Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand | Audio

S4E11: Andrew Essex

Andrew Essex is the author of The End of Advertising: Why It Had to Die, and the Creative Resurrection to Come.

Essex, a cofounder of the agency Droga5, talked about younger generations aren’t used to being interrupted by advertising:
I have a 11-year-old daughter. She's never seen a television commercial except during the Olympics. She doesn't consume a lot of print so she doesn't know what a print insertion is unfortunately, and display ads are blocked in my house through ad blocking technology. So those surfaces are gone.

What do you do when there's no place to tell your story? You tell a different type of story.

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Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand Jessica Helfand, a founding editor of Design Observer, is an award-winning graphic designer and writer. A former contributing editor and columnist for Print, Eye and Communications Arts magazine, she is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale and a recent laureate of the Art Director’s Hall of Fame. Jessica received both her BA and MFA from Yale University where she has taught since 1994. In 2013, she won the AIGA medal.

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