Monday, September 14, 2009

What the f*ck is a Creative Director?

Since I started this blog, I've been asked that exact question many times by non-ad industry folk. Well, there's no quick and easy answer. But, just maybe, by perusing this gallery of press portraits of CDs from around the world, you'll get a better feel for the elusive and mysterious Gods of advertising creativity (all images via BestAdsOnTV). Even though I'm only, technically, an associate creative director, I'll still add my pic to the modern madmen pile. Previously in Creative Directors: Donny Deutsch. Alex Bogusky. And, my brief, tense interview with David Lubars.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

So a male then? Black mock turtlenecks also seem to play a big part.

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A white male? that one guy...maybe that's just a tan.

9:46 AM  
Anonymous MariaC said...

I concur: CD=WM

11:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are the ladies?

Nancy Vonk & Janet Kestin for a start.

2:33 PM  
Anonymous -1-track-mind- said...

NOT Gods BUT Mere Mortals:

- The Card Sharks Brothers
- The Odd Man and the Sea
- Mr. Intenso Roboto
- Dim Bulb
- WWE's Thor the Gentle Barbarian
- The Rave-Fu Masters
- Town & Country
- The Avenger
- Fresh out of Bellevue
- Mr. Mega Hold
- Dust Jacket Man

3:38 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...


3:50 PM  
Blogger jos said...

The one thing not visible in these photos is massive, out-sized egos. Maybe a Google map from a few thousand feet up would do the trick.

2:05 PM  
Blogger natasha said...

strange. all men. where are the women in this industry!?

8:24 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

There are very, very, very few female CDs worldwide.

8:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Except for me.

12:35 PM  
Blogger camazan said...

apparently, the only non-male CDs are in canada. STILL waiting on the non-white, non-male CCO (maybe i'll be the first?)...

4:03 PM  

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