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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 NYC.

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

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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!

iTunes Ratings

41 Ratings
Average Ratings
38
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1
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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
Read more
great conversations with advertising leaders!
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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 NYC.

Rank #1: The A-List Podcast: Paul Fix

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The A-List Podcast: Paul Fix by DiMassimo Goldstein

Jan 31 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #2: The A-List Podcast with Ari Weiss

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Dec 13 2018

1hr 12mins

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Rank #3: The A-List Podcast: Nick Law

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[0:00 – 2:10] Intro
[2:11 – 2:20] Growing up in Sydney, the benefits of a “feral” upbringing, avoiding school & enjoying art
[4:46 – 8:18] Drawing, discovering graphic design, getting into art school
[8:19 – 11:06] First jobs and how to become a master
[11:07 – 12:54] Are big ideas that important?
[12:55 – 15:16] The importance of not taking the first job you land, the difficulty of unlearning bad habits
[15:17 – 21:58] Taking a gap year, starting at Pentagram and moving in advertising in 1988, moving to New York in 1994, entering the dot com boom and the internet
[21:58 – 27:40] the “strange delicious isolation” before the internet and the unavoidable future of it
[27:41 – 42:40] How creatives can use the newest tools and executing ideas at the speed of thought
[42:40 – 1:05] Observe behavior before building a brand, the power of storytelling, technology connectivity
[1:06 – 1:03:24] Outro

Jun 27 2019

1hr 3mins

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

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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.

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: Karl Lieberman

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[0:00 – 2:55] Intro
[2:56 – 7:42] Having an artistic childhood in New Jersey with a painter mother and a doctor father
[7:43 – 13:00] Exposure to the advertising world, learning jobs don’t have to stuck, pursuing art at The University of Delaware
[14:30 – 25:29] Interning at Mother London, getting a portfolio invention, partnering with art director Brandon Henderson and landing first jobs
[25:29 – 30:05] Working with hero Jeff Kling (Miller High Life) in the creative department, writing a basketball blog, connecting the dots between writing and writing ads
[30:05 – 37:35] Writing Dos Equis’s The Most Interesting Man in the World campaign
[38:40 – 39:57] Working harder post Dos Equi’s campaign
[39:58 – 52:40] From Gyro to Mother then eventually Wieden + Kennedy, and the importance of briefs
[39:58 – 55:45] Defining “good ideas,” the future of advertising, and the power of the internet
[55:45 – 59:16] Droga5 Superbowl spots Walking Dead and Game of Thrones
[59:16 – 1:00:38] Outro

Jun 20 2019

1hr

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Rank #7: The A-List Podcast: Franklin Tipton & Libby Brockhoff

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Dec 06 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #8: The A-List Podcast: John Patroulis

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In this season’s premiere episode, host and DiMassimo Goldstein CCO Tom Christmann returns to the recording booth to interview John Patroulis, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of Grey Global Group.

Prior to joining Grey, Patroulis spent six years at BBH New York, joining as the agency’s Chief Creative Officer before being named its first-ever Creative Chairman in 2015. Under his leadership, BBH became one of the most awarded agencies in New York City.

Tune in to hear how Patroulis went from swinging a sledgehammer in Toledo, Ohio, to becoming one of the most decorated creatives in the industry. His adventure-filled career journey will leave you feeling inspired.

• [0:00 – 1:26] Intro
• [1:27 – 5:02] Growing up in Toledo, Ohio as the son of teachers, and having an early affinity for reading
• [5:03 – 9:58] Patroulis talks about attending the Ohio State University without a “plan”, bouncing around different majors before eventually landing on English Literature
• [9:59 – 17:39] Spending his college summers swinging a sledgehammer at a concrete pipe factory, and what he learned from boxing
• [17:40 – 26:13] Patroulis talks about couch surfing after college, shares a funny story about being night watchman, and recounts his time working as a bartender at a punk rock club in Wrigleyville called The Cubby Bear
• [26:14 – 38:51] How Patroulis developed a relationship with a famous NYC-Filmmaker Charles Lane while bartending at the Riviera Cafè
• [38:52 – 52:38] The amazing story of how Patroulis met David Angelo, and how that friendship propelled him to get his book together, ultimately landing his first advertising job at N.W. Ayer
• [52:39 – 1:01:26] Getting an offer from Chiat/Day, the importance of working on your craft, what he learned under Gerry Graf, and the responsibility of being irresponsible.
• [1:01:27 – 1:02:40] How bad meetings can serve a purpose
• [1:02:41 – 1:09:29] Moving to Chiat/Day’s San Francisco office to work on Adidas, and how Chuck McBride taught him the importance of caring about every little detail, all the way to the end
• [1:09:30 – 1:13:05] The story behind the famous Adidas commercial, “Hello Tomorrow” directed by Spike Jonze
• [1:13:06 – 1:15:40] The difference between being a “doer” and a leader
• [1:15:41 – 1:19:07] Co-founding his own agency T.A.G., and launching Halo 3
• [1:19:08 – 1:23:42] Going to BBH, and what he learned from John Hegarty’s endless optimism
• [1:23:43 – 1:25:09] Working at Grey, being confident in yourself, and doubling down on creativity
• [1:25:10 – 1:26:47] Patroulis explains why he thinks it’s a great time to be in advertising, and why he’s so excited for the future
• [1:26:48 – 1:28:30] Patroulis shares one piece of advice to young creatives trying to break into the industry – “care”
• [1:28:31 - 1:29:35] 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 13 2018

