Paul Catmur has released the latest episode of his podcast Truth and Soul Inc., this time chatting to Damon Stapleton, chief creative officer of The Monkeys New Zealand.
To get around the lockdown, Franklin Road helped equip a new sound studio on the Tawharanui Peninsula from where Catmur had an exclusive chat to Stapleton. Exclusive in that nobody else has talked to him from his living room. Hopefully.
Says Catmur: “Damon has taken the massive step of leaving maybe the best job in New Zealand advertising, Creative chief of DDB Aotearoa, and is stepping into the dark abyss of starting up a new agency.
“I talked to the incoming Monkey’s creative chief about leaving DDB after many years, what you actually do when you’re on gardening leave, and whether you should have a bath before or after talking to your gynecologist.
“Oh, there’s also the future of advertising, where technology will take the industry, and whether it’s a good job for your kids to get into. But you’ll probably only listen to the gynecologist bit.
“Remember, if you hate lockdowns, get a shot.
“And if you really hate lockdowns, get two.
“Many thanks to all the folk at Franklin Road.”