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On My Radar: D.A.D.D.Y.
22nd Mar

OnMyRadar:D.A.D.D.Y.

Mike Ahern [right] and Enda Loughman [left] are directing duo D.A.D.D.Y. Here, the self-described ‘two youngish Irishmen with big noses' relay what's on their creative radar, including a film regarded as "one of the worst ever made".

18th Mar
Mark Denton: A few of my favourite things

Mark Denton: A few of my favourite things

We catch up with the ever-entertaining Mr Denton to chat through some of the objects on his desk he could't do without.

12th Mar
On My Radar: Paul & Jono

On My Radar: Paul & Jono

Johannes Leonardo associate creative directors Paul Gregson [right] and Jono Flannery [left] reveal what's on their inspirational radar.

12th Mar
My Comedy Hero

My Comedy Hero

From The Far Side's dad jokes to Joan Rivers' liberating loud mouth, who (or what) tickles the funny bones of adland's top talents?

7th Mar
Playlist: KLVDR

Playlist: KLVDR

The Pulse Films director tells us how he fell in love with 90's music videos, misses the "Old Kanye", and why he wants to work with Andre 3000.

5th Mar
Jordan Brady: A few of my favourite things

Jordan Brady: A few of my favourite things

In the first of a new shots series, we chat to the Superlounge director/partner about some of the items he keeps around his workspace to keep him inspired.

5th Mar
On My Radar: Max McKeon

On My Radar: Max McKeon

The Colenso BBDO New Zealand Creative Director reflects on his soft spot for westerns and Richard Ayoade, and wishes advertising was called something else.

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25th Feb
On My Radar: Derek Doyle

On My Radar: Derek Doyle

Boys and Girls head of production Derek Doyle enjoys carrying a cinema in his pocket, loves Fargo and hankers for everyone in the industry having a little more respect for each other.

21st Feb
Playlist: Lisette Donkersloot

Playlist: Lisette Donkersloot

The formerly dog-obsessed Caviar director's mind is boggled by Garth Jenning's R.E.M. promo, thinks Paolo Nutini's Iron Sky is 'perfection' and cites Celine Dion's Deadpool 2 track as an 'undeniable banger'.

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15th Feb
A Day in the Life of Ed Hoadley

A Day in the Life of Ed Hoadley

tenthree's managing director and dad-to-be is an early riser, a master BBQ-er and a dab hand (well, sort of) at IKEA furniture assembly.

12th Feb
On My Radar: Duncan Russell

On My Radar: Duncan Russell

Secret Frisbee champ & Freefolk's head of grading, Duncan Russell, admires the mystery of wireless chargers, finds beauty in unlikely places and reckons creepy but clever phone targeting tech is the most creative advertising he's seen lately.

7th Feb
Playlist: Ollie Wolf

Playlist: Ollie Wolf

The Caviar director cites two Jacko videos as stone cold classics and big inspirations, while working with Massive Attack would be a dream gig.

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