Don’t Get Me Started

Every two weeks, Circus Department Head Dan Balser gets into the heads of some of the industry’s legends and future stars. Hear here.



Hosted by Dan Balser, Advertising Department Head at The Creative Circus in Atlanta, this is a biweekly conversation about advertising. But it’s not just about the industry; it’s about the people in it.


Featured Podcasts

  • Episode 51: Dan with Dan. As in Wieden

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  • Episode 106: David Lubars, CCO BBDO North America

    Episode 106 Check out this episode

  • Episode 114: Ted Royer, ECD at Droga5

    Episode 114 Check out this episode

  • Episode 97: Mike Byrne, CD at Anomaly in NYC

    Episode 97 Check out this episode

  • Episode 79: Nick Law, CCO R/GA

    Episode 79 Check out this episode

  • Episode 36: Luke Sullivan, CD at GSDM

    Episode 36 Check out this episode

  • Episode 148: Laurent Simon, CD Adam & Eve DDB London

    Episode 148 Check out this episode

  • Episode 111: Nancy Vonk, Co-CCO of Ogilvy & Steve Mykolyn, CCO of Taxi

    Episode 111 Check out this episode

  • Episode 105: Mike Smith & Greg Hahn of BBDO

    Episode 105 Check out this episode

  • Episode 126: Lisa Cochrane, SVP of Marketing at Allstate Insurance

    Episode 126 Check out this episode

  • Episode 157: Mike Lear, CD The Martin Agency

    Episode 157 Check out this episode

  • Episode 41: Andy Azula, CD at The Martin Agency

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  • Episode 165: Brandon Pierce, CD at Sid Lee

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  • Episode 112, Stacey Lee, CW at Mother in NY

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  • Episode 130: David Fowler, ECD at Ogilvy NY

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  • Podcast: Colin Gray, Copywriter at GSD&M

    Colin Gray, a copywriter at GSD&M in Austin, TX, reflects on his career to date and offers some advice for other young creatives trying to break into the biz.

  • Podcast: Ted Royer, Executive Creative Director at Droga 5

    Like the agency where he’s partner and ECD, Ted Royer is passionate, engaging, independent and hard to ignore.

  • Podcast: Recent Circus Grads, Rachel, Sara and Shannon

    Days after their graduation, Rachel Carlson, Sara Steinberg and Shannon Hollsten remember school and look forward to their careers.

  • Podcast: Stacey Lee from Mother, New York

    After ten years as a writer on three continents, Stacey’s circuitous career path has placed her where she always knew she’d be.

  • Podcast: Steve Mykolyn, Taxi & Nancy Vonk, Ogilvy Toronto

    Forty minutes of ad talk, spoken in Canadian English, featuring Steve Mykolyn of Taxi and Nancy Vonk of Ogivly Toronto is this week’s ear candy.


  • Podcast: Tim Guy, Creative Director from AKQA, San Francisco

    A graphic designer by trade, Tim is also a Creative Director at AKQA in San Francisco.

  • Podcast: Bill Rosen, President and Chief Creative Officer at Arc Worldwide

    A candid chat with Bill Rosen, President & CCO of Arc Worldwide is now available on the podcast for your listening pleasure.



  • Podcast: Cooper Smith, Big-time New York Ad Guy

    Cooper has been an energetic, enthusiastic, working writer for four years, but he has the wisdom and perspective of a much more jaded soul.


  • Podcast: Lance Parrish from kbs+p, NY

    Lance talks about the adjustments he’s made transitioning from Creative Circus student to working art director at Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners.

  • Podcast: David Lubars, Chairman and CCO of BBDO North America

    David Lubars is Chairman and CCO of BBDO North America. He has 64 Cannes Lion awards in his office, and he gave 30 minutes to Episode 106 of DGMS.

  • Podcast: Mike Smith & Grag Hahn, ECDs from BBDO

    The award-winning ECD team responsible for some of BBDO’s great work for HBO talk about talent, balance, and doing one “for you”.

  • Podcast: Susan Corbo, Creative Director at BBH, NY

    Susan’s second visit to the podcast covers her new roles as a talented, patient creative director and a devoted, loving mom.

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Find all of Dan's podcasts over at Liberated Syndication (libsyn).