Creative leaders retreat

Palm Springs, CA | February 7-8, 2019

Myra Mazzei Nussbaum
GCD, DDB Chicago

Session: The What If Brief

Gone are the days when you get the client brief, spend 3 weeks crafting an agency brief and 4 more weeks coming up with a clever campaign. Today it’s more like 1 week to get to an okayish brief and 3 days to ideate around it. But what if we stopped waiting for the lackluster client briefs and wrote some of our own? What if those briefs spawned work that both drove creativity and sales? What if people from every department were inspired and collaborating together across teams? What if your agency started winning more awards than ever before?


Named one of the top 30 creatives in advertising by AdWeek, Myra Mazzei Nussbaum has spent the last 15 years having way too much fun on the job. From talking chameleons that make choosing the perfect paint color easier to the biggest product launch in KFC history, Myra makes advertising that makes people act. Her work has been featured in AdAge, Creativity, CommArts and on the Today Show for it’s unique voice. Cannes, D&AD and The One Show gave top honors to her Valspar “Color For All” project helping colorblind people see color for the first time. Her most important work to date is her family. Husband John and children Owen, Fiona and Winter share her creative spirit and make life forever entertaining.