Spiels On Wheels

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Summer in the city means getting out, having fun, seeing and being seen. So what better time for style-conscious makers of liquid refreshment to do the same? That’s the thinking behind SoBe’s new Try Everything Fleet courtesy of hybrid marketing agency Motive: four retro rides repainted and reimagined to function as the ultimate streetside tasting […]

For An Exercise In Futility, Press 1

Today’s Common Sense Response To Corporate Stupidity (which results in the unsatisfying acronym CSRTCS, but I digress) is brought to you by the people who created this. A comprehensive list of codes to get around the “customer service” phone trees that permeate the increasingly annoying consumer landscape we all find ourselves in. It’s also a […]

So Much For Having A Nice, Lazy Summer

From The New York Times : In the last several days, accounts with spending estimated at more than $200 million have changed agencies, affecting brands in competitive categories like restaurants, automotive services and household products. And there will be more changes as reviews proceed for other accounts, with combined spending estimated at more than $1 […]

Details, Lewis. We Want Details.

Gotta love Chicago Sun-Times columnist Lewis Lazare’s candor in today’s column, regarding Sears recent shift of its entire account to Y&R/Chicago: “Y & R sources said there were plenty of heated debates about Sears advertising between Y & R creatives and Sears’ recently departed marketing honcho Janine Bousquette. To many in the ad world, this […]

No Cannes Do: An Ad Award Season Preview

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“The New Phone Books Are Here! The New Phone Books Are Here!”

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There Oughta Be A Law

Fresh on the heels of the Ogilvy time sheet case, Adweek reports a new courtroom drama will soon be unfolding. The plaintiff this time is Saatchi & Saatchi. The defendant is a former employee. The reason for the suit? Leaving Saatchi for another agency and allegedly convincing 17 other Saatchi employees to join him a […]

Own Or Be Owned

I read an investment book once that contained the following advice: When it comes to money, be an owner, not a loaner. Being an owner in that case meant owning a home versus renting, or owning stocks versus loaning a bank money in the form of a Certificate of Deposit, etc. Good advice, I think. […]

Read All About It

Copywriters: You know that book about advertising you always wanted to write? The one that takes all the things you hate about the way most big ad agencies operate and exposes them for the waste of client money that they are, then offers up sound business solutions that would fix nearly all of it? Well, […]

Tomorrow’s Media Today

If you haven’t seen it yet, blogger and all-around media thinker Robin Sloan has created an 8-minute Flash movie called EPIC 2014 that you may find interesting. Or cool. Or scary. Or ridiculous. Either way, I dare you to watch and not post a comment.