Agencies In Strange Places: Eleventh In A Series

KC Business Journal: Lawrence advertising agency Callahan Creek has acquired Kansas City-based CHRW Advertising Inc., the two agencies confirmed Monday. Financial terms were not disclosed. Through the agreement, CHRW principals Steve Ward and Jeremy Ragonese and three other staffers will begin working at Callahan Creek’s Lawrence office by the end of the month. Another CHRW […]

Agencies In Strange Places: Tenth In A Series

What are creative wunderkids, Gale Venosdel and Chris Rock, doing in Springfield, MO? Zagging, when others have zigged, that’s what. Other entries in this series: Memphis, Greenville, Lincoln, Bozeman, Coeur d’Alene, Burlington, Omaha, Venice Beach and Bend. Share

Agencies In Strange Places: Ninth In A Series

Think Memphis–blues, barbeque, the mighty Mississippi and Elvis. Think Memphis again–Thompson & Company. Thompson & Company will be a firm that grows by encouraging and developing the personal genius of every employee, to the benefit of every client. I’d like to show you some of the agency’s print work, but they protect it with Flash. […]

Agencies In Strange Places: �Eighth In A Series

If you believe the dinosaur speak on Henderson Advertising’s site, the Greenville, SC agency was the first big time shop in the Southeast. Founded in 1946 by Jim Henderson, the shop grew to 120 employees and $100 million in billings by 1986, the year its founder retired. In 1980, Henderson was named “Agency of the […]

Agencies In Strange Places: �Seventh In A Series

Let’s look for a minute at Lincoln, Nebraska. Lincoln is a small, liveable prairie city of 210,000. It’s home to a major university, lots of bars and loads of Big Red fans. It’s also home to the state capitol. Two other cities come to mind when considering this mix of government and students in the […]

Agencies In Strange Places: �Sixth In A Series

So far we’ve looked at agencies located in Bend, Burlington, and Coeur d’Alene in this series. It’s time to add Bozeman to the list. Mercury Advertising, a precocious seven-year old, won 74 awards–including Best of Show–at the Montana Addy Awards held earlier this year in Great Falls. According to Director of Business Development, Bob Jones, […]

Agencies In Strange Places: Fifth In A Series

We hear it all the time: “How did an agency this good end up in North Ideeho?” The truth is, Dayne Hanna is originally from New York. Our creative director is from Denver. Many of our creatives have migrated from places like Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego, Houston. Why? Becasue here we water-ski at lunch. […]

Agencies In Strange Places: Fourth In A Series

Motivated by Carl LaFong’s generous commentary from earlier today (and the fact that place is ever important in business, as it is in life), we are reinstituting our “Agencies in Strange Places” series. Today, we invite you to take a closer look at Kelliher Samets Volk in Burlington, VT. We live in Burlington, Vermont. Lucky […]

Agencies In Strange Places: Third In A Series

While we’re on the topic of Nebraska, let’s examine the strange truth about one of the agency world’s legendary brands. Bozell + Jacobs was founded in Omaha, and exists there to this day. I know. Shocker of all shockers. Yet, it’s true. Two newspapermen, Leo Bozell and Morris Jacobs began their advertising firm in 1921 […]

Agencies In Strange Places: Second In A Series

I’m fascinated by the strangest of ad creatures. Therefore, when Jay Roth–an ad creature in his own right–wants us to know more about 86 the Onions in Venice, CA (a strange enough place for these purposes) I’m inclined to give him a listen. Something doesn’t stink in Venice Beach by Jay Roth Ever hear about […]