I got the chance to interview Rey Jefferson who is an adidas Field Agent and the co-host of the popular podcast, stripeTALK. Jefferson, along with his co-host and fellow field agent Jonathan McQueen, created this podcast in July of 2016 and have since had much success interviewing athletes and influencers while focusing on the adidas brand.
Me: Rey, I am so happy to finally get a chance to speak with you!
Rey Jefferson: Yeah same here!
Me: So tell me about your job and what you do.
RJ: I’m part of the adidas field team where our job involves visual merchandising, spreading advocacy, and sales at the retail level across multiple accounts. But since I’m a specialist, I focus on one pinnacle meaning the top 10 Dick’s Sporting Goods stores.
Me: Okay very nice. So how about stripeTALK? How did that come into play?
RJ: It was around July last year that I co-created this adidas centric podcast with my co-worker Jonathan. There are a few reasons we started stripeTALK but the key thing we wanted to do was give our fellow field agents and adidas lovers a platform where they could listen to athletes, employees, and influencers talk about the brand.
Me: And for those that do not listen to stripeTALK yet, what can they expect to hear when they tune in?
RJ: Just two down to earth guys interviewing dope adidas themed guests regarding the latest adidas products, trends, and culture.
Me: Who are some of your most memorable guests on the show?
RJ: Everyone really but if I had to name drop, I would say Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Noah Brown who was our first professional athlete. Then there was Jahvon Quinerly, sports industry analyst Matt Powell, BoostGod, T.Blake, MaroonNYC, and other influencers. Rita Ora even did a voice over for us.
Me: Wow that’s awesome! Who’s your dream guest?
RJ: Kanye West definitely! I love his passion. And Jon Wexler because he’s a legend.
The fashion behind it
Me: So there is a new adidas boutique in Rockaway, New Jersey located inside of Dick’s Sporting Goods. Tell me about it.
RJ: Yes, I’m extremely proud of the space. It’s one of only ten across the US and is dedicated to adidas Originals apparel.
Me: How would you describe your personal style?
RJ: My style originates in sports so I wear a ton of joggers & tapered bottoms with athletic performance tops. Outside of work I’ll dress up my outfits with high fashion kicks like Yeezys, RAF’s, & Y3’s.
Me: Well thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me Rey. I really appreciate it.
RJ: No problem Tia! This was great .