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 […]

Agencies In Strange Places: First In A Series

One of my favorite pastimes is railing against elitism, wherever I happen to find it. The ad industry is bloated with it. TV is better than print is better than direct is better than promotions. New York is better than Chicago and L.A., but Minneapolis, Boston and San Francisco are where it’s at. Unless you […]