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The A-List Podcast

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A podcast about breaking into the advertising industry featuring the best in the business. Sponsored by AdHouse Advertising School

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A podcast about breaking into the advertising industry featuring the best in the business. Sponsored by AdHouse Advertising School

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Great Podcast!

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Great for anyone trying to break into the business. Highly recommend to creatives and beyond.

rad ad stars

By owenplotkin - May 31 2017
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great conversations with advertising leaders!

iTunes Ratings

42 Ratings
Average Ratings
39
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Great Podcast!

By jakedavis49 - Oct 10 2017
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Great for anyone trying to break into the business. Highly recommend to creatives and beyond.

rad ad stars

By owenplotkin - May 31 2017
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great conversations with advertising leaders!
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The A-List Podcast

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: The A-List Podcast: Franklin Tipton & Libby Brockhoff

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Dec 06 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #2: The A-List Podcast: Gerry Graf

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The podcast that asks the world's top advertising professionals how they got started in the business. Hosted by Tom Christmann, CCO of DiMassimo Goldstein, an inspiring action agency in New York City.

This week on “The A-List” podcast, host and chief creative officer of DiMassimo Goldstein Tom Christmann chats with the one and only Gerry Graf, founder and chief creative officer of Barton F. Graf.

Before starting his own agency, Graf spent the better half of two decades making award-winning creative for some of the most well-respected agencies in the world, such as Goodby Silverstein and Partners, BBDO, TBWA/Chiat Day, and Saatchi among others. For his outstanding work, Business Insider would later label him “The Most Creative Man in Advertising”.

Tune in as Gerry tells Tom all about his time writing for the “SNL of Notre Dame”, hunting rats in Venice Beach, the importance of making your own opportunities and why creativity is valued more today than ever. Full episode and show notes below!

Show Notes

• [0:00 – 1:42] Intro
• [1:43 – 4:56] Tom and Gerry’s past at BBDO and what it was like growing up in Lexington, MA
• [4:57 – 7:30] Going pre-med to Notre Dame
• [7:31 – 13:07] Writing for the Keenan Revue – the SNL of Notre Dame
• [13:08 – 14:23] Post Notre Dame life and hunting rats in Venice Beach for six months
• [14:24 – 17:15] Hating life as a stockbroker for two years in Boston
• [17:15 – 22:03] Gery’s first portfolio, getting denied from agencies, and the introduction of Ken Fitzgerald
• [22:04 – 25:48] Being offered a job at Saatchi & Saatchi while on a payphone in Grand Central
• [25:49 – 27:13] The walk of shame
• [27:14 – 29:22] Emulating Cliff Freeman
• [29:23 – 37:50] Gerry’s “pull the rug” copywriting trick and getting his big break on Snickers while at BBDO
• [37:51 – 44:54] Working at Goodby and finally Reuniting with Ken Fitzgerald after over a decade
• [44:55 –50:25] Making your own opportunities, asking the right questions and not giving up
• [50:26 – 52:43] Selling and maintaining a good idea
[52:44 – 57: 42] Getting in the industry today and valuing creativity
[57:43 – 58:57] Outro

“The A-List” is a podcast produced by DiMassimo Goldstein, recorded at Gramercy Post, and sponsored by the Adhouse Advertising School, New York’s newest, smallest, and hippest ad school. You can subscribe and rate the show on iTunes or listen along on SoundCloud. For updates on upcoming episodes and guests, be sure to like the A-List Podcast on Facebook and follow host Tom Christmann on Twitter. If you want to be interviewed for an upcoming episode, contact us at AdhouseNYC.com.

May 11 2017

58mins

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Rank #3: The A-List Podcast: Justin Gignac

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On this week's episode of The A-List Podcast, host and DiMassimo Goldstein CCO Tom Christmann is joined by Justin Gignac, a renowned freelance artist and co-founder of Working Not Working, a network that works to eliminate the obstacles between creative people and opportunity. Prior to launching Working Not Working in 2012, Gignac spent years in the industry as an award-winning art director and creative director.

Gignac is well known for helping create "Elf Yourself", an interactive website built for Office Max in 2006 that instantly became a worldwide phenomenon, amassing over 36 million visits in just five weeks.

During their conversation, Gignac talks about the time he famously sold garbage in New York City to prove that packaging matters, growing up in the industry before eventually growing out of it, the value of a good support system, and how helping people get what they want is a good way to get what you want. All that and much much more. Show notes below!

