Wieden Gets Served

The Wall Street Journal (paid sub. req.) is running an eye opener this morning—a feature on how Nike is looking for better digital content, something Wieden + Kennedy has been unable to deliver to the sportswear brand’s critical youth market. Industry executives say the move was a wake-up call to Madison Avenue. The message is […]

Miller Needs A Blue Collar Agency

Ad Age reports that Crispin Porter + Bogusky staffers will go back to drinking Fat Tire and other kind beers, effective immediately. “We just have fundamental differences over creative and strategy,” Alex Bogusky, chief creative officer at Crispin, said in a statement released this afternoon. “And although we made every attempt to find common ground, […]

And Riney Thanks Gallo For His Support

Back in ad school, one of my teachers told me that Ernest Gallo would have his agencies come out to his house and present new work to him by the pool. And they’d lay out the ads on the ground, and Gallo would piss on the storyboards he didn’t like. I’m not sure if the […]

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 […]