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.
Stories

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Platige Image - one of Poland’s leading post-production companies - have joined Lemonade Reps for UK representation.


BLINKINK SNAP UP BUTT STUDIO.

Butt Studio, aka Harry Butt, has joined Blinkink for commercial representation.


DAVID EDWARDS JOINS OB MANAGEMENT.

Seasoned commercials director David Edwards is the latest big name to join OB Management’s independent roster.


BOLD SIGN LENA BEUG

BOLD have signed director Lena Beug to their roster for UK representation.


NICE SHIRT FILMS NAB MATT HOUGHTON.

Nice Shirt Films have made another addition to their roster in the form of director Matt Houghton.


MEET THE EXTENDED FAMILIA.

FAMILIA are pleased to announce the arrival of eleven new directors after a recent signing spree.


JOHN CROWLEY LANDS AT RSA.

‘Brooklyn’ and ‘Intermission’ director John Crowley has joined RSA Films for commercial representation.


ROSS BOLIDAI JOINS THE VISIONARIES.

Award-winning director Ross Bolidai has joined The Visionaires for commercial representation.


SPINDLE INTRODUCE THE COYLE-LARNER BROTHERS.

Brothers Ryan and Ben Coyle-Larner say they have joined the perfect filmmaking environment at Spindle.


LOUIS HOLLIS JOINS NICE SHIRT FILMS.

Filmmaker Louis Hollis - who has just been signed by Nice Shirt Films - loves a night on the tiles. After all, filming stag/hen nights, drunken revellers, and kebab shop patrons gave the London-based director his big break.


76 LTD ENLIST ALESSANDRO PACCIANI.

Italian-born director Alessandro Pacciani is the latest to join 76 Ltd’s talented roster.


OKAY STUDIO EXPAND THEIR TEAM.

OKAY STUDIO kick off the decade by adding two new members to their team: colourist Stef Colosi and executive producer Sophie Hogg.


RYLEE EBSEN JOINS KODE.

Kode are pleased to announce the signing of director and social media guru Rylee Ebsen for commercial representation.


BEN STREBEL SIGNS FOR BISCUIT FILMWORKS

Biscuit Filmworks has signed British director Ben Strebel to its UK and US rosters.


ACADEMY MARCH TO MAURIZIO VON TRAPP’S BEAT.

Maurizio Von Trapp says “diversity of voices will be a key element” of Academy’s relaunched music department.


LUIGI PANE AND JULIEN ZENIER JOIN DIRTY FILMS

Luigi Pane and Julien Zenier have joined the roster at Dirty Films.


DARLING FILMS WELCOME HENRY LITTLECHILD.

Darling Films are pleased to announce the signing of Henry Littlechild for UK representation.


VAUGHAN ARNELL HOOKS UP WITH MERMAN.

Seasoned promo-slash-commercial director Vaughan Arnell is the latest big name to join Merman for representation.


FRIENDS ELECTRIC SIGN GREG BARTH.

Friends Electric have signed award-winning artist and director Greg Barth.


GREG HAYES MAKES THE CUT AT WHITEHOUSE POST.

Whitehouse Post have promoted Greg Hayes to their main roster.


CHUCK STUDIOS JOINS FORCES WITH HUNKYDORY FILMS IN THE UK.

Chuck Studios – the first global food-specialist film production company – have joined forces with HunkyDory Films to open a London office.


ROD NORMAN JOINS NINETEENTWENTY.

Crack visual effects artist Rod Norman has joined nineteentwenty to lead their 2D team.


TOM GEORGE JOINS 2AM

BAFTA Award-winning comedy director Tom George has joined 2AM Films for commercial representation.


NEW LAND FOR JOANNA NORDAHL.

Swedish-Brazilian filmmaker Joanna Nordahl has joined New Land for commercial and promo representation.


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