[0:00 – 2:07] Intro
[2:08 – 8:04] Gignac talks about growing up in Connecticut to a father that was an actual clown and a mother who was a class clown, and how that influenced his creativity
[8:05 – 14:30] Aspiring to be in advertising at an early age, and the Jasper Johns painting that convinced him he could turn those dreams into a reality
[14:30 – 26:00] Gignac reflects on his time as a student at the School of Visual Arts, what he loved about advertising, and the time he famously sold NYC garbage
[26:01 – 33:33] Working at Ogilvy with the “young guns”, why it’s important to have a healthy ego, and how every brief presents an opportunity
[33:34 – 41:22] The backstory behind the viral “Elf Yourself” website, and why challenger brands need to be courageous to make something great
[44:10 – 1:07: 30] Gignac talks about growing out of advertising and launching Working Not Working, how the network has evolved over the years, and why having a strong support system is crucial at every moment of your career
[1:07:31 – 1:08:34] Outro
“The A-List” is a podcast produced by DiMassimo Goldstein, an inspiring action agency, recorded at the Gramercy Post, and sponsored by the Adhouse Advertising School, New York’s newest, smallest, and hippest ad school. You can subscribe and rate the show on iTunes or listen along on SoundCloud. For updates on upcoming episodes and guests, be sure to like the A-List Podcast on Facebook and follow host Tom Christmann on Twitter.

Nov 01 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #4: The A-List Podcast: Eric Silver

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Jun 06 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #5: The A-List Podcast: Paul Caiozzo

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After a short hiatus, host and DiMassimo Goldstein CCO Tom Christmann returns to the booth for another exciting (and hilarious) episode of The A-List Podcast! This time, he’s joined by Paul Caiozzo, an award-winning creative and the cofounder of Office of Baby, a youngish creative independent agency that’s mature enough to work for companies like Google, Etsy, Zocdoc, and StreetEasy. Before starting his own agency, Paul served as the executive creative director at Goodby Silverstein & Partners.

In this inspiring interview, Paul shares the unique story behind how he got into advertising, how negativity is poison, the challenges and balancing act of starting a new business, why creativity is still the core of advertising, and where he sees the future of the industry. Full episode and show notes below!

Show Notes

• [0:00 – 1:36] Intro
• [1:37 – 4:59] The meaning behind the name “Office of Baby”
• [5:00 – 8:08] Looking back on his time freelancing, Paul shares the lessons he learned from being around a variety of different agencies
• [8:09 – 15:20] The power of remaining positive, even in the face of uncomfortable situations
• [15:21 – 18:03] How a young web designer from Long Island found himself at a start up in Silicon Valley.
• [18:04 – 20:25] Paul shares the inspiring story of how a favor for a friend turned into a lifelong passion for advertising
• [20:26 – 24:20] Packing up his life in San Francisco and leaving to go an advertising school in Atlanta, where he discovered how ideas can be applied to art
• [24:21 – 28:27] The mentor who convinced Paul to stay in the industry after a rocky start
• [28:28 – 31:29] What he’s learned from starting a business and how to deal with the challenges that come with it
• [31:30 – 35:08] Paul shares some of his favorite philosophies he learned working under advertising legend Alex Bogusky at Crispin Porter + Bogusky
• [35:09 – 38:33] Paul reflects on his time as the executive creative director of Goodby Silverstein & Partners, building a satellite office and selling a vision
• [38:34 – 40:34] Tom and Paul chat about “global agencies” and how the fragmentation of people solving a problem can be a problem of its own
• [40:35 – 49:06] The current landscape of advertising, and how even in a sea of data and numbers, creativity still reigns supreme
• [49:07 – 1:01:29] The future of Office of Baby, the company’s vision, why you should never chase money, and how being kind to others will ultimately reward you
• [1:01:30 – 1:02:22] Outro

 “The A-List” is a podcast produced by DiMassimo Goldstein, recorded at the Gramercy Post, and sponsored by the Adhouse Advertising School, New York’s newest, smallest, and hippest ad school. You can subscribe and rate the show on iTunes or listen along on SoundCloud. For updates on upcoming episodes and guests, be sure to like the A-List Podcast on Facebook and follow host Tom Christmann on Twitter.

