Batten & Company Making The Old Man Proud

Stuart Elloitt of The New York Times took note this week of the creation of a new unit at BBDO New York called Batten & Company, after George Batten, whose agency, the George Batten Company, merged in 1928 with Barton, Durstine & Osborn to form what is now BBDO. Batten & Company has 20 employees, […]

Yes, Virginia There Is A Santa Clause (But He Has Multiple Personalities)

There are all types of Santas out there: Ultra-organized “Savvy Santas,” last minute “Procrastisantas,” even Won’t-Stop-Until-the-Last-Deal-is-Mine “Power Santas.” So this year, Sears and Young & Rubicam Chicago are encouraging everyone to “Be the Santa You Want to Be.” Director Geordie Stevens and The Onion helped bring the idea to life.

Spotlight On NW Creative: 2010 Rosey Awards

The 2010 Rosey Awards is introducing a People’s Choice option this year. You can visit the Rosey’s site now and click through a selection of work curated by the judges and select an entry from any category that you deem worthy of a Rosey. Here’s a TV Spot from BPN in the over $50K category […]

L.L. Bean Is Nice, Best Buy Is Naught

The Consumer Reports “Naughty and Nice Holiday List” is a collection of customer-service policies Consumer Reports likes or loathes.

Yet Another Facebook Story: Social Currency

HauteLook, which sells luxury clothing for women, men and children, as well as upscale travel packages and home furnishings is now bringing its online “sample sales” to Facebook. “Our members spend one-third of their online time on Facebook. So we know that getting out of the e-mail inbox is going to be crucial for the […]

Red Noser

To kick off the release of the Colorado Lottery’s Holiday Scratch games, Denver agency Cactus partnered with Fueld Films gives us a peek into the inner thoughts of Santa’s reindeer.

Knorpp Hosts Fireside Chat With Hoffman, Burn, Forrester and Briody

Bob Knorpp has a big time podcasting gig with Ad Age now, but the guy knows who his friends are. Four of those friends, myself included, jumped on a call with Knorpp last last night for the 129th recording of TheBeanCast. Listen via iTunes now, or if you prefer, download the MP3. One of my […]