“Stock” Doesn’t Have To Mean “Bad”

WIN, which stands for Worldwide Image Navigation, is a boutique stock photography agency based in NYC. As you can see from the agency’s self-promo reel, they’re intent on offering a high quality aesthetic and introducing a “new wave” of stock photography to art buyers and producers. WIN also conducts an international photo competition (10BEST10), publishes […]

Have The Good Sense To Have Heart, Soul And Guts

Fact: you don’t win big at Cannes unless you first sell the work to a fat cat client. Like P&G. According to Adweek, Dan Wieden knows how to sell, and how to get his clients to bend their own rules for the sake of the work. At the concept stage, the Old Spice campaign wasn’t […]

Are You Feeling Naked Before Your Bank?

I don’t know why, but physical comedy is almost always funny. Take this new spot for Affinity Plus Credit Union from Risdall Marketing Group and Director Matt Pittroff. While losing your shirt to a bank that’s “too big to fail” is far from funny, losing your pants and underpants is another matter.

One Word After The Other

Author and copywriter Ty Hutchinson, is featuring a guest post on his blog by mystery writer Chris Knopf, who is also a copywriter and CEO Mintz & Hoke. Asked if being a copywriter is an advantage to the fiction writer, Knopf replies: The greatest challenge every writer faces is the blank page. Something has to […]

Can Creativity Be Codified?

On the heels the annual migration of hyper-privileged advertising execs to Cannes, let’s consider the value of a firm’s “creativity” to their new business process. Business development specialist, Blair Enns, asks, “Can Anyone Own the *More Creative* Market Position?” While creative quality gets a firm on the consideration list, unlike more meaningful differentiators (deep expertise) […]