Levy’s Family Values

CNN Financial Editor Todd Benjamin spoke to Maurice Levy Share

Richard Kirshenbaum Just Wants To Have Fun

According to Adweek, Richard Kirshenbaum Share

Meetings Suck

Lewis Lazare: You live and learn. Or, in the case of ace advertising creative Jon Wyville, you work and learn. Some 17 months ago, Wyville pulled up stakes at Young & Rubicam/Chicago, where he had been happily working for four years with partner Dave Loew on big accounts like Miller Brewing and took a job […]

Krone’s Throne

From Cambridge Enchorial Press comes a new book by Clive Challis on one of the all time greats, Helmut Krone, the AD who worked with Bill Bernbach at Doyle Dane & Bernbach back in the day. Helmut Krone (1925-1996) was a leading seditionary. He started out as a graphic designer who despised advertising — and […]

Pop Culturalist As CEO

I don’t know how someone as irreverent as Steven Grasse of Gyro got past my radar, but he did. Until now. Now, I know there is at least one kook running a major agency today. There may be hope for our kind yet. Here are some excerpts from an Adweek piece on Grasse that ran […]

Toot Toot

Nat Ives of the New York Times put this ad guy on the defensive, with a question about Advertising Week. “There is nothing wrong with celebrating a great industry,” said O. Burtch Drake, president at the American Association of Advertising Agencies, which conceived of the first Advertising Week. “What’s wrong with tooting our own horn?” […]

Up The Agency

My boss handed me a copy of Up The Agency: The Funny Business of Advertising by best-selling author, Peter Mayle, last week. Just finished it. It’s wonderfully cynical through and through. Historically, advertising had attracted individualists, entrepreneurs, and talented misfits. They came to advertising partly because it offered larger and faster rewards than other occupations, […]

Go South Old Man

Adweek: After more than 20 years working in New York at some of the nation’s biggest agencies, Bob Potesky abandoned the capital of advertising for the capital of Mississippi. A former creative director at WPP Group’s Young & Rubicam, Potesky last month accepted the position of executive creative director at The Ramey Agency, a 55-person […]

Plan On It

Nike brand planner, Russell Davies, has some choice words for those considering a career as a planner. 3. You Need An Enthusiasm For Brands And Communications And Advertising And That. Yes, lots of your friends think brands suck and are manipulative and are ruining the world. If you think that, then a) you’re mostly wrong […]

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