Producers and Flash Programmers Wanted in Miami/Boulder

SXSW is sensory overload. I finally waded through my film, interactive and music schwag bags. Lots of junk, of course, with several good mags tossed in–HOW Design Annual, Paste, Paper, Relix, Utne Reader, etc. In the interactive bag, I found three white pieces of paper stapled together. Simple black type on white pages. No design […]

Learn Mandarin!

The Wall Street Journal is reporting Michael Roth’s strategy for growth in China. The chairman of Interpublic Group of Cos. said the advertising and marketing-services firm is working to expand in China by cultivating more local clients in addition to the multinational customers it serves in the market. “The untapped opportunity is with local clients […]

Peter Krivkovich Talks About CareerBuilder’s Stupid Move

Over at The Hot Mic at Radio Talent Zoo, TZ’s Bobbin Wages scores an exclusive podcast interview with Peter Krivkovich, CEO of Cramer-Krasselt. C-K, if you’ll recall, decided to tell CareerBuilder.com to take a hike when the client decided it wasn’t happy with its agency because its Super Bowl commercial failed to make the Top […]

Is Your Agency a Mac or a PC?

Forrester Research produces research not news flashes, so their latest study won’t come as a big surprise. Nevertheless, it’s interesting to hear the details of what most of us already know. Courtesy MediaPost: The study illustrates a major rift between marketers and agencies with some harsh survey results: On aggregate, agencies scored a dismal Net […]

Did The USA Today Ad Meter Cause CareerBuilder’s Review?

Here’s an interesting bit from Ad Age about Cramer-Krasselt’s loss of the CareerBuilder account: In an internal memo issued today, the agency’s president, Peter Krivkovich, said CareerBuilder put its account up for review after the agency’s Super Bowl ads failed to rank in the top 10 in USA Today’s viewer poll. “To our amazement, to […]

Disabled Veterans Are Also Overlooked In The Ad Biz

Normally, I wouldn’t have had my radar too high on this issue, but as I read about the deplorable conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center this weekend, it reminded me that all too often, we simply don’t, as a society, offer as much support to our veterans as they deserve. Neither does the ad […]

A Little Respect

I can’t tell who’s written it by looking at the online version, but there’s a great column in this week’s Adweek about agency-client relationships, and the basic respect all people deserve, especially when dealing with tough clients: There was a quote in a recent New York Times ad column detailing a consumer-generated television commercial for […]

Sam Ewen Talks. Finally.

In the big hubbub about the Boston Cartoon Network bomb scare thing, I thought it was very strange how the CEO of Interference Inc., Sam Ewen, seemed to disappear, issuing only a written statement while his hired guns went to jail and the CEO of Cartoon Network had to resign. Now, two weeks later, he’s […]