Feb 15 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #6: The A-List Podcast: Jason Musante

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Nov 15 2018

59mins

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Rank #7: The A-List Podcast: David Angelo

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The podcast that asks the world's top advertising professionals how they got started in the business. Hosted by Tom Christmann, CCO of DiMassimo Goldstein, an inspiring action agency in New York City.

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EPISODE #004 – DAVID ANGELO
RECORDED APRIL 12, 2017.

Welcome to the fourth episode of the A-List, the podcast that asks the world’s top advertising professionals how they got started in the business. For this episode, Tom invited David Angelo into our Gramercy studios in New York City. (In-Person!) David is the Founder and Chairman of David & Goliath, an integrated agency in El Segundo, California. You'll hear about David's time as a Teamster in the Bay Area and his journey from high school dropout to working at some of the top ad agencies in NYC. You'll sit with David at the feet of ad industry giants like Cliff Freeman. And you'll hear about how being Brave is the ultimate super power. You can follow David on twitter at @_DavidAngelo and connect with his agency at http://www.dng.com.

The A-List is brought to you by Adhouse Advertising School. Advertising Age called Adhouse New York’s newest, smallest and arguably hippest ad school. Their philosophy? An ad class is only as relevant as the professional who teaches it. Adhouse classes are taught by the best in the biz in the agencies where they work. You get ten weeks of classes for just six hundred bucks. To apply, go to www.adhousenyc.com and for the latest news, follow adhousenyc on Facebook.

Thanks for listening. Please rate us and subscribe to the show on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts. And if you want to be interviewed for an upcoming episode, contact us through adhouse.com.

Follow Tom Christmann on Twitter (@mongoindustries). Check out DiMassimo Goldstein at www.digobrands.com

The A-List is recorded at www.gramercypost.com/ in New York City.

Apr 17 2017

59mins

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Rank #8: The A-List Podcast: Dan Lucey

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This week on the A-List Podcast, host and DiMassimo Goldstein CCO Tom Christmann is joined by Dan Lucey, Executive Creative Director at BBDO. With multiple awards to his name from Cannes to The One Show, among many others, Dan is one of the most respected and accomplished creatives in the industry.

In this episode, Dan takes us full circle, starting from his time as a student at AdHouse all the way to becoming a teacher for the program. He shares valuable lessons from his experiences of both triumph and defeat, tells the story behind his hilarious Talking Stain ad for Tide, and explains why having “unrealistic optimism” is an asset in the advertising industry.

Show notes below!

[0:00 – 1:27] Intro
[1:28 – 6:05] Dan talks about how being a student at AdHouse helped him break into the industry, and how he returns the favor today by being a teacher for the program
[6:06: 11:30] Getting an internship at Mad Dogs & Englishmen and what that experience was like
[11:31 – 13:55] How working by yourself can help you find your point of view, and why having a balance of both honesty and respect is essential in a creative partnership
[13:56 – 18:30] Dan reflects on the culture at Mad Dogs & Englishmen and what he learned from his time there
[18:31 – 21:49] Getting a full-time gig and moving into an apartment on the Upper East Side, and getting to work on Haribo Gummy Bears
[21:50 – 25:10] Dan talks about being laid off, what he learned from the experience, and why being unrealistically optimistic is an important asset in the advertising industry
[25:11 – 27:50] Freelancing for magazines and getting back into design
[27:51 – 29: 29] Getting back into advertising working on the Hard Rock Hotel for DiMassimo Goldstein before ultimately going to Saatchi & Saatchi
[29:30 – 36:18] Dan talks about what it’s like to work at a big agency and shares his mental approach to work
[36:18 – 42:55] The story behind his hilarious Talking Stain ad for Tide
[42:56 – 47:00] Moving to San Francisco to take a job at Goodby Silverstein & Partners, and what he learned from working in Jamie Barrett’s pressure-free environment
[47:01 –49:32] Dan shares a recent story that highlights the importance of staying calm in the midst of chaos
[49:33 – 55:14] Why he waited 18 months to take the job at Goodby, and the passion and intensity that Rich Silverstein has to make things great
[55:15 – 58:35] Why he eventually moved back to New York to work with Chris Beresford-Hll at BBDO, and why he loves the culture there
[58:36 – 1:00:27] Dan talks about his leadership and management style, the importance of clear direction, and not forgetting what it’s like being a young creative
[1:00:28 – 1:02:58] Dan shares what he looks for in portfolios
[1:02:59 – 1:03:41] Outro
 
“The A-List” is a podcast produced by DiMassimo Goldstein, recorded at the Gramercy Post, and sponsored by the Adhouse Advertising School, New York’s newest, smallest, and hippest ad school. You can subscribe and rate the show on iTunes or listen along on SoundCloud. For updates on upcoming episodes and guests, be sure to like the A-List Podcast on Facebook and follow host Tom Christmann on Twitter.