1hr 29mins

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Rank #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: The A-List Podcast: Kash Sree

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In this week’s episode of “The A-List” podcast, host and DiMassimo Goldstein Chief Creative Officer Tom Christmann chats with the brilliant Kash Sree, Group Creative Director at gyro New York. Kash has worked at many of the top agencies across the world, from SS&K to Perreira & O’Dell, JWT, BBH New York, and Wieden + Kennedy. Working on such global accounts as Vaseline, DeBeers, Axe, Nintendo and Nike, Kash has helped create some of the industry’s most iconic campaigns, including Nike’s “Hackeysack” spot with Tiger Woods. Kash was also the recipient of an Emmy and a Cannes Grand Prix for his inspiring work on two different Nike campaigns in the same year.

Tune in to hear Kash discuss his journey from martial arts teacher to art director to copywriter, what he looks for in creative talent today, and why kindness – to yourself and others – is key. Full episode and show notes below!

Show Notes

• [0:00 – 1:55] Intro
• [1:56 – 7:42] Growing up in East London, eating Kentucky Fried Chicken every day, and trying not to be noticed at school.
• [7:43 – 10:20] Working as a kung fu instructor and trading in martial arts for design school
• [10:21 – 18:19] Beginning his journey into advertising and proving his professor wrong
• [18:20 – 20:52] The importance of research in being a great creative and making a great ad
• [20:53 – 30:05] Getting fired from Ogilvy after 5 months and moving to Singapore
• [30:06 – 34:22] Learning to stand up for his work and switching from art direction to copywriting
• [34:23 – 39:05] Getting a crash course in advertising
• [39:06 – 44:09] Seeking inspiration in culture and applying lessons from martial arts to advertising
• [44:10 – 50:12] “Staying stupid” to avoid bad briefs
• [50:13 – 61:43] Being motivated by fame, getting sued and winning an award
• [61:44 – 69:42] How today’s creatives can impress Kash
• [69:43 – 71:06] 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.

Jun 15 2017

1hr 11mins

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Rank #12: The A-List Podcast: Mike Lescarbeau

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[0:00 – 2:22] Intro
[2:23 – 7:50] Writing 200 headlines with Tom McElligott and growing up in Minnesota
[7:51– 18:14] The natural ease of writing copy and early advertising experiences
[18:15 – 25:50] Moving from advertising to HR
[25:51 – 31:25] How to make interviews safer spaces
[31:26 – 37:42] Embracing Millennials and dealing with hard clients
[37:43 – 50:10] Breaking down barriers with other people and being inclusive
[50:11 – 58:17] First steps in helping a company hire
[58:18 – 1:00:07] Outro

Jul 11 2019

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Rank #13: The A-List Podcast: Dan Kelleher

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In the latest episode of “The A-List” podcast, host and DiMassimo Goldstein Chief Creative Officer Tom Christmann sits down with creative maestro Dan Kelleher, Chief Creative Officer at Deutsch. Dan has worked at many of the world’s most renowned agencies, including Saatchi & Saatchi, BBDO, Cliff Freeman & Partners, and DeVito/Verdi. His work for brands such as BMW, DIRECTV, General Mills, FedEx, and Guinness has earned some of the industry’s top awards. Bill Clinton once said that his favorite commercials were the “Cable Effects” spots for DIRECTV, which Kelleher helped bring to life. Dan was also responsible for bringing us the BMW Super Bowl ad, “Newfangled Idea,” which Ad Age ranked among the best Super Bowl ads of all time.

Tune in to hear Dan discuss how perseverance paved his path to success, what today’s creatives can learn from the “funny vs. not funny” wall, and why honesty is the key to great client relationships.

