Installing An Upgrade To Ad Industry 2.0

A shameless plug for my new column on Talent Zoo. I’ve noticed for a long time how many ad people get away with being igorant about the new media landscape. It’s rather odd timing, since I began working on it prior to last week’s AAAA conference. Admittedly, I don’t think anyone reading AdPulp has the […]

Selling To The Over-50 Crowd

Today’s LA Times has a great story on the continuing preoccupation with marketing to 18-to-49 year olds. The article suggests that today’s 50+ consumers aren’t the fuddy-duddy, set-in-their-ways people their parents were; rather they’re people with money to spend and a desire to try new brands and new experiences. Since few people in advertising (or […]

No Cannes Do: An Ad Award Season Preview

Hello fellow ad creatives. It Share

Taking The Majors Down A Notch

Erwin Penland of Greenville, SC created the following print ad for the Greenville Bombers, a class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. I wonder if the brass in Beantown got to see the ad before it ran. Share

Embrace Your Vendor Status Or Else

Yalies Pitch In To Help A Non-Struggling Luxury Brand

from Rebecca Bolin at Law Meme: A group of undergraduates painted the whole area in front of the main library with a bright Yale blue and white Louis Vuitton Share

Jason Calls On His Jedi Powers

Weblogs, Inc. CEO, Jason Calacanis, claims he’s being stalked by a deranged European cartoonist. The stalker Share

CP+B Goes From 30-Second Spots To 30-Minute Shows

from C21 Media: Looking beyond the traditional TV world for inspiration, Fox Television Studios has inked a first-look deal with US ad agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky (CP+B) for new programme ideas. The deal gives FtvS first refusal on any of CP+B’s ideas for scripted and unscripted series, and comes as networks, TV producers and […]

Does Grey Have The “Worst Agency Reel?” Judge For Yourself

After receiving the dubious award of “Worst Agency Reel” by the readers of Adweek, the folks at Grey decided to put their work up for everyone to see. The Grey reel is online at worstagencyreel.com I suppose I have seen worse, but I sure know I’ve seen better. Share

Talent Zoo Launches Web Site Redesign

Our good friends and sponsors at Talent Zoo have relaunched their web site with a new look and feel. Talent Zoo offers services for both jobseekers and employers in the advertising and marketing industries. Plus, there’s all sorts of original content (some of which I write), ad industry guest columns, a salary monitor and career […]