March 21, 2019Comments are off for this post.

WOLF & SHEPHERD WALKS THE WALK

The Drum magazine's Creative Director's Choice is a chance for creative directors to highlight some work outside their own that's making a difference. In a recent feature, Ryan takes a shine to Wolf & Shepherd, a company who's social media pixel game is totally point. Read the article here if you missed it:

I like shoes, I always have. When I was a kid, I inherited a bunch of unique items from my grandfather, one of which was a pair of size 11 elephant skin oxfords. He must have bought them in the 50s, likely in a country where that kind of thing was not yet frowned upon. I remember sporting them to a shoe store, where the salesmen gathered around, staring in awe and wondering how this 11-year-old kid had a pair of handmade elephant skin oxfords. Unfortunately, I hit puberty and grew out of the oxfords, but not my love of shoes.

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March 20, 2019Comments are off for this post.

IF I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW… I WOULD HAVE BEEN A BETTER CAPITALIST

Ryan, our Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, learned valuable lessions while growing Circus Maximus. Recently, he was asked to share his insights with AdAge. Here's the article in case you missed it:

I had the good fortune of starting my career at an irresponsibly creative agency that insulated people like me from the financial practicalities of running a business (our own as well as our clients'). We were barely even an agency, really. We were a group of professional "imaginators" living in a creative reality distortion field. It was fantastic.

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March 19, 2019Comments are off for this post.

KIMPTON HOTELS EXPANDING OUR STAY HUMAN CAMPAIGN

In February 2018, we created the Stay Human campaign for Kimpton Hotels. We were really proud of the results and even prouder to see that our campaign laid the foundation for Kimpton's new guest room experience initiative which was recently featured in Adweek. Here's the article if you missed it:

Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, a boutique hotel brand of IHG, today is rolling out a new initiative that will let guests book special rooms at many of its hotels and participate in unique experiences offered in each, all designed to let them enjoy deeper human experiences.

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March 5, 2019Comments are off for this post.

BLACK CREATIVES ARE HELPING RESHAPE THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

Our Content Strategy Director, Ashley Richardson-George, was recently featured in AdWeek with new perspectives on current Hollywood trends, and offers a blueprint on achieving genuine diversity without pandering. "The cultural awakening in entertainment is more than just a moment; it’s a shift in American culture." Here's the article if you missed it:

Recently, Netflix’s Strong Black Leads spun off a podcast series called Strong Black Legends, hosted by writer Tracy Clayton, spotlighting Hollywood legends of color. This is an extension of Strong Black Leads, an important effort by Netflix to talk authentically with and about black audiences.

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January 16, 2019Comments are off for this post.

ARE WE THERE YET? ASHLEY-RICHARDSON-GEORGE ON THE INDUSTRY’S LACK OF PROGRESS

Our Content Strategy Director, Ashley Richardson-George, was recently featured on Campaign, a platform dedicated to celebrating creative excellence in the communications industry. Here'e the article if you missed it:

Tell us about one thing that’s happened recently that leads you to believe there’s still a problem.

When people meet me, they tell me I’m the only senior-level woman of color they’ve met before, which is wild. And sad.  People keep saying they can’t find diverse candidates because they don’t exist, but they DO exist, they’re just being overlooked for management level positions, so they’re starting their own companies. These women are leaving the agency world because they were overlooked and not mentored, and now they’re elsewhere, making their own way.

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July 30, 2017Comments are off for this post.

2017 SMALL AGENCY OF THE YEAR: CIRCUS MAXIMUS

"Disruptive" has become a cliché in the ad world, which is why Ryan Kutscher and Paul Sutton, partners of Circus Maximus, prefer to frame their work with more, well, creativity.

"We're in the science of mischief-making for the betterment of business and brands," said Kutscher, a longtime creative who previously served as J. Walter Thompson's chief creative officer in New York. He and Sutton met in 2004 when they worked at Crispin Porter & Bogusky. Sutton, who oversees production and operations for the agency, joined Circus Maximus earlier this year.

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