Sep 20 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #9: The A-List Podcast: Greg Hahn

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EPISODE #003 – GREG HAHN
RECORDED MARCH 10, 2017.

Hey, everyone! This is our third episode of the A-List, the podcast that asks the world’s top advertising professionals how they got started in the business. Today, Tom speaks with Greg Hahn, Chief Creative Officer at BBDO New York. They talk about Greg’s journey from Cincinnati, Ohio to his first internship at Franklin Stoorza in San Diego. Greg shares how he was first exposed to great advertising (hint: it didn’t involve ad school) and why his philosophy is ‘yes’. You’ll learn about the benefits of eavesdropping and “staying out of your box” to find inspiration. Finally, don’t miss Greg’s one piece of magic advice that every young creative needs to hear. You can follow Greg on Facebook here.

The A-List is brought to you by Adhouse Advertising School. Advertising Age called Adhouse New York’s newest, smallest and arguably hippest ad school. Their philosophy? An ad class is only as relevant as the professional who teaches it. Adhouse classes are taught by the best in the biz in the agencies where they work. You get ten weeks of classes for just six hundred bucks. To apply, go to http://www.adhousenyc.com and for the latest news, follow adhousenyc on Facebook.

Thanks for listening. Please rate us and subscribe to the show on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts. And if you want to be interviewed for an upcoming episode, contact us through adhouse.com.

Follow Tom Christmann on LinkedIn. Check out DiMassimo Goldstein at http://www.digobrands.com

The A-List is recorded at http://www.gramercypost.com/ in New York City.

Mar 25 2017

41mins

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Rank #10: The A-List Podcast: Paul Fix

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Jan 31 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #11: The A-List Podcast: Matt Ian

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The podcast that asks the world's top advertising professionals how they got started in the business. Hosted by Tom Christmann, CCO of DiMassimo Goldstein, an inspiring action agency in New York City.

They say you’re not in advertising until you’ve been fired. Droga5 ECD Matt Ian knows a little bit about that. He was fired from his first job in advertising. But did he give up? No sir. And look at him now! In this episode of The A-List, we reel in the years with Matt as he discusses his beginnings as an aimless youth in Connecticut and then takes us through jobs at BBH NY, Chiat NY and Deutsch LA. We also discuss why words are stupid. And if anybody wants to fund Tom & Matt’s Motorcycle Tour of South America, contact Matt on twitter at his “unfortunate handle” @saintdouchebag.

The A-List is brought to you by Adhouse Advertising School. Advertising Age called Adhouse New York’s newest, smallest and arguably hippest ad school. Their philosophy? An ad class is only as relevant as the professional who teaches it. Adhouse classes are taught by the best in the biz in the agencies where they work. You get ten weeks of classes for just six hundred bucks. To apply, go to http://www.adhousenyc.com and for the latest news, follow adhousenyc on Facebook.

The host of The A-List is Tom Christmann, Chief Creative Officer at DiMassimo Goldstein, an Inspiring Action agency in New York City. It’s recorded at Gramercy Post in New York City.

May 05 2017

52mins

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Rank #12: The A-List Podcast: Sandy Greenberg and Terri Meyer

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This week on The A-List Podcast, host and DiMassimo Goldstein CCO is joined in the studio by Sandy Greenberg and Terri Meyer, co-founders of TERRI & SANDY, an award-winning, brand-igniting agency that was recently named Ad Age’s Small Agency of the Year.

Before founding their own agency, both Sandy and Terri left their creative marks on some of the biggest agencies in the world, helping to build some of the most iconic brands, including Mars, Kraft, Campbell’s, Disney and Nestlé. Along the way, they've won virtually every industry award, including twelve Effies. Terri and Sandy’s work has permeated popular culture, and has been featured on TBS’ Funniest Commercials, Conan, CNN, The View, Fox News, Access Hollywood, and Today. For a little under an hour, Terri and Sandy tell Tom all about starting their own agency, why young creatives struggle with strategy, the importance of building a strong client relationship, and so much more. Full episode and show notes below!

