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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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Dec 9, 2018

Visiting from KC, Katy and Cady share thoughts on looking at books, inspriration, religion, leaps of faith, the creative process, and staying in discovery mode.

 

Nov 22, 2018

The creator of "Stong is the New Pretty" discusses finding your creative outlet, collaboration, soccer, the purpose of her work, and ASMR.

Nov 8, 2018

The importance of mentorship, navigating agency politics, developing empathy, career navigation, the future of the industry, having a life partner who is also a creative, first-job advice

Oct 25, 2018

The Argentine photographer and director discusses philosophy, finding your voice, watching 200 movies a year, self-doubt, wabi-sabi, collaboration, and Zac Brown.

Oct 11, 2018

On shifting and rebalancing, insight, what kind of work should be in your book, and being a minority in advertising

Sep 27, 2018

Making the right moves, being out of control of the situation, listening, strategy, and the love of production

Sep 13, 2018

The former copywriter talks about starting out; finding your tribe; the plight of the editor; knowing, and then making, relevant, historic work; a moment with Steve Jobs; and collaboration.

 

Aug 30, 2018

The adjustments to the first job. Caring. Work/life balance. And some great answers to familiar questions.

Aug 16, 2018

Walrus's co-founder discusses the importance of entertainment, judging work, internal presentations, taking feedback, and spending a whole career at just two agencies.

Aug 2, 2018

You have a great idea. Now, what? That and many other insights from two young, award-winning, articulate, and intelligent creatives. Big thanks, also, to Jim Sugar Automotive, Home of the Sweet Deal™

 

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)

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