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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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    • 4.8 • 66 Ratings

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.

    Episode 331: Gavin Lester, CCO at Zambezi

    Episode 331: Gavin Lester, CCO at Zambezi

    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

    • 50 min
    Episode 330: Copywriters Aaron Marshall and Brandon Kim

    Episode 330: Copywriters Aaron Marshall and Brandon Kim

    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.

    • 56 min
    Episode 329: Danielle Hawley, Global ECD at Uber

    Episode 329: Danielle Hawley, Global ECD at Uber

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

    • 37 min
    Episode 328: Derek Walker, Owner of brown and browner

    Episode 328: Derek Walker, Owner of brown and browner

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

    • 59 min
    Episode 327: Anna Taylor, Senior AD at BBDO Atlanta

    Episode 327: Anna Taylor, Senior AD at BBDO Atlanta

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

    • 40 min
    Episode 326: Jason Corbin, CD at Lewis Communications

    Episode 326: Jason Corbin, CD at Lewis Communications

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

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Katie Joy B. ,

Advertising Business Bliss!

Dan and his incredible guests cover all aspects of the advertising business, not only providing insight we wouldn't have otherwise, but also giving creatives the inspiration they need to move forward in their career. The best part is it all comes from truly engaging individuals that know the industry inside and out. Thanks so much for putting out such a spectacular show Dan - keep up the great work!

"Iceman" Weissman ,

Lemon

Hands down my favorite creative advertising podcast. The advice and wisdom given in these shows could be made into a book.

Prettyman Family ,

Fails to be Irrelevant

I’ve been listening to this podcast for the past couple months and digging through the archives everyday. I’m headed into my 3rd year of college studying advertising and it’s priceless to hear from people in the industry everyday. Literally, it’s free. Thanks Dan!

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