We're starting (reviving) a new series here on Adland.tv called Ad Chat. Each Monday we'll share responses from the ad world's leading peeps.
To kick it off, we talked with Rob Schwartz, Chief Creative Officer at TBWA\CHIAT\DAY.
1. What's your favorite funny story about yourself?
I once pitched some jokes to legendary comedian Rodney Dangerfield. He told me to worry about the ads and he'd worry about the jokes. Mine were funny.
2. What piece of art (movie, book, music, painting, etc) has influenced you most? How or why?
"Catcher in the Rye" is the book that influenced me the most. The intimate style. The breeziness. The ability for words to leap off a page.
3. Who was your favorite mentor and why?