It’s A Podcast. Or A Hadjcast, If You Will.

Longtime AdPulp readers know that I’m a big admirer of Hadji Williams and his book Knock The Hustle.
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So when Hadji came to town in June to attend a networking conference, I asked him if he’d agree to appear on a special podcast in which we could talk about the book, his experiences, and recent events in the ad world. It’s part of Radio Talent Zoo’s new Hot Mic podcast series.
In contrast to his writing style, Hadji’s soft-spoken in person, but nonetheless he had some provocative things to say. Among the highlights are his take on the unique challenges African-Americans in advertising face (6:25); a job he thought he had landed until the HR woman saw him in person (7:09); his expectations of the planned NYC Human Rights Commission hearings (13:52); what he thinks it’ll take for more minorities to get hired in the ad biz (16:00); the surprising reaction to his book (22:44); and the holding company he can’t ever work for again (26:22).
Click here to listen or download the podcast.
Hope you enjoy it. It’s my first podcast, so cut me some slack.

About Dan Goldgeier

Blogging on AdPulp since 2005, Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. In addition, he is a regular columnist for Dan published the best of his columns in a book entitled View From The Cheap Seats: A Broader Look at Advertising, Marketing, Branding, Global Politics, Office Politics, Sexual Politics, and Getting Drunk During a Job Interview. Look for it on Amazon in paperback and e-book editions.


  1. Well done, Danny G. Hadji sounds like a good guy to have a few beers with. We all have war stories.