The New Traditionalists

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 […]

Emerging From The Wasp’s Nest

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 […]

Curse A Client. Drive Away In A Porsche.

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 […]

On Bloom’s Bullshit Meter (A Place You Don’t Want To Be)

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 […]

“Advertising Is Poison Gas. It Should Knock You On Your Ass.”

[George Lois care of AMCTV.COM]

Creating Cultural Change Through Marketing

John Winsor weighs in on his first 90 days at Crispin Porter & Bogusky. His Boulder-based firm, Radar Communications, was acquired by Crispin last spring. CP+B is an incredibly entrepreneurial place. While it creates some manic energy it also has intensity around the creative process that is so necessary for anything great to happen. This […]

Breathing Digital

In another sign that digital creatives are hot shit today, Jean-Marie Dru, the chairman of Omnicom Group’s TBWA Worldwide, flew from his office in New York to Halifax, Nova Scotia, for lunch. His task: sealing a top-secret deal to lure Colleen DeCourcy, then top digital executive at WPP Group’s JWT. The Wall Street Journal (paid […]

Spending Shortfalls Leave Digital Strategies Dragging

Adweek senior writer Joan Voight spoke with Tom Bedecarré, CEO of AKQA in San Francisco. Mostly the interview is about advertising in China, but here’s some of what Bedecarré, 51, says about the need for a digital champion on the client side who can marshall the funds needed to run a vigorous interactive program: If […]