Life in the Covid-19 pandemic, burnout, the ethos of Dara Khosrowshahi, empathy, and a short commercial for Funworks
The ongoing struggle with race in advertising, how to talk about bias, learning the craft in the Covid era, and squeezing the lemon
Making sense of this moment, a hard talk about being Black in a mostly White industry, and using your platform for good
Visiting from Birmingham, Jason shares his thoughts on content creation, partnerships, career moves, asking for what you need, and the value of saying yes.
Returning to The Circus after seven years, Erin covers starting over, the value of diversity, and her first big-budget TV shoot.
Recorded pre-COVID, this chat with two Circus alumni (replete with a gamified Q&A) covers advice for young creatives, a really bad portfolio review, acknowledging misery, and idea harvesting.
Directly off of a flight from Minneapolis, the two CDs sat down to talk about their agency, their careers, and important lessons learned.
Steve brings his dry wit to a conversation about embarrassment, revisions, bad work, ideas vs. executions, and career moves.
Kevin shares a sliver of his wisdom regarding personal growth, finding a place to find your strength, strategy vs. concept, and partnerships.
The real job of a creative director, the English FA, and doing work worth doing
From Canada to Idaho to Atlanta to Detroit to Las Vegas and back to Atlanta, Kam has picked up some knowledge and is happy to discuss.
Funworks, an AdAge Small Agency of the Year, has upended conventions of how creative work is generated and presented. And its engaging, energetic CEO is more than happy to enthusiastically discuss it.
The longtime listener and first-time guest discusses Steph Curry, China, YouTube and TikTok, empathy, insight and behavior, and lessons learned at Apple.
Turning the proverbial tables, Brian (a copywriting student in his final quarter at The Creative Circus) asks Dan some questions.
A creative of and for today's ad culture, Diana shares thoughts on social as the new print, doing good, and learning new skills. Also: how a doctor's path led to art direction; art school vs. ad school; and some very real, real-world advice.
Visiting from New York, Fabio discusses Corel Draw, work visas, and Dubai. He also shares some very poignant advice.
Lessons learned from Maxx’s first professional half-decade include the dynamic anatomy of a creative and some real-world struggles.
Erwin has brought world-class creative pedigree to the skater footwear brand after years at W+K NY, Deutsch, and 180LA.
Zach's second visit to the podcast is packed with great advice for all levels.
On his second visit to the podcast, Rich covers The Lion of St. Mark, winning, dealing with roadblocks, wit, design, and personal growth.
The author of Junior: Writing Your Way Ahead In Advertising discusses craft, load-bearing ideas, partnerships, and Jeff Goodby.
In his second visit to DGMS, Prentice covers focus groups, kids as inspiration, the value of core values, and challenger brands.
Kat, an ACD at Spotify and Vig, an ACD at Fig, discuss big agencies, student competitions and adapting to new cultures.
Dan and Erin discuss New York City, typos, post-school adjustments and (yay!) mental health.