We’re Only Six Thousand Five Hundred Days In

This video below is better after you stretch your mind a bit. So here’s some poetry. Poetry Is a Destructive Force by Wallace Stevens That’s what misery is, Nothing to have at heart. It is to have or nothing. It is a thing to have, A lion, an ox in his breast, To feel it […]

If Chaos Makes You Uncomfortable Stay Away From The Machine

I’ve worked at a high tech B2B agency, a big sales promotion agency, general market agencies, and an event marketing agency that operates like a design shop. I’ve never worked for a digital agency, although I’m certainly open to it. Here’s what Robert Rasmussen, newly named ecd innovation at Bartle Bogle Hegarty/New York thinks about […]

Yo, This Widescreen TV Has Blood On It. Can You Reduce The Price?

You may have heard that Black Friday was a particularly dark day for Wal-Mart. A contract worker at a Wal-Mart store on Long Island was trampled to death in a stampede for low priced merchandise. Consequently,

Pepsi Max Commits Brand Suicide

Brand Flakes for Breakfast points to this Pepsi Max campaign posted on AdGoodness. The works comes from BBDO, Düsseldorf. A person named “scarabin” commenting on AdGoodness says, “this is FUCKED UP. there are 35,000 suicides in america each year. this is an incredibly callous way to sell a can of soda.” Agreed, but this creative […]

Today In Twitterverse: Fake Dan Wieden

Fake Dan Wieden started following me on Twitter today. Wouldn’t it be great if the real Dan Wieden was behind the Fake Dan Wieden?

Rose Isn’t Much of A Pepper

Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses is taking legal action against Dr. Pepper. The singer is upset about the soda makers botched giveaway associated with the release of his band’s “Chinese Democracy” album. According to Ad Age, Rose’s lawyer Alan Gutman “pounced on the soft-drink marketer, claiming it failed to deliver on its promise to […]

Something Is Happening Here, But You Don’t Know What It Is

Ideas can come from anywhere. How many times have you heard that one? Richard Huntington of Adliterate has heard it one too many times and is therefore out to rebut this “pernicious and destructive cliche.” Maybe the odd idea can come from anywhere but from whom are breathtaking strategic, creative and executional ideas more likely […]

Chicago Bus Stops Just Got A Little Hotter

Finally, a brand may be doing something useful in the outdoor space. From The New York Times: In the latest example of a trend that is becoming increasingly popular on Madison Avenue, heated air will descend from the roofs of 10 bus shelters in Chicago, courtesy of the Stove Top brand of stuffing sold by […]

Vox Absorbs Pownce

Breaking news from the mergers and acquisitions department in San Francisco…Six Apart has acquired Pownce. We have been impressed not only with the vision for Pownce but the great work of Leah Culver and Mike Malone and are very happy that they will be joining us. We’re also very excited to welcome Kevin Rose and […]

Talking Business Over Pumpkin Pie

Last Thursday, as we gathered around our closest friends and family, we hopefully all found many things to be thankful for. Steffan Postaer, for one, used the holiday to reflect on how thankful he is for his career in advertising (which appears to be going quite well). No matter how tawdry and desperate things can […]