Posts Tagged ‘Saatchi NY’

Expecting

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Fiber One deliver a hilarious new spot which has been featured as Creativity Magazine’s most popular spot of the day. Well done!

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Get Your Bowl On

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

It’s time to support a great cause at Chelsea Piers Bowlmor Lanes on Wednesday September 16th. For a $10 cash donation, you’ll get to bowl for 2 hours and all proceeds will go to our Égalité Up Our Alley team who will be participating in Bowl-A-Thon this November, benefiting Broadway Cares and Equity Fights AIDS.

Do you have to be a professional bowler? NO.
Do you have to be an average bowler? NO.
Do you have to have a heartbeat? YES.

You get the point. It’s all about having fun and getting to know each other while supporting a great cause.

We will select the teams and be on the hunt for best team name, most fashionable approach (that’s bowling speak for how you bowl the ball) and more. For those of you who do not feel like bowling, that’s ok! Come out and hang with the group to socialize and cheer on the players.

Please RSVP with justin.juarez@mediavestww.com.

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King St. Q&A W/ Alie Condon

Friday, August 28th, 2015

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Meet Alie Condon our new Senior Digital Account Manager. She used to be a journalist major, would rather open a gelato shop, and is the best seamless orderer you have ever seen. You can find her in LinkedIn, but be sure to stop by and say hello!

WHAT DO YOU DO AT SAATCHI & SAATCHI?
I am a Digital Senior Account Manager working on Olay.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
Ever, or in advertising? My first job was working as an associate in my Mother’s clothing store when I was 14. But my first advertising job was at Razorfish Health in Philly!

WHAT LED YOU ON THE PATH YOU’RE ON TODAY?
I entered college as a journalism major, but was worried about my job prospects at the time. During orientation, I met someone who knew she wanted to be in advertising. She completely sold me on it, and I switched majors immediately. And in a weird twist of fate, she also now works here at Saatchi NY as a writer!

WHAT ARE YOUR LOVEMARKS?
Spotify, Apple, and Boston sports (sorry not sorry, New York!)

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE AD (ALL TIME OR CURRENTLY)?
The Hershey’s commercial with the Kisses acting like bells to the song “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.” It comes on every year, and it gives me the warm and fuzzies every time I see it!

IF YOU NEVER HAD TO WORK AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO DO?
I would either live in a beach town in Italy somewhere and just open a gelato shop or something, or I would volunteer at an animal sanctuary. I have a huge love for dogs—my roommates and I have been part of a foster program for about a year now, and we love it!

FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN TO?
Italy, hands down. I’ve been 3 or 4 times now and have close friends there. I just went in July and I’m already trying to plan my next trip!

WHAT’S YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
My old family photo albums. I haven’t converted all of them digitally yet, so it would be a huge loss if something happened to them!

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE YOUTUBE VIDEO?
Oh, I’ve got a million of ‘em. When Meryl Streep and the Hemsworth brothers reenacted “Charlie Bit My Finger,” I watched it way too many times. Also, anything on the Bad Lip Reading channel will make me laugh every time.

WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU MAKE REALLY WELL?
I’m really excellent at pressing the “submit order” button on Seamless.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WARM-WEATHER NYC ACTIVITY?
I love going to Smorgasburg at the Brooklyn Bridge Park, then taking the food over to the grass with friends and a blanket, and then breaking out a bottle of wine while we enjoy our treats and the view!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHTIME SPOT NEAR THE OFFICE?
I suppose I don’t know yet, since I haven’t worked around here before.  But your suggestions are more than welcome!

WHAT’S YOUR GO TO KARAOKE SONG? (COME ON, WE KNOW YOU HAVE ONE).
I actually don’t have one because I’m terrified of singing in public. But if a group of people are singing, I will always join!

WHAT’S THE BEST MEAL YOU’VE EVER HAD?
This one’s easy. When I was last in Italy, I went to a vineyard in Montepulciano and had a four course meal where they paired a different wine with each course. It was a tempura zucchini flower for the app, mint infused pasta with fresh ricotta cheese, followed by duck with shallots and eggplant. Dessert was a few different cheeses that you could dip in honey. I won’t ever forget eating that!

