Living The Poetry Of Exceptional Advertising

Tom Asacker points to a poignant comment left on Tom Peters’ blog by AJ Hoge. “People are moved by greatness…by madness…by beauty and magic and love and terror. Perhaps business people should junk the language and thought patterns of business

I Would’ve Gladly Volunteered For Jury Duty

It appears the fraud and conspiracy trial against former Ogilvy executives Shona Seifert and Thomas Early will go to the jury for deliberation on Friday. Adweek’s coverage of the summations is an excellent overview of the big points both sides are making. From what I can tell, the government has done its homework here, and […]

Hot New Geekwear From NeoNerd

from Tim Nudd of Adweek: After getting canned on The Apprentice, Danny Kastner wrote a song called “15 Minutes of Fame.” “Who is that knockin’ at your door?/Oh my lord, it must be them, the paparazzi/Who else could it possibly be?” he sings. It’s pure Kastner: a clueless yet charming mix of self-love and self-promotion, […]

Word Of Mouse

“You know what killed the first crop of stupid $100 million Internet consumer service startups? Advertising. They all believed that they need to spend millions to build a brand.

Wading Through The Web

I just entered Wade’s minimalist (in a good way) web site by chance, caught as I was by the telling Google AdSense header, “A Copywriter’s Copywriter.” So, I clicked. This is what I brought back to share with you: Only a copywriter’s copywriter would care enough to make something good from the pains of legalese.

Life Is Good

Our minds are elsewhere this week, as our personal lives are changing dramatically for the better. Shawn and Terri are the proud parents of a baby boy! Tristan Reese Hartley born 1/29/05 – 12:29pm 6lbs 1oz 19″ And while my news hardly compares with the Hartley clan’s, I am thrilled at the prospects of my […]

Sundance Celebs Tussle With The Po Po

from Salt Lake Tribune: Famed fashion photographer and filmmaker David LaChapelle was arrested outside a club in Park City early Saturday morning after a confrontation with police. Star Magazine says Nikki and Paris Hilton were seen outside the Marquee trying to defend LaChapelle from the officers.

Fear And Self-Loathing On The Ad Campaign Trail

Steve Hall of Adrants feels bad for Danny Kaster, and by extension all of us ad schmucks. He writes: “While it’s known the producers of The Apprentice get sadistic pleasure out of editing contestants into idiots, it was still embarrassing to see a fellow industry professional get chopped up and fed to the nation as […]

Court Crandall’s Got Skills

I learned today that Court Crandall, one of the founders and principals of Los Angeles agency, Ground Zero, wrote the wildly popular farce on film, Old School. Mr. Crandall also has a children’s book coming out care of Random House. And he runs one of the more creative places in the business on a day-to-day […]

Danny G. All Up In My ‘Hood

Danny G., a copywriter called “insightful and irreverent” by Forbes Magazine, came to Chicago yesterday for an interview. He later treated this copywriter to a dinner at The Flying Chicken on N. Lincoln Avenue in Lakeview. Danny G. has gained some notoriety recently for editorials he publishes on Talent Zoo, the Atlanta-based headhunting and media […]