Why Mekanism CEO Jason Harris likes getting punched, the Kool-Aid Man and David Bowie
Jason Harris is president and CEO at Mekanism, the agency responsible for the ubiquitous Peloton work and the recent campaign for cannabis retailer MedMen with Spike Jonze. They rebranded freelance platform Fiverr, and late last year, Mekanism won the Coors Banquet account.
In episode 5 of the new podcast “Ad Block,” Harris talks about sparring in the boxing ring—for charity at first—which evolved into his preferred workout after a long day at the office. “It was terrifying. You don’t really know until you go in there for your first sparring match how you’re going to take a punch,” Harris says. “And then you kind of get into it, and you enjoy getting hit after a while, which is a really weird thing to say.”
He also weighs in on growing up near Washington, D.C., what it was like knowing he wanted to be in advertising from a young age and walks listeners through his karaoke playlist.
As a bonus, take a look at the video above as Harris explains why David Bowie is the greatest musician of all time.