At age 8, second generation ad wizard Ian Barry pitched his first advertising campaign, now he’s Senior VP/Executive Creative Director at Cramer Krasselt Phoenix. We chat about how his agency chooses directors, swap stories from the trenches and he explains what a “chemistry meeting” is. After nine years and dozens of spots with this funny guy, I’m proud to call him a collaborator and friend.
Here’s just one of our award-winning comedy spots we did for Toyota:
And my director’s cut of the same spot. Why?
“Be bold and bring ideas to the table” is just one of the many nuggets I gleaned from our conversation. Have a listen and share.
Buy his brother Todd Barry’s stand-up comedy special on Louis C.K.’s website. “The Crowd Work Tour”. Todd is a fav of mine and David Letterman.