AMC’s The Pitch
I had the incredible opportunity of participating in a pitch for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on AMC’s reality series The Pitch. The series pitted two advertising agencies against each other for a piece business. Due to Bozell’s extensive history with non-profits we were selected by JDRF to pitch.
Early on I have to admit I was rather nervous about the concept. While I spent some time behind the camera while in broadcasting, I had never been on national television. i decided really early on in the process that I was going to be sure and put my game face on and be cautious of what I said and when I said it. Overall I am a nice guy but can make rather pointed arguments when I truly believe in an idea or concept. So, not wanting to embarrass my wife or family I played nice when on camera. Ultimately this meant that I didn’t get much airtime. Even though I was on the official pitch team that presented to the client in New York. Quite honestly, I was fine with that. I did my part in helping the team to craft a great pitch that we ultimately won. Half way through the shoot, one of the producers began referring to me as “the happy Scott”. That was a title I was well, happy to receive. If I had the opportunity to do it all over again I don’t think I would change anything. I’m just thankful to Bozell and AMC for making it a reality. If you are interested in watching our episode of the pitch, you can purchase it on iTunes for only $2.99. Get the episode here.
The official Bozell pitch team.
Scott Bishop, Scott Rowe (Me), Bryan Mohr, Kim Mickelsen, Ryan Dillon, Jerry Stoner