Show Notes

• [0:00 – 1:35] Intro
• [1:36 – 7:04] Growing up in Plainfield, New Jersey, being passionate about art and deciding that medical illustration wasn’t the right field for him
• [7:05 – 11:35] The Rocky of advertising: how perseverance landed him his first job in the print production department of Ammirati & Puris
• [11:36 – 20:39] Working on his portfolio, attending ad school, and learning the ropes from great bosses
• [20:40 – 29:32] Getting hired in his first creative role as junior art director at DeVito/Verdi
• [29:33 – 34:36] Moving to Cliff Freeman & Partners and selling his first TV spot for Staples
• [34:37 – 43:44] Lessons for young creatives from the “funny vs. not funny” wall
• [43:45 – 49:14] Dan and Tom discuss their time at BBDO working for Gerry Graf
• [49:15 – 54:32] Working at BBDO, getting more client interaction, and filming with Burt Reynolds
• [54:33 – 59:50] The importance of honesty in developing great client relationships
• [59:51 – 62:24] The value of building a strong agency culture
• [62:25 – 69:20] What Dan looks for in a portfolio today and his one piece of advice for young creatives
• [62:21 – 70:50] 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 to 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.

Jun 28 2017

1hr 10mins

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Rank #14: The A-List Podcast: Jamie Barrett

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On this week’s edition of The A-List Podcast, Jamie Barrett calls in to the studio for an inspiring interview with host and DiMassimo Goldstein CCO, Tom Christmann.

Barrett is the Founder and Executive Creative Director at barrettSF, an agency he launched in 2012. Before opening his own shop, Barrett made a name for himself as an esteemed creative, delivering world famous campaigns for many of the most renowned agencies in the industry such as Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Fallon, Wieden+Kennedy and Chiat\Day.

In this episode, learn all about Barrett’s life before advertising, where he spent one summer teaching tennis and windsurfing in the French Riviera and the next at a Bootcamp in Virginia. Hear what he learned working under some of the most iconic names in advertising, why he views his job as a glorified hobby, the importance of great account people, and much more. Show notes below!

• [0:00 – 1:27] Intro
• [1:28 – 12:22] Barrett reflects on his childhood, talks about teaching tennis and windsurfing in the French Riviera, and talks about his experience spending one summer at a boot camp in Virginia.
• [12:23 – 18:15] His time at Princeton University, aspirations of becoming a sportswriter, and the moment he realized he wanted to go into advertising
• [18:16 – 29:42] Trying to break into the industry, being denied 15 straight times, and the awesome story of the dinner with Pat Fallon and Tom Mcelligot that landed him a gig at Fallon
• [29:43 – 36:00] Barrett reflects on many of the amazing mentors he worked under before ultimately leaving Fallon to take a job a Chiat/Day in New York
• [36:01 – 39:40] His short yet meaningful time at Fallon, and the transition between being a writer and becoming an Associate Creative Director
• [39:41 – 50:00] Barrett talks about his different experiences at each of the agencies he worked at, and how they all helped shape the creative he is today
• [50:01 – 53:56] The importance of great account people, the emotional intelligence required of good creatives
• [53:57 – 1:01:26] Launching his own agency, why he doesn’t shy away from the word “advertising”, and the meaning behind the agency’s tortoise mascot
• [1:01:27 – 1:04:14] What he looks for in young creatives.
• [1:04:15 – 1:05:24] 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.

Oct 18 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #15: 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 #16: The A-List Podcast: Michael Bierut

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[0:00 – 1:56] Intro
[1:57 – 4:27] Growing up in non-starstudded Ohio and discovering his drawing talents.
[4:28 – 7:20] Serendipitously stumbling on the book “Aim High for a Career in Graphic Design / Art by S. Neil Fujita” at age 14 and starting art as a vocational trade.
[7:21 – 12:10] The benefits of social ineptitude and the nerve to push yourself creatively.
[12:10 – 17:57] The curse of ‘knowing the rules.’
[17:58 – 26:16] For the love of rules and parameters.
[26:17 – 28:16] Helvetica and 70’s font style at the University of Cincinnati
[28:17 – 33:35] The magnetic pull to New York City and working with mastermind Massimo Vignelli.
[33:36 – 36:10] The healthy side of a workaholic.
[36:11 – 38:16] Wisdom gained from 10 years with Vignelli and the importance of compelling ideas.
[38:17 – 43:08] Leaving Vignelli to become a partner at Pentagram in 1990.
[43:09 – 48: ] Working on the top-secret Hillary Clinton campaign logo.
[52:49 – 54:59] Outro

Jul 18 2019

54mins

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Rank #17: The A-List Podcast: 10 Lessons from Season 1

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Aug 16 2018

48mins

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Rank #18: 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 #19: 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 #20: The A-List Podcast: Bobby Hershfield

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The A-List Podcast: Bobby Hershfield by DiMassimo Goldstein

Oct 03 2017

54mins

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