IOFA with Aaron Starkman

IOFA with Aaron Starkman Podcast

Aaron Starkman of Rethink interviews notable advertising figures from around the globe. Remember, it's only fucking advertising!

Fernando Machado
In early March, just before airlines shut it down I chatted with the king of CMO’s, Fernando Machado in Miami about some of his recent hits including the Moldy Whopper and the fascinating story behind it. This interview was pure joy for me. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did....

Malcolm Poynton
Malcolm Poynton discusses the birth of the famous Dove campaign for real beauty in London, the unapproved Ford ad that got leaked and quickly went viral and that time he flew Aaron to London for a interview and the hilarious “incident” that transpired soon after....

Judy John
Edelman Global CCO, Judy John talks about her famous “Like a Girl” campaign, how she tackles being a leader who happens to be an introvert, and why there aren’t more women running agencies....


Chris Staples and Ian Grais
20 years ago the two best creatives in Canada left DDB and opened Rethink. On the next IOFA episode, Chris Staples and Ian Grais chat about why they put their phones in safes on vacation, a worst meeting ever that was so bad it made the news and what happened when their former agency’s holding company started charging for photocopies....

Chris Staples and Ian Grais
20 years ago the two best creatives in Canada left DDB and opened Rethink. On the next IOFA episode, Chris Staples and Ian Grais chat about why they put their phones in safes on vacation, a worst meeting ever that was so bad it made the news and what happened when their former agency’s holding company started charging for photocopies....

Eric Kallman
SEASON TWO!!! Eric Kallman talks to Aaron about creating the Old Spice character, the famously twisted Skittles campaign and the best worst shoot story of all time....


Eric Kallman
SEASON TWO!!! Eric Kallman talks to Aaron about creating the Old Spice character, the famously twisted Skittles campaign and the best worst shoot story of all time....

Anna Qvennetsedt
Anna Qvennetsedt talks about Forsman and Bodenfors’ famous Jean-Claude Van Damme Epic Split spot for Volvo, what’s up with digital in Sweden and what happens when you bring a cheese doodle mascot to a pitch meeting....

Anna Qvennerstedt
Anna Qvennerstedt talks about Forsman and Bodenfors’ famous Jean-Claude Van Damme Epic Split spot for Volvo, what’s up with digital in Sweden and what happens when you bring a cheese doodle mascot to a pitch meeting....


Anna Qvennerstedt
Anna Qvennerstedt talks about Forsman and Bodenfors’ famous Jean-Claude Van Damme Epic Split spot for Volvo, what’s up with digital in Sweden and what happens when you bring a cheese doodle mascot to a pitch meeting....

Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein
Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein discuss some of their big hits, why elevators are scary and a shocking conversation they had with Steve Jobs....

Ari Merkin
Ari Merkin chats about his famous Ikea lamp spot, a strange meeting with Spike Jonze in a park and why ad folks shouldn’t be compared to used car salesmen....


Susan Credle
Aaron and Susan discuss the famous M&M characters she created, her rise to global CCO, and a controversial topic never before discussed so openly: award show corruptness....

Gerry Graf
Gerry and Aaron discuss dead rats, little Jesus mittens and some of Gerry's work - which happens to be some of the most loved campaigns over the last 30 years....

Alex Bogusky
Aaron Starkman chats with Alex Bogusky about the state of the industry, why Alex came back and they also discuss vampires. Host and Creator - Aaron Starkman Executive Producer and Audio Director - Ted Rosnick...


Rob Reilly of McCann
Aaron Starkman sits down with Rob Reilly, Global Creative Chairman of McCann Worldgroup at Cannes....