Aaron Starkman of Rethink interviews notable advertising figures from around the globe. Remember, it's only fucking advertising!
Aaron chats with Ari Weiss, Worldwide CCO for DDB about some of his greatest hits, a meeting with the world's most sociopathic client and why brown shoes are WAY funnier than black shoes.
Elspeth Lynn and Lorraine Tao
Get to know Aaron’s former colleagues and heroes, Elspeth Lynn and Lorraine Tao. Elspeth and Lorraine discuss opening up their own agency, some incredible career highlights and the suppression of female voices in advertising.
On this episode of IOFA, Aaron chats with Danny Robinson, the new CCO of the Martin Agency about the famous Oprah episode where she says “You get a car! You get a car! You get a car! Everyone gets a car!” for his former client, Pontiac. Danny also discusses his time doing stand up comedy and why you should never offer cinnamon gum to Jay-Z.
Anselmo Ramos/Mickey (Paul) Taylor
Aaron chats with Anselmo Ramos, Founder of DAVID and Gut about independence, why pitching is bad for business & how Anselmo has thrived by always being seen as ‘that guy with the accent’. Aaron also chats with the mysterious man behind the satirical “Adweak” posts, Mickey Taylor about about how it started and Mickey and Aaron count down his top 5 posts of 2020.
In early March, just before airlines shut it down I chatted with the king of CMO’s, Fernando Machado in Miami about some of his recent hits including the Moldy Whopper and the fascinating story behind it. This interview was pure joy for me. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Malcolm Poynton discusses the birth of the famous Dove campaign for real beauty in London, the unapproved Ford ad that got leaked and quickly went viral and that time he flew Aaron to London for a interview and the hilarious “incident” that transpired soon after.