Don’s Fall From Grace Is Also Troubling For Non-Fans of Mad Men

Mad Men season 5

“The image of Don Draper tumbling through space has been used since the show began in 2007 to represent a man whose life is in turmoil. The image used in the campaign is intended to serve as a metaphor for what is happening in Don Draper’s fictional life and in no way references actual events.” […]

Yawn: Athletes Are Passionate About Winning; Ergo, They’re Attentive To Their Gear

Dick's Sporting Goods

Here’s a new ad from Dick’s Sporting Goods and its new agency, Anomaly. Sadly, it is like so many other ads in its category, a fact which makes the big PR punch up from the client (see below) hard to believe. According to Ad Age,Chief Marketing Officer Lauren Hobart said, “We really feel like what’s […]

Is Content Marketing Giving You A Furrowed Brow? Take An Aspirin And Call Me In the Morning

Gary Vaynerchuk

What’s on the lips of the Adverati today? Content marketing, of course. Here’s Gary Vaynerchuk putting his five cents in: Gary Vee doesn’t go back far enough in his historical assessment of the field, but hey, when did he ever claim to be an historian? We can look to Joe Pulizzi for that. Pulizzi traces […]

Barbeque, I mean, Meat, err Meet the new Kansas City


New work from Kansas City is a happening place. It’s a shame though. While the video isn’t a very well done representation, Kansas City is a happening place in the ad world. Big agencies like VML and Barkley are doing some stellar work on a national/international level. As well as vibrant and successful community […]