When I Grow Up I Want To Be A Pain In People’s Asses

Panasonic’s Next Generation talent competition is back. Winners can “bag a priceless work experience placement” at one of Panasonic’s “top creative agencies” as well as a 42″ Viera with freesat HD TV. Share

Infrastructure Is A Bear

If you can relate, go to MyCommuteSucks.org and tell Congress why and how they need to fix our slow, crowded, congested commutes. Share

Talk Talk Walk

Best Buy is a company I loathe and will never support. The reason for my attitude is the $190 restocking fee Best Buy levied after I brought a PC back to the store in Lakewood, CO 18 hours after purchase. While Best Buy may have felt justified in that charge, I will never shop there […]

From Down Under: The Gruen Transfer

I haven’t fully explored this yet, but thanks to a comment on The Ad Contrarian I was pointed in the direction of an Australian TV show that deconstructs ad campaigns. The show is called The Gruen Transfer. From the website: The Gruen Transfer (TGT) is a show about advertising, how it works, and how it […]

The Vendor Client Relationship

You just know that they barely scratched the surface here: There’s plenty of material yet to be uncovered here…and agencies treat their vendors (photographers, printers) the same way the clients treat the agencies. Share

While the Story Teller Speaks, A Door Within the Fire Creaks

Are you a story telling genius with a gift for making slide shows? Are you also in need of some extra cash? Great, this could be your contest… Fuze Meeting is offering a $5000 Grand Prize in its “Tell A Story in 30 Slides (or less!) Contest.” Fuze Meeting & SlideShare "Tell A Story" Contest […]

Ride Darling Desmond To The Show

Desmond the bull has a mind of his own. Show me a bull that doesn’t. Of course, what would a Londoner know about such things? Poke/London is determined to find out. The agency is busy offering the masses headed to Glastonbury next month intimate details about Desmond, like what patch of ground he’s inhabiting day […]

Payola Makes Triumphant Return To The Ring

Want people to help your company from its troubles? Pay them! According to the Sacramento Bee, that’s what McClatchy intends to do. The McClatchy Co., seeking to reverse a steep slump in advertising, today announced a five-point sales strategy that emphasizes the Internet and seeks to reconnect the company with former advertisers. In one of […]

Today In Twitterverse: Term Limits

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Sapient Forms In-House Broadcast Production Group

Content is on the rise in marcom circles. Just yesterday, I wrote, “I believe content is attractive to customers and prospects precisely because it’s not a commercial” in response to Lux Shampoo’s long-form ad. But that’s not an opinion I share with Sapient Entertainment’s new Director of Entertainment and Executive Producer, Jim Houck. Houck doesn’t […]