Says Blackley: "Dave's new gig at Google means his impact will be much
broader than if he was to stay in any one agency. I thought hearing
about that transition would be interesting. Plus, he's widely regarded
as one of the funniest people in advertising."
In the podcast,
the fifth in the popular series, Bowman talks about the exciting
challenges of his role, and how he has adapted to the change away from
an agency culture. He describes himself as 'a kid in a candy shop' at
Google, where he's tasked with connecting Google's products and
platforms with brands in ways that have never been done before.
Bowman: "It was great to sit down with Cam and not only reflect on the
past, but to talk about what it is we're doing now at Google. Besides -
saying it out loud helps me understand it."
For host, Paul Dunne,
the episode revealed some fresh insights and reinforced the recurring
themes that have emerged as the series progresses.
"For me what's really interesting is the connective tissue between the
episodes. Common themes like sacrifice and humour, or the impact that
someone like Neil Lawrence had on so many people are really
The Creative Relay series is the brainchild of
creators and producers Dan Higson and Nick West from Smith &
Western. Each episode features the interviewee from the previous
podcast, interviewing an inspiring creative of their choice.
a successful launch last November, The Creative Relay has already
attracted some of Australia's leading creatives including Ant Keogh from
The Monkeys, DDB's Tara Ford and Jonathan Kneebone from The Glue
So who has Bowman lined up for his next episode?
Says Bowman: "You'll have to wait and see. Which means I don't know yet."
To listen to and download the fifth episode of The Creative Relay, either go to thecreativerelay.com