Friday Forum – GSD&M
Tom Hamling & Shannon Moormen
#CircusForum The Creative Circus hosts special guests every Friday in the Carol Vick Bynum Theater as part of our Friday Forum Series. Special guests include top industry pros from Ad Agencies, Design Shops, & Top Companies, Circus Alumni & more!
These events are open to the public (mandatory for students, of course) so if you’re in the neighborhood, come by and enjoy what industry leaders have to say! Guests, RSVP to this event & check in at the front desk.
Friday, November 2nd 1:30 – 2:30
Tom Hamling, GCD|GSD&M
Creative Circus Alum – Copywriting (1999)
Shannon Moormen, VP, Talent |GSD&M
In 1971, some recent University of Texas graduates didn’t know you couldn’t open a national ad agency in a little college town known primarily for hippies and armadillos. They hustled their way into some presentations, came up with some smart ideas, and learned how to make money doing what they loved. And it worked. This courageous group helped elect a president, launch an airline, turn Walmart into a global retail force, even gave Texas its rallying cry. Their bravery is now our modus operandi. Today we are a global agency in the music, food and “weird” capital of the world. We’ve won the Super Bowl, cleaned up at Cannes and continue to help iconic brands win every day. We live by our core values and believe an agency should be able to think like the diverse, multicultural world that it’s talking with. We think it’s better to be honest than cool. We also play foosball in the agency bar, let our dogs come to work, and eat breakfast tacos for dinner.
Board Artist: Daniel Hunley