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Thomas Davis: A Few Of My Favourite Things
23rd Nov

ThomasDavis:AFewOfMyFavouriteThings

Common People Films director Thomas Davis talks us through his skate-flavoured selection of creative influences.

11th Nov
Art of Advertising: Ray Smiling

Art of Advertising: Ray Smiling

While Ray Smiling's title is Creative Director at Johannes Leonardo, he has been described as a multi-hyphenate writer, director, hero of the beach, and amateur rap philosopher. In this piece he shares some of his favorite directors, tracks, and trainers.

11th Nov ISOLATION RADIO STATION
One Track Mind: Chris Marion

One Track Mind: Chris Marion

Chris Marion, Director, Creative and Business Development at BMG Production Music in the US, breaks down his WFH listening list and gets no feeling from the Black Eyed Peas, as he reveals his Elements Music Isolation Radio Station playlist.

10th Nov
On My Radar: Sorcha Shepherd

On My Radar: Sorcha Shepherd

Sorcha Shepherd, Managing Director of Caviar London, gets on her bike to explain her new exercise regime, confesses to loving a good whodunit, and can relate to parental lockdown woes, as she reveals what's on her creative radar.

9th Nov
Max Fisher: A Few of My Favourite Things

Max Fisher: A Few of My Favourite Things

The Knucklehead director's stash of creative goodies includes sweet sentiments from his kids, mad memories from an almost-career and wrestling recollections from a doc seen by The Rock.

5th Nov
Playlist: Martin Scali

Playlist: Martin Scali

We spoke with CZAR Brussels director Martin Scali about classic promos, sounds of nature and his immense cinema knowledge.

4th Nov ISOLATION RADIO STATION
One Track Mind: Katya Shkrutz

One Track Mind: Katya Shkrutz

Katya Shkrutz, Global Music Strategy at Peloton, loves mismatched instruments and lyrics, has "zero guilt" about a guilty pleasure and just can't get on board with one particular track from Train, as she reveals her Elements Music Isolation Radio Station playlist.

Spotlight

Together with Elements Music, One Track Mind is a collection of playlists created by industry figures from music, advertising and media.

3rd Nov
On My Radar: Lee Parker

On My Radar: Lee Parker

Lee Parker, Executive Creative Director of Promotions at Sky Creative Agency, admits he needs to limit his use of one particular website, reveals he has a one-page pitch for a sequel to a classic 90s movie, and states that Larry is always right.

2nd Nov
Oscar Marmelstein: A Few Of My Favourite Things

Oscar Marmelstein: A Few Of My Favourite Things

Ambassadors' head of editing and director shows us his action figures, award shelf and (most importantly) husky pal Kiro.

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29th Oct DIVERSITY FOCUS
On My Radar: Tiffany Persons

On My Radar: Tiffany Persons

Tiffany Persons, Director of Empathy at David & Goliath LA, shares her love for documentaries, her reliance on "the greatest multi-purpose wonder-product in the world", and talks about the difference between inclusion and being included.

28th Oct ISOLATION RADIO STATION
One Track Mind: Dan Bewick

One Track Mind: Dan Bewick

Elements Music Partner, Dan Bewick, gets on his bike to Run the Jewels and gets on the dance floor to Avicii as he reveals what's on his Isolation Radio Station playlist.

27th Oct DIVERSITY FOCUS
On My Radar: Justyna Obasi

On My Radar: Justyna Obasi

Park Pictures director Justyna Obasi cites the 'next level convenience' of a certain Apple product, loves a particular 'socially critical and entertaining' TV show, and though recognises advertising's progress with regards diversity, says there's a lot more that can still be done.