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Don’t Get Me Started

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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Episode 61: Steve Sandstrom

Originally published Sunday, September 6, 2009 Half an hour with award-winning designer and One Show board member Steve Sandstrom of Sandstrom Partners in Portland, OR.

33mins

12 Jan 2012

Rank #1

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Episode 192: Susan Credle, CCO of Leo Burnett

A lively and enlightening chat with the esteemed Chicago agency's generous, honest and wonderfully articulate creative leader.

34mins

11 Dec 2014

Rank #2

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Episode 126: Lisa Cochrane, SVP of Allstate Insurance

Visiting from Chicago, Lisa discusses traits that clients value in their agencies and the genesis and evolution of Allstate's award-winning "Mayhem" campaign. 

42mins

3 May 2012

Rank #3

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Episode 215: Mike Egan, Copywriter at Wieden + Kennedy

Dude is a genius, mostly due to the fact that he doesn't think he is.

38mins

12 Nov 2015

Rank #4

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Episode 182: Chris Beresford-Hill and Dan Lucey, ECDs at BBDO NY

A superstar CD team talks candidly about bosses, personal traits, selling great work and their own partnership.

40mins

24 Jul 2014

Rank #5

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Episode 133: Don Miller, CD at Ogilvy, New York

A lively and advice-packed chat with a studious, talented, seasoned and award-winning former partner of Dan's.

33mins

9 Aug 2012

Rank #6

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Episode 3: Eddie Snyder

Originally published Sunday, May 20, 2007 Dan and his guest, Fitzgerald+CO CCO Eddie Snyder, discuss inspiration, challenges, Atlanta, bad partners and philosophy.

30mins

3 Nov 2011

Rank #7

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Episode 32: Think – and use a Sharpie – more.

Originally published Sunday, July 13, 2008 Bruce Crocker is Design Director of Modernista in Boston. And he gets it.

31mins

12 Dec 2011

Rank #8

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Episode 123: Dave Damman, CCO of Carmichael Lynch

Dave shares his thoughts on hard work and focus. He's joined by Nicole Horton, the venerable Minneapolis agency's creative manager.

26mins

22 Mar 2012

Rank #9

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Episode 195: Chuck McBride, Founder and ECD of Cutwater

The SF-based, award-winning CD shares lessons learned from a career spent at some of America's best agencies.

32mins

5 Feb 2015

Rank #10

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Episode 18: An attempt to define design

Originally published Sunday, December 16, 2007 Spunlogic Creative Director Wade Forst talks about design influences, intelligence and interfaces.

26mins

5 Nov 2011

Rank #11

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Episode 4: Todd Goodale and Jim Basirico

Originally published Sunday, June 3, 2007 Being there when you’re needed, the joy of the 24-hour deadline, working in interactive and being comfortable with change.

38mins

3 Nov 2011

Rank #12

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Episode 232: Gerry Graf of Barton F. Graf

The five-time Ad Age Creativity 50 All-Star shares his thoughts on fighting for great work, "those twenty people," and the itch to create.

54mins

7 Jul 2016

Rank #13

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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.

39mins

14 May 2020

Rank #14

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Episode 5: David Baldwin

Originally published Sunday, June 3, 2007 A head-banging, meandering chat about the ad biz with the Chairman of the Board of the One Club and top creative dog at McKinney Silver in Durham, NC.

39mins

3 Nov 2011

Rank #15

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Episode 187: Victor Camozzi, SVP/GCD at GSD&M

According to podcast statisticians, this episode contains at least four keys to success in advertising. One: Stay macro to stay mellow.

31mins

2 Oct 2014

Rank #16

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Episode 259: Corinna Falusi, CCO and Partner at Mother New York

The move from CCO at a huge network to CCO at a small shop (with an actual kitchen in the middle). Also, on being different and knowing yourself.

34mins

3 Aug 2017

Rank #17

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Episode 225: Jeff Goodby of Goodby Silverstein & Partners

A casual chat with an industry great.

40mins

14 Apr 2016

Rank #18

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Episode 277: Jeff Perky, Owner/Art Director at Perky Bros

Visiting from Nashville, the designer and studio founder discusses the power of Pinterest boards, design strategy and process, the ideal client, outside influences, and empathy.

38mins

12 Apr 2018

Rank #19

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Episode 247: The Return of GS&P's Jeff Goodby

Jeff's second visit to the podcast is half an hour and 100% unedited. On stress, directing, five keys to creativity, and brands' roles in culture.

34mins

16 Feb 2017

Rank #20