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 […]

Who Is This Guy?

This man is… A) Wanted in three states B) About to score C) Paid to surf D) The new-and-improved Lee Clow E) All of the above Share

Not A Jolly Good Sport

By MIKE SULLIVAN of The Sun: A MAN suspected of destroying a waxworks of Posh and Becks has been quizzed by cops. A 39-year-old lecturer was arrested at his Northampton home after the figures were beheaded at Madame Tussauds. Police believe the suspect is the same man who rang The Sun to claim responsibility for […]

Ty Montague’s Touch Of Grey

from The NY Observer: On a recent Friday in J.W.T. Share

You Can Drive The Mercedes Now, C.J.

from Adweek: C.J. Fraleigh is leaving General Motors, effective immediately, to become svp of sales and marketing at Sara Lee. Fraleigh, 40, GM’s former executive director of advertising and corporate marketing in February was shifted to the post of general manager of GM’s Buick and Pontiac-GMC division. Fraleigh made his mark with Cadillac’s “Break Through” […]

World, Meet Bobby Cox.

Bobby Cox began his restaurant career in 1961 by owning and operating a small snack bar in Odessa, Texas. Cox has built many successful businesses including Taco Villa, Rosa’s Caf Share

The Donny’s Serve Now In Your Face Nightly

By Kathleen Sampey for Adweek NEW YORK Donny Deutsch’s CNBC show, The Big Idea, will replace McEnroe on the cable network early next year, a CNBC representative confirmed. The cancelled McEnroe, a talk show hosted by tennis great John McEnroe, will run through the end of December, the rep said. Deutsch, the CEO of Interpublic […]

Beer Buzz Wears Off

Ron Askew, Chief Marketing Officer at Coors Brewing–the nation’s third largest brewer–is stepping down. Askew helped shift the brewery’s advertising from quaint spots featuring Pete Coors “somewhere near Golden” to quick cut music video-style spots starring the Coors Light twins. According to USA TODAY, the concept got its start when Askew, asked roster shop, FCB […]