Human beings are social animals. Personal contact and social interaction with others is simply essential.
In opposition, Covid created lock downs, quarantines and generally created a need to rethink how we communicate with each other. Because communicate, we must.
Although we all had hopes for 2021, it has pushed, provoked, squished and forced its way upon us for 12 months, but somehow, we’ve managed to come out of it in a better form. And what I realize more than ever before is that we humans are far more malleable than breakable.
I had choices to make at the Reel. We could have easily reported the dreary news that was broadcast 24/7 on most media outlets, but instead, we got creative and leaned into interviewing those making news and differences in the industry. Those who continued to create by circumventing the obstacles.
Our contributing writers chatted with influencers and difference makers in advertising, film, TV and more. Some were ZOOM interviews. Others were on the phone. But we found all of them informative and entertaining.
Here are the interviews that shined for us in 2021.