IF YOU COULD BE THE WORLD RECORD HOLDER OF ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
The most likely scenario is “Most times anyone has pressed the snooze button in one morning.” But since we’re being aspirational, I would want to be fluent in the most languages!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CREATIVE PURSUIT?
Currently, it’s language. I want to be fluent in three languages, but so far I’m only at 1 and a half. Working on it though!

WHAT BLOGS/MAGAZINES/BOOKS/PAPERS/WEBSITES CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?
I hate to say this, but I’m on BuzzFeed a lot. I also check out Wired and Pardot quite a bit. I’m also a shameless Harry Potter fan :)

WHAT’S THE LAST GREAT EVENT YOU WENT TO?
I went to my first reeeeaally fancy wedding a few weeks ago, and after I picked my jaw up off the floor, I had an absolute blast!

WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
Think big picture. It really helps me to not sweat the small stuff, and move on to what actually matters in life.

WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE STORY?
I’ve had a bit of roller coaster last two years, health-wise. What I thought was a simple ankle sprain two summers ago turned into multiple surgeries, years of rehab, and lots of frustration at my sudden lack of athleticism.  I have a ways to go yet, but after being told I may never run again, I am finally on the right track towards being healthy and active —I can’t wait to prove my doctors wrong!

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Eavesdropper hits the streets

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

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Whether you were at last night’s New Directors’ Showcase or at Mete’s launch party for his new book, Eavesdropper: Overheard on the Streets, it has been a huge week for Saatchi New York and we couldn’t be more excited to end the summer on two high notes.

There were drinks, there was a book signing, but more importantly Mete was listening to every single conversation you had and is going to use it in his highly anticipated sequel.

Seriously though, you should take a look at Mete’s Instagram as well as the book and give him the support he deserve even if you couldn’t make it to his awesome party last night. Much of his inspiration comes from this office, who knows, maybe you are featured!

Check out a few pages from the book:

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NDS Sneak Peak part 2

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

As many of you already know, the New Directors’ Showcase is coming to New York TODAY. We will be hosting a one-off screening at the Museum of Modern Art Titus 1 Theater and can’t wait to show the first U.S. screening of the showcase and the special 25 x 25 film created by our showcase aulmni.

To get you ready for the evening’s events we wanted to share with you our esteemed talent for this year’s showcase. Check out their photos and bios below!

THE DETAILS:

Doors open at 6:00PM. Please use MoMA’s Film Department entrance at 11 West 53rd Street for access to the Titus 1 theater.

Attire is “smart”, so look your best, but there is no need to wear a suit and tie.

The after party is across the street at the China Grill at 60 W 53rd Street.

THE DIRECTORS:

Ben Knight – Denali

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Once upon a time, when Ben was fifteen, his Mom dropped him off at Kinko’s after school so he could use the computer there to layout and print a fake company letterhead for a fake magazine he made up called ‘Flow Magazine’.  The intent was to request a press pass to photograph the Beastie Boys at the Lollapalooza music festival.  Ben’s mom Gloria was supportive of the plan, and went so far as to leave a professional sounding outgoing message on their home answering machine: “Hello, you’ve reached the office of Flow Magazine…”  The credential was approved and security guards escorted Ben to the front of the stage a few weeks later.

Ben was born in North Carolina and quickly moved west to Colorado’s Rocky Mountains before finishing high school. He worked as a ski lift operator, a room service waiter and eventually snuck his way into a ten-year stint as a photojournalist at a daily newspaper until an affordable video camera came out that shot at 24 frames per second.  Ben recently received an honorary high school diploma from the Telluride High School in Colorado, and was recognized as one of National Geographic’s 2015 adventurer’s of the year for his work on the 2014 feature documentary ‘DamNation.’

Chandler Levack and Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux – Pup ‘Guilt Trip’

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Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux (an editor from Vancouver) and Chandler Levack (a writer from Toronto) met at the Canadian Film Centre. Since then, they’ve co-directed music videos for punk bands in North America and the UK. Their multi-video collaboration with their friends in PUP led to two 2014 UK Music Video Award nominations, and a Juno nod for “Video Of The Year.”  They are represented for music videos by OB Management in London and Reprobates in the USA.

