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5 Questions for a Popskullian: Anwar Khuri

Meet Anwar Khuri, Popskull’s Executive Creative Director. Before co-founding Popskull, Anwar got his start in advertising as a content producer, working at agencies like Ogilvy, FCB and McCann. He developed an eye for stand out work from his experience with big brands like Dove, Sears, GM, SC Johnson, Miller-Coors and more. If there’s one thing he’s passionate about, it’s kickass creative work thoughtfully grounded in strategic insights. When he’s not working, you can find him taking theater classes at Piven, or more likely sitting at The Pepper Canister drinking a rye.
  1. If your life was a movie, who would direct it?
    John Hughes. He captured the essence of my coming of age in Suburban Chicago in the mid 80s. I think there’s a little bit of Bender, Claire, Allison, Brian, Andrew, and even Carl and Mr. Vernon in all of us.

  2. Biggest celebrity you’ve ever met?
    I’ve worked with and have meet a good number of celebrities. My favorite encounter was with U2. While I technically didn’t meet them, I had Bono and The Edge kicked out of my private party at Georgio Balidi in Santa Monica.

  3. If you were a character on Game of Thrones, how would you die?
    That little brat would have me fly out the Eyrie because I wouldn’t put up with any of his shenanigans.

  4. All time favorite piece of advertising?
    It’s a bit of a cliche, but Apple’s 1984. It’s a seminal piece of advertising and made my 13 year old self desperately want a Mac. My parents decided on an IBM because a Mac wasn’t going to last. I think my dad bought the IBM right after he bought his Betamax machine.

  5. What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
    I get to wake up every day and create. I get to solve problems, develop ideas and make things. And I get to help everyone at Popskull do the same thing.

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