Where Have All The Visionary Money Makers Gone?

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The agency business in being pounded by a sea of rough and tumble changes today. Agencies are struggling to get lean and nimble, and MBA-toting bean counters are key to this reformulation. Unpopular though they may be, agency CFOs are nevertheless in high demand, says Jay Haines, CEO of global executive-search firm Grace Blue. One […]

ESPN Puts College Football Fans In Focus

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After years of debate and controversy, the 2014-15 college football season marks the first to culminate with a true College Football Playoff. To celebrate the occasion, ESPN debuts a series of spots showcasing a diverse array of fans representing all 128 Football Bowl Subdivision schools. The campaign was developed in collaboration with Wieden + Kennedy/New […]

No Other Night Is Monday Night

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Football season is upon us. Almost… Green Bay comes to Seattle next Thursday to open the NFL season. It is safe to say anticipation is rising across the American football loving land. The 45th season of Monday Night Football kicks off on ESPN with a doubleheader on Monday, September 8 – New York Giants at […]

Today on TV: Mama Sherman and the Legion of Super Fans

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The freakiness of fandom is on display in this new “Copter Caper” from Y&R/New York and Campbell’s Chunky soups. Post by AdPulp.   As a Seahawks fan, I love that the team and Richard Sherman is getting this kind of prime time commercial coverage. As a fan of soups, the chunky cheese, beer and bacon […]

Long John Silver’s Claims High Ground In “America’s Fish Fry” Battle

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Long John Silver’s, with the aid of Louisville-based Creative Alliance, have pulled off one of the cleverest, or dumbest, bait-and-switch moves ever. Check this out, the spot whets the viewer’s appetite with a real fish fry at a real restaurant in Detroit, before cutting to Long John Silver’s version of this great American meal. Personally, […]

See All This Content? I Also Provide It To Clients

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“Keep your day job, until your night job pays.” -Hunter/Garcia If there is one lesson I might share with you from nearly a decade as an ad blogger, it is this: Do not start with a blog and then go looking for a business to support it. Business first, then blog. The reality is I […]

Today on TV: Tide Cleans Up America’s “Dirty Little Habit”

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Q. Who do American consumers trust to get to the root of their dirt problems? A. Tide. Americans trust Tide because Tide understands that lean clothes don’t just happen. You need to coax them to their ideal state of clean. In “Dirty Little Habit,” a new commercial from from Saatchi & Saatchi/New York and Community […]

Today on TV: Foreigner Gets Played By Hot Pockets

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Hot Pockets is making fun of Foreigner. Man, that’s cold as ice. “With the protein of real hickory ham and 100% real cheese, it’s food that fires you up.” Sure it is. Rock on, Hot Pockets. Share

What You Can Bring To the Content Party: Digital Endurance

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Change is the only constant. In digital media terms though, change is more than a constant, it’s a constant storm. Grace Bonney, founder of Design Sponge, waxes nostalgic about blogging days gone by. Let’s listen and learn. Six to eight years ago, most bloggers were living in our own version of the ‘Conde Nast heydays’ […]

College World Series Is Ideal Venue For NCAA’s Real Time Marketing

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The NCAA College World Series wrapped up last night at TD America Park in Omaha. New national champion, Vanderbilt beat Virginia 3-2 on the strength of a dramatic 8th inning home run from John Norwood. Sporting events of this magnitude offer marketers fantastic opportunities to communicate value to a highly engaged TV audience. But how […]