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Ramsey Naja
Ramsey Naja

Regional Chief Creative Officer
JWT Middle East North Africa

The first thing that springs to mind when you think about Middle Eastern advertising is that you don’t really think about Middle Eastern advertising.
That’s why we decided to think about it. Other issues tend to take center stage when the region is mentioned, but despite all, a [...]

Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith

The issue of minorities working within the US advertising industry has caused much debate in recent years. Many believe that blacks, Hispanics, Asians and others are underrepresented in the employee rosters of agencies, and feel this is detrimental to creating advertising for a consumer base that grows increasingly diverse. These claims have even led to the possibility of a class action lawsuit filed against Madison Avenue by civil rights lawyer Cyrus Mehri.

Stefan Sagmeister
Stefan Sagmeister

Graphic Designer/Typographer
Sagmeister Inc.
The IHAVEANIDEA Creatives section, with few exceptions, has long been the domain of illustrious advertising creative directors from around the world. But just like how the ad industry must travel into other realms to find truly inspirational creative work, sometimes we at IHAVEANIDEA meet non-advertising creatives that are just so fascinating that we want [...]

Bob Moore
Bob Moore

For some people, home is wherever you rest your head at night. For others, home is a specific place, and no matter where life takes you in this great big world, you’re always drawn to the familiarity of ‘home.’

Dominique Trudeau
Dominique Trudeau

Here’s a short excerpt of a recently overheard conversation between Dominique and another Montreal creative director we shall refer to as “Creative Director A” for the benefit of this short exercise:

Creative Director A: You’re the interactive guy.
Dominique: Well yes, but I do everything now.

Robert Wong
Robert Wong

Chief Creative Officer
Google Creative Lab

How do you go from a career of left brain number crunching  to being a right brain heavyweight at Google Creative Lab? You could try doing things the Robert Wong way, but then that would require you to  be born Chinese, live in the Netherlands and become an accountant in Canada [...]

Tony Granger
Tony Granger

Worldwide Chief Creative Officer
Young & Rubicam
Where do you hope to be in your professional career ten years from now? Five years? A year? Most of us don’t even have the slightest idea about what we’ll have for lunch tomorrow. Not that Tony Granger has his objectives mapped out to that level of detail, but the [...]

Andrew Keller
Andrew Keller

Partner/Co-Executive Creative Director
Crispin Porter + Bogusky
When you enter the ad industry, something becomes very clear rather quickly : everybody in the world wants to work at Crispin, even if they don’t know it yet. Be it for the wacky Burger King campaigns, Alex Bogusky’s personal guitar lessons, or the clean air you’ll breathe in the [...]

PJ Pereira
PJ Pereira

Chief Creative Officer & Co-Founder
Pereira & O’Dell
PJ Pereira is somewhat of an overachiever. After fulfilling every creative’s career long dream of leaving the day job, starting his own agency and winning a couple of Cannes Grand Prix, he moved on to become the Executive Creative Director at one of the most innovative and fast growing [...]

Rei Inamoto
Rei Inamoto

Global Creative Director
AKQA
Hey advertising creatives! Allow me to let you all in on a little secret about the future of the ad business. Are you ready? Here it goes…
The future is digital.
Wait a second. Didn’t Brett already say those exact words a few interviews back? Maybe so, but it bears repeating when you’re sitting down [...]

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