Mica Could Be Mega

Ernie Schenck might consider buying a Mica MP3 player from Norway, if it wasn’t for the power of Apple

Agencies In Strange Places: Fifth In A Series

We hear it all the time: “How did an agency this good end up in North Ideeho?” The truth is, Dayne Hanna is originally from New York. Our creative director is from Denver. Many of our creatives have migrated from places like Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego, Houston. Why? Becasue here we water-ski at lunch. […]

A White Girl In White Jeans

Tom Asacker is getting his Advertainment groove on. Have you seen the new Gap commercial starring Joss Stone? It’s a sign of things to come, as marketers dump traditional advertising and appropriate popular culture to sell their wares. Here’s how it works: The Gap pays Joss to record and star in a hot little number […]

Agencies In Strange Places: Fourth In A Series

Motivated by Carl LaFong’s generous commentary from earlier today (and the fact that place is ever important in business, as it is in life), we are reinstituting our “Agencies in Strange Places” series. Today, we invite you to take a closer look at Kelliher Samets Volk in Burlington, VT. We live in Burlington, Vermont. Lucky […]

Watch Out Vegas

from Montgomery Advertiser: About 50 people, some clutching caf

Dude, Where Are My Coupons?

from Newsday: A year after revelations of dumped papers led to lawsuits and federal investigations, dozens of bundles of a free Newsday advertising circular were found in an abandoned lot in Islip this past weekend. Stacks of the Newsday Food Extra, a package of features, advertising circulars and coupons delivered free to non-subscribers, were visible […]

Wordlessness Rewarded Again

Yesterday, we reported on Target’s OBIE-winning image-only outdoor. Today, we show another OBIE winner. This time the win is about context

Where’s Huey?

Adweek reports on a new campaign fro the Atlanta Community Food Bank from Paprocki in Atlanta. But that’s not the news I want to share with you this fine morning. What jumps out at me is, “Where’s Huey?” Paprocki opened his shop May 1 after splitting with his partner of seven years, Ron Huey. Together, […]

Minneapolis Intellectuals Have No Trouble Reading Between The Lines

from Minneapolis Star Tribune: What do Mao Zedong, J. Edgar Hoover, Batgirl and Casanova have to do with the new Minneapolis Central Library? They’re part of an edgy new ad campaign from the Friends of the Minneapolis Public Library — edgier than the organization even expected. It has generated heated e-mails from as far away […]

Outstanding Mission Statements: Eighth In A Series

Sometimes it’s not the words in a firm’s mission statement that impresses, but the real actions of the company. New Belgium Brewery in Ft. Collins is one such example. New Belgium takes environmental consciousness to the next level by living it. Founded by an electrical engineer and a social worker, it only makes sense that […]