Yet Another Facebook Story: Fan Pages For All

According to The Wall Street Journal, Facebook will introduce its Open Graph API next month at a major developer conference in San Francisco. The API will help independent Web sites adopt elements of Facebook’s Fan pages. For instance, a visitor to one’s site could with one click become a “Fan”. By getting sites to adopt […]

Not Your Father’s Creative Execution

Buick’s new interactive campaign, The New Class of World Class, created by MacLaren MRM in partnership with Motion Theory and interactive studio Jam 3, aims to introduce Buick’s new design philosophy to a young, sophisticated audience. Unbelievably, the project was completed in just over three weeks. Adrian Belina, Creative Director, Jam 3 says, “To create […]

Steal This Podcast

I had the honor of joining Angela Natividad and Bill Green on the AdVerve podcast, where we discussed plagiarism in advertising. Coincidentally, AgencySpy had a take on the subject yesterday in response to a blog post from Mike Wolfsohn at High Wide & Handsome. So it’s a topic of discussion and debate amongst lots of […]

Making Complex Matters Less So

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Welcome To The Dumping Ground

Clients From Hell, a collection of anonymously contributed client horror stories from designers, is excellent. Here’s one of today’s offering: Client: “I googled my name and there is some nasty stuff about me on the Internet. There is this guy saying in his blog that I am an idiot. I want you to remove that […]

Who Wears Plaid Anymore?

The agency formerly known as Plaid has been acquired by Source Marketing (an MDC Partners company) and is now known as Humongo. Naturally, those formerly known as Plaid are very excited about the development, maybe a bit too excited: Living proof that small is the new big, and that Humongo is the new ginormous. We […]

Men’s Wearhouse Turns Social Kids Into Sales Reps

“Turn your friends into cash!” Damn, let’s get right to business, why don’t we? According to Clickz, Houston-based Men’s Wearhouse is using social media marketing to boost its referral program and encourage tux rentals for the prom. Last year “prom rep” participants had to visit a local store to enroll. This year, the entire program […]

Devo Wants To Poke You, Make You Wake Up

Why is the band Devo doing a color study? That’s sort of like asking why they play music with flower pots on their head. To promote their first album in 20 years. Duh. Bob Garfield of Ad Age tries to explain: Ahh, but of course. The agency here is Mother, whose Swedish principals pioneered Devo-ish […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Sustainable Design

Sustainable Business Oregon, a new publication from Portland Business Journal, asked Debbie Driscoll, account director at Ziba, and Eric Park, Ziba’s creative director, to address the topic of sustainable design. Design for sustainability was almost unheard of a decade ago, but as green goes from niche to mainstream, businesses of all types are beginning to […]

How Many Personal Communications Devices Does One Person Need? I Guess We’ll See On 4/3.

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