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PODCAST - MATT DOMAN
28 October 2018

It says a lot about Matt Doman's habit of just getting on with the job of creating great commercials that - despite having picked up a Film Grand Prix at Cannes and a ton of other coveted prizes - neither his face nor his name tends to adorn the pages of the trade press.

After chatting to him about his career for a podcast, this lack of fame becomes even more surprising. He and former creative partner Ian Heartfield weaved their way through some of the best creative departments in London.

Simultaneously, Matt Doman was navigating even more competitive fields on circuits across Europe as he sustained a double life of art director on weekdays, and racing driver on his days off.

Like a number of top creatives who we've interviewed for our podcasts, Matt Doman identifies hard work and a constant sense that he must always prove himself worthy of his latest opportunity as the keys to his success.

His is a story full of surprises and we hope you enjoy listening to it.


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RATTLING STICK ALIGN WITH SUPERPRIME.

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ROGELIO HEADS FOR CANADA.

Spanish-born director Rogelio has joined the team at CANADA for representation.


JAMES ROUSE JOINS THE CRAFTWORKS @ BBH LINE-UP

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MAX FISHER JOINS KNUCKLEHEAD.

Max Fisher has taken his considerable directorial talent to Knucklehead.


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NEW LAND BRING NATANAEL ERICSSON INTO THE FOLD.

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TWO THROUGH THE DOOR AT ENVY ADVERTISING.

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SNAPPER WELCOME THE HOFFMAN BROS.

Matt and Mark Hoffman (aka the Hoffman Bros) say they have entered a "true partnership" after joining Snapper Films for UK representation.


KLIMPA JOIN NOT TO SCALE.

German animation duo Klimpa have joined Not to Scale for worldwide representation.


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