MasterClass Announces Advertising Legends Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein to Teach Advertising and Creativity

MasterClass Announces Advertising Legends Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein to Teach Advertising and Creativity

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — MasterClass, the platform that makes it possible for anyone to learn from the best, today announced that Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein, founders of Goodby Silverstein & Partners, will teach a class on advertising and creativity. With over four decades of creating some of pop culture’s most iconic ads — including the Budweiser lizards, the E*Trade chimpanzee, and ‘got milk?’ — Goodby and Silverstein will share a behind-the-scenes look at their creative process, break down some of their best work and dive deep into how to look at the world through a creative lens. Now available exclusively at, students can subscribe for unlimited access to all new and existing 75+ classes through the All-Access Pass. MasterClass categories include business, culinary arts, film & television, music & entertainment, photography, sports and more.



“Jeff and Rich have played in more Super Bowls than most teams,” said David Rogier, co-founder and CEO of MasterClass. “Their MasterClass offers an exclusive behind the scenes look at the culture and process of one of the most successful and innovative advertising firms in the world.”

Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein both started their careers in journalism, with Goodby as a reporter and illustrator at The Boston Herald American, Time Magazine, and Mother Jones, and Silverstein as an art director in the heyday of Rolling Stone Magazine. After meeting at Ogilvy & Mather, the duo started Goodby Silverstein & Partners with Andy Berlin in 1983 and won their first Cannes Lion for the Mill Valley Film Festival. They went on to win numerous Lions across every award and brand category, bridging an unprecedented variety of styles, including ‘got milk?’, the Budweiser lizards, ‘Invent’ for Hewlett-Packard, the E*Trade chimpanzee, Polaroid’s ‘see what develops’, NBA’s ‘I love this game’ and ‘Skateboarding’ for Nike. Since 2000, the agency has excelled at creating work that transcends media. Most recently, Goodby Silverstein & Partners received Cannes Lions (eliminated gold) for “Lessons in Herstory” (an AR project that re-writes history to include women), the Dali Museum’s “Dali Lives” program (a deep fake experience that brings Salvador Dali back to life), “I am a Witness” (the first emoji for a social cause by Goodby Silverstein & Partners in collaboration with Adobe, Apple, Facebook, Google,YouTube, Johnson & Johnson and Twitter), the “Dreams of Dali” VR experience, Chevrolet’s Sonic launch with OKGO and the Cheetos Museum. Goodby Silverstein & Partners is scheduled to air ads for Pepsi, SodaStream, Doritos and Cheetos in this weekend’s Super Bowl LIV.

“Whether you’re a creative or a quant, at a Fortune 500 company or tiny firm, we have something for you,” said Jeff Goodby, co-chairman and partner, Goodby Silverstein & Partners. “Our MasterClass is a culmination of everything we’ve learned during our 37 years in advertising, a field at the crossroads of storytelling, design, technology, and business. What you’ll take away will help with your next presentation, pitch, job interview or when you need to dazzle with a great idea.”

Goodby and Silverstein’s MasterClass is an honest and intimate look at the intersection of art and commerce. Punctuated with engaging examples and case studies, such as the NBA’s ‘I love this game’ campaign to the Tostitos ‘breathalyzer’ bag, Goodby and Silverstein will take students behind the scenes of the process and stories of some of their most iconic ad campaigns to help bring their teachings on creativity, visual storytelling, and breaking the rules to life. All students will walk away from this class feeling more confident in how to present themselves and their ideas, be inspired to not settle for ideas that are simply “good enough” and be willing to push themselves in all their creative and business endeavors. For students directly interested in marketing and advertising careers, the duo will offer practical tips on developing your craft, creating relevant advertising, developing the skills to thrive in the modern advertising industry and the importance of company culture at a creative agency.

