On shifting and rebalancing, insight, what kind of work should be in your book, and being a minority in advertising
Making the right moves, being out of control of the situation, listening, strategy, and the love of production
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.
The adjustments to the first job. Caring. Work/life balance. And some great answers to familiar questions.
Walrus's co-founder discusses the importance of entertainment, judging work, internal presentations, taking feedback, and spending a whole career at just two agencies.
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™
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.
The creative team behind Snickers' "You're not yourself when you're hungry" campaign discuss their 22-year partnership, successes and lessons learned.
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.
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.
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."
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.
The Philosophy Special, on honesty, vulnerability, truth, the humanness of W+K, instincts, and life
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.
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.
A conversation, two weeks before the team moved to Goodby Silverstein & Partners, about attention spans, developing confidence, good partnerships, and copy craft
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.
A heartfelt converstion about feeling like a fraud, the job of a CCO, good client relationships, parenting, PJ Pereira, and choosing a partner
The creative head of Ogilvy's Atlanta office discusses his big international move, impatience, doing good, and the power of curiosity.
Commercial directing vs. art direction, ELO, nightmare shoots, and why advertsing is awesome
Career and agency talk with Todd (Creative Director) and Amanda (Sr. Creative Recruiter)
Visiting Atlanta from Erwin Penland in Greenville, Adil covers Creators, Craftsmen and Creatives; being different; and the sticky but important topic of diversity.
An inside look at one of America's great ad agencies. A recruiter's actual role. Portfolios. Ad Schools. And a brief (partial) history of GS&P.
The successful, funny, award-winning creative team covers portfolio pieces vs. "real world;" production, executing, selling, and fighting; and the secrets of a good partnership.
Danae (Senior AD) and Madison (Senior CW) cover scripts, crystals, career growing pains, trust, partnerships, and ego deconstruction.