Well, David’s been carrying the load the last few days…like he does pretty much all the time. I spent the weekend filming and editing a video for a local charity that resettles refugees who come to America without a penny. Which promptly made me glad to be born in this country and makes day-to-day advertising […]
Creating great marketing is a lot like theater and performing – it’s all about small ensemble teams improvising around customer insight. –Jeff Flemings Self-promo is tough to get right, as is its kissin’ cousin, recruitment advertising. But the above effort works pretty well. Of course, I’ve always had a weak spot for band metaphors.
American Society of Magazine Editors selected the April 9th issue of The New Yorker as the Best News Cover of the Year. It is a powerful image. [via Bad Banana Blog]
Dennis Ryerson of the Indy Star doesn’t like to see newspaper copy used in political ads. He believes there’s an implied endoresement there that doesn’t exist, so it’s misleading. Newspapers such as The Star have worked hard to remain an independent voice, not tied to any special interest. It’s hard to convince some people of […]
A few days ago on this blog, Frank Lloyd Wright was honored for his high principles and artistic tenacity. For similiar reasons we honor the passing of Norman Mailer, the last Great American Writer, who died November 10 of kidney failure. From the New Yorker: He was a slugger. He swung at everything, and when […]
According to Ad Age, IPG is looking to connect with consumers in new ways. Former Ogilvy & Mather design guru Brian Collins is joining Interpublic Group of Cos., where he’ll run a stand-alone unit focused on making consumers’ experiences with products a more primary part of the marketing mix. The New York-based firm, called Collins, […]