TV And Print Makers Seek Interweb Home

Adweek on Yahoo! News: The rebirth of online advertising and its growing respectability as a creative medium is attracting more traditional creative talent to interactive agencies. But many Web-shop executives are skeptical about how well creatives steeped in traditional advertising can adjust to the interactive medium. “What’s happened in the last year is the Web’s […]

Make The Product Interesting

The writer must make the product itself interesting. Otherwise, a great part of his ingenuity and inventiveness will be used in devising tricks which lower the efficiency of advertising, rather than raising it. -Rosser Reeves Babej has been reading Rosser Reeves’ classic, Reality In Advertising. From the quote above, it does not sound dated. Evidently, […]

Lowe Ballin’

Ad Age: Lowe Worldwide founder Frank Lowe emerged from retirement today with the surprise announcement that he is setting up a new advertising agency with Paul Weinberger, who resigned as chairman of Lowe London. Mr. Weinberger is expected to take with him Lowe London’s biggest account, the $75 million Tesco supermarket business he has overseen […]

Why We Get Into The Business In The First Place

W+K London team on a shoot in New Zealand Share

Momentum Dudes Are Stoked

Chris Weil and Jeff Weiss of Momentum Worldwide The New York Times has an article on why these guys are stoked, but I found it hard to get past the photo. Share

WPP Pulls French From Panel

Ad Age: Controversial creative Neil French was the most talked-about speaker on the first day of Asian regional advertising conference AdAsia — even though his appearance was abruptly canceled at WPP Group’s insistence. More than 1,000 delegates are attending the Nov. 21-23 AdAsia conference in Singapore, and many were eager to hear Mr. French, who […]

Do You Work With A T.O.?

I think many of us would agree that advertising is home to an inordinant number of troublesome employees. Why this business attracts so many jerk offs remains something of a mystery (at least to me). Perhaps the recent Terrell Owens debacle in Philadpelpha can shed some light. Wharton: Faculty members at Wharton and other experts […]

C-K ECD Gets Bumped Up To CCO

Lewis Lazare is curious about the promotion of one of Chicago’s top creatives. Marshall Ross, longtime executive creative director at Cramer-Krasselt/Chicago, has been upped to chief creative officer overseeing creative units in C-K’s Chicago, Milwaukee, Phoenix and Orlando, Fla., offices, but, oddly enough, not C-K’s New York office, headed by Dean Stefanides and Larry Hampel. […]

Famous Author Hated His Existence In Advertising

Former copywriter, Augusten Burroughs’ best-selling book, Running with Scissors, has been made in to a film by Ryan Murphy. Mr. Murphy is the 2005 Golden Globe winning (Best television series, drama) creator, writer, director and executive producer of the hit series, Nip/Tuck.The Sony Miramax film stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Jill Clayburgh, Vanessa Redgrave, Alec Baldwin and […]

Spike Jones On The Box

Spike Jones at Brains On Fire has some interesting things to say about common courtesy, or the lack thereof in corporate America. There is a fundamental breakdown in corporate America. And it has everything to do with giving your word and not keeping it. I’m the Firestarter here and so I’m constantly making appointments to […]