Digital Talent Needs More Than A Job. But All Talent Does.

Some days I really think I live in an echo chamber. Because I saw this article by HUGE CEO Aaron Shapiro tweeted and posted many times today. Entitled “Why Digital Talent Doesn’t Want To Work At Your Company,” Shapiro makes many strong points. His conclusion: You need them more than they need you. Demand for […]

Digitas Opens “Show And Tell” Exhibit For Clients

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To bring clients closer to their consumers and to better understand how the culture of mobility will influence brand conversation and engagement, Digitas created The Mobile Retail Showcase. “Brands that rely on physical retail distribution are waking up to the fact that mobile is literally disappearing the difference between e-commerce and bricks-and-mortar,” said Chia Chen, […]

The Only Difference Between Famous Creatives And You Is That More Of Their Best Ideas Have Been Produced

Let’s face it: fame (for lack of a better word) is important in advertising. From the people to the work itself, it’s good to be known, to be noticed. It can happen at any time, even overnight. Fame is part of what makes advertising glamorous and cool. And if you can acquire a small bit […]

Creative Recharge Is Your Jolt Of Bizarro For the Day

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Courtesy of a few Creative Circus students comes Creative Recharge, a site designed for industry folks to get the creative juices flowing when they’re stuck. It’s part self-promotion, part improv, and all just weirdness for fun’s sake. Hey, we all get a little drained sometimes, right? Not sure about the guys on the site, but […]

Jancy To The Rescue

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‘Jancy’ is Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk, co-founders of Swim, a creative leadership training lab for advertising creatives and marketers. Here they are describing the need in Fast Company: Agencies are losing status as go-to thought leaders because frankly, leadership is in short supply. Clients are parceling out their projects to consultants and ‘specialists.’ The […]

Banking Is Rarely So Black And White

You know how the Mayhem character embodies the Allstate brand? Here’s the same concept played out in a cinematic piece from Goodby Silverstein & Partners. Why Commonwealth Bank of Australia is working with an agency in San Francisco is interesting. Are Aussie agencies too close to it to see the brand properly? Or does someone […]

Think Twice Before You Put That Vibrator On Your Visa Card

If you believe your credit card purchases can’t be used for targeted ads towards you, think again. According to the Wall Street Journal, credit card companies are already pursuing it: The technology is still evolving. According to ad executives briefed on some of the ideas, a holy grail would be to show, for instance, a […]

Some Parties Need A Bowl of Queso

I like this campaign for ConAgra and Kraft from DDB/San Francisco. There’s a simple but effective idea at work here, great casting and a repeatable pay off line. The spots were directed by Clay Weiner for Biscuit Films and edited by Whitehouse Post’s Matt Walsh. Share

Because Placing A Message In A Bottle Is So Two Centuries Ago

According to Sarasota Herald-Tribune, a Florida man came upon a weird object washed up by the sea this morning. No, not a bail of cocaine. A man made of Legos. Given that Legoland, a 150-acre interactive theme park in Winter Haven, Florida opened earlier this month, there must be a connection. Right? No. A spokeswoman […]