Show Notes

• [0:00 – 1:42} Intro
• [01:43 – 4:03] Terri talks about growing up in St. Louis, and how she knew she wanted to be an Art Director from as early as age 15.
• [4:04 – 7:17] Sandy talks about moving all over the East Coast during her childhood, and getting her first gig at D’Arcy in St. Louis.
• [7:18 – 9:51] Sandy and Terri recall how they first met, and why it took some time for the two to become friendly with each other before eventually becoming partners.
• [9:52 – 14:07] What it was like being a female team in the early 90’s, and why politics are the dark side of advertising.
• [14:08 – 17:39] The two creative mavens discuss each other’s strengths, why loyalty is so important to a good partnership, open communication, and screaming until you laugh.
• [17:40 – 21:46] The two discuss some of their early work together, like the Twix “Oh Yeah” spot, and why young creatives struggle with strategy.
• [21:47 – 28:33] The story of Sandy becoming Terri’s birthday present, remembering the wisdom of Richard Levenson, and the importance of not burning bridges.
• [28:34 – 32:39] Terri and Sandy talk about starting their agency 7 years ago, and how not having a plan took them from a couch at Terri’s house to on office on Broadway.
• [32:40 – 39:10] Building a great client relationship through honesty and listening.
• [39:11— 41:00] Growing an agency culture.
• [41:01— 44:08] Terri and Sandy talk about some of the favorite campaigns they’ve worked on, including Avon’s “This is Boss Life”
• [44:09 – 50:00] How advertising has changed since the Mad Men era, and why agencies need to unite more to give back.
• [50:01 – 50:52] Outro

“The A-List” is a podcast produced by DiMassimo Goldstein, recorded at the Gramercy Post, and sponsored by the Adhouse Advertising School, New York’s newest, smallest, and hippest ad school. You can subscribe and rate the show on iTunes or listen along on SoundCloud. For updates on upcoming episodes and guests, be sure to like the A-List Podcast on Facebook and follow host Tom Christmann on Twitter.

Dec 05 2017

50mins

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Rank #13: The A-List Podcast: David Baldwin

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On the latest installment of The A-List Podcast, host and DiMassimo Goldstein CCO Tom Christmann is joined by David Baldwin, the founder and CEO of Baldwin&, an ad agency based in Raleigh, North Carolina, that was named Small Agency of the Year twice in its first five years. Baldwin is also the former chairman of the One Club in NYC and was an executive producer for the Emmy Award-winning film Art & Copy.

His advertising has been recognized by The One Show, Cannes, D&D, the Clios, the Effies, the Andy Awards, and more.

Tune in below as Baldwin and Christmann share stories from working under some of Advertising’s most famous superheroes, talk about the challenges facing the industry today, offer sound advice to young creatives, and much more. Show notes below!

Show Notes

• [0:00 – 2:22] Intro
• [2:23 – 5:49] Growing up in a little West Texas town and being in advertising since age 12
• [5:50 – 10:39] Superheroes of the industry, being interviewed by Gary Goldsmith, and living on floors in Manhattan
• [10:40 – 15:00] The importance of humility and Baldwin’s transformative educational experience at the University of Texas
• [15:01 – 16:44] Baldwin talks about getting hired by McCaffrey McCall and his first assignment as a copywriter
• [16:45 – 18:15] Baldwin shares stories about his first partner, Steve Rutter
• [18:16 – 24:40] The story behind the Emmy Award-winning film Art & Copy
• [24:41 – 28:19] Working under Jerry Della Femina at Della Femina Travisano & Partners and the influential book From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor
• [28:20 – 32:15] Moving from NYC to Portland to work for Cole & Weber and how it was a defining moment for his career
• [32:16 – 34:40] The existential conversation that led to Baldwin starting his own agency
• [34:41 – 36:49] Baldwin&’s ethos, being benevolently selfish, and living your point of view
• [36:50 – 39:02] The McDonald’s Women’s Day stunt and why he loves working for companies that create positive impact in the world
• [39:03 – 42:30] The Polaris Duel Campaign he worked on at McKinney
• [42:31 – 44:13] Baldwin discusses his writing process
• [44:14 – 46:15] Facebook’s recent scandal, how the industry is changing, and the pros and cons of being an independent agency
• [46:16 – 50:27] Creating his own brand, Ponysaurus Brewing Company
• [50:28 – 53:25] Baldwin talks about why he started his agency in North Carolina and why young people should look for a boss to work for, not just a company
• [53:26 – 56:54] How Baldwin is building more doors into his agency, being committed to creativity, and what he’s excited for moving forward
• [56:55 – 58:00] Outro