Goodby and Silverstein’s MasterClass joins the 75+ classes taught by world-renowned instructors on culinary arts, photography, writing, performance, and much more. Each MasterClass has digestible video lessons sized to fit into any part of your day and cinematic visuals with close-up, hands-on demonstrations that make you feel one-on-one with the instructor. The All-Access Pass gives you access to every MasterClass and new ones as they launch. Learn on the go with mobile apps or in the comfort of your home with Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV. Subscribe to greatness at

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Founded in 2015, MasterClass makes it possible for anyone to learn from the best. With MasterClass, step into Anna Wintour’s office, Timbaland’s recording studio, and Neil Gaiman’s writing retreat. Improve your serve with Serena Williams, perfect your pitch with Shonda Rhimes, and leave the atmosphere with Chris Hadfield. Hundreds of video lessons from 75+ of today’s most brilliant minds are available anytime, anywhere on iOS, Android, desktop,  Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV with the All-Access Pass ($180/year); single classes are $90. Subscribe to greatness with MasterClass.

MasterClass’s current roster of courses includes:

Business: Howard Schultz (business leadership), Anna Wintour (creativity and leadership), Sara Blakely (self-made entrepreneurship), Bob Iger (strategy and leadership), Chris Voss (art of negotiation), Goodby and Silverstein (advertising and creativity)

Culinary Arts: Gordon Ramsay (cooking), Alice Waters (home cooking), Thomas Keller (cooking techniques), Wolfgang Puck (cooking), Dominique Ansel (French pastry), James Suckling (wine appreciation), Aaron Franklin (Texas BBQ), Massimo Bottura (Italian cooking), Gabriela Cámara (Mexican cooking)

Film and Television: Werner Herzog (filmmaking), Martin Scorsese (filmmaking), Ron Howard (directing), Spike Lee (filmmaking), Mira Nair (independent filmmaking), Jodie Foster (filmmaking), Ken Burns (documentary filmmaking), Helen Mirren (acting), Samuel L. Jackson (acting), Judd Apatow (comedy), Aaron Sorkin (screenwriting), Shonda Rhimes (writing for television), Natalie Portman (acting), David Lynch (creativity and filmmaking)

Lifestyle: Bobbi Brown (makeup and beauty)

Music and Entertainment: Steve Martin (comedy), Christina Aguilera (singing), Usher (performance), Reba McEntire (country music), Herbie Hancock (jazz), Deadmau5 (music production), Armin van Buuren (dance music), Hans Zimmer (film scoring), Tom Morello (electric guitar), Carlos Santana (art and soul of guitar), Timbaland (producing and beatmaking), Penn & Teller (magic), Itzhak Perlman (violin), Danny Elfman (music for film)

Writing: James Patterson (writing), David Mamet (dramatic writing), Judy Blume (writing), Malcolm Gladwell (writing), R.L. Stine (writing for young audiences), Margaret Atwood (creative writing), Dan Brown (writing thrillers), Neil Gaiman (storytelling), Billy Collins (poetry), David Baldacci (writing thrillers), Joyce Carol Oates (short story writing), David Sedaris (storytelling and humor)

Photography: Annie Leibovitz (photography), Jimmy Chin (adventure photography)

Design and Fashion: Frank Gehry (architecture), Diane von Furstenberg (how to build a fashion brand), Marc Jacobs (fashion design)

Sports and Games: Serena Williams (tennis), Stephen Curry (shooting, ball-handling, and scoring), Garry Kasparov (chess), Daniel Negreanu (poker), Phil Ivey (poker strategy), Simone Biles (gymnastics), Misty Copeland (ballet)

Politics and Society: Jane Goodall (conservation), Bob Woodward (investigative journalism), Karl Rove and David Axelrod (political campaign strategy), Paul Krugman (economics and society), Doris Kearns Goodwin (U.S. presidential history and leadership)

Science and Technology: Chris Hadfield (space exploration), Will Wright (game design), Neil deGrasse Tyson (scientific thinking and communication)

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