Howard Goldthwaite – A banjo player overcomes the PR disaster of the movie Deliverance – TEDxSMU 2014
Since the day his movie came out, banjo players have become social outcasts. But I’ve learned the importance of not giving in to society’s pressure when it comes to doing something you love, and what I’ve learned can be applied by anyone who needs courage to be true to themselves even if it might mean being unpopular.
Howard grew up in Fort Worth, went to school in Denton, and now lives in Dallas. So if you ever need to ask directions to anywhere in the metroplex, he’s your guy.
He spent many years as a Senior VP, Creative Director with Publicis, one of the world’s largest advertising networks. He has created award winning campaigns for several national consumer brands, and may have convinced you to buy something at one time or another. He now runs his own independent advertising creative service and consulting business.
He loves to write, and currently has seven books available on Amazon. His latest book, Words To Never Live By, has sold upwards of a dozen copies. You can follow his ideological propaganda on Twitter: @howardgoldthwai.