172: Young ad pros get to predict Cannes winners

Henry Gomez and I bring you two young advertising talents who started The Loudest Roar last year, which they call the “Cannes Lion Fantasy League.” It’s an online communmity for young professionals to predict the winners at Cannes, and it’s growing in popularity worldwide. We’re delighted to welcome Chirag Khushalani and Samita Balakrishnan, two strategists […]

171: Freelance copywriter Ashley Rutstein carved a niche on TikTok.

Meet the host of Stuff About Advertising Ashley Rutstein. She’s a freelance copywriter, social media verteran, and the star of her own TikTok page where she talks about, well, Stuff About Advertising. And Henry Gomez and I had a fun and enlightening conversation with her. So many brands want to be on TikTok, but did […]

169: The Howard Gossage Show with Steve Harrison and Dave Dye

Two advertising industry giants join us today to talk about their new book, The Howard Gossage Show. Both Steve Harrison and Dave Dye have talked to us before. But today they arrive together as co-authors of a book as big as its subject matter. And a necessary teaching tool for all of us in the […]

168: Meet your new favorite intern

You need chutzpah to land an internship in our industry. Spell it any way you like, you gotta get the decision-maker’s attention. Which is why Henry Gomez and I are so delighted to introduce you to Kristina Olsen Pinjusic, a.k.a. “The Kristina,” your new favorite intern. She displayed enviable intrepidity and gutsiness and used LinkedIn […]

167: Meet Todd Turner, creator of laugh-out-loud creative training tool, Wash-A-Pig.

Todd Turner is a talented graphic designer who’s carved out a fun niche in Out of Home. Lately, he’s formed a partnership with Richard Molinaro called Up to Something in North Carolina. Todd and Richard create unforgettable OOH for brands, agencies and media companies. But it’s Todd’s side gig that grabbed our attention. Henry Gomez […]

166: These women routinely save the day.

No Single Individual is a unique business model. It is a company of woment strategists who work for legacy shops like Deutsch NY, FCB NY and TBWA\Chiat Day LA. Founded by Christine Olivas in 2021, No Single Individual is an “all-freelance firm [that] provides ancillary strategy and account teams to agencies across the globe, from […]

165: Ten traits of a strategist

My co-host Henry Gomez stays connected with other strategtists, especially on LinkedIn. He received an email recently from Mark Pollard, author of Strategy Is Your Words, and a well-known and respected strategist and strategy coach. Mark had compiled a list of the top ten traits he thought all strategists shared. My buddy Henry saw a […]

164: Elizabeth Gordon, GS&P’s newest young and restless account manager.

Henry Gomez and I relish every chance we get to feature a young advertising talent who is already shaking things up. This week we continue our series of interviews with recent grads of US and UK advertising programs. Allow us to introduce you to Elizabeth Gordon. Elizabeth is a 2023 grad of the U of […]

163: Are you creative director material?

Most creatives aspire to become creative director one day. And most creatives believe they have the chops to lead a creative department. But making the leap from art director or copywriter into a leadership role takes more than a promotion. Our guest this week is an old friend, TJ Bennett, owner and creative director at […]

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