David Reviews

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PODCAST - BEN PRIEST
6 November 2017

The timings of our podcasts have been a bit erratic since we launched them at the end of last year but we're relaunching them with this very special edition featuring adam&eveDDB co-founder Ben Priest, and we're aiming to release them once a week from now on.

This podcast was recorded early in the year but - for a variety of reasons - we're only just publishing it now and we'd like to thank Ben for his understanding about this.

Part of the reason for the delay is that this was something of an experiment. We recorded it on the streets of London, wandering around the buildings where Ben has worked over the last twenty-five years. The wind, the rain and the traffic noise were a real challenge, and we eventually took shelter in Harvey Nichols where the hubbub from the other diners in their café offered an additional technical problem.

Nonetheless, it was a fascinating journey with Ben offering an amazing insight into his career, his philosophy and the trials an d tribulations of founding and running the advertising agency which has set a benchmark for the entire advertising industry.


Ben is a dream interviewee because he's clear, funny, candid and honest. He's not afraid to issue criticism but extremely generous to those who have inspired him and mentored him. It's a revealing portrait, so pop on your headphones and listen to what one of our industry's real stars has to say for himself.

This podcast is also available on iTunes. Search for the David Reviews Podcasts.

The David Reviews podcasts would not be possible without the wonderful people at String & Tins. They provide studio facilities, a brilliant sound engineer, editing assistance, invaluable advice and unbeatable hospitality.
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MINDSEYE SWOOP FOR DUGAN O'NEAL.

MindsEye have described the arrival of director Dugan O'Neal as "a match made in comedy heaven".


FRED SCOTT JOINS SWEET MEDIA.

Dublin-based Sweet Media are pleased to welcome Fred Scott to their commercials roster.


RIFF RAFF WRANGLE ED MORRIS.

Riff Raff Films and their founder Matthew Fone are delighted to add director Ed Morris to their ranks.


LUCY BRIDGER ARRIVES AT AGILE.

Agile Films are pleased to announce the signing of director Lucy Bridger to their roster.


STADIUM ARE FULL OF LEMONADE.

Transatlantic production company Stadium are the latest outfit to join the roster at Lemonade Reps.


NICK RUTTER JOINS MY ACCOMPLICE.

My Accomplice have signed Nick Rutter to their roster for representation.


JAM TODAY, JAM TOMORROW.

JAM VFX recently had their fifth birthday and founders Jordan Andreopoulos and Mark Robinson (aka The Mario Brothers) took some time out to talk about where they're at... and where they hope to be.


FEEL FILMS PARTNER WITH AGENT ELSON.

Feel Films say they are "absolutely over the moon" to have joined Agent Elson's bespoke roster for representation.


SISTERHOOD SHOWCASE AT MPC THIS FRIDAY EVENING

Our inaugural Sisterhood Showcase event is taking place at MPC in Wardour Street this Friday evening.


COFFEE & TV ADD FOUR NEW FACES.

Coffee & TV have embarked on a signing spree to coincide with the recent expansion of their Soho headquarters.


ANOTHER BAD NIGHT AT THE BRITISH ARROWS

The good, the bad, and the ugly of British advertising gathered together in Battersea last night for the glitziest of its many annual awards events - the British Arrows.


LORCAN FINNEGAN JOINS ANOTHER FILM COMPANY.

Another Film Company are pleased to announce the signing of commercials and features director Lorcan Finnegan to their roster.


GLASSWORKS WELCOME EDWIN METTERNICH.

Glassworks are understandably "delighted" to announce the arrival of seasoned colourist Edwin Metternich as their new UK Head of Colour.


KNUCKLEHEAD INSTALL BROKEN ANTENNA.

London-based directing Broken Antenna are the latest to join the ranks at Knucklehead for representation.


TWO NEW FACES AT ADELPHOI MUSIC.

Adelphoi Music have strengthened their proposition by hiring producers Chloe Heatlie and Jacob Wheeler.


STRAIGHT 8'S INDUSTRY SHOOTOUT AT CANNES 2019.

It's that time of year when companies can make a name for themselves by entering Straight 8's Industry Shootout and get on to the big screen in Cannes.


AISULTAN SEITOV ENLISTS WITH PARTIZAN.

Partizan have signed what they describe as one of the "most exciting new directing talents" around in the shape of promo director Aisultan Seitov.


NOT TO SCALE CATCH LOBSTER.

Not To Scale say they "couldn't be more excited to welcome" Italian-Bulgarian directing duo Lobster to their global roster.


MICHAEL J FERNS SIGNS FOR 76 LTD.

76 have high hopes for their latest signing, young Scottish director Michael J Ferns… and a quick glance at his CV suggests their confidence is justified.


NICE SHIRT FILMS SIGN KIM GELDENHUYS.

Nice Shirt Films have serendipity to thank for their latest signing, Kim Geldenhuys.


SIXTYFOUR MUSIC ARE YORGOS LANTHIMOS'S FAVOURITE.

SixtyFour music's Nick Payne has been watching this year's movie awards with more interest than usual as The Favourite - which his company worked on - has become the favourite to pick up the major gongs.


ANDY HUMPHREYS ADDS BITE TO BARK

It's been a little while since Andy Humphreys added his clout to Bark Soho, so we popped by to see him and Simon Elms so find out how it's working out.


OLLY WILLIAMS ARRIVES AT VISION.

Production designer-stroke-director Olly Williams has joined Vision's design roster for representation.


BRUCE ST CLAIR JOINS RATTLING STICK

Rattling Stick have signed director Bruce St Clair to their roster for UK representation.


RIDLEY SCOTT CREATIVE GROUP GO DUTCH.

Ridley Scott Creative Group are pleased to announce the launch of their new Amsterdam office.


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