“The A-List” is a podcast produced by DiMassimo Goldstein, recorded at the Gramercy Post, and sponsored by the Adhouse Advertising School, New York’s newest, smallest, and hippest ad school. You can subscribe and rate the show on iTunes or listen along on SoundCloud. For updates on upcoming episodes and guests, be sure to like the A-List Podcast on Facebook and follow host Tom Christmann on Twitter.

Apr 05 2018

58mins

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Rank #14: The A-List Podcast: Tom Christmann

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On a very special edition of The A-List Podcast, host and DiMassimo Goldstein CCO Tom Christmann switches seats and becomes the interviewee. Lauren Slaff, founder, president, and director of podcast sponsor AdHouse Advertising School plays the role of host as the two longtime friends talk about conquering fears, the importance of leaving your ego at the door, creating a personal brand, and so much more. Full episode and show notes below!
• [0:00 – 2:30] Into
• [2:31 – 6:32] Growing up in New Jersey, and how his childhood love to draw and write stories was inspired by his father “Mongo”
• [6:34 – 13:32] Tom talks about the benefit of going to college in Manhattan and the difficulty of getting a job in the recession
• [13:33 – 20:11] Getting his first gig at Ogilvy direct, and how young creatives can promote themselves today
• [20:12 – 22:39] Living on his own for the first time in Hoboken and rebuilding his portfolio after two years at Ogilvy
• [22:40 –24:05] The transition from a big direct agency to working at Kirschenbaum
• [24:06 – 31:38] Tom talks about the nerves he first had when meeting Richard Kirschenbaum, why he shaved his mullet, and growing up in the industry
• [31:39 – 36:14] Working at the agency of the future, TBWA/Chiat Day
• [36:15 – 41:40] Tom recalls his time working with people he long admired in Gerry Graf and Eric Silver at BBDO, and the speech that saved him from being fired.
• [41:41 – 48:29] Creating a personal brand and entering into the Freelance world. The importance of personal toughness.
• [48:30 – 50:57] Writing every day, the value of being yourself and getting people to start knowing you for your thinking.
• [50:58 – 53:10] Networking. Getting over social anxiety and conquering fears
• [53:11 – 56:36] Tom gives advice to young creatives and sheds light on an amazing industry
• [56:37 – 57:32] Outro

“The A-List” is a podcast produced by DiMassimo Goldstein, recorded at the Gramercy Post, and sponsored by the Adhouse Advertising School, New York’s newest, smallest, and hippest ad school. You can subscribe and rate the show on iTunes or listen along on SoundCloud. For updates on upcoming episodes and guests, be sure to like the A-List Podcast on Facebook and follow host Tom Christmann on Twitter.

Nov 29 2017

57mins

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Rank #15: The A-List Podcast with Greg DiNoto

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In the latest episode of The A-list Podcast, host and DiMassimo Goldstein CCO Tom Christmann is joined by Greg DiNoto, an award-winning creative and the founder and CEO of DiNoto, Inc.

His agency, which is based in Brooklyn, unlocks the potential in brands with compelling platforms that define a uniquely ownable emotional space – and drive content, experience, and engagement. DiNoto’s clients include Disney/Freeform, Corcoran Real Estate, Synchrony Financial, Deutsche Bank, OnVocal, and Untuckit. Prior to opening up his own shop, DiNoto was a Partner and Chief Creative Officer at Deutsch, where he helped the agency grow significantly.

During their conversation, DiNoto talks about launching his agency without having a client, the pros and cons of awards, the importance of networking, how freelancing can help you develop your personal brand, and much much more. Show notes below!

