Talent Zoo Likes ‘Em Wild

Rick Myers, President of Talent Zoo was kind enough to call earlier this week and ask, “How can we help you succeed?” More on that later. Anyway, this doesn’t happen everyday in the blogosphere, nor in life. So it’s always a sweet moment to know there’s someone out there and that they don’t hate you. […]

Fudge Is More Than Confectionary

An estimated 10 percent to 30 percent of job applicants lie on their r Share

Napster Head Severed But Man Grows Another One

“It’s never too late to go straight,” said David Munns, vice chairman of the music giant EMI Group, about Shawn Fanning. Share

Attention Steel Execs: Gary’s All Yours

from Chicago Tribune: ATA Airlines has reached an agreement in principle to fly out of Gary/Chicago International Airport. Forced to cease operations out of Midway, the deal to take four flights a day in and out of Gary would give the financially strapped airline access to the Chicago area. All flights would go to Indianapolis, […]

Hormel Tries Target’s Schtick

from Lewis Lazare: Minnesota food processor, Hormel Foods (makers of SPAM) is heating up New York’s Times Square with a giant three-sided billboard that seeks to position cooking as an artful form of expression not unlike high fashion. Each image on the billboard created by BBDO/Minneapolis presents fashion models in chic outfits, but each look […]

Agencies In Strange Places: Third In A Series

While we’re on the topic of Nebraska, let’s examine the strange truth about one of the agency world’s legendary brands. Bozell + Jacobs was founded in Omaha, and exists there to this day. I know. Shocker of all shockers. Yet, it’s true. Two newspapermen, Leo Bozell and Morris Jacobs began their advertising firm in 1921 […]

“Spec Is So Not Special” Follow Up

I mentioned before that my friend Drew Davies, owner of Oxide Design in Omaha was a judge for CA’s Design Annual this year and what a major distinction that is, especially for an Omahan. I then drew attention to a remark from Davies concerning spec work. Below please find his commentary on the issue, further […]

Beer Buzz Wears Off

Ron Askew, Chief Marketing Officer at Coors Brewing–the nation’s third largest brewer–is stepping down. Askew helped shift the brewery’s advertising from quaint spots featuring Pete Coors “somewhere near Golden” to quick cut music video-style spots starring the Coors Light twins. According to USA TODAY, the concept got its start when Askew, asked roster shop, FCB […]

Earth To Network TV: All Advertising Is Advocacy Advertising

from The New York Times: The United Church of Christ, one of the nation’s most liberal Christian denominations, accused CBS and NBC yesterday of rejecting a commercial it had produced about religious tolerance, which included an implication that other denominations did not welcome gays, because the networks feared hostile reactions from conservative political and religious […]

What Is This Shee-aht?

Will someone please investigate this. I’m a bit groggy this morning after imbibing on some Gl Share