Creative Directors Club


Creative Directors Club

A place for Creative Directors, and aspiring CDs, to share advice and experiences.

Location: International
Members: 410
Latest Activity: 1 day ago

Welcome to the Creative Director’s Club

This is a place for creative thinkers and managers to share thoughts on such topics as:

– Staff training & skill development
– Tips to winning – new biz presentations
– Staff evaluations, retention & compensation
– Creative briefs
– Managing productivity
– Innovative brainstorming techniques
– How to handle cranky clients

Please keep discussions focused on issues of interest to this audience. No “mask” or “company” identities. If it smells like SPAM, it’s flushed.

Discussion Forum

Share your social media links 3 Replies

Started by Steve McNamara. Last reply by Federico Gomato 1 day ago.

Share one creative – and proven – way to get new clients. 5 Replies

Started by Steve McNamara. Last reply by Robert Tucker Nov 8.

J.S. Gilbert

What’s the Most Interesting thing you’ve done lately? 25 Replies

Started by J.S. Gilbert. Last reply by Karen Goldfarb Aug 25.

How are you getting new business these days? 9 Replies

Started by Steve McNamara. Last reply by Jack Goldenberg Jul 11.

How do you get creative ad ideas? 49 Replies

Started by Steve McNamara. Last reply by Gernot Lauboeck Jul 11.

What’s your problem? 55 Replies

Started by Steve McNamara. Last reply by doland ruiz May 5.

What’s the Most Interesting Thing You’ve Done Lately? Part II 27 Replies

Started by Steve McNamara. Last reply by Sara Pomish Dec. 22, 2009.

Ken Church

Looking for an old article, “How to improve an ad to death”. 6 Replies

Started by Ken Church. Last reply by Ken Church Oct. 15, 2009.

Creating ads for Hispanics 4 Replies

Started by Gustavo Duenas. Last reply by Gustavo Duenas Oct. 1, 2009.

Could anyone recommend a Creative Director? 4 Replies

Started by Jessie Stehle. Last reply by Gustavo Duenas Sep. 29, 2009.

Comment Wall


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Comment by Pete Rabot 1 day ago
What’s going on with the water bubble design on this site?
Comment by Robert Tucker 1 day ago
Nice article by David Armano – RT@HarvardBiz The Anatomy of a Movement #!/armano

David Armano is Senior Vice President at Edelman Digital, the interactive arm of global communications firm Edelman.
Ken Church Comment by Ken Church on June 29, 2010 at 1:14pm
We used to call them, “paste up artists” what do we call those people who prepare the files for publication today? Graphic designer can’t be the right term. What do you think?
Comment by Rich Romig on November 10, 2009 at 12:12pm
Hey all…new guy here — and on a rare (thankfully) slow business day to boot. Wanted to post on a topic that every now and again rears its head, especially in terms of mentoring creative staff and giving timely performance reviews. It’s based on something an old CCO of mine used to say all the time, and I paraphrase to remove choice expletives: “You’ll never get the best creative work from your staff unless you’re a complete bastard to them; you do them a disservice by trying to be their friend.” Now, I know what this person was getting at, and how being tough and decisive when you need to is critical — but I’ve always wondered how other creative managers felt about that philosophy.
Comment by Steve Olenski on September 25, 2009 at 10:49am
Hi everyone, boys and girls of all ages… my name is Steve and I am a Scorpio. Here’s me in a nutshell, a large nutshelll

My passion, my energy, my drive and my enthusiasm is true, real and undeniable. I don’t drink, smoke or use drugs. I don’t begrudge anyone who does however… it’s just that’s not me. The high I get from creating, writing, conceptualizing and destroying a pepperoni pizza is palpable. And no drug, man-made or otherwise could EVER duplicate, replicate or imitate the feeling and sensation that is derived from that.
Comment by Anthony ORourke on September 23, 2009 at 3:58am
New to the club!

Hi All,
Just thought I would introduce myself, I am a digital art director from Ireland and I have set up my own blog, which will be looking at all that is new/viral on the web, even if it is a tv ad that has gone viral or if I think it has the potential to be a great digital campaign it will be there, so check when you get a few spare minutes!
Comment by M.M. McDermott on September 10, 2009 at 1:49pm
You don’t need “on” OR “by”. It reads fine without, and the meaning’s not lost. It’s preference, really. I always err on the side of succinctness.

Technically, you don’t need that comma in there either. The comma’s only necessary if you had an independent clause that followed.

Sorry, I did a stint as a HS English teacher.
Ken Church Comment by Ken Church on September 10, 2009 at 1:37pm
Need grammar experts. I say this sentence is clumsy, I don’t like the word (on) seems to me it should be (by). Am I right and why? ” I changed the names to not look like I am promoting the agency on line. Not that you lot care about that. Here is the line, “Hotshot advertising is a full service advertising agency, specializing in franchising, and has built its success (ON) helping clients find their customers shiny object. Gimme some ammo on this. Unless I’m wrong again.
Ken Church Comment by Ken Church on September 2, 2009 at 12:41pm
Augmented Reality? Just when I thought I was getting a handle on Social Media this pops up. Any implications for advertising?
Ken Church Comment by Ken Church on September 2, 2009 at 12:38pm
Roland, Yea, that’s what we thought, see it all the time. But The Health Department sees it differently. So it is lawyer time. Could be the depictition of flames.

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