Show notes:

• [0:00 – 1:24] Intro
• [1:25 – 6:38] Growing up in Garden City, Long Island, and the TV spot that cultivated an enthusiasm in him for the advertising industry
• [6:39 – 16:30] DiNoto reflects on his time as a student at SUNY Albany and talks about the creative ways post graduates can stand out while hunting for a job
• [16:31 – 27:45] The early days of DiNoto’s career as a writer at both Greenstone Rabasca and Bozell, and his first award-winning campaigns
• [27:46 – 32:09] Donny Deutsch’s healthy disdain for award shows, being hungry, and the importance of networking
• [32:10 – 41:34] The difference between making and managing, why rivalry can be healthy, the pros and cons of awards, and the growing pains of a growing agency
• [41:35 – 49:43] Opening his own shop without a client, the advantages of freelancing, and how the advertising industry is all about people
• [49:44 – 56:36] What he looks for in new hires, creative athleticism, and how to work through a communications strategy
• [56:37 – 57:23] Outro

“The A-List” is a podcast produced by DiMassimo Goldstein, an inspiring action agency, recorded at the Gramercy Post, and sponsored by the Adhouse Advertising School, New York’s newest, smallest, and hippest ad school. You can subscribe and rate the show on iTunes or listen along on SoundCloud. For updates on upcoming episodes and guests, be sure to like the A-List Podcast on Facebook and follow host Tom Christmann on Twitter.

Nov 08 2018

57mins

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Rank #16: The A-List Podcast: Rob Schwartz

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The podcast that asks the world's top advertising professionals how they got started in the business. Hosted by Tom Christmann, CCO of DiMassimo Goldstein, an inspiring action agency in New York City.

This week on “The A-List” podcast, host and DiMassimo Goldstein Chief Creative Officer Tom Christmann is joined in the studio by Rob Schwartz, the Chief Executive Officer at TBWA\CHIAT\DAY New York. Before becoming CEO, Schwartz enjoyed a long and very successful career as a creative, winning nearly every advertising award under the sun and spearheading the creative behind some of the world’s most recognized brands such as Nissan, McDonald’s, VISA, and Thomson Reuters, among others. Rob is also the host of his own podcast titled “The Disruptor Series,” for which he interviews people who are disrupting business culture and life.

In this episode, Tom and Schwartz break down the differences and similarities between agencies in LA and New York, discuss the managerial prowess of pirates, and talk about how the position of CEO is still very much a creative role. Show notes below!

Show Notes:

[0:00 – 1:02] Intro
[1:03 – 4:12] Rob’s childhood in New York and aspirations of becoming a writer
[4:13 – 9:30] Rob’s story of tearing up his LSAT during the test
[9:31 – 11:20] Rob’s experience in a leadership training school
[11:21 – 15:50] The epiphany that ultimately launched Rob’s advertising career
[15:51 – 20:43] Becoming an ad geek historian
[20:44 – 26:50] Mentorship and the value of work ethic
[26:51 – 28:59] The fear of failure
[29:00 – 34:20] The difference between agencies in LA and New York
[34:21 – 36:27] Working with supreme talent at Team One
[36:28 – 39:20] Catching the eye of Chiat
[39:21 – 47:20] The transition from a creative to a CEO and why it’s cooler to be the pirates than the navy
[47:21 – 50:17] Rob’s advice to young creatives
[50:18 – 52:13] The future of advertising
[52:14 – 55:52] Recommended books and “The Disruptor Series”
[55:53 – 56:56] Outro

“The A-List” is a podcast produced by DiMassimo Goldstein, recorded at the Gramercy Post, and sponsored by the Adhouse Advertising School, New York’s newest, smallest, and hippest ad school. You can subscribe and rate the show on iTunes or listen along on SoundCloud. For updates on upcoming episodes and guests, be sure to like the A-List Podcast on Facebook and follow host Tom Christmann on Twitter. If you want to be interviewed for an upcoming episode, contact us at AdhouseNYC.com.

May 17 2017

57mins

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Rank #17: The A-List Podcast: Roger Camp

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In the latest episode of “The A-List” podcast, host and DiMassimo Goldstein CCO Tom Christmann is joined by the hilarious Roger Camp, Partner and Chief Creative Officer of San Francisco based Camp+King. During his 20+ years in advertising, Camp has been awarded every major creative award under the sun and has worked on some of the world’s biggest brands, such as Amazon, Nike, Virgin Atlantic, Coca-Cola, and Adidas. He’s about as A-list as they come.

Tune in to hear all about how Camp likes to get naked with his dad, the three-fail rule, how to make brands and businesses conversation worthy, and much much more. Full episode and show notes below!

