Agency Spy Wants Your Bits O’ Ad News

Special thanks to the folks at Agency Spy, a blog started by, for linking my newest Talent Zoo column.
Agency Spy isn’t shy about calling it like they see it, since they have a series of posts entitled Why Fallon Is In The Shitter. I wasn’t quite that blatant in my TZ column.
But like a good group of snoops, Agency Spy is always on the hunt for tips, rumors, and well-founded insider info. If you’ve got some, contact them at or AIM user name, agencyspy.

About Dan Goldgeier

Blogging on AdPulp since 2005, Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. In addition, he is a regular columnist for Dan published the best of his columns in a book entitled View From The Cheap Seats: A Broader Look at Advertising, Marketing, Branding, Global Politics, Office Politics, Sexual Politics, and Getting Drunk During a Job Interview. Look for it on Amazon in paperback and e-book editions.


  1. I don’t have any real spy news right now, but here’s a string I’ve been following in my head regarding Crispin Porter + Bogusky.
    Agency looses ConAgra account for creatively shooting from the hip and reanimating Orville Dedenbacher (was it a self-inflicted wound or did the client encourage them to jump and commit suicide to keep his job). The right move would have been to do some homework before pulling the trigger.
    Crispin Porter + Bogusky signs up for TiVo research to learn why consumers skip ads. Answer. Because you’re not doing any homework or telling consumers what they want to hear. Bad aim. Need more practice. Strike Two
    Today, TiVo reported almost triple second quarter losses.
    Man, what are you thinking?

  2. There may be an even simpler explanation Martin