The Guardian is offering us a chance to get to know ad man, art collector and notorius recluse Charles Saatchi–who in 1970 founded Saatchi & Saatchi with his brother Maurice–a bit better. Before you went into advertising, what other career did you consider? “Consider” isn’t quite how it was. At 17 and with two O-levels [...]
Colin Drummond heads up what is traditionally known as account planning at Crispin Porter + Bogusky. He also believes in the power of crowdsourcing (a topic we took up during last night’s BeanCast). On his blog-like-thing, Drummond argues: Be afraid. Be very afraid. OK, if you don’t want to be afraid, at least understand how [...]
Danny G. and I joined Bill Green of Make The Logo Bigger on Bob Knorpp’s BeanCast tonight. One of the hot topics we tossed around is Obama’s apparent failure to sell Americans on his health care plan. It’s also a topic Ken Wheaton of Ad Age took on last week. …tackling health-care reform in the [...]
I’m sure there’s a reason I shouldn’t like this spot, but I do. So sue me.
Cultural critic, author and professor, Douglas Rushkoff, believes movements are over and done with. It’s a shocking and cynical claim on its surface, for the labor movement, the suffrage movement and the civil rights movements have all changed America for the better. Part of Rushkoff’s problem is identifying a real movement in the first place. [...]
Typically, when you create a character for other customers to identify with, they’re not on house arrest. But in New York who wants to be typical? No one. Certainly not Mother nor their client NBCNewYork.com. Biscuit Filmworks’ Aaron Ruell directed the spot above and two others in the campaign.
According to The Denver Post, the town of Crested Butte, CO has come up with a creative way to support local merchants–they issued their own money, a.k.a. scrip. Consumers purchase Butte Bucks at a 20 percent discount at the Crested Butte Visitor’s Center, up to 100 a day for $80, until the supply runs out. [...]