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nabs AD CHATS, with Frank Palmer

Ad Chats with Canadian Marketing Legend Frank Palmer!

nabs AD CHATS with Frank Palmer features insightful conversations and insider tips from top award winners in advertising.

The host, Frank Palmer, is a certified Canadian Marketing Hall of Fame legend who has grown and led some of Canada’s largest marketing, advertising and communications agencies for decades. In each episode, Frank will interview other ad industry leaders on their secrets to advertising success with the cheeky, candid camaraderie you’d expect from close, creative friends and sometimes rivals. And you get to eavesdrop!

Produced by nabs, this podcast is intended to support, entertain, and enlighten all aspiring and current professionals in the marketing, media and communications industries who want to learn about advertising from the best in the world, and for anyone curious about the people behind the most awesome ads you’ve ever seen!

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Episode 1: Chris Staples, Rethink Canada
Chris Staples is one of Canada’s leading creative thinkers. He has been named the number-one ranked creative director in the country an unprecedented 10 times over the last four decades. In 1999, Staples co-founded Rethink, and today he serves on the Rethink Board of Trustees, helping protect the agency’s long-term sustainability and independence.

Episode 2: Arlene Dickinson, President and CEO of Venture Communications and CBC Dragon’s Den
Arlene Dickinson is a serial entrepreneur and General Partner of District Ventures Capital, a venture capital fund focused on helping market, fund and grow entrepreneurs and their companies. She is a three-time best-selling author, podcaster and accomplished public speaker. Dickinson is widely recognized for her role as a Dragon/Venture Capitalist for over 12 seasons on the multi-award-winning CBC television series, Dragons Den.

Episode 3: Denise Rossetto and Todd Mackie, Broken Heart Love Affair
Denise Rossetto is recognized as one of Canada’s top Creative Directors and again this year ranked in the top five in Strategy Magazine’s Creative Report Card. Prior to founding Broken Heart Love Affair, Denise spent five years at BBDO where she got the agency onto the podium at this year’s Strategy Agency of the Year awards. She was also part of the team that brought home the Agency of the Year award for four years at DDB.

Todd Mackie has consistently been one of Canada’s top ranked Creative Directors. This year again, he ranked in the top five of the Strategy Magazine Creative Report Card. In his last 5 years as the Co-CCO of BBDO Toronto, he helped lead his agency to many international and national awards on a variety of different clients. He also won the Grand Prix award for the most effective campaign in the country twice and topped the Cassie’s Effectiveness Index.

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