Charlie Robins – ‘Netzwerk Falls Like Rain’

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Charlie Robins knew that he wanted to be a director early on.  He was so confident that he took a diversion into fine art – despite a kind-intentioned teacher, who told him that 99.9% of artists don’t make a penny from what they do.

Having carefully packed his eggs into the basket, Charlie worked at MTV2 then became a cinematographer for Rankin’s film team, creating fashion films by day, and scheming with (his one time directing partner in Charlie and Joe) Joe Alexander at night to create exciting music videos for the likes of Tinie Tempah, Chase and Status and MF Doom.

Striking out alone in 2014, Charlie’s first solo music video, for Klangkarussell’s “Netzwerk (Falls Like Rain)” featured Ukrainian daredevil – and now freedom fighter – Mustang Wanted, in a thrilling and legally challenging shoot.  The video went on to garner several international nominations, a Vimeo Staff Pick and several million views.

Charlie’s followed that up with a couple more music bangers: the trippy, animated flight through old school rave flyers for Dusky’s “YooHoo”, and a firework extravaganza for pop songstress Rae Morris.

Dent de Cuir – She’s Bad

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Dent De Cuir is a half-French / half-Canadian duo of directors.  The two-headed beast is popular for its music videos and interactive projects.  With a strong art direction background and bold graphic approach, the duo have been noticed for their hands-on and experimental approach.

Their work has received accolades from festivals all around the globe such as; SWSX, UKMVA, BMVA, Milano Film Festival, International Music Film Festival and Madrid Fashion Film Festival.  They have been featured in print and digital publications including; Nowness, Vice/Noisey, Arte, Konbini, UKF, Buzzfeed, Creative Review, Fluctuat, NET magazine, Digg and Wall Mag.

Dexter Navy – A$AP Rocky ‘L$D’

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The London-born filmmaker and photographer is regarded as one of the most innovative, fast paced, and exciting new talents in the industry.  Not only has Navy recently unveiled his first and solo photo exhibition, “36,” at Hoxton Gallery but he has also just shot music videos for the like of A$AP Rocky, the NBHD and Raury – some of the youngest most talented musicians in the industry who are on their way in the history books. Through the stylistic approach of Navy’s work, he takes us on both an untouched and uncensored ride through 21st-century youth culture.

Elizabeth Lo – ‘Hotel 22’

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Elizabeth Lo is an award-winning nonfiction filmmaker who seeks to find new, aesthetic ways of exploring the boundaries between species, class, and states of personhood.  Her short films have been showcased at festivals and venues across North America and Europe including; New York Times, Sundance, True/False, Hot Docs, and DOK Leipzig.  She has been nominated for an IDA Documentary Award, and is a recipient of the Telluride Student Symposium Fellowship, the UFVA Carol Fielding Grant, and the Enerson Foundation Breitrose Award. Elizabeth is currently an M.F.A. candidate in the Stanford University documentary film program.  She was born and raised in Hong Kong, and received her B.F.A. in film and English from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.  Elizabeth is currently in production on her next short:  Bisonhead follows a band of Ponderai Native American hunters on their controversial journey from Northern Montana to Yellowstone, to take part in the federal culling of 900 wild bison.

Erik Kissack – The Gunfighter

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Eric Kissack spent 10 years working as a feature film editor in New York and Los Angeles.  He had the pleasure of cutting funny films such as Role Model, Bruno, Cedar Rapids, The Dictator and Horrible Bosses 2.  In 2012 he directed his first feature Love, Sex & Missed Connections, an independent comedy that has won a dozen festival awards including; Best Narrative Feature at the Cleveland International Film Festival, Best Comedy at the Woods Hole Film Festival and the Special Jury Award for First Time Filmmaker at the Traverse City Film Festival.  In 2013, his short film Blessing in Disguise premiered at the Palm Springs Short Fest, and went on to win several awards on the festival circuit.  His most recent short film, The Gunfighter, has won over a dozen awards including the Audience Award for Best Short at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival.  He is now hooked on directing and not looking back.

