Steve Hall started a prominent ad blog and a social network around that blog. Maybe he’ll start an agency too. Whatever the case, Hall did attend a panel at Advertising Week today called Want to start an AD agency?! Some of the interesting things he heard: Linda Kaplan Thaler told executives at Herbal Essences (the […]
Sally Hogshead wants creatives to remember their true (i.e., traditional) value: as people who come up with great ideas based on insights into brands and human nature. It’s easy to forget the importance of a really kick ass “concept” these days when many agencies–even a fair amount of hotshot digital shops–are simply struggling to keep […]
For more on Someecards.com see the Sunday Styles section of today’s NYT. According to the article it’s a firm run by ad men for ad men.
Don’t you love to know what people are really saying?
According to The New York Times, American ad men and ad women are increasingly taking to the beach with balls that don’t float. Bocce, the genteel Italian sport once played exclusively by leathery men in alabaster outfits on courts made of crushed seashells, has been adopted by young professionals. One hundred men and women, most […]
Hiding out in the Home & Garden section of The New York Times, is a story about one man’s radical downsizing. Michael Gates Gill, who once made about $160,000 a year as an advertising executive at JWT and who now earns around $10.50 an hour making coffee at Starbucks, has written a book called How […]
Ad Age is running a story that will encourage adholes everywhere. It seems Cramer-Krasselt CEO Peter Krivkovich had some choice words for former client CareerBuilder after being told the No. 1 jobs site was putting its account in review following a poor performance in the USA Today Super Bowl Ad Meter poll. “There are a […]
Joseph Jaffe, President and Chief Interrupter at Crayon, on the changes his company is undergoing: crayon relaunches itself today as a conversational marketing company, specializing in helping its clients engage advertising-weary consumers through the power of community, dialogue and partnership. Think of crayon as a cross between a think tank and a strategic consultancy, with […]