One Minute With ... Ross Jauncey
Watch our one-minute Q&A with Ross Jauncey, head of Create with Google, to learn about the unconventional way he started his career and what he prioritises as a leader.
Interviewer: What was the hardest career lesson you’ve learnt?
Ross Jauncey: Not everyone sees the world like you do.
Ross Jauncey: Hi, my name’s Ross Jauncey, and I’m the head of Create with Google, from Google.
Interviewer: How did you get into the creative business?
Ross Jauncey: I actually walked into the front lobby of BBDO Toronto and I got a job on the spot.
Interviewer: What’s the hardest part of your job?
Ross Jauncey: Think protecting your team.
Interviewer: What industry topic doesn’t get talked about enough?
Ross Jauncey: Probably craft and storytelling.
Interviewer: What industry topic do you wish people would stop talking about already?
Ross Jauncey: Data?
Interviewer: How do you stay inspired?
Ross Jauncey: I stay inspired by staying close to creative people.
Interviewer: How do you shake off a creative block?
Ross Jauncey: Noise-cancelling headphones.
Interviewer: What’s your worst habit?
Ross Jauncey: Definitely mobile phone games.
Interviewer: What’s the most underrated part of your job?
Ross Jauncey: Stakeholder management.
Interviewer: What would be the theme song of your career?
Ross Jauncey: “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” by Smash Mouth.