Factory Fifteen – The Bug ‘Function / Void’

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Factory Fifteen are a London based design and directing collective formed by Jonathan Gales, Paul Nicholls and Kibwe Tavares. After studying architecture together at the Bartlett School, Jonathan, Paul and Kibwe formed Factory Fifteen as a multi-disciplinary collective, specialising in visual storytelling using film, CGI and visual effects.

Their short films and artwork have been exhibited around the world in festivals and events including; Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Onedotzero, Ars Electronica, Alphaville, The Creators Project, Frieze Art Fair, The Whitechapel Gallery, The Royal Academy, Africa International Film Festival and London Short Film Festival.

Guillaume Panareillo – Siska ‘Unconditional Rebel’

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After academic studies of plastic art and cinema, Guillaume kicked off a career in music, founding the band ‘10 rue de la Madeleine’.  Two albums and over 300 concerts across Europe later, he began a new career as a music video director in 2010.  Guillaume quickly gained attention thanks to his music video for New York band The Death Set, which received several awards including best indie music video at the UKMVAs, as well as best experimental film in the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival.  Late in 2013, Guillaume began directing his first commercials.

Helmi – Bugatti


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Born and raised in Paris, Helmi defines himself as an Image Maker: ”When people ask me what I’m doing, I generally answer that I’m just making images.”

A photographer as well as director, Helmi made his first music video for Brodinski feat Theophilus London.  As a director, Helmi likes to create a specific concept for each video he makes: the music video for Bonnie Banane feat WALTAAA, was a homage to street culture, its aesthetics and icons of the 90’s.  This video won the 2014 best urban music video budget at the UKMVA.  He directed TIGA’s last music video, ‘Bugatti’, a mix between 80s surrealism and alpine sports, recently nominated at D&AD for best editing. Helmi is also nominated at the D&AD for the Next director Award.

Kyungmin Woo – JohnnyExpress

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Johnny, a space delivery courier is traveling through space to deliver a package.  His ship soon arrives on a very small planet where he needs to deliver the package.  It is so small that he has to look through a magnifying glass to see it.  Johnny walks around the planet looking for the recipient.  However, he can’t find anyone or anything anywhere.

What Johnny doesn’t realize is that this advanced alien civilization is actually microscopically small, so small as to be nearly invisible.  As Johnny is moseying around the planet looking for his package’s recipient, he is destroying entire tiny purple alien cities.

Maria Takeuchi and Frederico Phillips – as·phyx·i·a

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About Maria Takeuchi:

Maria Takeuchi AKA ÉMU is a multi-instrumental music producer, based in Brooklyn, NY and originally from a small town in Japan.  Maria’s synesthetic composition, which appeals to other senses beyond hearing, expresses philosophy and emotion inspired by nature, nostalgia, and friction in the life in abstract, as if to paint on canvas by colored sound. Her sound is easily “visualized” by listeners.

Through her experience in a wide-range of genres originally as a bassist, she creates an interesting balance in a rhythm part.  Laid-back bass line and fractured rhythm of raw samples loosen the beats, then refined digital notes tighten it up.  Purposely integrated old tape recorder noise and dreamy resonated melody let songs be nostalgic and mellow. Intense unpredictable changes in almost every track take listeners to completely different atmosphere. Her music intertwines 80s electronic and modern digital sounds using analog and digital instruments.

About Frederico Phillips:

Originally from Portugal, with a Graphic Design background from Hyper Island School in Sweden.  Frederico is a Designer/Director using 3D as the main tool for communicating and bringing ideas to life, whilst attempting to strike a balance between being technical and artistic at the same time.  He loves pushing the envelope as far as he can, with sometimes complex ideas.  He has had the pleasure to work with several major studios in NY for the last 6 years on a multitude of projects on different roles such as Art director, Technical director, designer, animator, 3D generalist and Lighter. He enjoys dividing his time between commercial projects and personal art projects that keep the flame burning. He is a creative thinker inspired by all things visual.

