Mad Dogs Morph Into Walrus

Adweek: Former Mad Dogs & Englishmen creative director Deacon Webster and 10 staffers have absorbed the defunct shop’s last four clients and this week opened under the banner Walrus. With Grand Marnier, Radar magazine, the 21 Club and Wacoal’s CW-X Conditioning Wear, Walrus has about $7 million in billings, said Webster, now chief creative officer. […]

Go Steffan Go

Lewis Lazare: Late last week Harris, the city’s third-largest financial institution, invited five shops to pitch the bank’s ad business. Or more accurately five shops plus one. The plus one, in this instance, is Euro RSCG/Chicago, the corpse that former Leo Burnett creative whiz kid Steffan Postaer is trying to resuscitate. Euro RSCG has joined […]

Seeing The Che Within

Boing Boing, Gaping Void and Johnnie Moore have all posted on Ben Hammersley’s presentation at Reboot in Copenhagen last week. Here’s a slide from Ben’s Power Point deck. Mr. Moore reports: He gave a great talk called Etiquette and the Singularity, including the notion that the first blogger was Sir Richard Steele back in 1709. […]

Big Brothers Help Each Other Out

Wired: Microsoft is cooperating with China’s government to censor the company’s newly launched Chinese-language web portal, a spokesman for the tech giant said. The policy affects blogs created through the MSN Spaces service, said Adam Sohn, a global sales and marketing director at MSN. Microsoft and its government-funded Chinese business partner work with authorities to […]

Driving The Salami

Veroni’s meat wagon comes to us via Flickr user, Myriapod.

Pop Culturalist As CEO

I don’t know how someone as irreverent as Steven Grasse of Gyro got past my radar, but he did. Until now. Now, I know there is at least one kook running a major agency today. There may be hope for our kind yet. Here are some excerpts from an Adweek piece on Grasse that ran […]

Toot Toot

Nat Ives of the New York Times put this ad guy on the defensive, with a question about Advertising Week. “There is nothing wrong with celebrating a great industry,” said O. Burtch Drake, president at the American Association of Advertising Agencies, which conceived of the first Advertising Week. “What’s wrong with tooting our own horn?” […]

Wanna Be Brides Of The Beehive State

Dooce posted this outdoor board to her Flickr page. At first, I figured Utah Brides must be some kind of mail order service like they have in Russia. It’s not. What it is, is Behive State ingenuity.