“Shaving my head was worth millions of dollars in advertising because people recognized me, and for some reason that made them believe what I said.” -Seth Godin Wow! That’s a major revelation. I had no idea such a simple, cosmetic alteration could lead one to fame and fortune. note: Godin quote lifted from this Reveries […]
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“This century will be won on intuition, emotion and networking. Who gets straight A+s in all these fundamental skills? Women.” -Kevin Roberts, CEO Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi and author of Lovemarks While it’s not a blog, Kevin Roberts does keep a personal web site where he warehouses his speeches, press clippings, links and the like.
Two years ago copywriter Sally Hogshead asked in Creativity “Is your career kicking you in the nuts?” For those who would answer yes, she offered, “Kick back.” Here’s how she charms: So what exactly is radical careering? It’s the relentless dedication to having exactly the job you want — no matter how daunting it might […]
Once upon a time, the image of an everyday ad man was projected to the multitudes by the likes of Darren Stevens on Bewitched or the guys on Thirty Something. Now in this time of reality television, real CEOs are offering themselves up as fodder, as entities in the modern cultural brandscape. Today, Donny Deutsch […]
On Sept. 13, WPP announced it would buy Grey for $1,005 a share or $1.52 billion. According to AdAge, Grey Global Group will now pay its chairman-CEO, Ed Meyer, as much as $87 million cash when WPP Group buys Grey. And Mr. Meyer gets to keep his job. The cash payments don’t include Mr. Meyer’s […]
from Adweek: Goodby, Silverstein & Partners has rehired copywriter John Matejczyk, who spent the last 15 months heading up the Citibank “Identity theft” campaign at Fallon. Goodby partner and creative director Steve Simpson called Matejcyzk an “amazing talent.” While there could be a dozens good reasons for this, I’m guessing he needed a new pair […]
Howard Gossage was an inspiring man. A rogue gentleman who plied his trade in the city by the Bay. An academic who taught advertising at Penn State and wrote eloquently about the business. A man who saw himself as a critic and reformer. A man of the people. A man with big ideas for the […]