Young Replicant – Flying Lotus ‘Coronus, The Terminator’

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Canadian born, Los Angeles raised director Alex Takacs began making videos under the Young Replicant moniker while studying design at UCLA.  With a dedication to narrative storytelling that belies a strong background in graphic arts, Alex has gone on to direct award-winning videos for critically acclaimed artists such as The XX, Purity Ring, Bonobo, Lorde, and Flying Lotus.  His commitment to poetic cinematography and naturalistic performances has marked him as a go-to director for arresting visuals with a strong emotional core.

Yvan Fabing – Garage

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A former art director turned photographer and director; Yvan Fabing honed his craft working as assistant to Sølve Sundsbø. Since striking out alone, he has shot for the likes of commercial clients such as Louis Vuitton Givenchy, Jimmy Choo, Fendi, Garage, LOVE and V magazines. With a fluidity of style that is endlessly energetic and dynamic, he embraces the body in motion in his film work, entwining fashion and luxury with a distinctive art-influenced sensibility.

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King St. Q&A W/ Devin McGillivary

Friday, August 21st, 2015

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Meet our new Copywriter, Devin McGillivary. He likes to put ©’s next to different words, collects posters, and wanted to be an astronaut. He has an awesome personal website, enjoys posting to his Instagram from time to time, and wants for you to connect with him on LinkedIn. Most importantly however, he wants you to come say hello in person!

WHAT DO YOU DO AT SAATCHI & SAATCHI?
Put © next to different words.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
I was a host at a restaurant that closed down after I left because I was their heart and soul.

WHAT LED YOU ON THE PATH YOU’RE ON TODAY?
I’ve wanted to do this since ever since I was about 13 and gave up on the whole Astronaut thing.

WHAT ARE YOUR LOVEMARKS?
Field Notes, Google, there are probably more, but I can’t think of any right now.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE AD (ALL TIME OR CURRENTLY)?
In the past couple years- This:

Anything from this series:

I understand that’s four answers, and I’m sorry.

IF YOU NEVER HAD TO WORK AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO DO?
Learn to fly and fly all different types of planes. They’ve fascinated me since I was little.

FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN TO?
Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA. But only in the summer.

WHAT’S YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
I’ve got a mid-sized collection of posters that I’m pretty fond of.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE YOUTUBE VIDEO?

WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU MAKE REALLY WELL?
On special occasions I take pasta from the box, boil it and combine it with the savory tones of whatever Ragu my grocery store had in stock.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WARM-WEATHER NYC ACTIVITY?
Applying sunscreen.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHTIME SPOT NEAR THE OFFICE?
Google says there’s a Hale & Hearty nearby, so that.

WHAT’S YOUR GO TO KARAOKE SONG? (COME ON, WE KNOW YOU HAVE ONE).
“I Believe in a Thing Called Love” by The Darkness

OR “Piano Man” by Billy Joel.

You have to have backups, you see.

WHAT’S THE BEST MEAL YOU’VE EVER HAD?
The tasting menu at a restaurant called Field. Thank you, clients.

IF YOU COULD BE THE WORLD RECORD HOLDER OF ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I think I currently hold it for biggest appreciator of rainy days. Love ‘em.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CREATIVE PURSUIT?
I’ll get flogged if I say anything other than writing, yeah?

WHAT BLOGS/MAGAZINES/BOOKS/PAPERS/WEBSITES CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?
XKCD, the Agency Spy comments, Reddit

WHAT’S THE LAST GREAT EVENT YOU WENT TO?
I got to go to E3 this year. That was pretty rad.

WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
Going to use a quote here, because it makes me look like the kind of guy who uses quotes:

“Keep your head up in failure, and your head down in success.” – Jerry Seinfeld

WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE STORY?
Answering every question in this questionnaire.

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Saatchi Ink Inc.

Monday, August 17th, 2015

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Smile! Looking good Saatchi New York.

