I started interviewing people when I was 18 years old and a freshman at Franklin & Marshall College. One thing I know about myself—I have a journalist’s temperament, which I bring to the ad business, sometimes successfully. In this new collection of 18 interviews with 19 advertising professionals, there’s a series of successful moments where people I admire and respect get a chance to wax poetic about life, business, art, and more.
Some of the people featured in the book: Rob Schwartz, Luke Sullivan, Sally Hogshead, Amber Case, Douglas Lowell, John January, Ernie Schenck, G.B. Veerman, and Katherine Hollar Barnard. I’m honored that these fine ladies and gents ever agreed to speak freely with me in the first place. They know so much and do so much.
Looking back and reflecting on the collection and the common threads throughout, I think we all share a common desire to help others see the ad business as a place for dedicated professionals who care about one another and creativity’s role in growing businesses.
I hope you are ready to buy the book today, to read it, gift it, and review it. It’s a slim collection but one that took a dozen years to make.