Don’t Get Me Started

de Dan Balser

A Podcast About Advertising

Episodios

Episode 338: Nathalie Con, VP, Strategy Director at Giant Spoon

por Dan Balser

A natural strategist at heart, Nathalie shares her thoughts on how to best work with strategists, the genesis of insight, and moving to a new job. She also has some profound advice for young professionals (esp. women).

Episode 337: Omid Amidi, CD at Johannes Leonardo

por Dan Balser

This one manages to cover Wordsworth’s Ode; feeling different and integrating; the value of a good strategy; the making of an epic, celebrity-laden commercial; levity; and finding a family at work. It wraps up with a generous offer from Omid.

Episode 336: Lauren Goldsmith, ACD at Thrasio

por Dan Balser

On finding your professional family, inner workings of e-commerce marketing, and uncovering opportunities in unlikely places

Episode 335: Joe Baratelli, EVP and CCO at RPA

por Dan Balser

An inside view of a great agency, from a leader's perspective

Episode 334: Dominique Monet, ACD at GSD&M

por Dan Balser

Advertising as a platform, the value of a good presentation, some real talk, and the power of truth well expressed

Episode 333: Federico Diaz, ACD at The Community

por Dan Balser

An online, mid-pandemic chat about a cookie vault, Seinfeld, sketch comedy and one copywriter’s process

Episode 332: Yanci Wu, Senior Experience Designer at Autodesk

por Dan Balser

The power of asking questions, being humble, and acting with intention. The value of going in-house, self-analysis, and knowing what matters to you.

Episode 331: Gavin Lester, CCO at Zambezi

por Dan Balser

A conversation with an award-winning, bi-cultural agency leader on creating not only great work, but also your own autonomy, your own agency within an agency, and originality within familiarity

Episode 330: Copywriters Aaron Marshall and Brandon Kim

por Dan Balser

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.

Episode 329: Danielle Hawley, Global ECD at Uber

por Dan Balser

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

Episode 328: Derek Walker, Owner of brown and browner

por Dan Balser

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

Episode 327: Anna Taylor, Senior AD at BBDO Atlanta

por Dan Balser

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

Episode 326: Jason Corbin, CD at Lewis Communications

por Dan Balser

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

Episode 325: Erin Stevens, ACD at Swift Agency

por Dan Balser

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

Episode 324: Whitney Repole and Neil Ramanan, Creatives at Arts & Letters

por Dan Balser

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.

Episode 323: Katie Riddle and Dave Bullen of MONO

por Dan Balser

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

Episode 322: Steve Nathans, CD at DDB in SF

por Dan Balser

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

Episode 321: Kevin Green, CD at Rapp in Dallas

por Dan Balser

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

Episode 320: Ben Greengrass, CD at ThoughtMatter

por Dan Balser

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

Ben Greengrass, CD at ThoughtMatter

Episode 319: Kameron Paries, ACD at 22squared

por Dan Balser

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.

Episode 318: Paul Charney, CEO and Founder of Funworks in Oakland, CA

por Dan Balser

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.

Episode 317: Patrick Holly, AVP Brand + Creative, USA at OYO

por Dan Balser

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

Episode 316: Circus Student Brian Revels Interviews Dan

por Dan Balser

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

Episode 315: Diana Chen, ACD at EVB in SF

por Dan Balser

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.

Episode 314: Fabio Barros, ACD at Laundry Service

por Dan Balser

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

Episode 313: Maxx Delaney, ACD at Preacher

por Dan Balser

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

Episode 312: Erwin Federizo, Global CD at Vans

por Dan Balser

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

Episode 311: Zach Canfield, Director of Talent at Goodby Silverstein & Partners

por Dan Balser

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

Episode 310: Rich Silverstein of Goodby, Silverstein & Partners

por Dan Balser

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

Episode 309: Thomas Kemeny, Copywriter and Author

por Dan Balser

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

Episode 308: Prentice Howe, Principal at Door No. 3

por Dan Balser

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

Episode 307: Young Shits Founders Kat Kvas and Vignesh Seshadri

por Dan Balser

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

Episode 306: Erin Miller, Copywriter at Mission in New York

por Dan Balser

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

Episode 305: Marc Lucas, Copywriter and Creative Director

por Dan Balser

Reflecting on a career journey. Marc talks about the benefits of low expectations, the origin of the internet, and fear.

Episode 304: Lennie Gray Mowris, Social Impact Designer

por Dan Balser

Lennie is a facilitator, observer, designer and problem solver. Listen carefully to this one.