#164: Dan Monheit on surviving COVID-19 in agency land

By Jordan Michaelides
April 07, 2020

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Dan Monheit is the Co-Founder and Director of Strategy at creative agency Hardhat, Host of the Bad Decisions Podcast, and recent Scholar inductee to the Marketing Academy.

Dan’s a regular guest, with this being his fourth time on the show. We thought we’d get him on this time to get his thoughts and reflections on the recent COVID-19 situation and how it’s affecting Hardhat and ad-land as a whole. 

In this episode we covered:

  • Leveraging spare time

  • COVID-19 Impact’s on agency land

  • Principles to surviving the downturn

  • Quarantine routines

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Watch the episode:


00:28 - Welcome to Uncommon

01:26 - Guest introduction

05:15 - Our generation’s WW2

09:16 - Noticing the uptick

12:33 - Work changes & social isolation

16:50 - Leveraging spare time

19:30 - The impact on Hardhat

26:25 - Principles to survive the downturn 32:36 - Changes to agency land

39:10 - Greeting people post-COVID

43:40 - Quarantine routine 

44:36 - Must have items

46:45 - Favourite shows



Host - Jordan Michaelides

Executive Producer - Lauren Lopatko

Assistant Producer - Andre Barber

Audio Engineering - Jason Barkhouse

Videography - Ricards Lacis