Peggy Pacy is a strong, other-focused commercial producer. Clients turn to her to get television advertisements made quickly and effectively. She taught me three mantras for getting things done: “Skip the no;” “I’m in a pickle;” and “Hide the camel.”
Peggy’s secret sauce is her ability to do this fast. “Normal” commercials get several weeks or months lead time. People can take their time to find the right cast, crew, locations and props, bring them together, and produce commercials at a steady, deliberate pace. Not Peggy. She generally gets days to do what others do in weeks or months. This requires clear, rapid decisions and team members she can trust. The three ideas she shared with me are all ways to make things happen fast.