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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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Now displaying: January, 2012
Jan 15, 2012

In a short time, this kind and talented Circus alumnus has learned a lot. He is now an Art Director at Saatchi & Saatchi in New York.

Originally published Sunday, September 12, 2010

Jan 15, 2012

Andy is an ACD at CP+B. Somehow he and Dan manage to cover WWII propaganda and the Confederacy in a chat about advertising.

Originally published Sunday, August 29, 2010

Jan 15, 2012

Margaret is a Group Creative Director at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco. And, well, she gets it.

Originally published Sunday, August 15, 2010

Jan 15, 2012

Gina is an artist, an art director and a commercial director at MTV in New York. (She is also a friend and a philosopher.)

Originally published Sunday, August 1, 2010

Jan 15, 2012

A candid chat with old friend and Executive Creative Director Craig Markus of McCann/NY.

Originally published Sunday, July 18, 2010

Jan 15, 2012

Freelance Creative Director and founder of The Interview Makeover discusses freelancing, startups and parlaying passions into a career.

Originally published Sunday, July 4, 2010

Jan 15, 2012

R/GA was recently named ADWEEK's Digital Agency of the Decade. Nick Law, R/GA's Chief Creative Officer, has been there for, well, ten years.

Originally published Sunday, June 20, 2010

Jan 15, 2012

In late 2006 Jesse was a student at The Creative Circus. Since then he has shot TV for Puma, cast Green Day and Jay-Z in Rhapsody commercials, and picked up a One Show pencil. (Basically, he’s a badass, albeit humble, art director at Droga5.)

Originally published Sunday, June 6, 2010

Jan 15, 2012

WONGDOODY in Seattle has a Creative Director who is as cool and as down-to-earth as he looks.

Originally published Sunday, May 23, 2010

Jan 13, 2012

The founder of Boston's Fort Franklin discusses life as a creative in this republished episode from 2007.

Originally published Sunday, November 4, 2007 and again on Sunday, May 9, 2010

Jan 13, 2012

A lively chat with the creator of Lemonade (the movie) and Please Feed the Animals (the blog)

Originally published Sunday, April 25, 2010

Jan 13, 2012

Neville is a (very entertaining) copywriter and group head at TBWA in Mumbai, India.

Originally published Sunday, April 11, 2010


Jan 13, 2012

Nattavut Leekulpitak, a recent Creative Circus grad, discusses his journey to the killer portfolio.

Originally published Sunday, March 28, 2010


Jan 13, 2012

Dan talks about life in the biz with an award-winning art director, current Creative Circus instructor and longtime pal.

Originally published Sunday, March 14, 2010


Jan 13, 2012

Hanging with Mike Schatz, the Creative Director of Atlanta’s Blue Sky and the voice of Emory on Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

Originally published Sunday, February 28, 2010


Jan 13, 2012

A lively chat with a 22-year placement veteran and a social media power user.

Originally published Sunday, February 14, 2010

Jan 13, 2012

Visiting from Canada, Steve Mykolyn covers lots of ground, including the hunt for inspiration, Taxi’s philosophy and the value of doubt.

Originally published Sunday, January 31, 2010


Jan 13, 2012

Originally published Sunday, January 17, 2010

Looking for a job? You must be in advertising. Here’s some job stuff from Shawn Webster of Creative Movers.

Jan 12, 2012

Andy Pearson’s third visit to the show but first as Senior Interactive Copywriter at Crispin Porter + Bogusky

Originally published Sunday, December 20, 2009

Jan 12, 2012

Originally published Sunday, December 6, 2009

Chatting about LEGO, ideas, and the business of good design with Circus alumnus and killer designer Jason Apaliski.

Jan 12, 2012

Originally published Sunday, November 15, 2009

A visit with award-winning commercial photographer Steve Hellerstein.

Jan 12, 2012

Originally published Sunday, November 1, 2009

Dan and Bryan talk about Bryan’s process, strategic design and Design vs. Art Direction.

Jan 12, 2012

Originally published Sunday, October 18, 2009

John launched the Lexus brand in the US. He created Time Magazine’s Spot of the Year for Nissan. AdAge named his agency 2009 SE Agency of the Year. And he was a guest on this very episode.

Jan 12, 2012

Originally published Sunday, October 4, 2009

An ad school without Norm Grey is like a bus without a driver: It may roll down a hill, but that’s about it.

Jan 12, 2012

Originally published Sunday, September 20, 2009

Days before their graduation, talented copywriting students Lauren Silva and Ross Cavin reflect on their time at The Creative Circus.

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