DDB New York hosted its first Curiosity Session of 2013. We were thrilled to introduce Gideon Amichay as our first speaker on the year. Gideon is the former Chief Creative Officer & Partner of Shalmor Avnon Amichay / Y&R in Israel. A legend in the creative world, he has won multiple Grand Prix’s and Cannes Lions across his impressive career.
Last year, Gideon was invited to speak at the TEDEx conference and he has agreed to deliver his inspiring speech titled “No, No, No, No, No, No, No, Yes.”
Gideon started his presentation by walking DDB’ers through his persistent effort to get a cartoon accepted for publication in The New Yorker magazine. After years of rejections his first The New Yorker cartoon was finally published in 1995. Gideon’s tale brought us all to the realization that we should never give up, or take no for an answer when following our dreams. His theory is that every “no” has a comma after it, and presents an opportunity to turn the no, into a yes. #keeptrying. We like his approach!
Check out Amichay’s original “No, No, No, No, No, No, No, Yes.” TedEx presentation and get ready to be inspired.