One Minute With ... Ross Jauncey

One Minute With ... Ross Jauncey

Published
March 2020

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.

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Interviewer: What was the hardest career lesson you’ve learnt?

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Ross Jauncey: Not everyone sees the world like you do.

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Ross Jauncey: Hi, my name’s Ross Jauncey, and I’m the head of Create with Google, from Google.

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Interviewer: How did you get into the creative business?

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Ross Jauncey: I actually walked into the front lobby of BBDO Toronto and I got a job on the spot.

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Interviewer: What’s the hardest part of your job?

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Ross Jauncey: Think protecting your team.

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Interviewer: What industry topic doesn’t get talked about enough?

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Ross Jauncey: Probably craft and storytelling.

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Interviewer: What industry topic do you wish people would stop talking about already?

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Ross Jauncey: Data?

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Interviewer: How do you stay inspired?

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Ross Jauncey: I stay inspired by staying close to creative people.

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Interviewer: How do you shake off a creative block?

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Ross Jauncey: Noise-cancelling headphones.

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Interviewer: What’s your worst habit?

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Ross Jauncey: Definitely mobile phone games.

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Interviewer: What’s the most underrated part of your job?

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Ross Jauncey: Stakeholder management.

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Interviewer: What would be the theme song of your career?

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Ross Jauncey: “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” by Smash Mouth.

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