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Anomaly Forges Better Partnerships

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” -George Bernard Shaw BusinessWeek is running a fascinating look at Anomaly, the NYC shop that seeks intellectual property agreements from its clients, instead of the standard fees. […]

4As Snubbed By Two of the Best

I didn’t think it was possible for W+K and Goodby to earn yet another degree of respect from me, but they have. According to Ad Age, neither agency feels the need to join the American Association of Advertising Agencies, commonly known as the 4As. Dan Wieden will never be part of the organization, according to […]

Attempting to Help Denver Suck Less, Daily

A friend and former colleague from Integer Denver wrote to me today about The Denver Egotist, a new market-specific ad blog with mile high ambitions. Here’s what the site’s anonymous editor is thinking: The Denver Egotist Manifesto In order to promote creative growth in Denver, one must admit the city is conceptually stunted. It’s not […]

Today’s History Lesson: Behind The Scenes of “1984”

You may have seen this before, but I haven’t: While lots of people take some responsibility for helping create this landmark spot, is anyone willing to claim responsibility for putting Rockwell in the soundtrack of this “making of” video?

All Used Up

Josh Bernoff of Forrester’s Groundswell blog says words are important. He also suggests we stop using one word, “users.” Try, just for a day, to stop using this word. You’ll be amazed at how differently you think about the world. Web users become people looking for information. Application users become employees trying to get stuff […]

Is It Hard To Sell Yourself?

Ad Age is running an article on Vehix’s (they dropped the “dot com” from their name) plan to provide content on the mobile platform and cable TV. Here’s an item in the piece that jumped out at me: Glenn Morey, holds the dual position of Vehix chief marketing officer and president of Morey Evans, Denver, […]

Crispin Loses Orville

Well, that sure didn’t take long. From Ad Age: The agency that “reanimated” the late popcorn founder Orville Redenbacher for ConAgra Foods has lost the brand, along with Slim Jim beef jerky in a $34 million account shift. ConAgra shifted the two brands from Crispin Porter & Bogusky to independent Venables, Bell & Partners, according […]