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10 Questions With... Laura Jordan Bambach, chief creative officer of Mr President


By Stephen Lepitak, -

August 21, 2017 | 4 min read

This week's 10 Questions with Mr President's chief creative officer, and co-founder of She Says and the VOWSS at Cannes this year, Laura Jordan Bambach, a former president of D&AD, and - as you will soon learn - a cheese counter assistant at Cut Price Deli. The Drum finds out more about the much lauded creative about some of her thoughts and experiences in life.

Laura Jordan Banbach

Laura Jordan Bambach

What was your first ever job?

At school, I worked on the cheese counter at Cut Price Deli, in the world’s first Westfield, in Hornsby in Sydney. At uni, as a taxidermist at Animal Fetish. In the industry, I started an agency at uni, Joystick Digital Media, doing ninja design and code projects for the web, for ad agencies.

What do you do now?

I am now the chief creative officer and founder at Mr President in London.

Why did you get into marketing?

It was a way to get paid using the skills I developed with my digital/interactive art degree.

Who do you find most interesting to follow on social media?

All on Twitter: @realscientists and @CSIRO for my science bits. @arstechnica for my tech fix, @cindygallop for when I need a riot grrl fix, @planBstudio when I need a pick-me up and @amandapalmer for creativity and honesty about the world. And I love following Flo Heiss on Instagram, because I love him dearly and he makes me happy.

What's the worst film you've ever seen?

I actually didn’t like La La Land very much. By no means the worst but I was expecting something mind blowing, so it was probably the most disappointing in recent memory.

If you could ban one buzzword or piece of jargon what would it be?


Who is the person you most want to meet in the industry and why?

Probably someone I don’t even know about, who can expand my thinking.

IPhone or Android?


What is your favourite social media platform?

They’re all best at something - I don’t use them interchangeably.

What is your all time favourite piece of creative?

Anything by Nick Cave.

From the industry, in the last 12 months, the Toyota Landcruiser MESH work.

Of all time, possibly Band in a Banner or anything by Boondoggle in the 2000s.

What's the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

"Only boring people get bored” - Mr Sophocles, my year head for English at high school.

Laura Jordan Bambach is a judge at the Marketing Can Change The World Awards, find out more about them here. More 10 Questions With... interviews can be found on The Drum's dedicated page while the next installment will run next Monday (28 August).

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