Always on Wednesdays.
If you have an interesting story to tell, we should talk.
Creative producer helping people bring ideas to life through visual storytelling. I grew up making music videos, comedy sketches and weird commercials for made up products like "The Little Brother Blaster" which is a nerf gun used to pick on little brothers. I somehow turned this into a full-time career and love it. I currently run a company called FUNGI Media where we help marketing rockstars grow their message, audience and careers.
Specialties: Creating smart, fun content campaigns. Using humor and humanity to connect with lots of people. Making awesome videos 🙂
I'm George and I have a purpose of bringing people together to increase everyone's success and happiness. Right now, I primarily do that through my story marketing agency, Tell Your Story, and my office sharing and event space, CoWorkers. But I do many other things, too.
I started Tell Your Story after several years at agencies and in corporate roles, including starting the Chicago office of what is now gyro in 2004 after a few years in corporate PR and marketing at Baxter Healthcare Corporation and Arthur Andersen.
Prior to that, I cut my teeth at a PR firm and B2B marketing firm in Cincinnati. In between, I received my masters in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University’s Medill School. My undergrad degree in journalism and PR is from THE Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
Besides telling stories, I love mentoring, networking, speaking, advising and teaching (Northwestern, DePaul and Loyola adjunct experience in my recent past). I am very active with marketing associations and alumni clubs, most notably sitting on the Board of Directors of the Business Marketing Association Chicago for eight years. I am also involved with many local initiatives in the Chicago suburb of Wilmette.
My wife, Karen, is in the ad biz on the creative side and keeps me honest. (She is also an aspiring children's book author. Stay tuned!)
My two sons keep me hopping and active and proud. And on edge, sometimes.