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Don’t Get Me Started

Hosted by Dan Balser, Advertising Department Head at The Creative Circus in Atlanta, this is a biweekly conversation about advertising. But it’s not just about the industry; it’s about the people in it.
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Jul 19, 2018

Visiting from SF and Minneapolis, the CDs talk about getting out of the comfort zone, how to concept, transitioning from CW to CD, and going about your business through ups and downs.

Jul 5, 2018

The creative team behind Snickers' "You're not yourself when you're hungry" campaign discuss their 22-year partnership, successes and lessons learned.

Jun 21, 2018

From a noisy room in the New York office, Katie and Dan discuss adjustments from school to the real world, autopilot vs. inspiration, finding the truth and playing to your strengths.

Jun 7, 2018

The thoughtful, intelligent young writer discusses her adjustments from undergrad to portfolio school to a real job, the love of writing, and how to email.

May 24, 2018

The Creative CIrcus alumnus and former copywriter shares thoughts on his adjustment from school to a top agency, segueing from copywriting to film directing, and the advice to "make it until you make it."

May 3, 2018

A decade after Liz graduated from The Creative CIrcus, she and Dan discuss independent agencies, birth order, creativity applied, the value of fun, and managing stress.

Apr 26, 2018

The Philosophy Special, on honesty, vulnerability, truth, the humanness of W+K, instincts, and life

Apr 12, 2018

Visiting from Nashville, the designer and studio founder discusses the power of Pinterest boards, design strategy and process, the ideal client, outside influences, and empathy.

Mar 29, 2018

The highly awarded, humorous, talented and kind CW-turned-CD discusses how to get a job, drive, Chick-fil-A, the mechanics of humor, and Old Spice.

Mar 15, 2018

A conversation, two weeks before the team moved to Goodby Silverstein & Partners, about attention spans, developing confidence, good partnerships, and copy craft

Mar 1, 2018

The ECD pair discuss their ability to adapt, the advent of the Super Bowl war room, how to succeed, why good work dies, and the value of competition.

Feb 15, 2018

A heartfelt converstion about feeling like a fraud, the job of a CCO, good client relationships, parenting, PJ Pereira, and choosing a partner

Feb 1, 2018

The creative head of Ogilvy's Atlanta office discusses his big international move, impatience, doing good, and the power of curiosity.

Jan 18, 2018

Commercial directing vs. art direction, ELO, nightmare shoots, and why advertsing is awesome

 

Jan 4, 2018

Career and agency talk with Todd (Creative Director) and Amanda (Sr. Creative Recruiter)

Dec 7, 2017

Visiting Atlanta from Erwin Penland in Greenville, Adil covers Creators, Craftsmen and Creatives; being different; and the sticky but important topic of diversity.

Nov 22, 2017

An inside look at one of America's great ad agencies. A recruiter's actual role. Portfolios. Ad Schools. And a brief (partial) history of GS&P.

Nov 9, 2017

The successful, funny, award-winning creative team covers portfolio pieces vs. "real world;" production, executing, selling, and fighting; and the secrets of a good partnership.

Oct 26, 2017

Danae (Senior AD) and Madison (Senior CW) cover scripts, crystals, career growing pains, trust, partnerships, and ego deconstruction.

Oct 12, 2017

The difference between a student and a professional, partnering with Dan Rosenberg, working with CDs and life in Los Angeles

Sep 28, 2017

Elizabeth, Creative Director, and Carrie, Director of Resource Management and Talent, discuss adulthood, presentation skills, portfolios, and taking a risk when the opportinity arises.

Sep 14, 2017

The Minneapolis-based designer discusses boredom, staying in touch, helping brands understand their own identities and breaking rules.

Aug 31, 2017

A look inside the streamlined, award-winning Minneapolis advertising and branding agency. Also, some perspective on finding a job and thinking about thought.

Aug 17, 2017

The smart, affable Circus alumnus and copywriter discusses Boston College, bacon-flavored foods and his return home to Mother.

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