Hosted by Dan Balser, a former department head at The Creative Circus in Atlanta, this is a series of conversations about advertising. But they're not just about the industry; they're about the people in it.
Episode 340: Dan and Zach of The Academy at GS&P
The Academy at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners is the brainchild of Zach Canfield, the agency’s Director of Talent. Dan is now its director, and this episode marks a personally significant moment of transition.
Episode 339: Sean Curran, VP, Creative & Marketing at Ranch Rider Spirits
Leaving agency life in his past, Sean shares his thoughts on start-up culture, imposter syndrome, and the overemphasis put on deck perfection.
Episode 338: Nathalie Con, VP, Strategy Director at Giant Spoon
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
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
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
An inside view of a great agency, from a leader's perspective
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!
Hands down my favorite creative advertising podcast. The advice and wisdom given in these shows could be made into a book.
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!