McCanners of New York | 109th Edition

McCanners of New York | 109th Edition


How long have you been at McCann and what do you do here?

I’ll have been at McCann for a year as of June 1st. Technically, I work as a copywriter for Qualcomm, but people seem to know me better as the “sign guy” because of the light board I keep at my desk on the 23rd floor. 

What do you do when you’re not working?

I dabble in comedy a bit. I did improv for about ten years and write sketch these days.

What would your DJ name be?

MC Namara.

Have you ever cut your own hair?

I did shave my head spear bald one time at summer camp, and (surprise!) that was a very bad idea. My mom literally screamed in terror when I came home for the weekend.

Favorite go-to drink? 

I like to order a 7&7 every now and then. I’ve been told this is the most masculine drink I can order, as well as the most effeminate drink I can order.

Favorite desert  

The Mojave.

What was your favorite birthday? 

Probably the actual day I was born — totally was not expecting it.

Last thing you Googled

“How to suck up to a creative director.”

What's your favorite scary movie?   

The Thing.

First ever job?  

Boy Scout camp counselor.

What was your first ever concert?

Bruce Springsteen at Fenway Park. 

What movie makes you cry?  

The scene where Kirk’s dad dies in the Star Trek reboot.

If you were stuck on an island with three coworkers, who would they be?

Dov Zmood because he’s optimistic, Gerard from Craft because he’s a survivor, and Ryan Barber because he looks delicious.

Who are your creative heroes?

I have a ton of respect for Erich Kallman as he’s been responsible for nearly every campaign I’ve liked in the past 15 years. I’m mesmerized whenever I see Zach Woods perform. I’m envious whenever I think of Donald Glover, Matt Stone, and Trey Parker because they just ooze talent of every variety.

Current song on repeat?

‘Time’ by Pink Floyd.

Favorite quote?

“People will forget what you did and what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou.

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