Ask David Ogilvy And Watson Will Reply

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Wouldn’t it be nice to ask one of the early heroes of the ad business a few questions? Thanks to IBM’s Watson, and some diligent research work from The Drum, we are now able to ask one deceased legend—David Ogilvy—about various items of importance. By the way, The Drum is a global media platform and […]

FCB’s Creative Leader Sets The Story Straight

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Susan Credle, global chief creative officer at FCB, believes in the power of story to move people to buy and to believe. She’s not alone in this, although it pays to clearly make the argument over and over. In a guest piece written for The Wall Street Journal, Credle explains the great tradition that today’s […]

Ad Contrarians Enter The Podcast Booth; Break Down The Business In 10

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If you work in marketing and you need to sharpen your cognitive skills, this new podcast is for you: The Ad Contrarian Show. Bob Hoffman (the Ad Contrarian) and Sharon Krinsky (the former president and chief creative officer of Hoffman/Lewis) are speaking into the mic. Depending on how entrenched your POV is about “the business,” […]

Lee Clow, Supreme Master, Will See You At The Gala

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“Every morning I sit for hours on the beach holding my ether orb.” -Lee Clow The “cult of creativity” that is LA’s ad scene, will be gathering at the Beverly Hilton this week to give themselves trophies. What you are about to see are promotional videos for the “Sold Out” event. Southern California advertising people […]

Minor King

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Advertising, and especially copywriting, has been the entry point of quite a few authors in the past. Clive Cussler, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Salman Rushdie, et. al. Since we like to highlight the modern day people who come from the industry, let me direct your attention to Jim Mitchem. Jim Mitchem is the author of the […]

Ad Grunts Want To Work for Pay, Time Off and Coffee (Not Trophies)

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Advertising is a glamorous industry. Or so it may seem to some from the outside looking in, partly due to how the industry is portrayed in TV shows, film and lifestyle press. Of course, there are ad people enjoying a corner office with views of the San Francisco Bay or the equivalent, but they’re in […]

Eat Like A Shark. #JAWSomeJerky

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Discovery Channel’s annual programming event, Shark Week, begins Sunday July 5th. Oberto All Natural Beef Jerky is ready. To prepare for the big fish, Oberto’s CEO Tom Hernquist and marketing director Mike Ginal flew from their headquarters in Kent, Washington to South Africa, where they had the chance to live test a new product idea […]

Look At Me When I’m Talking To You

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Jason Sperling, SVP/ECD at RPA in Santa Monica, is posting his new book, Look At Me When I’m Talking To You on Instagram. He adds one illustrated page a day, for 160 days. – A Media and Content Explosion (continued) Between 2010 and 2013, content on the Internet tripled. Think about that. The population hasn’t […]