Show Notes:

[0:00 – 1:36] Intro
[1:37 – 7:08] Roger talks about growing up in Jersey, getting naked with his salt of the earth father, and his childhood aspirations of becoming an artist
[7:09 – 10:24] Attending SVA and falling in love with advertising
[10:25 – 19:30] The importance of being able to make mistakes, Roger’s first ads, and working on Comedy Central
[19:31 – 22:48] Heroes in the industry, getting fired, and the power of remaining optimistic
[22:49 – 27:53] Roger discusses his short stint at BBDO and finally getting a gig at Cliff Freeman & Partners
[27:54 – 31:28] The culture at Camp + King and the importance of working with people you like
[31:29 – 35:54] The importance of a brand voice and more advice for young writers
[35:55 – 37:44] Brand behaviors
[37:45 – 41:59] Cliff Freeman’s “Cliffisms”
[42:00 – 49:00] Working at Wieden+Kennedy, the actors strike, and the value of a planner
[49:01 – 51:49] The Camp+King positioning and being conversation worthy
[51:50 – 52:41] Outro

“The A-List” is a podcast produced by DiMassimo Goldstein, recorded at the Gramercy Post, and sponsored by the Adhouse Advertising School, New York’s newest, smallest, and hippest ad school. You can subscribe and rate the show on iTunes or listen along on SoundCloud. For updates on upcoming episodes and guests, be sure to like the A-List Podcast on Facebook and follow host Tom Christmann on Twitter.

Aug 09 2017

52mins

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Rank #18: The A-List Podcast: Bobby Hershfield

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The A-List Podcast: Bobby Hershfield by Tom Christmann

Oct 03 2017

54mins

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Rank #19: The A-List Podcast: Tiffany Rolfe

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Sep 27 2018

55mins

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Rank #20: The A-List Podcast: Bill Oberlander

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This week on “The A-List” podcast, host and DiMassimo Goldstein CCO Tom Christmann chats with his long-time friend and former boss, Bill Oberlander, the executive creative director at OBERLAND. Bill has worked as a creative executive at many top agencies, including JWT New York, Cossette New York, McCann Erickson, Ogilvy & Mather, and Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners. Working on such global accounts as Microsoft, Estee Lauder, Intel and Nike, Bill has helped reinvent brands with his iconic and transformational campaigns.

Tune in as Bill and Tom discuss what it takes to break into advertising in New York City, why philanthropy is important for both brands and people, and how today’s creatives can build a portfolio that gives Bill goosebumps.

Show Notes:

• [0:00 – 2:05] Intro
• [2:06 – 5:17] Bill and Tom discuss working together at Kirshenbaum
• [5:18 – 8:23] Bill’s childhood in South Amboy, NJ, attending an all-boys Catholic high school, and dreaming of a future in the arts
• [8:24 – 13:25] Studying business communications and visual communications at the University of Delaware, and falling in love with advertising
• [13:26 – 15:17] Moving to NYC, couch surfing, and landing his first advertising gig
• [15:18 – 19:49] Becoming an art director at McCaffrey & McCall
• [19:50 – 30:57] Learning the ropes at McCann, working on the Coca-Cola account, and scheduling his first shoot without client approval
• [30:58 – 35:08] Being recruited by Richard Kirshenbaum as his art director, and faking it until he made it
• [35:09 – 41:13] Bill’s first big campaign at Kirshenbaum: El Presidente Spiced Brandy
• [41:14 – 48:49] Reinventing Snapple with the famous “Snapple Lady” campaign
• [48:50 – 56:49] Working at Robin Hood Foundation, the importance of building brands with purpose, and launching Oberland
• [56:50 – 61:16] What Bill looks for when reviewing portfolios today
• [61:17 – 62:44] Outro
“The A-List” is a podcast produced by DiMassimo Goldstein, recorded at the Gramercy Post, and sponsored by the Adhouse Advertising School, New York’s newest, smallest, and hippest ad school. You can subscribe and rate the show on iTunes or listen along on SoundCloud. For updates on upcoming episodes and guests, be sure to like the A-List Podcast on Facebook and follow host Tom Christmann on Twitter. If you want to be interviewed for an upcoming episode, contact us at AdhouseNYC.com.

Jul 26 2017

1hr 2mins

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