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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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Dec 11, 2014

A lively and enlightening chat with the esteemed Chicago agency's generous, honest and wonderfully articulate creative leader.

Nov 27, 2014

The legendary account guy, agency founder and author of The Insanity of Advertising talks about making big decisions, caring about the work and learning from Jay Chiat.

Nov 13, 2014

Senior Copywriter, Publicis Seattle. Topics: Job moves. Titles. Writing. Parenting. Social media. Stand-up comedy.

Oct 30, 2014

Trying, failing, doing, learning and water dancing, discussed amid rumbles of thunder.

Oct 16, 2014

Visiting from Dallas, Andrew shares his thoughts on life balance, taking risks and Moore (as in Matt Moore).

Oct 2, 2014

According to podcast statisticians, this episode contains at least four keys to success in advertising. One: Stay macro to stay mellow.

Sep 18, 2014

Andy Corbett, misery, Sandy and 'Melo, singing, ballparks, and fear.

Sep 4, 2014

John is living proof that careers, although not always linear, often lead to better things.

Aug 21, 2014

It takes energy to get places, and Jameson is proof of that. Just one year into his ad career he has some great things to say.

Aug 7, 2014

Good ideas become great executions with passion, multiple iterations and, sometimes, intentionally created challenges.

Jul 24, 2014

A superstar CD team talks candidly about bosses, personal traits, selling great work and their own partnership.

Jul 10, 2014

Ted's second DGMS chat covers the agency's recent move, brands that strive to create a better world, life balance and successful collaboration.

Jun 26, 2014

In a small meeting room at AKQA NY, Rei shares his thoughts on failure, getting that first job, and the perspective required to deal with all of it.

Jun 12, 2014

Insights and advice from Josh, a copywriter and ACD, and Lauren, who graduated from The Circus as a designer and is now also an art director.

May 29, 2014

Impatience. Working with CMOs. Fathering future ad greats. And getting the agency's name right. This is the good stuff, in 30 minutes.

May 15, 2014

It's amazing how much martial arts and advertising have in common. Also, PJ shares the three key things he looks for in portfolios.

May 1, 2014

With Stan at the helm, The Richards Group remains one of America's most enduring and consistently successful agencies.

Apr 17, 2014

A close look inside VSA with a 15-year veteran of the Chicago design and marketing firm.

Apr 3, 2014

Proof that silly, irreverant work often comes from some of the most grounded, sane creatives in the business.

Mar 20, 2014

In a small meeting room at Y&R, the agency's generous, talented and engaging CCO/CW discusses the value that authenticity, and golf, can provide.

Mar 6, 2014

Fear of failure can be a good thing if you also have a stellar work ethic, a great attitude and more talent than you recognize.

Feb 20, 2014

A lively chat that covers big-picture thinking, agency culture and the evolution of Progressive's Flo campaign.

Feb 6, 2014

Visiting from Minneapolis, John chats with Dan about life balance and the value of being a nice person.

Jan 23, 2014

Living in the often overlooked, tiny space of detail and craft, Carlos has harnessed obsession, passion and talent to build a killer portfolio and career.

Jan 9, 2014

Rich shares knowledge gleaned from an ad career that has taken him to Egypt and back.

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