This time around with #JuiceTalk
, we get to pick the brain of Randy Keener -- our new Creative Director extraordinaire! Lots of laughs and insights to share here, folks.
Full name, age, and where you were born:
Randy Keener, or Randall Todd Keener, the first, if you want to get all fancy. I am a 14 year-old boy trapped in an 87 year-old man’s body. I spent the first half of my life rocking the California central valley.
How'd you get into advertising:
When I was 10 years old I went to my first concert. KISS. I was devastated! I didn’t go to school for nearly two weeks. All I wanted to do from that moment on was to be a rock star. On stage, performing, and driving audiences wild. What does that have to do with advertising? Everything.
What inspires you to stay in this industry:
Winning!!! I've got tiger’s blood running through my veins! …Wait… no that’s someone else… But seriously, it is the wins! It’s the thrill of landing new opportunities. It’s the adventure of discovering a clients business and the landscape of their audiences and competition. It’s the privilege of working with really, really smart and talented people that you enjoy being around. It’s a playground where you get to dream big, exercise your creativity and solve complex puzzles. It’s the satisfaction of creating something to be very proud of.
What do you like to do when you're not on the clock:
Mostly, I like to go on adventures with my two daughters; an impromptu trip the coast, horseback riding out in the tullies, rollercoaster rides at a theme park, grocery shopping. Stuff like that. I continue to write and record music and have developed a loyal fan base of at least twelve people. Sometimes, I find myself working when I’m not “on the clock”. Not because I have too.
Favorite sports team:
I’m not qualified enough to weigh in on that one.
Biggest pet peeves:
That guy in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers that is always whispering in the King’s ear
Speed traps. Actually, traps in general
Negative Nellies, Debbie Downers and Drama Mamas
Most Favorite things:
People who are really nice, smart and/or funny
Laughter – and a sense thereof
Music and art – making it and receiving it
Any final words for our followers:
Thank you for following… How great is that! I hope that we are already working together, or have an opportunity in the near future.