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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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Sep 17, 2020

Aaron, an intern with Mischief and Brandon, a freelancer with Arts & Letters Creative Co., discuss resourcefulness, resilience, mental exhaustion, and life as creatives of color.

Aug 6, 2020

Life in the Covid-19 pandemic, burnout, the ethos of Dara Khosrowshahi, empathy, and a short commercial for Funworks

Jul 8, 2020

The ongoing struggle with race in advertising, how to talk about bias, learning the craft in the Covid era, and squeezing the lemon

Jun 16, 2020

Making sense of this moment, a hard talk about being Black in a mostly White industry, and using your platform for good

May 14, 2020

Visiting from Birmingham, Jason shares his thoughts on content creation, partnerships, career moves, asking for what you need, and the value of saying yes.

Apr 29, 2020

Returning to The Circus after seven years, Erin covers starting over, the value of diversity, and her first big-budget TV shoot.

Apr 9, 2020

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.

Mar 24, 2020

Directly off of a flight from Minneapolis, the two CDs sat down to talk about their agency, their careers, and important lessons learned.

Feb 27, 2020

Steve brings his dry wit to a conversation about embarrassment, revisions, bad work, ideas vs. executions, and career moves.

Feb 13, 2020

Kevin shares a sliver of his wisdom regarding personal growth, finding a place to find your strength, strategy vs. concept, and partnerships.

Jan 30, 2020

The real job of a creative director, the English FA, and doing work worth doing

Ben Greengrass, CD at ThoughtMatter

Jan 16, 2020

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.

Dec 19, 2019

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.

Dec 5, 2019

The longtime listener and first-time guest discusses Steph Curry, China, YouTube and TikTok, empathy, insight and behavior, and lessons learned at Apple.

Nov 21, 2019

Turning the proverbial tables, Brian (a copywriting student in his final quarter at The Creative Circus) asks Dan some questions.

Nov 7, 2019

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.

Oct 24, 2019

Visiting from New York, Fabio discusses Corel Draw, work visas, and Dubai. He also shares some very poignant advice.

Oct 10, 2019

Lessons learned from Maxx’s first professional  half-decade include the dynamic anatomy of a creative and some real-world struggles.

Sep 27, 2019

Erwin has brought world-class creative pedigree to the skater footwear brand after years at W+K NY, Deutsch, and 180LA.

Sep 5, 2019

Zach's second visit to the podcast is packed with great advice for all levels.

Aug 22, 2019

On his second visit to the podcast, Rich covers The Lion of St. Mark, winning, dealing with roadblocks, wit, design, and personal growth.

Aug 8, 2019

The author of Junior: Writing Your Way Ahead In Advertising discusses craft, load-bearing ideas, partnerships, and Jeff Goodby.

Jul 25, 2019

In his second visit to DGMS, Prentice covers focus groups, kids as inspiration, the value of core values, and challenger brands.

Jul 11, 2019

Kat, an ACD at Spotify and Vig, an ACD at Fig, discuss big agencies, student competitions and adapting to new cultures.

Jun 20, 2019

Dan and Erin discuss New York City, typos, post-school adjustments and (yay!) mental health.

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