Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sneak Preview of "A View From An AdGuy" Conversations

Originally posted October 12th, 2009

This is a sneak peek into the future series "A View From An AdGuy" Conversations.

This will likely go down as the single most wonderful experiences of my "AdGuy" life when I got sit down with the legendary George Lois.

George Lois is often described as “An Advertising Legend”, “The King of Madison Avenue”, or the “Leader of the Creative Revolution”. And he knows it. It’s a role he not only fits into well, but wears like an old coat; it’s not flashy, it’s not trying to impress anyone, it’s just a part of who he is. Amazing!
The video above was recorded in at the Paley Center for the Arts on Sept 23, 2009 during an exclusive sit-down with my student from the Creative Advertising program at Seneca College in Toronto. It’s kind of NSFW (Not Safe For Work); to give you an idea of just how NSFW it really was, one of the lines that didn’t make on the video comes when he’s describing how he deals with difficult clients:
"So he came to me and said the client didn’t like it. “Didn’t like it?” I said. “Well first off, fuck you, fuck your mother AND your sister.”
Sadly we had no way of capturing the complete interview (more like "Run with George" and folow the conversation). This a small highlight of the event done by one of graduates Ryan Fox Thomas.
I know he was a total inspiration to all, as he was to me when I was studying advertising.

Visit the George Lois Website for more inspiration and a run through his great career.

Thank you George.

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