10 Questions for Abigail Weintraub

Abigail Weintraub

Planning Director, TBWA\Chiat\Day LA  

Where are you right now?
At my desk (it's my second day!)

What's your latest tech must have?
I'm a total luddite... My most recent significant technology upgrade is DVR. Also, now that I live in LA I got a blender to make smoothies. Does a smoothie blender count? 

Who is your dream breakfast date?
Courtney Love and/or Method Man. 

What's your best piece of interview advice?
You are interviewing them just as much as they are interviewing you. Ask the questions you want to know the answers to, not just the ones you think they want to hear.

What was your favorite subject in school?
American History 

What's a cause worth fighting for?
Oh man, there are so many... Anything that gets people closer to being able to be themselves without fear. 

What are you reading right now?
"The Big Sleep" by Raymond Chandler and a stack of Adbusters back issues.

Where is your favorite get away?
Western Massachusetts, the Oregon Coast, or any place super rural.

What was your first job?
Summer camp counselor. It's the best job ever. If being a camp counselor was a full-time job that paid grown-up money, I'd be doing it right now.

If you could have a super power what would it be?
Patience.