Give A Little

‘Tis the season to evaluate agency holiday cards. Adrants has not one but three such stories in the last day, alone. Here’s one that’s more creative than all the rest. Chicago agency, Hadrian’s Wall, sent out a card within a card. That is, they included a card from me to them inside my card. I […]

The First Rule Of Lipitor Is: We Don’t Talk About Lipitor!

From Ad Age: Although Pfizer has not yet selected an agency for its $110 million Lipitor account, the pharmaceutical maker today introduced an unbranded campaign for high-cholesterol awareness. The push, from Omnicom Group’s Unit 7, New York, will feature spots that run on broadcast and cable TV using the tagline “My Heart Now.” The commercials […]

Less White Space Please

NYT: Users of Google’s search engine will soon see something they are not used to on the notoriously spare site: advertising with logos and graphics. And the advertisers will not be limited to America Online, whose talks with Google prompted the change in policy, according to two executives close to the companies’ negotiations. As part […]

More Proof That Great Work Doesn’t Mean Much When A New V.P. Takes The Helm

Lewis Lazare: After the ups and downs of the past couple of weeks, it looks as if the year will end on a decidedly upbeat note at Leo Burnett with Monday’s news that the city’s largest agency has won the $100-million-plus Washington Mutual advertising account. Burnett succeeds Seattle-based Sedgwick Rd., which had been Wa-Mu’s agency […]

Boone/Oakley Isn’t Just Looking At Books, They’re Holding A Casting Call

Charlotte ad agency Boone/Oakley is looking for a creative team. Literally. From their website: Think you have what it takes to work here? Before you answer yes, check out the entire site, it has numerous clues about the personality of the agency, and the people who work here. If you are still interested and have […]

From Behind The Zion Curtain

Arbiter Of Cool To Visit 35 West Wacker Drive

Denver Post: In the teeming jungle of the blogosphere, most participants range somewhere between drops of dew and army ants – little noticed, soon to disappear. Josh Spear lounges high on a branch, waving his spotted tail: a leopard. He’s the prince of particular, the satrap of selection, the chief of choosing, this 21-year-old occasional […]

Flying Rats Used To Sell Stuff

The Spunker has unearthed the most grotesque media placement known to man. Yes, it worse than the guy who tattooed an ad on his forehead. Worse than small towns selling naming rights to corporations. Worse than desperate mothers doing the same with their offspring. These Dutch creatives have managed to attach airplane-style streamers to pigeons.

The Accretion Of Tiny Marvels

James Cherkoff finally got around to reading Kevin Kelly’s Wired article, “We Are The Web,” from last August, which is more than I can say. His main point is that there are so many tiny, technological developments occuring that it’s easy to overlook the resulting social upheaval. Obviously, Kelly puts it a thousand times more […]

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