We don’t always get together for group photos, but when we do you better believe that we are all wearing matching temporary tattoos. Last time we got together we were all wearing our matching outfits on Dress Like Matilda Kahl Day on April 23rd. It is always a ton of fun to knock our heads together in the Atrium, so you better believed we jumped at the chance to do so again.

Team building doesn’t always have to be complicated, sometimes its something as simple as getting everyone together in one room.

Check out the design below, a killer little piece of work created by one of our interns this summer. #SaatchiInk

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King St. Q&A W/ Lauren Miller

Friday, August 14th, 2015

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Meet our new Senior Copywriter, Lauren Miller. She is a world renowned Disney karaoke master, Would rather be saving the elephants, and would tell you to start getting into podcasts. She is pretty cool, so go on and introduce yourself!

 

WHAT DO YOU DO AT SAATCHI & SAATCHI?
I make believe and then I make ads.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
My first job ever was for a consumer research company. I would cold call people to get them to come in for focus groups. Two studies I remember most fondly were about window treatments and chewing gum. So technically, my first job was in the advertising field, even though I’m not sure it counts.

WHAT LED YOU ON THE PATH YOU’RE ON TODAY?
I read a memoir called Dry by Augusten Burroughs just before college. It’s ultimately about Augusten’s battle with alcoholism. But in it, he’s also a copywriter in New York. And though it may sound like a strange thing to be inspired by, it’s what gave me the idea to be a copywriter.

WHAT ARE YOUR LOVEMARKS?
Dogs. Bulleit Rye Whiskey. McNally Jackson Books. Dr. Pepper. Netflix.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE AD (ALL TIME OR CURRENTLY)?
Before HBO Go’s “Awkward Family Viewing”, there was this great little campaign for the same brand called “The Story You Could be Watching”. I’ve always loved it.

IF YOU NEVER HAD TO WORK AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO DO?
Easy. Write novels and save elephants.

FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN TO?
I’ve only been out of the country once and it was to Melbourne, Australia. I petted koalas and kangaroos. Within the US and besides New York, I’m a big fan of Seattle.

WHAT’S YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
I’m not sure it’s right to call him a possession but if there was a fire in my apartment right now, the only thing I would care about losing is my dog, Czecho. So I’ll go with him, even though I consider him a person, not a possession.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE YOUTUBE VIDEO?
I’m not sure why but this one makes me laugh. Every time. And it really makes me want a baby goat, too.

WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU MAKE REALLY WELL?
Sentences.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WARM-WEATHER NYC ACTIVITY?
I like outdoor concerts and taking my dog to the park.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHTIME SPOT NEAR THE OFFICE?
I guess I’ll have to find out. But I’m coming from Hell’s Kitchen so I’m optimistic about the new possibilities.

WHAT’S YOUR GO TO KARAOKE SONG? (COME ON, WE KNOW YOU HAVE ONE).
Alright, I’ll admit it. I’m somewhat of a karaoke master. My all-time classic is “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid but recently “Let it Go” from Frozen has become a crowd favorite. I have a bit of a Disney thing going on.

WHAT’S THE BEST MEAL YOU’VE EVER HAD?
I had the tasting menu at the sadly now-defunct WD-50 once and it was fascinating. $600. But fascinating.

IF YOU COULD BE THE WORLD RECORD HOLDER OF ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
The person who’s saved the most elephants from poachers.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CREATIVE PURSUIT?
Writing. Which works out well since that’s what I do for a living.

WHAT BLOGS/MAGAZINES/BOOKS/PAPERS/WEBSITES CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?
I couldn’t live without books in general. I have a tiny apartment but it’s filled with books.

Also, I’ve recently gotten into Podcasts and I really love TED Radio Hour.

WHAT’S THE LAST GREAT EVENT YOU WENT TO?
I saw First Aid Kit (a Swedish folk band) play at Central Park recently. I actually saw their first show in the US at SXSW in 2010. So it’s been awesome to watch them grow through the years. Definitely worth a listen, I think.

WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
Hakuna Matata.

WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE STORY?
My entire family lives in Texas. So moving to New York City wasn’t something I ever thought I would actually be able to do, especially just out of college.

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