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Dan Monheit on surviving COVID-19 in agency land

By Jordan Michaelides

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