Death Of The Spec Book

Mike Byrne, chief creative officer at Anomaly on how to find fresh talent today: “I met with a guy last week who, when he was 18, got a DUI, drove into a ditch, ended up going to the Army instead of jail. Then he decided to design tattoos and did this documentary on this Christian […]

Pontiac Finds Innovative Way To Market Cars On MySpace

Pontiac has found a way to combine social networking and an incentive program to drive sales of its G5. The program is called Friends with Benefits, and has its own MySpace page. The idea is this: buy a G5, register your purchase on the MySpace page and receive a Friends with Benefits debit card. The […]

The Red, White and Blue Is Turning Green

Wal-Mart is going green. The company, which is often criticized for its labor practices, is getting serious about sustainability. The truly interesting thing here is how this initiative perfectly fits their corporate culture, for sustainability pactices, when properly implemented, will lead to reduced costs and increased profits. Speaking in London on Feb. 1, Wal-Mart President […]

The Brand Obama

Today, Barack Obama announced his candidacy for President. He also unveiled a very well-designed website. With home page links to Flickr, Facebook, YouTube, a blog, and other things to come, we’re getting a good look at brand-building in 2007. And with at least 15 people actively running for President, you won’t see better (and possibly […]

Now for Some Good News Out of Baltimore

“Some people got hopes and dreams; Some people got ways and means.” -Bob Marley The ad above is the work of creatives at Exit 10, an agency formed by ex-Eisnerites 11 months before the end of Eisner. [UPDATE] Click here for more recent work (for CSX Railroad) from Exit 10. Apparently drunk college students have […]

One Dumb Move And You’re Out

According to Drudge Report, a client’s head has rolled in Cartoon Network land. Here’s a slice of an internal email sent today by Jim Samples to his colleagues: I am sure you are aware of recent events in which a component of an Adult Swim marketing campaign made Turner Broadcasting the unintended focus of controversy […]

Personal Billboards For Your Car

Gadget Hunter is offering this tailgate-inducing device for $39.95. The license plate frame stores up to four separate messages, or one long message up to 120 characters. [via Trend Hunter]

Hyla Matthews Educates Presidential Candidates on Electability In the Age of Tubes

[This Just In video via Blogumentary]

Atlanta Art Director Needed

Don’t let “The Google” fool you–this is an old posting, I posted this back in February 2007. How would you like to work with me? And my agency? Partners + Napier in Atlanta is looking for an Art Director, full-time. Someone with a bit of experience who’s ready to step into a Senior role. I […]

Hell Hath Frozen Over

According to today’s WSJ (paid sub. req.), Agency.com in the U.K. has been hired by Ikea to make print and outdoor ads, in addition to the digital work the shop already handles. It is possible that Agency.com could make TV spots in the future, an Ikea spokeswoman says. Other digital agencies are starting to gain […]