Donny, You So Purty.

Gareth Kay, a planner for Modernista, posted this gorgeous plateware on his blog recently. In his comments area, one person suggests that this item would be perfect for a lovely afternoon of skeet shooting. I concur. A more responsible type (and former Deutsch staffer) says “The Donny” did not, in fact, commission this personal artifact. […]

How To Create Buzz For Under Ten Dollars

“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 […]

Danny G. Waxes Poetic

“Somewhere in between receiving awards in Cannes, France and writing on-hold messages in Dubuque, Iowa, there

Meet The King Of Self-Promotion

“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.

Hogsheadian Universe Still Unfolding

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 […]

Donny Deutsch: Ad Man For Our Time

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 […]

Grey Is The New Gold

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 […]

I’ll Take My Identity Back Now

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 […]

His Job Is To Shed Light Not To Master

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 […]