Dutch Frog Hops Off

Adweek is reporting that the Amsterdam office of StrawberryFrog has “severed ties to he agency’s operations in New York and elsewhere.” The 40-person group in Holland, led by Brian Elliott, who co-founded StrawberryFrog with Scott Goodson in 1999, has rebranded as Amsterdam Worldwide. Goodson remains CEO of offices in New York, Sao Paolo, Tokyo and […]

Designed To Drink

Coca-Cola and its design firm Turner Duckworth made their mark on Cannes yesterday, capturing the Grand Prix in the ad festival’s inaugural design Lions. The majority — about three quarters — of the design Lions winners were from what one would consider ad agencies, rather than from design shops. Rodney Fitch, head of the design […]

Name the Players

Can you name all eight players in this ad, starting from the left? Inquiring minds want to know… According to The New York Times, the ad is part of a $15 million dollar TV, print and digital effort from Grey Atlanta on behalf of Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.

Leaning On The VO

Draft FCB is making strange videos for Claussen’s Pickles. Because, “limp pickles can kill a cookout. OK, well, maybe that’s extreme, but fresh pickles do matter.”

Your Cannes Press Grand Prix Winner

Here’s one print ad in a campaign for Energizer, courtesy of DDB South Africa. See the rest here.

Baking’s New Coke

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Except for flour. According to The New York Times, The J. M. Smucker Company, bought the White Lily brand a year ago, and is now producing White Lily at two plants in the Midwest, instead of in downtown Knoxville, where it has been milled since […]


This, for a Dallas Kia dealer: UPDATE: I guess they do a lot of impersonations:

Here, Let Me Shorten That For You

Writer and scholar, Nicholas Carr, is having trouble concentrating. So am I. Perhaps you are too. As the media theorist Marshall McLuhan pointed out in the 1960s, media are not just passive channels of information. They supply the stuff of thought, but they also shape the process of thought. And what the Net seems to […]

RSS Is A Door Wide Open

Click the “News” button on the widget above. Looks like our work here is being used to promote a series of conferences on Social Advertising. Am I psyched? I want to be. Maybe if we got something for it, other than exposure, I would be.

A Bus Came By And I Got On

According to Boulder’s Daily Camera, Crispin is scaring the tofu-eating residents of Boulderado. The “Disruptive Thinker Transport,” a 25-passenger bus draped in drab gray and black lines, fake bullet holes, a nondescript company logo and a certain dark sense of humor, is raising eyebrows across the city. The 1999 Bluebird biodiesel-converted vehicle, which last month […]