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 […]

Design Matters

I recently came across Debbie Millman’s radio talk show, Design Matters, on Voice America. Millman is a Managing Partner and President of the Design division at Sterling Group, one of the country’s leading brand identity firms. Share

Worry Warts

Ad Age editor Scott Donaton needed an idea for his latest column. So he wrote to 100 of his closest associates and asked them, “What keeps you up at night?” Here are some of the answers from the captains of our industry: “Will consumers under 30 feel they should ever pay ANYTHING for content?” “Clients […]

Pagden Goes From Beer To Tequila

TEQUILA\ was launched in Paris in 1986 by Jean-Marie Dru, President & CEO, TBWA\ Worldwide, and has since become one of the world’s fastest growing marketing networks with 48 agencies in 34 countries. An Omnicom Group company and partnered with TBWA\ Worldwide, today TEQUILA\’s major clients include adidas, HP, Nissan, and Sony PlayStation. According to […]

Adland’s Darren Star

A few months ago I heard that Steffan Postaer’s book was being shopped around for a possible film deal. Today Lewis Lazare reports the story may be made-for-TV: Euro RSCG/Chicago Chief Creative Officer Steffan Postaer’s first published novel, The Last Generation, has reportedly been optioned by the Touchstone & Medavoy producing team as a possible […]

Hotlanta. Coldlanta. Whatever.

I noticed in Adweek that Creative Director, Dave Damman, left Fallon for West Wayne in Atlanta. The move reunites Damman with Bobby Pearce, WestWayne’s executive creative director, who left Fallon in June to join WestWayne. The two have known each other for a decade, beginning as an art director-copywriter team at Carmichael Lynch in Minneapolis […]

Hispanic Woman Gains Admission To Boys’ Club

Lewis Lazare: On Wednesday, the man responsible for orchestrating what may be the most embarrassing parade of ads ever to appear in the annual Super Bowl of Advertising finally took the fall for that debacle at brewing giant Anheuser-Busch. Bob Lachky is leaving his longtime post as vice president of brand management to take on […]

Levy Levies Harsh Criticism

The Telegraph: The president of one of the world’s biggest advertising agency holding companies has issued a damning state-of-the-nation assessment that describes France as being in steep decline and his countrymen as “narrowed and stunted”. Maurice Levy, the head of the media giant Publicis, whose company owns Saatchi and Saatchi and has offices in 100 […]

Goodby Says He’s “A Stupid Optimist”

Adweek: Jeff Goodby offered the following explanation when asked why his agency wanted Subway, despite indications that the client would likely resist the type of brand-image work Goodby is typically known for in favor of retail-focused, more tactical spots. “Because I’m a stupid optimist,” Goodby joked. “It’s either optimism or masochism. You always think you’ll […]

Rushing For New Business

Lewis Lazare: Nobody loves a publicity stunt like Bernie DiMeo of DiMeo & Co./Chicago. Still, we’ll take DiMeo at his word when he informs us he has named former Northwestern University star running back Darnell Autry as director of marketing for his boutique ad agency. Football fans may recall Autry was the offensive player of […]