Be The Change

One of my favorite change agents, Tom Asacker, has written a short but deep treatise on the meaning of life. He says it’s our business to to be useful, honorable and compassionate. Here’s what he says about honor: Are you honest, straightforward, trustworthy? Do you play fair? And if not, whom do you think you’re […]

Wenham’s Best To Join All the Rest

Adages, the Ad Age blahg, is reporting that Mullenites will soon struggle to find and pay for parking just like everyone else in downtown Boston. The 420 employees of Mullen’s corporate headquarters will soon be giving up the mansion and the cookbooks and their quirky outsider status. That’s because executives from the Interpublic agency announced […]

Good Tidings To All (Except Wal-Mart and Their Chinese Suppliers)

Just in time for the holidays, Senator Byron L. Dorgan of North Dakota is getting up in Wal-Mart’s grill. According to The New York Times, Dorgan said that Christmas tree ornaments sold at Wal-Mart Stores and other major retailers were made in a Chinese sweatshop employing workers as young as 12 and others who work […]


[via Cannes it be]

Marin County Agency Makes A Funny

[Duncan/Channon spoof via The Bullshit Observer]

Wieden + Kennedy Is Seeking 21st Century Artisans, Telepathic Communicators and Street Corner Poets Who Don’t Mind A Little Rain

If you know what this means, maybe you can get a job there.

Bringing Interweb Buzz To Charity Auctions

Cause-related marketing is an area that’s near and dear to me. I started my career in the conservation movement, creating direct mail appeals and cause-related tie-ins for American Rivers. There was no such thing as the interweb then. So it’s interesting to see how online communities are approaching societal challenges today. One such entity, CharityBuzz, […]

Making Commercials Can Be Dangerous Work

According to Ad Age, Ganna Makeeva is suing Leo Burnett, Detroit, for negligence over injuries she claims she suffered during the shooting of a Cadillac Super Bowl ad. Makeeva, a veteran of runway shows for Dolce & Gabana and Giorgio Armani who has been featured on the covers of international magazines such as Vogue and […]

However You Slice It

In this time of Facebook this, MySpace that, a nice print ad has the power to bring me back. One like this, from McCann Erickson, London. [via Shedwa]

Hollywood Hijinx

According to the Los Angeles Times, some out of work creatives in Hollywood are managing to have some fun despite their situation. When the Hollywood studios say they don’t know enough about the Internet to pay writers what they seek for the streaming and downloading of their shows, they might not be kidding. That was […]